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2003 Acura CL 3.2L SRS light on VIN: 19UYA42463
Not a driveability issue, however , I didnt really want to go under misc. I have this acura with a 1-4 code, indicating short to power in drivers side bag, I tried clearing codes and it must be hard code ,proceeding on. I unhooked clock spring connector under... Trouble codes: 14
1991 Honda Prelude Si 2.1L No Start VIN: JHMBA4144M
replaced dist for oil leak inside car will not run now it starts and insantly shuts down i have spark and pulse at the injectors i thought i had a bad dist put old one back in and still will not run im thinking the pgm relay is the prob lem is there any way to...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Fluid level VIN: 1HGCB987L1
Hi all, this Accord is losing all of the fluid from master cylinder and apparently it is going into the abs reservoir and actually overflowing past the cap. The only DTC is # 21, which indicates low fluid level! We are at a loss as to where to start on this on...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, lack of power VIN: 1HGCG5640W
car was towed in,lack of power ses light on.Vehicle started and ran ok.ses light cylider positin sensor. ran tests checked out. had known good distributer swapped out no change SES light sets immediatly after resetting.PCM is receiving signal from sensor and t... Trouble codes: 1382 (cylinder position sensor)
2000 Honda Insight 1.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JHMZE1356Y
Vehicle has what seems to be an intermittant misfire while at cruise 1800-2200 rpm. Injectors have been removed and flow tested(all 3 test good). Spark plugs have been replaced and ignition coils as well, symptom still occurs. No MIL or codes stored in PCM. An...
2000 Honda Accord SE 2.3L 2->3, 3->4 shift VIN: 1HGCG5672Y
Hi, everyone I got the problem with 2000 honda accord L4 v-tec engine. This car came to my shop cause of delayed gear engagement 3rd and 4th of gears And While driving, the D4 indicator is flashing. I took off the A/T and send mission shop. They did rebuilt a...
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L clutch pressure control solenoid A VIN: 2HGES16521
Alldata testing and inspection states solenoid resistance should be "about 5 Ohms" Solenoid A reads 4.1 ohms. Solenoid B reads 5.5 ohms. Wiring checks for shorts or opens are OK. Testing arrives at the dreaded substitute known good PCM. Not having a known good...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L SRS System VIN: 1HGEM22911
Having trouble understanding and discerning the code reading for the SRS system. Have jumpered pins 1 & 9 @ OBDII connector, turn ignition to run position, Red SRS light and Yellow Side Air Bag Light both come on. Yellow Side A/B light goes off, Red SRS light ...
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCH66583
hello please help, we have this 2003 accord with a code p2422 evap canister shut valve closed malfunction. we replaced vent valve on canister (we have very limited info on this system, i hope we replaced the correct one? the valve we replaced is mounted on the... Trouble codes: P2422 (evap canister vent shut valve close malfunction)
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L suspension VIN: 4S2DM58W1Y
vehicle has a clunk coming from rear of vehicle when almost at a complete stop and then again when touch gas pedal to pull out. have checked all suspension components and bushings and can't find anything loose or shifting. thanks for any help
1986 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L radio VIN: JN1HZ14S6G
after diconnecting the battery for a long while radio turns on and works fine. if on off switch on radio is cycled radio will not turn back on. if the battery is diconnected again for a long while radio turns on and works fine until the on off switch is cycled...
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA2106T
Car stalls at times coming to a stop. At highway speeds will have a skip at times. No MIL light. any ideas??? Trouble codes: P0325
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09X12
hi all, got this pathfinder with a swirl control valve control solenoid valve code p1130. i have no consult scaner so testing the system with michell flow chart. i have power to the soleniod and when i give the soleniod power and ground the actuator gets vacu... Trouble codes: 1130 (swirl control valve control solinoid valve)
1995 Toyota Paseo 1.5L compressor VIN: JT2EL45U5S
We removed the compressor, flushed the system, replaced the compressor with a reman, replaced the drier, evacuated and charged the system with the proper amount of r-134a.At idle the low side is 40psi, the high side is at 180psi, vent temperature is 5...
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V0X
vehical sets po171 slight hesitation on accell fuel press and vol ok no vac leaks has calif emissions and utilizes an air fuel sensor that hangs around .590 and will not go beyond .500 and .690 should this air fuel sensor swing from .0 to .9 like a conventiona... Trouble codes: P0171

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1HGCG1649W
Thanks for the replies, this vehicle is fixed! Jerry from Virgina was right on the money. We tore the trans down again and found the CPC valves were stuck. Cleaned them up, put the valve body in the freezer overnight to make sure, and all is good.
1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L expansion valve or orfice tube VIN: KMK52JHY7K
Thanks to every one who has replied. I found all of your advice to be helpful. The customer has declined the repair at this time but I'm sure they will return once the hot summer days arrive. I feel confident that a new Expansion valve and Drier will correct t...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G6W
Gentelmen, Good day!! Thanks for all the replies, and sorry for the delayed response.. I was away Fishin' on va-ca.. Most of the replies stated that you can't use aftermarket cats on Lexus/ Toyota products.. It aint happenin' !!! This is good to know for futur... Trouble codes: P0420 (Main catalyst below threshold B1).
1994 Mazda Protege 1.8L Cuts out VIN: JM1BG224XR
The problem turned out to be that the new strainer was plugged. I don't know from what but it was a white sticky substance. When I put the the new pump in I had drained all the old gas out of the vehicle and so no signs of this substance. The vehicle was also ...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Fast or High Idle VIN: 4A3AA46G61
The car has no problems with the trans, customer thinks the at 70 MPH the eng should be at lower RPM's and not like a so loud. As for the fast Idle on start up, I did an Idle relearn and cleaned the TB twice. The car still has the high Idle for about 3 to 4 se...
1999 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Axle seal VIN: 1N4DL010D9
We finally got this car back and took original shaft and removed outer cv joint from reman unit and installed new seal and everything is fine now.Most replies indicated transmission problem,customer and myself were not buying that since all was fine before axl...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, poor power VIN: JN1CA31D9Y
Once again you fine technicians have come through. Below are the 7 replies I received and the suggestions they had. All suggestions were looked at closely and very much appreciated. Micah [...] - Said there is a bulletin regarding the MAF sensor which is a c...
1998 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Misfire VIN: 4S3BD4957W
The VSS was the problem (spedometer gears bad in the differntial) Replaced gears and no codes . I think the ecm was confused or in limp mode and set PO1507 and PO1540 Idle control system malfunction . Lester from California was correct in his help . Trouble codes: P00, 500 (VSS sensor Malf), P1507, P1540.
1991 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3AC21SXM
found slight traces of oil in distributor so i replaced the housing / also found the electrical portion of the ignition switch to be the ultimate failure / thanks for the help Jim.
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L headlights VIN: 4T1BG22K6X
Thanks for the 2 replies that were received. I thought about this car all night and in the morning I tried to find out how the integration relay worked an this car. I'm still not real sure but I found that the 12v to the headlight switch has to go through the ...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Right Front Suspension VIN: 4T1BF28B1Y
Replaced the right front strut at the end of the day on Wendsday, and put back in the OE mount. Had to have vehicle ready for customer to take home last night. When she came back this morning she said that the noise was gone. Replaced the other front strut ass...
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