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2002 Acura RSX 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DCS4842
This car came in with check engine light on. Customer complaint is lack of power on hard acceleration. Overall, the car runs fine under normal driving conditions. Any ideas? Trouble codes: P0300 (randam misfire), P0301 (misfire cyl 1), P0302 (misfire cyl 2), P0303, P0304
2002 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD18642
vechile came in with engine light on code p0303 #3 misfire, found plug fouled replaced all 6. a month later came in with p0172 fuel system rich found egr open at idle replaced egr valve. a week later came back po172 again very rough idle not a misfire almost l... Trouble codes: P0172
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L timing belt VIN: KNDJA7230Y
I've done some preliminary checking here and found that the right cam(visible through the oil cap) doesn't rotate when the engine is cranked over. It would seem that the timing belt failed. Now the $64,000 question... are these engines valve benders for sure o...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L srs VIN: JT8BF28G0W
Hi guys, this ES300 have the SRS, DTC 48 or B0116 Open in the side squib (LH). Wanted to know if the side squib is common problem on these cars. Any help, tips, advice would be appreciated. Thanks
1994 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JA3EA26A1R
Hello Fellow Techs. Today I had a customer tow in her vehicle complaining of a stall after she drives for more than 5 minutes. Then the vehicle will only start back up after waiting awhile. I pulled the plugs to inspect them, and all 4 are BLACK. This thing is...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D12
Hello all and thanx for your time, This vehicle is a no start , no spark and does not show rpm while cranking engine. No rpm on tach. or on scanner. Start signal is indicated on scanner while cranking. Have three wire ckp. snsr. There is 12v on the pwr. ckt an... Trouble codes: P0335, P0725
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6857W
This vehicle has an intermittent flashing Check Engine light. Initially the code was for the #1 cylinder only. We focused on #1 and the problem was not rectified. The other cyinder misfires are new. The code sets on the freeway at cruise. I had a tech drive it... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
1988 Toyota Camry 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JT28V22E6J
car has a hard start and the ignition cuts out when the throttle is depressed. fuel pressure stays constant. injector pluse stays online. i have tried a reman dist with the same results. ideas ???
1992 Toyota MR2 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2SW21M3N
Customer came in complaining that at an idle engine RPM will suddenly jump up to 2000 rpm and then when you try to take off from a stand still engine will bog and die. Car will always start back up but may bog and die several times when starting to take off be...
2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K01
Need some help with this one replaced headgasket on this camry and about two days later car came back with mil on code p0420 cat below threshold bank1.First thing we did was replaced the converter(rear) no change second replaced front converter no change then ... Trouble codes: P0420 (cat below threshold bank1)

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Charging VIN: 1HGCA5635K
Well, though I'm not happy about it, I'm gonna close this one. Responses were numerous and most hit on a bad afermarket alternator. Tested on vehicle, it was not putting out sufficiently.The battery light remained on the whole time I was checking it. Removed a...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L shifting VIN: 1HGCD7263S
I performed the cable adjustment technique without the oil pressure gauge as suggested by quite a few and car is now shifting as it should. Thanks to all who replied: your help is much appreciated!
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L AC System VIN: 1GHCG2257W
As most of the emails said, when I replaced the expansion valve everything ran beautifully. Thanks for all your help.
2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Compressor VIN: 1HGEJ6677Y
Hi, looks like this was a case of too many hands on vehicle and not being told what was worked on. Customer stopped by friday when we were closed (and drinking a beer) and we talked about what had been worked on. He told us that the dealer had tried to fix a l...
2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF35V81
This has got to be the greatest automotive tool. Out of 14 replies 13 said ECT and guess what it was the ECT. It is the two wire sensor located under the coil pack. There are 2 coolant temp sensors in these cars, one for the guage and one for the ecm. Mine rea... Trouble codes: P0118.
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: KMNDN45D92
Sorry everybody.After doing some more ivestigating,pulling rear seat and inspecting f.p.wiring etc., and coming up empty,we recommended the customer return to dealer for ecu update.Kiho from S.K. was right about reprograming for this condition.We ask customer ...
1996 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L transfer case VIN: JACDJ58VXT
First of all I want to thank everybody that did reply. phil supplied info about bearing wear, and I want to thank Marty, he even supplied the seal driver part number. Once I spoke with the customer and told him how much it would cost, because trying to do th...
1987 Mazda B2200 2.2L Surge VIN: JM2UF313XH
hi group sorry for the long delay in posting wanted to make sure was fixed, everyone had great replies here we go vacuum lines to altitude compensator ok, rechecked egr system found one solenoid not releasing vacuum so it was applying to much vacuum, replaced ...
1996 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L Excessive Emissions, DRIVE CYCLE INCOPLET VIN: 4A3AJ46G8T
Thank you for all your help on this problem, but customer dont want to spend more money on to fix this car and we recommned to customer drive the car for few week if they decide to put in for dtate inspection bring it back for hooking up for monitor to see may...
1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L Misfire, no spark #3&6 VIN: JA4MT41P2V
Hi AGAIN Y'ALL !! Well I got some great tips. 3 out of the first 4 said they had trouble with the power transistor, I ordered one but, before I got it Steve said he had one JUST LIKE MINE and the power transistor did nothing to solve problem. Our timing belt...
1992 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L temp gauge VIN: 3N1PD21S2N
Yes the problem was fixed by installing a new instrument cluster voltage regulator, although i had already tried three used voltage regulators. The emails i got from my fellow technicians at iatn confirmed my judgement. Thanks a lot to Fredrick Squires, J.R. [...]...
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22KX1
Consensus of 18 replies is that the cat has failed and needs replaced. Customer is going to try to get other shop to pay for it, although I don't think its their fault at all. Injection clean just pushed a bad convertor over the edge. Thanks for all the replie... Trouble codes: P0420.
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