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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L p/s rack&pinion VIN: 1HGCB7698D
Hello techs, this car came in a couple weeks ago with a p/s leak at rack, my fellow tech tells me it was fine other than the leak. He installed rebuilt rack and upon road test said steers easy to right hard to left, he replaced with another rack from same rebu...
1994 Hyundai Sonata 3.0L No Start VIN: KMHCF31T8S
I am working on a 1995 Hyundai Sonata that initialy came in with a really bad miss under load at lower RPMs. I checked the basics finding a really nasty cap and rotor, as well as two bad plug wires. Did a full tune up (except the fuel filter at this time) expe...
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB82B61
Vehicle was towed in, had quit on the road. Found that it had a coil arcing to the valve cover. We replaced it and found that it also had a shorted cam sensor, and a burned pcm board. This vehicle has a new pcm, cam sensor, the wiring is good all the way back ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor A malfunction)
1989 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L 4 wheel drive low range VIN: JACCH58E3K
This Trooper will at times engage low range without engaging the shifter into 4 low. It is very intermittant, like maybe once a month. I saw the condition once, and by the time I drove vehicle into shop in went back to normal 2 high range. The customer said th...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4S2CK58W0X
i need help from an isuzu tech. car came in for maintence timing belt replacement. tech let the cams jumpafter he took the belt off. we reinstalled the belt five times, and i,m pretty sure it,s in time now. the problem is the entire right bank is dead. compres...
1996 Kia Sephia GS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNAFA1252T
Came in having failed emissions test and idling poor with AC on. In this state, car can have no codes and MIL must light KOEO. MIL did not light. Found a problem with broken wire near ECM and this got the MIL to light. P0170 fuel trim code probably caused by d... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim malfunction), P0400 (EGR flow malfunction), P1170 (O2 sensor stuck)
1994 Mazda 929 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: JM1HD4614R
Thanks for taking time to read this guys! This Mazda hesitates and stumbles badly on a hard acceleration but if you ease into the throttle it will redline the tach. On a snap throttle acceleration though, if falls flat and stays that way until you back off the...
1997 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L Mechanical
hi group i have this 97 mits. dimante. no cool air . only warm air at vent. i removed the freon due to much bubble in sight glass at receiver and drier. then recharged to correct 1.5 lbs. but the high side is too high 300-350 psi. and low side 50-60psi . it ha...
2000 Mitsubishi FE/HD 3.9070L No Start VIN: JW6AAF1HOY
we towed this vehicle in fuel is not getting to the injectors.a code 11 (electrical fuel shut-off problem).we are looking for wiring diagrams and techinal support info.We are interested in locating diagnostic software for these vehicles and welcome input on sa... Trouble codes: 11 (electrial fuel solenoid)
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BU31D1S
Salesman bought this wholesale piece and had it cleaned. Did not make it home. Has new ignition parts from nissan,Is it common for this problem after a recon wash?It seems to have no ground signal at coil, does have 12v with key on and while cranking.Also is i...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Differential VIN: 4S3BG6855W
Subaru techs I need your help. When you turn a corner more than 90 degrees the cars acts like the AWD binds up and make it jump as you turn. Acts like 4x4 is locked in when turning. We replaced all the fluids and installed 4 same brand tire as the others were ...
2002 Subaru Forester 2.5L MIL Lamp on, Fuel guage goofy VIN: JF1SF65522
Heres the problem. I followed dealer advice and put a fuel level sensor in it. All was good for 200 miles, now car is back with customer complaing of MIL illuminated and intermittent fuel guage fluctuation. I have gone through the flow chart and can not find a... Trouble codes: P0463
1998 Suzuki GRAN VITARA 2.5L condenser VIN: 654ASDFT14
hello fellow members, i have been triing to diagnose a vibration and whine noise on a grand vitara and have not been able to get anywhere on it. the noise comes in at idle, and goes away once idle is raised then it starts to whine. this is on the low side of t...
1998 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Axle seal VIN: JT3HN87R8W
This 4 runner has a leaking left side axle seal. This is the third time in 2 years. The customer wants a more permenant fix. Has anyone else run into this before on these. Axle shaft or bearing? Thanks

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
1989 Honda Civic 1.5L No Start
Well I wanted to wait a few days before I closed this request.I installed a used ECM and the car starts fine now. Thanks to all replies.I was almost suprised it was'nt the main relay after all who suggested it was,but I always had power to injectors,fuel pump ... Trouble codes: 16 (injector).
1989 Honda CRX Si 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMED9369K
Kenneth from California nailed this one dead on. The valves were out of adjustment. I know Honda's have valve issues over time due to the valves slowly being sucked into the head. (Which is the reason Honda reccomends adjustments every 60K) But I had not made ...
1998 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JHLRD284XW
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. The overwhelming response was that the electrical portion of the ignition switch was under a dealer recall. This in fact was the case and the customer took it to the dealer. It has been a couple weeks since...
1999 Kia Sephia 1.8L No Start
Well, this one is still baffling. Checked everything out, switched relays, re-grounded wire at fuel pump (originally performed under recall), took apart and cleaned ignition switch. One day it was erratic, and the next day I could never duplicate problem again...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Battery light doesn't come on VIN: 4A3AA46G63
This car had to be sent to dealer.We had no access to wiring diagrams which severely crippled our troubleshooting efforts.Car was at dealer for a few days and was repaired. They said it was an open circuit on 2 wires under dash. Under further questioning as to...
1978 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: H1S3042847
Unfortunatley the vehicle left the shop without repair, I received some great suggestions, Possible cold start valve leaking, which was easy to test by pinching line before it. I checked the throttle switch and the fuel pressure regulator for tampering as one ...
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF63551
hey people, just wanted to thank everyone who took the time to respond to my post. contacted the local subaru dealer, didnt even finish my problem description before he told me of an ecm reflash designed to alleviate ghost 1443 code thanks again...iatn rocks Trouble codes: 1443 (evap vent problem).
1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Unknown VIN: 4T1SK12ESN
Thanks for all the help. Almost everyone seemed to think it was going to be driveaxles so that's what we went for. We removed the left side axle and inner joint from the inner joint housing cup and then were able to pry cup out (still big fight). We replaced b...
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E9W
well people, i hate to say it, but the fix was the replacement of the entire canister, again. although, i had already done this. the first one i got from the dealer was no good and had set the same code. i had replaced the canister again with another thinking ... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap control system vent control circuit).
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K71
It ended up needing the egr solenoid. It tested good on the bench every time, but after replacing it the problem is gone. Thanks, Glenn Trouble codes: P0401 (egr flow).
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