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1996 Honda Civic LX 1.6L lack of power VIN: 2HGEJ6576T
This Civic has a lack of power after 3,000 RPM in all gears, can not get out of its own way. Checked T-Belt timing and it looks OK, also checked ignition timing and looks OK, I did swing the distributor both ways to see if any change and still no power. Remove...
1997 Honda Civic HX 1.6L seems to neutral at stop VIN: 1HGEJ7224V
now we have whole car initial inspection found no vss sensor and connector were severely corroded replaced both sensor and connector now have speed signal. Trans seems to work ok till you come to stop then it seems to go to neutral happens in foreward or rever...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No Start VIN: ES165X1L02
problem is a hard to start condition after a heat soak. engine turns over fine but has excessive cranking time. has never failed to start though. we have seen a lot of 90s accords with a no start after a heat soak and repaired with a new fi main relay. any tho...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L compressor VIN: 2HKRL18982
Hey guy I have this honda here with a wierd problem. The ac compressor is inoperative. System has a good charge. The clutch does not engage. I have no power to the clutch. I pulled the control head and check all powers a grounds. All are good. If I apply groun...
1995 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: KMHCF31T8S
This is my infamous Sonata. Fortunately it belongs to a friend who has another car, so I am able to work on it as I have time. I am at the point of blowing it up though. The car has a miss in neutral when you rev it up. When you put it in gear, it acts almost...
1994 Infiniti J30 3.0L Misfire VIN: JNKAY21D8R
Please see related repair history, continued dead miss on cylinder #6. cylinder #6 on first used motor installed and again on 2nd used motor installed
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X7X
looking for help checked fuel pressure running is at 36psi. closed off return line pressure goes to 80psi. checked for vacumn leaks at intake unable to find any leaks. snap on modis says fuel pressure should be 48psi. to 55 psi. alldata says fuel pressure shou... Trouble codes: P0136 (signal low bank 1 sensor 2), P0157 (signal low bank 2 sensor 2), P1171 (fuel system lean on aceleration)
2001 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58D21
Hello Friends, Has anyone seen this code P0449? I have! I can't get rid of it! It's not a two trip code, because it sets almost instantly. The MIL goes on almost instantly. IATN has nothing in the knowledge base(yet), and I can find nothing of any use. The onl... Trouble codes: P0449 (Undocumented has to do with vent solenoid however)
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G3Y
Hello all. I have a 2000 Lexus ES300 that orginally came in for the MIL on. I pulled codes and got PO171-Fuel system lean. I installed a fuel filter,cleared codes and drove 30-40 miles,no lite. Customer returned with lite on. Looked in Identifix and found 5 re... Trouble codes: P0171
1991 Nissan D21 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1N6SD11Y6M
Car came in with complaint of no idle, cust said it all started when he replaced timing chain. Test drive revealed that it ran well (average power, no misfire)but would die as soon as you let off throttle. I see new battery and decide to clean throttle body th... Trouble codes: 41 (Intake Air Temp)
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y41
Vehicle came in with codes above, Checked valve timing positioning sensors and was advised by local nissan dealership to replace the sensors and try. After new sensors were replaced the truck came back with the same codes, I don't have a nissan consult to test... Trouble codes: 1110 (Intake valve timing bank 1), 1140 (Intake valve timing bank 2)
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L High Idle VIN: 1N4AL11D92
Hello fellow Techs! Hope you can help with this one. I usually get the problem cars that our other techs in the shop have looked at and can't fix. This car is no exception. This Nissan originally came in with a no start condition. Another tech looked at it, fo... Trouble codes: P0507 (Higher Idle than expected)
2000 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L connecting rod bearings VIN: JF1GM6753Y
This vehicle arrived at the shop with an engine noise that turned out to be a failed #3 connecting rod bearing with #2 bearing not far behind, showing signs of significant wear. The engine was disassembled, cleaned & inspected with the failed rod bearings appe...
1990 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L compressor VIN: 4T1SV21E4L
Help toyota techs.Customer brought in vehicle to have a/c repaired.We pulled vacumm wouldnt hold found leak in evaporator.Replaced evap and expansion valve and converted to 134.Cant get vehicle to get cold.We did flush lines filled with new oil and charged wit...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L dome lights VIN: JT3VN29VXS
Hello to all. I need a little help with this vehicle. I cannot find the integration relay. Somedata says it's located in the instrument area , but doesn't offer a more detailed description. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
1996 Toyota Tercel DX 1.5L Unknown VIN: JT2EL56D9S
Vehicle moves off in what I think is third gear when you start in D. If you try to move off in 1 or 2, the vehicle feels like it has the brakes on. When tried in reverse, it has no engagement at all for a second or two, then grabs and bucks. Thanks for any adv...
1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Speedo,Fuel Gauge VIN: 4T1BF12B7V
We inherited this jewel with the Speedometer and Fuel Gauges Inop. The Circuit Board on the cluster is burnt up. The original circuit board was replaced and burnt up within seconds after replacement. Subsequently the entire cluster was replaced with the circui...
2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L trac control VIN: 4T1BF28B91
this toyota came in with vsc lite & brake lite on pulled codes and these are the codes 42 malfunctions in communication with the abs & ba & trac &vsc ecu. 44 open or short circuit in neo circuit. 53 malfunction in communication withthe ecm.there is a tsb for t...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L lock cylinder VIN: JHMCB7656L
thanks for all the great ideas on the problem of the key will not come out of the lock cylinder at times. I found like you said when the key would not come out the park light was not lit up replace neutral switch and all is fine thanks again Kurt
1994 Hyundai Sonata 3.0L No Start VIN: KMHCF31T8S
Well, I am still fighting this vehicle. I did get the no start problem fixed. I thought I stabbed the distributor in the exact same spot, but something moved. It is now running but poorly.
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L brakes front VIN: KMHCG35C32
Good evening fellow members. I must say that the heat has got to be getting to me out in the shop. I would also like to thank all that sent replies to my help request. This morning I did test drive the car again and when the brakes started acting up I brought ...
1991 Mazda RX-7 1.3L light on air bag
Hi All sorry it took so long to get back to you.1st I want to say Thanks to Alan [...] at mazda USA. for his help. I couldnt have done it with out him. Tha air bag module was bad and when I plugged the new module in I didnt get it in all the way wich cause...
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L intermittently dropping ECM(-) ground to A/C relay VIN: JN8DR09X73
I am writing this up as a fix but not sure since problem is intermittent.I started to double ck all inputs to A/C amplifier and while checking the resistance of the ambient air temp. sensor one of the wires litterally fell out of the conn.Sensor is located by ...
1992 Subaru Loyale 1.8L Spark VIN: JF2AC5289N
Thanks to all who advised me on this vehicle. The fix was a factory coil assembly from the local Subaru dealer. Once I installed that, the car started right up and ran for about 10 minutes and broke a timing belt (yes, I checked them both before I replaced the...
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start
Thanks for all the ideas. Fixed this one. No one had suggested but this has a distributor and a cranksensor. Cranksensor was out of spec ohm checked it. Replaced sensor vehicle starts and runs everytime but doesnt run good and cel light on. Ecc test po340 ck f...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K5X
this vehicle had a used engine installed, turns out the engine is a 1997 federal, american made. the car is a japanese califoria 1999. we tried different iac motors from different years and none would bolt up. we tried using the one that was on the car giving ... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle control malfuction).
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