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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L L sliding door lock VIN: 2HKRL18622
vehicle came in for left sliding door not locking or unlocking with remote or drivers switch / checked and found door lock actuator inop / replaced actuator and lock worked / when customer picked van up the lock had quit working / I was just wondering if anyon...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL18662
This vehicle came in with m.i.l. light on.Code 325 was stored.I tested the knock sensor circuit between sensor and pcm.There is no opens or shorts to ground in the wireing.I put my lab scope on the sensor wire and tried to generate an ac signal by tapping the ... Trouble codes: P00, 325 (Knock sensor circuit)
1998 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L No Start VIN: KMHVD14NXW
Customer towed in vehicle said it just died and wouldnt restart. I checked just basically for spark and fuel pressure. It has spark but no fuel pressure so I just assumed bad fuel pump and or clogged filter. fuel pump wouldnt run so I changed out fuel pump. St...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L cylinder head VIN: 4A3AK44YXX
This vehicle came in for brakes, and then we were asked to check why it ran rough and lacked power. After noting oil soaked plugs, (some of which was from leaking cover gasket) we performed a compression test, *(note test, and results). We suggested pull head ...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31DXY
Got a hard code, p0430. The rear o2 was replace about 20,000 miles ago. Scope patterns on the o2s are great,indicating to me cat is good. Tried to take car to dealer for reflash,was told unable to do reflash, until after cat and rear o2 where replaced due to e... Trouble codes: P0430
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S3BG6858W
The car was towed- no start. There is spark on coil 1-2 , but no spark on pair 3-4. Check wiring from coil to igniter, from igniter to ECU, from ECU to crank and cam position sensors -OK. Scoped the crank and cam sensor (at the ECU side to be sure)- looked ok,...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Navigation GPS VIN: 4T1BE32K02
I am trying to find the VSS ( vehicle speed sensor ) wire so I can hook up an aftermarket Navigation system that goes in place of the radio. I need to know what wire (color) and where the VSS wire can be located at. I think it may be behind the instrument clus...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1992 Acura Integra LS 1.8L abs module? VIN: JH4OA947ON
firstly thanks to all who responded;after very close examination of the reluctors [tone rings]I found one on the left front marred ever so slightly,,also neticing that it appeared to be a cheap aftermarket rebuilt shaft ,I promptly ordered one of the same .it ...
2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Suspension Noise VIN: 2HKRL18561
Thanks for the replies. Sway bar links were mentioned but we had replaced those already. Bad stuts were mentioned 4 times as a possible fix but we could not pull the trigger on those. Rocks stuck in and around the lower control arms were mentioned and inspecti...
2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, HARD START VIN: KMHCG45G3Y
let veh go cust very impatienthad her complete some of the diagnoses; had cust cycle key two to three times before starting to allow fuel pressure to build up; cust stated veh started much easier and only ran poorly for only brief second. will wait for car to ... Trouble codes: 1128 (maf sensor).
1990 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L coil VIN: JM3LV5228L
thank you. everyone for your help, it turns out that the vehicle had a kill switch on the neg side of the coil that was connected with a scotch lock.although long since removed the damage to the wire insulation caused the wire to break due to corrision inside ...
1998 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L cat and evap sy VIN: 4A3AJ56G7W
Replaced ecm, but that did not help. checked all connections etc. could not find the problem. Tried doing the drive cycle that did not work. Got the customer a waiver on his inspection and suggested he go to the dealer. Thank you everyone for your help.
1994 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 453BC633XR
Well, once we told the customer that it started after the wrecker dropped it they assumed that it was fixed and picked it up. Not sure what the fix is going to be yet but im sure it will be back. Trouble codes: 12 (Starter curcuit), 13 (Cam agle sensor), 15 (Fuel [...]), 22 (Knock sensor), 32 (Oxygen sensor).
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF63561
Thanks for the replies I received on p0420. I did as chad sugested ,I searched the net and found a cat from Smith Brothers. The cat is an aftermarket direct fit for $250.00 plus $15.00 or so shipping. I reached them at 1.[...]. Trouble codes: P0420.
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN93P0R
Thanks to the 6 replies for this posting. Ray from Minn., & Charles from Texas gave me usefull information. I suspected a computer after we did all the tests we could. Had the truck towed to a dealer, they phoned me to say they also tested to a bad computer. H...
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L compressor clutch VIN: 1NXBR12E3X
sorry guys, but i didn't get to fix this one. customer took vehicle and never brought it back. IMAGINE THAT! i don't think that it was an electrical problem. i suspect that computer strategy was blocking compressor activation after it cycled out. thinking more...
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