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1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L No Start VIN: JHMBA4242K
HI Y'ALL ! Another Honda wont crank usually when hot (hot soak). There were codes for tdc/crank sensor(8) and cyl sensor (9). When it dont start we loose spark and injector pulse. The alldata flow chart leads me to replace the eECM with (known good) unit and r... Trouble codes: 8 (tdc/crank sensor inside dist), 9 (cyl sensor next to dist)
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCG5652A
removed upper intake to clean egr port and reinstalled now idle goes up and down as if there is a vacume leak recheck removed and reinstalled and still the same thing no codes are set i am lost this was supposed to be a simple repair please help [...]...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L crankshaft bolt VIN: JHMCG5553X
this vehicle died going down road and customer reported bad noises.vehicle tow in. noticed that harmonic balancer was off and that crankshaft bolt is sheared off.note'vehicle has never had timing belt replaced and is still in good condition.we removed valve co...
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Speaker VIN: KM8SB13D44
i have no idea what should I do first this problem. What i did foe diagnosing was just test driving. *Problem: Buzz from front driverside tweeter (small speaker) *Verifing: 1) Passenger side is OK! 2) Buzz only when moving. 3) Buzz only when left turning 4) No...
1996 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L no charge VIN: 4S2CM58V7T
Hello fellow technicians. I have this rodeo here that came in for alt not charging. Apparently they had it in a shop a couple of days ago and they tried 3 different alternators and finally said it was fixed. They brought it in here for the same problem. What I...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L brake booster VIN: 4S2CM58W6X
Just wondering if anyone has ran into this before. 1999 Isuzu Rodeo w/brake pedal squeak when applied. The squeak is coming from the booster area and only makes noise with pedal movement downward. Customer said it had stopped for awhile, but wouldn't you know ...
1990 Lexus ES250 2.5L a/c compressor VIN: JT8VV22T2L
any help would be appreciated.
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BH28F6W
car came in with check eng. light. po120 and po121. Replaced throttle body with updated throttle body to remedy this concern. Put first throttle body on and code p1121 accelerator pedal position sensor. range/problem showed up with key on. cannot clear hard co... Trouble codes: P0120, P0121, P1121
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L 2-3 shift harsh/late VIN: JTJHF1OU41
transmission has a harsh/late 2-3 shift . if you ease up on throttle when its supposed to shift it will be normal.i wanted to replace the shift solenoid but i am having a tough time figuring out which one is it. at one time it had a code po758 (i believe it wa...
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L radio VIN: JA4MT21H51
I had to replaced the batery on this car. This a car was imported from United States and my customer does not have the radio code or any owner manual. The dealer here does not have the way to get this code. The radio model is [...] and the serial is 0914418...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Compressor engagement VIN: 1N4AL11D72
Hi guys (and gals), this Altima has an intermittent a/c compressor engagement, we have found that the a/c relay is losing it's ground signal. The pressures are good and system is full. It is equipped with the manual a/c system. The pressure switch voltage is ...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L axle VIN: 453BH68694
the front axles were replaced by another shop now the car has a trans noise.put car a lift in gear and you can hear the trans question is could the inboard cv joints be the wrong size and casing this noise
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 453BH655Y7
Help please! Recently a long time customer brought their Subaru to our shop, which only services Mercedes. While at a stop the car has a low idle that hunts slightly, and the power steering and a/c are weak. Also the car will stall intermittently at a stop. We...
1992 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, idle roll cold VIN: JT2VK12E3N
Good day to all the i-atn techs.. I will try to make this one short and to the point. I have a 92 camry that has a loping idle with no loads. This doesnt happen all the time. will act up for about 30 secs and then idle normal again. I have removed and cleaned ...
2001 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L No Start VIN: 5TEGN92N51
truck was in once before for intermittent no start. now its back and won't start at all. appear to have decent signal from cam sensor, has no injector pulse. it does have spark. Have snap on 2500 scanner but cartridges only go up to 2000 tried to get OBD II in...
2002 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L oil pressure VIN: 5TBST48192
Hi group. Customer just bought a used 02 Tundra and the oil pressure gague reads VERY LOW WHEN IDLING in gear. I checked in the owner's manual, and it says that anywhere from the"L" on the gague to mid way up is normal for hot idle on this vehicle! I looked it...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L 1-2 2-3 hard shifts VIN: 4S6CM58W4W
we tested the gear selecter switch per a new tsb and found that when shifting,the selecter would show a glitch on our lab scope.this will cause the module to go into a fail safe mode so we replaced the switch,retest drove and drove fine for us.will give back t...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L srs VIN: 1HGES25822
found i was mis diagnosing. when retreiving dtc's it did flash 3 or 4 times fast and then i got a 5-1 code, i guess that indicates 15-1. nothing was stated in info about this. i brought the vehicle to my buddies at honda and found the 15-1 code. opds is very s...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L block VIN: 5FNRL18952
thanks for all the took about 2.5 hours to repair.we were able to get an air drill in with out removing block. we repaired four head bolt holes by using a insert kit from a company named (time fastener company inc).there web site is t...
1993 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L transmission VIN: JACDH58V3P
One reply suggested the mode switch be checked. I did check the output from this switch. I even ran a load from it. Later on I got my hands on a MasterTech 3100 scanner which communicates with this TCM and I verified that the TCM was getting all the correct in...
1991 Mazda B2600 2.6L No Start, Stall VIN: JM2UF314XM
the fix was the pcm. there was a very small ammount of what appeared to be corrosion on the board next to one of the capacitors. (look like small batterys). you could get a dealer reman unit for $550 or repaired unit for $210. i used also known...
1993 Mazda MX-3 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JM1EC433XP
The customer with the MX3 told me that he had put a large amount of methyl hydrate in the tank to 'help it pass'. Since no other symptoms or problems could be found, I am assuming this is the cause of the high NOx. The customer took the vehicle, and I have not...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4A3AK54F0S
thanks ty, the vehicle was not hit in the front but someone had been under the air filter box before and had eggshaped the top of intercooler. the hose was not tight around the intercooler causing boost not to work. fixed the intercooler and tighten the hose. ...
1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L extended crank VIN: 4S3BK6357S
well we hope we fixed this one, we test drove the car for 2 days on/off with scan tool on it, never acted up for us. i looked in idenifix for suggestion and they suggested ect sensor we replaced it and the customer has had it for 2 weeks and problem has not re... Trouble codes: P0335, P0325, P0420.
1998 Subaru Forester 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SUBARU2147
only got three replys on this one ,went ahead and changed both o2s and idles like a kitten,data shows normal swithing now.
1992 Toyota Celica All Trac 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2ST88P6N
After more testing And with the help of 2 members I have decided the ecu needs replaced, but customer declined service.
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1SK12E7R
I was not using O.E. Toyota parts, I have replaced coil with a new Toyota part this time as per the advice received. The secondary ignition was replaced with first coil, plugs cap rotor and ngk wire set, so I have assumed that these were OK. They also were not...
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