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Help Request Answers
1999 Acura SLX Premium 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JAEDJ58X7X
Hi Fellow Technicians, This SLX has high idle (2500 rpm). There are no vacuum leaks, EGR is closing. Have tried different IACs and can adjust the IAC with Thexton IAC motor controller. Have set the idle to minimum with controller and have driven to relearn idl...
1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Differential VIN: JHLRD1850V
1997 Honda CR-V (117,000 miles) Driveline chatter/vibration when warm steering straight ahead. This vehicle has developed a driveline chatter/vibration that occurs when the vehicle has been driven and in a straight line. Speeds? In the area of 30 to 45 MPH, ...
2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L cruise VIN: JTHBN30F81
to all you great techs and soon to be great techs, we have this lexus in from a body shop. had minor front end damage. cust. states cruise worked before damage. not sure if that's true??? when the cruise is engaged light indicates radar cruise ready, drive up...
1990 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L No Start VIN: JM2UF3146L
Hi, I am Peter This vehicle came from another shop, as a no start. upon inspection, I found that the distributor cap, rotor, plug wires, and spark plugs were replaced. these are addditional check that were made: Checked terminal wire (B) for continuity. Ch...
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L exhaust leak VIN: 4F2YU09121
Egr valve broke - the aluminum casting on the side of the valve literally 'blew out'. The customer had another valve instaled elswhere - it did the same thing with in hours of installation. We have seen this on one other Mazda Tribute recently, within the last...
1998 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4A3AJ56G8W
customer thought he had a bad alt. when vehicle died and took it to dealership. They tested vehicle and told him the MAF was bad. After that did not fix problem they tried replacing the computer. I replaced coolant temp. sensor because it was green from corros...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L battery VIN: 1N4AL11D35
Hi all i have this Altima here that the customer said is killing the battery intermittently. She said that she drove the vehicle parked it and when tried to start again the battery was dead, this happened three times. I can't seem to find anything wrong. I've ...
1998 Suzuki Sidekick JLX Sport 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JS3TD21V2W
I can't set Idle as per man instructions with a dwell meter, if I go to 50%, it will hunt up and down too much, checked the ps press switch, o2 operation and feedback, all seem ok except fuel trim high, caused higher idle pressure by removing vac from regulato...
1987 Toyota Camry LE 2.0L No Start VIN: JT2SV22E4H
this camry came in as a no start sometimes hard to start. replaced plugs and started. vehicle was running extremely rich. shut off at the end of day to return in morning and vehicle will not start. no injector pulse. replaced distributor and cleaned plugs and ...
1993 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JT2VK12E3P
vehicle was brought in for a rough idle, i found 1-3-5 cylinders with high kv, cylinder number 5 is not contributing at all, vehicle has new plugs, cap, rotor, and wires, smoke test and found no vacuum leaks, test egr system and it is working good, compression...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start VIN: JT3VN39W3R
This 4-runner runs very well. The only customer complaint is when cold, it wont start right away. Usually will start on the second time, sometimes third. The first time I saw it was simply to replace the fuel filter at customers request(he couldnt get it off)....

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L 3-4 shift VIN: 2HKRL1869Y
we decided to remove the tranny and open it, we found that the clutches seperated from the plates, and there was lots of clutch material floating around, we ordered a rebuilt trans, and the customer will pay half of the cost. we think that the cleaner in the t...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Tach VIN: JT8UF11E2M
the customer never returned for further testing on tach.so this one is closed for now. if customer returns for fix i will post it. thanks for everyones help.
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF11E8M
I went over everything a second time and still believe this car needs a pcm but at 1700 dollars was unwilling to take the plunge. customer will take to dealer, perhaps they can try one. the only thing i can add is that data was normal with koeo and scrambled w... Trouble codes: 41 (t. p. sensor).
1999 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L engine VIN: 4F4YR16COX
ok here goes people say wrong oil weak valve springs oil pump pressure to high we changed oil pump it droped oil pressure but problem still there we replaced lifters still there well we called a machine shop and told him what was going on and he told us that t...
1996 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N6SD11S4T
I thank to all that responded to my help request. This thing ended up to be the timing chain out specification [one thooth retarded]. thank you very much. Wilfredo [...].
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L SRS Light VIN: 5N1AR18W35
Thanks to all who replied. Bob [...] hit it right. The two wires in the crash zone sensor were reversed by the body shop. After Bob's reply, I quizzed the body shop, and found they had replaced the connector. They did a good job of soldering and heat shrinki...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L timing belt VIN: 4S3BG6851X
we removed cylinder heads and replaced bent valves. also we discovered that the timing belt tensioner was cause of problem,it had slack in it.we replaced tensioner and vehicle is running good.
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