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1997 Acura RL 3.5L Misfire
1993 Honda Civic CX 1.5L pressure plate VIN: 2HGEH2357P
Hello all, recently replaced clutch asslemby on 1993 Honda Civic 5-spd put new flywheel, pressure plate, disc, m/c cylinder, slave cylinder and bled system very good- 1 qt fluid. Problem i have is a very soft clutch pedal very little foot force is needed to pr...
1997 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA21D2V
According to All Data is check with Lab Scope to coil and see if Pattern looks good. I compare front bank coil to indivisual and to me all have the same pattern. I pulled the ecm and checked on ecm side thinking possiable broken wire no found. Ca r runs fine b... Trouble codes: P1320 (Primary Ignition Failure)
2003 Lexus GX470 4.7L elect throttle control VIN: JT6HT90W83
This vehicle has an electronically controlled throttle. Has anyone out there experienced or heard of this issue? Dealer claims its unheard of. We suspect its related to the cruise because of the accelerator pedal moving on its own??? Thank you in advance fo...
1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JM1TA2220S
works good cold,after it warms up,starts bucking and flags code p1525.clear code and will reset immedatelly. Trouble codes: P1525, P1540
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Charging VIN: JA3AM54J1R
Original alternator quit working and some other shop installed a NAPA Rebuilt Alternator. Car was fine for a few months then under a heavy load or around 2500 RPM's, the alternator stops working, volt meter drops, various lights come on the dash board, then wh...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall
replaced engine with new hard to start when it starts has a vibration at ide and will back fire through the intake when giving gas have checked for vacume leaks and none found rechecked mechanical timing all ok it coded lean bancs on both sides cleared and has...
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L Overdrive VIN: 4A4MN21S54
Everything checked out fine on the test drive. We released it to the customer on the 5th. They've been driving fine until this morning when they called, and said it has a vibration. Checked out car, and it has this only in overdrive, almost like a mis-fire. Th...
1994 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N6HD16S8R
I have this nissan pickup with a fast idle after warm up. Vechile will run around 2000rpm at operating temp. No codes,no vacuum leaks,and runs fine at cold temp. I check idle swith, ok, checked tps ok check coolant temp sensor ok maf sensor of . when the truck...
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05Y9V
How's it goin, got a good one here, I am senior high school auto student and am working on my 97 Pathfinder LE, 111,000 miles on it and it won't pass inspection, because of two trouble codes present. Trouble codes P0440 and P0446 both representative of the EVA... Trouble codes: P0440 (EVAP canister vent control valve), P0446
1994 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L ABS codes VIN: 4S3BJ6337R
Need help trying to retrieve ABS code from this vehicle. ABS lamp is on any time ignition on and/or vehicle running. Mitchell manual says for 1994 codes to find led near ABS module under passenger seat and drive vehicle 19 mph and count flashes at led. I canno...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L rf carpet wet w/ rain water VIN: 4S3BG685XW
This Legacy wagon came in with rain water leaking out of heater box seams where there is some foam type gasketing on the right side under dash area. We verified it as clear water, and made appointment for customer to return. A windshield was replaced some time...
2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TX92V11
Help please- I Cant communicate with ecu in generic or model specific modes, check engine lite is on solid I havent tryed clearing codes because I want to READ them first haha anyway I hope this isnt a "cheater obd2 car" because I just spent $700 to upgrade my...
1988 Toyota Corolla FX 1.6L Poor Fuel Economy, raw fuel smell VIN: 1NXAE82G1J
After being driven 20-30 miles and parked in the garage overnight, the next morning there is a raw fuel smell in the garage. Customer indicates fuel mileage is down 15-20%
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start VIN: 1NXBAO2E4T
This car came in for vibration of the interior at idle.It was also due for a timing belt so a full t-belt change was done.When I attempted to loosen the tensioner bolt for the t-belt it was found to be seized;it rounded the flats @ 200ft.lbs,furter efforts cau...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L engine VIN: 4T1BF28B7Y
month ago car came in with rod through pan. motor ordered from wrecking yard and installed. car will not start, cranks with good compression, spark, fuel and time aligns on marks according to aldata. engine came out of a lexus of unknown year, but was assured ...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
1992 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Steering box VIN: JH4DA9453N
Thanks for the help. We received some very good replies. If you are researching this one, do check the replies for some great advice. The trick for removing this rack is to turn the steering wheel all the way to the left, moving the rack all the way to the rig...
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7273P
hello techs, well yesterday we had a 20 degree day, and i spent a few hours out in the snow bank working on this P.O.S. the vast majority of the replies i got were to change the main relay, unfortunatly, i couldnt find it. this car must be different than most,...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGC0565XR
Thanks to all that replied.I feel kind of stupid,the compression being 135lbs never thought about jumped belt.Well it was jumped,about 3 teeth.Belts and water pump and all is well.After 42 yrs of doing this there are still times that you forget the basics.Agai... Trouble codes: 21 (variable valve timing).
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Steering control VIN: 2HGEJ6584W
I have redone this alignment and performed a 4 wheel this time. The left rear was out just a titch on toe. I always push for 4 wheel alignments especially on imports, but most of the time we get a young part timer on the front counter and when the customer ask...
1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L CV joint? VIN: JHLKD1869X
Many good suggestions. #1, Check for seized u-joint on drive shaft to rear wheels. #2, check for bad motor/transmission mounts. #3, We were reminded about the rear differential problem. The fluid in the rear differential looks like ATF but it is not. It is a s...
2001 Honda Accord DX 2.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1HGCF85431
I'am sorry to say we were not able to fix this vehicle because it was recently purchased from a used car lot and the owner decided to return it to them rather than fix it. To summarise what we found-the ecu was either not seeing the signal from the crankshaft ... Trouble codes: P0135.
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S11
hello after i ckeaned the egr valve and turned off the lamp the customer drove the car home about 40 miles and the lamp came back on and stayed on for two days then went off and has not been on since. i am not sure if that is the case this was a new customer a... Trouble codes: P0401.
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L Blower motor VIN: JTJHF10U04
The pink/blue wire that provides a 1-3 volt signal to the Blower control relay comes from the 'combination meter ECU' as Lexus calls it. The rest of us would call it the instrument cluster. After sorting out the terminology, I removed the instrument cluster an...
1988 Mazda RX-7 GTU 1.3L drivetrain VIN: JM1FC3317J
It turned out to be right engine mount. Looked good until I dropped the bracket, it came apart.
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Coolant inside engine VIN: JN1CA21D4S
Hello and thanks to all who offered help, We ended up replacing the engine with a bone yard motor because it was the cheeper alternative to repairing the old motor because of all of the problems that existed with the old one. The origional problem was with...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31A32
this is a well maintained , low mileage car . nissan recommends 5w30 oil . however they say you can use 10w30 if temp stays above zero f . we are doing a 10w30 lof on it & will wait to see what happens (2-3 months) thank you all , ed Trouble codes: P0011, P0021.
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Fixed Cam Assembly VIN: 5N1ED28Y72
Thanks to all who took time to answer my plea for help. Fixed cam not available seperate must buy hub assembly.
1987 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L low on power VIN: JT3FJ60GXH
I am happy to say that the landcruiser was fixed due to the responses on the IATN. Almost every one of the replies said these things were overweight and underpowered. 150 HP and 125 ft.lbs. of torque in a vehicle in the 6000 lb range. Of the 14 replies fully h...
1987 Toyota MR2 GT 1.6L engine VIN: JT2AW15C7H
Thanks to all that replied, Someone had welded inside of oil cooler lines, Installed new lines, then found out why, had to replace oil cooler, second problem was someone had installed a mechanial oil pressure switch at somepoint then removed but didn't remove ...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Injectors VIN: 4T1GK12W2S
I decided to give this one to the dealer to play with and take a loss. The most logical of the responses was that the Cruise Control computer was shorting a wire to the ECU that results in fuel injector cutoff. I tried removing the Cruise Computer with no chan...
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