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1994 Acura Legend LS 3.2L Mechanical VIN: JH4KA8279R
a customer towed in his 94 legend and instructed us to do the head gaskets. there was an extreme amount of white smoke from the tailpipe when we pulled it into the shop. we pulled the heads off and found the #6 cylinder (drivers side rear cylinder)head gasket ...
1994 Acura Legend LS 3.2L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA8279R
Vehicle was towed in as a no start, died while driving and would not restart. We found fuse #22 in dash fuse block was blown. This fuse sends power to fuel pump relay, along with about a dozen other circuits. Once we replaced fuse we test drove vehicle and aft...
2005 Acura TSX 2.4L srs system VIN: JH4CC968X5
hi all we got this acura from a body shop we replace all the bags that went off right side curtin and side air bag main module and side module in the seat we get code 85-79 opds deviation fault iam trying to reset the code according to all data this system nee...
1992 Honda Civic DX 1.5L engine VIN: NO VIN
I need help from the Honda experts. I have a 92 Civic with the wrong motor in it. It is supposed to have a D15B7 engine (multi port injection) but it has had D15B2 motor installed (dual point injection). It has the multi point intake and electronics on it but ...
1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L condenser VIN: 1HGCD7239R
This car is driving my tech crazy. Initially found leak at condensor to dryer line, replaced line, dryer and o rings with oem parts, recharged system and sent out working fine. One month later all refrigerant had leaked out. At that time we found leak on other...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L radio VIN: 1110008880
replaced timming belt and now the radio wont work security light flashing and error is flashing on screen looks like I need a reset code Thanks
2001 Honda Prelude 2.2L timing belt VIN: JHMBB62441
timing belt is tight when warm but loosens when cold sitting still. Is this mormal . I was told to replace tensioner . I was also told to loosen both adjusting bolts turn motor one time then tighten bolts back up. dont know if loose is normal when cold
2005 Honda Civic DX 1.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2HGES15175
hopefully someone out there can help us with this one. we have talked to a couple of different honda dealerships and have not had any fixes yet. this car was towed in after hitting the ditch. cleaned it up and not much damage done. had been on its side for a l...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CM58W9W
Hello, thanks for taking the time to read this. I have a rodeo thatís giving me a hard time; it came into my shop with the check engine light on and two codes stored, p0401 and p0101. Of course the truck runs like a champ whenever Iím looking at it. I down loa... Trouble codes: P0401, P0101
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L No Start VIN: KNDUP131X2
hi every tech out there,i have this kia truck which customer brought from florida and was half way under water,ecm and conncoter where replaced and crank sensor also, ign coil. i have no spark and injector blink come when cranking and if you continue cranking ...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L instrument ilumination VIN: JT8UF11E1R
Thanks in advance for your help. This vehicle has the ilumination in the instrument pannel not working intermitantly. Any help would be apreceated. Thanks, Danny
1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L code 36 VIN: JT8GK13T7S
After repairs, notices abs light was on. Inspected for codes, found many codes. We set several codes from trans flush, running car in air in drive to make pump work faster. Cleared codes & 36 keeps coming back. We have tested right front & left rear speed sens...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start VIN: JM1TA2215S
I'm scratching my head here. OK, I have fuel pressure and flow, quality ok, I ignited a sample on the shop floor. I have good compression and good spark in all 6 holes. Cam and ign. timing are on the money too. With a scan tool I can see an air flow of 1.5 gra...
1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4A3CF34B8P
help! this my first request so bear with me. this 93 eclipse came in not running, ran scan test & found codes 25 (baro) & 42 (fuel pump). we replaced airflow meter & main relay and the car started, but whats happening is that the injectors on cylinders #2 ... Trouble codes: 25 (barometric sensor), 42 (fuel pump)
1986 Nissan D21 2.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN6ND12Y7G
New customer - Delivered starting/idling/running fine but would not rev above about 2,800 rpm's. Can't seem to get codes 23 (Idle switch) or 24 (Inhibitor switch) codes to go away after deleting memory then rechecking. Came up with a code 43(injector) code onc... Trouble codes: 23 (Idle switch), 24 (Neutral/clutch inhibitor switch), 43 (Injector)
1998 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L trip odo, clock, climate control memory VIN: 1FMZU72K93
Group, This customers concern is that the memory in the trip odometer, and the memory of the climate control does not remain there after key is turned off for 10 minutes. Also, the clock does not function, and we have tried a new clock asembly to no avail. It...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11DX5
It's Murphey's Law again. The goodwill jobs always go from bad to worse. We first saw this car a couple months ago for a coolant leak. It was road hazard damage to the radiator. We replaced the radiator & struggled to get the cooling system bled. But it bled o...
1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L valve train VIN: JF1FSF6554
I am in the midst of one of those "you were just there, what did you do" scenarios. This Subaru has the 2.5 single overhead cam engine, not the DOHC which is notorious for problems. We replaced the timing belt approx. a month ago- was going to replace the tens...
1984 Toyota Pickup SR5 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN50SXE
Hello Toyota techs. This is my first help post and Im hoping someone can help me out. Ive got a 84 Toyo 2wd pickup. 22R-EC motor. Im not getting an injector pulse. I have battery voltage going to the injectors but the ecm is not pulsing a ground on startup. Th...
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2SK12E5R
hello fellow tech, I'm helping my co- tech,he change O2 on his duagther's 98 RAV4 2.0l due to lean code.He is working on it for a week and he ask my help.when I start cold it seems to run good then gradually run rough and black smokes out on the tailpipe.when ... Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L fuel gauge VIN: JT34P10VXY
Good morning, We have a RAV4 that ran out of gas... according to the customer, the amber light came on, but the gauge was reading a half a tank.. We pulled the senders, and tested them, and both are ok. we checked the gauge as well, and it tested ok too. noth...
2003 Toyota Matrix XRS 1.8L fluid VIN: 2T1KY32E03
need info on how to fill diff of transaxle,or does it share trans oil???

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1999 Acura TL 3.2L egr VIN: 19UUA5643X
Thanks to everybody that responded. I have ordered the EGR update kit from Acura (no local dealer) and will be performing the update fix soon. Everyone that responded..I owe you guys!! Thanks! Chris
1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L Charging VIN: KMHJF21M8W
Had original alt, rebuilt, fix concern. thanx for all the help.
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHCG45C11
Thanks to all that replied-especially Boris from Quebec whose reply saved us a lot of time. We found two broken orange/black tracer wires located inside the wiring harness right next to the brake booster. One wire feeds power to the ecu memory, the other provi...
1992 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.4L No Start VIN: JN1FU21P4N
We replaced resistor/condensor with used part. Part was not available from dealer. We also replaced the ignition coil to be safe. So far all is well.
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L starter, ring gear VIN: 1N4BU31D8R
This one is fixed, but not by me. Our local Napa store did not accept my evaluation of the situation and made my customer go to a local 'Napa Care Center' to re-diagnose the concern. He agreed with me and even refused the 1st starter that the store sent him be...
1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Engine oil leak VIN: JT3VN39W5N
Hello again, busy as usual. I toredown the cylinder head on the passenger side, found that leak was indeed from head gasket at oil passage. However, the gasket also failed at number 1 sealing ring, causing metal pieces of gasket to become lodged in bore, destr...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L power door locks VIN: 4T1BG22KXV
well we did check everything and finally found that at one time someone had installed a aftermarket alarm then had it removed (which customer told us after we found problem) they had repaired all the wiring correct except two wires that were hooked up backward...
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L shift solenoid VIN: JTEHH20V82
Thanks for all the replies, a few pointed toward the ecm A special thanks to tom from Minnesota he spent some time on the phone with me to talk about his horror story any way ecm is covered under 8-80 and a friend who works at the dealer stepped up and install...
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