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1993 Honda Civic del Sol Si 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JHME678389
Vehicle was displaying code for cylinder position code and engine was cutting off under load. Replaced the distributor, code was erased. However, ignition timing should be 16 and is currently at 21. No respnse from the ignition timing, even after disconnecting...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL18912
Hi Honda Techs I have been working on this car for about a month car came in with stumble around 40 mph replaced E G R valve and that problem went away next came back with M I L P1457 Evap leak the problem has always been Bypass Solenoid and two way valve on t... Trouble codes: P1457 (leak in evap system)
1995 Infiniti J30 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKAY21D8S
Car came in with mil light sometimes on/off. Pulled codes 32 egr system malfunction and 34 knock sensor circuit. These are not hard codes. Inspected vacuum lines and tested EGRC solinoid - good. Mitchell says there is no voltage to the EGRC at idle and 12v at ... Trouble codes: 32 (egr system malfunction), 34 (knock sensor/circuit)
1989 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L No Start VIN: JACCH58E7K
Trooper had a small crack in head, drove and ran fine. Installed a re-man head and could not get it to start, cranks OK. Changed ends on battery cables and found cables melted (both). Oil pressure wires are in + cable shield and are melted, wire exposed. repai...
1997 Kia Sephia 1.8L No Start
this 97 kia died while driving down the road. it is a dohc 1.8 liter with a none serviveable distributor. repair manauls show to check for battery voltage at black/white wire at distributor.(present) check primary resistance of igntion coil(not within specs). ...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U0Y
Lexus came in with P0125 insufficient engine temperature and P1135 air/fuel sensor heater open. Found bad thermostat and right (rear) a/f sensor heater open. Seemed simple, replaced stat and sensor with OE units. Next day codes returned. Rechecked a/f heater r...
1987 Mitsubishi Starion ESi-R 2.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JA3CC54NOH
customer has two completes. Did not pass emission and cuts out on pull at 4K rpm. I do not know how to pull codes. MOD has not helped either. I have looked in the old emails. Looked it up as a dodge also. I can see that the o-2 volts stay rich. On volt meter i...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4A3AX55X5V
Hello Men,its raining again here in paradise and I have my baseball buddys turbo eclispe here. He said it had no idle and it should be towed. It got here & I was able to start the engine,it had good idle yet after 5 min. idle went away with stalling. I had a c...
1995 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN11W0S
Hi: I'm having problem with check engine light coming on with code 33 O2 sensor open or shorted. Road test showed with scope connected to O2 sensor circuit at both sensor and computer. Also had volt meter connected to heater circuit. Heater stayed on all the t... Trouble codes: 33 (Heated O2 sensor open and shorted)
1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Hesitation, bogs on accel VIN: 4B3AV42N8W
all normal components check out ok, acts like restricted exhaust or lack of fuel leaning out on accel, but co is ok on accel and exhaust shows no restriction.
1986 Toyota Pickup 2.4L main saft and counter shaft
cust complained noise in fith gear i dissasembled the trany (this is my frirst one of these )found the fith gear missing 3 teeth replace the gear and syncro hub asssy and the bearings while i was ther after stugling with the detent balls and pins it shifts on ...
1991 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2ST87F5M
vehicle came in no spark no pulse,blown efi fuse... found oe coil out of specs replaced and car started, did tune up car idled in shop running great for 20 min took for test drive and died again a block away... found efi fuse blown again found bare wire rubbin...
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start VIN: JTDBR32E53
Hello all, I Have a good one here The EFI fuse blows. We traced it to the black wires from the EFI relay the black wire feeds power to half the sensors on the car. We disconnected all the sensor, relays, & componets this circuit feeds. Has anyone seen this bef...
2005 Toyota Tundra 4.7L Oil pump VIN: 5TBBJ44418
This has been crashed in front and the oil pump housing is broken and has to be replaced. I want to know if the lower oil pan can be removed in the truck and if so can the oil pump pickup be removed from there or will I need to remove the engine. Is there any ...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L dash lighting/ dimmer control VIN: 1HGCM81654
I recieved no real help. Manit and Steve seemed to not understand that the dash lights had no dim control. They are on or off no adjustment at all. Bob thanks for the info on the fact you changed dash rehostat and fixed one, I didn't want to spend 300.00 dolla...
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3539X
thank you for your help the problem was a loose ground wire on the front of the intake cleaning it fixed it but i for got to tighten the ground bolt thanks terry Trouble codes: P0402 (e g r excessive flow detected).
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D91
Sorry haven't finished yet but rules dictate I close at this time. This one is still under construction. I have removed the intake and waiting on gaskets. I completely disassembled the manifold to inspect internal but didn't find anything except that someone h... Trouble codes: 505 (IAC control malfunction).
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L no start VIN: 1N6AA06B84
Hello everyone and thanks for the help that was recieved on this one. We checked the problem further and took a stab in the dark that the ECM was the issue. We obtained a used unit and that took care of it. We suspect that the wiring damage to the vehicle duri...
2001 Subaru Forester S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF65671
Thank you to all those that took the time to reply. Several members suggested checking for air in the cooling system. Cracked heads have been a problem as well as cracks in the radiator overflow hose causing air to be drawn into cooling system. I tested the ca... Trouble codes: P1490 (Thermostat malfunction).
2000 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.8L Can't fill fuel tank VIN: JS2GB4158Y
Thanks to all who replied. I found a number of the suggestions were helpful. First, the vent tube and box on the frame rail were filled with water. Also, the canister vent solenoid was bad, stuck closed. The tank vents through it when fueling. Also the rollove...
1991 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN01POM
sorry it took me awhile to get back to this but had to put truck on back burner for a few days. thank all of you for your time and input.I found the ground wire under the intake that several of you had told me about and you were correct . it does have to be co...
1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Master Cylender VIN: 1NXAE09B2R
Thank you to all!! We replaced both front calipers w/reman units these are really nice parts,complete with all new hardware,pads & mounting bracket. Replaced both ft. rotors. Rebuilt both rear wheelcylinders Blead the system,road tested and it worked like a ne...
2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L abs VIN: 5TDBT44A61
We replaced the ABS/VSC ECU and that seems to have fixed the problem. I called the customer and she stated 'so far so good!'
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L noise when steering VIN: JTDBE32K43
Hello. Thanks to everyone for the advice. Everyone that replied had pretty much the same advice. Toyota has issued a TSB number ST001-06 regarding this problem. The fix is to replace the the intermediate steering shaft that goes between the rack and pinion and...
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