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1991 Acura Legend 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA3275N
this vec has ign miss on cyl 3,4,5 but also has no inj sig on same cyl. diag leads to igniter but will that kill inj too? Trouble codes: 15 (ign sig fault)
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L odometer VIN: 1HGCD5636T
Speedometer works,Odometer does not,Not much info with alldata,does cluster need To be replaced As A whole unit,Alldata says check connectios And grounds all good. Blk wire for continuity to ground ok. I dont want To miss anything . Thanks
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L radio VIN: 2HKRL18972
battery went dead. stereo is locked. customer does not have 5 digit code. stereo model is 39100-s0x-c020. reference # cq-jh8161x. serial # [...]. please help us help our customer. thanks you. sincerely david
1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L Pump VIN: JT8BD68S6X
Car came in with loud beeping noise accompanied by ABS/VSC lights on dash. Retrieved codes C1223 for "Fault in abs system" and code C1252 for "Hydroboost pump motor malfunction" Went through procedure for checking code C1252 via Toyota Online website to find t...
1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L cam sensor VIN: JMSLV5232W
98 mazada mpv came in as a no start:i got into vec. and it started rite up . but it ranrough i bearly got into the shop before it stalled scand ecm for codes found one code present for camsensor replaced dist. and tune parts .try to test dive it ran smouth fo...
2000 Mazda Miata 1.8L Stall VIN: JN1NB353X1
I have this 2000 Mazda Miata that has an intermittant problem, what happens is while cruising with hot engine, customer will hit a pot hole or really rough road and the car looses power for a bit sometimes stalls then picks back up and runs fine, the check eng... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft Position Sensor A circuit malfunction)
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28G11
We have a 2001 Mazda MPV LX that will intermittently throw a check engine light. Codes P0171 and P0174 are stored in memory (bank 1 system lean, and bank 2 system lean). We have replaced the intake plenum gaskets per Mazda service bulletin for these codes (we ... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 system lean), P0174 (bank 2 system lean)
1991 Mitsubishi Mirage 1.5L No Start, no injector pulse VIN: JA3CU24A8M
Car came in as a no start .Customer stated Check ENG light came on & car died. Has spark but no injector pulse, battery voltage found at injectors , no ground from computer. distributor IS turning. Reference voltage at dist harness connector was 12 volts & tes...
1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3BM54J5P
Hey guys/gals here is another ECM related Mitsu 3000gt problem. I have searched the site and read any/all related problems. Here goes: There is no 2/5 coil output, verified timing is dead on (all covers removed), scoped cam and crank at the ECM and scoped sign... Trouble codes: 52 (ignition signal or coil 2/5)
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L parasitic draw VIN: JA3AJ46G6T
this car came in for a poor running condition car would run good and then fall on its face very erratic. came from a body shop which had identical car for parts. switched dist mass air no change. then i noticed that battery kept dieing within a few hours. hook...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3AA46G21
Not sure if I should not post this in engine forum but I feel this is the best place. This car came in not running. Broken Balance shaft belt got wrapped up in main timing belt and threw timing out and bent all intake valves. Replaced head with rebuilt unit,...
1987 Toyota Pickup 2.4L idle VIN: JT4RN63R4H
hi, i have this toyota pickup that when the a/c is engaged the idle surges up and down, this is only when a/c clutch is engaged. i have replaced the carburator at an earlier date and triple checked that all vacuum lines were put back in original place. while t...
1996 Toyota T100 SR5 3.4L valve timing, compression VIN: JT4UN24D5T
this truck was towed in to us as a no start. the vehicle has not started for 5 months. we are informed that it was during a very cold day, the truck started and ran for 10 minutes and then died. it has not started since then. when we first checked it the truck...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L mil on no complaints VIN: 2T1BR12E71
intermittantly (approx. every 2 weeks)the mil comes on with dtc po171.customer has no performance complaints.here is some of the freeze data:cal load 39%,rpm 3347,cool temp 188.6 f,intake air 68.0 f,ctp sw off,s fuel trim 4.6%,l fuel trim 27.3%,fuel sys cl,eng... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean fuel trim)
2004 Toyota Matrix 1.8L abs mil VIN: 4T1LR32E84
The ABS MIL light will occassionally stay on for extended periods of 2-15 minutes after vehicle starts. Will usually go out once vehicle moves out of driveway, but not always. ABS works normally. Brake warning light is also on when ABS light comes on, but flui...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1990 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: JH4DA9357L
We spent a lot of time on this problem, and never got it to pass emissions. After exstensive testing and rechecking, we gave up. all of the inputs to the ECM are correct according to Alldata. CTS,MAP, TPS,O2S, all vacuum routing is correct, fuel pressure is co...
1988 Isuzu N NPR 3.9L No Start VIN: JALB4B1H9J
Thank you to my only reply from Marty. I checked the electric motor for power, none, trace circuit to fuse panel, which was uncovered, found that someone had kicked the fuse out of the panel accidentally. Installed fuse and it starts. For anyone's information,...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58W21
Thanks, Mike, Tony & Jeremy for your replies. The fix was found, with the help of Guy at Identifix - on their website, & maybe even other info systems, he pointed me to a TSB from Isuzu on how to install the timing belt on this engine. It is a mess to do but i... Trouble codes: P1312 (ION sensing module SEC line 2 circuit fault).
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L hardcodesetsimediat VIN: JHTEK549PO
thanks for all the helpit was the shift sol e the one with the violet wire under the valve body po 739 shift sol E lock up thanks again Trouble codes: P00, 773 (shift solinoid E).
1989 Mazda 929 3.0L fuel/ ignition VIN: JM1HC2213K
thanks to all that helped out on this one the problem is so intermittent. customer never came back after that.
1994 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L compressor engagement VIN: JN1RZ24D2R
thanks to those who replied but the answer was a puuled wire in the harness engine tourqe pulled wire and reconnected on decelalenght of wire and some rerouting and all is well
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L runs great VIN: JN1CA21D1T
As of now ,I have not been able to fix this vehicle completely.Lucky for me the customer has multiple vehicles.As I stated earlier the knock sensor code was a relatively easy fix..but the evap code is still eating my lunch.We have tested everything that we can... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor 1 circuit malfunction), P0446 (Evap Emis Ctrl Vent Ctrl Ckt Malf).
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Headgaskets VIN: 4S3BK4353T
Greetings, After 2 set of headgaskets (Subaru Genuine)We replaced both heads with a third set of headgaskets and had exactly the same problem (externally leaking coolant and oil from the top along the headgasket. As the car didn't have any headgasket problems ...
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Camshaft sprocket bolts VIN: JF1GD29694
Hello, ***BEWARE*** any job requiring cam sprocket removal on these engines. I got multiple replies all saying they have encountered this before. None of the solutions are very attractive. In my case, all 4 sprocket bolts were insanely tight. Impact guns o...
1991 Toyota Pickup 2.4L convertor VIN: JTP4RN93P8
Found problem to be flexplate shims installed incorrectly...thick shim should be on crank and thin on flexplate side. Could not locate correct nomenclature w/alldata repair but found one in parts and labor guide...shows proper shim placement.
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L filler neck VIN: JTDBT1236Y
The customer don't want to fix the problem. We're still waiting and hope coming soon.
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