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Help Request Answers
1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2HGED6454M
This Civic has had a hard life. Customer brought it in because the radiator was leaking. We replaced the rad and found that the head gasket was blown. This was the 2nd time this vehicle has had a head gasket replaced. Sent head out and had it checked. Reinstal...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L ABS warning light VIN: 1HGCG5659W
AllData says Honda gives no reset procedure for the ABS light unless you use the Honda scanner. Is this correct? No other way to do it? Thank you.
2004 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L Pressure plate VIN: KMHHN65F84
we have the transmission completely unbolted from the engine & it refuses to separate. If there is a better way to get this thing off than C4(which is our next option) I would love to hear any ideas. Thanks in advance and happy Easter to all. Matt.
1993 Lexus SC400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8VZ30C8P
good afternoon gents,hard problem here and i hope you can help.the problem is this,a year or so ago the battery exploded on this car and ever scince the customer states that the car wont start after hot soak,i have tested and back probed the hell out of every ...
2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JMNB353810
car came in with a no start, no fuel no ignition spark, inspected found the timing belt tensioner spring had come off and the belt had very little tension and had jumped timing, replaced tensioner spring and bolt, set timing, still crank no start found imprope... Trouble codes: P1345
2005 Mazda 3 i 2.0L electronic assist steering VIN: JM1BK12F35
This car came from a body shop to have the electronic power steering checked out. They had replaced the power steering pump and the control module. Results from accident. The power steering is not working at all. The 80 amp main relay was blown, and replaced,...
1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JB3XD54BXM
the car came in as a no start. Installed a battery and it took about 20 cranks to start...it was backfiring while cranking...then started! it was very loud because the exhaust was broken off the manifold so we replaced the full exhaust! still takes over 10 cra...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G01
Car came in about 5 weeks ago. Had random missfire code. We replaced the spark plugs and the plug wires and coil boots. Car seemed to work fine. It came in once after that with p0300 and the freeze frame data showed 85% load and about 5000rpm. A kid was drivin... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire)
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L abs motor VIN: JA4MW51R32
Anti lock brake motor comes on for no apparent reason. Makes a noise when it stops. (squeek, quack). Anti lock not activated. Will come on and off as brake pedal is depressed.Every time pedal is depressed Vehicle does not have to be moving.
1992 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L int low side freeze VIN: JN1HJO1FXN
thanks in advance fellow techs for help. i don't do a lot of ac work so i have a few questions i hope you can help me clear up.this 92 max was originally an r-12 car and had been previously converted to 134 before my customer aquired it.it was working well whe...
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L pressure plate VIN: 4S3BH66541
This car came in with a clutch slippage condition and an owner comment that way before clutch slippage started, the car would shake badly when releasing the clutch after the vehicle had been driven 50-75 miles. Ok, past expirience dictated that flywheel was wa...
1990 Toyota Camry 2.0L No Start VIN: 4T1SV24E3L
car was towed in it died on the road customer said it just stopped like he turned off the switch the injectors are getting full power with no pulse so its flooding out i have looked at everything that the ecu uses to time the injector and found nothing ( going... Trouble codes: 41 (throttle position)
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L keyless entry VIN: JT2BG22K4W
Hello Need help programming what looks to be dealer installed keyless entry. I have a 3 button remote built onto key. Mitchell shows how to program with factory keyless entry, but wires are not there and keyless ecu is not below radio. I found A aftermarket mo...
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GN86R1X
Hi this 1999 toyota 4 runner 3.4 check engine light keeps putting a 171 code in memory after you drive it for a while and then you cut the engine of. The light does not come on as soon as you resart but after you drive it about mile it comes on and won't go of...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
1999 Acura TL 3.2L headlights VIN: 19UUA5645X
Hi Guys, Thanks to all that responded. We received info to check the regulator voltage, DRL module and solders, and several that said it could be the inverters or bulbs. Customer has not brought it back yet. Since both act up but seperately the customer is g...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Detonation VIN: 1HGEJ8129W
Just wanted to start by thanking everyone that offered help. I've tried almost all your suggestions but didn't seem to nail it down. Yet. If I have time I will try one more thing. I want to pull the cam gear off and see if by chance it has moved on the cam. Th...
2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L compressor VIN: 2HKRL18541
thanks for all the help. the fix was a new compressor and a condensor as the drier is part of it.some people said check the expansion valve but there is not one on this vehicle.
1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L frt. wheel bearing VIN: KMHJF24M8W
unfortunatly hub seized in bearing and would not come out shop press hammer technique etc. ineffective.got used knuckle assembly,replaced bearing replaced rotor all set thanks for all your replies and sugestions.
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L erratic shifting VIN: KMHCG45C11
Yes,this one is fixed.Thanks to Richard from California for pointing out TSB 02-40-001,It was an exact fix.The problem is a diode in the main harness right at the firewall.It is an easy repair,you remove the two nuts securing the harness to the firewall under ...
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KM8SB12B34
first thanks to every one you responded .what open my eyes was on scan data cranking singnal has always off when cranking whit scan normaly when cranking comes on when cars strats goes off so as i mentioned in my updated on start position (ignition switch clut...
1996 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNKNG01D9T
well i just want to thank all the people that replied to this problem of mine.the fix was the air flow meter.well the price of the meter was very high so we figure lets clean it and see if problem would be fixed. to our surprise the problem was not their any m... Trouble codes: P0340, P0100, P0325.
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.5L suspension
the fix was tightening the transmission crossmember,thanks forall the help.
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Compressor VIN: 5N1ED28T3Y
The Nissan reman pcm that I replaced to fix the driveability problem created the AC problem. The pcm would not ground the AC relay. Replaced with another reman Nissan part and all is well. Many thanks for the replies, especially Kelly from California who actua...
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1CA31DO1
had a couple of replies stating that a bad iac motor could short out the iac citrcuit in the pcm. that is also how i feel. but they also informed me that the pcm has to be dealer programmed. the nearest dealer is 60 miles away, so the customer decided to drive... Trouble codes: P0505.
1994 Subaru SVX LS 3.3L 3rd gear VIN: JF1CX3451R
thanks to all that replied to my help request.although i cannot close with a fix at this time i did receive some valuable info on a updated forward clutch hub with extra lubricate holes present to address a lubrication problem.i have just reassembled this tran...
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L daytime running lamp relay VIN: 1NXBR12E6X
Hi and thanks to all who responded, James [...] CA. was right on the money. Under the inside fuse block there is a multi connector where all the grounds meet and are joined. There it was, burned from arcing and an open ground circuit. Chopped out the affect...
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