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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCB7567L
Cold Idle surges up to 2000 rpm then drops back to 800, back up to 2000 then down again to 800. It will continue to do this until engine is warmed up then all is well. We have verified Fast Idle solinoid opertation, TPS readings,ECT,ACT and injector resistance... Trouble codes: 25 (Not a valid code New Used PCM resolved.), 41 (O2 heater open. Confirmed bad O2)
1993 Honda Civic DX 1.5L compressor? VIN: 2HGEJ2248P
Car came in complaining of poor A/C, hot air only. We put guages on it and pressures were normal at idle 30psi low side and 175 psi high side. At 2000 rpm the low side dropped into vacuum, so we replaced the expansion valve. We charged it up with 20oz of freon...
1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L cabin blower VIN: JT8BD68S9W
Greetings to Lexus techs: We have this '98 LS300 with a faulty cabin blower circuit. The motor runs ok when straight-wired. We get two codes, for both driver and pass side solar sensors, but we're not sure how to test these. The blower uses a resistor pack t...
1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L monitors VIN: JHMAHJ1123
hello everyone ! just saw this truck today for a minute . 800 miles have been driven including dyno drive cyles , but monitors won't set on ,o2 , o2 heater , cat and evap you know the routine , been all over , including the dealership. i'll see it again tomorr...
1992 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN8HD17Y7N
Hello everyone I have a good one here. This pathfinder came in on the hooks. Cust said that he was driving and died out. He towed it to his house and he replace the cap and rotor, but nothing. When i got it it started but as soon as u give it gas it dies. i ch...
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L compressor comes on and off VIN: 1N4DL01D01
Customer came in complaining of 4-5 times a week A/C would not blow cold. At any other time the A/C blows ice cold and there is no problem. We brought the vehicle in and test drove the vehicle numerous times for a total of about 35 miles with no problem. We al...
1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BK6750W
Hi there, I'm in Canada(Ontario), 1997 Subaru Legacy wagon 2.5 dohc. came in overheating-eventually found cracked block-was unable to find low milage motor. Client sorced his own motor, it's a Japanese motor with no e.g.r. We have been told by the supplier to ...
2002 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF63592
second time in for same codes in 2 months. B1S1 is an AFRS. Alldata gives scan tool info based on the factory scan tool. When Ricky asked me to come over to help, I noticed a 12 volt 50% square wave on the wire at the AFRS he was testing. I've concluded he had... Trouble codes: P0130, P1137 (b1s1 range)
1996 Toyota Celica ST 1.8L windhield wipers VIN: JT2D802T7T
Hi Everyone, I am working on this Celica after a few others have attempted. It has a problem with blowing fuses on the wipers. I have tried a new wiper motor and it still popped the wiper fuse. When I replaced the fuse, smoke bellowed out of the right hand si...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1HGED3646M
Thanks to all whom replied, a lot of replies thought it might be the distributor (cam and tdc sensors) but if you read all the info you would have seen the distributor had less than 5k miles on it. What I found was a faulty igniter! I was a little suprised as ...
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L transmission VIN: 1HGCD5633S
Didnt really get to fix this one persay, but the customer was happy. After rechecking everything and then talking to a local transmission shop that i trust, it was decided that there was a problem inside the trans and would require further disassembly. When i ...
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBD18271
Thanks to the guys at Davenport Motors here in Plano, Tx. (an in dependnt Lexus shop). I rechecked all the circuits concerning the gear selection switch and did not find any problem. We then sent the car to Davenport where the ECM/TCM was replaced. I suspected... Trouble codes: P1780 (Trans selector switch).
1998 Other Asian wolverine 350CID Cuts out, Misfire
dear are all gods...i wish i knew what you all forgot about carbs over the past ten years. as it turns out , my problem, this time , wasn't carb wasn't the last time either... my cid was toast... when i was told this, i opened it
1998 Toyota Tercel CE 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2AC52L1Y
Hi this one is fix. We try to find the wire that was short to ground but no luck. we are a institution so only i have three hours to diagnostic and repair vehicles. so we ask the custumer what option he wanted, taked to my shop for furter diagnostic or a free ... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor circuit short or open).
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on, no throttle response VIN: 5TBBT4417Y
most replies pointed to the grounds and the t-body. code only applied to the amp draw on the motor. tried rewiring the motor, no change. current ramped clutch, (.9amps and would drop following the duty cycle output of ecm. it would duty cycle at abt 50% then d... Trouble codes: P1126 (Magnetic clutch circuit malfunction).
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