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1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 1HGCD5665T
Vehicle came in for a hesitation and runs rough. Check engine light been on for 2yrs. original code rear o2 sensor dont remember the number of it. Vehicle in need of tune-up. Replace spark plugs, air filter, fuel filter and clean throttle body. Decided to clea... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean condition)
1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L ign lock & key VIN: JHLRD1842V
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L compressor VIN: JHLRD78893
This vehicle came in about a month ago with the a/c compressor making noise. We replaced the compressor, condenser (the drier is part of the condenser) and expansion valve. It was working fine for two weeks then came in blowing warm. Found pressure was low. Re...
1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L Surge VIN: HMHWF35V5X
Hello everyone, I have this hyundai that has a lean surge at cruising speeds. Checked fuel supply and volume, both are ok. Checked ignition system and found no concerns. Smoked and found no vacuum leaks. Intake boot is ok. O2 sensors test ok and have been rep...
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No OBD Communication VIN: KMHJW35F5Y
This car has failed an OBD Emissions test due to an inability to communicate through the OBD connector. My Solus will not communicate either. I have checked all of the related wiring between the connector and the PCM. There are no faults. There is both ground ...
2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2211Y
customer brought in for check engine light on, runs fine. has code p0401 egr insufficient flow detected. i checked vacume lines to the egr booster solonoid and sensor, i pulled the egr valve, not clogged at all, perfect. checked operation of solonoid with powe... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr insufficient flow detected)
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22191
Car came in last week with a PO400,found no voltage change from Egr Sensor while driving,vacuum supply fine,no broken vacuum lines,EGR passages not restricted,moniter vacuum between EGR valve and soleniod with gauge spliced in during test drive soleniods seem ... Trouble codes: P0400
1995 Nissan Pickup SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1N6HD16YXS
Vehicle dies when on decel (comming to a stop or slowing down to 5mph). Only happens intermittently (once every 10-15 stops). Restarts easily & runs fine. Checked grounds (ok), MAF is right on at idle but only achieves 3.5 volts on snap throttle, fuel pressure...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L ABS Electronic VIN: JN1CA31A5Y
Hi All, I have a Maxima that won't communicate with my scan tool. I am able to read the data of all the other computers, just not the ABS. I have tried manually extracting codes by grounding the terminal at the DLC and the light didn't flash. I checked powers...
2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 3N1AB51A92
after getting back from nissan and test driving to verify repair car died going down the road but restarted with a ses light. got back to shop and found p0340 (cam sensor problem) cleared codes and let sit in shop running. once in awhile it will just die on it... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft position sensor problem bank 1)
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L wheel bearing VIN: JF1GD29622
Any ideas greatly appreciated this car driving us nuts. Put new rear brake pads and rotors on car on test drive heard bearing type noise from right rear took apart and rechecked the brakes no problem found. Replace right rear wheel bearing test drive noise gon...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L valves VIN: 1NXBR12E81
Customer stated that car was running fine when it died as she came to stop. Came into shop and wouldn't start. We checked all the usual suspects [fuelpressure-spark-sensors-exhaust-valve timing etc.] and could find no problems. When we sprayed starting fluid i...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L p0500 vss VIN: JTDBE32K02
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help on this one. The customer stated that he was driving the vehicle and it started revving and then the MIL light came on. I pulled codes and found a code P0500 stored in the PCM for vehicle speed sensor A. I look...
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L rf caliper VIN: 1NXBR32E53
hello all i'm posting this for another tech. the car came in with the front brakes worn out. replaced pads and rotors, came back 2 days later with the rf brake caliper smoking. replaced front calipers with reybestos remans. came back rf smoking, tried bleeding...
2005 Toyota highlander 3.3L turn signals VIN: JTEGD21A75
I'm wondering if anyone can help me. Customer requested installation of device to make turn signals louder. We installed "headlights left on warning buzzers" to right and left circuits. Customer happy with work, except it turns out that although he is hard of ...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
1991 Acura NSX 3.0L valve train VIN: JH4NA1152M
thanks to all those who replied, lots of good ideas. i spoke with the customer the other day, he does not know who the re-builder was or what weight of oil that was used, he is happy to do an oil change and see how it goes. i am pretty sure that this engine wi...
1997 Acura Integra LS 1.8L timing belt VIN: JH4DC4353V
Thanks for all the replies, I removed the cams and pressurized the cylinders, bent valves in two cylinder, replaced the valves and timing belt, all is well with this Acura again, guess the customer will believe me when I tel him he is over due for timing belt ...
2001 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L Valve Train Noise VIN: KLATA52681
Thanks to everyone that responded on this Daewoo problem...I forgot to close this help request because I am waiting on the lifter set (2 weeks!!). I changed the oil in this car, warmed it up, and removed the valve cover while hot (engine ticking). I was then a...
2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Idle VIN: 2HKRL18591
Thanks to everyone who took the time to help me with this one! Gary from Florida was spot-on with his suggestion that the power steering wire connection at the rear of the engine might be broken and affecting idle...it was...repaired this and engine just barel...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L dash lighting VIN: JT8VF11E81
Thanks to all who replied the fix was removing the cluster and sending it out to mrwhizard instrument cluster repair.
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: RFX0058494
Thanks to all respondents. I did changed both knock sensors and wiring harness under the intake manifold. No codes. Trouble codes: 0325 (knock sensor), 0330 (knock sensor).
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Cooling fan VIN: 1YVFP80DX3
Yes their was a recall on this...Mazda is taking care of it...Alot of people said there was a tsb and should of checked my Alldata...I have checked my Alldata three times and have not been able to locate any TSB...Before I posted I also called my local Mazda w...
1994 Nissan D21 XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NGSD11S1R
It turns out that 155,632 miles on this engine with the O.E. timing chain is too much.The timing chain was very loose & the timing was 10 degrees off. We set the timming & this kept the light from coming back on. The customer did not want to put the money into... Trouble codes: 33 (o2 signal open).
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D7S
if you can rember back a month..never mind..this is the Maxima I replaced the #5 injector on and then #5 went dead again... Vehicle got worse still, and would liquid lock after sitting all night. I finally removed the intake and while removing, I heard the f... Trouble codes: P0305 (misfire on cyl 5).
1986 Subaru GL-10 1.8L air suspension VIN: JF2AN75B7G
Thanks for all your help. Right front strut had a leak so pump ran all the time, turning itself off after about 7 minutes of operation. Again thanks.
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: JT3GP10V9W
Most of the respones were about the timing belt being too tight. Others were making sure if was not another drive belt or the timing cover rubbing and causing the noise. Neither of these were the case so we loosen the belt just before the point where it would ...
2000 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L Misfire VIN: 4TASM92N4Y
recommended customer to get valve job but customer declined work.thanks for all the information guys! Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 3 misfire detected).
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