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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1864Y
Hello all and thanks for your time. I have checked this van out twice. Both times the owner said the light just came on and didn't notice any problems with the performance. Both times I did the tests as per the flow charts and come to the conclusion that the p... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficency bank 1)
1997 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: JNRAR05Y8V
this car failed emission test by the result of high nox. i tested egr back pressure transducer and egr valve and verified that those are no problem. what should i do first now? anyway there is no code and no mil.
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Steering wheel shake VIN: JNRAR05Y6W
Customer states that the steering wheel will shake while hitting bump or dip in the road. Feels like the wheels shutter when problem occurs. We have checked the Front end parts and service bulletins. We suspect the problem is the rack and pinion. Has anyone el...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4S2DM58W71
oddly, this veh cuts out when turning and the fuel gage is pegged. history code p0463. the 5volt ref sig was reading 2.5 volts at tank, cut the wire and voltage returned to 5 volts. replaced the fuel gage unit (includes new fuel pump)and this fixed the gage, b... Trouble codes: P0463 (fuel level sensor voltage high)
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MT31HOY
thank you in advance for your time. vehicle came in for tune up, due to milage, installed factory plugs and wires, upper plenum gasket,and valve cover gaskets and tube seals. check engine light came on after 2 trips. random misfire- firing order in all data sh... Trouble codes: P0300
1991 Nissan D21 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N6SD11S2M
HELP!!! Customer came in on Friday with no start condition, and he drained battery down. Put jumper box on it and it started right up. Charged battery and replaced cap, rotor, plugs, and wires due to being worn out. Truck then would not restart!!! Tested distr...
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1N4BU31D7S
i need help from all the nissan tech's out there. i have a 95 altima that stalls at idle and deceleration.it will stall and then restart right away, then surge a little, then die. at times black smoke will come from the tail pipe. o2's will respond to the rich...
1994 Toyota Supra 3.0L No Start VIN: JT2JA81J7S
Hi,guys i have a hard one,This car came to me 4 days ago.This car was single turbo original American version and the owner changed the engine for Japanesse engine 2JC-GT 3000 two way twin turbo.The owner try to extend the harness and he cut everything.I need t...
1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Timing belt VIN: 4T3ZF13C6W
Hello everyone, this van has had a Jasper engine installed less than a year ago and about 12K miles ago. It came in with a no start condition. The timing belt had jumped a few teeth and you could see where the idler was cutting the belt. Installed new belt and...
2004 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: KDJ95-0012
This Prado is fitted with a 1KD engine with D-4D common rail diesel fuel injection system. It puffed white smoke for a short time while started cool. The white smoke smelt like unburnt diesel fuel. It soon cleared off. Mil light was not on and the engine ran v...
2005 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Low Power VIN: 2T1LR32E05
This vehicle has very noticable lack of power. Not as obvious at low RPM, low speed, low throttle demand. As you put your foot into the gas and get into the mid-range and higher RPM, this vehicle just does not go. If you come to a grade, the vehicle will have ...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
2003 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on, P1456 VIN: JNRDR09X73
Retested system with smoke and the vent solenoid o-ring was leaking. Even though the o-ring was lubed before installing, it had rolled on one side causing a leak. Replaced o-ring and retested system using signal wire on pressure sensor. When testing the whole ... Trouble codes: P1456 (Evap. small leak).
1993 Lexus SC400 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UZ30C2P
Hi : Only 3 replies on this one and the informations are not useful either.Price for the sensor is $ 1,100 from the dealer,customer is tight on the budget so I have to close this help for now. Thank for for those try to help anyway. Trouble codes: 31 (air flow meter circuit), 41 (TPS circuit).
1997 Lexus LX450 4.5L pump VIN: JT6HJ88J2V
to all that helped thanks. removing the pump i found the front seal leaking big time. thanks again everyone for the support
1992 Mitsubishi Pajero 3.0L No start occasionally VIN: CONV430NJ0
Thanks for your help replies. I quite agree with Bradley and others that 'pajero' is the most appropiate name for this vehicle. It is really a '*** sucker'. The guy who designed the distributor cap must be 'pissed' while he was on the job. Bradley and Robb was...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y71
Thanks for the replies on this one guys and I am sorry for the delay. I am possitive that the Maf is the problem but unfortunately the customer did not have the money to replace the Maf. If he does comeback I will post the fix. Trouble codes: P0171.
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D63
Hello everyone: I have fixed this vehicle. We had an issue with the component location i.e. crank sensor. Thanks to the replies, it is located in rear of engine, next to the rear engine mount, on the transmission side. It is fairly accessible without removing ... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank position sensor A circuit).
1993 Toyota Camry 2.2L Oil Pump
Well, great news. Got a new oil pump from Toyota and installed it, reset timing and engine runs great, no problems. Customer picked up vehicle today, and was very happy. Thanks to all who responded. Submitted a claim with the parts store, but I'm not holding m...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L wheel speed sensors VIN: 4T1GK12W6S
Hey Guys. Thanks a million for your help...this problem is fixed.First of I want to apologize to the tech that help me the most,can't name you your email some how got erased.Thanx to roy and garnet.The problem was I was trying to erase the code at the connec...
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