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1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L valve train VIN: 4S6CM58W3W
has knocking noise from passenger side valve cover. engine not missing and is dohc version. pulled valve cover and found no problems. suspect cam follower but have no info to help.
2003 Kia Optima SE 2.4L door locks VIN: KNAGD12693
door locks lock and unlock on own. when key is tried doors lock ok but when tried to unlock they immediately lock again (all doors are affected) you cant hardly get in/out of the car. ran tests that alldata gives but not really detailed. everything seems to be...
1992 Mazda B2200 2.2L Poor Fuel Economy, lose of power VIN: JM2UF1135N
truck came in with complaint of mileage down, exhaust oder. check plugs, black, compression even 150.replaced plugs and checked o2 sensor black but not all sooted up, brushed of and reinstalled until able to find source of rich condition. vapor cannister not f...
1998 Mitsubishi PAJERO GDI 3.5L electrical engine management VIN: EV45W5YPC2
vehicle came in our workshop on truck from about 700 km away from lusaka where it knocked,this is a mitsubishi gdi pajero 6g 74 engine.we sourced spares from south africa as our dealers could not impress here in zambia.we reasembled the engine and runs smoothl...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1GK12W5R
the engine misses after about 10 min on startup and will miss intumitent the code is on #4 cyl and the cyl test at 155 to 180 psi leakdown is ok valves in spec and new inj plug & swaped coil do not change the miss
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: JT2BG22K4X
thank you for reading this help request. vehicle may go 2 or 3 weeks with no stall symptom. has not acted up while at the shop. tried a different idle speed controller- no change. problem is very random & has no pattern. customer says after problem occurs the ...
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T0Y
replace catalyst due to rear 02 voltage similar to the front, after replace catalyst test drive code came back within 10 mins. any help would be appreciated, thank you... Trouble codes: 420 (catalyst converter)
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Surge VIN: 4T1BF30K92
This vehicle’s complaint is surging on light load or steady cruise, intermittently. Graphing the PIDs led us in the direction of the EGR. The EGR position and EGR command seem to change in time to the surge. Unplugging the vacuum line does stop the surging so ...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L abs light on intermittantly VIN: JHLRD1854V
Thanks to all that responded - most said to replace sensor and go from there. Others suggested I scope the sensor which I would do if I had access to one. I did have a OTC DAT meter (glorified DVOM) that had mag sensor tests - (cam, crank, hall effect type sen...
1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L cooling system VIN: 1HGEJ8147V
First off, Thankyou to all responders and thankyou to IATN for this amazing site/service. Hoped to avoid pulling head, ended up having to do so. Inspection of head and gasket did not reveal any odvious problems. Machine shop thinks they see a headgasket prob...
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L rear wheel hub VIN: JT8UF22E7S
Everyone that responded agreed, it should have a snap ring. It took almost 15 tons of force to press out the old bearing, and to my surprise, it took 15 tons to push in the new bearing. It probably would have worked for another 112 thousand miles with out one,...
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR 2.0L No Start VIN: JA3AH86C66
Thanks to all that replied. I paid Mitsubishitechinfo.com the 20 and got the pin layout. It was some mod's the kid had made that caused the no start. So I don't believe this fix will be of help to anyone else. The wiring diagram James sent wasn't quite correct...
1982 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1HZ06S1C
Found out the converter the customer installed was the wrong one...too small for this vehicle. Replace the converter and replaced the MAF sensor like many of you suggested. Vehicle ran through emissions just fine. Thanks for all your help.
1995 Subaru Legacy Postal 2.2L Misfire VIN: 4S3BK6953S
first off sorry it took so long to close this message and respond. it took a lot of time to fix this car. thanks to those who replied. the problem we are not 100% sure which one fixed the problem or if it was a combination of problems. we removed the upper int... Trouble codes: P0303.
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Cannot fill gas tank VIN: 1NXBR18E1W
The problem has to be in the ovrv (?) on top of the tank. Problem is still present even with the canister totally disconnected from tank. Parts arrived and customer decided not to fix the car, sooooo I cant really confirm that the valve on the top of the tank ...
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