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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCD5668S
Hello to all and thanks for your time. This "cranks but no start" came to us on the hook and customer stated it died while driving down the road. At first the car would start and die right away leading me to think security system problem. Dead end on that thou...
1997 Honda Civic HX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ7127V
what are we missing? do not have factory scan tool. is there some type of learn or flash procedure for sensor replacement? Trouble codes: P1162 (front heated o2 sensor malfunction)
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L radiator VIN: 1HGCG6659X
this honda is getting oil in the coolant. this is a ulev, v-tec engine. it does not have an oil cooler on it. just wondering if anyone out there has run into this before??? next step is to pull the head. phil
2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L shift pattern VIN: JHMCG66882
This tranny has a funky shift pattern every morning when cold...late shifting and a little jerky. This funky shifting occurs maybe the first two cycles of stop and go. The colder the weather the worse it is...after car warms 5 min and has its cold operating sh...
1994 Infiniti J30 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4G258Y1R
Hello Friends, This is an easy one since the car is fixed already, it is primarily aimed at Infinity/Nissan techs but I value every response. What I am asking for is your thoughts and or experiences you could share on three things, first being Bosch spark plug...
2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L 1-2 Band & drum VIN: JACDJ58X01
Greetings, and thanks in advance for taking the time to help a fellow tech in need. I apoligize for the length of this post. But I wantged to include all pertinent data. This Trooper has me against the wall. It has not left the shop for 7 weeks. Your help is r...
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L front seal VIN: JT8UF11E3P
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G5X
After the car has been driven for 3 to 6 miles, on slight accel. it hesitates. A few times at a stoplight at idle it starts to run rough also. Then the check engine lite comes on and p1354 sets and also the trac off lite comes on, which I think is normal for t... Trouble codes: P1354, P1133
1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L ect temp sensor VIN: 1YVGF22D6W
does mazda have any harness problems - schematic diagrams followed properly .
2001 Mazda Tribute DX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4F2UU07B31
car came in with misfire. pulled plug and checked for spark on cylinder 2, spark good compression good on all cylinders, ohmed injectors good. ohmed wires between each injector and computer, good. replaced spark plugs and check wire kv readings all within rang... Trouble codes: P0302
1998 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L timingchain VIN: JN1CA21DOW
Timing cover was leaking oil. Replaced o"rings put back together now won"t start.Sounds like it"s out of time pops threw exhaust. Pulled cover back off and marks are lined up.Has anyone seen anything like this before
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L cylinder head VIN: 1N4AL11D82
Customer said engine was very low on oil so they added a couple of quarts,soon after the engine overheated. When the car got to the shop the cooling system very low, after adding water and pressure testing we found the coolant was filling up the block and all ...
2001 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 4S3BH89621
Hello all, thanks for your time and consideration. So I looked at the archives for problems with one of these 3.0 Subys and found none. Customer complains that the engine will stall and then fail to start on hot (90+) days after operating the car for extended ...
1996 Suzuki X-90 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3LB11S1V
Tested both selonoids for egr,bench test ok,with wheels blocked in drive,can get vacume going down to egr,both selonoids are working ,and when i apply vac to egr with engine running it kills motor,I can also notice cold it idles fine,as it warms up idle goes a... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr insuf flow)
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1SK12E9S
Hey all;this camry was a tow in and I'm glad to have ANYTHING in the shop since it's been so slow. I couldn't hear the fuel pump energize so pulled the back seat and put power to it and the pump runs fine. Went back to the test connector and shorted from batt ...
2000 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TASN92NXY
Thanks to all who replie in advance. This vehicle came to me last week with a P0300, P0301 and a P0303. It has new spark plugs, o.e. double ground electrode. I had live missfire data on # 1 at the time approx 0-35% I swaped #1 coil with known good cyl and miss... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0303-), P0303 (p0305-), P0305
2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R11
This originally came in with code P0446 EVAP Vent Control Malfunction. We check the system and found the solenoid on the canister was stuck open, removed canister and inspected lines, replaced solenoid, cleared codes and shipped. This code also set the VSC and... Trouble codes: P0440 (EVAP System Control Malfunction)

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: SGFSBSBIGF
hey sorry guys for taking so long was waiting to make sure the problem no longer existed. Yes it was relay that was causing the problem. Thank you guys for the help.
1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L pump VIN: 1HGEG8553S
Everyone was pretty much right on this one, I suspected that the pumps that I was getting were bad. After getting yet another pump, we finally have power steering. Has anyone else been having problems with new parts( or reman)? Thanks for all the replies from ...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L compressor VIN: 1HGEM229X1
Hello everyone. In all I received 12 replies. Most hit it on the head. It was the thermo protector. You can see where it lives, but access is not good. Once you get the p/s pump and reservoir unbolted and swung out of the way, the alternator is next. At that p...
1997 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L thrust bearing VIN: KMHJF21M5V
The customer has decided not to do any repairs at this time. even though the crankshaft has end play there is no engine noise with foot on or off the clutch -I agree with Joseph that the thrust washers were incorrectly installed in the factory -one washer had ...
2001 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCF35G01
Sorry to say that I have not fixed this car. Found a glitch in TPS thanks to info recieved. Customer had to have car right away and has not returned. Guess he feels okay with just knowing what the problem is. Trouble codes: P1128 (Fuel system lean - part load).
2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Electronic VIN: KMHWF35H9Z
I want to thank everyone for the input on this problem, especially those who cleared up the P1529. We did get P0720 bad output speed sensor. I compared the signal from the input and the output speed sensors, they were fine. Since the output sensor had already ...
2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L timing belt VIN: JACDJ58X11
The exh cam on the right side was set to the mark for the left side. What Isuzu did was to use the same exh cam on the left and right but give them different line up marks. you line up the 2 dots on the left and the one dot on the right with the drive gear. Th...
1996 Mazda B2300 2.3L state inspection VIN: 4F4CR12A6T
First of all thanks to you,checked power and ground to pcm all ok,per mitchell on demand ask to replace the pcm,replace it and all ok.Again thank you.Michel Trouble codes: 603 (kam keep alive memory).
1997 Mazda B2300 2.3L Starting VIN: 4F4CR12A5V
A big thank you to Chris [...] on this one he hit the nail on the head the problem was that the evap solenoid had gotten down against the power steering pump and the wiring insulation was rubbed off by the steel power steering line causing a short. Repaired...
1992 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4GK41S8N
thanks for all the input on this one guys. i did test the harness as a few of you suggested and yes the power side was indeed grounded somewhere in the loom. took the pcm apart and had some fried circuits. the only replacement pcm i was able to find for this l... Trouble codes: 41 (injecter circuit fault).
1995 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AA31C75
We are closing this request for help since the client has picked up and not returned to check out the possible cause of the check engine light and related code. One of the replies with help from Charbel of Ohio suggested that the timing belt could be off one t... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor circuit).
1987 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JN8HD16Y5H
Thanks for all of the replys!!!I happened to have a old throttle body for one of these laying around,tried the mass airflow sensor out of it,no change, then I unplugged the O2 sensor and drove it again,problem was gone,replaced o2 sensor this morning,test driv...
1990 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L Stall, PINGS VIN: JT2VV22W0L
determined faulure was in torque converter based on symptoms . customer declined further teardown . tsr
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