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Help Request Answers
1997 Acura RL 3.5L abs light on VIN: JH4KA9647V
Hello fellow techs. Thanks in advance for your time. I have an Acura with abs light comes on after about 40 seconds of the pump running and trying to purge air or build pressure. The code im getting now is code 1 which in alldata has a very simple flowchart th...
2006 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5L fuel mileage VIN: 2HJYK16426
Hello all, I have a question for all the Honda Techs out there, I have a customer with an 06 Ridgeline and he is wondering if the 07 has the trick fuel management system where it cuts 2 cylinders while cruising down the freeway, if it does, what exactly does i...
2001 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG35C31
this vehicle came in with a dead miss on cyl. #3 with codes p0300 & p0303,thought at first an easy fix,was going to throw a coil at it,decided to swap coils prior to replacement to make sure,original coil showed good spark with tester,swapped coils,then vehicl...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDR09Y31
Hi This infinity has a p0141. bk 1 sen 2 O2 heater code.I checked for current through sensor but showed none. I also checked bank 2 sen 2 and had no 1 and 2 sensor 1 both had app 1.5 amps. So my problem is with both rear O2's. The heater circuit h... Trouble codes: P0141
1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L hard start VIN: KNDJB7235W
i have this kia that it takes 2-3 trys to start in the seems to be fuel related, i do not have key on engine off fuel pres.i do not know if this is normal.i can not find anything that that says how it is normal.when cranking the pess. comes up to no...
1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hesitation VIN: KNDJA7233W
Vehicle brought in for loss of power than died.Also replacement of cracked exhaust manifold. Found no power to fuel pump. Replaced relay, vehicle started and ran well except for extreme lack of power. Checked fuel pressure 28 psi. Replaced fuel pump, test fuel...
2000 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L No alternator output VIN: JM3LW28GY0
Customer brought vehicle in after putting on 3 different alternators from two different manufactures (Bosch, Napa). Battery light is on and battery is not charging. Checked all wiring and fuses, everything ok, all grounds in system tested ok, wiring from PCM t...
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L ABS module VIN: JM1BJ24522
Hello everyone, especially Mazda Techs. Have [...] with ABS and Brake warning lights on almost all the time (go out sometimes). Road test - slightly erratic ABS application (activates under light braking intermittently)Scanned for codes - none present - che...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Immobilizer System VIN: 4A3AA46G7Y
We try to pull codes but ecm won't respond & check engine light never come on open ecm & smell burnt, We purchase a used ecm & immobilizer module togheter from same car since they are coded to each other & the car still not start but now We have mil on then go...
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Timming belt VIN: 5N1ED28TX1
I have this Xterra with a broken timming belt and was hoping to get some info on this engine. Can you guys tell me for sure if this engine will bend valves or not? We have told the customer that there is a chance the the valves are bent but we will not know un...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D03
Had code po507 idle speed control system. Checked for vacuum leak.Can't fine any. The idle creeps up the longer it idles. Between 1200 and 1500 rpms. Cleared code and the service engine soon light went off but the code set on the scanner. The service engine so... Trouble codes: P0507
2004 Nissan 350Z 3.5L engine VIN: JN1AZ34F74
The car is misfiring in the upper rpm range, MIL is on and the error code is P0304 (multiple cylinder misfire). When we lean the AFRs in the upper rpm band the misfire is gone but then it is too lean (AFR ) 12.4) and not healthy for the car. Also the misfire...
1988 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Stall VIN: JT4RN63A2J
Hello all, Long time since my last post but I'm in a rut and you guys have always helped before. This toyota pickup came to us for another shop with a start-run 5 seconds- and stall condition. We imediatly chked to see if it was spark or fuel and found that ...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K1X
Relpace Both Vacuum Switching Valves On Charcole Canister- Light ON In Two Days,Then Replaced VSV On Air cleaner Assembly Same Result Trouble codes: P0446
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Temp blending VIN: JT3HN87R0Y
Hello Toyota Techs: I have this 2000 4runner with electronic climate control. The system right now does not decrease the inside temp. It is either hot or cold. When the display is at 65 degrees the blender actuator is full open, and thus the heater valve is al...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1996 Honda Civic CX 1.6L Rear brakes VIN: 2HGEJ6328T
Hello, Guys. Thank you for all replies. This Civic was fixed 10 days ago, sorry for delay, I was waiting to make sure customer not comming back. That's what I did after I asked for help: - Replaced E-cables - Filed backing plate tables - Replaced hardw...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1652Y
Running out of time so I had to close this post. The problem is very intermittent. Since the post, the problem has occured twice. She drives the car back and forth all day long it's hard to get it into the shop to perform the test. And when I do perform testin... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire detected), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire detected), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire detected), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire detected), P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire detected), P0306 (Cylinder 6 misfire detected).
2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBF01A22
i had 3 replies, checking for contamined oil, rich conditions, or faults with oxygen sensors, attempts to clean the throttle and mass air flow sensor and the need to replace the throttle body assembly if it was controlled by wire. after we were unable to corre... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle speed).
1991 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L Excessive Emissions, No SES light? VIN: 4S2CY58Z9M
Found remains of plug by the ECM, tucked back inside body (apparently it was in someones way) While in there I noticed that the ECM area smelled a little musty. Seems water has been getting in and the wiring and ECM are rotten and quites surprised that it is s...
2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L cam timing VIN: JACDJ58X82
thank you everbody who responded. i was able to get some good information about the crazy cam setup on this trooper. we set the timing the way it was described by more than a few members and the truck [...] right up. thanks again for the invaluable help. ke...
2000 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JMITA2215Y
I would just like to say thank you to everyone that replied to my post. It turned out to be the IAC after all. I just wanted to make sure because it is an expensive item. I made a gasket out of aluminum foil and blocked off the iac and the idle came down. Unfo... Trouble codes: P0505.
1993 Nissan Altima 2.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1521425BS2
Turns out the rotor was bad although had no visual signs. I had alot of suggestions about a distributor which got me alot closer. One person suggested a bad rotor but I thought it was a long shot, turns out they were right! Anyways I appreciate everyones help ...
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1N4BU31D2S
thanx for all the replies, i got a 99 engine that worked just fine although everything had to be swithched over.
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD29642
Thanks for all of the information. My main concern was getting access to the spark plugs, and with your help it wasn't hard at all. I removed the air cleaner box from the right side then the washer bottle and battery from the drivers side, this is a good time ... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire 1 cyl), P0302 (misfire 2 cyl), P0303 (misfire 3 cyl), P0304 (misfire 4 cyl).
2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L Fuel Smell VIN: JF1SG65683
Hey all, Thank you for the responses. After twice doing a thorough visual inspection and coming up empty I counseled my customer to not top off her tank. Here in Oregon it is illegal to pump your own gas, you have to allow an attendant to do it. They often ask...
2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L extended crank VIN: 4T1BF28B12
Well, the Avalon problem was 2 fold. Randy [...] had the input we needed. The fuel pump & regulator are both part of the module in the tank. No return line, nothing to pinch off & isolate the pressure bleed-off. Randy suggested that we pressurize the module wi...
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