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1999 Acura TL 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA5643X
96k mile 99 acura TL. did the timing belt, plugs, egr tube cleaning and i still have that error code 1399 then 302;300;303;304 follows it. has anyone else ever had error code 1399 which allegedly means general misfire? i checked the timing and it is dead on. t... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P1399
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L oil light on VIN: CG5554XA11
Hi, I sure hope you guys can help.Vehicle came in overheating & eng oil lite on.No oil on stick.Removed radiator cap & found excessive amounts of engine oil in cooling system. No MIL illumination, no eng misfire & no white smoke from tailpipe. Pressure tested ...
2000 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L cam,lifters VIN: KMHJG25F8Y
car came in with engine ticking, no matter if it is hot or cold sound never goes away . sounds like its comming from the lifters but not sure . called dealer to check on price to replace lifters and he said they have never sold a set of lifters for this car. h...
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L motor VIN: KMHJF25F9Y
hi this problem is a tought one , customer of mine has a 2000 hyundai elantra, calls me once a month and tells me his car cranks but does not start , he waits 25mins then trys it and starts in one start , i have it towed every time and starts when it gets to m...
2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHFU45D91
Customer came to us from dealership saying they were told that they needed a new intake to repair this problem. The plastic gear on the intake were the variable induction motor mounts onto it is stripped. We beleive that we can replace this gear without replac... Trouble codes: P1159 (Variable intake motor malfunction)
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Alternator Belt VIN: 1YVGF22C7X
This car came in on hook for a dead battery. We found the alternator belt with only a few strands left holding it together. Black "powder" all over front of alternator. We replaced belts first and had excessive noise mainly on startup and when the throttle was...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80C23
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L 1-2 shift, limp-in mode VIN: 4A3AK34Y5T
need help on manufactor-specfic code P1784. cant find any info in achieves and OBD-II generic is p1784 on my genesis.having high 1-2 shift which it always had, but real problem is trans goes in to limp-in mode when hot and getting off freeway. turn car off and...
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GTS 3.0L Clutch VIN: 4A3AE75H23
Came in for a noise when clutch was release and no noise when clutch pedal pushing in. Diagnosed we think that is the release bearing problem, but just want to get second opinion, thank's advance for responded. David [...]
1994 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L starter VIN: JN8HD17Y5R
car came in with starter engaging then disengaging but leaving starter motor engaged not turning mtor over but starter motor just spinning.installed new starter and new one started car once and now solenoid is stuck causing motor to turn constamtly but sloenoi...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L fuel tank VIN: JN8DR09Y62
vehicle initially came in with service engine light and customer complaint of vehicle will not take in fuel when filling. verified both complaints. engine light found being evap vent control valve(leaking) replaced fuel tank for complaint of unable to fill tan...
1993 Toyota Camry 3.0L cooling system VIN: JT2VK1ZE1P
this toyota is driving me crazy. it came in with an over heating problem. found 200ppm hc in cooling system. removed cylinder heads and found head gaskets blown on both sides. sent heads out to machine shop for surface and pressure test. heads were fine no cra...
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L engine VIN: 1NXBA02E7T
this toyota was brought in for regular 90,000 mile maintenence, inc. fluid services, timing belt, water pump, and engine tune up. customer states that after the car was picked up, he is feeling a vibration in the car. when test driven we can feel the problem, ...
1996 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L ses VIN: 4TAWN74N9T
Vehicle was tuned up for this problem at another shop. I test drove and verified ses complaint never felt a miss though?I checked the basics,compression, good spark,inj.pulse etc...NO vacuum leaks. Not as familiar with toyota common problems?Never got it to mi...
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12E8Y
I have this corolla that runs lean I have tryed every thing 02 sensor does not switch at idle I have tryed new 02 from toy new air flow meter ran toyota injector cleaner no diff.no vac leaks no exhaust leaks and no other codes .Could the vvt screw up and not s... Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T18F2889Y
Thanks for checking this one out. This Avalon has set code po171 now two times. We cleared code after first set and it came back within 2 days. We first checked for a vacuum leak and cleaned maf sensor. No drivability problems have been noticed. Air/fuel ratio... Trouble codes: 171 (lean on bank 1)

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1997 Acura RL 3.5L abs light on VIN: JH4KA9647V
thanks to all the techs who responded. special kudos to sal from nebraska. Most of the replies were very helpful. Replaced the modulator with oe equipment and for cya factor installed a new accumulator as well. Found the bleeding to be much easier with new uni...
1990 Honda Civic Si 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGED7368L
Changed ecm after changing dual relays car runs okay. No ground sent injectors from ecm. Dist. signal were okay.
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L timing belt VIN: 52XH512344
Majority of the responses were timing belt tensioner should have been replaced during timing belt replacement. Expensive learning experience, some said there is a recall on the tensioner, we ran the VIN at a local dealer and found no recall. Our best advice, r...
1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hesitation VIN: KNDJA7233W
Ah, it's always the simple things that throw you for a loop. It was not evident to look at it when you opened the hood, but the hood insulater was just loose enough to drop over the air intake when the hood was closed and suction created on accel. (that explai...
1993 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1YVGE22A9P
Well, let me eat crow... So after checking the timing belt alignment and hitting my head against the brick I actually took a step back. Hi HC, hum... Pull the hose on the pressure regulator, wala(sp). Replace regulator and all of a sudden, she runs smooth... o... Trouble codes: 11 (Intake air sensor), 17 (O2 not switching).
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, VERY LOW POWER VIN: JA4MT41R5X
Thanks to all who replied. We found that the crankshaft position sensor trigger wheel was out of synch. It is driven by two small roll pins on the back of the crank timing belt gear. Both pins sheared and allowed the wheel to retard, effectively retarding the ...
1995 Nissan Pickup XE 3.0L automatic lockout hubs VIN: 1N6HD164Y5
I really appreciate everyones help. As I said i just replaced the axels I did not rebuild them. Aaron from Colorado got it right. The parts store gave me one axel for a 6 cylinder and one for a 4 cylinder truck. And the 4 cylinder is smaller but just enough to...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L engine VIN: JN86RF8951
well this one was wierd but it is fixed. thanks to all that replied. After not seeing anything visable in the valve train we talked a buddy (Bill Todd, Todd's Garage) into loocking inside w/ a borascope. Still w/ no signs of issues. Decided to reassemble and s...
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