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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5656S
This one has us stumpped. It is intermittant and always comes back with code 09-2. We have replaced the distributor where the CYP sensor is located and checked all the wiring. Check the ECM and everything checks out ok. We can take and drive it and nothing hap... Trouble codes: 092
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L dash warning lights VIN: 1HGCG1656Y
vehicle came in with no charge from alternator. alternator had constant short. replaced alternator and after a few miles of driving battery light, brake light and all in-dash door lights come on for a second. different driving habits do not affect the light co...
2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Suspension VIN: 1HGCM56755
The last trip to the selling Dealer had the vehicle road tested by the Service Manager and he agreed that the steering wheel was off center. It was also his stated opinion that the drifting to the right was too slight to be out of Manufacturers specification. ...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L fuel tank fill VIN: KMHJF35F5Y
hello all i am in need of assistance with this one i have a 2001 hyundai elantra with a 2.0 it will not take more than 2.00 in gas at a time we have replaced the valves on tank and on top of canister and cleaned all hoses and filler neck and still will not tak...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: KMHDN45D21
Hi all in IATN land. This car came to me on the hook overheated. Testing confirmed a bad head gasket. After head work was completed, and fluids checked, car was taken on a test drive. All worked well with the exception of the trans. On acceleration from a stop...
1991 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L Cuts out, VIN: 4S2CG58Z2M
thanks in advance, got a tcc lock up problem. i have little info here at the shop and need help. driving at about 60mph at a steady cruise i feel a jolt for about a second. happens a few times but intermittently. i dont have the right scanner to read tcm codes...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA72322
Hi guys, this car was very low on gas when it was towed here,there was no fuel, had a good spark,checked the power to the pump,,with ken on and engine off there was no power to the pump and that is a green and yellow wire, but while crancking i got power to th...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L engine valve train VIN: JT8VS28G1W
Customer doesn't want to spend money to inspect further without being able to trust we will find fault and be able to correct problem.
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L lateshift 1-2 VIN: JT8BF28G3X
hello to all, please respond with your exprience. the transmission had late shift 1-2 when it cold. when engine warm up, transmission shift normal no check engine light or orther warning light on. thank you for all your help. david
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Surge
I got this Galant in last week it had a bad water pump and blown head gasket. After repairs engine surges badly but more so cold. The idle set screw is in all the way as if someone had this problem before. I don't know what it ran like before the repairs. I ca...
1992 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN1MS36P4N
Customer drove appx. 45 miles on day of inital oggurence. Appx. 2 miles from his home, engine started to act as if it had water in the fuel(surging,missing, very poor idle, erratic acceleration) After shutting down at home, the next day it fired right up and r...
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L speedo VIN: 1N4BU31D3R
this is a 1994 nissan altiam w/heads up display. the speedometer while in a stopped position will fluctuate with the rpm's of motor. but while driving it will respond normally with speed of vechile. the tach does not work at all. i have a good signal out of th...
1995 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Power Locks VIN: 1N4AB41D5S
Vehicle brought in with the power locks having a mind of their own. Customer states that while driving down the road, the locks will lock and unlock by themselves. Also when the vehicle is parked and you lock the doors, they will unlock by themselves at some p...
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L heater core VIN: 1N6DD2158Y
Thanks for reading! I have a 2000 nissan frontier with 2.4. customer replaced heater core because of leaking. heater core is not leaking any more but is not heating. I removed expansion case to view heater core and all looks well except that it is only getting...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L anti theft VIN: JN1CA31D0Y
Hi Nissan Techs, I have a client here who has a maxima that cranks butinttermittently wont start. It has an after market alarm and a factory security system. The after market alarm was wired into the factory system by the dealer some time ago. The client woul...
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN39W3L
im having trouble getting this truck to retard timing with te1 and e1 jumped. ive checked tps (good) even jumped at ecm and cannot get timing to retard. under hard acceleration it will set a code 52 (knock sensor). the reason i think it is setting this code is... Trouble codes: 52 (knock sensor)
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L tires rubbing subframe after installing an after m VIN: 4T1BF18B6W
week later after raining customer brought back complaining of noises while turning . on hoist i could clearly see fresh tire rub marks on sub frame tire making contact on sharp turns both sides. noticed uneveneness on the outer tie rod end thread one side adju...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2002 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KLATA22612
thanks to all who replied. without the proper scanner i had to send it GM to rerun crankshaft relearn test,and that did it.thank you to all troup. Trouble codes: P1336, P0420.
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L dash VIN: JHMCD5559R
first i want to thank every one who replyed to this post and taking time out of very busy schedules these days ... well finally this thing shorted out bad enough to pop a fuse in the dash fuse box . now i can hunt this ghost down i dont remeber the fuse #. but...
1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Engine VIN: 1HGEJ1223S
It runs! Stupid, Stupid, Stupid!!! I kept thinking about it haveing fire and the puffing noise in the exhaust. I knew that sound was from a cylinder firing on an open valve. My son in law said he thought number one wire was one position back and asked if I mov...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1652Y
I removed the injectors and found a lot of carbon buildup around the injectors. I went ahead and replaced all 6 injectors and the car is now running how I want it to be. Thanks for the replies. Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire detected), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire detected), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire detected), P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire detected), P0306 (Cylinder 6 misfire detected), P1399 (testing and results).
1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA21D2T
Wow! This was easily the toughest fix of my entire career. It ate my lunch for a few days, but I sure learned a lot. I appologize this fix is long, but well worth your time to read. As I mentioned in my help request, there were six other fixes I found in arc...
1988 Mazda B2600 2.6L Surge, Misfire VIN: JM2UF6125J
hi after educating myself with carbs I found the vacuum secondaries weren't opening at wide open throttle. dash pot opened the throttle plates and held vacuum but there was no vacuum at WOT to the dash pot removed carb to find heavy carbon build up underneath ...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start VIN: JM1TA2212T
Thanks everyone for your help. Did necessary checks . Found ignition dist intermmittently worked.. Sometime would start and run but no power and poor idle quality. Replaced dist. corrected problem.
1998 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Alternator VIN: JM1BC1412W
Hi Folks, Most of you were right on. A new OEM belt tightened to no deflection and retightened after driving an hour did the trick. The overcharging was from the PD alternator that I first installed. It was not a PD alternator. This vehicle was made 7/97 and t...
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Alternator Belt VIN: 1YVGF22C7X
Thanks for AL [...] of the replies. Many of you were right on track. We definately learned a lesson here. Since posting, we AGAIN replaced the alternator with ANOTHER after-market - the car was back the following week with the same problem. We noticed that the prob...
2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB51D73
Well i feel alot better now. The nissan store installed a computer for an automatic car and not a manual that i have. the ecm was looking for a can signal from the trans computer and there isn't one. The spec-v with the 2.5 doesn't use can unless its an automa... Trouble codes: U1000 (ECM cannot communicate with insturment cluster), U1001 (Same as above).
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN39W3L
well for what ever reason the coolant sensor is not a concern anymore. the light has stayed off for some time now. im still fighting with the knock sensor code. this engine does have a deep knock on hard acelleration, so the customer is going to deal with that... Trouble codes: 52 (knock sensor), 22 (water temp open or short).
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