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1997 Daewoo NUBIRA 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KLAJA35ZEW
This one is killing me, extremely intermittant cut out whilst driving, occasionaly idling. Customer states that while driving vehicle just cuts out can be 30kmh driving off or coasting at 100kmh. When it happens sometimes will start again straight away but mos...
1987 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 2.0L No Start VIN: JHMBA3143H
This vehicle would not restart for customer after driving normally a few days ago. Towed to shop and started immediately. Ran it for awhile (a long while) and then shut it off and immediatley tried to restart but would not. Spark good. Fuel pressure and volume...
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Suspension VIN: IHCGC6655Y
Car has a suspension rattle in the right front when going over bumps. I replaced a broken stabilizer link, but the noise is still there. I am thinking the strut, however I would like to know if there are any common problems. I have had little luck replacing st...
2000 Honda Civic HX 1.6L start clutch VIN: 1HGEJ7221Y
This car was sent to us by a general repair shop. they had already thoroughly checked engine out found no problems. I found a tsb, honda #02-068, which matches this cars symptoms. the tsb fix is to replace pcm, start clutch assembly, and start clutch control s...
1994 Kia Sephia GS 1.6L Flex Plate VIN: KNAFA1213R
Greetings fellow techs. I have one here that I wish would just go away. I put a used wrecking yard engine in this car 6 months ago, Replaced the TC flex plate and engine backing plate due to being slightly bent/tweaked. Everything cool for 3 months. Car comes ...
2001 Lexus GS300 3.0L Pads VIN: LXF4456743
Sorry about the vin but the customer took the car,I want to get some idea's if it still squeaks.Could not find anything in archives.The problem with these rear brakes is they squeak as you drive and stop when you apply the brakes.This only happens on the right...
1993 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L dash "lock" light on VIN: JM2UF6143P
This truck had a high emission failure under load. After all dignostics we replaced the ECU with a used one. This solved the problem. The customer returnd saying that now the 4wd "lock" light in the dash comes on every time he starts the engine. He selects 2wd...
1994 Mazda B2300 2.3L HC at idle VIN: 4F4CR16A7R
Cat was hollow and o2 was very slow at first idle emission state test so co was 1.1% and HC was 450ppm. after repairs, HC will slowly climb up from 30ppm at idle to about 190ppm before the 30 sec test time limit. Have scoped MAF and cleaned, inj flush, HC in c...
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C7X
Alright guys, this car is just filling the cylinders full of gas. SO much it is killing the plugs and won't start. It has No codes and the data looks fine. What do you guys think?
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L speedometer VIN: 4A3AA46G92
this is a car lot car. speedometer not working. has new cluster. no 5 volt ref at pin 80 con. 41 of pcm. i can ground a test light and tap the wire going to speedo and the needle jumps. this tells me i dont have anything messing with my wire between pcm and sp...
1997 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Readiness monitors VIN: 1N4AS11D8V
Can anybody help with this one? We had this car brought in to us with REJECTED at the test lane. OBD system not ready. We ran the 2 time drive cycle that ALDATA rec. and we could not get the monitors CAT/ EGR / O2 to set to ready. We did this drive 4 different...
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31071
now it idles up and down no check engine light but wont idle down below 1,000 but does surge to 2,400 any sugetions? the dealer wont help me with it but he did say this was problem with these cars Trouble codes: P0505
1992 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L timming VIN: 4T1VK12E7N
Hi All, Thanks for taking a minute to look at this post. I have a 92 camary that I bought for a song,clean straight car. Any way over heated, so I bought it replaced the heads ,water pump and timming belt. Straight foward I thought. I have checked the cam ti...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Stall VIN: JT28G22K3W
Car towing in won't start. Ck fuel pressure ok 45psi, injectors signal ok, R&R plugs looked black, clean & check coolant sensor resistant good, after clean plugs car starts & stalls,runs rich and coughing, Ck EGR & exhaust fine. as it runs like open EGR, rev u...
2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Seat heater VIN: JTEHF21AX1
The customer has come back to our shop with the problem of her seat heater not working. The back of the seat heats up but the bottom part does not (Your back gets hot, but not your butt). The switch does not have a temp gauge or any means of turning it hotter ...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1994 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L alternator VIN: JACDH58V7R
Thanks to all that offered suggestions. Technician was trying to over complicate the job. When he went back to the basics, he replaced the belt (had already been done) and the vehicle started charging normally. FYI, we did have 2 of the alternators tested and ...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22D0Y
Thanks for all the replies all of you were right after I removed the valve I found that it was all carboned up and the pintle was not moving enough for the flow to match the voltage applied to the valve... so i replaced the valve and gasket (took me more than ... Trouble codes: P1409 (EGR stepper motor circuit malfunction).
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L timing chain VIN: 1N4BU3109S
Thanks Kelly sometimes it's so easy you look right past it. The pan was pushed up about a 1/4 inch, and you could see marks from pick up tube. Fixed pan and found no further concerns.
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Stall VIN: 1N4AL11DO3
The fix was a bad throttle control relay and the air duct was off. Thanks guys
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L radio and instument panel VIN: 1N4BA41E54
Thanks to all who replied. I did get lucky with this one. By chance, I had the key on and then shut the door. That is when the fuse blew. I isolated it to the door. Found that when I closed the door, the door stop hinge would rub against the wire loom causing ...
1992 Toyota Paseo 1.5L RElease Bearing VIN: JT2EC45F1N
No one had a transmission out to measure. I could not guarantee the results so customer towed car away.
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Surge, Decell VIN: 4T1BF32K62
Thank all of you for your replies. After listening to all of you and a further diagnosis we concluded that a reflash would have most likely corrected the problem. However, when we presented the option to the customer he elected not to continue with the repair ...
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