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1992 Acura Vigor LS 2.5L Misfire VIN: JH4CC2640N
help all acura techs!!. we have this vigor with what seems to be an odd issue but maybe someone has seen this before.only when the a/c fans/compressor turn on the vehicle will mis fire. we think we are loosing spark or injector pulse but it happens too quickly...
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L engine VIN: 1HGCB7553M
Hi there and thanks for you help, the car is a 91 accord 2.2l. car just started stalling while driving. the check engine lite will come on and lose power. car will sometimes start right back up or sometimes have to wait. when it will not start the engine lite ...
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S6CM58W8W
Truck seems to have no/improper idle control. Right now it idles at 3000 rpm and will not slow down. It acts as though the computer isn't signaling the IAC or the IAC is not responding to directions. So the question for you Honda/Isuzu experts- does this thing...
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L locks in reverse VIN: 2HGES16561
Hello everyone and help. I have gotten myself in deep on this one. We got this 01 Civic in with no drive or reverse at all. We removed and disassembled to find 4th burned out. We installed new seals and clutches, as well as shift solenoids. We looked the valve...
2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Door Locks VIN: 1HGCG16542
I thought I could figure out anything, but this one has me stumped. Replaced front brake pads on last visit, but when customer drove away, came back with door locks cycling every 3-5 seconds. Reset computer, changed battery in remote, checked ignition sw...wha...
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S42
Thanks for your help in advance. I removed cyl head because the timing belt broke. Reinstalled everything and tried to crank engine and it started ran for about 1 min the died with a code 0340 in the comp. so I did all the basic troubleshooting and found no pr... Trouble codes: P0340
1990 Isuzu Trooper S 2.6L No Start
help dont do many forien repairs trooper blows fuel pump fuse #24 when cranked over every time unpluged fuel pump conector dose not blow easy fix (not) new fuel pump still blowes fuse at home now realy bugging me is it the wires in pump hanger where goes throu...
2000 Lexus GS400 4.0L steering VIN: JT8BH68X2Y
this is my 1st post for help. its one of my personal vehicles and i'm starting to rip my hair out over it, so here goes... roughly 10k miles ago i noticed that it started to wander all over the highway. i have to constantly keep adjusting the steering wheel. ...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJGF10U41
first time posting (be gentle, i'll try to get it right) -vehicle came in w/p0174, found broken pcv line. replaced test drove everything looked good on scanner, sent away. -its back two weeks later w/p0174. looking at freeze frame data closer it seems like ma... Trouble codes: P0174 (lean oxygen sensor bank-2 sensor-1)
1987 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Stall VIN: JM1GC311XH
This mazda will idle but stall as soon as the throttle is moved. I have repaired a vacuum leak, tested fuel pressure (40psi), the mass air flow door is moving, I have a good injector pulse, charging voltage is good. This thing has me stumped any insight will h...
1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: JN2UF3235L
Hi, this eng. would stall and not start at all, we check and found spark is good, fuel pressure is good. but no injector pulse. 12vs is present at the injector connector. since ecm was repalce by other shop a couple month ago, and we were able to get the eng. ...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JA4MW51R02
What could be the cause? I read a few posts about the crank sensor trigger wheel slipping. But a look at the timing belt timing proves to me that the trigger wheel has not moved. Did not actally remove it to prove either way. Engine has good power and rough id... Trouble codes: P0305
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, high idle VIN: JN1CA31041
Car came in for starts and dies a couple times when cold. The check engine light being on as well.For codes for p0505 iacv and rear o2 codes.Car would start and die once or twice and when you tried to start car again right after that it would start right up.Fo... Trouble codes: P0505, P0136
2002 Nissan FRONTIER 2.4L consuming parts VIN: 3N63CD1359
attn NISSAN experts : this truck is having a miss on cruise aproximately at 50 miles/hour.It shows like a defective coil or wires.Originally the vehicle was running really bad, so we change Coil,cap,rotor and wires and the electronic module inside the distribu...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 4S3BG6856W
Vehicle was overheated shortly after timing belt (etc.) was replaced. It has internal problems (combustion in cooling system) and has all the signs of having been run very hot. I removed the engine and removed the cylinder heads. The old head gaskets had no ev...
2002 Subaru Outback H6 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S3BE89692
Vehicle stalls very intermittantly, sometimes hot, sometimes cold. Will restart if key is turned off sometimes running poorly, sometimes running normal. There were no codes current or history. I tighten the lose + cable, I also losened it and wiggled it to try...
2003 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 2.7L abs light on VIN: JS3TX92V33
thank you guys in advance. i have this suzuki SL-7 with abs light on. i pulled code 26 by grounding the abs connector. does anyone know what the code descriptin is. especially that i have limited data on this unit.
1991 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L dome lamp, seat belt, door ajar lamp VIN: 4T1SV21E0M
This one is driving me crazy. Toyota's poor wiring diagrams (in my opinion) are no help to me. This car has the dome lamps staying on, door ajar light on the cluster staying on, and none of the auto seatbelts are retracting (coming back to a latched position)....
1994 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JT2EL46D8P
Problem! alert, alert! we have a 92 tercel here that is a problem. When you drive it for about 3 min. it starts havinga driveabiltiy like a mass airflow you start from a dead stop and go to accelerate and it is not responsive to the gass pedal [clutch]. if u n... Trouble codes: 31 (map sensor)
2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L PCV hose VIN: 2T1BR12E32
Hello everyone, ive got this toyota corolla here with an oil leak. It seems to be coming out of the hose that goes from the valve covor to the throttle body (alldata calls it a pcv hose). The oil is running down the sides of the throttle body and making a fair...
2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Driveline VIN: 5TBBT44143
This one is causing grief. It started out with a vibration felt at 50-60mph. Tires checked and balanced. No change. Test drive with rear driveshaft removed & vibration was gone. Suspected problem with rear driveshaft and was removed and sent for reman. Reassem...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1999 Acura TL 3.2L steering column VIN: 19UUA5641X
Thanks for all the replies. Just about everyone was correct. All I had to do was drive it a bit further and the switch stated heating up again and the car stalled. The ignition switch is avilable from the dealer as just the electrical portion and that makes it...
2000 Daewoo Nubira CDX 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: KLAJB82Z9Y
sorry it took so long to close . customer picked up car and has been driving it with no problems .thanks to everyone who replied.this car is a mystery.
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG3252X
thanks to everyone for all your input. the general concessus is to replace the distributer with a NEW unit. after discussions with the vehicle owner, they have decided not to repair at this time.thanks for the help leon Trouble codes: P1381.
2003 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L "D" light flashing VIN: 2HKYF18183
Thanx For all the help. I sent the customer away and told him that it was most likely a VSS But to watch for a speedometer drop out. He has not had any futher problems yet... and has not complained of a drop out.So wee will see.
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Radio VIN: 2HKYF18543
Customer never came back so i couldn;t give a acurate fix, but I do think it was the radio it sflf that was giving me the problem! Thanks to everyone how replied!!
2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L MIL on, Shifting, Speedometer inop VIN: KMHWF35V01
Special thanks to Ty from Connecticut, and thanks to all for speding your time to read my help request and offer help. As it turns out, Hyundai's can use either the sensor on the trans, or the sensor on the r/f wheel - depending on the specific year/model and ...
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S52
Thanks to evertone's help very useful info but as usual cust does not want to spend money at this time and will try autozone parts good luck to him and thanks to all the help. Darren/ Advantage auto Trouble codes: P0350 (Sec. Ign sys).
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L cv joint VIN: JT8GK13TSR
well this one fix. i order another axle came with instruction. narrow point of the outer housing are aligned with wide area of the race.its work fine . thanks a lot.
1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L shifting VIN: 4A3CS44R1M
We disconnected the connectors at the transmission while the problem was occurring and still couldn't communicate which ruled out shorting solenoids. The problem was the TCM, but thanks to our local Mitsubishi parts department we really got screwed up on this ...
1990 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1HJ01P8L
I am posting this as a fix.What we found here werwe bad injectors.When we got the car to start we had several cylinders misfiring we narrowed two to be injectors that were open circuited and also found one cylinder to have poor compression.The customer neglect... Trouble codes: 12 (ignition signal missing).
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
some good replies none unfortunately were conclusive. we cleaned the maf, and could not get a stall after that. customer is pursuing dealer and/or geting rid of car. the wiggle tests on the harnes did not produce any symptoms for us and customer was against ec... Trouble codes: P0430, P0500, P0505.
1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SSF6359
Thanks to all that replied I would have to agree with most of you who said replace the cats. I don't think that on this car you can accurately check the o2 sensors unloaded . I monitored the oxygen sensors on the road , and they seem to operate normally . The ... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst system efficiency below threshold bank 1).
1993 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L Hesitation, lack of power VIN: JS3TD02V1P
Sorry for the late reply.After further testing and conferming A limp mode and telling the customer we needed to replace the MAF before going any further they decided to go no further.Thanks for all that responded Trouble codes: 33 (maf).
1993 Suzuki Sidekick 1.6L Surge VIN: JS3TEO1VOP
Well guys after all help was recieved and everything was done as of the replies. The truck still had the problem so I used a intake cleaner and it was much better. Thanks Trouble codes: 33 (Signal voltage high at 2000 rpm or less), 34 (Signal voltage low), 53 (Spe. of scm for california spec vehicle only).
1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L no power assist VIN: JT2SK12E3P
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. We too the advice of many and flushed the system completely and soaked the lower steering column joint with penetrating out. We sent the vehicle out and the customer has called in to report no further problem...
1999 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 2T1CF22P1X
Hello and thanks to all who replied As you know I have been wrestling with a mystery problem. I have ran this car without a problem now for weeks. I have tested items that you all have sugested and found nothing wrong. Since my last update I have filled the ca...
2005 Toyota 4Runner 4.0L No Start VIN: JTEZV14R95
Ahhhh water water everywhere on this problem I did think, water water everywhere... I did go connector to connector and checked and dried. I checked the imobilizer and it was unset. I am still confused what a tds is. Someone said theft deterent system. Does th...
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