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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, idle surge VIN: 1HGEM21931
Hi to all This is a clean well maintained car. The problem is it starts to idle up and down from 600 to 1500 rpm. If you turn the car off and start it up the idle valve seems to bring the idle up and let it back down normally. If you touch the throttle it wil... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle air control malfunction)
2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L leak VIN: 1HGCM56333
This Accord has an oil leak coming from the front crank seal. AllData is no help as far as R&R. 8/10th hour to R&R balancer and 4.0 to R&R crank seal. Does the seal come in from the back side of the timing cover? Anything to watch out for?? This vehicle has a ...
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KM8SC73EX5
customer states she suddenly is getting poor mileage about ten mpg's . she believes she was around 20mpg before. fuel trim numbers show what we consider minor corrections of long term trim numbers of -2 to -3 percent . monitored o2's ,checked coolant temp, che...
2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L engine VIN: JACDJ58X22
Oil light comes on at hot idle, is full, gets very noisey and rattles when at opp. temp. I have heard of oil sludging problems but not much in archivess. Several have replaced engines with low milage wonder if is same problem and is factory helping?
1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNDJA7239W
Customer brought this Sportage in concerned about running rough when at stop light. I have driven this and have duplicated a few times. When coming to a stop and in gear engine will start to run rough and almost stall then idle fine. Doesn't feel like an engin...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L steering rack VIN: JT8UF11E4M
after replacing the power steering rack, the vehicle was steering normally until driven for approximately 3 miles then it lost power steering assist. i replaced the rack a second time with the same result. the assist does come back after sitting for a while bu...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Unknown VIN: JM3LW28G3Y
This trans was rebuilt a couple of months ago, the owner conplained that sometimes it would feel like it goes into neutral while driving, we could not make it do it till today. When you are going up a steep hill and start to accelerate a little it will downshi...
1988 Mitsubishi Mighty Max Sport 2.6L valve traine and engine vacuum VIN: JA7TGFJ64Y
the trunk was not driven for a long time due to engine timing problem. i fix the timing and got the truck to run but i have two problem. one is that the engine makes very loud tapping or clunking noise from the valve train all the time. it gets louder at highe...
1989 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: JA7FJ43SOK
thanks for any help you all can give and old man here. this truck will not run but will always start right up. it has a rolling idle that is always poor. if you open the throttle it tryes to die but will aways just surges from 300 to 2000 rpm. i have switched ...
2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L fuel level sensor VIN: JN1CBJ1D81
this one seems to me a pcm reprogramming issue, vehicle has code #p0464 fuel level sensor circuit open. checked fuses ok, fuel guage on dash works fine checked for voltage at pcm pin # 83 has @1.89v and I have a good ground at pcm pin # 90. with scanner (geny)...
2004 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L Unkown VIN: 4S3BH80694
Dear fellow IATN members, I'm looking for ANY ideas on this one. Car was brought in for routine brake job, installed front and rear pads (OEM in rear, mountain rotors / akebono pads up front). All surfaces where cleaned/lubed, Test drive car to bed pads, every...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
1992 Acura Legend L 3.2L lifters VIN: JH4KA7662N
The answer to the lifter noise was narrowed down to, the machine shop collapsed the lifters during assembly. Several lifters would not pump up, after many test drive attempts, pulled the valve covers, plenty of oil was present. Replaced all 24 lifters, bench b...
1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Pulsating voltage VIN: IHGEJ824XV
thanks for all of your imput on this one. I slipped on the basics... the #15 fuse was blown under dash. looked for the chaffing of harness under intake and found none. the car had been hit in the front recently. told customer that if it blows again ill have to...
2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L no power VIN: KMHCG45GOY
thanks for all the help i tryed unpluging maf like some of you said and it went a lot better. replaced sensor car runs great thanks to all that replied.
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S42
I fiannaly found the problem with everybodys help the crank sensor was damaged when the timing belt was broken . Thanks for all your help and God Bless ya'all. Trouble codes: P0340.
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L drive engagement VIN: 4S2CK58W7X
We replaced the 3-2 shift solenoid and force motor and it corrected the problem. Thanks for the help
2004 Lexus SC430 4.3L batt VIN: JTHFN48Y70
Many thanks to the guys who replied to my request. By isolateing out the DC cut fuse my draw went away, this circuit powered up the Gateway computer which then runs the MPX - B1 - B2 - B3 circuits. Isolateing the gateway computer and then reconnecting again th...
1995 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1NA3531S
I have finally got the time to work on this car. As many of you said it was indeed the cam sensor. Thank everybody for the assistance. It is hard to put so much money in one part without being positive it will fix it.
2003 Nissan X TRAIL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JNITBNT30A
most replies said just to disconnect the battery or carry out an idle relearn with a scanner. I forgot to mention in my original post I had done both of these. with the scanner, it could not complete the procedure. we started to run out of time so i took it to...
1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT3GN86R8V
thanx too all that replied...waited to see if problem was actually fixed..IT IS...most of the replies instructed me to swap coils to see if misfire follows...did not...tried swapping injectors as well...did not...but John from California sent me an excellent r... Trouble codes: P0301.
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Differential VIN: 4TAWM72NOW
Thanks to all. We found the actuator to be weak, it would turn but was not strong enough. we replaced it with new and is working fine.
2000 Toyota Solara SE 2.2L Engine VIN: 2T1C322PXY
We talked to the dealer, and they told me to go ahead and take it apart and let them know what I need. they are going to cover it. they had even found a few good used engines for me. Good for me, good for my customer. Thanks for the help guys.
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L abs VIN: JTEGD2IA82
Thanks everyone for your responce, most responces were on the rear abs ring (cracked) we inspected those but no signs of cracking, thanks for the input. I will be following up with the customer to see if it happens more frequient
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