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1999 Acura TL 3.2L Power steering VIN: 19UUA5646X
P/S noisy and fluid spill out when engine turns off.Talked to rack & pinion rebuilder, they advise the "bleeding method" as usual by raising front wheels, turn lock to lock with cap off, done that & drove for 40 minutes, still noisy, foaming fluid and spill ou...
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Driver's door VIN: 1HGCB7551P
The driver side door has the owner locked out (or locked in) I wedged the top of the door panel open to see, everything is connected and electric locks appear to work inside and with the key. I sprayed juice on the latchlock, beat on it gently with a long scre...
1993 Honda Civic EX 1.6L cluster VIN: JHMEH96XPS
all warning lights in cluster stay illuminated with the key out of the ignition and with the ignition switch unpluged every thing still on the power windows function its like the switch is stuck in the on position but its not. i removed the interior fuse block...
1997 Hyundai Sonata GL 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: KMHCF24T2V
Hello to the best Tech's out there. This Sonata is going into closed loop at 2500 RPMs. The emissions are good when in closed loop. Through trial and error, I found that when the throttle is released normally the car goes into open loop at idle. If the throt...
1999 Kia Sephia 1.8L no shifting VIN: KNATB1210X
This car arrived with a craked transmission housing. I replaced the unit with a used one. The car runs in the same gear. It seems like the third gear. I connected my scan tool and found no codes. I then purchased the transmission control unit form the same car...
2000 Kia Sephia 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire
This vehicle bucks so bad on accel I thought the seat would break. I've never driven a car that ran this bad with no codes. We induced a code to make sure self diag was working, and it was. Terrible flat spot and buck at 50% throttle. On road test mode we trap...
2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JA3AY26C9U
customer originally came in for poor gas mileage.we scanned the pcm at that time and checked data,no problems seen.the customer decided to go with a tune-up and see what happens.they said they think 20 mpg,approximately 160 to a tank of gas.(has a 12.4 gallon ...
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 2.4L TCC fault VIN: JA4LZ41G33
Customer states that vehicle shifts fine when first started and after warm up intermittantly goes into limp home in 3rd gear. Upon stopping and cycling the ignition the neutral light stops flashing and she can then drive on normally unitl the next incident. ...
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, HARD START VIN: 1N4BU31DXS
it seems that when this problem occurs,the spark going in the distributor is strong,spark coming out is wont start,or it stumbles or cuts out altogether.altimas are known for distributor problems.i have a 96 altima that is doing the same thing.same eng...
2004 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L Shifting VIN: 1N6AA07A04
Thanks for taking the time to read this request, vehicle will probably end up going to dealer due to none of our scanners being able to do bi-directional controls as required in test procedure. Transmission works when first started, forward and reverse work ok...
1988 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L Hesitation VIN: JT3FJ62G7J
I have this 88 land cruiser that lacks power on accelleration, it will go 80 mph however, idles rough, and the odd thing is that i have to set the timing to about 30 degrees advanced to make it run this good and have 18" of vacumn. when trying to set timing at...
1991 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2ST87N3M
Happy friday to all. This toy is kicking my butt. The car runs great but some times will just quit. It will start back up right away. customer states that two days ago it had no throtle responce, would not rev up but kept running but it cleared up in 45 second...
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1NXBA02E27
Hi everyone This car has me stumped. It has an intermitant misfire, worse when first started cold. Sometimes it will not act up at all and is hardly noticeable when fully warmed up. It feels like an ignition miss but has all new ignition parts, NGK wires and ...
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Hesitation VIN: JTDDY432T3
vehicle hesitates when first hit accelerater, ties to die out then takes off and runs great. has good fuel preesureand no codes appear. tps switch ohms out ok. mass air sensor ohms out ok. iac motor checks ok. spark plugs check ok. cam sensor ohyms out ok
2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L brake rotors VIN: 5TDZT34A51
Hello, Vehicle came in for sqeaking when braking. check brakes to find Front brake pads less than 10% and brake rotors pited from sitting up for 2 years. Sold front brake service with rotor replacement. Started service to replace brake rotors and found replac...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L engine VIN: 1HGCB7553M
Thanks for all the great help. i was getting a code 15 which was a crank sensor code so i changed the distributor and also put on new wires and cap and rotor and car has run fine ever since. has not acted up yet.
2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45CO2
I'll call this a fix. Most replies suggested leaking front exhaust flex pipe along with ECU programming update and cleaning up grounds. By the the time customer returned with car what had seemed like a faint exhaust leak had become a roar as the pipe had separ... Trouble codes: P0133 (O1S1 Slow Response), P0137 (O1S2 Low Volts).
1991 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM3LV522XM
well we installed an o.e. distributor and started and ran car every day for a week without any problem. we have to assume that it is fixed. Trouble codes: 3 (no g signal).
2000 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L speed sensor VIN: 4F4ZR17VXY
Well the new GEM mod. fixed it. I cant belive how hard I over looked this one, I had it pretty tore down untill I looked in the rear jump seat to see the dome light assembly was tore out! Should have been my first clue (interior lights staying on so cust tore ...
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Immobilizer VIN: JM3LW28Y11
Those of you who have done this procedure understand that the process is a little tricky. You do have to be right on with your motions with the key. Unfortunately I gained quite a bit of practice trying to enter the wrong code. Alan [...] from Mazda Produc...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L unsure VIN: JN1CA21D5S
Taking the advice of,Mathew, Jeff, Bobby [...] replaced the lower controller arms both sides along with the stabilizer links.These members informed me that the controller arms were known problem areas.On mine the bushing at the rear of the arm had ...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Stall VIN: JT28G22K3W
I have not fixed this car, every body told me that Ck timing, MAP, intake & exhaust cams, all Ck out ok, well one thing relief me that customer is going to donate for Charity. Thanks all you guys for advising me.
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Vent selector controls VIN: JTDBT1236Y
Hi, well, this car is mostly fixed. I disassembled the entire heater controls & linkage and the only thing I found was that the cable attachment at the knob has 2 locations to attach it to, and it seems that the higher positioned mounting boss and cable pin ar...
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