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1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCD5536R
hello all, i have this 1994 honda accord 2.2, came in no start. vehicle statred during testing, then would not restart next morning. i checked for fire and fuel,injector pulse, i had fire but no injector pulse. vehicle will start then die immeniately, will not... Trouble codes: 151
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Stall VIN: 4S6DM58WXY
Isuzu/honda tech please help. This vehicle has an intermitent idle stall, mostly when parking and turning wheel to lock and sometimeswhen coming off freeway at first stop. Cleaned throttle body didnt help.
1998 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHVDHN9WU
Attn Hyundai techs. First off my apologies due to my unfamiliarity with these vehicles. This Accent will start up and idle fine, no codes. As soon as you pull out of the parking lot about a quarter mile later it starts to surge (feels like secondary ign misfir... Trouble codes: P0302, P0303
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...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JT8UF11E3M
Hellow everyone, hope someone can help this car starts looping /missing between 1200 and 2200 rpm after engine is warm and while accelerating slightly.If you floor it it runs great,it also runs great when the engine is cold.There are no codes present. the cel ...
1992 Mazda 929 3.0L Compressor VIN: JM1HD4618N
929 came in with a bad compressor clutch. Replaced compressor & dryer, flushed system and retrofitted to 25 ounces of R134. High side pressure goes up to 375 very rapidly where the cutout shuts it off, low pressure is normal, 30 40 lbs. It is cooling to 45, b...
1995 Mazda B4000 LE 4.0L Surge VIN: 4F4CR16X5S
Good day folks, I find myself in need of assistance. This old Mazda truck belongs to a co-worker. It was a recent purchase, so not a lot of history is available. The problem is a surge condition after warm up. The engine will rev to 1500,drop to 500, then rev...
1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1YVGE22CXT
Hello iatn members, I have a used car lot car with a rough idle, but runs great above idle. It inially came in with a high idle and surge, the IAC and idle adjust screw was tampered with so I thru a used throttlebody on it and that took care of the high idle a...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK44Y8S
car was in for battery replacement & cust added oil installed battery an fired verified good charging system.then did oil change fired car and shut it off an checked level. washed hands went to pull car out an no start. no spark or fuel. checked sy...
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L cylinder head & timing belt VIN: JA4MT31H1Y
Timing belt went out, bent the valves. We are removing the heads, & doing a timing belt job. It is the first one of these we have done. Does anyone have any tips, warnings or any other advice when working on this engine? Thanks for the help!
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor Limited 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 4A4MN31964
I am removing the engine due to damage from accident. the rear lower bellhousing bolt is hidden behind the final drive unit. my problem is that i unbolted the final drive, but i am unable to seperate from the pulls out about an inch and stops. what ...
1986 Nissan D21 2.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN6ND12S5G
Read all past repairs that came close to our problem but had already checked those areas. Similiar but need fresh thoughts from other techs. Ok hear goes Starts cold perfect runs perfect from cold to hot, Throttle gets to exactly 2750 rpm starts to surge sligh...
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start Cold VIN: JN1CA2103S
Thanks in advance, We have a 1995 Nissan Maxima that will not start cold, While Cranking it backfiresthru the intake. We have verified fuel pressure okay, Changed ECM with known good product, Replaced Crank and Cam Sensors. Verified Crank Signal was 180 But th...
2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L drivability VIN: JN8AR07S1Y
Well here is another strange one. This customer came in requesting front struts. We replaced the struts and inspected vehicle and found no serious repairs needed. Two weeks later the customer complained that the vehicle rocks at 50 to 60 mph. We test drove th...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51DX1
engine almost catches and runs. compression comes way up when a wet test is run.ran scope patterns on cam and crank sensors,were perfect. engine has good fire and injector timing is perfect. fuel pressure and fuel quality are codes in computo...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BG6853W
I am currently working this '98 Subaru Legacy Outback for a run hot condition. This condition started approx. 2000 miles after replacing timing belt, waterpump & t-stat. This vehicle will idle O.K. in the shop with cooling fans cycling on & off & the temp guag...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Timing belt VIN: 4S3BG6857W
Hello group, We are replacing the timing belt on this car as per the maintenance booklet with respect to time, NOT mileage. We are a European car specialty shop that is doing this car as a favor for a special client. Prior to removing the timing belt we notic...
2000 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BE6356Y
Cannot find a good diagnostic stratigy for this code Alldata ETC. Checked connector and wiring but data streem does not show knockinput. I have a 2500 with asian cart. Customer says it sets more when using A/C I would appreciate any help. Trouble codes: P0328
2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF15F6359Y
This vehicle has been in to us about six times over the last six months with the same problem. Runs ok but MIL light comes on and goes off intermittently. Always has to same inefficient converter code. Sometimes MIL stays off for a month only to reappear again... Trouble codes: P0420 (low catalyst efficiency)
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Fuel gauge VIN: 4S3BH67531
I'm wondering if there is any way to check the fuel gauge operation with out removing the gauge and checking it with a muplti meter.Is it possible to ground one of the sending unit wires and check gauge operation. looking at the wiring diag. it shows it going ...
2002 Subaru Forester S 2.5L seat heaters/svm's/ft.12v power outlet VIN: JF1SF65602
We can't seem to duplicate the condition , much less the cause. Imagine that! I'm very suspect of the left seat heater. It seems to put out more heat than the right one. Bout a ten to fifteen deg. differance higher. Anyone in Subaru land got anything for me?
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN39W1L
Rebuilt engine, after start up and test drive , the mil turned on, scanned codes , code 52. Found corroded and bare knock sensor sub-harness. Replaced the knock sensor and sub-harness, still getting code 52. Checked the wiring between sub-harness and computer,... Trouble codes: 52 (Knock Sensor Signal open or shorted)
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L code 38 VIN: 4T1BG22K7V
thanks in advance to anyone who may be able to help,the vehicle came to us with the yellow abs light on. manually checked codes and retrieved code 38 rr speed sensor. cleared code, light stays off until you apply the brake pedal. light comes back on and resets...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on
Hi guys and thank you for taking the time to help.This car failed smog test only due to check engine light on and code 401.The problem is that it gets vacuum to the EGR only for 2 seconds and then it goes back down to 0 inch of vacuum,if i step on the gas agai... Trouble codes: P0401
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Steering wheel VIN: 4T1BF18B3W
Customer complained of vehicle shaking after driving for 4 to 5 miles over 60 mph. After replacing bearing and hub it still shakes in the body and steering wheel over 60 mph. It is accentuated under braking. Has anyone come across this before?
2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T3ZF13C6Y
hey teachs,this mini van will spin over[fast]but no has spark ,fuel,injecter pluse .as soon as you spin it over it fouls the plugs,wet.when spining over tach may move a hair.customer was driveing down drive way when it cut off.i dont have much infoe.h...
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4TAVN52NXY
I have ran through the test toyota provides and get to the point where it says to ck the a.c. control circuit but i cant find any tests anywhere to run. I have no idle control it acts like a dead i.a.c. motor and just for fun i installed a known good i.a.c. on... Trouble codes: P0505
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Stall VIN: 4T1BE32K52
dear toyota guys got one in here that the customer drove that it got so hot that it melted the plastic intake manifold and coolant temp sensor, needless to say engine it toast. installed used engine from yard and the vehicle will run for 2 to five minutes and ... Trouble codes: P0753, P0758, P1656 (vvt solenold)

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1996 Acura Integra RS 1.8L DLC Connector VIN: JH4DC4344T
Thanks to all that replied. It turns out that a 1995 engine, wire harness, and ECM were swapped into this 1996 vehicle. The local Acura dealer confirmed this as well. We are out of it, the customer is taking the used car dealer to court. What a science project...
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L ecm,tcm,tcu VIN: KNADC12381
First I wish to thank all who replied to my request for help. Sorry for the delay to get back to every one on this Kia. Here in Maine we had an early spring snow storm that knock out our electric power for four days. We are just getting back in the swing of th...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L p-r, p-d VIN: JT6GF10V9Y
Thanks to all those who replied. Ben from Missouri was the answer we needed. Ben is a Lexus technician and he set me on track as far as 'Resetting the PCM and Relearning the Values'.I did find this info in ALLDATA in the form of a Tsb in the 'Powertrain Manage...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80C43
Well, it's fixed! I pulled the valve cover to verify the valve timing was correct. Both cams lined up OK, but the VVT cam sprocket was physically damaged. It looked like some sort of plug on the side of the gear/pulley assembly blew out and got caught in the t... Trouble codes: P0012 (B1 A-CAM Position timing over retarded).
1994 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L overdrive VIN: 4N2DN11W3R
Customer took van home.May or may not return.Thanks for all replys. Randy
2004 Subaru Outback 2.5L speedometer VIN: 4S3BH67524
Have not been able to get the customer back in to try some of the suggestions. We were thinking the circuit board may be the issue. I will post again once the customer keeps an appointment.
1995 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2T1AE04BXS
hi sorry for the late replies but the car was in an accident and in the body shop. retested the system for vacuum leaks with a smoke machine nothing found. rechecked for codes none found. tried crimping off vacuum line to map sensor, idle came down to low, the...
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V1W
customer had to pick up car with a promise to return at a later date to continue diagnosis and repair. However i was able to confirm that map sensor was good and af sensor was good. What i did find was exhaust leaks at the o2 sensor bung and the flange upsteam... Trouble codes: 171 (lean).
2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4L tcc solenoid valve E(5) VIN: 5TBRN34121
Thanks to those who helped, replies were split between replace solenoid and replace/rebuild transmission as this is a precursor to tranny failure. solenoid is the forward one, in the pan. check the replies, theres a lot of good info there. customer has not dec...
2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L Vehicle Skid Control VIN: 5TDZT34A92
Ok, we have this one fixed. Thanks to the guys who took the time to reply with some insight on this system. I was never able to confirm what I should be seing on a scope as an output signal from this sensor. I subscribed to the Toyota techinfo website for a da...
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