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1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGEJ1231R
Car will not start on rainy/damp mornings. Will start if kept in garage. We have been unable to conduct any testing because we have been unable to duplicate problem. Can't fix it if it isn't broken. Every time customer brings car to shop, we get a stretch of d...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L overdrive VIN: 1HGCD5639T
Group, I have a transmission problem. I have scanned and it has no codes.The problem is that when you reach highway speeds the torque convertor is kicking in and out of overdrive. If you give it gas it kicks down properly and it is shifting normal but it all t...
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Transmission VIN: 1HGCB7154P
Hi All. I have this Accord that was brought to me with harsh up-shifts. The fluid was a little dark so I flushed it with Honda ATF Z1 fluid. It now shifts a little better but is still has a harsh 1-2 up-shift. I believe Honda Accords from 94-96 had this proble...
2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L E.L.D. high input VIN: JHLRD1868Y
thanks for reading my post I have a 2000 honda CR-V with mulptipal codes p1298 ELD high input p0135 O2s 11 heater circut p0141 secondary O2s heater circut and a trasmission code p1768 linear short or open the last three codes I didn't find untill today after r...
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Mechanical VIN: KNADC12514
This vehicle came in with a broken timing belt and bent valves. Putting the head back on and service procedures state to use sealant on the head gasket. It doesn't specify what type of sealant or where to put it. Any info would be appreciated.
2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L Instrument Ckuster VIN: JTHF306230
Lexus ES300 2003y. The new Instrument cluster was installed VSC and TRS lights are ON. The DTC is: "Zero point calibration of deceleration sensor undone". The sensor looks new (Toyota 89183-30060 sensor yaw rate) with note on it: "Initialize the VSC computer a...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L planetarys VIN: 4A3AK34Y5T
original planetarys lasted 260,000 and seized up. replacement planetarys lasted 30 miles and seized up after complete o/h.this is my son,s car and i have overhauled a few trannys but this parts are not getting any lube.there is plenty of flow thur cooler and l...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L power steering/air conditionong belt VIN: 4A3AK4X6XE
This problem seems simple enough to diagnose and repair but is giving us fits. The belt that drives the a/c and p.s. is walking off on the a/c compressor on the outer rib of the belt and eventually comes off. Upon inspection of all the pulleys and the tensione...
1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Oil Pressure VIN: 4A3AA46G5X
Hello everyone, I have a 1999 Mits Galant with a 2.4L engine. Runs very well, 75000 miles. After it gets hot, oil lite starts to flash. I have not put a gage on it yet,(will tomorrow) but I have read a few fix posts about oil pressure problems. If I lift the i...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 4A3AA46G5Y
Vehicle was towed in for a no-start. Checked for spark and injector pulse, had no spark but did have injector pulse. No power to coils, replaced Ignition Fault Sensor. Vehicle started and ran fine in shop. Took vehicle for a test drive and vehicle died after 1...
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1RZ24A8L
This car came in with a bad fuel pump. We replaced it and now it intermittently stalls. The fuel pump is loosing ground from the fuel pump control unit. The problem is I can't find the thing. Mitchell has no location info. I ran a ground for now, but I would l...
1997 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4N2DN1112V
The customer "fixed" his own miss with a cap and rotor, and it actually helped at first. But now, two weeks later, it's back to missing after ten miles of warm-up. Until it gets warm it runs perfect. Even when it's running so bad that you can only drive twenty...
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 3N1CB51D93
this car came to me from another shop about one month ago for an overheating problem and no heat.thet had changed stat and water pump with no correction for overheating.i checked things out and found high hc readings in the cooling system using my emissions ma...
1992 Toyota Camry 2.2L Surge, Stall VIN: JT2SK11F5N
hello everyone, i would first like to thank everyone for any help that they can provide. it turns out that this car is the bosses neighbours car. he took it to a shop near his place to diagnose this problem and they recommended a tune-up. the car seemed to be ...
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)

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKAY21D2R
ok thanks to every one that replied to this one lets see i tested ,retested all grounds.after retesting everycircuit in and out of the ecm i decided to bite the bullet and replace the computer it started and ran thanks again
1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4A3CS44R6M
Firt of all let me thank every one that took the time to lend their comments! But the tech that takes home the golden 12 pack, is TY, You hit it right on the head! The Idle stop switch, was sticking intermitently and shuting the injectors off! I cleaned it up ...
1994 Mitsubishi Mirage 1.5L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire
Hooked up a vantage with waveform viewer and monitored the crank and cam signals for 3 days!!! about ran the car out of gas. Finally it died and it had the same old good patterns. There is rust spots (thats what it looks like) on the ECM board. So I can say th...
1995 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L Flexplate VIN: 4TAVN73K1S
Thanks to all who replied. Neither the existing or the new flex plate would fit the existing torque converter without some slight rocking movement when laid on the mounting bosses. We bought a new (reman) converter and both the old (cracked in two places)flew ...
1998 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: OT3ZF13C6W
THANK'S A LOT TO YOU GUYS , we decided to replace the after market catalytic converter by a Toyota oem part , no more engine light code p0420 , and send it to dealer for computer update . The customer was really happy to see that all of you made a difference ,... Trouble codes: P0420.
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V3W
I've got to close this help request with a summary instead of a fix because the customer will be out of the country until sometime in May and time was too short to fix before she left. Got lots of good replies, most pointing to the VSV failing intermittently. ... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insuffient EGR flow).
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