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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHM7264C45
This car keeps burning up igniters. We've searched the fix database. Many advised coil replacement with igniter. This was done 5 times. (Not customer pay) Used to last 6months now igniter burns out in one day. Replace it, it works, then car dies. Replaced dist...
1995 Honda Civic Si 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGEH3386S
Hey guys ,here we go again and thanks ahead of time.This Honda was towed in for a no start condition.It has no spark and no pulse on the injectors but the fuel pump works and has sufficient fuel pressure.First thing i checked was the main relay and it is fine ...
2004 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L pressure plate? VIN: KMHHN65FO4
This is a backward release system. Instead of pushing the pressure plate to release it gets pulled. What happens is the fork piviots as you depress the clutch pedal and max adjustment allows the release bearing to bottom against the retainor before the clutch ...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S2CK58W11
On cold starts only, the engine surges and often dies. Once warmed up it runs fine. No codes present, double checked to make sure we put the correct plugs in. On cold start, watching scan data on the Genesis, the MAF starts off at about 20gpm and comes down ...
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNDJA7235V
Customer brings car to me and asks for my help. Customer buys used Kia Sportage 4x4 with 100k and the car "runs rough at low rpm / idle." He had taken it to another shop where they replaced the spark plugs and ignition coils and the same symptoms persist. No...
1997 Mazda Miata 1.8L engin oil VIN: JM1NA3512V
Dear Members, 97 Mazda Miata has very strange problem. When you rev-up engine rpm to 2-3000, and hold it for a little while (1-2 minutes), engine oil will gush out throw PCV valve hole grommet. This customer stored the Miata for whole winter ( 5months). When h...
1999 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JMINA3539R
Hi, Guys! I could really use some EXPERT HELP on this one. You all have seen this "car" before, you know it doesn't want to run while it is in the customers driveway BUT once it rolls off the flat bed it fires right UP! This is now the second time we have had ...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L clutch VIN: 4A3AC44G11
Hello Mitsubishi gurus! At first blush this seemed really easy(as I'm sure a lot of these help requests started);). The shifter would not go into gear/go into gear with high effort. I pulled back the boot on the slave cylinder and brake fluid came out. OK, rep...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A4Y
Dear Members, This 2000 Nissan Maxima starts fine and idles ok but no power at all. When I pinch fuel return hose (fuel pressure gage reads 70 p.s.i), then engine will rev up and Maxima is drivable. Replaced with known good MAF, no difference. Remove fuel pump... Trouble codes: P0171, P0141, P0174
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Slip/TCS VIN: JN1CA31A1Y
Deep pocket customer leaves car with a grocery list of problems but I'll cut to the point. We fixed $1300 worth of issues and got to the last one: The TCS and Slip and engine MIL lights were on. The ABS light was NOT on. Customer said it had been this way for ...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D01
This car dies at idle regularly. The injector pulse width at idle runs about 5 ms and the O2's flat line at .9 volts. If you bring the idle up a couple hundred RPM the pulse width drops to 1-2 ms and the O2's begin to switch normally. After idling for 20 secon...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L No Start VIN: JN8DR09Y71
Hello Friends, I'm having problems with starting on a '01 3.5 Pathfinder. The problem is noise or extra pulses on the 1 degree crank sensor in the bell housing which is keeping the engine from properly starting, some times backfiring, then flooding. The en...
2000 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Hard shifts intermittant VIN: 4S3BE6452Y
This Subaru will intermittantly shift HARD. It will bang the gears as hard as seems possible. It is very intermittant. I was driving down the highway and it was banging gears, I cycled the key off then on, and it drove fine the rest of the test drive. When it ...
2001 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L battery VIN: YXNNNE2170
Hello Subaru techs , I have this car that came from another shop that replaced the alternator twice due to a no charge condition . I don't have any diagnostic procedures on alldata , nor is there a matching wiring diagram that matches this car . ( has two wire...
2003 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 2.7L Rear A/C line VIN: JS3TX92V43
I am changing the rear A/C line to the rear A/C evaporator. In the Mitchell manual it says to cut the A/C line to remove it. My question is how do install the new line? Obviously I can't cut the new line, are there any tricks to do this job? Thanks in advance.
1987 Toyota MR2 GT 1.6L No Start VIN: JT2AW15C08
car wont start when cold. after started car starts fine. i checked main relay seems to work fine . engine cranks normal.
1994 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L comp pulley bearing VIN: 4T1GK13E6R
Are any special tools needed to replace the clutch/pulley assy on this A/C comp? I would like to know up front, before taking on this job, because if I can't R&R the clutch, he would have to buy a comp, is expensive, he may not go for that. The pulley bearing ...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L differential VIN: 4T1BG12KXT
This car makes a loud bang when you shift from rev to drive or drive back to rev. I can grab both axles or wheels while under car when rotating in same direction and feel a lot of play coming from differential, I thought something was broke in spider gears. bu...
1997 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L front equipment shaft VIN: JT3HK23M7V
The couplers on front equipment drive shaft need to be replaced. The couplers are sold in a kit or you can purchase the whole shaft assembly. The customer would like to have just the couplers replaced. Has anyone replaced just the couplers without needing to h...
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 1NXBR18E3Y
I think I just need to properly bleed this cooling system. I'm not getting flow through radiator and I don't think I'm getting proper flow through engine. Heater does not get hot. I read in the archives that the camry with 1.8L has a bleed proceedure on an und...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1996 Honda Accord EX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: IHGCE6679T
Customer has not returned for me to figure out what else is going on thanks to everyone that replied i will let you know if i see the car again. thanks again Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR insufficient flow), P0725 (engine speed sensor circut malfunction).
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Transmission VIN: 1HGCB7154P
Hi There. According to the responses harsh shifts are not normal for this vehicle. I was also advised that additives should not be used on Honda transmissions and only use the Honda ATF-Z1 fluid as I did. Tony from Washington commented that the cause could be ...
1999 Honda Passport EX 3.2L windshield wiper motor VIN: 4S6CK58W1X
Replaced the alarm box and solved the problem, Thanks everyone.
2002 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KMHCG35C82
well the longer i drove this car the info i got from it. i ended up with codes for purge, and both O2s. that lead me to look at more wiring, and i found the wire from the engine PDC to the splice that feeds the O2s And purge as well as part of the PCM was brok...
1997 Isuzu NPR 3.9L Mechanical VIN: JALC4B1K6V
Thank you for your replies. I also called our engine supplier, Jasper and they said 13.8 plus .5 with AC. The customer wants us to pull the head and see how bad it is since it shut down for overheating. Thanks again. Kevin.
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L starter VIN: 4S2CK58W9X
Many responses pointing to contacts in soloniod, replaced starter assembly and all is well
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L timing VIN: JA4MW51R02
Thanks to all who responded. Your fast response was really appeciated. The marks that I thought were correct, I really just wanted to double check. And thanks about the tip with the crank plate pins. I always check that after I had fixed a 3000GT that wouldn't...
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L Electronic VIN: JA3AJ26E64
Thanks for you replies. Bruce from Florida said 2.4 hours and that's about right. Johnnie from New York said look elsewhere and he was right also. I got the new sensor harness and tested it in ice water and got 8k ohms and the old one tested at 10k ohms. I che...
1975 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: HLS30-2060
thanks to all who replied to my post. think we solved this one. fuel in the rail was boiling on hot soak. to lower engine bay temp we installed a electric cooling fan with a automatic temp switch . so far it has worked well on 10 or so hot soaks.thanks again f...
1977 Nissan 280Z 2.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall
From a catalog that the coustomer supplied us with we ordered the throttle switch and temp switch and a reman air flow meter. Because no parts where readily available nor did the owner have a problem with parting with his cash we pulled the trigger on all thre...
1995 Nissan serena .0L side lights VIN: 0198766633
i rewired the side lignt circuit by passing the wiring loom behind the dash
1991 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0L compressor VIN: JT2MA71M2M
i got no helpful info on this car it has been to 2 differt shop and still not fixed thank for the help anyway
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L module VIN: 4T1BG22KXW
The customer has decided to live with the light. One response suggested a re-man unit that would be much cheaper, he also asked if the abs functions properly. It does work correctly. Another asked about a bar in the diagnostic connector. I did not find a bar...
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L compressor VIN: 4T3ZF13C62
Compressor was starting to sieze . replaced compressor, expantion valve and receiver dryer and all is well. Thanks Mike [...]
2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E16
I sent customer to dealer to replace ECM under warranty Trouble codes: P2610 (Ignition Switch Run Circuit).
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