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1997 Acura CL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UYA2258V
Hello Car keeps setting the code for EGR flow problem. EGR valve was replaced and we cleaned down the EGR ports with carb spray. We checked passages with car running and have good exhaust coming from one port and vacuum created on other port. Can't believe tha... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient EGR Flow detected)
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L alt light VIN: 1HGCB7651L
hi honda guys, this is my own car start up car in the morning every thing look ok on my way to the shop comming to a stop light just as the car come to a stop i saw the alt (battery)light on dash flash on and off soon as i come to the next stop it come on and ...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Head VIN: 1HGCD5655S
First I must admit my mistake. Shooting from the hip and just replacing the head gasket. Car came in with complaint of overheating and heater not working. Had very little coolant in motor, damaged radiator cap. Overflow cap was damaged due to appears melting. ...
2002 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCF35G72
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. We had this vehicle in last August for maintenance work and put a Carquest thermostat in it. The vehicle came back with a P0128 stored and light on for a thermostat under regulating temperature. We figured the aftermarke...
1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Valves, Oil Pressure VIN: 4S2CM58V6V
I have what sounds like all of the valves rattling, and engine oil pressure is low, especially at idle. I am working with a warranty company, so have to identify the root cause of the failure in order to get the repair covered. Alldata pressure specification i...
2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5L Stall VIN: 4S2CE58X72
Stalls at idle. Will restart but sometimes it may stall out again. Runs great all the time off idle, and stalling problem is extremely intermittant. We have driven several times, totaling over 50 miles, but unable to reproduce. Customer stated it only happens ... Trouble codes: P1221 (tp sensor 2 correlation/circuit performance), P0463 (fuel level sensor circuit high voltage)
2002 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Noise VIN: 1YVGF22D32
Fellow Techs This vehicle came in with a humming/buzz noise complaint. Happens all the time and coming from the fuel tank. We first checked the fuel filter for a restriction -- none. Replaced the fuel pump. Vehicle still had the noise but sounded different....
1984 Nissan Stanza XE 2.0L Noise VIN: JN1HT13S8E
Hi, everyone! I did a bunch of work to this a couple of years ago. It needed the exhaust flex coupling at the time but I think my cost from Nissan was over $300.00. Does anyone know a supplier of these flex couplings for a little(or a lot...) less money? He's ...
1995 Nissan 200SX 1.6L 1-2, 2-3 shifts and no 3-4 shift VIN: 1N4AB42D1S
Ok, This is a car in my inventory for my car lot. It is a the 1.6L automatic with the 2 electric solenoids for OD and lockup. It all began when I was using it personally and drove a couple hundred miles. I was getting off of the freeway and when I first accele...
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1N4AB41D1W
HI ALL, and thanks in advance for any help!! this one's got me stumped...and i may be missing something simple, as i've been really tired this week. car was towed off the local freeway, and was DOA. customer stated that it died while he was driving, but we co...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 1N4AL11D52
Have to pull cylinder head to check for reason for damage to #3 spark plug. Alldata says to pull sub frame. Was wondering if anyone has any history with this motor and could tell me if that is really nessesary. Do not normally do alot of imports but will try a...
2005 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BP67C25
this car has had an ongoing issue for weeks, the dealer cant seem to find it and now its out of warranty??? i swapped coil;s and plugs from cyl to cyl but it keeps coming up a miss on cyl #1. it can be felt fairly strong but at times it seems to run ok. compre... Trouble codes: P0301
2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BL67675
I have this turbo/race Subie here that idles rough and sets misfire codes at idle only after a thorough test drive. Runs very strong cold and at speed,the hotter it gets the worse the misfire when you return to idle,if you drive it 10-12 miles it will turn the... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire 2 cyl), P0304 (misfire 4 cyl)
2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L engine VIN: 1NXBR32E43
GOOD CUSTOMER came in complaining of an engine "ticking noise" since oil change has been done(quick lube). verfived the ticking during any kind of accerlaction, loaded or unloaded.checked recipts 5w30 was used.the ticking noise is from upper end of engine, col...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1993 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMEG8652P
Hi: This car belong to my technician and he is taking his sweet time with it. Looking at the catalytic converter very closely, it looked like it is burnt. And looking at weld mark between catalytic converter and its extension tubes it does not look like factur...
1991 Isuzu Stylus XS 1.6L No Start VIN: JABRT5350M
It seems that these vehicles have problems with PCM failure. I tested power and ground inputs at PCM, all are ok. I tested the circuits from the injectors to the PCM connector, all are good. I still have spark, but no pulse, and am still pointing my finger at ...
1992 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4S2CY58Z4N
i have not got to work on it to busy 2 work on my hird hands car he got a new car to drive i did find the relay thank u all will get back when i get the time to work on it
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S2CK58W11
Well, we took decided to reseal the intake manifold upper and lower, even though we could find no evidence of a leak. Fuel trims were good, smoke check was good and no change when sprayed with carb cleaner. The customer drove it for a few days, and the symptom...
1998 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L failed emissions VIN: 4F2CZ967KM
I took the wire from the tank to the fuel gauge and gave it 80 ohms (1/2 tank on the guage) and it was a much more stable reading. it did the drive mode in 2 minutes I will replace the sending unit for a permanent fix thanks for the replies
1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start, Misfire VIN: 4A3AA46G7X
This one was a serious hair puller! As I stated in my original post, the symptom was code p0300, multiple cylinder misfire. Unfortunately, this code led us on the wrong path right from the beginning. We found what we thought was the source of the misfire with ... Trouble codes: P0300.
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4MT31H5Y
unfortunately i had to send tis to the dealer. in response to the posts i got the key i had was oem and in good shape, there was no green light on the dash flashing or steady on, i had all my power and grounds at the ecm also had good wave form on the cam and ... Trouble codes: P1610 (immobilizer system failure).
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A4Y
The Maxima was finally fixed. It was MAF. $650.00 and reprograming was another $70.00 in Canadian. The thing I don't understand is 'Why known good MAF did not work on this car and bad MAF worked good another Maxima.' Anyway, the car is fixed and I and customer... Trouble codes: P0171, P0141, P0174.
1996 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L No Start VIN: JT3GK12M9T
Thanks for the great replies! I concur that this engine was severely overheated. The thing that threw us off was that this engine is extremely clean inside, and doesn't have that 'death smell'. Our customer is considering engine replacement options. One of t... Trouble codes: P0115 (Coolant Temp).
2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4L valve covers VIN: 5TBRN34141
Thanks everyone who took the time to help, I beleive this one is fixed, it was just the driver side valve cover that was leaking around the rear corner and dripping on the exhaust flange, I removed the aluminum cover and checked it real close for cracks and wa...
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