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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L none VIN: 1HGEN164WL
This Civic runs and shifts fine but has DTC's P0700 and P1705. The P1705 is my main concern and I was wondering if any of the Honda techs or general trans techs could shed some light on what causes these codes to activate. Michell on Demand was not very helpfu...
1998 Kia Sephia 1.8L Misfire VIN: KNAFB1219W
Problem with the vehicle is that is has a misfire and runs poorly only when cold. After vehicle warms up, the car runs like a dream. Plugs, wires and O2 sensors have been replaced, it has been to a couple other shops and they could not figure it out, so the ni...
2002 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L ac system VIN: KNDSP13192
WE have this van that cust states that front air not very cold but gets better if rear air fan is turned on. Found temp at idle runs 50 degrees at 2000 rpm temp goes up to 56 in rear air at idle temp is 72 and dropes to 48 at 2000 rpm. At the rear air lines in...
1989 Mazda MX-6 DX 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1YVGD31B8L
car came to me from another shop. has had engine replaced with a used engine. car has low power and surges at hiway speed. has new plugs,wires,cap,rotor,o2 sensor,ignition module. fuel pressure tests ok, copression within speck, fuel injectors test ok, maf sen...
1992 Mazda MX-3 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JMIEC4327N
Vehicle came in with an interment stall/check engine light after driving. Unable to duplicate any of the concerns, But the vehicle cuts out on acceleration, all the time. Checked and found the tps intermentaly open. Replaced sensor, still same symptoms. There ...
1998 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4F4YR12C0W
High idle speed of 1500 rpms for 4-5 seconds and then drops to normal idle speed when coming to a stop. Won't idle high in the shop, only when driving.
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM3LW28G6Y
hello everyone i'm hoping someone has seen this before. van runs good cold after a few minutes it losses all power and dies, hard start, poor accl. 2.5l dohc. ignition checks out fine. idle fine installed fuel test tester and test drove it. the pressure droppe...
2001 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22810
Car came in failed emmision test; MIL on. Pulled code P1170: FF data on Solus; 2535 RPM, open loop FS. ECT @ 194 F. LTFT +25%. STFT 0 (it was in open loop) VSS 48 MPH. After we operformed th emaintenance services, we road tested for 5 miles twice. The B1S1 vo... Trouble codes: P1170 (02 B1S1 inversion)
2005 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.8L crank pulley VIN: JA4MW51S05
We did a timing belt replacement on this vehicle and now it wont start. The crank pulley seperated form the trigger wheel when we pulled it apart. We put it together the way it looked like it came apart(because of the pins)and the vehicle wont run. Looking at ...
1993 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L alarm VIN: JN1HJ01F9P
The customer brought the car in with the alt/alarm wire unhooked. I hooked it back up. It was the only way he could get it to start. I have looked up the no on the side of the keyless module. I entered it by hitting s first. I get the long tone then enter a 4 ...
1997 Nissan Maxima 3.0L engine
car had a problem of starting it takes really long to start fuel pressure is good engine has new tune up .still car takes a while to start .mil is on code p0440 nad p0446 evap emission system .i think these codes dont have nothing to do with situation.once it ...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D2Y
We have checked over the vehicle, tore in to inlet manifold and discovered the power valve arrangement is inoperative and strangling the engine. Hence, the rich readings. By fudging the power valve vacuum connections we can make the vehicle run without the rep... Trouble codes: P0175
1995 Toyota Corolla 1.6L pads and shoes VIN: 2T1AE04B4S
Car came to shop with brakes draging in front, found front caliper slid pins rusted and stuck. replace front calipers rotors, replace front hoses because of high milage. After job was done road tested and customer picked up car. He drove 3 miles down the road ...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG12K8T
fails obd readiness for egr system,vacuum readings proper,switching valve working proper,HELP THANKS Trouble codes: P0401
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K31
if any one could help it would be appreciated this is an intermediate problem we changed the speed sensor code came back 2 days later thank you Trouble codes: P0500 (vss speed sensor)
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Auto tran shifting VIN: JTEGH20V52
Regarding: 2002 2wd Rav4 w/ automatic transmission. Came in with several symptoms and a code P0758 (shift solenoid B electrical problem). Vehicle sometimes would start out in 3rd and then shift normally in and out of OD as appropriate with speed, load, and OD ...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2001 Honda Civic HX 1.7L mechanicle torque converter lock up VIN: 1HGEM22701
Thanx to all who replied! It appears this IS a commmon problem with the Civic (just Goggle - honda extended warranty auomatic transmission and read some of the hits). The customer picked up the car and is taking it to the dealer. Good thing I checked here b...
1991 Mazda Miata 1.6L window regulator VIN: JM1NA3516M
4 replies 1. John from new jersey advised to get info from dealer and gave a fairly detailed description of how to do it.2 Paul from California advised to send back to dealer if cables were not pre spooled on drum. 3 Sione from Tonga advised to get dealer info...
1996 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22DOT
Thanks for the information everyone. I found a few other problems with this car.The idle speed air screw was turned all the way in and this leads me to think that there is a vacuum leak somewhere. I can't find it but I think the intake gaskets are leaking. Thi... Trouble codes: P1170.
1997 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Tilt Steering VIN: JM1TA2213V
Thanks to all who replied. Removed motor and disassembled, found brushes to be melted. I decided to replace the relay at the same time along with the motor. Installed new motor and relay and moved the switch, it moved up once and then did nothing like before. ...
2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L valve train VIN: JM1NB35381
1990 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JN1CZ24A3L
Thanks to everyone who replied, Especially Blake, Jeff & John. The web site listed was very helpful. Vehicles back together and running great. Thanks again, John
1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N68D16S0V
Hi, Thanks for all the help. The Mass Air Flow Sensor needed to be replaced. The truck runs great and no codes have returned yet. Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire Detected Cylinder 3), P0450 (EVAP Pressure Sensor Malfunction), P0446 (EVAP Vent Control Malfunction).
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D2Y
The 3 replies said to clean the maf, check the ecu for the foam defect, and check for leaking injectors. We had already cleaned the maf. We had checked for leaking injectors. We checked the ecu for foam degradation and that was OK. Due to the minimal respon... Trouble codes: P0175.
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L clutch VIN: 1N4BA41E04
We replaced the slave and master and the problem has not reoccurred, lets hope that the dealer was just a little off when they changed the clutch. We would have done the clutch and slave had the customer come to us first. Thanks for all the responces, Terry Et...
1990 Subaru Loyale 1.8L Release bearing VIN: JF2BJ6309L
Thanks to those of you who sent me information. I received some good tips. One shop had a vibration problem on Legacies when using pressure plates made by Valeo, The release fingers were uneven. I was reminded to pay particular attention to the condition of t...
2003 Suzuki Aerio SX 2.0L Door locks VIN: JS2RD41H23
1994 Toyota T100 SR5 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JT4VD20A9R
Well, so far so good on this one. The customer picked the truck up Friday and called to say that he is happy with the repairs. Basically everyone suggested checking over the body grounds which we did but found nothing, so we took James from California's advi...
1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF12B5T
thanks for all the replies I was very wrong I had intalled the o2 sensor at the wrong place, the bank 1 sensor 1 is the one by the firewall I switched sensors and car is fine, I guess I need to slow down some thanks Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 sensor heater circuit malfunction bank 1 sensor 10).
2002 Toyota avensis 1.8L abs VIN: SB1532BN10
Thanks to all who responded, found a broken wire under the fuse board in the engine bay, which was link to abs and ecu. The problem is sorted . Happy days
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