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1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L caster VIN: 1HGEJ8148V
Hi guys, this car belongs to my sister. While trying to negotiate a u-turn, she managed to hit the face of the right front wheel on the curb, it "warped" the wheel. I replaced the wheel (steel) and did an alignment and also a visual check of the suspension. No...
1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L valve adjustment VIN: 1HGEJ8146T
ok here goes this honda civic has a 1997 acura integra twin cam engine the trouble we are having is the valves sound very loose there is a thing in betwen the valves thats called a boost control valve and what looks like a lash adjuster and two have no play an...
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.7L No Start VIN: KM8SB83D31
Car came in on hook, No Fuel press, no injector pulse, no spark. Checked codes P1613 PCM self test failed, P1616 Main relay malfunction. Check main relay, missing GND signal from PCM. Tried by passing relay (JUMP) got spark, nothing else. Checked Pwr & Grnd at... Trouble codes: 1613 (PCM Self Test Failed), 1616 (Main Relay Malfunction)
1989 Isuzu Trooper S 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1ACCN58E3K
I am currently working on an Isuzu Trooper, 4cyl, that a customer worked on himself. I am chasing a miss-fire, poor idle and stall concern. The history I was able to get out of him was that the previous owner had chased or re-tapped one of the spark plug hole...
2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L Engine noise VIN: 4S2CK58Y64
When warm there is a heavy knock at front of right cyl head,possible from variable cam timing gear after driving.If you shut it off and restart it usually goes away until driven again.Feels like someone hammering on the valve cover.Can anyone tell me if the ha...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L Surge, posibile shift VIN: KNDJA723X2
coustomer stated after vech is warmed up and mainly on decell the rpms jump about 1500 rpm and also started doing it when on lite acceleration .no codes in the system went for a test ride with coustomer it did what he discrebed once it felt to me like on decel...
2004 Kia Optima LX 2.7L engine VIN: KNAGD12824
Needing help from you Kia experts out there , as I went overboard on the help request ,On info provided ,Istill cant find this pesky short any help will be appreciated Thanks
1987 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1HZ16S0H
Hi Guys We have no fuel pump action!!! The ECCS control unit will not ground the fuel pump relay we can manually ground it at the eccs terminal #20 and the pump will run, we are leaning toward a faulty eccs control. Any ideas? has anyone see this before? Than...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Surge, idle VIN: JN8DRO7Y51
Symptom - Idle speed 1800 RPM and surging I found melted terminals at Idle Air Control Valve Power steering switch not leaking vacuum. Replace Control Valve ( Borg Warner) and one damaged terminal. Verify 12 volts at control valve term 2&5 With PCM & PCM re... Trouble codes: P0505
1995 Subaru Impreza L 1.8L Hesitation VIN: JF1GC2354S
Help Mr. Subaru wizards! This car has a very slight hesitaion most noticeable at about 2500 rpm. It runs fine when cold and no miss on acceleration. It feels like an ignition miss but we have checked and replaced every thing we can think of. Car has new MAF, s...
1996 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6869T
This one has been a little hard. the customer got themselves into a rather large puddle. there was water inside the vehicle. as of now the only problem remaining is a intermittent cyl 3 misfire. when the problem comes up it starts dumping fuel out the tailpipe... Trouble codes: 303 (cyl 3 misfire)
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L transfer case VIN: 4S3BG6850V
Greetings to all. I have a customer who brought his Subaru to us back in March and had us replace the 2 front tires. Now, almost 4 months later, the Subaru dealer is telling the customer that we damaged his transfer case by installing 2 new tires instead of 4....
1987 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0L Compressor VIN: JT2MA71J8H
We started the diagnosis after the conversion, and found that the compressor clutch was not being engaged. We could manually power it up at the pigtail, and it cooled fine. Checked the clutch relay, and it had power at the proper terminals, and if we grounded ...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B9Y
This vehicle was brought to us to have a 90k mile maintenance service done.The service light was on, showing to have codes p1346 and c1310. Code p1346 and c1310 continues to come on after the PM work, which includes doing a timing belt. It takes a few minutes ... Trouble codes: P1346 (vvt sensor circuit range performance bank one), C1310
2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L skid control VIN: 5TDBT48A73
This vehicle has code #c1244, very vague , decel sensor malfunction. I believe the yaw rate/ decel sensor is the culprit but cannot find it , I think it may be under the center console alldata gives .8 to replace. Also if there is a way to program it without t...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Surge VIN: JHLRD77842
Thanks to Bo from Georgia, we checked the pressures at high idel and the high side would shoot up to 400psi and the comp would kick out. We replaced the expansion valve and the evap, reflushed the lines and everything is great now. Shes blowing ice and no more...
2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L 80,80,80,80,100,100 VIN: JACDJ58X8Y
Thank you very much everybody,problem was in the camshaft timing. Yes these procedure are little different from what i have seen. REad manuel carefully and follow steps step by step and will work.. Tricky but alldata procedure was right, i skipped couple fi...
1999 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 4F4ZR17V0X
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L MIL Lamp on
i recieved a few responses to my request, david [...] came over to my shop and we disscussed this, looking at what i had gone over and determined that due to the year of the car and that the obd1 had an obd2 connector that my software forom my matco determi...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L cooling sys.
Sorry it took so long to close this. I deciced to take advice of most and go with the radiator and this fixed the problem. The only other thing I noticed was the bleed valve at the rear of the intake was clogged and I had to use a coat hanger to break away th...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4T1BG22K0V
It was great to have members eager to reply to this post. Part of this issue was a plugged primary catalytic converter located in the exhaust manifold. This is found only on California emissions cars according to the local wrecking yards. Additional informa... Trouble codes: 1210 (Unknown).
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