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2000 Daewoo Lanos SE 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: KLATB2265Y
Vehicle has rough unstable idle and system goes rich at idle only. Upon inital startup engine idle's great. After about 30sec or around the time it goes into closed loop the idle gets rough and the engine surges up and down approx 200rpms. Fuel trim goes to -1...
1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Engine VIN: 1HGCA6188K
Customer was on freeway and car died as if key turned off. Has not started since. In on a hook, cranked and noticed that it would catch for a millisecond erratically (just enough to hear)while cranking. Initially appeared to have no spark outside the shop i...
1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L lack of power VIN: 1HGEJ6676W
we replaced the distributor in this one with a reman. unit. it had a p1362. code is gone now but the car has very low power and we cannot set the timing. the marks are close to zero when the light flashes with the dist at full advance. (that is with the timing...
2003 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L camshaft VIN: JHLRD78503
Greetings , Could use some help from any Honda techs . While doing some maint. on 03 CRV , noticed fairly noisey valvetrain on start up so I pulled valve cover to ck./adjust valves . The exhaust (rear) cam lobes are pitted & worn badly , the intake cam shows...
2006 Mazda B2300 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4YR12D36
Hi All: Regular customer. Truck came in with MIL on; pulled codes- P0320 only. No pending codes. I checked the crank sensor and harness, and tried tapping on the sensor. Truck idled fine. I cleared code and road tested it. Drove A-OK. I told the customer I wa... Trouble codes: P0320 (Distributor/Ignition Engine Speed Circuit)
1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L batt drain VIN: JA4MT31P7W
This car has 2 isues but we are attempting to get to the bottom of one isue first. We have a severe battery drain at (.607) amps we have done the usuale fuse pull with no luck. we did however find with the large 40amp batt fuse under the hood position 8 acordi...
1996 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Inhibiter switch VIN: 1NYBU31D4T
It came in with inhibiter switch code.switch was replaced.since then it has come back twice with same code.When veiwing scan data,the switch is working properly.I tried wiggling the harness but nothing happened. Any suggestions?
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA31D7Y
This Maxima blows the Engine Control 2 fuse (fuse 59 in Alldata) immediately. There is a lot of stuff on this circuit and I was wondering if anyone has run into this problem before. The customer says that the car started fine before they took it to WalMart (wh...
2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 11N4DL01D9
car has poor idle quality and is more evident under a load (in drive and foot on brake). upon initial inspection the valve cover gasket was leaking onto the plug wires so i replaced it as well as the wires plugs cap and rotor. i was going to swap injectors to ... Trouble codes: P0304
1988 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT4RN67P8J
Customer stated that this truck has been to 2 other shops with no luck. He states that after driving and shutting the truck off, it will not restart unless he unhooks MAF sensor. I have driven the truck about 20 miles and then shut the truck off. After a while... Trouble codes: 14 (ignition signal igniter and ignition coil circuit ecu), 24 (intake air temp sensor circuit ecu), 31 (air flow meter circuit), 51 (switch signal a/c swith circuit a/c swith a/c amplifier tps circuitneutral switch circuit)
1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L engine VIN: JT3VN39W3P
I have one that both headgaskets were replaced, heads were sent out for resurface and valve adjustment, the tech said after putting on the cylinder heads he could not get the timing belt tensioner to bolt on because of the casting on the cylinder head, he grou...
2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Keyless entry VIN: KZJ95-0140
HI Guys This is a Grey import from Japan called a Landcruiser Prado TX Limited. 3.0 diesel automatic. Not a D4D Engine. I bought a new remote key and cant find the method to program it. This is the remote that is built into the head of the key with two buttons...
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L timing belt VIN: JTEHF21A72
I have a highlander 3.0 with 33k miles on it. Came in on a hook not runnng. Found t belt not there. Tore down and inspected all pulleys. Did not find any bad bearings. I replaced the idler, tensioner and tensioner pulley. Installed new belt and rolled motor ov...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Air Bag VIN: KMHDN46DX6
Well, I received confirmation that the Genesis OTC with it's software is indeed useless on Hyundai (Unless you happen to be pulling an OBD2 Generic engine code). I started with the wiring diagram- and discovered the seat belt actuators were open circuited at ...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L engine misfire VIN: 4S2CK58D3W
With the P-0300 it seems most of the reply pointed out to use OEM spark plugs and that its liky to have a fauly ECM when the misfire can not be seen. The owner will send computer to check. Thanks.
2003 Kia Rio 1.6L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12553
fix for this vehicle was an ECM.thanks to all that responded.special thanks to Darrin Roberts who suggested the Ecm.
2000 Lexus LX470 4.7L shock absorbers VIN: JT6HT00W8Y
Thanx to all who replied! Sorry, I had not closed this sooner. Car has been gone some time now, but have been very busy. I think you were all spot on and your diags made common sence. I had bleed the system as many had recommended early on and did notice...
2003 Mazda Miata 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB353X3
We had already tried to clean the valve, the problem is you cant bench test this valve. Customer went to the dealer to try for warranty coverage. Thank you for the replys. Trouble codes: P0507, P0505.
1995 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L engine VIN: 4A3AJ46G2S
Well folks thanks for the input... I too read comflicting data on this being a non-interference engine... But obviously the facts speak for it self... Since what I have are all kinds of bent valves. I was pretty convinced that was the issue, but after hav...
1992 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN1MS34P9N
Well it never so confusing as right before you find the fix! Arthur called it right when he asked about the injector o-rings. The replacement injectors did have o-rings but they were slightly smaller and caused fuel pressure to leak by them into the intake run...
1998 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, BACKFIRE VIN: 2FMDA514TB
removed exh manifold and found that the number 4 cylinder was not cast all the way through . found no vacum leaks on intake manifold. thanx TS
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D22
1992 Other Asian HFB 2.5L No Start, cranks fine VIN: JHBFB1533N
Sorry for the delayed response, as we wanted to make sure that the truck was fixed. In the end, we believe it the check valve in the fuel return line banjo bolt sticking open, allowing all fuel to bypass back to the tank. On the side of the injection pump, w...
1995 Subaru Impreza L 1.8L Hesitation VIN: JF1GC2354S
Thanks for all of the suggestions but alas, nothing we did helped this car. We checked EVERYTHING we could think of and everything that was suggested. After that we started throwing parts at it. We tried a MAF, Crank sensor, cam sensor, spark plugs, wires, coi...
1986 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT4RN67P8G
I recieved 3 replies to this post- Thank you! They were: Grounded o2 sensor wire; detailed ajustment procedure for MAF sensor; and 'good luck, buddy'. What we found was a bent female terminal at the 'batt' location in the ecu harness- had 12v when backprobed b...
1989 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L No Start VIN: JT2VV22EXK
The car is fixed. Everyone was right in saying it had to be a fuse, but it was not the one most suggested. It was the 7.5 amp ignition fuse in the fuse box hidden up by the driver's left leg. I knew it was a power problem (or lack of power) when, after cons...
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