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2002 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: SHHEP335X2
Surges idling almost all the time between 1000-2000 rpm. When it doesn't surge, only for short periods, idles around 1500-1600 rpm. Car sounds like it has a vacuum leak. Checked all vacuum hoses that I could see, by pinching off and using propane. No leaks fou... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle control system problem), P1505 (PCV Air leakage)
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L locking hub VIN: KNDJA72331
The front hubs do not lock for 4 wheel drive operation. I found the front hoses to the vacumn hubs broken. Replaced the vacumn hoses have vacumn to the hubs. I do not have any information on how to check dissasemble or repair this part of the vehicle. I need i...
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L Cuts out VIN: JA4MT41R4Y
Anybody recognise these syptoms? Possible cause? Car came in customer said "a couple miles after starting cold all warning lights came on while driving and stayed on. One light (don't know which)started flashing, car was cutting out (automatic)acting like it ...
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 2.0L Misfire VIN: JA3AH86F93
Mitsu techs ...I need your help. I inherited this 03 Mitsu Lancer Evolution after several shops tried. It has a reoccuring P0300(random misfire). I AM AWARE of the 5 speed trans update. I found excessive oil from the K&N Filter all over the MAF sensor(I cleane... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/muliple misfire -only code to keep coming back)
2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G13
Sets both P0335 & p0340 while starting, but not every time. I can clear the codes and if the codes do not set while starting, the car can be driven without any codes being reset. The light will come on right after cranking up hot or cold, used the vantage to l... Trouble codes: P0335, P0340
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Radio VIN: JN1CA21DXT
We've have a very strange problem with the radio/cd player becoming completly inoperative after the replacement of the starter. Client (personal friend, of course)states that radio was ok before he brought it in. The ONLY way we can make the radio work is to u...
1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L instrument gauges VIN: 1NDD2156WC
This nissans speedometer quits, gas gauge goes to full, temperature gauge goes to high, odometer reads 999999 SES light comes on with speed sensor code. This happens on start up. If the gauges and all work on start up they will work the whole day. If they fail...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1CA31A61
when driving at wide open throttle eg.punch pedal to pass vehicle boggs down as if fuel starvation.fuel pressure good when bogging.when engine boggsdown usually @ 3800 to 4200 rpm, O2 sensors go lean,there is no skip just an even lost of power.if you let off o... Trouble codes: 1320 (no primary ignition signal to ecm), 1126 (etc motor circuit open)
1998 Subaru Forester 2.5L horn VIN: JFLSF6354W
Horn inoperative and SRS light illuminated. Suspect roller contact. Procedure for retrieving SRS codes is vague.Says plug diagnostic connector to #1 pin. What is this diagnostic wire or connector and can we ground #1 to retrieve codes? There is no loose wire c...
2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L bearings & crank VIN: JS3TD62V7Y
we have this truck in our shop and it's been just under 500 miles since a oil change was preformed at a national oil shop and was over filled by 1 1/2 to 2 qt. i'm fighting with an insurance company and they feel that an over filled engine with oil would not h...
1989 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4VN13G2K
I have a 89 toyota pickup with the 3.0l motor and I have no idea how the wiring is supposed to be on the O2 sensor. The customer recently replaced the sensor and since then the MIL has been on and sets code 21, O2 sensor problem. The o2 sensor connector is lik... Trouble codes: 21 (Oxygen sensor or circuit problem)
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K43
In a nut sheel we have replaced all vsv's, charcoal canister, fuel filler neck, fuel tank cap, visually checked all lines and hoses. We can operate all switches w/scanner. Pressure sensor is new and operates properly. Customer even had car to 2 different toyot... Trouble codes: P0446

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L cv shaft VIN: 1HGCM56814
The customer has not returned yet for repairs. I got 15 responses, most of which said aftermarket reman shafts were the problem. However, I did post that I used NEW shafts, although the did not come from the dealer. Since this kind of vibration is usually caus...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on, No Power VIN: 4S2DM58W21
Replaced with factory Denso plugs. Truck has more power than ever. No flashing check engine light. Thanks Trouble codes: 304 (Cylinder 4 misfire).
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB72361
Thank for the vacuum leak tips. I applied my smoke machine and found a metal male vac fitting with no cap and no hose on the right side of the motor, behind the intake manifold. I capped it. The lean code has not returned. But the MAF sensor still gave very hi... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean).
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L valves VIN: JM1BJ2223Y
THANKS FOR THE REPLIES WHICH SUGGESTED BENT VALVES FOR SURE. We pulled the head and sent to the machine shop. Very surprisingly to everyone the machinist said the lifters were stuck. He needed to soak them in solvent to get them out one by one. The valves were...
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 2.4L MIL Lamp on, spark knock,pinging VIN: JA4LX41G43
Thank you all for replying to my problem. Seems like I should have just gone farther before posting. Turns out that I have low compression in number 4 cyl. and that would explain why the code stays with that cyl. even though you really can't feel a dead miss. ... Trouble codes: P0304 (4 cyl. misfire).
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L intake cam sproket VIN: 3N1CB51D23
Looks like there are no short cuts for this operation, so with spanner in one hand and air gun in the other, a little bit of patience, I managed to get the cam to advanced position, found the the right size allan wrench as a pin to hold the setting in place. ...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Heater VIN: 1N4A111D93
Thanks for the response Thomas in New Jersey hit the nail on the head this time. I had changed the radiator in the car had not been very technical about the coolant refill mixture just fefilled the car with what I thoungt was about 50/50 mixture. A note to any...
2006 Nissan Frontier XE 2.5L disc & plate VIN: 1N6BD06TX6
I didn't know how to tell if the special flywheel was bad or not, so I replaced it anyway. It was expensive. It is actually a spring loaded frictin area, like a DMF flywheel style that rocks back and forth. Everything worked out fine, I suspect I could've used...
1996 Other Asian 3800 444CID Surge VIN: 1HVBBABNOT
Today without delay I went ahead and removed ecu electrical connector. Found some moisture that made it to the terminal contacts. Cleaned them out real good and added a little dielectric compound.Replaced connector protector seal. And vehicle running fine. Nex...
2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Speedo VIN: 4S3BE686X1
This is a normal condition. Asian manufacturers say a 5% inaccuracy in speed and odometer operation is acceptable.
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: 4T1BG22K7V
I checked the wiring per suggestions and did not find a problem. The customer is not willing to go the expense of O2 sensor and potentially the ecm. Further repairs were declined at this time unitl they can return. Trouble codes: DTC, 1133 (air/fuel mixture sensor aka ho2 sensor).
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Hesitation VIN: JTDDR32TOY
Got this one fixed. I had installed an aftermarket MAF that the customer had provided and the MAF values came down to what I thought was in spec. After much serching for MAF values I found that the MAF the customer had provided was not right. I replaced MAF w...
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