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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L vsa VIN: 2HNYD18863
We just rebuilt the trans on this MDX and now the VSA indicator light (the triangle with an ! in the middle) is always on and can't be turned off. Also when driving as soon as you reach 35 mph the other VSA light come on. There is a code 84 set when that happe...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Dashboard Clicking VIN: 1HGCB7664M
Hi Honda Techs, This is my daughters vehicle and it runs great. We are getting a relay type clicking sound only for a few minutes after start up coming from the center of the steering column right behind the steering wheel. The vehicle runs great and has no e...
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Heater VIN: JHLRD77853
Help! The heater on this CRV blows warm out the right side vent, heater, and defrost, and cold on the left side. The vent temperature drops progressively from the right side to the left. No information in the archives. The engine is getting to proper operating...
2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Mechanical VIN: 2HGES16533
this car came in over six weeks ago for a 2-3 upshift flare. It was a no brainer as to the trans would need to be rebuilt. it turns out to be a extended warranty claim, and this is where is gets alittle sticky... We got a used trans shipped to us, out of texa...
1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF25FIX
P0343 continually resets. At times it cranks a long time before it starts. Replaced cam sensor even though it had a good square wave. Did not help. Found that P0343 could be a crank sensor? Checked crank sensor wave form and it changes in amplitude from 14v to... Trouble codes: P0343 (Camshaft position snesor A high)
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L 2-3 shift is hard, trans light on VIN: 4S2CK58WW1
This Rodeo was victim of a jump start from another vehicle (by owner). Immediately after the jump start, transmission light came on and 2-3 shift became very hard. We scanned and cleared codes, only code present was P0748 pressure control solenoid. We checked ...
2003 Kia Spectra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB12153
I have 3 codes and not familiar with Kia. First code P0705 transe range, sometimes when i start the car i get a buzzing noise by the shifter, and it is hard to find D (drive) I have to move the shifter until It will engage in drive then its fine. Second code P... Trouble codes: P0705 (trans range circuit sensor circuit malfunction), P0441 (purge flow fault), P0171 (system lean bank 1)
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L noise VIN: KNDJC73313
variable intake rail very noisey on warm up, (rattle noise) , is this normal, have no information on this system.
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L Steering Control VIN: JT8BH28F6W
We installed a reman rack & pinion, high pressure line, & vacuum control switch in vehicle for leaks. After road test got in vehicle to take to alignment shop and there was no assist. Figured since pump had run low, we might have had a pump failure. Replaced p...
1991 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1RZ26A2L
Hello. I have a 91 Nissan 300zx 2+2. This car starts up as long as the temperature does not drop below 50 degrees. When the temperature does drop below 50 degrees, it is flooding out the plugs. I replaced the the injectors and connectors during the customer's ...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Surge VIN: JN8DR09X71
engine surges after warm up 1500-2000 rpm
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 5N1ED28T72
Most of the time this Xterra runs perfect, then suddenly it starts bucking & missing and wont accelerate over about 40 mph. I can back out of the throttle and feather back into it lightly and it will come back to life and run another 20 miles without issue. Sc... Trouble codes: P0328 (knock sensor), P0500 (vss sensor)
1991 Subaru Legacy Sport 2.2L MIL Lamp on, Rough Shifting VIN: JF2BC67C5M
Hi Techs, This Subaru came in with a rough/irregular shifting complaint. We pulled the Tranny codes and found none. The Engine MIL was on, however, and we pulled the following codes: 14 - Injector #1 15 - Injector #2 17 - Injector #4 22 - Knock Sensor 35 - P...
2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: JTEHF21A83
hi all, ill try to keep this simple, but complete... truck towed in, no start. out of gas but fuel gauge shows 3/4 tank (key on). key off goes to empty. unplugged both sending units, key on, gauge stays on 3/4. 40 ohms on main sender, 70 ohms on sub sender = e...
2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF30K34
Hello Toyota Techs,We have this 04 camary that came from the auction with check engine light on,has codes p0353,p0356,do pinpoint tests and it says to replace the ignition coils on cylinders #3&#6,it looks to me like the coil on #3 is a new coil,I was wanderin... Trouble codes: P0353, P0356

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
1993 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L radio VIN: JH4CC2666P
Thanks Steve from New Mexico. You nailed it, and with the pin numb. you gave me, it was easy to find and repair the 12V acc. wire. Thanks to all of you who responded . Keep up the good work.
1998 Acura SLX Premium 3.5L Intake leak VIN: JAEDJ58X4W
Intake gaskets took care of this one. Nice plastic gaskets that crumble like Vortec GM stuff. The afterthought fuel pressure regulator protection bracket is a pain to remove with allen head screws. Using a hex head bolt on the rear one makes reassembly a lot e...
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C71
Thank you for the replies,what i found was water getting into the main relay from a leaking windsheild seal.Everything under the dash was dry and then i turned main relay upside down and thats when water dripped from it.Windsheild was resealed and i reposition...
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Misfire VIN: KMHDNA45D5
Hi all, We ordered new ecm it fired right up good spark from all coils, I left new coil coil on something burned coil driver in ecm, old coil ohmed o.k no programing requred. ecm was list $ 687 was quoted $857 from anonther dealer many dealers mark up ... Trouble codes: P0301.
1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L headlights VIN: JNRAR07Y1X
Well, this was a case of technician error. The pigtails for the headlights had been changed and two wires for one headlight got swapped causing the left light to draw it's ground from the right. After going in and doing an OHMS check for the grounds the proble...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JT6HF10U8Y
Well, Guys, I received 10 replies, all positive and definitive, "Take the trans out with the transfer attached, just like an ES or Camry". I dropped the subframe and it came out easily and after some jockeying around, went back in just as easily! I will say,...
1995 Nissan Sentra 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB41D4S
thanks for all the replies, we changed the distributor, no help . we put on a new maf and she started right up .
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Misfire VIN: 5N1ED28Y91
Replaced the ignition coil and have not had a problem with the vehicle since. I also blew out all the components in the distributor while I was at it. Thanks for all who helped with this! Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0325 (knock sensor).
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L power window VIN: 1N4BA41E64
first of all to all who replied all very helpfull went with gut feeling master switch came in this morning replaced and all windows operate ok thanks again
2003 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L shift VIN: 4S3BH63553
another one fixed with the help if iatn. you were all right in saying that i should look for a dented pan. the pan was dented and 2 solenoids were ruined. thanks again for the help.
1996 Toyota Camry SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 4T1BF12KY8
thanks to everybody and their help ! and especially one member who's name i didn't get. this was ect switch that tested good , did not code , but had an open intermintently when cold , and replacement was the answer !! thanks to all members lewis
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