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2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC53012
Hello gents, I hope someone can help me with this one. We had to replace the headgasket and the vehicle was running great. After about a week the customer said the car had stalled as he was coming to a stop and the "check engine" came on. we pulled a code p017... Trouble codes: P0172
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 2HKRL1861X
This Odyssey will intermitantly cut out while driving, when it happens, the ignition key turned on BUT the MIL and Green key indicator in the cluster will NOT turned ON. I must try to turn the key on several times and wait for those lights (MIL & Green Key) on...
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31AOY
swirl control solenoid in upper plenum has failed. i need to know where to purchase another & if it can be purchased seperately from plenum. my dealer has never heard of this part. Trouble codes: P1130
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L fuel leak VIN: KNDJA723X2
Hello all, I have a Sportage with a fuel smell under the hood. About 1 month ago had same complaint that was a rusted fuel line. Fixed line and no problem until now. There is a puddle of gas collecting by oil filter housing. Can not see anything dripping whil...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start, Hesitation VIN: 4A3AA46G23
car towed in no start. when we initially checked car car started after a few cranks. checked fuel pressure which was fine. Car hesitates slightly on hard acceleration intermittently.ECT sensor readings ok as are crank rpm reading on scan tool. Before I go in w...
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AJ16E66
This help request is for Mitsubishi techs. I have this lancer with dtc P0300. I replaced spark plugs coils spark plugs wires. The codes continues. I make some visual checks and i found that front crankshaft oil seal have a leak and cranshaft position sensor is... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire detected)
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E14
Car came in mid October with these 2 codes.Checked speed sensor connector for being reversed with the turbine speed sensor,O.K. Scoped the revolution sensor white signal to tcm wire , scoped O.K. Took most likely cause being a possible intermittant sensor appr... Trouble codes: P0720 (VEHICLE SPEED SENSOR CIRCUIT 1 revolution sensor), P1574 (automatic speed control device/v.s.s.)
1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JT3DJ81W8R
good morning. tech's this land cruiser was towed in no start and blowing efi fuse. i replaced the fuse checked the fuel pump via low amps probe. pattern looked normal drawing 8amps. if you hold the gas to the floor it will start but idles low or not at all. ex...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L abs system VIN: 4T1BG22K5T
Hello every one and thanks for looking, this weeks problem child is a camry from the auction. Problem is during slow (2-3 mph) stops the abs acts like your on ice. Pump runs activates ABS and you can't stop. Acts EXACTLY like an in range sensor failure. Ohm te...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Can not fuel VIN: JT2BG22K4W
Car will not take fuel clicks off every couple of seconds! pulled neck off dont see any problems!!Is there any way of checking roll over valve with out dropping tank? Or do I have vent problem I am afraid to touch lines every thing is pretty well rotted and do...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Misfire VIN: HJC10R4587
I have a really simple question that none of the parts guys and gals are able{or willing} to help me with. I have 8 NGK plugs that came out of a BMW 7 series. It was determined that they were wrong for it, but they are in great condition. I want to see if they...
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L 1-2 shift & 2-3 shift VIN: JTEGH20V01
Costumer drove vehicle to shop & complaint about a shif problem that was starting to occur. I test drove vehicle & vehicle did present a slight shift delay & slip problem between 1-2. The check engine light was also on.Back in the shop the PCM was scanned & DT...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BE32452
Thanks for you help in advance. This 4-cylinder Camry has blue exhaust smoke (oil) on cold starts. Is this a common problem? This problem has occurred for a few months according to the owner. Appreciate you inputs. Thanks
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L longblock VIN: JTEHH20V73
Original engine number is 1AZ 4618069. Customer has supplied a used replacement engine from a Japanese importer, engine number [...]. The supplier: A and A Auto Center, Orlando FLA., assures me this is the correct engine as Japan uses different engine par...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCA553XJ
Sorry it took so long .Lot of good replies on this one.Found that the high idle vaccum solinoid sticking.Could take a screwdriver,while acting up.Tap the rod on the rear right of the carb.Pop and idle was down.Replaced with reman carb.The best advise I can giv...
1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L No Start VIN: JHMCA5648K
thanks for all the help.I ended up tearing car apart and found computer/relay ground shorted to ho wire along drivers door track(between door and seat) someone had soldered the ground at that point and left a sharp edge of solder that pierced a computer power ...
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCB7653M
Thanks to everyone, overwhelming response. I tried several of your recomendations, bypassed the ignition switch and main relay, no change. I went ahead and removed the EGR passage plugs, every cylinder passage was plugged solid. Cleaned passages, no change. Re...
2001 Honda Accord LX 2.3L radiator VIN: 1HGCG56511
thanks everybody for all the replys, with the possibility of having a cracked block,we explained that to the customer and were thinking about trading it in soon anyway, so thats what they did... theproblem either steming from a blown head gasket,cracked head...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 2HKRL18672
Added lube guard. Must have been a sticking valve. Note that we did use honda transmission fluid.
2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L suspension VIN: KNAFB12162
I replaced the front sway bar links and the rattle went away thanks guys..
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BFZ8GXY
Engine coolant was fine, OCV working properly, and i understand this fuel management strategy. It seems that the PCM has some fail mode that it goes into where it changes pulse width to the VVT control valve causing the engine to surge. We have not been able... Trouble codes: P1354, P0300.
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D4W
thanks for all the help all the replies were helpfull. customer took vehicle to dealer and they performed recall of alternator.they installed alt and said draw was still there and that they repaired wire in 2 wire pigtail on alt. so thats all the info i got fr...
1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05S0X
The timing belt was a tooth off. Richard, from Texas, finally suggested that after looking at it in his shop. We later found out that the customer recently had the belt done at another shop. Two guys said the distributors go bad on these engines but it was ok.... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire).
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L surges VIN: JN8DR07Y71
Hello everyone and thanks for the input. As many of you stated, check the mass airflow closely. I did so and found fuzzy debris on the sensing wires. I cleaned them off and this thing runs great. Amazing what a little fuzz will cause. Thanks Ron
2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1DA31AX3
Well Thanks to you guys I looked at the maf one more time,when it started to act up the the MAF would drop out on my vantange.I shipped it to the dealer to get reprogrammed and a new MAF. Thanks guys. Jon
1994 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L transfer VIN: 4S3BJ6334R
2006 Subaru Forester X 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JFISG63686
the driven gear is not turning the speed sensor. I used a drill motor to spin the speed sensor and the speedo worked. looking in to it the vehicle still has warranty and the customer is proceding to the dealer Jake Trouble codes: P0502.
1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L lack of power VIN: 4TARW13P4R
We gave the truck back to the customer to drive with the TP sensor disconnected.The syptoms where gone.We then traced the problem to a shorted wire in the engine harness under the intake manifold.Thanks for all the help.
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BC22K8X
the fix was a new vapor pressure sensor when you energize them the new one has a louder click to it thanx for all the replys had to have customer drive it for a while to verify it was fixed Trouble codes: P0446.
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