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1997 Acura CL 3.0L abs pump VIN: 19UYA2240V
Here is the story, car went to another shop for a brake job, they sold them new rotors and pads. Customer left and heard noises and for some reason decided to bring it to us. At first look I found the right front wheel loose with a missing lugnut, found the le...
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1HGCB7654M
I have this accord that is skipping like crazy between 1400-2300 rpm while power braking. So I threw a tune at it! I jumped to the conclusion that it was an ignition misfire Without testing (LAZY! you'd think I'd know better by now). When it was done it still ...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L brake warning light VIN: 1HGEM22911
Brake warning light stays on even when both parking brake sw and brk fluid sensor are disconnected. I think it is a bad multiplex control unit, located in the under-dash fuse box, but I need a second opinion. I removed the connectors that bring both the park b...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L hesitation VIN: 1HGES26762
this vehicle has an intermittent problem where we think the transmission is taking off in a higher gear. the customer states that when cold, in the twenties, and first take off from a stop, "you have to press the accelerator pedal down, but the vehicle will on...
2005 Infiniti QX56 5.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5N3AA08A35
Hi everybody. I have a QX 56 here for intermittent poor running problem. Will bareley run most of the time, seems to have very weak spark, sometimes no spark at all. Sometimes you can get the truck to bareley idle, but throttle does not respond, and engine sha...
2002 Kia Optima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KNAGD12612
Vehicle came to my shop running poorly, would idle ok when cold but after warm up it would start to miss. On test drive it would not accelerate under hard accel, felt like fuel filter, it would just bog down, had to nurse it back to the shop. it feel like the ...
1989 Mazda MPV Cargo 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LV521XK
This car sets code 3 anywhere from 5 min. to 20 sec. after starting. Verified a good G signal (0 to 5 volt square wave) at the dist and ecm when the cel comes on. Sent ecm into NPC for testing and no problems were found. The tech line said either the G signal ... Trouble codes: 3 (G Signal)
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Surge, Misfire
Howdy everyone. What I have here is a 2000 Nissan Frontier 4-door 4 wheel drive pickup with the 3.3L V6 engine. Truck runs smooth like a brand new truck until it reaches operating temperature. When it does reach operating temperature, it surges bad and almost ...
2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L power window VIN: 1234EDS789
hi techs, i have an 07 Nissan Altima. when i turn the key off and open the door the drivers front and passenger front windows go down. is there a reset button on the motor? i cant find the info in alldata and the local nissian dealer is no help. thanx george
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, VIN: 4T1SK12E6R
new tune and timing belt, runs perfect 99% of the time. After long trip, at times, doesnt want to idle anymore, then its fine again. very hard to duplicate. had code for air temp sensor which i suspect was set at some point while the air box was out, it has no...
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF32K22
Hello to all you helpful people out there. I hope there are some good toyota techs that can help me out here tonight. I have a 2002 toyota camry that was towed in as undrivable. I was told it was loosing power and then died all together and would not restart. ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306
2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L hvac mode VIN: 4T1BE30K15
alright everybody here we go. we have a 2005 toyota camry that our customer has owned since new and she says that when you put the climate control on bilevel it doesnt put out as much air on the floor as it use to. we have checked this and found that most of t...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGCD5634T
Group, Thanks for all the great and quick replies. I went back to the start and checked over all the work that had been done and found that indeed the vacumn lines were crossed on the left front strut tower.They had crossed these when replacing the fuel filter...
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMCG66061
hi all, i have not gotten this vehicle back to fix. most replies refer to cleaning the injectors and checking fuel trims, which i did'nt have time to check . the car is my neighbors and he says it runs fine, but it still bugs me as i have'nt had a honda do thi...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L parking lites VIN: 2HKRL18902
well guys i got stupid on this one dash lites were also on same fuse with trying to inspect cust car while they wait i hit dash and it blew fuse took out cluster found wire rubbing screw someone had been in there before thanks for your time and in put i scr...
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Charging system VIN: KMHWF25S92
Thanks to all that replied, Richard and Brown your help was what fixed it. It was the battery backup power supply and had nothing to do with the alternator overcharging. We found that at the pcm we only had 2.1v at the back up power supply, but at the fuse box...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA31A5Y
Thank's to all, We had the ECM rebuilt,it had two burn't chips they sent back an ECM ,but not the original, which locked us out. Towed car to Dealer, said they could not unlock "nats'. I called, got the original ECM repair ed and sent to me, we took it ... Trouble codes: P1320.
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Lighting VIN: 4S2CK58W5W
Thanks for the help. Had to remove the rear gate to get at the drivers side brake light and somebody had installed a 1156 bulb in it and it was bridging the circuit. Replaced bulb and all is well.Mike P
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L abs VIN: 4S2CK58W81
Thank you all for your input, the vehicle was in this week on Monday. Last Friday an Isuzu tech from our local Isuzu Dealer returned my call. He said "He's quite familiar with this problem and that there is no TSB's for the ECBM or rear WHL SPD sensor; they we...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L fuel leak VIN: KNDJA723X2
Thanks to all that had time to respond. New injector orings and rubber return line under intake sealed this thing up. Took just a little heat from the choke tester and gas started to leak out of return line and #1 & #2 injector orings. Took a few days to g...
2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L Steering VIN: JT8BD68SOY
the fix on this vehicle was to replace the front lower ball joints,left lower joint was so bad it separated,right was very loose.we have not seen this before on one of these vehicles.the vehicle mileage was low so we will be checking ball joints more closely.t...
1997 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: JM1TA2216V
Thank you for all your help, I now have a better understanding of how this system works. Basically, there is a syphon hose from one side to the other and it uses the return fuel to create a vortex to start the syphoning. I checked the system out and could fin...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Accessories VIN: JN1CA31D8Y
2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Hesitation VIN: JN1DA31A63
Thanks for your responses !! The problem ended up being the alternator we put on from napa...Got a Nissan Alt...Problem solved...
1992 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Mechanical VIN: JT4RNO1P4N
to the guys who said set TPS ,yall was rite.after getting the tps set right,that let me to set timing right.the engine runs and idles much better.it still has trouble when you hammer down on the gas.when it gets above about 4000 rpms,it wants to buck and bog b...
1995 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JT2ST07N7S
I replaced the ECM and the car will now run on all four cylinders. It runs poorly on E85 or whatever mix this guy has in his tank but when I run it with regular fuel it runs smooth. The aftermarket device this guy purchased off the internet seems to have corru...
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L timing chain VIN: 4TAPM62N0T
Hello,The pan does have to be removed due to the pickup screen being attached at the front of the cover preventing the timing cover from coming forward. The customer declined the repair due to cost and the advice from Steve from New Mexico,who says that ...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K6V
The wiring was wrong and an incorrect type sensor was installed. Repaired wiring and installed proper sensor, no problems.
2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBRT34131
The fix for this problem has yet to be found. We recieved 4 replies mostly just telling us to do what we already had done and even stated in the help request, so not much help there although we do appreciate your time. We have put this truck on the back burner... Trouble codes: P1126.
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