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1987 Honda Civic 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1HGEC4533H
This vehical has a problem to full misfire on cylinders 1&2 immediately after startup for about 4or5 seconds then clears up. It will do this if the throttle is closed or open. When the engine is running the fuel mix is abit on the lean side, O2 reading stays l...
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L compressor VIN: 1HGCM66563
New to posts so iwrote everything in repair history.Waiting to hear back from you guy,Thanks
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L fuel smell VIN: 1HGCM66805
When the engine is running we can smell the raw fuel u nder the hood. We found dropping from what we assume are small animals (like rats or squirrels) and we suspected a fuel line may be cut under the intake manifold. We removed the manifold, energized the fue...
1995 Mazda Miata 1.8L tachometer VIN: 33S0614230
hello guys have a 1995 miata that the tach does not operate. have tried looking online and also ask my local dealer for any diagnostics on this vehicle and have found none. if any one out there can help me out with any testing procedures it will be greatly app...
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK34Y3W
hey all thanks in advance.this car keeps setting po455.flow chart in mitchel directs you to code for vent solenoid and purge solenoid.vent solenoid would activate but not a normal sounding solenoid.replaced it.smoke test system.after pinching off hose to purge... Trouble codes: P0455
2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31A93
Need a little help from some skilled Nissan techs, I'm not much on imports but this one belongs to a friend. Cust states that sometimes when cold, vehicle will start and die. Sometimes he can keep it running by lightly pressing on accel pedal, other times it w... Trouble codes: 1121 (etc return spring)
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L noise VIN: 4S3BG6850V
Subaru has a ticking/tapping noise, sounds just like too much clearance at a valve. Gets louder when engine is warm, but still there cold. Noise is coming from right bank. Pulled valve cover and checked clearance, we’re on the tight side of the window. Seen th...
1992 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JT2STL1N01
The car came in on the hook, it had stalled on the road. Of course it fired right up and ran fine. I drove it for five miles and no problems. Checked fuel pump motor pattern,did a pressure test and volume test,changed fuel filter and returned to owner. It came...
1999 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1CF22P4X
Hi everyone: this 99 solara misfires on cyls. 2,4,6 always. we checked timing marks twice and they are perfect. the other shop tried two used ecms. The spark is clean and strong on all six cylinders. The main thing we found is that the front injectors sound d... Trouble codes: P0300, P0505 (idle control)
2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L MIL Lamp on, hard shifts VIN: 271KR32E85
Hope you Toyota guys know something more about this problem. Had this customer come in yesterday, said her car came up with an engine light problem. She also said her car started to shift very poorly and it all started today. I put the OBD II computer on an... Trouble codes: P2716
2004 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L Master Cyl. VIN: 5TDBA23C04
Van came on tow truck, brakes lock. ABS & VSC light on. Scanned and code C1223 & C1246. Did flow chart for C1246 (Master Cylinder Pressure Sensor Malfuntion). There was no change in pressure sensor voltage, Replaced Accumulator Assy. It incorporates pressure s...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG35LX2
Thanks To All Who Replied. After Posting The Help Request I Thought I Would Go Test The Crank & Cam Sensor Just To See What (If Any) Kind Of Signal They Were Sending.Cam Signal Was Good & When Testing The Crank Sensor Signal The Engine Sarted Right Up.I Let Ve...
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM85C73EX4
Sorry about this post guys. I made a terrible mistake of thinking the seperator was the charcoal canister. That's why I was asking if I had to drop the tank down. Well, that was that. Anyways I got to the canister and the CCV valve, and came up with a clogged ... Trouble codes: P0446 (Canister Close Valve).
2001 Infiniti G20 2.0L a/c compressor VIN: JNKCP11AO1
Thanks to Linh , Kimo and Ali . Yes , just because ambient sensor is missing the a/c compressor will not engage .Installed Ambient temp sensor and compressor kiked on !! And yes, AllData had information on how to do a self-diag manually . Thanks to everyone!
1996 Mazda Miata 1.8L Code needed VIN: JM1NA3530T
Thanks to everyone, both for the infomation of how to go through the steps to reprogram the radio when it says "ERR" where to find this radio code information( for giving me the code(5011) this worked wonderfully. However after the radio cam...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L overdrive VIN: 1YVGF22C8Y
We went ahead and replaced the torque converter. However that did not fix the transmission. I sent it to a local reputable transmission shop. After testing he said it had an internal leak causing it to lose pressure and drop into second at hiway speeds. We hav...
1993 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Ignition Spark VIN: JA3BP47H9P
What with iATN and eBay...I reckon we can just about fix anything ! Thanx goes to everyone who took time to post to my Help Request. With RPM and Cranking Speed on S/O brick, I presumed all the signals for firing where there, but no activation of coil. Wh...
1996 Nissan Pickup 2.4L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on
Thanks to all for the advice on broken wires in loom. I had done res. tests on the all the related wiring from ecm to dist. and found all ok. I did go ahead and open up the loom and did not find any problems. After freezing ecm in fridge for 4 hours though t... Trouble codes: P0340.
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L Cuts out VIN: 1N6AA07B04
2 problems caused this to be alittle more difficult to fix. first problem was found when we went to dispose of first replaced converter. It was hollow, where did the gutts go? in the secondary converter replaced and greatly helped drivability. @nd problem end...
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JTEGH20V12
THANKS FOR THE HELP! It ended up being the idle air control valve. Without having a good test for it we took a chance and replaced it after testing everything we could think of, and now it is running at 2k rpm and steady as expected when cold. Thanks again! ...
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