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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCB7653N
Hi Everyone: This car came to our shop because it failed timing. Timing was at 6 deg. before TDC. and nox passed at 474 ppm and 568 ppm. I adjusted the timing to 15 deg. before TDC. Now NOx jump to 1,000 PPM. at tail pipe. We checked EGR valve by opening it an...
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ8643X
car came in with no check engine light or trouble code but customer saying it starts a little hard start, it was 30,000 mile since it had a tune-up. so we did a tune-up, customer pick up car and drove it home and called the next day with check engine light on,... Trouble codes: P0420
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L noise in steering or suspension VIN: 1HGEM2195L
there is a small thump when car goes over a bump at slow speeds.have rechecked rack bolts & they are tight. Am I looking in the wrong places? any ideals are appreciated
2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD78804
Hello to all you techs out there. I have this CRV, followed the whole procedure on MOD. Everything checks out good. Sent over to the dealer to have software updated. Light is back on after getting back from dealer. Called back dealer and was notified that the ... Trouble codes: P1077 (IMRC-Intake Manifold Runner Control System Malfunction)
2004 Honda Element EX 2.4L odometer VIN: 5J6YH28574
help honda techs...i have a black digital odometer (cant be read)...i am assuming that the odometer is defetive and needs replacing. my question is can it be replaced without programming etc. the dealer wasn't to helpfull (we never had that problem before lol)...
2005 Hyundai Tucson GL 2.0L Mechanical VIN: KM8JN2D05U
About a month and half ago i replaced the timing belt on this 2.7l. No problems until today. Customer was driving and said it sounded like a bottle rocket going off and then the engine stalled. Would not restart. I cranked it over and could tell low compressio...
2005 Hyundai XG350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHFU4JE05
Vehicle came in for typical Inspection with an engine light on. Scanned ecm to retrieve p2422 Evap vent value stuck. Have very little info on this vehicle and of course the customer has very little time to leave it. Did a basic test of the evap valve. The valv... Trouble codes: P2422
2002 Kia Rio 1.5L compressor VIN: KNADC12392
Car came in with complaint of a/c blowing warm.Recharged system and compressor not engaging.Provide power to compressor and system works.check for power at relay,able to jumper relay and get a/c to work.Followed mitchell&kia diag point to a/con def switch.Repl...
1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L Pump
Hello Toyota and Lexus Techs, the problem here is the power Steering pump is noisy when turning steering wheel. Found fluid is foaming. I'm a Honda Technician, if this were a Honda I would suspect a leaking shaft seal. Where do these typically pick up air? Th...
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Surge VIN: JM1TA22111
Help!! This car is giving us fits!! It originally came in as a no start- no spark. No signal from ignitor to fire coil. We installed a used distributor and got it to run well. Spark was good and hot. Customer came back 2 weeks later with an intermittent surge ... Trouble codes: P1522 (VRIS solenoid valve intake runner- test OK didnt return)
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L manual tap shift VIN: JM1BK14334
Hello Mazda techs,I'm a GM fuel/electric guy.I've got a good customer with this Mazda that has a intermittently will not down shift only when using the manual tap shift system.I've scan for codes with modis,there were none.Trans data showed up switch and down ...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L diff lock light flashing
Hi every one, i am having a problem with a flashing difflock light which starts after the vehicle is driven say 25 miles down the road(owner said it starts flashing in the middle of long runs. I previously changed all transfer box switches along with vacuum so...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1N4AL11D02
Hi Guys, I'm new to asian veh. This is my 1st post. cust. said veh. hard to start and runs rough some times, dealer could not duplicate, I added a ground to MAF sensor ground circuit, and replaced crank sensor. Veh. hard to start after test driving and it sit... Trouble codes: P0300 (multi cyl. misfire)
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L icing on low side line and evap VIN: JF1GD29672
We replaced the expansion valve due to having vacuum on the low side. After repair the low side line from compressor to the evap is icing up, as well as the core itself. Pressures after repair are 25 and 135 high side. Compressor runs for a bit then stops
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Sound VIN: JF1GD29672
HI! Im trying to see if anyone has any type of feedback on this situation. This WRX Impreza makes a whining noise on accel, during turbo boost. This to me has always been normal on all turbo charged cars that i've been familiar with. THis one, on the other han...
1998 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2S3TD03V9W
This vehicle came into the shop running very rich with the MIL illuminated. According to the Mitchell wiring drawings we traced the common element between the ambient air temp and cts to be the tps. Checked tps and found that we had no reference voltage going ...
1992 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JT2EL4384N
Vehicle has beehn sitting for a few months. Customer said they had to spray starting fluid in the intake in the mornings to get it started. So first thing to do was to check for codes. Found ect code 22. Checked ect and found it to be ok . Cleared the code and...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K1X
this car has been in three times I think I'm going to give the owner a key first time in was multipal codes P0171 lean bank 1,P0420 cat low efficience,P0446 Vacuum switching valve, P1130 B1S1 performance malfunction, P1133 circut responce malfunction, I replac... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalytic converter efficience low)
2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No Start VIN: JT36P10V0Y
This RAV 4 was towed in. Apparently this lady was driving down the road and swerved to avoid a deer. She ran into the ditch and pushed the front into the condensor and radiator. Both are bad. That is not the weird part. The truck will not start. When we first ... Trouble codes: P0115 (Engine coolant temp sensor)
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12E2Y
Car came in for large oil consumption problem. Performed leak down test confirmed ring problem. Engine was replace with reman. unit from ATK. After replacement P1349 would continually set. We energized the oil control valve with our Mastertech and got no chang... Trouble codes: P1349 (VVT System malfunction)
2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L Air bag system VIN: 5TDZA23C16
Vehicle came from a body shop. It is obvious this vehicle was in an accident but it doesn't look like any air bags went off. It has a code B1150 Occupant classification ECU problem. After doing all the tests and all wiring is good. We have narrowed the problem...
2007 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TENX22N77
p1613 secondary air injection driver malfunction.16 pages of testing.did it 3 times.no prob found.replaced air injection control driver.replaced air switching valve.air pump runs when jumped.tested all wires many times.code pops consistantly after cold start.d... Trouble codes: P1613 (secondary air injection driver malfunction)

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG3140X
Replaced the distributor after deciding the spark was not "hot" enough. Car started first try. Just goes to show you can have all the ingredients and still not make a cake if you don't have enough. Thanks for all the great input Trouble codes: 1456 (Evap Control System Leakage).
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG3156X
The ONLY way to reprogram the immobilizer to the vehicle computer is with the factory scan tool. I have MANY hours chasing and researching this to try to do it myself IN-HOUSE but don't waste your valuable time. Just tow car to the dealer and get it done. Make...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L door locks VIN: 2HKRL18692
thanks for all the replies, i have ofcourse checked the wiring between the door and body at the beggining after i replaced the actuator also i did all the steps described in the Mitchel diagnostic charts, i even took the chance and replaced the passenger multi...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L light knock VIN: JT6GF1OU5Y
We have had several suggestions from faulty exhaust mainfolds to sludged up engines. Both exhaust manifolds were changed and the noise still was there. The oil pan was removed and rod bearing were looked at and all were fine. The engine has been de-sludged ...
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L engine VIN: JN1EJO1F2P
found out injector pig tail had a broken wire inside sheathing. repaired wire and problem solved, thanks for all the input guys.
1994 Nissan D21 2.4L No Start VIN: IN6SD11Y7R
turns out i had a bad computer i want to thank all who gave me a responce
2002 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L atp t-case VIN: 5YN234T56T
Thanks to John from Michigan, Alldata has the diagrams and there are 2 switches on the transfer case and they are wired in series after a relay grounds them.
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Power windows, power seat, Sunroof, power lock not VIN: 1N4AL11D83
According to wiring diagranm: the BCM (Body Control Module) will control Power windows,lock, sunroof, driver's seat. When I disconnect power for the seat switch, everything begins working. Problem found: driver's seat short out inside. It's weird because there...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 4S3BH675XY
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Unknown VIN: 4T1BE32K72
Thanks to those who replied, none of them hit in on the head, but it helped me get to the fix. Suggestions were: axle nut torque, upper strut bearings or nuts being loose, inner CV joint, swaybar links and bushings, lower control arm bushings, lower steering s...
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