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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7656N
Good Morning Fellow Techs, I have a strange problem with this Honda. Came in with a no start on hook Monday. It started right up and ran great. Finally got no start. When checking Ignitor had cap off with key on had fire jump in cap without cranking. Has anyon...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: KM85B12B74
Vehicle came in with a P0340 code after going through the normal service checks to determine condition ie power source, referance voltage from ECM and ground I replaced the Cam Sensor. Vehicle came back after the customer picked up. He changed the oil and repl... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit)
2006 Hyundai Tiburon GS 2.0L cruise control VIN: KMHHN65DX6
Hi Hyundai techs, Yes this car came to my shop for an inoperative cruise control. This cruise control system isn't in touch with the pcm, it's working on it's own with a cable attached to the trottle body. I really triple checked all the wiring going to the s...
1998 Infiniti Q45 4.1L No Start VIN: JNKBY31A1W
Vehicle engine with a intermitent lack of power. Pulled several codes PO325 and PO330 Replaced the fuel filter. It duplicated the same problem. Removed the fuel line to install a fuel pressure gauge. Engine cranks but does not run. Checked and there is no fu... Trouble codes: P0325
2006 Infiniti M35 3.5L Reset Procedure VIN: JNKAY01F97
Infiniti techs we have rotated the tires on this 2006 M35x and we can not get the tire pressure monitioring system to reindex the tire positions. We have the Snap-On reset tool, but have not been able to reset the system with it. Do you have to put system in a...
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L wipers VIN: KNDJD73383
has any body seen this before mitchells wiring diag. is not very good on the wipers
2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L MIL Lamp on
Hello Lexus techs, need a little help if at all possible. Have this 2001 LS430 that is setting a p1354 for vvt function bank 2. With the Lexus scan tool I can command the bank 1 vvt oil control solenoid and the engine runs rough, but when commanding bank 2 the... Trouble codes: P1354
1991 Mazda Miata 1.6L air bag VIN: JM1NA3510M
Car comes in with a flashing air bag light. I inform the customer that it will be expensive and suggest not fixing it, but she really wants her air bag. I check system as per flow chart from AllData. It has me checking continuity of the wiring harness fromm th...
1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L ign ckt VIN: 1N6SD16Y4V
fuse link blows once a week both times while backing up, truck will stall because fuse link burns. fuse link is white with black stripe goes direct to ign switch. at switch black with white stripe (1g/pos 3) solder is melted according to wiring diagrams follow...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L shift solenoid VIN: JNICA3109Y
Thanks in advance to everyone. I have this vehicle that a recent shop was unable to fix. All codes are p0750 Shift solenoid A p0755 shift solenoid b p0740 tcc solenoid p1760 overun control solenoid. This vehicle come to me from this other shop and they just ...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51D81
Vehicle runs like it has a bad MAF sensor or plugged cat i.e: stalls, hesitates, backfires through intake, poor idle black smoke. Seems to be worse when vehicle is cold/sat overnight. After it warms up, it will idle in park or neutral ok but fall flat on it's ...
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L alternator VIN: 5N1DD28TX2
Hello Group, I have this xterra that is kicking my butt. customer brought this in for a no start(no crank,clicking) at times, jump start runs good for awhile. charged and load tested battery, battery good . alternator would charge randomly, replaced belts-old ...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 453BG6859X
when starting the car up, there is a knocking or ticking noise, and there is blue to white smoke out the tailpipe, as soon as it starts warming up all goes away and the car runs well and strong with no noise. of course we start it everyday to move it out of th...
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L trans/viscous coupler VIN: 4S3BH66592
Car came in completely undriveable, transmission siezed up. got a used trans and installed it. little rough, but shipped it. 2 weeks later it was back, not siezed but clearly going out. We thought it was bad luck on the used trans and got another and installed...
2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Brakes VIN: JT3HT05J4Y
Customer stated while driving vehilce jerks / bucks at times, feels like front brakes locking. Cold, hot, wet, dry weather no change. Checked Codes C0205 LF Wheel Speed Sensor Malfunction & C1223 Unknown in memory, unable to duplicate codes test driving. While...
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L right rear speed sensor hub VIN: 4T3ZF13C72
Here we have a 02 Toyota Sienna with ABS, and brake lights on; The only two codes; point towards right rear speed sensor. First codes is C1238 Right Rear Speed Sensor fault and second is C1238 - Foreign Matter is Attached on the Tip of the Right Rear Speed Sen...
2003 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Timing Belt VIN: 4T1BF28B93
Hello, I have an 03 Avalon 3.0 v-6. Came in for a maintenance timing belt, replaced belt, idler and tensioner pulleys and water pump. Marked all pulleys and belt before removal, set up new belt per autodata and mitchell instructions. All previous marks are sti...
2005 Toyota Camry SE 3.3L Front End VIN: 4T1BA30K95
Customer complaint of squeak in RF of vehicle when rolling over bumps at slow speed. Can duplicate by pushing down and up on right front corner of vehicle. Pushing up and down on other three corners does nothing to make the noise. Push it down and up at least ...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMES16561
well finally got to the bottom of this and replaced the purge valve even though it never failed during testing, however light has not come back on. thanks for the help Trouble codes: P1457 (evap leak canister area).
1995 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KMHJF33M2S
thanks to all who responded and helped,without your replies i would not have solved the problem.i check the old iac valve in the car and found an open circuit between pins 5&6 and this caused the driver in the ecm to fail.installed ecm and the problem was solv...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Hesitation VIN: JNRDR09Y21
I appreciate all that replied to my request. The majority were right on the money, even though no codes were set and the data stream looked good, I changed the MAF sensor and problem went away.Again thanks to all that replied, Eddie
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L Shift Selection VIN: JT8UF22E5S
I can honestly say that I would not have thought of the trunk hinge harness myself. However when stated in the three replies it made perfect sense to me. A quick inspection in the trunk answered the problem. There were two wires rubbed bare and touching one ...
1995 Mitsubishi Expo 2.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AD59G9S
customer decided to drive it till it dies the way it is thanks for all the help if car returns i'll post update Trouble codes: P0340, P1500.
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51A41
hello everyone well got this one fixed, thanks for all the great help, rechecked all power and grounds, rechecked the maf sensor, o2s, fuel pressure etc, bit the bullet and ordered a pcm, installed and then had to program and perform a idle relearn and car run...
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L engagement/2/3 shift VIN: JF1SF63571
Thanks to all responses,sent tranny back to rebuilder and they installed a 3rd subaru valve body assy,and it shifts great for now,hopefully this one will last more than 1 week. Thanks again Darren
2004 Subaru Forester X 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG63614
vehicle has not reset code in last 5 drive cycles. Prior to that I saw p0420 set in in 2 drive cycles and set pending in 1 drive cycle. but since then after 5 cycles pending has cleared and all mode 6 data passed. All drive cycles were ran under as close to id... Trouble codes: P0420.
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L No Start VIN: JT4VN13D8R
some of you were right on... there was a short in the wire that feeds the air flow meter and the tps i took all the wires out of the 16 pin connector and hooked them back up 1 at a time to see whitch 1 turned the light off it was the green /black wire marked a...
1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF18BXX
Sorry I havn't gotten back to close this Help Request. What ended up fixing this car was replacing both A/F sensors and the post cat O2 sensor. Beforei did that the AF sensor voltage was going above .35volts and below .28volts. The O2 sensor was all over the ... Trouble codes: P0125 (AF sensor Voltage low B1S1).
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