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2005 Isuzu N NPR 5.2L MIL Lamp on, throttle control VIN: JALB4B1686
On moderate or hard acceleration check engine lightcomes on before first shift and fly by wire throttle stops working. I can get it back by clearing codes without shuting engine down, or by turning engine off for a couple of seconds. I dont have much informati... Trouble codes: P0093 (fuel system leak detected large leak)
2007 Kia Spectra SX 2.0L fuel pump VIN: KNAFE12207
Hi to All, Car was towed in dead battery , air bags deployed, the right front has susp. damage. We charged the battery chk'd for spark,good spark, no power to fuel pump. We chk'd the FP relay, power to it but no power to the pump. We have no wiring info. and...
2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on, false misfires VIN: 1N4BA41E95
Hey guys.. have an 05 maxima that turns mil on and then flashes mil as type 1 misfire although vehicle drives and runs perfect. followed tsb for inj res check,ohm out good hot or cold. suspect pcm or software programming flash needed, anyone seen this before, ... Trouble codes: P0300
2005 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L No Start VIN: 1NGBA0755N
Please help! I have this nissan that the customer towed in and said they had run it out of gas and put fuel back in it and still no start, Probable fuel pump ( wrong) fuel pressure is in spec, This truck will start and run approximatly 10-20 seconds after sitt...
2000 Other Asian 646 2.9L Alternator / Generator VIN: EE290D0518
This yard cart came in with a charging problem. IT's actually a John Deere ATX model with a Kal single cyl engine. The engine model number is what's listed as the VIN. It runs fine but will not charge at all, the wiring looks intact. I need a copy of the wi...
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 43SBG6850X
customer concern engine running rough at stops. I noted engine running very rough at idle skipping while driving. retrieved dtc p0304 cylinder 4 misfire found #4 spark plug badly worn. others in need of replacment. replaced plugs and wires. still skipping. sam... Trouble codes: P0304
1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L lacs power low rpm VIN: 4T1GK12C3R
lacks power low rpm used engine installed 4yrs and lacked power had it rebuild still weak owner replaced ecm, throttle body cam crank o2 knock sensors 6 coils mass air flow sensor and all exhaust including cat, with all factory new parts. had cam timing checke...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Timing belt tensioner VIN: JT3VN29V45
Dear Colleagues, One of my 2nd year students is replacing the cylinder heads on her [yes, HER] 4Runner. She was given replacement heads which had been rebuilt by a relative. The heads are on and she's got the timing belt lined up but the tensioner will not fi...
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L hooting noise VIN: 4T1BG22K41
Ok guys this car came to me with a internment complaint of a hooting noise from under the hood. The nose is coming from the evap purge valve. I have not personally herd the noise but other techs I work with have experienced it. The evap purge vsv had been repl...
2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L skid control module and steering angle sensor VIN: 5TDZ34A73S
Greetings, I have a concern regarding this Sequoia Im working on. I have a VSC light that is on and a code c1231 (steering angle sensor failure). Through my research I have found a tsb for the skid control(ABS) module replacement and tests show I have a failin...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2001 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC23841
We did not fix this vehicle yet.After inspecting the oil pump I thought I might have had a problem with the pressure relief valve in the pump so we replaced the pump and reassembled.Still poor oil pressure.The customer traded in the car,My apprentice purchased... Trouble codes: P1259 (vtec malfunction).
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Radio VIN: 1HGCE6668A
Tahnk you all Yes I tried all the tricks first But ended up taking out the radio to get the serial Number. The was no tag in the glove box or under or around and the pushing the 1&6 buttons as instructed It did not work But thanks for the help I will remembe...
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L IGN fuseable link keeps blowing
Yes, this monster is fixed. A really bizarre outcome. The reason the fuseable link for the ign would blow ONLY at an angle was because the starter had been replaced and a bolt from the air box was touching the solenoid connector ONLY when the car was at an ang...
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start
Heres the verdict guys on this POS! Nick and Timothy were right in that the ECU took a turn for the worse. I just wanted to be 100% sure thats what it was. Installed another ECU and sure enough fired right up. Found a bad terminal, the connecter in between the...
2005 Kia Optima LX 2.7L oil leak VIN: KNAGD12895
1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L radio /tape player VIN: JT8BF12G7T
thanx for the replies, i think steve geneveese was correct in his thinking about the tape/ipod idea. i havent done any more with it since its not pressing. he wants a new sound system anyway, maybe santa will come to the rescue!!! thanx again for responding to...
1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, in limp home mode VIN: JT8BD68S7W
Thanks all who replied with help on this problem. As it turns out Ron in California had the answer to this problem. The pins at the ECU were not making good contact in the wiring harness connector. I carefully bent the pins and the vehicle runs as it should... Trouble codes: P1120 (Accelerator pedal position sesnor circuit malfunction), P1121.
2005 Mazda 3 i 2.0L power steering pump VIN: JM1BK32F25
Thanks for all of the replies. I'll have this car taken to the dealer to have it reprogrammed. Thanks again.
1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN8AR05S9W
Sorry for the late close, I completely forgot about it. After 6 of 7 replies condemning the distributor, and more specifically the internal coil, and after finding out that the local Nissan dealership stocks 5 of these distributors at any given time, I replac...
1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L No Start VIN: JF1SF6359W
Sorry to close FIX so late - wow, tough one - thanks for all the replies - bad ignition switch. replaced the igniter, cam & crank sensors . Wiggle wire harness at ignition switch. car would stumble - replaced the electrical portion on ignition switch. problem ... Trouble codes: P0303 (misfire 3 cylinder).
2003 Subaru Outback 2.5L valve train VIN: 4S3BH67573
First off thank you to all who responded, you were very helpful. One of the guides on the exhaust did indeed drop down. We removed the exhaust and got a great look at the valve and how it was stuck partially open. Even got a picture for the customer to look at...
1989 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L shifting VIN: JT3VN66W0K
WEll, fellow techies, here we go! The end result was the number one solenoid! The strange thing is that it was never really consistent. We did ohm the solenoids again and they were in the 13-18 ohm range, with the number one solenoid being about 17.5. After ap...
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