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Open Help Requests for Asian
Help Request Answers
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L surpintine VIN: KM8SC73DO2
when the vehicle is first started in the morning the surpintine belt is noisy for the first ten minutes. I have replaced the belt twice but no fix for the noise. belt tensioner seems to be working correctly. also you need to remove the tensioner to replace the...
1994 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.6L starter VIN: 452CG58F0R
starter has been replace and has gone out again
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM65S76A03
I have this Mazda [...], I has a p0300 random misfire. I have done the basics, sparks plug were change last summer (customer), changed wires today and the check the flow charts. Im just wondering what else could possibly be causing this? Trouble codes: 300 (Misfire)
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L oil consumption VIN: JM1BK12364
This is not a help request but a fix. This car burns oil,about 1 liter per 700 km. Number two cylinder spark plug is oil fouled. Took engine apart and found intake seals are burnt on number two cylinder.Took head to machine shop and got it fixed.This might hel...
2005 Mazda 3 i 2.0L 1-2 shifts VIN: JM1BK12FX5
costumer came in complaing of a hard shift between 1st and 2nd. scan the car for codes and P0715 was found. speed sensor was then tested and it failed the resistance test. a week later she call complaing of the same problem. when she brought the car back it ha...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA31DXY
diagnosed cold drivability issues as mass air sensor--replaced sensor and air filter as per tsb with oe nissan parts-will i need to have puter flashed --nearest dealer is 40 miles away
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN8DR07Y71
This Pathfinder came in flooding really bad. Did normal scan and found po138 and 139 codes. Found service bulleton to replace s2 sensor. After doing this the vehicle won't start. It is flooding its self to death.I am not very sharp on Nissan and information is... Trouble codes: P0138, P0139
1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT4RN36S8N
Cust wants diagosis so Cust can repair problem himself. I'm at the point where parts have to come off the engine so more can be checked. The vac reading is 10 inches warm hot idle and steady. Cam timing suspected. Thankyou for any fourth coming help and ideas....
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L fuel VIN: 4T1BG22K3V
i am working on a 98 camry with a 4 cyl. it will start but bearly idle for about 3 seconds if that then die and will not accelerate. i replaced fuel pump and filter and checkd air filter and still will not run. has anyone run into this problem before if so i w...
2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L no throttle VIN: 4T1BE32K15
hi - vehicle towed in with no throttle response. checked archives and performed disconnecting battery, cleaning throttle valve & mass air flow sensor. still no throttle valve movement. with koeo valve does not move when pressing on gas pedal. is there any othe... Trouble codes: P2111 (throttle stuck open), P2112 (throttle stuck closed), P2102 (throttle actuator circuit high), P2103 (throttle actuator circuit low)

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L door locks VIN: 1HGCG6671X
well after much banging head into the wall, stearing and wireing diagrams and flow charts i stumbled across the answer. It was diagnosed right the first time I just had created a slight short in the datalink wire ( the pink one) between the driverside and pas...
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Misfire, LH bank dead VIN: 4S2DM58W02
Re-checked timing belt installation and cam timing - all OK. Customer didn't want to spend any more money so he put us on hold for now. Hope we get to finish what we started?? Thanks to all who sent replies. Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder missfire).
2001 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Fuel smell VIN: 4S3BE63551
Hi all. First off, I want to thank all of you who took the time to respond. I should have stated that I had smoked this car the first time it came in, with no real results. We once again did check it with the Vacutech, no luck once again. The fuel neck ...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22KXX
This car is fixed. Installed an OEM a/f ratio sensor from dealer. IATN has great info. on the correct voltage range of this type of sensor on its resource section. Thanks to all who replied. Trouble codes: P0171 (too lean B1S1), P1133 (o2s bs1 ckt response fault).
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