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1998 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JH4DB7650W
Hi, I have a 98 Acura Integra that's stalling only when coming to a stop when engine is cold only!It will restart. It happens about 2 or 3 times, then goes away when engine warms-up. I did confirm the problem only when cold. At first glance, the motor runs rou...
2002 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L 3 gear pressure clutch solenoid and pcm VIN: 19UUA56962
This 02 Acura TL type S was towed into the shop because transmission broke down. after careful diagnose i found that the tranny was bad internally. we sent it out to get it rebuild, after it was rebuild i install it back into the car and now it keep throwing a...
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.7L abs VIN: 1HGCE6679V
ABS light on. No DTC. When engine starts ABS light goes out, buzzing noise about 10 seconds,noise stops, ABS light comes back on. ABS system appears not to work when braking, just normal brake action. aacording to my Mitchell on demand there is not a OBD11 con...
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG6600Y
Thanks in advance, This one came in with a check engine light on, scanned computer with my mentor and got a po128 code. Mentor definition is cooling thermostat. I did not find this code in mitchell but i replaced thermostat but code came back. Any help would b... Trouble codes: P0128
1996 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Mechanical VIN: JACDJ58VXT
hELP!! Nees to remove engine and have not done one of these before. Mitchell says the trans has to come out first and I wonder if this is necessary. Can someone with a bit more experience on this rice grinder give me some sage advice? Besides laughing, that is...
2007 Kia Spectra SX 2.0L tank VIN: KNAFE12127
Car was brought in with a candy bar stuffed down the filler neck. Pulled the tank, only a small amount had made it into the tank. Cleaned tank and filler neck reinstalled and it still wont take gas. Charcoal canister weighed 8-10 lbs. Replaced the charcoal can...
2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L Windows, Moon Roof VIN: JT8BF28G01
This vehicle came in with the front windows and moon roof opening when the car in locked or unlocked when leaving the car. It happens more often then not. Looking at the electrical diagrams we changed the intergration relay due to the only relation between the...
2007 Mitsubishi Fuso FE145 FE84D 4.9L brake lining sensors VIN: JL68DH1S47
hi everyone just have a simple question on a mitsubishi 4 door aluminum dump bed truck fe 145 dually its used for landscaping debris it has a brake lining light on on the dash it needed pads frt and rear they were almost down to metal enought to set the light ...
1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L readiness monitors VIN: 1N4AB41D6T
i have a 96 sentra put a new head on it and got it finished now i had a previous code cylinder 4 missfire from when head was bad now i cleared the code and since then three of the readiness monitors are not ready egr catalyst and o2 only two can be not ready t...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L body control module VIN: JN1CA21D2X
hellow all got this maxima here with a battery drain of 104ma with the doors unlocked and 89ma drain with the doors locked? here is where it gets a little strange. pull the bcm fuese and the drain drops to 31ma normal to me. i have removed all the fuses and no...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1N4DL01D7Y
Hey a bunch of euro techs trying to feel our way through this one. Car came from another shop with the above repairs and still will not accept throttle from idle. stalls hard unless you feather the throttle on. We suspected the maf even though there are no cod...
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 3N1CB51D15
I did a trans service on this Sentra and after removing the screen filter when I tried to install a new screen one of the bolts would not tighten up. Then I remembered the same thing happening to me several years ago. I remember removing the valve body and rep...
1991 Toyota Camry DLX 2.5L No Start VIN: JT2VV21E1M
This problem only happens after a warm engine hot soak. There is no spark. I have checked the wave forms from the cam and crank signals, both running and cranking. It appears the cranking signals are a good sine wave, but no data to back up my assumption. ... Trouble codes: 14 (IGF signal from igniter not to ECM)
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3VN29V6S
this is a friends car and i do not have a gas anlyzer for repairs. thanks for the input!
2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L Alarm System VIN: JTDFR32081
Folk's this is wierd!! This vehicle has a security system,that sets correctly. But sometimes when disarmed, the doors will unlock and the vehicle alarm system goes off. And the vehicle will not start,re-arm the alarm system. Then disarm the system, the vehicle...
2008 Toyota Prius 1.5L door locks VIN: JTDKB20U08
I bought this car at the auction and someone stole the keys from their lot. I took the car to toyota dealer and purchased 2 smart keys and had them program them. The keys will start the vehicle if inserted in the slot, but do not have the smart function or doo...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L failed state inspect VIN: KM8SC73D53
thanks to all who helped , most said it was an 02 sensor that was "lazy" and not bad enought to set code and you were %100 percent correct . We hooked up Mr. Modus and the rear right sensor was not working very well , we installed new sensor , we did a drive c...
2004 Hyundai XG350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHFU45E74
Hey guys, sorry about taking so long to close this post but here it is, the CCV was the problem, it had no OHM reading between the pins, replaced it and all is good. Thanks for all the input! RH Trouble codes: P0446.
2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJD73375
I checked the timing on both banks and no problems were found. The pulse width was -8.2 on the left bank and +8.6 on the right bank. We tried the o2 sensor but no change. I spoke to a Kia technician and he said it was common for the injectors on the left bank... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple miss fires), P0302 (miss fire 2 cylinder), P0304 (miss fire 4 cylinder), P0306 (miss fire 6 cylinder).
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L fuel, tach, temp and speedometer gauges VIN: JT8BH28F2W
We let the body shop know what I needed to do to give a diffinative answer which included pulling the instrument cluster and check for poor or damaged connector(s) at the cluster as suggested by Matt [...] or find and check the two grounds in the dash area as ...
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L 2-3 shift VIN: JM1BJ2227X
ok guys,after a week having this car on the road working,I dicided to close this post.many have said that the vavle body was the problem.they were rigth.I took the car to another trans shop,we only do electrical.there the tech installed a used vavle body.it sh...
1997 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L starter
thanks everyone for the help. I installed a ground strap from the block to tranny bolt and that has seemed to cure the problem . thanks again everyone.
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: JN1CA3105Y
We replaced the right front strut again (All KYB) and the strut mount. We still had the noise. We advised the customer of the findings that the engine mount could be the problem because if you are on the gas and hit bumps there is very little or no noise. Cu...
2005 Nissan Altima SE-R 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11E75
I ended up pulling the solenoid out to visually see if it was opening and thats when I could see that the valve was stuck. I cleaned the passages and did an oil flush/change with valve replacement and all is good. The valve must of been keeping oil pressure on... Trouble codes: P0011, P0300.
2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLS 2.5L engine VIN: JS2TX02V71
we removed the valve pans and removed the baffle and found them plugged half way up . Ordered new ones and cleaned out egr port and tube reassembled and run no more smoking or oil use customer has had suv for two weeks .Thank to all who responded and gave me i...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4T1BG22K0X
Thanks for everyone's help.1st a 99 Toyota Camry 2.2L does not have a MAF Sensor or a fuel pump shutoff. After verifying ignition spark,injector pulse and the fuel pressure at the fuel filter was only 8 psi.The fuel line is inboard of the frame rail and did no... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Condition).
2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L Starting VIN: JTDBT12351
Customer has not returned vehicle for further diagnosis, but we were able to establish that the battery usually goes down after radio quits working. I will have to close this post for now and probably revisit it in the future. Thanks for all the help, hope to ...
2003 Toyota Echo 1.5L MIL Lamp on, O2 readings abnormal VIN: JTDAT12303
I am not happy enough with this to call it a fix, so I am going to close with a summary. First off, this car definately has an O2 sensor, not an A/F sensor. In 2003, the ECHO, Celica, Corolla, Matrix, MR2, and Prius had O2 sensors. The rest of Toyotas line-up ... Trouble codes: P0420.
2006 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L Air bag VIN: 5TELU42N36
From all the replies, it sounds like the module has to be replaced to get the light to go out. The customer opted not to put any more money into it at this time. I guess he is getting discouraged about his "great deal". Thanks to all who took the time to reply...
2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L control module
HALLO!! and there is another fix , after 4 or 5 hours , but who counts. there are two things wrong with this car . first , custumer went to junk yard prior to my diagnostic , and replaced all drive motors for flaps, because he had very good deal on price !!b...
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