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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L down shift VIN: 1HGCG5652X
2004 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16554
Suddenly check engine light and service engine soon came on. Check for codes; replace the sensor for a brand new one; reset the codes and service light; change plugs,filter and I made a road test. Five minutes later check engine ligth came on again. Hook up th... Trouble codes: P0134 (O2S no activity), P0141
2003 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L Clutch VIN: KMHHN65D03
Trying to change the clutch in this car, I have all bellhousing bolts out but I have been prying on this trans for the last hour with little success. Trans does pull away from the engine about an inch all way around but snaps right back. I think it is seized e...
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L transmission, transfer case VIN: JNRAR05Y6W
this vehicle was towed in would not move. shifted the transfer case into neutral still would not move. selected 2wd and vehicle will move forward. it does not have reverse and will only move in reverse with the transfer case in neutral and the trans in neutral...
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L Converter Seal Leak VIN: JT8BH68X4W
This has an intermittant leak, seems to be originating at the pump/converter seal. Customer says that she puts in 1 qt a week. Could not make it leak while in the bay, washed it down, took if for a ride, dry. Came back a week later and sure enough it appears t...
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L timing belt VIN: 4A3AC54L2Y
The vehicle had stalled out on the highway and would not restart. When we checked it over we found that the crank pulley had come loose and the sprocket and crank seal had blown out. When we pulled the covers off we found that the timing belt was extremely loo...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N4DL01D8Y
Hey guys, we have this Altima that is driving us crazy.It has a very intermittent hesitation,bucking problem that happens for about 10 seconds then clears up.runs great for a few days then acts up again.we have tried another distributor,still has the problem.u...
2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L a/c VIN: 4S3BH80661
Thank you in advance for any help on this one this Outback has auto a/c system. The a/c compressor does not come on.. The compressor will kick on if we undo the battery for 2 minutes then start it up. the compressor will kick on for 3 seconds the turn off is l...
2005 Subaru Outback R 3.0L Charging system VIN: 4SDBP86C35
A first time customer called me from neighborhood my car is not starting .I sent my mechanic to help,jump start the car,and drive to the shop.Check engine light on with P2503 code and at the same time while the car is running cruise control light is blinking.R...
1991 Toyota Camry 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT2SV24E3M
This car came in for a maintenance tune-up, with no driveability problems. #1 spark plug stuck during removal, and required head removal to repair. When head was off, I removed all cam "pucks" and carefully kept in order. Replaced timing belt, seals, etc. Init...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L 1-2 shift VIN: 4T1SK12W3S
Hi Toyota Techs, A regular client brought his camry wagon in for routine service and transmission shifting complaints. When the car was first driven the 1-2 shift was hard and after it did shift into 2nd gear a violent bucking would start like the tranny was ...
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L driveline VIN: 5TEWN72N7Y
Good Evening Iatn, customer complains of a "ping" noise in driveline during initial start from a complete stop going into first or reverse. After moving in first gear noise will not reappear until you stop and go into reverse. This is the same in reverse gear...
2006 Toyota RAV4 2.4L 2-3 shift VIN: JTMBD33V47
Under very light throttle only, this Rav 4 wil have a bind up on the 2-3 u/s. Dip into the throttle to 25% or so, and it works perfectly. Same basic problem trans was diagnosed with before,unit was replaced. Cust took to Toyota back in December, had a pressure...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
2001 Acura CL Type-S 3.2L vsa VIN: 19UYA42601
Thanks Steve and others for the info. The steering angle sensor checks out ok. I did found out the proper way to ground the ssc. With the Snap On Solis pro, use the ssc mode from the engine manual and not the abs manual. Even I did the neutral postion memoriza... Trouble codes: 84 (neutral position).
1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Droan VIN: 1HGCD5639V
Hi All, I took your guys advice and checked each possible cause. As you know I replaced the gaskets and spring bolts as per TSB 94-041. Noise was still present. Mark from Texas explained an old dealership trick to coat the b-pipe spacer gaskets with a coat o...
2003 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Air bag lite SRS VIN: 2HKRL185X3
Well..I am sorry to have to close this request for help with-out being able to say we fixed this Van..I took it the dealer to have them do a diagnosis with their scan tool..They said we needed to replace the the OPDS unit..After speaking with my customer he au...
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L belts VIN: KM8SB73D64
Jeremy from Nove Scotia suggested I check for updated pulleys. When I phoned Hyundai they had an updated belt for me instead(no change on pulleys). The original belt was #25212-37181. The updated belt was #25212-37111. It's been three weeks and no squeak so I ...
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G0X
Thanks everyone who had helped ... indeed the problem was in knock sensors...replaced both sensors and wire...and one ignition coil...afterall overdrive started working fine and customer is out for two weeks now and everything is fine ...Thanks!!! Trouble codes: P0171 (System Too Lean Bank 1), P0325 (Knock Sensor 1 Malfunction), P0330 (Knock Sensor 2 Malfunction).
2000 Mazda Millenia Millennium Edition 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2223Y
Appreciate replies and tips. Knock sensor was taken care of initially where i repaired wires twisted together by tech at other shop. when i submitted request, i had already found 4 crossed vacuum lines, 1 solenoid(prc) with hard code, and vent and actuator sol... Trouble codes: P1173, P1170, P1727, P1728.
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hard start /kickback VIN: JN1CA21D6W
Thank you all for your replys.The correct fix was suggested by Richard.The problem was in the engine/transmision ground resistance which Robert also mentioned.I moved the ground cable and that totaly cleared up the problem.
2000 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L abs VIN: 5N1ED28YC5
Hi guys, I am going to close this post as the vehicle has left and we probably won't see it for awhile. When it returns I plan to drive it with a scope hooked up to the speed sensor and g sensor. if their sigtnals look o.k. at the controller ...then its tim...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Park/Neutral Switch VIN: 5N1ED28Y6Y
Thanks for the helpful hints. The customer was not able to leave the vehicle for an extended amount of time. He will return when he can leave the vehicle with us. There are no other symptoms besides the MIL, so he is not overly concerned.
2004 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D1R
I check the maf sensor didn't see any dirt, on it, replace it test drove all monitors seem to be good. no pending codes. Trouble codes: P1273 (af always lean).
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AR18W95
I must close this without a fix because the engine has not experienced a recurrence of the problem. I believe that the cam spool valves or the cam gears themselves may have been passing a piece of stuff through them and hanging up, causing a bad idle and a vvt... Trouble codes: P0021.
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Clutch VIN: JT4VN36H6R
Thank you Pros for evety helps. I took out the shift sticks. For the transmission stick, turning the collar is the key. When I took out the stick, I found the stick ball seat failed and replaced it. It is not difficult to remove the shift cover, so I rec to do...
2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1NXBR32EX6
It took a new pcm and flash to repair the problem. thanks to all that replied. Toyota honored the warranty even though the milage was just over the limit. Thanks Toyota
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