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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L int no start VIN: 1HGCG2250X
Hello everyone and thanks for the advice on this one. I have this vehicle in for intermittently not starting. The customer states that when he goes to start it at times, it cranks but won't fire. I quizzed him to see if it was after sitting in the sun all day ...
2004 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 2HGES16524
hello out there,need some help.customer brought in a 04 honda civic ,1.7 litre, auto, with a check engine light on and poor running also had no tach reading and the drive belt was squealing.the battery was low and was not being charged. i tried to...
2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM56674
car came in with engine light on p0171 and i have been through this thing with a fine tooth comb, i have talked to ac delco tech, an acura tech and a honda tech. when the car came in it was adding 30% fuel short term, long term was adding 7%, after everything ... Trouble codes: P0171
2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L Fluid coming out of dipstick tube VIN: KNAFB16193
Hi everyone, thank you for taking the time to read this. This Kia came in a couple of weeks ago with a complaint of poor acceleration and not shifting. The dipstick was not seated in the tube and there was transmission fluid all over in this area. Found DTC P...
1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L wiring-headliner VIN: JT8GK13T3S
Wow!! This is an ODD one!! Customer stated on recent trip of 30 miles, they smelled something burning, but couldn't isolate source. After they got home, they noticed 4 burn marks on the headliner behind the sunroof. Two parallel marks about 8" long were above ...
2000 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4ZR17XXY
got a strange one here. code p1151 says lack of switching with o2 sensor 1 bank 2 indicating rich. when testing o2 seems to switch fine. long term fuel trims indicate -8% on bank1 -11% on bank 2. can't find any vacuum leaks or extra fuel getting in anywhere. o... Trouble codes: P1151 (lack of switch ho2s21)
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4MT31H0Y
This vehicle came in running poorly and would not communicate with scan tool and cust said they saw a puff of smoke from pass side dash, when it started running poorly. I pulled ecm and took board out to find a burnt spot on board. We got a used pcm and instal... Trouble codes: P1610
2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Hesitation VIN: JN8AZ08T93
Throttle actuator has been replaced with a nissan rebuilt unit AP sensor 1 and 2 are working TP 1 and 2 are working throttle relay is staying powered up . After driving a while the throttle is real slow to respond to throtte pedal It will move Just slow to do ...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L speedometer VIN: 1N4BA41E04
Ok, I've messed with this thing long enough. I have this Nissan that the speedometer works part time. The lady tells me that the speedometer will work when she drives through water, Ok this tells me there is a loose connection of some sort. I've checked all wi...
2006 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Display screen VIN: JN8AZ08T66
HELLLLP!!!I hope a Nissan tech has seen something like this before. I've searched the archives in every catagory with no luck. I've checked the fuses in both the under hood fuse box and the interior fuse box. they're all OK. The owner stated that he had this p...
1988 Toyota Supra 3.0L swap VIN: JT2MA70J1J
Thanks in advance for your advice. We have here a customer that LOOOVES his toyota. This Supra has blown a bearing in the lower end of the engine. Customer is talking about converting this naturally-asperated engine into a turbo. He says he found a used tu...
1989 Toyota Camry 2.0L Stall, Lack of power VIN: 4T1SV24EOK
Hi Guys, This one idles good until you put it in gear. It will either die or runs rough. I suspected the cat.converter but the customer said that he had already hollowed it out to see if that would make a difference but it didn't. Vacuum readings are normal ...
1993 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Poor Idle Quality
Morning All !! I have a Toyota here that has made the rounds thru the local shops, It has a hunting idle when coming to a stop, sometime severe and other times just 2-3 hundred rpm, and guess what?? it is intermittant it will not do it on comand it will behave...
2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L door locks VIN: 5TBBT44173
Thanks in advance for any help. This Tundra the locks do not work from the switches on the door. The electrical switch does function correctly, and inputs are at the fuse block for at least the driver's side. It DOES have wireless remote, and the driver's door...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNKBY31A2V
After diving further into the wiring harness we discovered a lot of the shielded wiring going to the ECM had been spliced into, for whatever reason, and on numerous other places on the engine harness. Vehicle was running well enough to leave and for customer ...
1991 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JACCH58R4M
Sadly I cannot offer a fix on this one. Customer took vehicle, has had it two weeks, SM told me today it is coming back in. Lack of funds is playing havoc on a lot of people these days. This guy built his own engine, and he claims the cam timing is dead on. ...
2003 Kia Spectra 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: KNAFB12143
Finally. When running this car the fuel pressure would drop. We didn't lose voltage to the pump so we replaced it. The next day the problem returned and we were losing fuel pressure again. On the fuel rail there is a pulsator or regulator of some kind. ...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JTJGF10U61
Drivability concern was related to a broken ground wire at the back of the intake. Where the wirewent into the wiring harness estimated about 11 inches nto the protective covering the wire was broken. Gentleman thank you for the emails and the general directio...
1988 Mitsubishi Starion ESi 2.6L Unknown VIN: JA3CC54NXJ
It was diagnosed as a TCC problem and an estimate was given for a transmission. The customer will drive it until it drops. 3 of the responses were TCC related.
2001 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JA3AY26CX1
hi guys i just want to thank everyone for their input. i tried to update the posting to answer your questions but wasnt able too but your suggestions were vary helpful regardless. after talking with the customer we decided it would be best to replace the whole...
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L no power VIN: JA3AJ26E03
double checked for restrictions & dirt in fuel rail & used different gauge & same pressure ,i suspect fuel pump problem,costumer decided to trade car off,thanks to all those who responded
1993 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN11W6P
well after playing with this car for another week, i released it back to the customer. after doing all the testing to with no conclusion,we both agreed for him to drive it untill the problem reoccurs.the replies were split between a bad injector, bad maf,bad d...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28Y0Y
Thanks to everyone who help with this problem The problem that i found was poor signal strenght to ecm from the crank sensor. the sensor was fine but at the front of motor at or near the right valve cover / timing cover area there is a connector which the sen... Trouble codes: 1336 (cranksensor).
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D53
when i performed bob test all voltages good to injectors 12.3v, also 12.5 to cam and crank sensors. the patterns strong from both cam and crank sensor. BUT the cam signal was little later than crank signal on scope pattern. i have advanced cam timing 1 tooth c...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 4S3BG6854W
This car is running and fixed I want to thank everyone who took the time to reply. We replaced the cam seals also, We had to buy the special cam holder to remove the gears, dont try to replace if you dont have that tool. The information was very helpful. Thank...
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