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1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCD564DR
This car is kicking my butt. Came in with a no start. Customer said it would start after 15 min. of cranking and then start but have no power. I could not get it to start. Found weak spark and coil out of spec. Changed coil and distributor. Same problem. Foun... Trouble codes: 41 (O2 Sensor heater)
1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L brakes VIN: JHMEH9590S
i am trying to get abs light to flash me a code,but the blue 2 wire connector at the glovebox doesnt seem to be the right plug,as a few diagnostics sources have indicated!has anyone got another location that they have found to access the trouble code? this hon...
1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCD5532V
After replacing the clutch, the customer said the car would not start. It cranks fine, compression is good. There is no spark from the coil. The data stream shows 220 rpm from cranking, so I think crank, TopDeadCenter sensors are good. I tested the crk/TDC sen...
2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Wheels VIN: 1HGCM56624
The problem is this car shimmys when on the gas, it occurs mostly between 55 and 65 but only when on the gas. It can even be felt at between 30 and 35 especially when bearing left. Above 70 mph it stops. Classic driveline vibration right? Well here is the stor...
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: MHJW35F9YU
This vehicle appears to run fine. however the speedometer stopped working and the MIL came on with a vss code. with very little data I confirmed voltage at the dash etc and elected to replace the vss/reed switch on the speedo head. it was a $20 idea I liked so...
1995 Infiniti J30 3.0L Fuel vapors in cabin VIN: JNKAY21DSM
Fuel vapors in cabin after fuel pump replacement. Found one-way check valve clogged, remove and replaced with new part. When system had no check valve no odor, but with the installation of a new valve the smell returned.
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Steering shaft u-joint VIN: KNDUP131X2
Customer came in with a complaint of hard steering and we found the steering shaft u-joint was binding up. We replaced the u-joint and the wheel was now 90 degrees to the right. We had locked everything in place before removing so nothing would change. We took...
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G6X
I was wondering if this may be a pattern failure that is common with the Lexus VVT system. Any help would be appreciated. Trouble codes: P1349 (Left Variable Valve Timing malfunction.)
1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BD68S6X
Customer complaint"Loss of Power, won't accelerate!" I have gone through both Mitchell ane TIS trouble trees. The wave form looks close to the TIS sample until it the engine warms up, about 3 minutes. At this point if the throttle is at idle the wave form sta... Trouble codes: P1125 (Throttle Control Motor Circiut Malfunction)
2000 Lexus GS400 4.0L lock up chatter at 60mph cruise VIN: JT8BH68X8Y
this thing chatters at 60mph on cruise has po770 transmission lock up solonoid. ohm solonoid and its in specs mitchell and alldata show put in a light bulb (8-10watt) bulb in series and see if solonoid move up and down. I forget how to find formula to figure w...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 4A3AC84H91
vehicle was brought to us from another shop where the trans was overhauled and the computer replaced.if you drive the vehicle it shifts to 2nd and just before it should shift to 3rd it bangs into 3rd and the neutral light flashes.if you shut the vehicle off th...
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JN1RZ24A1L
Have an idle problem with this one. When brought to shop the throttle bodies have been tampered with. Customer has brought some used untampered throttle bodies in. Installed throttle bodies. Vehicle will idle smooth until until it warms up the it will start to...
1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JN8AR05SXX
Hello,I've got a real headache car.This truck was sent to us from another shop with a code p1320 in the ecu.They have already put a factory distibutor in it.The truck would run for a while and then shut off.At first it would start right up and idle but not rev... Trouble codes: P1320
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11E25
customer came in with an intermittent start. had codes po335 and po725. replaced the crank sensor with oem and starts no problem, other than it has to crank a little longer than normal. the po335 code came back on, it was suggested to change the cam sensor in ... Trouble codes: P0335
2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L ex. block VIN: 4T1BF28BO1
car came in, no cold air , low side 56-60 high side 160-170, we haved replaced everything but the evap. car does have auto climate control, has code for daylite sensor on both sides. all blend doors and actuators pass test. ac will blow 46 deg air on first sta...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L srs VIN: 1HGCGS6641
Thanks for everyone's help, i found out that the new OPDS sensor has to be recalibrated at the Honda Dealership and the Honda scanner is the only thing you can use to calibrate it
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KM85B12B24
thanks for all the replies the mass air flow seems to be the problem only it had a little help from some kind of animal chewing up the air filter which caused the mass air to become dirty thanks for the help
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G1X
Most replies said to check for sludge. I did find some sludge in the engine. The owner did not want to spend the money to have it cleaned out. Thanks Cliff Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305, P1349.
2002 Mazda B2300 2.3L idler pulley VIN: 4F4YR12D62
well, we tried to save the customer the expense and time but there is no good way to replace just the bearing so we got the whole front cover and replaced it...thanks for all your help.
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4T1BE32K02
Thanks to all of you who replied. Almost everyone agreed that I needed to start by cleaning the throttle plate. I was a reluctant to try this earlier because I know how easily some throttle's (nissans in particular) can be damaged when it is a electronic thr...
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