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1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L timing belt VIN: 1HGCD5656T
Help needed from Honda techs! I just replaced the timing belt on this 2.2L. It was running OK but had oil leaks mainly at cam seal. I finished up and tried to start and the engine sounded like no compression. I've checked and #1 is zero, #2 is 25psi so I thoug...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L turn signal VIN: 1HGCD723XT
Hey All, Turn signals work for 3 seconds the the relay buzzes, operating the hazards will make the turn signals work for a second or so then back to buzzing. Hazards always work. Manipulating switch and harness has no effect. Good tension on the flasher contac...
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHDN45D02
Dear Techs This one is a dandy. Vehicle came in on a hook with no start. Performed the basics checked for fuel and spark found no spark. Checked wiring diagram found that Cranks sensor consist of a 10amp fuse in the engine compartment. Checked and found fuse ... Trouble codes: P0320
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D63
Hi..Thx in advance for any input... P1140 doesnt seem to exist for 02-04 Elantra but have cleared DTC and has returned twice now...Has anyone seen this DTC before..?? No info in Alldata or on Hyundai's repair site either...??? Trouble codes: P1140 (Unknown)
2001 Infiniti G20 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11A61
I got this car with a failure notice from the inspection station. No check engine light was present, had 2 codes stored, and had several readiness tests that haven't been run. Found out that the previous owner had the engine light removed, since it was in a st... Trouble codes: P0105
2003 Lexus IS300 3.0L HVAC Blower VIN: JTHBD192X3
Hey Gentlemen, first of I want to thank you for your time and effort into helping me out with this. Has anyone run into this situation? The HVAC blower will stop working for a day then the next day it will work. I tested for a bad ground, loose wiring, checked...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4LS21H32
Hello techs, We are scratching our heads and at a loss to know how to correct this vehicle problem. Hopefully someone out there has run into a similar Mitsu ignition problem. When we first tested, the ignitor, ignition module or power transistor was receiving...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Inition Cylinder Lock VIN: 1N4AL11D73
We have a 2003 Nissan Altima , that the customer says sometimes they cannot turn the ignition key without jiggling the key and steering wheel. The key looks worn to me . I talked with the customer and he said he had a new key cut but it would not start the veh...
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D25
Came in three times for a misfire code P0300 or P0303. the second time, the owner said the car started hard after sitting and we found the fuel pressure bleeding off rapidly so we replaced the pump. We can NEVER get this car to miss in the shop - usually freez... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JT3VN39WXL
Help, I am an experienced diesel mechanic trying to troubleshoot an ignition system on a gasser. I am getting no spark from the ignition coil to the distributor. I have battery voltage at the coil and at the ignitor. The ignitor is also getting a .7v signal at...
2004 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3L timing belt VIN: 5TDZA29CX4
I tried to replace the timing belt. Mitchell says, “Remove windshield wiper arms and cowl top panel." Why should I remove them? Can’t I replace the timing belt without removing them? One more! Mitchell says, “Turning crank shaft pulley COUNTERCLOCKWISE, set cy...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 34G3G3G435
after many issues with this car in ended up being number 3 coil pack that was intermittent sending the random missfire codes. Trouble codes: P0302, P0304.
2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L a/c relay VIN: JHLRD78384
Should have looked at this myself before posting. Another shop had disconnected the clutch coil. Clutch was bad. Replaced compressor. PCM was not grounding relay because the pressure switch was also disconnected. Very simple after looking at the wiring diagra...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L speedo/odometer VIN: KM8SC73D23
Thanks to all who replied. removed vss replaced speedo gear and vss, works great now. I did notice the wear of the plastic gear on the vss it worked after just replacing the vss but after reading one of the replies I got one and then found the ammount of wear ...
2005 Hyundai Tucson GL 2.0L Starting VIN: KM8JM12B15
Thanks for everyones help. I sent the car to the dealer because of the age and the kilometers on it. It turned out to be the ECU still under warrenty.
2002 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDRO9X22
thanks to all that responded back we verified an oil restriction in one of the oil ports to bank 1 ivt contol soleniod we applied some shop air psi to blow out the blockage truck has been on several test drives and returned back to a happy customer thaks again... Trouble codes: P0011 (ivt control bank 1).
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Steering shaft u-joint VIN: KNDUP131X2
We removed the air bag and just rotated the steering wheel, the clock spring rotated with it and there is no big alignment tooth, so it was very simple safe and effective. We then of course put the tie rods back where they should be.
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L power door locks VIN: JTHBD18241
thanks for all your help we replaced the drivers side master door switch and all problems fixed thanks agian
1993 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Idle VIN: 1YVGE22A1P
Thanks for every reply. we were able to fix this car. The IAC valve that we checked 3 diff times was the problem. i still do not know what the problem with it was. but i replaced it with a new one and problem was fixed.
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4F2YU09101
so far it looks good. I replaced all coils. paid for it myself. If it last customer is coming back to pay after two weeks. thank for the help. Trouble codes: P0303.
1985 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JN1HZ14S0F
Thanks to all that helped seems the dist. is a common problem with these Z cars. The customer has declined repairing this vehicle. With the rust and milage on it I understand. But thank you all for the help. This place does rock.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Surge, IDLE SURGES UP & DOW VIN: JN8DR09X11
Well after alot of back and forth with the dealer turned out to be a bad computer.
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L No Start VIN: JN1DA31DO2
removed trans and rechecked flywheel index and it was off. removed and reinstalled corectly starts and runs great. thanks for the help
2004 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AA07A74
Well I did not get this truck fixed, Customer just bought it and is thinking on returning this truck to dealer or let them to fix it, thanks for Your time guys, seems like that was some CAN comunication problems, I will post any updates if any Trouble codes: P1212 (TCS Comm line circuit), U1001 (CAN Comm circuit fault), U1000 (CAN fault circuit fault), C1156 (CAN comm/ or steering angle sensor), C1132 (Engine 3 fuel cut system), P1716 (Turbine Rev sensor circuit fault).
2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 5TDBT44A31
Well the Toyota is not fixed.But I do believe we had found the problem. We did check further into it, ran thru the tests for no spark. We had battery voltage at the coil. Rechecked resistances at the camshaft and crankshaft sensors. all ok as before. Checked ... Trouble codes: P1300, P1305, P1310, P1315, P1320 (disciption unavailable), P1340 (camshaft sensor a bank 1 sensor 2).
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