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1988 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: JHMCA5622J
Hi all, I have this accord that idles really bad once warmed up. If I pinch hose # 20 the surge goes away but the idle raises to almost 3000 rpm. I tested the frequency solenoid C for which hose 20 goes to and it passed all tests. If I enrich the carb with pro...
2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN46D25
hey guys, i have this elantra for a no start. first thing i did was scan it. came up with a code for over advanced camshaft timing. sure enough, scan data shows 129 degrees. i can start car with cam sensor unplugged. test procedure directs me to the spool valv... Trouble codes: P0011
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L power door locks VIN: JNKCA31A0Y
door locks do not work with keyless entry or door lock switch.check all related fuses,powers and grounds,door locks switches and smart entrance control unit.not a lot information from alldata.follow wiring diagrams and voltage chart; all seem ok but is not sup...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT8UF11E2R
have this lexus driving me crazy.car came in crank no start.found plugs completely foul with fuel.replace plugs and car started.rangood until it warm up.alot of fuel through exhaust.no check engine lite on,no codes.replace air massflow.ran good til it warm up....
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L shift 1-2-3 VIN: JT6GE10U5Y
Thanks for your time. At all shift points there is a shudder type feel as it engages in each forward upshift. This is a customer passing through so I have no repair records available and little communication with customer. Is the symptom of shudder a common pr...
2005 Lexus GS300 3.0L Accessories VIN: JT8BD69S25
thanks for looking.i replaced drivers power window motor on this car and now it goes up and comes back down halfwat,like antipinch.is there a way to reset this.i remember on an older lexus you had to dissconnect motor and run it up for ten turns.are they still...
1986 Mazda B2000 SE-5 2.0L gauge VIN: JM2UF31166
I feel really dumb asking this, but I cannot find the coolant temperature sensor that talks to the gauge. SomeData is no help. The wiring diagram shows the sensor to be a 2 wire sensor. The wire coming from the gauge is Yellow with a White Tracer. The wire com...
1992 Mazda B2200 2.2L No Start VIN: JM2UF1135N
Carburated B2200 with no spark. The customer has replaced the coil, cap, and rotor. He has put in 2 used ignition modules (inside the distributor) and one aftermarket new one, still no spark. Now it is my baby! The module and pickup coil are one unit on this v...
2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3N1AB51D72
Hi guys I was wondering if I could pick a brain or two on this one. We have a 2002 nissan sentra se-r 2.5 litre with a no start, stall, condition. There are no codes stored. The check engine light will not go out during cranking when problem occurs, but it wil...
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD29632
subaru tech, please help on this one. car came in with system too lean and misfire code. LTFT 14.8% STFT 17.2% road test vehicle, car loss power, turbo doesn't kick in like the way it suppose [...] be.fuel trim keep going up after we erease dtc. install smoke mac... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean), P0301 (1 misfire), P0302, P0303, P0304, P0204
1988 Toyota MR2 GT 1.6L timing belt VIN: JT2AW15C2J
vehicle towed into shop as a no start. timing belt had snapped. belt doesnt look all that old, no oil saturation, no real cracking issue, tensioner bearing had not siezed up. Ive heard of some hondas that would have a cam sieze up momentarily and break cam s...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
2003 Honda Element DX 2.4L rear brakes VIN: 5J6YH28576
Customer traded vehicle in. the general consensus was it is normal for some hondas to need rear brakes every 20-30k, 2-3 rear brake jobs for 1 front. some say this is due to them applying rear brakes first. replies suggested oem parts, vented rotors, or issues...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L air bag VIN: JNKCA31A4Y
thanks for your help , russ the ability to access the diagnostic helped to clear the air bag light , no codes were found but light is off now. I cant understand why alldata sends you in the bushes with there door switch thing but thats alldata for ya. thanks a...
1993 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L clutch master cly VIN: 4S2CY58V6P
Thanks to all who replied to my post.All the info was very helpful.I bled the system,first using a vacum bleeder,then a pressure bleeder,clutch pedal feels much better now.Customer tested and is pleased with clutch feel.
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L no foward gears VIN: JACDJ58X4X
Well the three basically said the trans must be rebuilt or replaced. The question about trans codes showing up on the generic obdII I answered this morning when Cornwell tools loaned me their scanner. It was the OTC similar to my Matco but with the Asian 96 ...
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Timing belt VIN: 4S3BD435XT
I appreciate all of your responses. We did get rid of the noise but not exactly sure what the culprit was. One day we installed all oem subaru parts and the noise was still there so we took it back apart. The next day the customer needed her car back so we put...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L excessive vibration at steering wheel VIN: 4S3BH6657Y
setting the valves to .002" above alldata spec smoothed out the idle to the point the only way it was obvious that the engine was running was to look at the tach. This is in neutral. In gear, there is still some vibration, but it is an ICE after all.
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JT3VN39WXL
Thanks to everyone for the help. I put a test light on the "-" side of the coil and it blinked rapidly while cranking, so I replaced the ignition coil. Still no spark, so I bit the bullet and replaced the ignitor. I finally was getting spark from the coil but ...
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: JTEGF1A120
O.K, to all of you that tried to help me, I did further tests, called identifix, got some tips, followed all recomendations, even replaced pcm, got it from toyota dealer, re flashed, test drove, same thing, hard shifting on second and thirth gears, Iam lost, a...
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Evaporator VIN: 4T3ZF13C92
Hi Guys, Thank you IATN members for your replies,I installed a new expansion valve from Toyota. System is cooling great now,compressor a little noisey but the body shop that we are doing the repairs for are not concerned with the noise,just that it is cooling...
2007 Toyota Prius 1.5L No Start VIN: JTDKB20487
First off, I would like to say thanks to everyone who replied to my request. Everyone had great ideas. Matthew, Jeffrey, and Sunil nailed this one on the head. The car came in this morning and the 12v battery voltage was 12.4 after the car was shut down for...
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