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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGES15512
thanx in advance. veh came in last march with irregular idle-1500-2000 rpm & mil.p0505 idle control syst malf.factory procedure called for bypassing iac and observing idle. if still improper try cleaning passage in throttle body. did that and replaced splugs w... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle control syst malfunction), P1519 (iac circuit malfunction)
2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Power windows VIN: 1HGCG56642
The pass front and rear windows are inop from master switch and door switches, I did a input test on all three controllers, checked communication lines, verified system in sleep mode and wake up, I tryed to put system into mode 1 and it beeped [...] and short O...
2004 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Misfire VIN: KNDJC73314
ive been having problems with this kia. we did head gaskets , sent heads to machine shop, resurfaced Heads now i have this problem that i loose 1.3.5. cylinders at once. checked timing marks twice. checked back pressure on all cats. when driving you can feel h...
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L engine VIN: JT8BF28GOY
Has anyone had valves to randomly stick on these engines? We would like to just go ahead and road test, but are concerned the valve may stick,bend,or break and damage the engine. Thanks for any help.
1991 Mazda 626 2.2L Stall VIN: 1YV6D22B5M
This car was brought to me from another shop, did not run right after tune up from them. Finished the tune uo with new wires and fuel filter, rechecked plug gap OK. ran better but had a miss at idle. replaced distributor with 2 used ones. Runs better now, but ...
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MA3749370
thanks for all ansewers in advance. when first starting up the car is surging and sometimes stall when first started up. after about 30 seconds the car smooths out and seems ok. the car will also have a blinking check engine light when first driving even thoug... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 4S3BH6459Y
Hello everyone I have a friends subaru it intermitently runs rough idle and under load, have checked data with scan tool several times but isn't consistent, and will kick out the scan tool data stream, sometimes 4to 5 times in a row and sometimes not, I'm thin...
2006 Subaru STI 2.5L Stall VIN: JF1GD7069L
Please help... Vehicle came in with low fuel pressure and complaint of hard starting am,after removing fuel controller from panel and inspecting wiring,car now runs much better and now having a difficult time duplicating issue. When it does act up,fuel pressu... Trouble codes: P1571
2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L low power VIN: 5TEWM72N72
Engine runs smoothly, does not stall, we suspected MAF sensor problems but it seems to be linear and gps increase with air flow. Simply does not have any power to climb hill or with trailer. Does not misfire it just slows down. Dropped the exhaust, no change. ...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Speedometer/odo VIN: 1HGEM21501
Was unable to locate problem---Many said to check connection at sensor, all was good, I was getting signal to the computer. I suspect computer, but didn't have one to verify---Customer opted to use her GPS for speed
2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN46D25
thanks to all who responded. it was not my intent to hurt anyones feelings. i wanted to fix this guys car. i took the advice you guys offered but what i found was the pcm was directing something i couldn't fix. and that was the control side of the solenoid. th... Trouble codes: P0011.
2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L Rear Trunklid Release VIN: JNKCV54E04
Thanks to Scott [...] Ontario. After closer examination of the wires in front right of trunk lid,I located the broken wire still encased in the shielding.Very simple repair.Next time i will pay closer attention.Thank you very much.
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: KNADC12504
Once again I am stupid enough to beleive that people are generally honest. I spoke to the customer again yesterday evening and I had removed the radiator to use a pressure washer on the condensor. She said yeah that radiator was sure expensive at over $300 par...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L epc code VIN: 1YVGF22CXY
Well after pulling our hair out we gave up on this one two weeks ago. Our tech talked to the dealer tech and he said when we pull that code we always replace the transmission, we beg to differ with them but we will find out when our customer gets the car back....
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46H01
Thanks for opinions of those whom replied. I'm relying on my vacuum guage telling me I've got a valve sticking intermittently (rapid fluctuation when mis fire occurs). I've offered to remove the springs in the car and inspect the valve guides but the customer... Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire Cylinder 4).
2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Hesitation VIN: JN8AZ08T93
sorry for the long wait but this request was for a guy at our other shop we did fix the car it did not have anything to do with the trottle actuator after all we finally found a tsb not shure of the number that sort of descried our problem about no accel and h...
1990 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L unknown VIN: JT4VN93G2L
Customer has not come back for follow up.He's not particularly concerned because as I said it does not make the noise when you drive and brake normally,only at a super slow speed and then tap the brakes harder than you would normally at that speed. Says its b...
1991 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Hesitation VIN: JT4RN81A0M
thank you for all the input whick was frome many different points of view. i am currently working through each sugestion, but i have put the vehicle on the back burner so as to continue with some paying jobs. i will be back on this truck in the next few weeks ...
1991 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0L No Start VIN: JT2MA71N3M
Sorry for the delay, waiting for customer to decide... ignitor was the cause of no injector pulse. new one was too expensive..customer found his own part. Car is finally out the door. Thanks for all the replies
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Misfire VIN: JTEHF21A52
Thanks to ALL who responded, and yes, replacing the #1 A/F ratio sensor did correct both the misfire on 1/3/5 and Bank# 1 lean exhaust P0171. The kicker is no codes pointing towards a bad A/F sensor itself but did note that monitor for "O2 sensor" always indic... Trouble codes: P0171, P0301, P0303, P0305.
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