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1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: IHGCD553XS
Car came with a complaint of low eng temp. Replaced thermostat with honda part and sending unit with honda part.Worked good for a few days. It came back complaining of high engine temp. It goes to just before the red and the fans cycle on bringing the temp dom...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM229X2
Owner had car at honda dealer for ses lamp on and battery lamp flashing-dealer replaced tdc sensor and load detector unit-owner picked up car same problems occured on the way home.Took car back to dealer and now the dealer is saying the alternator is causing b... Trouble codes: P1298 (p1361-), P1361
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN46D54
This vehicle has been to 2 other shops in regard to this problem. Thanks to all that took time to respond to this post. The customer complaint was that it skips some times, once or twice, then the rpm would climb. Sometimes would stall at a stop sign. It would...
2005 Kia Optima EX 2.4L Crankshaft postion sensor VIN: KNAGD12635
Vehicle came in with a no start/ no spark condition. DTC p0336. Broken teeth on timing belt. Replaced timing belt & balanace shaft belt. Vehicle still wont start/ no spark condition. DTC stored is now p0337.
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Shifter cable VIN: 1YVGF22C2Y
Just wanted to know if anyone else has had this happen. As stated in history the cable wasreplaced just over two years ago around 80,000 miles vehicle has around 127,000 on it know. The problem is that the gromet that attaches the cable to the shift lever on t...
1996 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Ignition fuse VIN: 1N4BU31D7T
Hello all, This vehicle came in a while back for an intermittent no start caused by the ignition fuse. The fuse would blow intermittently when the starter was engaged. I was unable to duplicate the problem. The ignition switch was replaced and the vehicle see...
1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D7X
Need some help, This car has never missed or ran bad. Keeps setting code P1320 for Primary ign signal fault. All coils have been replaced. Yet if you clear the code it will come back immediatly on 2nd key cycle. Any other causes for loosing this signal other t... Trouble codes: P1320 (Primary ignition signal fault)
2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Accessories VIN: 1N4BA41E84
customer brought us this car with the complaint that it would (very) intermittently crank excessively before starting, to the point they would quit cranking and sometimes remove key and turn it over, reinsert it and it would seem to start then. we found a serv...
1991 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: UT3AC12R5M
I tried another used ecu no change in problem and even ran knock sensor pluged in but not screwed into engine. think something else is triggering code 52 that is not directl related Trouble codes: 52 (knk sensor)
1997 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF22K6V
hello once again guys & girls.i realize that this help request is out of the ordinary,but i have exhausted all my other options in my endeavor to find a good description of obdii code p1014 on this 1997 camry. so i am asking for your assistance once again.does... Trouble codes: P1014
1998 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L headlights VIN: 1NXBR12E4W
hi guys i am stumped on this one and working on the side so do not have acces to wiring diagrams and not real familiar with these cars . the headlights on this car are not working tail lights and everything else are working good. tryed replacing bulbs still in...
1998 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 1NXBR18E6W
1998 corolla 1.8 was traded in 257,000 miles,good compression and good vacuum,was told that pcm bad,replaced with a used pcm no change,has california emmission runs better when hot,slight hesitation,hesitates real bad when cold,i have another 1998 corolla on t...
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: JTEGH20V62
This vehicle came in with intermittent limp mode and no codes. Went through all the Techhelp requests I could find and performed all of the fixes that other techs had found. I am getting stumped by this thing. Most of the time the vehicle will drive/shift pe...
2009 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 3TMMU52N69
Customer came in for bump/rattle noise coming from the front left wheel well. Test drove and confirmed noise. Noise does go away while lightly stepping on brake pedal. Lifted truck up and inspected all suspension parts, brakes and even the front bumper exten...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1995 Honda Civic DX 1.5L alternator VIN: 1HGEJ6124V
Thank you all that replied! Especially I want to thank Kenneth from Oklahoma for the detailed wire information, Harry from Pennsylvania for advising me which wire to actually "snip", and Chris from Utah, he nailed it right on the head. I tried the grounding id...
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L wipers VIN: 2566879809
Thanks gentelmen, it turned out that i pulled the collumb cover off and wiggled the wire at the switch. I found the connector hold on clips broke off, went ahead and replaced switch and all is goog. Thanks a gain gents, sun is shining here, it's a lovely day!
1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG164XW
Customer did not approve service. I couldnot duplicate the problem, so I wasn't sure what caused it. I appreciate all the help I got from you guys. The opinions seemed to point to mostly secondary ignition or EGR. I recommended T/U with coil and clean egr ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire), P0302 (misfire), P0303 (misfire), P0304 (misfire), P0305 (misfire).
2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Stall VIN: 1HGCM82284
Sorry it took awhile. Customer finally brought car back. Thanks for the tips. Everybody hit the nail with checking grounds. Found both G501 - 502 loose. Removed and cleaned and tightened. No more stalls. Thanks again John
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L cv axle VIN: 4S2CM58W7X
Thanks to all who responded , the manual tells us to remove ft axle and disassemble, but reality is the inner joint outer housing can stay in the ft diff by removing the inner joint snap ring, saving substantial time
2004 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13114
Thanks for all the reply's. I swapped a pcm in from another van. Test drove 10+ miles ran flawless. New pcm is on order Trouble codes: P0320, P0300.
1998 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4T1BF22K8W
thanks guys it was a $96.00 bank one 02 sensor that had failed, timing marks lined up fine so I went with 02 sensor and it fixed it.
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGH20VG1
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