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1993 Acura Integra LS 1.8L clutch VIN: JH4DA9353P
hello fellow members. i replaced the clutch on this car due to slipping to the point of no engagement. after replacement and adjusting cable clutch felt normal. one week later car comes in with broken clutch cable. replaced cable and now clutch pedal is too st...
2003 Hyundai XG350 3.5L belt off VIN: KMHFU45E63
Vehicle came in shop and we replaced timing belt at 72000 miles ran great customer has been driving car no problems until yesterday 1 month and 2000 miles later, customer tried to start vehicle and she said it cranked longer than normal but started when it sta...
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L No Start VIN: JNKBY31A4V
Hello there, I have this Q45 that I thought would be a walk in the park. The cust complained of a fuel smell when fist starting up. I found the fuel preasure regulator leaking at the seam where the diaphram for the vacuum line leaking. So I thought I'll just p...
2003 Isuzu N NPR 6.0L Misfire VIN: 4KLC4B1R03
5.7 vortech not a 6.0 Fighting a cylinder #3 and #5 missfire. replaced worn out distributer no change. cam retard [...]. swapped injectors no change. new plugs, wires, cap, rotor no change. tech 2 show's running lean bank 1. backpressure test perfect. smoke... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0303
1987 Nissan D21 2.4L Misfire VIN: JNGND1186H
This one could be listed under drivability or mechanical. The spark plugs on each cylinder at one time or another have been apparently "hit". The engine will run fine with no abnormal noise and then at random will start to miss. At that point, you will find on...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y31
Vehicle came in with this code only. Checked the engine for sludge, and it has some but not what I could consider excessive. Drove vehicle with scanner connected (Autoenginuity with Nissan software) and graphed the camshaft position (timing) and the camshaft ... Trouble codes: P1110
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 20th Anniversary Edition 3.0L No Fire VIN: JN1CA31A31
Hi all have this Maxima that came in with a security issue. After analysis the VATS module was replaced and keys programmed. the vehicle started and was fine. It was allowed to sit for an hour, when we went back to start it, it won't start. We checked and foun...
1996 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L engine VIN: JF1GF4850T
my technician installed timing belt incorrectly started vehicle heard loud tapping noise, reset belt started and ran rough no tapping, check comp in cyl 1-3 r head 70psi in 2-4 l head 130. sent r head to machince shop for valve job they indicated no valves ben...
2004 Suzuki Forenza EX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5JD52Z24
Code P1448, not listed in DTC chart on Motoralldata.com No apparent symptom other than MIL on. Trouble codes: P1448
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GP10V2X
Vehicle belongs to my Father. MIL would come on intermittently at first with loss of power and rough idle. Searched TSBís. Found bulletin# EG012-01 for code P1133. Installed updated Toyota Air/Fuel ratio sensor,(new plugs, fuel filter,& air filter couple of we... Trouble codes: P0171, P1133 (Air Flow sensor ckt response fault B1-S1)

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT8VK13T6P
well let me start by saying that this car is a real POS-it's value changes with the amount of gas in it. The repair manual-mitchell-isn't real clear about results. Ex-when test idle control motor you apply voltage to and ground in sequence and pintle should mo... Trouble codes: 25 (air/fuel ratio malfunction lean), 41 (throttle position sensor), 71 (egr).
2002 Lexus LS430 4.3L starter VIN: JTHEN30FX2
I finally got the vehicle to act up and it is the starter clicking, I will be installing the repair kit next week in the starter but from what I hear it is not the most fun job to get to the it. Five hours you know it is going to be a bear. Thanks for confirm...
1992 Mazda B2600 2.6L Hesitation VIN: JM2U14147N
Thanks to all replies, Ended up being the computer. Sent it away and got it rebuilt, truck works great. Thanks again.
1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JM1TA2228V
Thank you corey, had to go visit the mazda website[that had technical difficulties for 48 hours] found the tsb and it is fixed. I would have lost a lot of time on this one if I had not been directed to that website. In summary it stated to cut the boost vent v... Trouble codes: P1540.
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L alternator VIN: JM1BJ2229Y
I apologize for the wait for this summary. First of all I would like to thank all the techs that responded to this post. If not for this forum I probably would still be pulling what hair I have left out. The mazda techs (thanx guys very very much) hit it right...
2001 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28491
I just want to thank everyone for their help on this vehicle. I had mentioned that I'd checked timing on the rear bank of cylinders (bank 1.) I did not check it on the front bank. I was headed towards condemning the ECM and we decided to verify front cam timin... Trouble codes: P1309.
1991 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1HJO1P2M
Thanks for all of the suggestions but having tried both the old screw on the side of the ECU method of clearing and checking codes, and the OBD plug and scan tool method I still cannot get the computer out of code reading mode so I have ordered a used computer... Trouble codes: 55 (system ok), 11 (crankangle sensor or circuit), 22 (fuel pump circuit), 33 (oxygen sensor).
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Stall
I will close this post until I can do more checks. Car has not done this anymore this week. I have some ideas of thing I can check from all of your post. May put a set of plugs as my starting point I know they havenít been replaced. I what to thank everyone fo...
2003 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Valve Seals VIN: 4T1BE32K03
Thanks to all who gave up some of their time to help. Even though I thought the rope in the cylinder was fascinating and I'll try it someday. Because while I used shop air and it worked fine until I lost one of the smallest valve keepers ever put on an engine ...
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