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2004 Honda Accord DX 2.4L Lack of power VIN: 1HGCM66813
Customer complaint: at highway speeds car will start to vibrate and pull slightly to left and car looses power. Symptoms will persist at any speed until shut off for a while. Then car can be driven under identical conditions for hundreds of miles with no reocc...
2005 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C65
hey guys thank in advance this vechicle came in with a 2188 system too rich at idle prev tech did plugs wires and 02 sensor now i have it things i have noticed runs bad at idle also pcv valve going crazy i have 5-7 inches of vacuum at idle have tried clampin... Trouble codes: P2188
2004 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJC733X4
Vehicle came in from another shop who replaced a cylinder head on bank2 also replaced a crank sensor along with a timing belt. Soon after vehcile has an intermiten p0303 misfire number 3 cyl so far vehcile has new plugs wires and coils. Compression test within... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire number 3 cyl)
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJGF10U31
help! I replaced a motor (used)Never saw the car run before it came in ,The problem is ,when you drive without the a/c on it shifts thru all the gears as normal,once the a/c is turned on it seams to go into limp mode,1,2,3rd gears go yet you can feel the engin...
1989 Mazda B2600 SE-5 2.6L No Start VIN: JM2UF6146K
truck cranks normally. no start. have good spark, no injector pulse. pin voltages seem ok key on. cranking voltage seems ok at computer, voltage drop on computer grounds cranking .600 v. Added ground to battery, have.300 v cranking on ground. checked G signal,...
1999 Mazda Millenia 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2222X
to all mazda techs out there. got this millenia that the CEL is on and has the following codes:- p0105 - map/baro circuit malfunction, p0170 - fuel trim B1, p0173 - fuel trim B2. had replaced the mass air boot before,eraced the codes and came back. thank every...
1999 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D5X
Good Morning all. This Max. has had this on going problem for several years now and customer finally decided to get it repaired. I am hoping one of you Nissan specialist has this thing by the horns. I have tried everything to my ability just short of replacing... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor Problem 1), P0400 (EGR System Problem)
2006 Nissan Altima SE-R 3.5L 2-3 Shift Harsh VIN: 1N4BL11E86
Vehicle came to the shop bunt trans, delay engagements, and erratinc shiftein. We open it up overhaul and now we cant figure out what we might of done wrong, it has a harsh 2-3 shift all other are ok exept 2-3. We change valve body 2 times, Dealer band and no ...
1999 Subaru Legacy Outback Limited 2.5L Drivetrain VIN: 4S3BG6855X
Car shudders when accelerating from from a stop. Symtom continues while accelerating, and feels more like a vibration at 55-60mph. Stops when decellerating. It seems like an axel problem but i dont believe ive ever had to replace a rear axel before. Do they fa...
1995 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L ac VIN: 4T1G57J356
hey toyota techs i have a 95 avalon with a 3.0 came in replaced compressor because was noisy not cooling since we put the compressor on and filled the system the low side will instantly go into a vaccum and the high side is about 150 to 200 was thinking maybe ...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: JT2BG28K9X
car was intermittent no crank. cranking voltage to starter ok when not starting, starter was bad. installed starter, reconnected battery, security alarm sounded, hitting unlock button on remote turned off honking of horn. now antitheft system will not allow cr...
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 5TEVL52N1Y
Has any one seen this on a toyota tacoma 4 cyl. The problem only happens after the engine is hot. When trying to restart it cranks but wont catch. Seems like no fuel getting into engine. I manually checked fuel pressure at the time of failure and its getting 4...
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Electronic VIN: 4T1BE32K33
Hello evryone, I have a toyota than wen u turn on the ac the ac light flashes, system check it is full of refrerant and all the fan opperation works but compressor do not come on there is no power at comp. thanks 4 any help or info
2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBR32E84
Car came with overheating problem & Replaced headgasket with no problems except for code P0016 after repairs were done. Motor starts & runs great. Removed valve cover & checked timing marks (cam gears dot to dot & balancer on 0 tdc.) Head was resurfaced .010, ... Trouble codes: P0016 (cam/crank out of sync.)

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2005 Acura RL 3.5L compressor variable capacity control solenoid VIN: JH4KB16575
WoooHoooo! Got it fixed! I had reached a point in the diagnostics where the Acura procedure said "Install a known good CCU, if the problem goes away the car needs a new CCU." I did not have one of these $800 units lying around so I went on with the diagnostic...
2001 Honda Insight 1.0L Air Mix Door? VIN: JHMZE13731
Robert from CO recommended that we scope the input/output signals to the blend door motor, esp the position sensor. Ken from WA recommended a control head. The customer took the car before we were able to follow up on Robert's suggestions, but our next move wo...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L CEL light coming on. VIN: KMHDN45D21
Thanks for all of the replies Yes the P1529 referred to the fact that the TCM was requesting the CEL after checking the TCM we found a code referring to an intermittent input speed sensor, which was an easy fix. Thanks again for the help
2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L Unknown VIN: 5NPET46F89
2005 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L passenger front power window VIN: KNAFE12275
Thanks to all who responded to this inquiry. The problem turned out to be dirty contacts in the master switch assy. We cleaned the contacts and the window is working perfectly now. The vehicle owner was advised of replacement of the switch and declined the rep...
2004 Lexus ES330 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBA30G44
I ordered the pedal assy from a dealership. They don not sell the sensor only. The new pedal shape and dimension is totally different so I could not replaced the pedal assy. I took off the sensor from the new pedal assy and installed at the old pedal. I spent ... Trouble codes: P2121 (Throttle Pedal Position Sensor/Switch D Circuit Range/Performance), P2128 (Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch E Circuit High Input).
2001 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JM1BJ22541
It turned out to be a one bad coil. I had a feeling this problem had a dampness factor to it. On friday it sat outside during a thunderstorm. After it stopped raining but while it was still humid I pulled the car into the shop. It misfired the entire time. I p... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire).
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JN8DR07Y81
Thank you to everyone for your help. After doing further research, I found that the MAF out of a 2001 Maxima 3.0 litre has the exact same electrical characteristics with the same mounting and connector as the pathfinder. Talked to a buddy at Nissan and he admi... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire), P0171 (Lean), P1320 (testing and results).
2003 Nissan Altima 3.5L Electronic VIN: 1N4BL11E73
Thanks for all the replies, I went to them evap sensor(forget what it is called) and changed that. All is well. Thanks to all
1988 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Wiring danaged VIN: JT3VN66WXJ
Thank you again IATN. Eric, the junkyard option was my last choice and could have been my only option. Phillip, we started at the dealer, the response was "we can't get that". Reid, thank you! The link you sent showed the connector I thought was right (it is a...
2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 4T1BF28K31
Thanks to all that replied, iatn is one of my favorite tools. The rebuilder insisted that the dealer had to reprogram the new ecm to make it work, but 2 local dealers say no. Everyone said the only thing needed was the passkey anti theft that was not allow...
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