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2004 Acura TL 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 19UUA66274
This car is my own. It always had a rough idle since I bought it from a customer. Previous customer overheated it. Since then I did head gaskets, valve adjustment, injectors & plugs. The engine idles rough and seems to have progressed to a slight stumble when ...
2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMEJ8640Y
Rechecked the wire to the knock sensor still tests okay. Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor fault)
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Electric load detector VIN: 1HGEM22961
Looking for general information on this one. Have this code P1298 Electric load detector high voltage. All of our test point to this being bad. Dealer is telling us that it has to be replaced with the underhood fues panel. I am sure this right but just want to...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No Start VIN: 1HGEM22971
My problem is the timing belt tensioner setup because according to alldata you should install the belt counterclockwise now by doing this the other side of the belt was loose and by turning the engine two time counterclockwise the crankshaft gear move away fro...
2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L 2/3 shift VIN: 1HGCG6678A
trans has a delay when shifting into gear. After driving for a little while starts shifting eraticliy, especailly on downshift 3/2.p0700 p0730 p1738 p1739. D flashes when problem occurs. Any help would be greatfull anyone come across this problem? It seems to ...
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L lLF door actuator VIN: JHLRD78812
will the door latch have to be removed to replace the drivers door lock actuator?
2004 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L Shift Interlock VIN: 2HKYF18684
Dear techs 04 pilot in shop with inop shift interlock.hooked up hds and pcm is seeing brake signal but not disconnecting park shift interlock.checked all wiring to pcm and will activate with a ground supplied.checked pin terminals to ecm looked good.wondering ...
2004 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L 2nd to third shift VIN: 2HKYF185X4
We have this Honda 5 speed automatic in with the "D" light flashing and a Tranny code P0778(23-020)= A/T Clutch press control solenoid valve B circuit. Trans is in limp-home mode. Customer stated it was jerking upon acceleration. I followed the flow chart for ...
2007 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Rear of vehicle VIN: JHLRE48337
Hope someone out there can help. Vehicle has a vibration going down the road. Starts to be noticeable at about 30mph. By 40, it's excessive but it's something you hear more than feel - especially with the rear windows open. The rotational frequency of the vibr...
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L Starting VIN: JT8UF11E8L
car was towed from another shop.engine will not turn over with the key.bypass starter relay engine turns over and starts for a few seconds then dies. also bypass fuel pump relay so the fuel pump runs all the time engine still starts and stalls. i think the pro...
1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Stall VIN: 1YVGF22D9W
I have this car here that has stalled 2 times on the customer if he lets it sit 30 min. it runs ok , have not been able to duplicate the concern it runs ok now. fuel trims are ok. Any known problems on this car wiring, ckp etc. Thank you Trouble codes: P1132, P0153
2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1N4DL01D2X
This is more of an interchange question for those of you who are familiar with the Nissan Altima. It looks like the KA24DE is an ever popular engine in the Nissan family. This particular engine used to burn oil, but arrived yesterday with a dead cylinder. Cyl ...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y31
Help all Nissan techs! This pathfinder has a new cam position sensor and variable valve timing solenoid. When we look at live data the left bank cam shows 109 degrees and never changes. The right bank is at zero and will retard slightly on acceleration. We wil... Trouble codes: P1145 (Left bank camshaft position sensor)
2003 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Failsafe, AT temp light flashing VIN: 4S3BE635X3
Car came in with MIL on and A/T oil temp light flashing. Trans is in failsafe and not shifting. Pulled codes PO778 - Pressure control solenoid B and PO137 - O2 voltage low B1S2. Cleared codes and PO778 comes back as soon as the car is started. I checked resist...
1996 Suzuki Sidekick JLX Sport 1.8L all gauge except speedo VIN: JS3TD21V8T
Car came in with no start, basic testing reveal fuel pump dead. Replace fuel pump along with fuel filter. Start up next morning found the tach are dead, fuel gauge show full, and temp gauge all the way to hot. I am sure the gauges were working correctly before...
1985 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Alignment VIN: JT3FJ60G0F
I know there is no factory way to adjust camber/caster but does anyone know of an aftermarket kit or way to cheat camber. The left front is over one degree more negative than the right front causing a definite pull to the right. Any suggestions? thanks

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L no start VIN: 2HGED6350M
Here's the fix: ignitor and new rotor got the wheels rolling. The rotor had melted to the shaft and aligned itself impropperly. I checked the position of the rotor with no. 1 cylinder at tdc on compression and it was more or less a quarter rotation away from t...
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCV51E33
Thanks for the replies, Christopher from Iowa put us on the right track. The timing chains were stretched/had too much play causing excessive fluctuation to sensors. Customer had head gasket job recent, possible too much shave off of heads. Customer taking... Trouble codes: P0345.
2005 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L AC System VIN: KNDUP13295
Thank you to all that replied. We had ordered an OE front expansion valve in the beginning. It had been installed before so we did not use it. We used an aftermarket valve. We installed an OE Valve and so far no complaints. Thank you again for being so helpful...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1DA31D02
I feel like a dumb a$%, but I'll share this fix with everyone here:) It was an alternator. System voltage is so high sometimes(up to almost 18-volt) ECM just shuts down throttle movement for some reason. I think high voltage caused ECM to just go into fail...
2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada LE 5.6L brake booster VIN: 5N1AA08A34
thank you to all who took the time to reply. over all this was a very simple brake booster to replace campared to most others. took around 60 min. actual time, although i did end up having to remove the abs modulator. thanks again for the insite.
2006 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L fuel gauge, volt gauge,abs light VIN: 1N4BA41E16
the a/c would not work eith and i went to a/c tech bullitins and found out these cars have a problem if people put money on radio screen it will fall into a/c control panel amp and it controls the gauges also.i took it out and found money in it and took it apa...
2006 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 3.0L Cruise Lamp VIN: 4S4BP86C26
Replacing both fuel level sensors took care of the problem. The Ohms kept getting glitchy when you moved the float up and down. Thanks for all your help everyone!
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4TAUN61C3S
Thanks for all the help guys. The problem was a front aftermarket o2 sensor that was staying lazy on the rich to lean count but fast switch from lean to rich. Installed factory o2 and all is perfect.
2000 Toyota Tundra 3.4L No Start VIN: 5TBBT4410Y
Ok first of all it was a 4.7l. Sorry that was my fault. Now for the rest of the story. It just so happened one day that a cutomer showed up for service one days and guess what he has. Yep an identical truck (although his was running) and we put the possible ba...
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGH20V42
i forgot to tell about the maf sensor that was the first thing that i replaced , i even try another ecm from another running good car problem remains present,ltft b1 climbs realy fast,i decided look at the valves bingo there are 2 cylinder leaking ,but it ne... Trouble codes: 171 (B1 lean).
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