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1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L shifting VIN: 1HGCB7658M
Vehicle will be driving (or idling) fine one minute and the next the green S light on the dash will appear intermittently and will make the vehicle's transmission feel like it is holding back from a shift. It happens in the rain on warm dry days in the snow......
1991 Honda Civic 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMEE2850S
Thanks to everyone in advance. All the help I have received in the past is tremendous. I have a 1991 civic that came in for a miss. Did a valve job on the head. Had a burnt valve in #4 cylinder. Put it all back together and started it and engine idles at 1500 ...
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall
Help all Honda techs... First off sorry about not having the VIN. I'm writing this from home and didn't bring it. This Accord came in on the hook as a no start. Went out to it and tried to start it to see what it wasn't doing. What it did was run for 2-3second...
2007 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL38297
most discriptions on p0154 indicate heater circuit malfunction causing no activity. have monitored white/black wire voltage and green/white wire for ground control. during a o2 sensor check the computer shuts off ground control turning cel on. computer is doin... Trouble codes: P0154 (B1 s2 no activity)
2002 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L Right front caliper VIN: 1BE3J46X2W
This vehicle came in with the front brake on the passenger side metal to metal and the drivers at 10% remaining we replaced the rotors, calipers and front pads. One week later it returned with the passenger side completely gone and the rotor scored. We could n...
2004 Hyundai Sonata LX 2.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25H74
This car is hard to start and then will not rev up with up poping through the intake like it is starving for fuel.Fuel trims are at +30% and there are no vacume leaks that I can find.Fuel pressure is good if you pinch the return line off it runs much better an... Trouble codes: 171 (Lean), 174 (Lean)
1993 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L Starter VIN: 4S2CY58V7P
I can't seem to find a correct wiring diagram for the start circuit on this Rodeo. The only thing I have available to me is Alldata and I've contacted them an received the information straight from Isuzu but's it still not correct. I wondered if anyone had a d...
2002 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L Power Windows VIN: XMDUP131X2
After replacing the belt and hoses, the power windows and power door locks would not operate. I did nothing to affect either of these and did nothing to any electrical system. I have the Snap-On Shop-Key program, but apparently Kia does not release info as to ...
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8GK13T6R
car starts up and runs great . then theres a no start . theres good fuel presure ,spark,injpulse.acts like its out time. compression is good . Trouble codes: P1600
1999 Mazda FAMILIA 1600CC Hesitation, Surge VIN: BJ5W-11163
G,day all we have this vehicle in our workshop and are struggling to find any technical data on this engine. The vehicle is fitted with the zl engine equipped with variable valve timing. We have plenty of info on engine without vvt but none on engine with. Per...
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Steering Gear Box Or Strut VIN: 1N4BA41EX5
Have a 2005 nixxan maxima that has a clunk noise in front end when turning wheel, can feel in steering column. We replaced the steering gear, still has noise. Also replaced left front strut and left strut mount, noise still there. After replacing the steering ...
2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Oil consuption VIN: JN8AZ08W17
We're new to this so forgive me if I mix up the process. This vehicle is already repaired but I want to add our findings to existing info. The vehicle came to us with a complaint of sudden oil consumption and MIL lamp on. The codes P0011 and P0021 for variabl...
2005 Toyota RAV4 2.4L No Start VIN: JTEGD20V55
No spark, no injector pulse, no start. This vehicle came from the factory with NO IMMOBILIZER. I'm working on this for another shop.They have replaced ecu relay for no cel and no communication. They tried a used ecu with same code b2799 and same no start. They... Trouble codes: B2799
2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L No Start
I need help with this car. this 05 corolla was hit a lighting this is the second shop that is trying to fix it. I replaced the ECU and the car still doesn't start. there is no communication with ECU. There is no fuel, no spark, and no communication with ecu. P...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2004 Acura TL 3.2L Compressor VIN: 19UUA66214
The Ac control switch is just a momentary contact switch. I tried removing power from control head(switch assemblies plug into this) hoping it was some type of sync problem. No joy there. Comandered another TL from a used car dealer I know and swapped control ...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5631T
well folks replaced ecm and the car is gone.ended up re installing original distributor and still runs perfect.thanks for all the responces your info was all used one way or another.shopkey is looking into incorrect test values on test procedures. Trouble codes: P1381.
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Ac System VIN: 1HGEM22591
Thank again to all that responded.The problem ended up being the ecm. No ground signal to a\c clutch relay. Thanks again Alex J.
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: KM8SB12B83
Thanks for the quick responce. I replaced the throttle body from the original engine, and that took care of the odd surge. I did not see not see any visual differences, and I`m not really sure why that fixed it but it did. thanks again
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Steering Rack VIN: JT8UF11E6M
Great responses from all. I flushed the system and bled it again and all seems well for now. I did ck the screens and they seemed to be clear. Dang Toyotas anyway. Thanks to all that replied.
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JT8BF22G3V
I forgot all about this request being open. The Lexus stopped searching for an idle so the customer took the car but when it happens again we'll check the IAC and go from there. He just didn't want to start throwing parts at it since we couldn't get it to do i...
2003 Lexus GS300 3.0L Hydraulic Brake Booster Unit VIN: JT8BD69503
Thanks Guys, Measured the resistance of the solenoids in the abs unit. found all to be at or over the max specification. gave the customer the option to replace and he refused the repair. Thanks again for your assistance. John
2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L Cams VIN: JM3ER29337
It turns out that the noise was not from the chain, tensioner or VVT. It seems to be coming from the intake. There is a shaft with butterfly valves in the intake manifold that is controlled by a vacuum chamber on the left side of the engine. Operating the v...
1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD26S9W
Thanks for all the replies, Mike from Georgia was dead on. After getting access to the plugs and inspecting the intake runner I noticed that all the ports were reduced to a pin hole. I removed the intake and thoroughly cleaned everything. The vehicle is back t... Trouble codes: P1402 (Egr system fault detectedrep).
2005 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Power Doorlocks, Windows And Seats VIN: 1N4AL11D25
2000 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4S3BH6657Y
thanks for the replies and i have tried all that was suggested. unfortunately i am not sure if it is fixed or not. what i did was started over and checked for loose wiring bad grounds etc. i also took the big plug apart on the passenger side of the engine to c...
1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Stall VIN: 4TARN81A8R
the tip about the timing chain was dead on the head. didnt consider that seein as how the engine would run with out the mass wire connected. but, its slap wore out. guides gone and all. customer didnt think the truck was worth the money it would take to fix it...
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