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Open Help Requests for Asian
Help Request Answers
2002 Acura MDX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD18222
vehicle came in with a customer complaint of cel is on and vtm light interrmitent, on at this time.only given an hour to look at vehicle and customer has taken it at this time, although it is coming back.i want to have a gameplan when it does come back but i a... Trouble codes: P0325, P1740, 77 (vtm pcm)
2000 Honda Accord SE 2.3L oil pressure VIN: JHMCG6690Y
Car came in with an oil light on and an engine oil leak. Customer wanted an oil change also. Found oil pressure switch leaking pretty good and did the oil change. Failed to do a pressure test at this time due to the new switch turning off the light and the eng...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on
Only code I have is P1309 (chassis acceleration sensor).My snapon doesn't show any values for this sensor. Mainly I'm worried about the TPS showing only 52% full throttle. I have another 2000 sportage in bodyshop and I switched TPS along with chassic sensors a...
2002 Kia Rio 1.5L 2-3 shift VIN: KNADC12554
Have one for the transmission experts. I don't work on transmissions but have found myself in a bit of a pickle. Installed a salvage yard engine 2 weeks ago. Vehicle had been sitting for a year with blown engine (timing belt failure). Was noted at that time th...
1993 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L 3rd gear starts VIN: 14VGYE2A1P
Have a madza with an automatic GF4A-EL. Only when the vehicle is cold, and only for about a minute this trans will take off in 3rd gear. The rest of the day it works perfect. Rebuilt trans, then replace valvebody with solenoids. No codes engine or trans. Neith...
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Rally 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AJ86E23
Hello All. I got a 2003 mitsubishi with a converter efficency code. and the fix is a converter and a re-flash. Ok, Has anybody re-flashed a Mitsubishi PCM with a snap-on pass thru pro yet ? or a cardaq plus ( same thing ) Snap on sells the thing for $1500 buck... Trouble codes: P0421 (Warm up efficency)
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JA3AH86F33
This runs and drives great,no codes no problems except under full boost.Under max boost it simply cuts out.If you dont drive the motor hard it works fine.When you really get into it and get it into max boost it cuts out but the boost doesn't drop off it stays ...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4S3BH6867Y
hi all and thanks in advance for any help. have this outback that has an intermittent hesitation and sometimes backfire. only code stored was a P0325 knock sensor,replaced sensor with same symptoms. using my modis i am looking at both maf and map signals on a ...
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4S3BH66552
This one is kinda messing with me. The customer brought in this car last week for stalling in traffic sometimes. The throttle body and IAC valve were very dirty, so I cleaneed them and it seemed to fix the problem. This was an intermittent stall, so I was keep...
1992 Toyota Camry 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT2SK12E0N
Hello we have this camry here that is running extremly rich pulled the plugs cyl 1 & 4 black carbon on plug cyl 2&3 clean data on scan tool confirms running rich. Checked compression all ok checked fuel press. 40psi car runs very rough & misses timing belt ok....
1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Stall VIN: 1XNBBD2E8T
Hi every one have 1996 toyota corolla dx with a 1.8l. Car came in with no start, found bad distribator replaced, ran fine. Sold coustomer a timing belt. After would run as long as you were holding the key in start, but not in the run position. Checked timing 4...
1998 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2T1BR18E9W
let me first start off by saying this is my first time posting so i will go ahead and thank all who help. the car came into the shop with a intermittent no power problem along as a trans burnt. removed and rebuilt trans and now moving to the other drivability ...
2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L VSC/TRAC OFF/ABS lights on VIN: 4T1BF30K52
Car came in with lights on and four codes present: C0278(open in ABS SOL relay circuit), C1223(malfunction in ABS control system), C1233(open or short in yaw sensor circuit) and C1234(malfunction in yaw rate sensor). We replaced the ABS SOL relay and were able...
2003 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L Horn VIN: 1HT34YERDF
Have a Camry that blows the horn intermittently while turning the steering wheel. I suspect the Clockspring but am unable to get it happening long enough to verify it. Any suggestions or common concerns I should consider? The clock spring is over $300 installe...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L thermostat VIN: JHMCG5554Y
I will close this request with thanks to all who replied. The respondents unanimously recommended that I not install an aftermarket high temperature thermostat as the owner requested. When I showed him the responses he agreed with their suggestion to leave the...
2005 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16595
Everybody confirmed my suspicion. (I was in a "Mondaze", apparently.) A new sensor from Honda is going in,after a check of the harness etc to make sure it stays fixed. Incidentally, Honda part is priced way less than aftermarket. Many thanks to all for your he... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 S1B1 Heater Circuit Malfunction).
2006 Isuzu NQR 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JALE5J1667
Forgot to close up here. Thanks to both of you had responded. Found broken spring on back of egr sensor, there was quite a bit of carbon build up also. I cleaned out what I could and the truck is back on the road. Very much appreciated :)
2003 Kia Rio 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: KNADC12543
Thanks to all that replied. we finnally got it to do as the customer said it was doing and were able to track it down to a very small crack in the breather tube between the intake and the mass air flow. replaced it and all is ok so far customer will advise us ...
1991 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Brake pedal feel VIN: JM1FC3313M
Okay we got the brake hose on today and everything is fine since we bled the system with the caliper removed. Car stops good and pedal feels normal. Chuck, the calipers cannot physically be put on the wrong sides for two reasons, the parking brake mechanism ...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant GTZ 3.0L Lacks Power on Accel VIN: 4A3AA46L8Y
Hi everyone, Sorry for delay. My mother passed away on Oct. 14 and I missed some time at the shop. Since I've been back, the shop has (fortunately) been too busy to get back onto this car. 5 replies are appreciated. Jason mentioned checking cam/crank sensors f...
1986 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN6HD16S3G
Thanks for all the replies, It has become silly tire season up here in the Northeast and the customer not being in a hurry it got pushed to the side. I have tried a new coolant sensor to no avail. Once again thanks to all the great guys and gals at IATN
2005 Subaru Outback R 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4S4BP8SC75
Thank you for the seven replies. At this point the client wishes not to go further. We added a can of Liquide Short Block to the oil and set her SAT/Nav for the nearest used car lot. Trouble codes: P0303 ([...]), P0305 (5 Missfire).
2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L ABS Hydro Pump VIN: JT2BK18U82
Although I didn't get to fix this car I did learn a bit. I did get it to act up a few times. On start up the pump is supposed to run and fill the accumulator, it did every time for at least 5 to 30 seconds then shut off. When it acted up it continued to run an...
2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7L battery VIN: JTEBT17R53
Thanks for everyone that responded! We were never able to duplicate the probem, but after much discussion with the owner, it was obvious that at certain times something was staying on and draining the battery. It was decided to replace the ECM and see what hap...
2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L ride control VIN: 5TBBT44175
thanks to all , it was the driveshaft youk to much grease in it , cleand and no more proplem. thanks
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