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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L No Start VIN: 1HGCE66695
help!!! I have very long crank time on this car,30-60sec,once its started itwill bog down if you give it any gas, for the first few sec,then will run great until it cools off again,checked iAtn for any others who may have had same problem. no luck. help!!! I h...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCEG640S
1995 Honda Accord 2.7l V6 with p0441 evap system purge flow low. Check purge valve with smoke machine and it's flowing correctly when commanded manually with power probe. Check wiring on engine performance and this vehicle only have a purge valve. Does the val... Trouble codes: P0441
2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHFU45D71
I'm going to be brief as I have checked all the basics. I have been thru the diagnostic procedure for these codes as written in shopkey and replaced the pcm with no change. Found similar problems posted here, on identifix and Hyundai's own site. My Problem i... Trouble codes: P0120 (Tps 1 open), P0123 (Tps 1 circuit)
2008 Infiniti FX35 3.5L Tpms VIN: JNRAS08W88
We replaced four tires. after reinstalling them on the vehicle, we attempted the reset/re-learn process per Infinity. The car would only read the LF & RR pressures. We tried a replacement sensor @ the LR with the same results. We put the original one back in...
1989 Isuzu Trooper S 2.6L Engine VIN: JACCH58E1K
Truck is loosing 1 gallon every 100 miles. Truck has no run problems, no excessive smoke from tail pipe. I removed all plugs (looked normal) and used a color borascope to look into the cylinders, all looked the same and normal (carbon deposites). oil and coola...
2001 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.5L Buzzing at rear VIN: JACDJ58X41
This vehicle has a very loud buzz or rattle at 35 MPH with the accel. pedal slightly pressed. This buzz seems to be coming from the rear area of the truck but everything is tight. The muffler has been replaced thinking it might have been loose inside. The orig...
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L starting VIN: JT8BF28G8X
a 1999 ES300 Lexus came into the shop with a CEL on code PO330 diagnosed problem as a bad ECU, we located a used one and the original key, After installation we can start and run the car with the donor key taped to the original key but we cannot get the origin...
2001 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L Intake Manifold VIN: JM3LW28Y31
This van has a strange resonance noise from the intake when under high vacuum (decel). It will echo through the air filter box. Kind of a whoop-whoop-whoop noise. We tried removing the air filter housing entirely and the noise is still there / no real change e...
2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D66
This sentra it`s driving me crazy,i`ve tried with brand new cranck and cam sensors and still, the same problem.at morning cold hestitates.some times shift in drive position with the brake pedan on hesitates too. Does some body have any idea? Trouble codes: P0011
2002 Subaru Forester S 2.5L manual shift VIN: JF1SF656X2
trailered car to shop. seemed to be stuck in gear. in neutral car would move forward as if in 1st gear. we got to the shop & were able to drive into shop but no longer seemed to be stuck in gear. this has not happened again since. due to cold weather, we decid...
2008 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S4BP62C18
Got kind of a strange one here. First time really working on these new subarus and this one is personally well kept for my family. The check engine light is on and the cruise control light is flashing(assuming because of the DTC) for a P0026. Have seen this co... Trouble codes: P0026
2000 Toyota Tacoma SR5 2.7L Speedo,Tach VIN: 4TAWM72NOY
Hello Toyota tech;s this truck lost the speedo and the tach pinned. Have code for VSS sensor. VSS is ok, has anyone seen a problem like this before I get too deep. Code P0500 VSS sensor. Thanks for any help

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1999 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L Compressor VIN: JH4DC2392X
Thank you to everyone who gave a suggestion. The suggestion for checking engine coolant temp was the key. The thermostat was sticking causing engine temp to rise and shutting off the compressor via the computer, however the gauge in the vehicle was showing no...
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ6522T
we installed a brand new cardone distributor , I spoke to owner and he said all is fine !!! I wish to thank all who helped and most said you must install a brand new distributor on hondas as their is a high failure return rate on rebuilts -thanks again and ha...
2007 Honda Accord EX 3.0L horn VIN: 1HGCM66547
Sorry this fix is late, but I wanted to be sure it was fixed. Thanks for the helpful replies! Some said that I had a bad clock-spring but I moved forward assuming that it was good. Others referred to a problem with the ground through the steering column. I che...
2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25S44
Hey all you wonderful helpers!!! I ordered the misfire sensor and a new condenser. All is well!!! I could never have done it without your help so fast. This website is wonderful. Thank you Clinton ,Matt , Frank and kendall and all others...Merry Christmas...Go...
1997 Infiniti I30 3.0L lock cylinder VIN: JNKCA21D2V
replaceing the entire cylinder was the best fix some of the other ideas would have worked but a new key was what the customer wanted. thanks doug
1997 Infiniti I30 3.0L water pump VIN: JNKCA21D4V
i found that it was necessary to rotate the engine one full revolution and align the timing marks at TDC then remove the tensioner assy. once i did that, i was able to get the appropriate slack necessary in the timing chain to be able to remove the water pump ...
1996 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L master cylinder VIN: JM3LV5221T
Thanks to all for their fine suggestions. Most suggested clamping off the brake hoses to isolate the problem to the front or rear or one wheel. A couple suggested a possible fault with ABS (it has none). One suggested rear brake shoe adjustment. A tip of the h...
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1N4BU31D1S
i barrowed a snap on modis and was able to do a better wave form on the blue wire while running and it was definatly dropping out. used three chanels to moniter power on the orange and ground on the black. both of those were good all the time. ordered a nis... Trouble codes: P0340.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L wheel bearings VIN: JN8DR09Y51
hello, I retorqued the bearings on the lf and have driven it 100 miles or so, so far so good. appreciate all the replies. bearing may not have been seating properly. thx kg
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 5N1ED28Y01
Thanks to all who replied to this request, but this one hooked us. The problem was a coolant contaminated O2 sensor which explains the unusual fuel trims. There was a slight coolant leak in the #6 cylinder that wasn't creating steam out the exhaust during test... Trouble codes: P0305, P0306, P0302.
2005 Nissan 350Z 3.5L throw out bearing VIN: JN1AZ34D35
I would like to thank those who sent in ideas to correct this problem. The answer to solve this noise problem is to replace the transmission. We replaced the clutch assembly and the flywheel with new Nissan parts. Worked well for about 10 minutes and then t...
2007 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.3L Airbag Warning Light VIN: JTEHD21A27
Thanks everyone for replying. Installed the new Airbag ecu and all is well.
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