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1988 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1HGCA6283J
Idle is alittle rough but consistant, runs ok from idle to 2000 rpm, does not accelerate like it should and surges up to 3400 rpm. At 3400 rpm it takes off like nothing is wrong. Checked all connections and vacuum hoses.
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L shift interlock/ D4 light VIN: 1HGCB767XN
HEY HONDA GUYS! came in with intermittent problem, when occurs it takes off in 3rd - D4 light goes out - shift interlock loses signal (stuck in park) removed computer (trans) interlock module doesn't get signal from computer, all else in OK. voltage dropped gr...
1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1N4DL01DHX
Hello, I have a weird one here. After refueling, Vehicle stalls, starts, stalls and so on until you floor it to put it into clear flood mode. Then vehicle clears out and runs fine until next time car is refueled. I have checked fuel pressure and it is good bef...
2006 Nissan Xterra SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AN08WX6
Geeetings to all got this truck in for a code po174 bank 2 lean i smoked tested this with no problems found checked mass air flow sensor that checked good.im leaning towards the air fuel ratio sensor but just wanted to get some feed back from you techs. Trouble codes: P0174
2002 Subaru Forester S 2.5L light on VIN: 1F1SF655X2
After axle repairs and clearing codes , code 23 for left side sensor was there, can't clear it, hard fault, checked wiring to left side sensor, and sensor left side works fine, resistance ok and pattern ok. Having trouble with wiring diagrams on alldata, twice...
1998 Suzuki Swift 1.3L No Start VIN: 2S2AB21H0W
Hello there I have this Suzuki here and it will not start. So far it has no spark. The wires are new by the cust. I went to scan it and my scanner will not communicate with PCM. The check engine light will not come on or prove out when key is turned on. I chec...
2006 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L clutch VIN: 5TEVV42N96
could use some help ,not sure if im missing something. had this truck towed in , blown clutch. so i put a new clutch assembly in it .and throw- out bearing. the clutch seems to grab really low and the pedal doesnt feel quite right. tried gravity bleeding the s...
2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5L Suspension? VIN: 4T1BK36B37
This vehicle was given to me to look at and it sounded just like a wheel bearing. I replaced the left side wheel bearing and left side axle shaft and the noise is still present. Removed right side axle shaft to see if the shaft damaged something inside the tra...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
2001 Acura TL 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 19UUA56661
i cleaned the egr and no help...put a clear line on the fuel return line and nothing... seen the bull for replacing the ecm and fuel press reg.. so hard to sell only happens everonce in blue moon.. we replace the trans 2 years ago and it started then i tested...
2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Locks/Windows VIN: 5FNRL187X2
I am closing this help request. I wish I could say that I fixed the problem but the customer needed the car back. Everyone had wonderful suggestions and ideas. Many thanks to Long for taking the time to send me factory wiring diagrams and description of how th...
2004 Isuzu Rodeo 3.2L compression right head VIN: 4S2CK58W74
Hello. I pulled the right exhaust camshaft this morning and found out that # 3 cam bearing(which is part of the head) was damaged, which I supposed seized the camshaft, thus turning the camshaft on its pressed on gear and putting the right exhaust cam out o...
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, ping VIN: JT8UF22E7S
Thank you all for your input. Never over look the basics. Put a new timing belt and all is good. NO more ping or surging. Im sure the car was like that before we worked on it. You guys know how it is, when we ask the customer if it ran bad before. I guess what... Trouble codes: P0336.
2001 Lexus GS430 4.3L power windows, warning lights,door locks VIN: JT8BL69S31
I going to call this one fixed, at least for now. The car has been gone for 2 weeks and windows are working normally. The only thing that I can think of that makes sense is resetting the modules on the data bus by unplugging each per my update.The car did or...
2010 Lexus IS250 2.5L ecm VIN: JTHBF5C26A
I should have been more clear in my description. The code would not clear but I had no MIL. This is called a permenant DTC and is functioning as designed by Toyota. There has been nothing wrong since I programmed the VIN, I just thought there was. You liv...
2008 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP80D48
Some of you noticed misfire happened at 4500-6000 rpm 99.22 load. This is a cop car. It doesn't happen all the time so it takes patience and lots of test drives after each 'repair'. Cylinder leak down test showed 3-5% leakage only across. Ran new wire from... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cyl 4 misfire).
1997 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31D5V
the distributer had oil getting into it causing it to mistrigger. I replaced the distributor with a nissan one and misfire is now gone. thanks to all that contributed. Trouble codes: P0325.
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB41D6W
its fixed i rechecked all fuel fill and vapor lines for blockage and fuel filler check valve worked good . checked vacuum valve it opened and closes ok. the evap.vent valve was stuck open causeing code p1491 and charcoal canister was restricted very heavey co... Trouble codes: P1446.
2008 Nissan Versa S 1.8L tpms
Been 2 weeks and customer came back with his other vehicle.I ask him if tpms light was on and he said it never went out. Told him that I could try your suggestions but he declined. 18 replies-- clears codes--scan bcm and reprogram--check air in spare tire--gro...
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JF1GD29654
Hello all!, Thanks to All that replied, All gave some good ideas. I have not fixed this vehilce yet, but do have some good info to go with, some stated to replace A\F sensor(oem),i had...no change. I did find on the egt sensor it was unpluggged and a resis...
2000 Toyota Solara SLE 3.0L Hydraulic system VIN: 2T1CF22P4Y
We were able to find a salvaged ABS unit with a matching Bosch part# off a 2001 Camry.(A new unit from Toyota cost $1200.00) So for a $100.00 gamble, it was worth a try. The unit consists of both the brain and the valve/pump. (note: this is a servicable unit i...
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