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2001 Acura TL 3.2L Unknown VIN: 19UUA56661
Looking For A Little Info. The Brakes Are Like New But Takes Extra Effort To Stop Car Like Weak Power Booster. If You Press Harder It Will Stop The Car. Is There A Common Problem With This Car? Thanks Dave
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Instruments VIN: 1HGCG6670W
Dear Professionals customer installed a radio and after installation of radio Cluster did no iluminate. I suspected a fried printed circuit and I replaced clusted with a good used one from another vehicle I hope that someone has been able to solve this problem...
1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L will not run monitor VIN: KNDJA7231T
This Sportage runs fine, customer came in for California ASM smog test and failed for readiness status. The three continuous monitors are set, but will not run any of the other five available. Customer said the battery had been disconnected so I attempted run ...
1989 Mazda B2600 2.6L No Start VIN: JM2UF4146K
Vehicle has a no start/no spark problem always. I haven't had any luck testing the system, because my schematics (mitchell and directly from Mazda are wrong). This truck has three wires into dist., two that go to computer from the dist., a two wire (Igniter?) ...
1995 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BA14185
hello fellow tech's. thanks for your time and hope all is well. this protoge' has a intermitant p0510 code.( closed throttle position switch) customer said he drove it from las vegas to santa fe with check engine light i checked for codes and none were stored.... Trouble codes: P0510 (closed throttle positon sensor.)
1994 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JA3AP47H3R
Found PCV valve stopped up also blowing oil into the air filter and mass air flow meter. Replaced PCV valve and mass air flow sensor, cleaned all vacuum hoses that were stopped up also cleaned throttle body.Car ran fine a couple of days before the customer pic...
1997 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3AJ56G7V
Car came in with idle hunting or surging. RPMs jump from 1000 to 1600. If you bring the idle up it does not jump. We tried disconnecting the iac and it still did the same thing. Then we tried disconnecting MAF sensor idle stopped jumping but idle was not smoot... Trouble codes: P0505
1994 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Audio system VIN: JN1HJ01F5R
This one really stumped me, first of all let me say that I do not work on a lot of foreign cars, but when I do they seem to hve the wierdest problems. This car has a BOSE audio sysetm cd and cassette deck all integrated into the radio. The radio turns on and y...
1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Surge VIN: JN8R05Y5TW
This vehicle has an off idle surge at tps voltage 1.02, maf voltage 1.83 and then goes away compltely if throttle is opened or closed. Will run fine with tps unplugged. Has -20 ltft at idle. Have replaced tps, engine coolant sensor,and monitored o2's. disconne... Trouble codes: P0156 (bank 2 sensor 2)
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05YXV
Cust brought in with a cel on. Idle between 688 and 713 rpm, drops with load. Scanned and found a p0505, 12v going to valve, open in orange wire going to pcm. Told cust of this and she disclosed that the vehicle was in a pretty severe front end accident. I rep... Trouble codes: P0505 (EC-AAC/V-01 Idle Air Control Valve IACV-Auxiliary Air Control AAC Valve)
1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1N6SD16Y7V
Hello techs, Problem Nissan here need some help on. Under hard acceleration vehicle runs fine, but if you ease down on the gas, truck will stumble and not have full power. It feels like a misfire but it isn't quite that severe, more of a slight buck or chuggl...
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA21D9W
This car came to me from another shop, the customer state that this happened after he crossed the jumper cable. The other shop had replace the ECU [used]. I got two ignition coil, #2 and #3 not reciving pulses from computer, not codes either.I changed the coi...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D4Y
The car is running lean at all times, it won't rev up even in neutral, nearly impossible to drive. Suspecting the mass air flow sensor but not sure if the test results (below) are bad. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You, Brady
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1JTER63457
the truck has every code on for everything to do with the varable valve timing checking with the consult II the passenger cam does not move and the drivers side is always advanced by 13 degrees. the solidnoids sshow 48 to 75 % duty cycle on the passenger side ...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Accessories VIN: JN8DR07Y41
hello to all, this is my own pathfinder that i just recently purchased. the remote for the alarm only seemed to work intermitantly. i changed the battery and now it does not work at all. i check previous nissan posts with this problem. i tried to install and ...
1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L matercylinde VIN: 4S3BD6352S
This car came in with the brake light on. Tested to a bad mastercylinder. easy so far. This car is 2 wheel drive with abs. I cannot find a mastercylinder in the U.S.A. for this car. The part number is [...]. Subaru does agree this is a valid part #. This ...
2002 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Pump
Greetings IATNers, Quick question, this Forester is activating the ABS intermittently when below 10 to 5 m.p.h. I did the visual check for broken wires, bad tone rings, etc... My question is, the tires that are on the vehicle now are P215/70R15, the stockers ...
1991 Toyota Celica GTS 2.2L No Start VIN: JT2ST85N4M
No spark, no injector pulse, we have check every power and grund in the computer (all checked ok) with the info mitchell on demand give us. Code 12(No cam/RPM signal) all the time(with the scope we do see good signals) the computer is sending power but not the...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1992 Hyundai Excel GS 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: KMHVD32JXN
From: Ty from Connecticut Date: 10/19/2004 14:13:24 You don't mention vacuum or compression, or how it runs. Those older 1.5's used to love having the crank pulley bolt come loose. The crank sprocket for the t-belt will wear the flats out and affect valve ti...
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L overdrive VIN: JT8BF28G4X
Sorry to say that the customer needed his car and has not yet returned. Good suggestions from the respondents, I did check the TPS very carefully but found no bad signal. I am assuming that it would have a drop out or a hash when moving the throttle, I know Do...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JN1CA21D1S
replacing the knock sensor was the fix too the problem he brought the vehicle back and i scanned the vehicle again the knock sensor code came back i checked the connector and it felt loose unplugged it and tightened the clip and plugged it back in cleared the ... Trouble codes: P0325.
1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L awd VIN: 453BJ6333N
It's fixed. Everyone kept telling me it was the clutch packs but logic told me it wasn't, I've seen the clutch pack problem enough to know the module powers the solenoid even when the binding is going on. Although the Power light was not on I found a (24) duty...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Oil Pressure VIN: 4T1BG12KOT
Thank's to David [...] remembering oil ckeck valve under oil filter housing, removed and sure enough it was stuck tight, replaced valve and have 40 lbs pressure now, customer happy and so am I, Thanks to iATN and all that responded .Thanks Roscoe [...]
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