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1997 Honda Prelude Type SH 2.2L Power assist VIN: JHMBB6154V
Help, The vehicle was (fine) before. And now I see lots of air in the system and no leaks . So where is the air coming from ???
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1HGCG16SSX
We started with plugs cap and rotor, no fix, checked for vacume leaks, none found, squeezed of fuel return line studder went away, put fuel pump in, prob. still there, checked fuel pressure 40 psi, put in pressure regulator, pinched off return line again 80psi...
2000 Honda Prelude 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMBB6141Y
Hi techs. Working on a 2000 Prelude Base model. Customer complining of poor fuel mileage. Long term fuel trim is -15.6% (Minus 15.6%) Short term fuel trim average is -16%. Hydrocarbons are 187 @ idle, 0 @ 2500 RPM. Front oxygen sensor is sweeping about three t...
2003 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Surge VIN: 5FNRL18503
we have spent a lot of time on this one but have done very little. we followed the tree from all data and replaced the iac with honda unit with no help. the idle will jump from 600 to 1100 intermittently. throttle plate was not dirty but we cleaned it anyway. ... Trouble codes: P0505
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A5Y
During cold start up, under load, motor stalls. O2 readings oscillate between .5v but shortly there after flatlines to 0.0v at idle and engine does not stall after motor has reached normal operating temp.. When accelerating from idle to [...] O2 sensor read... Trouble codes: P0172 (lean condition)
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L Manual transmission noisy VIN: KNDJA7237X
I have replaced this transmission with 2 used transmissions. still have the same problem, very noisy. any help?
1988 Mazda 323 1.6L timing belt VIN: JM1BF2321J
I recently purchaced the vehicle from my cousin who had bought it new in 1988 ...it has the original timing belt with 10,300 original miles on it and was used for short trips ( 680 miles/ year) ... I would like an opinion from the IATN members ...should I chan...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C5V
vehicle arrived a few weeks ago with complaint of SES light on. scanned for codes, got P0441. Initial check under the hood I noticed that someone installed a wrecker engine in it. The vacuum lines for the canister purge were mixed up with the EGR system. I cor... Trouble codes: P0441
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L temp gauge VIN: 4F2YU091X1
Searching for info on testing the dash cluster,specifically the temp gauge. Temp gauge and scanner reading are usually cohesive,but sometimes the Temp gauge will bury to the Hot but the scanner reading will be normal (196 F), or thereabouts. It appears that on...
1995 Mitsubishi Montero SR 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: JA4MR51M1S
need some help from the mitsubishi folks out there- customer had montero towed in for no start- found crankshaft sensor bad and replaced sensor with oe. ran great after that, customer came back with complaint about dying at stops signs, found vacuum leak at in...
1986 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Vent Control VIN: JN1HZ16S9G
Alright Nissan A/C techs, time to pick your brains. I have an 86 300zx in the shop with a vent problem I canít seem to figure out. When the car is idling or driven at low engine RPMs, the vent and a/c function is normal. As soon as you stand on the accelerator...
1988 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Stall VIN: JN1PB22S8J
Hello Techs, We have been exploring iATN for a while with some good results and this is our first post. Hopeing for some help from the Nissan guys. The problem is 88 Nissan Sentra, fuel injected originally four speed manual, now five speed manual. Vehicle star...
1984 Subaru GL 1.8L No Start VIN: EFJ18T2AF0
Just got this one in. This vehicle has 2 fuel filters that the owner replaced because it would start and then Idle but then die. It started after it set a while but now it won't start at all. The fuel pump isn't coming on when the key is turned on. I can't fin...
1993 Subaru Impreza L 1.8L air bag VIN: JF1GC244XP
We replaced the combination switch on this because the dimmer function was not working. We installed a good used switch which came with what appeared to be a good clockspring. Switch works fine but air bag light is now on. Figured the used clockspring that cam...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1991 Isuzu Pickup S 3.1L starter ? VIN: 4S1CR11ZOM
Well I want to thank everyone for there input on this one,Nobody got this one right! it one for the books.I took just about everybodies advice including installling a relay.I did the voltage drop test and even went as far as changing the starter drive 'OE I mi...
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L smoke on start up VIN: JTHF10U020
sorry about the delay. i was waiting for verifcation from the owner of the vehicle. changing the rear valve cover did the trick.thanks to all that responded.
1998 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R8W
Last night I decided to disassemble all timing components for inspection all looked OK until we removed to cam gear from the driverside camshaft. We found the guide pin had sheard flush with cam. When we inspected the Cam-Crank Timing it all looked correct bec... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304, P0306.
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L headlights
this one is fixed; special thanks to pat [...] an the other replies. Pat said he had found bad grounds at the drl relay before. this is what i found it was a bad ground to the relay. the running light module grounds the headlamps for about 45 sec. at start up,...
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