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1997 Infiniti J30 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKAY21D7V
Hi group, we have a 1997 Infiniti J30, with check engine light on. (code p0705) park/neut position or swich problem. replaced inhibitor swich (nutral safty swich)no resault, during freeway drive according to the customer statement major surge or bucking with t... Trouble codes: P0705
2006 Kia RIO 1.6L cruise VIN: KNADEE1237
we have an after market acc. shop and we install cruise control units we are having problems getting a vehicle speed referance on this vehicle has any body else attemed this and if so could you help us, or is there a cruise control plug already in the harness ...
1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM1NA352XL
(please note, this is my first iatn post for help, so bare with me...) I'm losing hair trying to solve this one. Car was overheated on highway and towed in. Car drove into shop and was low on coolant. Vehicle ran rough. 80ppm HC's were found in cooling system...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L no start after pcm r VIN: JM3LW28G3Y
Hi Guys, Got a good one here, hope someone has run across this and can shed a little light on it. This mpv came in barely running had a bad intake gasket. We installed a new one and cleaned up the stuck imrc butterflys. At that point we took a test drive and t... Trouble codes: 1603 (unregistered immoblizer CODE)
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L all shifts VIN: JA3AM54J4R
OK. It is my first time so please be patient. I got above mitsubishi for trans slipping/ no 4th. I did take it out. Found broken kickdown band, a lot of metal in the pan. I replaced the band, OD clutch plates, all seals gaskets. After putting everything back t...
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Surge VIN: 4A3AJ56G6S
Greetings IATN Techs, Again, I get a freak and on a Saturday as well. This has expensive components and besides the surging at Closed throttle or the racing if adjusted slightly open, it runs fine off idle. No MIL, No codes. If I try and scan it with my brick,...
1981 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1CZ04S5B
The customer has complained that when cold the car stumble on accel. I was able to duplicated the problem only once. The car was started in the AM after it had sat for the weekend. The outside temp was around 50 degress. Fuel pressure is good and visually all ...
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L abs VIN: 5N1ED28YX1
We have this Nissan Exterra here that had rear wheel speed sensor codes. After many hours of tracing, hair pulling, etc. we finally traced the problem to the rear speed aensors and some terminals that were back probed by another tech. Our problem now is that w...
2001 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, FAST IDLE VIN: 3N1BB51D81
Car has repeatedly returned with check engine light on and a high idle. It is producing the same code everytime it comes back. I have been able to reset the idle by clearing the code and cycling the key to start and off. We have done this three times and it ha... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle air control circuit)
1990 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L No Start, HARD START VIN: JT4RN01P6L
veh came in with hard start issue would only start with shot of ether; found low fuel pressure assumed(first mistake) pump would fix hard strart; veh has injtion pulse after engine starts but not during cranking cold start injetor lights noid but goes away dur...
1993 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L transfer case VIN: JT4VN13G0P
this 4wd truck will go into low range all by itself. when you start the vehicle up & put it in gear it could be in low long as you drive, it will stay there.cut it off start it up it might be back in high range. someone said it could be a solenoid, wh...
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L 5th gear VIN: 1NXBR12EXW
This car is jumping out of 5th gear under accel, it doesn’t happen all the time but is getting worse. Clutch was replaced 1500 miles ago, customer reported no problem with 5th gear. I did find that this is a problem with Rav4’s, but found nothing for Corolla’s...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L hard shift VIN: 1HGCG5657W
thanks to all for your tips and info!!! backflushed system shift solenoids sticking.
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L 3-4 shift VIN: IHGEM22971
Hello, I really appreciate the assist.Transmission shop did a complete overhaul,installed a rebuilt torque convertor,new clutches,filter and 3to4 solenoid. Rebuilder claims there are little filters throughout the trans and he had to re-dimantle,flush and c...
2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L Stall VIN: JNKDA31A52
Hello to all, Thanks for the good suggestions. Yes it did need a new mass air flow sensor. No I didn't want to shell out $300 plus so I got a used one from Greenleaf auto recyclers $150. Installed cleared codes and drove for 30 + miles, stopped in between to s...
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F2YU09101
well guys this one is done! REALLY DONE! customer totaled vehicle in an accident over newyears weekend) thankfully they are ok. i was going to install the lower intake gaskets as most of you said as i feel that was the most likely cause of the trouble. thanks ... Trouble codes: P0302 (cyl 2 misfire), P0174 (bank 2 lean pending).
1997 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L Suspension VIN: JN8AR0521V
Thanks everyone so much for the good info. Definely the rear bushings just like practically everybody said. The customer decided to have us do the rear bushings instead of the arms because of the price difference. Thanks again for your help.
1993 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L theft deterent VIN: JT3AC22S4P
Well guys ,I still have not got this vehicle fixed but I did locate the anti theft ECU. According to Brian [...], who helped me out quite a bit, said that this is a dealer installed theft system. He said if the theft LED light was located on the center fuse ...
1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L clutch hydralics VIN: JT3HN86R8V
Thanks to all who took the time to respond to my post. I never was able to reproduce symptom and customer picked up vehicle on 1/3/06. Several techs were pointing to clutch pedal bracket metal cracking. Didn't appear to be the case with this Toyota. Bleed clut...
1997 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TANL42N5V
Thanks for everyone's help. A new OE convertor was the fix. Next time we'll be sure to use OE on all Honda and Toyota vehicles. It's the only way to go. Trouble codes: P0420 (cat.eff. failure).
2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L heater VIN: JTDDY32T7Y
We suspect it has a water pump issue (bad impeller blades) but cannot prove it or a blown head gasket. The customer declined any further work and took the vehicle.
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