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1998 Acura TL 3.2L p.s steering pump VIN: JH4UA3648W
Hello tech's. I have this Acura that came in with a power steering pump noise and fluid all over the side of the engine. The pump was making a lot of noise. We check and talked with the owner about what they did. They had added regular ps fluid and have driven...
2003 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L voltage drain VIN: 19UUA56873
Hello iatn technicians. We need help with this 2003 acura 3.2tl type s, the vehicle have a 147 milli amp draw and we are not sure if this is too much. Fuse 13, 7.5amp on passenger side powers the passenger's multplex control unit. keylesss receiver unit, gauge...
1990 Honda Prelude Si 2.1L Mechanical VIN: JHMBA4167L
Hi we have this prelude that makes a clicking noise from the trans axle{not c.v shafts}, in second gear only coasting or accelerating , clutch in or out. we jacked the car up and the noise is definitely from the trans. has anyone ran into this before . i don't...
1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Pressures VIN: JHMEG8682S
a year ago checked a/c & topped up, put dye in it as well, came three weeks ago wasn't as cold, coolant shutoff was unhooked and high side line leaking (dye), replace line & charged, appeared to work Good. came back saying works good for awhile then fades, che...
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L rear VIN: JA3AH86J01
I am working on this accord that is making me crazy. it has a creak or tinny rattle while driving in the right rear. I have narrowed it down to the strut area and have loosened the 2 nut that mount it to the body and retorqued them noise gone for a short time ...
1995 Hyundai Accent 1.5L transmission VIN: KMHVF14N2S
2 trans same condition i had a vehical i bought at the salvage sale that drove out fine took the trans out and installed it along with the pcm same problem it will shift from first to 3rd about 35mph and then it goes in to limp home 2nd snap on with aisean say...
1989 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L no power VIN: JM1FC3326K
Hey RX7 dudes. This turbo rx was parked for several years but the only thing it took to get it to run was a new tank and pump assembly. Also replaced fuel lines and filter w/ new plugs and wires. This thing starts perfect and runs great until the turbo spools ...
2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB35381
This miata is back with the MIL lamp on. The last time we cleared the code after replaceing the gas cap was 3 weeks ago. The code is the same P0455 large leak in the EVAP system. I checked the purge valve and the canister vent valve by manualy applying voltage... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap System Large leak)
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4A3AK34Y9V
hi everyone and thanks in advance for your time and assistance in my vehicle. well here we go, 97 ecplise 2.0 dohc non turbo installed head did valve job and a new timing belt. it runs good on the highway but take off is sluggish and idle is terrible and makes... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P1784, P0700
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L hard 1-2 shift VIN: 4A3AC84H01
trans shifts hard intermittently only on a 1-2 shift- also jerks real hard when shifting from nuetral to drive-nuetral to reverse is normal- anyone had this type of problem before?
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 2.4L ac compressor VIN: JA4LX41G33
Hello Ladies & Gents, checked the archives and found some help, but nothing has fixed me yet. This outlander will loose compressor operation mostly I think in the heat of the day. Compressor quits and ac light starts flashing. replace the heat switch or rpm sw...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D41
Hi Guys, This Sentra has me thinking..., thatís not always a good thing for me to be doing too much of! This car came in running rough at idle and hesitates and bogs down on acceleration. All 4 fuel injectors were measured for resistance and seemed good at ... Trouble codes: P0134 (HO2 Sensor 1 Bank1), P0154 (HO2 Sensor 1 Bank2)
1996 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L compressor VIN: JF1GF4858T
Hi Subaru folks, got a problem with this 96 impreza 2.2 compressor seemed to be bound up, would cause accessory belt to slow down (originally car came in w/ loose crank pulley bolt). replaced compressor/clutch with used one and same symptom occurs, its as if t...
1993 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L hard start cold VIN: JS3TD02V8P
this one is weird because it starts like the timing is way off cold but after warmup its pretty much normal its like it wants to run backwards on startup thanx in advance for any ideas
1992 Toyota Celica All Trac 2.0L No Start VIN: JT2ST88P4N
Help - This one is kicking my butt. Car came in not running in a month or so. Cranked real easy (too easy). Checked cam timing = ok, checked compression = was weak, got better as kept testing. Replaced old spark plugs, then tested ignition system = no spark. R...
1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, VIBRATION AT IDLE VIN: JT2SK12E6P
This camry has an annoying vibration in the steering wheel when hot (or warm) and only at idle in gear with car not moving. There are no codes. The engine is lean at hot idle, all other rpm ranges are ok. there is no noticable vibration at other rpm ranges. -...
1993 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L engine VIN: 4T1VK12E2P
Check complete engine including compression (150 psi) all cylinders. Check timing and timing belt- Loose but still aligned. Replaced belt. Check computer for codes- None. Check injectors- all show good spray pattern. Engine will start but will not pick up RPM'...
1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L timing belt VIN: JT3HN85R3V
I am looking for actual experience with timing belt life on this engine.Toyota doesn't list it as a maintenance item unless it's used under "special conditions".Please no opinions,Iv'e already got one,I'm looking for when, if ever, anyone has seen these fail.
2001 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L overdrive VIN: JT3HN87R61
vehicle came in with complaint of check engine light on, found code po755 for shift solenoid 2, removed solenoid to inspect and found it was working properly. removed and disassembled valvebody, nothing plugged up or sticking. vehicle also doesn't go into over...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1978 Honda Civic 1200 1.2L Vacuum routing VIN: SBA6038669
I want to thank everyone for their replies, iATN was a great help as always. I sent this one down the road with my home-made tee and I haven't heard any complaints(yet...). Thanks to David from California, I did call the emissions help line, and I think I have...
2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD18431
Thanks for all the help, and my apologies for the late 'fix' posting. But as we all know with EVAP MIL problems, it isn't fixed for about three full tanks of gas run through it, and about 50 drive cycles. And I hate reading fix postings that really aren't. So.... Trouble codes: P1456 (Leak in EVAP system near fuel tank).
1998 Kia Sephia 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB1217W
hi all, sorry for the fuzzy info, vss signal goes to the speedo and then from there to ecm and tcm. signal was very repititiuos and just looked like it was missing some of the pattern. like a bad sensor or drive/driven gear that was rythmically jumping. phil f... Trouble codes: P0501 (vss), P1624 (TSS CODES Ratio error codes in 234).
2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L trunk lock VIN: JTHBF30G02
Simply a matter of pulling out the back seat and getting the old coat hanger tool out of storage. Thanks to all the folks that took the time to help.
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA21DXS
Replaced comp. with used sim. computer because i could not find exact replacement,car runs great but service light is on(fuel temp sensor )wich car does not have.This is good enough for cust. because they really do not have the 650 dollars to purchase correct ...
2003 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L MIL Lamp on, PO340 VIN: JN1AZ34D93
thank you for the responces. mike, no i did not check fuel control or ignition system because i did not believe this was the problem area. two said check for aftermarket flywheel, we installed a aftermarket flywheel for this customer over 10000 miles ago,we al... Trouble codes: P0340, P0011, P0021 (ivt control solenoid).
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Steering VIN: 4S3BK4357T
ALignment helped but when the car is hot it still goes to the left according to the customer. He is scheduled to bring the car back in 2 weeks and I plan to recheck axles and transmission after I experience the pull condition. Thanks
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L pump VIN: 5TEGN92N42
Thanks for the replies. I finally installed a factory Toyota pump and reservoir and it fixed the problem.
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