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1996 Acura TL 3.2L abs lite VIN: JH4UA3641T
abs motor runs pereiodacally,lite comes on ,code 13.. high pressure leak...how do you fill the resiovoir for the abs? there are lots of tsbs for these but no info.
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1HGCB765XL
vehicle belongs to buddy of mine #2 cylinder had oil on top of piston figured valve seals were leaking down so i pulled the head. All but 4 valves were burnt to almost nothing had head rebuilt and put it back on started car and it was still burning oil figured...
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCD5660V
hi honda tech, i have had this car with vibration problem at idle in gear. vibration felt at steering wheel. the problem gets worse when the A/C turns on. i have checked for misfire and there is no code. everything works fine other than the vibration. no loss...
2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: KMHWF2552Y
Hello hyundai techs This car came in running very poorly put scanner on and got misfire code and running lean code.I changed plugs and wires and fuel filter. Now the scanner says no codes .Still running poorly. When cold wont idle at all you have to pat the g...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A2Y
WE have this Infiniti here that exhibited all the symptoms of a bad MAF sensor. We installed an updated one with housing from Nissan. We definitely improved the MAF gms/sec readings and the car runs better but now it is obviously rich. My question is, does the... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174
1993 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JACDH58W2P
is anyone familiar with the egr vac passage in this 3.2 i have very little vac at plenum idling with egr off. i soaked passage and probed it with a wire. not much change.i'm trying to give the customer an estimate on cleaning it out but not sure how far i'll h...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8UF11E9M
Hey guys, Ive got this Lexus that came from a smog only shop with high nox. I wish i had the print out but the customer kept it. I know the cos and hcs were very good, what didnt pass was the Nox. Id say about 400 or so above max on both speeds. All function t...
1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JMIBC1411V
Need help IATN!! Car keeps setting PO420. Normally off highway, after 1/2 hour drive and when back at city speeds. Replaced convertor (good used) orginally when tested oxygen sensors reading equal front & rear and found cracked manifold (replaced w/new). Code... Trouble codes: 420 (Catalytist efficiency)
1996 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MR41H9T
please help, a vehicle came in intially with codes po115, coolant temp sensor. po170 fuel malfunction #1, and po161 o2 sensor heater circuit bank 2 sensor 2 - I replaced the coolant temp and o2 sensor. these codes have not returned. the po170 has been back, fo... Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel trim malfuntion bank 1)
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC54L3Y
Hi, sure can use your help. Read & performed all tests recommended in IATN knowlege base for code P0400. Tested egr solenoid & egr valve - both good. Lost vacuum supply to EGR solenoid. There is an aftermarket air intake tube that someone replaced. Can this ca... Trouble codes: P0400
2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.8L FT. Differential VIN: JA4NW51S13
On occasions it sounds like the Ft. axel or Lt. Ft. hub is trying to engage. Clicking/Ratcheting sound. Just before you come up to a stop it sounds like it either fully engages or disengages. I don't think this vehicle has Ft. hubs that lock though. The only t...
1992 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L bushings VIN: JT2VK12F7N
hi guys i am looking to find raer spindle bushings and bolts for this car.the dealer says the parts are no longer avalible i have heard the trailing arm bushings are the same .can anyone verify this or tell me where i can locate aftermarket one .thanks john
2000 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 2T1FF28PY9
Customer bought a 2000 Toyota Solara convertable at auction. The vehicle was purchased without a key but is equipped with an engine immobilizer system. Customer wants to use engine and electronics in another vehicle. No help from Toyota because vehicle was pur...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
1998 Acura TL 3.2L p.s steering pump VIN: JH4UA3648W
well we got it, I had checked the reservor and had even cleaned it and watched fluid run through it. But it would not allow enough fluid to flow after 1-2 minutes, We removed the reservor filled it and watched the fluid flow and stop flowing for several minute...
1998 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L cv joint VIN: JHLRD2847W
Thanks to all who replied. The inner c/v joint (drivers side) had noticable play. Replaced shaft with Honda part. Also changed trans fluid with Honda fluid. So far problem is fixed. I never would have guessed this one. IATN is great!!!
1993 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L No Start VIN: WXP7901053
turns out tensioners were gone between cams timing was off compression was high due to delayed exhuast cam timing not easy fix or to look at marks on gears but its fixed now
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JTHBF30G92
This one is fixed, thanks to Stinson Martin, chief Lexus tech at Franklin Automotive in Birmingham, who had an identical experience. The fix was to clean the throttle. Apparently, the electronic throttle unit had been compensating all along for a dirty throttl...
1989 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L transmission reverse VIN: JM3LV5228K
Thanks for all the help everyone, while I was hoping it was something that could be easily remedied all the replies had one common theme, the problem was deep in the trans and with me not having any experience with rebuilding transmissions I chose to go with a...
1992 Mazda MX-3 1.8L compressor VIN: JM1EC4321N
Defective clutch coil. Only off idle. What a curve ball thanks guys. Appreciate it.
1990 Mitsubishi Montero 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4GTJ3156
It's been a while since I open this help request but the costumer don't wanted to buy a new ECM but finally he found one. we replace the computer and vehicle started but with a rough idle. WE made a tune-up and now is running pretty well thanks to all of you.
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D71
Well guys 2 of you hit it on the head. The mass air was the problem after all. Turns out the pump was not at all bad as it tested but was working at the correct pressure according to a local nissan tech.Thank you for all the replies.
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GN86R7X
The owner did not want to pay for mas air flow , but did return my call and after 400 miles light is still off,maybe cleaning worked. thanks Ed Trouble codes: P0171.
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