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1995 Honda Passport EX 3.2L limp home VIN: 4SCY58V1S4
tell you the truth i dont have much experience with these vehicals but here goes .you can drive 150 miles without it acting up and sometimes it takes ten the transmission light comes on and it seems like it goes into limp home and the moter is sluggish i realy...
1996 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMRA1863T
Replaced worn out engine with low mileage engine. After installation idle is sometimes eratic with high vibration. It sounds like intermittant "missing" on one or more cylinders. Customer says condition was not present with old engine. It seems to happen about...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Eng. VIN: JNRDRO9Y81
This is the same as a niss. pathfinder eng. or so i"m told. The cust.drove it in overheating. Yes drove it in. Frist i tryed a therm. Also i changed the oil & filter no water in oil. No smoke from tail pipe Eng. is not skiping. Changed cracked belts. Still Ove...
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJR7230X
This Sportage came in 2 weeks ago for codes p0135 and p0141. I replaced the o2's. Customer came back 2 days later with same codes. After reading a few help requests here at iATN, I ordered a new set of o2's from the dealer. While waiting for the parts I procee... Trouble codes: P0135 (Heater circuit malfuntion B1S1), P0141
2002 Kia Optima SE 2.4L timing belt VIN: KNAGD12652
Good evening Gentlemn, Customer had there fine 2002 Optima towed to the shop beacause it quit on the road. A quick inspection revealed a broken timing belt. According to Alldata this is an intereference engine. We performed a leak down test and the reuslts in...
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3534X
Vehicle came in with mil lamp on p0402. EGR Excessive flow. After researching a bulletin in alldata and reading a 5 year old post on IATN I decided to pull the Plenum (surge tank) and examine the egr passages. Yes they were carboned up. I cleaned them out wit... Trouble codes: P0402
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM1BJ22531
car came to shop with erratic idle problem, also when in gear with foot on brake engine will stall. found engine codes listed above. performed system tests on related cicuits as per mitchell 1. no opens or shorts found in maf, iat, or egr electrical circuits f... Trouble codes: P0102 (maf circuit low input), P0113 (iat circuit high input), P0300 (random misfire detected), P0401 (insufficient egr flow detected)
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21DOT
hello to all members this nissan will not pass ct emissions with the ses light on,there is not much info on this code,i have used the stanard plus tech line and they can not help me,the moduleis in the trunk left quarter panel along with a dropping resistor,th... Trouble codes: 1220 (fuel pump control module circut)
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NGDD26S5Y
The Vehicle came in with a Code 32 and no driveability concerns.. Our first attempt to fix this vehicle we replaced the EGR-Back Pressure Transducer and the EGR control Valve Solenoid; we also performed a fuel injection cleaning. Vehicle left only to come back... Trouble codes: 32 (egr system failure nissan code), P0400 (egr system failure obd ii code)
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L instrument cluster VIN: 1N6DD26S8Y
Thanks in advance for your time...The affected area is the instrument cluster. After 20 min. of driving only when ambient temp. is over 80 F., all gauges and warning lights go blank as well as the odometer. The last thing to fade is indeed the odometer. When t...
1983 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L hard start hot VIN: JT2MX62W0D
installed rebuilt engine,with all new injectors,cold start injector,before instalation car started and ran fine,after instalation of rebuilt engine,car has long crank to start,hot,even after sitting outside all,will crank for 5-6 seconds and then fire up,runs ...
1991 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L ignition timing VIN: JT4RN81P8M
problem with checking the timing. it at 31 degree btdc.jump terminals at the conector, no rpm changes or check engine light stay on.jump wires connector at the back of the computer,still no changes.this problem happen when engine is warm only or during smog in...
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L shifting VIN: JTEHH20V02
This vehicle came in for a transmission filter change on customers request. Filter was changed and fluid topped off. Fuild was very dark. Test drove vehicle and everything seemed good. Two days later vehicle came back in with complaints of harsh shifting. Drov...
2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L ft. diff. rh seal cover VIN: JTEEP21A34
Hello to all, I have no if very little info to repair this one(love mitchell 1) its leaking atf from a small hole (weep hole?) at the rh ft. axle seal housing on the ft. diff. not the seal itself but out the hole. When we pulled the fill plug about a qt of atf...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L timing belt VIN: 1HGCG5657W
Hello all, Solution found. It was the aftermarket belt. I decided to reinstall the old belt to verify my techs claim that it was loose too, fancy that it wasnt. Although both belts had the same number of teeth, the aftermarket belt was longer. Tooth spacing ...
1995 Hyundai Accent 1.5L transmission VIN: KMHVF14N2S
yes it was a bad tps switch tanks for all the help
1998 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4F4YR12C5W
Thanks all for the confirmation of my 'hunch'. I did finally go ahead and replace the MAF and problem solved. I still can't point my finger as to what was actually wrong with it - but something was. Truck runs great now. Thanks again. Dwayne
1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Power VIN: 4A3AA46G4X
Thanks again to IATN members, Everyone, including me, knew it was a timing issue - so I dove back in head first even though my crank & cam marks were still lined up. I pulled the crank pulley & lower cover off - what did I see? The shudder blade for the crank ...
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 2.4L ac compressor VIN: JA4LX41G33
OK Guy's, the car is fixed. Sorry it took this long to post, but wanted to make sure the ac stayed working.It was very hard to give data because it was so intermintant. Finally was able to se that power& ground was avalible when the clutch went inop.Clutch coi...
2003 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L relay VIN: JN1AZ34E23
The fuel door relay was just beside the evap case, to the left and above it. Still very hard to get to but there. No need to pull the center dash gauges. I received one reply from Kelly in California. He was dead on. He stated usually the fuel door problem is ...
2000 Suzuki Swift GA 1.3L Low Beab Headlights VIN: 252AB21H7Y
The fix was the connector for the combination switch. I think the pins where the two halves of the connector mate together must have been spread apart, causing high resistance right there at the connector, which is why the connector was burnt and melted. I bas...
2003 Suzuki Vitara 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2S3TE52V73
Well a couple of you hit it right on the head, we finally got it to act up, poured a cup of ice cold water on the cam sensor in the back of the cylinder head and it cranked right up. Put new cam sensor assy in and it runs great. It was heat soaking and loosing... Trouble codes: P0420.
1989 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Diesels, Runs On VIN: JT5VN94T0K
Just want to say thanks to all who responded to this request. The vehicle was successfully repaired, but I wanted to wait a week to ensure no problems or comebacks before posting this. The vehicle had a leaking cold start injector causing excess fuel to be sto...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4T1BG22K1V
The fix was redoing the valve adjustment. Which three of you reminded to check. Always remember to check the basics. For some reason I forgot that. I also did a compression check afterwards and found all four cyl. to be in good shape. Thanks for the HELP custo...
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