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2000 Acura Integra LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC4459Y
This vehicle came in with a P0304 (cylinder #4 misfire). Vehicle was not misfiring but freeze frame data shows it whiel driving. With the current mileage we replaced the spark plugs, ignition wires, cap and rotor. Cleared the code and started the vehicle to fi... Trouble codes: P0304
2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L slight shudder VIN: JH4KA9651Y
Hello fellow techs, I have an Acura here with a slight idle poblem, we all know how smooth these things idle, this one doesnt seem to want to. Customer complains since timing belt, engine idles and runs rough, am able to duplicate slight idle surge up to appro...
1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Engine VIN: JNKNG01DXR
Vehicle had bent connecting rod. We repaired and after reassembly have what appears to be a out of balance problem. There is some question as to the proper intallation of the front pulley\balancer. What is the proper method of lining up the balancer assy.? It ...
1997 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: QJNGRKI445
has clogged egr passageways but also has knock swnsor code. I know i dont have to pull intake to clean tubes etc. but the knock code could be a sensor. if i clean the egr might the knock code disappear. or should i just pull the intake as the the knock coede c...
1995 Kia Sephia RS 1.6L wipers VIN: KNAFA121OS
Hello techs. This is a second post for this car. The last post yielded 3 replys. One mentioned the motor possibly shorting internaly. Another talked about the combination switch being faulty. The third one mentioned something about the module being bad(there w...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L oil pump VIN: KNDJA72321
vehicle came in to shop on tow truck for crank no start- scanned- retrieved po342 cam sensor- installed new cam sensor-would still not start- sounded like a vehicle that was out of time- pulled timing cover found exhaust cam timing off 90 degrees- adjusted to ...
2002 Kia Rio 1.5L turn signals
well this fine peice of korean engineering belongs to a raltive of mine and i dont know where to start, the dash clock flashes from bright to dim when the turn signals are on and headlights are off(drl's on) with headlights on no flashing... also there is a bu...
2003 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L crankshaft balancer bolt
im replacing the timing belt on this thing and made a fixture to hold the harmonic balancer from turning but still cannot break bolt loose.i dont wanna get too crazy with a breaker bar yet untill i know exactly which way to go.alldata dont say.thanks!!!
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L instrument cluster VIN: JT8UF11EXM
vehicle has no tach and no speedo. odometer also not working. through scanner you can read vehicle speed as well engine rpm. in testing flow chart under meters, gauges and illuminations, you are instructed to remove connector c from cluster to check c10 for co...
2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L compressor VIN: JTHBF30G33
fully charged system buttons blinking checked for codes has #21 and #24 21 is for solar sensor and 24 has no discription in mitchell car was here 2 weeks ago disconected and reconnected battery then compressor came on but cycled really fast at idle but off idl...
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22161
hello fellow techs and thanks for any advice. i have a 01 mazada millineum in our shop now and it dose not like to leave us alone. when this car first came in it would not idle and was leaking gas from the fuel tank. we rerouted and replace vacuum hoses and re... Trouble codes: 45 (right front wheel speed sensor), 24 (left front air bag)
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L 4x4 indicator lamp VIN: JA4MT31H4Y
4x4 indicator lite keeps coming on and blinking. Have also replaced the lamp control module. If we try to bypass the lite the ABS lamp will come on. we have replaced all switches on trans. All trans functions work good-4x2 hi,4x4 lo, and 4x4 hi. Any help appre...
1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1N6SD11S5V
This truck came in with a poor idle, lack of power, and intermittent stall. It had a very loose timing chain and bad wires. Both were replaced and now it runs much better, exept for the intermittent stall and inconsistent idle. I reset the fuel trim with the s...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1CA31A11
the vehicle will not idle,changed idle control valve from dealer and same promblem occurs. no ck engine light on.
1987 Subaru GL 1.8L timing belts VIN: JP1AN43B7H
i just want to know how can i set the timing belts again. i would like to see a diagram in order to set the timing and the dist.
1991 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Steering Box VIN: JT4VN13DXM
Please help. We've hit a dead end. This Toy originally came in with a leaking steering system. We replaced the pump and box. Came back several months later with a complaint of hard steer to the right. There's a lack of power assist for just a second and then y...
1991 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT2ST87N7M
Hello fellow techs. I have a feeling I may be missing something obvious but I just can't figure it out. This vehicle idles poorly, rough and surges with a lack of power. Feed the motor some carb cleaner and it comes back to life. Tested the fuel delivery in sh...
1995 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, hard start
This is my wifes car. we are the original owners. she has been complaining that after driving a while and it is good and warmed up (at least 10 miles) she will shut it off for 10-15 minutes and when she starts it the engine will barely run and if she doesn't r...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L engine VIN: JT3VN39W3S
Now I have oil coming from under the AC compressor but cant actually see exactly where its from. With out lots of tear down I am trying to figure out if its a front cover leak (?). I havent found much on this engine and was hoping the Toyota techs might give m...
1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L No Start VIN: JT3GN86R3W
Customer dropped this 4-Runner off at my front door w/a note stating that it ran rough for a moment and that the Chk Engine light illuminated briefly. I quickly scanned for codes in the ECM. (PO306 MISFIRE DETECTED CYL# 6). Since the engine had the original sp... Trouble codes: P0306
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V1W
map sensor readings at idle and 2500rpm-no load are a -22 to-23(neg22 to neg23)and -17.5 inHg under load. af ft b1 reads -100% always.af sensor readings are 3.15v most of the time. fuel trim is st=20 and lt=40 under load. no air leaks found with smoke machine.... Trouble codes: 171 (lean)

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, idle surge VIN: 1HGEM21931
Thanks to all that took the time to reply to my help request. Karim from California the idle relearn proceedure was very helpfull. It turned out that the new idle air valve we received from our local Honda dealer was incorrectly ordered for a automatic and n... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle air control malfunction).
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L No Start VIN: KMHCG45C91
This car had to wait while I took care of some family buisness. It seems we had not 1 but 2 out of the box CPS sensors that were intermitant in there operation. We would get a signal for several seconds but then loose it. We did not see this at first because w...
2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L flexplate VIN: JACDJ58X0Y
Hello, Thanks for all the GREAT input from all the iATN members who responded to my help request. The overwhelming consensus was to do with missing alignment dowel(s). This was the case, one of the engine to transmission hollow dowels was missing. I'm 100% s...
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Stall VIN: KNADC12321
i have access to a snap-on vantage pro, modis, sun 450 scope, vetronix mastertech scope, and vetronix scanner. i had all of these hooked up to the vehicle in different areas of the car. that's what baffeled me because all of the correct signal's (cam, crank, i...
2004 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L brake pads VIN: KNDUP13164
Thanks for all the help. I ended up putting new pads on and resurfacing the rotors. I adjusted the rears pretty tight. I checked the brake hoses for collapsing and checked the brake fluid for water contamination and checked the rear proportioning valve. All we...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJGF10U41
Hey guys, sorry so long for the closure. Vehicle came back last week for further diagnosis. The vehicle has been driven about 500mi since we last cleared, with no codes stored... I thought that was a little odd. Anyway, everyone was thinking maf or faulty a/f ... Trouble codes: P0174 (lean oxygen sensor bank-2 sensor-1).
2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L A/C Light VIN: JTHBF30G83
Thanks to all who replied! I pulled codes 21 & 24 as Craig said they would set due to sun load indoors. Codes can be pulled through the A/C controller by pressing the auto and recirculate buttons at the same time then turning on the ign.The monitor will flash ...
2004 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 6MMAP67P24
At first glance when I opened the filler door I smell gas fumes. I did not see smoke out of the filler cap and the cap tested ok with the test pump but I replaced it anyway. The customer needed the car so I didn't have a chance to run the monitor and he's repo... Trouble codes: P00, 442 (small evap leak detected).
1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31D8T
thanks for the help. common replies were faulty injectors and distributors, also checking for vacuum leaks at manifold gasket. after replacing pcm and rerouting new wire from injector to pcm i was stuck, we where for sure losing trigger at pcm. when i switched... Trouble codes: P0301.
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Solenoids VIN: 4S3BG6858X
This Subaru is finally fixed. I want to thank you all for your reply's, and for reading the book i wrote for my help request. I can't begin to explain the pain i have suffered with time consumed into this odd and crazy one, but i promise its worth reading on t...
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