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2001 Acura MDX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD18291
This is the fifth 2000 or newer vehicle I've seen with a P0420 code after replacing stock converter with a remanufactured converter. All converters replaced have had good emissions numbers as in this one which happens to be a ULEV. Prior solutions to the low e... Trouble codes: P0420 (Low catalyst efficiency)
2001 Honda Accord LX 2.3L srs system VIN: 1HGCG56491
hello everyone.we replaced the clockspring on this vehicle because the horn didn't work and the srs light was on (Code 1-1).now we are trying to erase the code for the srs and all-data says you need a special jumper wire to do this,and only the dealer has it h...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Misfire VIN: JN1DA31D82
Hi, Have a doosy here, vehicle is a 2002 Nissan Maxima 3.5. Have no spark on cylinder #1. There is no pulse to coil. Checked continuity from coil to computer on signal wire - 0 ohms. Visually checked reluctor rings on camshafts. Checked ring on torque converte... Trouble codes: P0301
1999 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Stall VIN: JF1GF4356X
Hello there. I've got this subaru here that starts then dies about 5 sec later. Scanned system and only got a knock sensor malfunction code whitch I guess has been there for awhile. Noticed that while watching the air flow it did not show any air flow. I unplu...
2002 Subaru Forester 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JF1SF65572
Customer came in complaining of hesitation, uneven idle, intermittent loss of power. Road tested vehicle everything ran great, no hesitation or loss of power. Check for codes none found, however when watching datasteam on OTC Genysis noticed I would lose data ...
2005 Suzuki XL-7 LX 2.7L #5 Cylinder VIN: R243FF35CD
OK we are really scratching our heads on this one!? We have good compresion on all cylinders and good spark on all cylinders fuel and injector pulse aswell we arnt to familar with these motors or cars but the car runs pretty consitanly with a miss and sets a p...
1985 Toyota MR2 GT 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT2AW15C1F
Thank you in advance. This MR2 has an erratic idle problem. Sometimes it will idle at 900 rpm, sometimes at 1500 rpm and occasionally it will surge between the two. The surge usually happens after cruising for a while and coming to a stop.It starts and drives ...
1987 Toyota Tercel STD 1.5L no power cold VIN: JT2EL31GXH
Hi All: This one has been dropped on me from another shop. It bogs at cold accel for about 5 min until it warms. Timing is bang on, secondary is good. Compression good. It acts like not enough "choke" or an egr slightly open when cold. It will idle fine but if...
1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo 2.0L shift points are high VIN: JT2SW22N4M
On test drive car would not shift. On inspection plastic speedo gear was gone. Replaced speedo gear and replaced oil seal ring on intermediate shaft. Fluid was dark but not burnt. All clutches looked good. vss sensor putting out square wave. solinoids all clic...
1995 Toyota Corolla 1.6L timing belt VIN: 1NXAE048XS
never had this problem with timing belt installation before. car came in on hook aug 05 with 132000 miles. broke timing belt. replaced belt with gates belt. tensioner pulley smooth and spring at proper length. may 7th 2007 car came back on hook. now has 156000...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K5X
The custoner states some time after the car accident repairs the ses light came on and stays on. She took car back to bodyshop. They said there work was done properly and the damage was not into the filler neck, tank or the undercarrage. Owner takes car to ano... Trouble codes: P0446 (EVAP vent system problem)
2001 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Unknown VIN: KHKDJ90WGJ
hi fello toyota techs : this vehicle came to our shop with a blue smoking problem.This is a diesel motor that would start and send out a very rich blue smoke then the vehicle while diving would send out some black smoke then idle rough and cut out, the vehicl...
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L steering VIN: JTEGH20V73
Hello all have a real night mare. 03 toyota rav four the car came in with both rack bellows full of fluid customer has been adding fluid for some time also added honda fluid? replaced the rack , problem still there no p/s when the fluid gets warm, Replaced the...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
1998 Acura TL 3.2L ignition lock VIN: JH4UA3645W
Justin and David nailed this one. I got too technical right off the bat, but we learned about the system in the process. it appears to be somewhat of a common problem for the lock assembly to dry up without periodic lubrication and not allow the removal of the...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2HKRL1864Y
Thanks to all for your professionalism and help. After many hours following the leads provided by IATN members as well as recommendations by Jasper, it has been concluded that the unit Jasper sent us has an internal defect. They are sending a new one and payin...
1996 Infiniti J30 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall, WHITE SMOKE VIN: JNKAY2109T
Well seems that after 3 different Napa brand mass air flow sensors a dealer part did the trick!!!Car runs great now THANKS to all that replied Trouble codes: P0100 (mass/volum air flow A circut).
2001 Lexus GS430 4.3L No Start VIN: JT8BL69S31
Thanks for the replies. I took all your advise, and my final conclusion was that one or more of the injectors were leaking down. Roberts idea of pulling the fuel pump relay to kill the motor when hot, and seeing if the problem was gone, gave the best results, ...
1996 Mazda Miata 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NA3530T
Needless to say if you have a scope PLEASE use it. On this particular case it did not show up on the scope because the coil was arcing internally causing spikes to the computer which we did find with the low amp probe on the power wire to the coils. I believe ...
2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L compressor VIN: 1N4DLO1D3Y
yes it was 1.5 lb not 1.5 oz my error. i recieved 4 help mail & i did do what was said. bottom line i could not fix the car the right way but i did ad an extra relay to power the a/c clutch. a/c blows cold. thank you 2 all for the help.
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L power windows VIN: 1N4AL11E03
Used reset button to let the window memorize where the up position is. Thanks to David [...]
2002 Suzuki XL-7 2.7L Front differential VIN: JS3TX92VX2
The fix was fairly simple. I pulled the differential out and initially didn't see much wrong with it. When I looked closely at the gears I could see a strange wear pattern. I then sent it to a differential shop for a possible rebuild but it turned out a remanu...
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