Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for January 10, 2008
International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) - Members Only
(Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.)
Vehicle Owners: If you are seeking an automotive repair professional to service your vehicle, visit the iATN Repair Shop Finder.

Open Help Requests for Asian
Help Request Answers
1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Unknown VIN: JHLRD1842V
This vehicle has a clicking noise coming from what sounds like the left front only under acceleration . It won't make the noise when brake torquing the vehicle or when free running up on the hoist it has to be under a load , also the noise become less or compl...
1997 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Charging VIN: 4F6CM58VOV
Hi all. This 1997 Passport is a vehicle we sold about a year ago. It arrived with a dead battery, and no charging from the alternator. It is a fairly stock vehicle, the only modification being an aftermarket stereo. I checked the wiring to the alternator and c...
2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Front Locking Axle VIN: 4S6DM58W81
Hey Guys, This Passport is almost always reluctant to switch from 4 wheel drive to 2 wheel drive. (Flashing 4X4 indicator on dash). Occasionally, it takes it's own sweet time about switching from 2 wheel drive to 4 wheel drive. When I pick it up on the lift, ...
2001 Honda Civic DX 1.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2HGES163X1
customer came in complaining about civic cutting out and dies within 3 seconds for no apparent reason, at first (few days ago) he thought it was b/c of no fuel, he filled it up and started fine, this morning he dropped the car off with same symptoms, started f...
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L engine VIN: 1HGES16552
has whinning noise toward front of engine,removed all belts and noise still there. it was time for timing belt maintenence, replaced belt,tensioner and water pump,no change in noise has noise hot or cold, notices it more during lower rpm, used stethoscope and ...
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Misfire VIN: KMHDNA45D5
car was towed in , another shop replaced coil pack. I lab scoped coils #2 & #3 firing fine, #1 & #4 no spark scope shows 12v with lines trying to fire. I ohmed coil looks fine .I pulled computer harness same signals at computer pins 4 & 5, I scoped cramk & cam... Trouble codes: P0301
2004 Hyundai Accent 1.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C73
I have a 04 Accent with a cold no start condition. The car with always start with a strong jump. The battery is good, even tried a new one. If the car has not been started and has NO jump, there is no spark. The motor cranks fine. with a strong jump(200 amp ch...
2007 Hyundai Accent SE 1.6L speedometer VIN: KMHCN35C57
Hi Hyundai Techs I bought this vehical with front end damage,Front clip,head lite assembles,hood,fender,spindle,rim,rad & windshild.All replaced and ready for paint.Now I fine out the speedometer does not work.I assume it worked before the car hit the power po...
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A91
got this infiniti with rear o2 sensor codes for high voltage.found tsb for the problem but the ecm # dosent match so here i am. checked the data from the ecu this morning on both rear o2 sensors and when cold after start up the right rear sensor was reading 2.... Trouble codes: P0140, P0160
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L door locks VIN: JNKCV54E83
Thanks everyone ! I've got an '03 G35 coupe that will lock it's doors intermittantly. It doesn't matter if it's parked or cruising. I'm hoping someone has seen this before cause I suspect this could get interesting.As a side note - the CD player is displaying ...
1994 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L key/tumbler VIN: 1YVGE22D8R
This good customer now needs a new key and tumbler nodata tells me .8hrs, but no procedure after 2 hrs it seems there are little rivits holding it in. They can only be drilled out by removing assembly before doing this I want to make sure this is right and if ...
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L no spark, no fuel VIN: 1YVGF22L8W
car came in with no start, checked for spark and had none checked power at coil, had power checked for signal from crank and had signal, checked ground at computer and all were good. boss said to replace parts any way still have old parts to put back on when c...
2001 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AY26C11
customer complained of mil on. retrieved code p0507. performed pin-point tests for this code, performed voltage drop on all circuits from the pcm to the iac valve. all results pointed to a faulty iac valve assembly. removed and replaced the iac valve, cleared ... Trouble codes: P0507
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Accessories VIN: 1N4BU31F6P
car had recent ignition switch replacement for lock cylinder concerns. the current problem is that the accessory relay wont shut off. with key off and ignition switch disconnected i still have power to radio, wipers and clock for sure. pulling relays on inside...
1995 Nissan Sentra 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB41D4S
vehicle came in on the hook, the customer says she was driving down the road and it died,we checked timing chain, ok, we changed the plugs,cap,roto,wires. we have spark. we have 40# fuel pressure,koeo, 32 when cranking. we have checked firing and the plugs fir...
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L multiple VIN: 5N1BV28U54
The only units that can stay alive with the battery off are the BCM, Cluster and the IPDM/ER (intelligent power distribution module / engine room). If connector E121 is unplugged from the IPDM/ER the draw goes away after 2-3 seconds, this connector contains th...
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3N1CB51D74
Help Please. Vehicle Came Back to us w/high idle & Code PO128(Thermostat) Replace Thermostat per Nissan Dealer (Many problems with these thermostat(Dealer replaces (2) per week Seems to resolve code 128. Went to alldata & found procedure to reprogram to set id... Trouble codes: P0128, P0507
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4S3BG6854T
looking for subaru guru. car came in for oil leak, crank seal actually fell out.when i first started the car it ran horrible for a few moments skipping, not taking gas well and falling on its face then straightened out and ran well. replaced timing belt and al... Trouble codes: P0325, P0420
2003 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L shift VIN: 4S3BH63553
this legacy came in with leaking head gaskets. my tech removed the engine, replaced the head gaskets, and reinstalled the engine. now it will not shift at all (i think it's in 3rd gear), the "at oil temp" light flashes, the mil is on, and it has two trans code...
2005 Subaru Outback i 2.5L Unknown VIN: 4S4BP61C75
Thank you all in advance for any help. Customer brought this car to me after he had been to the dealer with a clunking noise that i believe is coming from the right front of the vehicle. This noise occures as follows:Slightly up hill moderatly sharp right hand...
1984 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Mechanical VIN: JT4RN70D2G
Help Toyota/ brake techs!! This truck came in with a brake pedal fading to the floor at stops. we replaced the master cylinder, rear brake shoes and wheel cylinders due to leaks/wear. after bleeding the system the pedal is very soft.We rechecked our work, made...
1992 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L power steering pump VIN: JT4VN13D7N
The vehicle came in a few weeks ago for a power steering pump leak. The guy didnt want to go to the dealer because of the high price. I got a reman pump from car quest and put it on. The guy came back about two weeks later saying it was leaking again. I had CQ...
1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L flex plate/flywheel VIN: JT3HN87R7X
flex plate replaed 2 times allready. we have done this job 2 times allready and it back for another one, anyone know what might be happening with this unit. did one at 145,000 miles, then one at 165,000 miles now it has 210,000 miles and needs one again. we ch...
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBBT4419Y
dead mis cyl. 8 has constant misfire. changed bad fuel injector did fuel system clean, swapped plugs and coil pack with no change. Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L Timing/Valve train VIN: JTDDY32TXY
Car makes rattling sound mainly at idle, from upper engine (not a rod knock). Does not sound like a ticking valvetrain noise. Sounds like loose timing chain slapping cover, or tech believes it could be in the valve shafts or extra roller rockers for the v-tech...
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L speedometer VIN: JTEGH20V81
Vehicle came in with the speedo inop. Check for fault codes PO500 vehicle speed. On the test drive the ECU is seeing vehicle speed. Also the cruise does work. If we unplug the cluster the fault does not return. Checking the wiring diagram we do have signal int...
2003 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L abs/vsc VIN: 5TDZT34A93
Vehicle came in with a ABS/VSC lights on. Tested faults with Mastertech and retrieved C1203 & C1231. Attempted to perform Zero point calibration and the Yaw sensor zero's out but I cannot get the steering angle sensor to zero on a road test. The steering angle...
2003 Toyota Tacoma S-Runner 3.4L Heater Controls VIN: 5TEWN72N13
I have this 2003 Tacoma that has the bulbs out that illuminates the heater controls. I have removed bulbs but can't locate them and dealer can not find a listing on them. Does anyone know of a supplier for these or have a good known part number for bulbs.

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
1999 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2XN11T6X
We replaced the down stream O2 sensor with an OEM, that was the winner. The aftermarket O2 sensor didn't work, light {CEL] would come back on within two drive cycles. Thanks for the help. Bob Trouble codes: P0141 (rear o2 sensor malf. B1S2).
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01A1Y
The fix was the computer.Although when we sent to the dealer to have the security reprogrammed,They told my boss it wasnt fixed and they charged 300.00 to convince my boss it was a bad ground.Now I'm being doubted on other cars. I did voltage drops on every gr... Trouble codes: P0550, P0446, P0464, P1490, P1650.
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JF1GD29672
Do you ever wake up at night and just know what to look for?! This vehicle was missing a ground wire that I was used to seeing on other subbys. The one that goes from the tranny to the bulk head.(A clutch had been installed previous to our encounter) But wait!...
1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L long crank time
My customer has not returned the vehicle for further diagnostics. At the time I asked for help, I had returned the vehicle to them, they had called & said they still experienced long crank times. After I intalled the fuel pressure regulator I was unable to rec...
2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEBU14R94
Well it's fixed & running fine. It turns out that the new immobilizer ECU was defective right out of the box, man I hate that. The old saying holds true: "Just because it's new doesn't mean it's good, it just means it's never been used before". Many thanks ... Trouble codes: B2799 (ECM/Immobilizer communication).
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next