Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for March 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
1998 Honda Prelude 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBB6147W
Cylinder #1 hardly contributing to overall RPM. Recent tune-up this past winter. Good plugs,wires,rotor, etc. excellent compression on all 4 cylinders (180-200 psi). Swapped spark plugs #1 & #2 and misfire stays at #1.T ried new set of NGK plugs and misfire st... Trouble codes: P0301
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L fuel smell VIN: 1HGCG5641W
need some honda techs ,keep getting code for leak in fuel tank sytem p1456 ,alldata states gas cap ,or two way valve ,change cap and o-rings for two way valve,code comes back in 20 miles and smell of fuel ,any other help for this would be appreciated ,also a n... Trouble codes: P1456, P0401
2006 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Piston VIN: RLHFD26376
Could any once met that symptom. Please advise me the probable cause. Thank a lot.
1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L No Start VIN: KMHJF24M7W
This car has been in multiple shops for a no start when freezing or below,has good cranking speed and good spark,but no fuel pressure.After multiple tries and extended crank times it will eventually fire up.After it does it starts fine for the rest of the day.
2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L harmonic balancer
Evening everyone. What I have here is a 2006 Mazda3 with 397 miles. It recently had an oil change at mile 380 at a local quick-lube type oil change facility. It made it 17 miles before, according to the Enterprize Rental driver, it rattled really loud then die...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L monitor not ready VIN: JN1CA21D0T
This Maxima has not run all monitors for emission test. It has a history code PO105 for map/baro circuit. Since cleared, there is no more code and has been driven for more than 400 miles, all monitors are done except EGR, CAT, and O2 monitors are still pending...
1997 Nissan TERRANO 3.2L fan blade VIN: RR50-00595
Hi all We have replaced a water pump in this vehicle and have been told that the fan blade is fitted incorrectly. The blade can go either way but does it matter? The fan will pull either way so shuold not effect cooling. Can anyone tell me which way is the co...
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD21S5Y
Hello fellow IATN members, I have a 2000 Nissan Frontier thats giving me a bit of a head scratcher. This trouble started about six months ago. This is my brothers vehicle and I know he maintains it well and it runs very well. Started with SES light on then off... Trouble codes: P0400
1986 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: 1MWC06918G
Have this camper/truck in from out of town. Died on the road. I have checked fuel pressure and ignition. Both are good. Checked for fuel injector pulse and didn't have any! After testing we replaced the ignitor with no change. Checked all wiring from PCM to Ig...
1989 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN01P8K
brother's truck. he drove it through a puddle last week and it died immediately. sat 3 days and found 15a efi fuse blown. he replaced it and drove it home (after the 3 day wait). takes it out "mudding" and hits another puddle. dies immediately. 15a efi fuse bl...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Shift Flare VIN: 4T1GK12E9S
To all Toyota techs, I recently put a SL solenoid in this car because it had a P0770 and P0773 codes with the MIL light on. After replacing the solenoid the car does not have anymore codes and it goes into overdrive. My problem now is that when it is cold and...
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4TAUN53B7S
I need some help on a toyota, I towed the truck in for a died when driving with no restart. Found coil was fryed, replaced coil,the truck ran but poor so customer oked tune up due to 182k on oe plugs, wires, cap, rotor and fuel filter!!! Now i have a miss on a...
2005 Toyota Tundra 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 5TELU42N52
Customer report vehicle getting about 14 mpg, suppose to be getting 16-18 mpg. We had replaced spark plug and recommend a MAF due to the fact he has an high flow filter. After replacment vehicle runs slightly better but lwo fuel milage. No check engine light, ...
2006 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L engine VIN: 5TELU42N46
Hello from Indiana fellow techs! This truck is at the Toyota Dealership. My Customer/friend has taken it there because it was running sluggish. After a weeks time, they informed him that is has digested some form of sand into the drivers side intake plenium. T...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
1996 Lexus SC300 3.0L Coolant temp gauge VIN: JT8CD32Z4T
This vehicle has not shown up agian.. I'm going to Assume (i have no reason to doubt) Reply #5 form the lexus tech working on it is correct. Thank you all very much..
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JN1CA21DXX
Sorry for the delay on this one. I have been out of the shop for a couple of weeks but I can say for certain that this car is fixed. I have to thank Wade, James, and Rick because you guys hit the nail on the head with coil problems. I had been swapping out one...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Temp Guage VIN: 1N4DL01D2Y
Thanks for very helpful info. It seems there were two problems. First, the pig tail (Johnny [...] mentioned) was definitely loose. We (another fellow tech) grounded the temp gauge and was and is fully functional. Second, I ohmed the existing temp switch (.85...
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L Charging VIN: 4S3BH66522
Sorry for the long time in closing. In fact letting it close automaticly wasn't a good idea either, but I don't really have any answers. Most of the responces I got were answered in my origional post. Dean from NY did bring up one particular item about how ...
2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L Hub Bearing VIN: 4S3BP67645
Replies were a little mixed, but the consensus is this is a hub/bearing that bolts in (much like a Jeep front hub-bearing). The part is ordered (National 512293). I will update if I encounter anything unusual in this job. Thanks for the advice. Barry
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX Sport 1.8L abs VIN: JS3TD21V7V
thanks for all that responded. i do not have a tech 2 ,or axcess, but thanks for comfirming the need for one when pulling abs codes. i always want to go the extra mile for the customer, and figured it was worth the time asking and it was.
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR18E1X
Turns out it was a crank sensor, Thanks Lloyd. Although it showed a good pattern, I took the leap as this was the only thing in my mind left that would cut off the spark and fuel. I think I will take this as, go with my gut as I figured this was it in the beg... Trouble codes: P1310.
2000 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L Chassis VIN: 5TBBT4817Y
Thanks to all who responded. I removed the driveshaft, had plenty of lubricant and moved freely, but I cleaned and relubricated. Vehicle seemed to improve with driving and customer is happy!
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next