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2000 Acura EL 1.6L Alarm VIN: 2HHMB4573Y
Car came in orginally in November for alarm going off at night for no reason. Found alarm module was faulty. Replaced. Alarm went off once or twice in the next month or so, but not as frequently. Now for the last week, happening alot more frequently. We cann...
2002 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L No Start VIN: 2HNYD18602
I have a crank no start problem with this ACURA MDX,it has no codes,no spark or injector pulse,rpm signal and fuses are ok,pgm-fi relay tests ok.I feel like I'm missing something,I've read about the immobilizer light flashing causing this but I have no green l...
1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1HGCA563XJ
vehicle came in for crank/no start . checked spark and is good at coil but weaker at plugs.checked fuel for contaminents ok also good flow and volume at carb.checked cap and rotor no visual signs also checked timing belt timing ok and performed compression tes...
1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L idle VIN: 1HGEJ1128S
i bought this car.when engine is cold right after start up engine idle surges up and down for about 1 min. after that it idles at about 1500 rpm for about 1 min. then after 1 more minute it idles at about 500 rpm.has anyone seen this before.
1997 Honda Civic DX 1.6L manual trans VIN: 1HGEJ6129V
First time customer. Trans has a grinding noise in neutral with clutch released. Push clutch in, noise gone. Let clutch up slowly, noise present as soon as trans starts to spin. Noise is bad. Can hear while driving. I suspect internal bearing problems. Fluid i...
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S62
car orig came in for broke timing belt. after the belt was replaced it ran fine until picked up by owner who said it stalled and would not restart after it warmed up. car was towed in and after initial diagnosis it was determined to have a bad cmp po340. we re... Trouble codes: P0340
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L ps pump/rack VIN: J1SUF11ECM
Another Lexus with p/s problems. I originally saw this car several months ago, it had a leaking rack. An aftermarket p/s pump had been installed by another shop. I replaced the rack with an aftermarket unit, which leaked worse than the one I took out, so I ins...
1994 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Stall VIN: 1YVGE22D7R
car runs good,will stall at idle or cruse,starts right back up,will run good over an hour then stalls, starts right back up can run all day ok,fuel presure allways good,the stall is "fast" we have one shot to fix this, an help apprisiated
1997 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Surge, Stall VIN: JM1TA2223V
This car runs fine for a week and then while accel. uphill the TCS light comes on and it won't hardly accelerate and it surges at low speed like a rev limiter taking over. It's fine at idle. There are no codes referring to this Traction control light and I hav...
1991 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JN8HD18Y7M
intermittent rough run wont run bad long enough to test anything
2006 Nissan Xterra X 4.0L No Start VIN: 5N1AN08W96
Vehicle was towed in. Clutch was bad. My tech replaced the clutch. After clutch replacement engine cranks but won't start. I double checked my techs work and everything was put back correctly. No spark or injector pulse. Check for codes. No codes found. Have B...
1993 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L No Start VIN: JT4VN13D8P
hi im losing igt volt signal from ecm to the igniter. most of the time no start cold/hot but few times a day can start and stays running. im using alldata from library for info until next week. i checked for signal out of the computer directly when started i t...
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L high idle only cold VIN: 4T1BG22K61
hello fellow techs i am having a bad case of stump the chump and loosing. this camry has a problem with high idle on cold start up between 1800 & 2000 rpm. after about 2 minutes the idle stabilizes at 700 rpm. car run great no codes or driveability complaints....

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2001 Acura CL Premium 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UYA42441
A big hearty thank you to everyone who responded and all the wonderful suggestions.Turned out that all of the exhaust valves were way too tight but only 3 cylinders were identifying misfires.After adjustment the vehicle ran somewhat better,and after an extensi... Trouble codes: P0303 (misfire cyl 3), P0305 (misfire cyl 5), P0306 (misfire cyl 6), P0300 (random cyl misfire).
2005 Acura TL 3.2L low beam VIN: 19UUA66275
many good replies stated that inverter failures are common, and are covered under warranty.had customer check w/acura regarding this, and it was indeed covered.thanks for the help.
2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L starter VIN: 1XMHFU45D9
Although I got good sound tips for this problem which I explored the simple things to look at. Grounds and relays it is so intermitant that the problem did not occur long enough for any real diagnosis. I do believe it is something to do with the burglar alar...
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L transmission VIN: KNDJA7238X
3 out of 6 replies said this is normal.1 said change fluid and filter.1 said hard seals in tranny. 1 said ground wire at battery. I checked wire (ok).Called person that owned car previsely and they were told by dealer that its normal.thanks for all the help.
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Shifter
I have disconnected the shifter cable at the transmission to put it in N. Am now able to push it into parking area. The main consensus was as above, another, removing the consul . However it turned out easier to remove the over center clips on the air ...
2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BH68671
Thank you for your help we did a master oil pressure test on it and discoveredlow oil pressure. We inspected the oil pump and the oring was damaged as suggested on IATN we replaced it reassembled vehicle engine noise was gone and oil pressure was normal. Thank...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K3X
Thanks for all the help, you guys are great. It turned out to be clogged ports in the throttle body. Corrosion from setting for so long I guess. Those tiny holes were plugged good. Thanks again Bill Trouble codes: P0401.
2000 Toyota Tundra 4.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: STBBT4413Y
We checked with dealer and a few other sources and the vehicles fuel economy is a little below average but normal.Two other customers have same vehicle and around same fuel economy.Thanks for all your help and information.
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2T1BR12E9Y
To Gary, Jimmy, Brian, and Dave. You all were right on. A new MAF sensor took care of the problem. Thank you very much for your assistance. Saved again by the talents of IATN. Jack
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGF21A32
I want thanks all who help out with your replies, I had let another tech post his problem child on here. The fix was the time belt. It was just a tooth off. when he would put the pulley on (back pulley) the teeth were up. and when he would turn the crank by ha... Trouble codes: P1346, P1351.
2004 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDY38T14
This car is fixed but not quiet like the factory would have.I installed an o2 bung in the exhaust directly below the flange and installed a 5/8" nipple with silicone hose and all is well for the high flying used car lot.This car was purchased at the auction so... Trouble codes: P2441.
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