Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for August 26, 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
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Moniter not ready VIN: 1HGCD5635T
Hi every one. This car is in my shop after being around alots of shops. failed the CA smog check due to OBDII moniters not ready. As cutomer states he been driving this car since it failed ( miles when car fails test 129096 and now 131659 ). This car has two c...
2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L vibration VIN: JHMES96623
Vehicle shutters when accelerating from a stop. Happens every time and feels like it in the rear of vehicle. Shutter can be described as like a transmission sprag is bad. Customer had vehicle ima battery replaced when problem was first noticed. Was not sure wh...
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L range display VIN: JT8BH28F3W
Hello all, thank you for taking the time to read this. We have a 1998 lexus LS400 that last week we replaced a bad starter on. The job went smooth with no problems and went out the door . This week the customer has returned saying that everthing is fine except...
1984 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JN1HZ16S6E
This vehicle has been blowing the ecm at least once a year untill it got to my shop. I changed the ecm beacause the injectors were on, full power, and the engine was locked due to fuel accumulated in the cylinder. I Opened the spark plugs and spind the motor, ...
1996 Nissan 200SX 1.6L readiness failed VIN: 1N4AB42DXT
This car came in for readiness monitors not ready. We replaced the 02 sensors, because they were very slow. The customer had a new convertor replaced. I have driven the drive trace on the rack and tried around town and highway, but still egr not ready, cat not...
1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16Y2V
Cust complained of check eng light.Scanned sys and pull code P1130 swirl control circuit,After following all vac lines,to many to list have vac and power and ground at swirl control solonoid and at actuator assy and can watch actuator and linkage all work prop... Trouble codes: P1130 (Swirl control circuit)
1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N6SD11S1V
Customer complaint is poor fuel economy and rough idle. I did an ignition tune- new wires(Beldon), cap and rotor(Echlin), and had Champion plugs, so I put NGK O.E.(4435), checked fuel and air filter(OK), has no codes, and watched data with Snap On Solus Pro.EC...
1990 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L Surge, Stall VIN: JT2VV22W8L
This car runs perfectly fine. The problem is when you put it in neutral or park,the rpm's will bog down and sometimes the car will stall. If it doesnt die the rpm's will surge. Put it in drive or reverse and the rpm's go back to normal.No dip in rpm's,no surgi...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: J234567891
Hello All; We have a 1995 4Runner with a 3.0. The customer complaint, which we have verified, concerns a delayed start after a hot soak. The vehicle starts normally when cold. After the vehicle reaches operating temperature and is shut off for approximately 10...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L no power VIN: 4TAWM72N1W
this truck has very poor acceleration,esp in 2nd to 5th gear we removed jet computer,installed factory,have changed airflow meter to known good unit,has new toyota tps.fuel pressure good,no codes,removed cat drove with test pipe-no better.reinstalled cat.fuel ...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L fails due to codes VIN: JT2BG22KOX
I dont have alot of info on this vehicle The prndl will light both P and N at the same time, but not all the time also the brake lamp light out warning light comes on once and a while. with no bulbs out. I smoked the evap system using perge port hose, plugged ... Trouble codes: 1780 (park neutral switch fuction), 446 (evap control system vent control)
2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TZA22C55S
hellow all got a problem here withb this sienna it came in with a speed sensor code. hooked factory scan tool and test drove vehicle, scan tool showed no vehicle speed, although the speedo reads correctly. flow chart shows to check signal from speedo head to e... Trouble codes: P5001
2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on, Limp mode VIN: 5TBDT44116
Customer had dead battery. He jumped it. First he reversed the cables. Whoops! Small spark. Then he switched it proper and it started after a few minutes of charging off another vehicle. This blew the alternator's 50amp fuse, so it didn't charge itself until t... Trouble codes: P2118 (Throttle Actuator Control Motor)

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
1993 Honda Civic CX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEH235XP
Vehicle is fixed. As some of you pointed out, there were only two solutions: replace the underhood wiring harness and the harness going to the ECM, or rewire just the portion going to the ECM for the four wire oxygen sensor. At this point, I figured the rewire... Trouble codes: 41 (Heated Oxygen Sensor Circuit).
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5547W
customer took vehicle and has not return . had several good replies but have not hadthe chance to repair the vehicle . some said o2 sensor , fuel pump or filter . thanks for some good replies . Trouble codes: P0171.
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L harmonic VIN: 1HGES26741
turned out to be a total vibration due to the damper being not balanced replaced now is good
1999 Hyundai Bering 638CID Mechanical VIN: KMFHB47A4Y
Thank you for all the replies i talked to customer about removing trans again and they declined so we will wait till he comes back thank you again for the replies
2004 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D04
Thanks much for the help, a couple of responses hit the nail on the head. I found it eaisier to change from the top and had to push in the green tab under tension while tugging at the wires. The old sensor was leaking oil into the wire connector. Per advice I ... Trouble codes: P0355.
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAUN73C8S
Thanks for the replies. The problem ended up being the distributor. I sensor signal was bouncing around. The new sensor signal is steady and the truck runs great. Trouble codes: P0336 (Crank sensor A performance), P0340 (Cam sensor).
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next