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Open Help Requests for Asian
Help Request Answers
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L Stall VIN: JT8UZ30C9N
Help all Lexus Techs!! This Lexus will start and stall hot- looses fuel pressure. Will run if the fp/ b+ pins are jumped in the diagnostic box. We have between 2.5 and 5 volts on the red/ green wire at the fuel pump ecu, ground at the fuel pump ecu is good and...
1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE 1.3L No Start, Wet Plugs VIN: JM1FB3329F
Cranks but does not start. Within two seconds of cranking the sparks become fuel fouled (soaking wet). Car has sat for the last four years. Drained fuel and replenished. Cylinder compression is all within specifications. Excellent spark. Removed fuel rail inje...
1992 Mazda Miata 1.6L coolant VIN: JM1NA3517N
Any mazda techs out there, this one came into us because they were smelling coolant. On the back side of the motor, in the most screwed up place possible, there was a rubber cap(like the ones on radiators) that had busted and was pouring coolant all over the p...
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L head lights VIN: JM1BK343X4
Ok guys this is my 2nd help request in 2 weeks. I hope this one works out as well as the last. The responses were great! Any way this is a strange one. Customer states that out of nowhere headlights were on and wont go off. We verified this today. Wont go off ...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L tcc VIN: JN8DR09Y32
Customer states that after a WOT acceleration MIL illuminated with P0740 DTC. Harness integrity has been checked and re-checked, all good. Provided supplemental ground from battery to trans case. Solenoid pack has been replaced as has the TCM. There is constan...
2004 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Line Pressure VIN: JN8AZ08W34
This 2004 Murano came in w/ intermittent vibration upon accel. Whole car would vibe, in particular the front end. Scanned ECM/TCM, found p0746 PSI cntrl sol A function, P1700, CVT control unit malfunction. Cleared, test drove, re scanned, found P0746 and p1700...
1997 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BD6757V
Thanks in advance. vehicle starts ok, but then misses (more n cyl 1 & 4 yet no miss fire codes). Oil was full of gas, changed oil and filter. MAP readings beleivable for altitude, MAF readings in the 3 grams per sec range at idle. depending on quality at idle.... Trouble codes: P0341
2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L Wheel Speed Sensor VIN: 4S3BL67665
We got this one fixed, but it appears this is the first failure of this type on iATN and IdentiFix, so I wanted to post it up to help anyone who might need it in the future. This 05 Legacy GT came in with the MIL lamp illuminated (P0500), ABS light illuminate...
2003 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 2.7L Unknown VIN: JS3TX92V93
fUN fUN fUN 03 Suzuki XL7, was pulled behind a motorhome for 2 block with the trans case in 2x4. Customer noticed and stoped, put transcase in new. Now there is a noist heard on slight excell or maintaining speed. (The sound is behind you) A tick or click noie...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L noise VIN: JT3VN39W0R
cust is hearing gurgeling sound from heater on accel. i test drove and verified noise, i checked radiator leval and it was full, i press tested system for leaks, i air lifted cooling system to make sure no air is trapped, i checked heater control valve it does...
1997 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HM84R9V
Hi and thanks in advance.This one has me stumped. Ive done evey thing i could think of twice and some things three times.Vehicle has spark fuel and compression.Scan data is normal.Fuel pressure normal.New plugs and wires.New injector. Runs smoother at higher r... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P0301 (CYL 1 misfire)
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K9Y
Code po340 cam sensor circuit keeps popping on I have replaced the cam sensor and checked the timing and it is perfect. I have tested all I know but cant seem to find the problem. I checked the teeth on the crank sensor and they all look fine. I have scoped th... Trouble codes: P0340
2002 Toyota Echo 1.5L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDAT12332
Car came into your shop with a poor running, heavy miss and CEL on, only codes was for PO302, test #2 coil - no spark, driver signal was there so we replaced that coil and all spark plugs for preventive maintenance, Car came back with in two weeks with chuggin... Trouble codes: P0302, P1305 (2 Feed back signal missing)

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
1998 Honda Prelude Type SH 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMBB615XW
we found that if we heated the ecm with a heat gun the car started we then checked our icm output signal and it was stronger than before. We let it cool off and no spark checked icm output signal it was not quite dropping to 0volts.Bad ecm,we researched some r...
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L dirvers sliding door VIN: 2HKRL18601
yes indeed i had two of these come in in the same week and both were fixed by cleaning the contacts and pulling the two main door fuses. the two fuses one in the main block under the hood right side and the other in a small two fuse block on the left side. b...
1990 Isuzu Trooper S 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JACCH58E0L
Well, I checked the the intake system for leaks prior to my post,as any mass air equipped system will perform poorly w/ leaks. spark plugs were brand new NGK's. Customer in formed me that it had new mass air, t/p ,coolant temp,o2 ,plugs, wires, cap and rotor i...
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L battery VIN: JTJHF1OUOZ
The problem was very inconsistant. Spoke with customer about on going diagnostic fees and she decided to take the vehicle as is. I heard back from the customer earlier this week and she hasnt had any problems since. Unfortunatly I can't say i fixed the vehicle...
1996 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Stall VIN: JM1BB1412T
Hey guys, finally got it. After scratching my head and reading what you all had to say. I reviewed everything again, and again, and had another tech in the shop do the same. Neither of us could definitively find the problem. We did however notice a little r...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L a/c contols VIN: 1YVHP80C83
I fixed the car by relacing the manual control head. This is the lower one with Temp,Blower speed, and Mode control dials. I had first replaced the center control panel circuit board that the radio bolts to but there was no change.. One reply suggested that m...
1996 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N6SD16S3T
Seems the distributor was the problem. We had installed a reman from a local supplier. went back with an OE and solved the problem. Thanks to all who replied. Good work. Hank
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L heating VIN: JN1DA31D32
thanks for all the help but i could not fix the car still dose not heat at idle tried air lift jacked up front car still lower heater hose cool at idle hot as can be when you give it gas
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AA06B74
The cust never brought it back to me everyone agreed to replace the gas cap but that didnt fix it either. If he ever brings it back I will update the post thanks for your input. Trouble codes: P0442.
1993 Toyota Camry 3.0L No Start VIN: J2TVK12E3P
The problem turned out to be a faulty ground connection (PCM circuits E01 & E02 - ground location EB) on top of the rear valve cover, buried underneath the upper intake plenum. The wire terminal eyelets fit into the plastic harness loom cover, and a nut secure...
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L turn signal VIN: 4TAUN41B6S
Thanks for help with this problem.most reply with problem with junction box at left kick panel.I pull junction box out and open box up had some water and green arge in it. Order box and call winshield company to come out to reseal front winshield. Thanks a lot...
2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Timing belt area VIN: JT2BF22K9Y
Thanks for all the help to everyone who replied to my help request. After a few days of lookin at all the components and cleaning all the parts, the vehicle left without a engine noise Is been a few months and, and the the engine is noise free. Thanks ag...
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