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2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD18441
This is a used car I just looked over. Not experienced with MAP systems being a Nissan tech. Vehicle originally had low idle and almost complete stall at stops. Changed idle speed and now idles better. Vehicle then threw a rich code and fuel trims short and ... Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel system rich long term fuel trim), P0172 (fuel system rich)
2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8L No Start VIN: 2HGFA16526
Help!!! We have this honda with the 1.8 liter and the block was cracked. We just finished the installation and the vehicle will not start. The fuel pump relay (Blue one inside the vehicle) is ticking any time the key is on. The oil life display on the dash rea...
2007 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L v s a VIN: 5FNRL38817
Car came in with vsa light Tested for codes, P25-1 yar rate sensor P83-1 Communication Fault P104-1 Cluster sensor fault Just got job from another tech. Cluster sensor has been swaped with a knowen good unit. and VSA mod has been changed for new. Light still c...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L engine block VIN: KM8SC13D23
2003 Hyunda Santa Fe 2.7 arrives with power steering fluid leak. We confirm high pressure p/s hose is leaking (squirts out during steering rotations) and replace hose. Run check and road test-no leaks. When the tech pulled the car out for pu the following morn...
1998 Isuzu Bighorn 3.1L Starting VIN: UBS69GW728
Vehicle cranks but will not start. It has an OBD11 connector but my Snapon Solus nor my OTC Genisys will comunicate with the computer, because this vehicle is not ment for the US market. Right hand drive vehicle.It will start once in a while cold but after it ...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L engine control 2 fuse VIN: JN1CA31A3Y
Hi Guys im lost i have a 00 nissan maxima SE with a 3.0 it continually blows the engine control 2 fuse as soon as you put it in there is a dead short on the feed side of fusebox i traced the wire from the fusebox to the relay box its a white wire with a blue t...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L rattle VIN: 1N4AL11D53
This Altima has a noticeable rattle/knocking noise coming from the right side of the vehicle. Cannot be duplicated by pushing up and down on the car, must be driven 10-30 mph. Very noticeable when hitting bumps on the rh side of the road. We have used a steelm...
2003 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L camshaft VIN: JN8AZ08W63
hi everyone,i'm hoping for some nissan techs to be reading this post.this one came in as a no start-cranks ok problem.the problem we have narrowed it down to is that the front camshaft on the rear bank is not moving along with the rest of the valve train but i...
2007 Suzuki Forenza 2.0L tpms light VIN: KL5JD56Z27
Guest stated TPMS light would blink upon start up for about 10 minutes then stay on steady-which indicated fault in system. Diagnosed 1 sensor not in communication with TPMS tool.Replaced sensor now light on steady.Cannot find service information on reset.Trie...
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHH20V43
Vehicle requires repair for state inspection and I don't want to replace the cat and find out there is some other problem triggering these codes. I am suspicious because the diagnostic information in Alldata - supposedly right from Toyota - mentions that the A... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst eff below threshhold bank 1), P0430 (same - bank 2)
2005 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TETX22NX5
I have a 2005 Toyota Tacoma, 2.7 engine that came in with codes P43E, P43F, P2401, P2402, P2419. We found a tech bullitin EG025-06 and we replaced the canister twice. When using a smoke machine and closing the vent solonoid it only partially closes and smoke s... Trouble codes: P043E, P043F, P2401 (p2402-), P2402 (p2419-), P2419

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2000 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: KLAJC52Z1Y
Looks like the faulty ignition relay was the problem. Thanks guys!!
1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1854X
Sorry it took so long. Tried everything except what a lot new would fix the Problem. I had to put in new injectors and the car went away (sadly with a large bill) any one know a good aftermarket injector for this car. I may go that way next time. Thanks again ...
2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L 1-2, 2-3 shifts VIN: 2HKRL1857Y
Hello, well all said it was in the transmission, all were right. Joe and Don nailed the precise failure, clutch lining coming apart on the 2nd clutch resulting in too much clutch pack clearance and poor clutch grab. Most everyone said get a factory rebuilt...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: KNDJB6236Y
Fellow Techs; Many thanks to all, the problem was in the factory crimp,wiring harness connection along the fuel injector rail area, removed the upper plenum for good access, just got an update from the owner and all is well,Thank You for the replies, and keep ...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L abs module VIN: WBADS54348
Sorry for the delay in closing this. I finally got the info from the shop that had the vehicle, It seems that the problem is in the ABS module. It turns out that, as was suggested. a gentle smack with a hammer cleared the problem and its been OK for a couple o...
2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor Limited 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 4A4MN41S25
thanks guys, steve and jason you were right! drivers shaft needed to be remove then was able to remove transfer. thanks again, ron
2000 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L Instrument panel VIN: JN8AR07Y8Y
Upon direction from Paul of Identifix Asian team, found ignition relay in under-dash fuse box was faulty. Tapping on the relay caused instrument panel lights to go on/off. Replaced relay. Thanks to Brady [...] for his quick response. Happy Labor Day!
2001 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 3N1BB51D91
Thanks to all who replied. we did put this one to the back burner for a while so sorry for the delay in posting a fix. We found the issue was in the tps. we replaced the tps and adjusted it properly. the surge is gone. the issue only seemed to happen at 2% thr... Trouble codes: P0172 (rich), P0171 (lean).
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09X23
Ast turned out I did not have a bad replacement throttle body , I figured that out Before they sent out a replacement! , I put the replacement one back on , Turns out it was leaking a small amount of air between the intake manifold and t b As for the relearn P... Trouble codes: P1122.
2006 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 5N1AR18W36
I received 7 help responds to the possible future failure of the trans cooler in the radiator, some said to replace radiator and some said to install after marker cooler to trans. I talked to some nissan parts and service departments. They said replace radia...
1999 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L cooling fans VIN: 4T3ZF13C1X
Customer has not brought vehicle back to our shop. Thanks to all that replied. Problem is very intermittant so I guess we will give the customer the option of "throwing" some parts at it like fan relay (s) ect.
1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L high idle
As most said 1400 to 1500 rpm on cold startup is normal. I compared IAC % against a couple other toyo's and all were very similar. As I understand it this is a dumb system, it doesn't watch rpm and then adjust signal to the IAC. The mechanical portion of the...
2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Clutch VIN: 4T1BF22K2Y
I installed a factory clutch, pressure plate and bearing. The car returned to its original condition. The clutch had to held to the floor to engage into gear and the clutch would engage at about an inch off of the floor. We tried reverse bleeding with a phoen...
2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L MIL Lamp on
after digging more into engine performance found plugged egr. tube could not beleive because engine was runnig great and had no other codes thanks for all your help Trouble codes: P0420.
2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4L driveshaft has ringing sound when you let off gas VIN: 5TBRN34171
Good evening fellow techs, I have waited for a period of time after giving the vehicle back to the customer before i closed this post just to make sure that it was fixd. After spending a lot of time looking at the driveshaft, rear, transmission, I decided to ...
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