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2003 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L none VIN: SHSRD78883
This car has been in on 3 occaisions for a intermintant humming noise. It is louder in side car than outside. Not affected by ac,rpm,blower,power steering,we suspect trans.It does have the related TSB relating to the mount but that is a unrelated noise. When i...
2003 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Shift interlock VIN: 5FNRL18943
Hello IATN members, I have a 2003 Honda Odyssey and the shifter will not move out of park. I just replaced the heater core in this van and I had to remove the dash along with most the wiring harness. Once I got it all back together I noticed the shifter would ...
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Cam timing VIN: KMHDN46D74
Timing belt broke bent intake valves. had valves replaced but I think the chain part of this is not lined up correctely. Picture in alldata leads me to think the mark on the exhaust cam goes outside the colored link while intake tooth is in middle of it's link...
2005 Infiniti FX35 3.5L Starting VIN: JNRAS08U75
OK, this is a bit lengthy. This one came into the shop on a hook yesterday. Battery dead with a no start condition. Customer advised that vehicle keeps melting the coils. I pulled up the TSB regarding blistered coils due to poor grounding. Before even attempti...
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JP8PF2808X
this car came into shop with code p1300 igniter circuit malfunction and after replacing crank and cam position sensors problem still exists we have also replaced all ignition coils with no results car runs fine at idle but misses under load, but no missfires c... Trouble codes: P1300 (igniter circuit malfunction)
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JM3LW28G6Y
vehicle returned in two days with random missfire w/poor idle quality.we found bank 1 rich lt trim -15 and bank 2 lean lt trim +15.after smoke test egr,iac and intake were leaking vacumn.replaced above and resealed intake with no improvement.we have checked ev... Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire)
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L High backpressure VIN: 4F2YU09111
I'm hoping someone has run into this before and can shed some light on a difficult problem. When the vehicle originally came in, the egr valve had a hole in the side of it. We found that this was due to excessive backpressure. The convertor on bank 1 had come ... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire), P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire)
2001 Mitsubishi Galant GTZ 3.0L pedal
Intermittently the brake pedal will go the the floor as if the brakes had been done and the pedal was not "pumped up". It has happened multiple times usually not more than 2x daily since the front rotors and pads were replaced and the rear brakes were complete...
1999 Nissan Quest SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4N2XN11T0X
I am at a lost with this Quest. It has a rough idle almost as if Egr was flowing slightly. I found one similar post from a 2005 but it was never fixed. Here is where I'm confused. The alpha (fuel trim) is running around 83-90% which means it is subtracting fue... Trouble codes: P0325
2005 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L lights VIN: 1N6BAO6A25
customer states when she walked outside all external lights were flashing and instrument panel lights and warning indicators were flashing, she drove the car home when she got home turned key off truck was still running! she put the key back in turned to the r...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L cel & fans VIN: 4S3BG6859V
This car came to me from the local high school autoshop. It had already been to three other shops before that.The problem is, that when the key is turned to the on position, or when it is running the CEL flashes rapidly and the cooling fans keep cycling on and...
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1DG70644
this car came from subaru and they said it had drilled out injectors(-- thats right.. wow.. what a joke. this thing runs rough and stalls when coming back to an idle, but the intake cam code bothers me. customer says he hasnt had a timing belt done recently. j... Trouble codes: P0011 (Over advanced intake cam B1), P0301 (misfire 1), P0303 (misfire 3)
2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L cooling fans VIN: JT2BG22K71
Customer came in with coolant leaking, saw that upper portion of RAD. was cracked need to replace simple right... Car came back today with a overheat problem no leaks(cooling system checked)...saw fans inop, reaplced fan switch and still no fan...unplugged the...
2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L transfer case VIN: JNEBU17R24
4wd inop... 4wd green & amber lights flash when engaging switch to 4 high ... 4wd inop... no noise from acuator at transfer case , book says transfer case must be removed to replace acuator...??? thanks in advance...shawn

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Cruise control VIN: 1HGCG2253X
Thanks to all that wrote me back. I am embarrassed to say that a vacuum hose had come off the engine on the drivers side. We must have knocked it off when we pulled the engine cover. I have no idea why the trans would downshift under certain circumstances when...
2000 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG165XY
Thank for all the info.The fix was the updated regulator and pcm.Had the computer flashed to accept keys.Customer has had the vehicle for 2 weeks So far so good.Works great.Thanks again iatn! Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306.
1996 Lexus GS300 3.0L none VIN: JT8BD42SXT
well want to thank every one for the advice of getting a used tranmission because its hard to build and you would need special tools.so thats what i did and now the cust is gone.thank you.
2001 Mitsubishi Galant GTZ 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3AA46H11
sorry for the delay had to wait for cutomer to cough the money for a new original part donot thrust standar idle air valve for this model i got burnt with this one got 3 different parts that look like oem but the plunger is alittle different && this makes the ...
1994 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Converter lock up VIN: JN1HJ01F2R
The problem was not an electrical one as we suspected a bad solenoid keeping the torque converter locked up. The problem was the transmission was wearing and metal in the fluid was causing valves to hang up. We installed a rebuilt transmission, torque conver...
2000 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Alarm System VIN: JN1CA31D5Y
thanks to all that replied, the problem came out to be the remote control. remove the battery to the remote and all is well. electrical does not act up anymore. replace it with a new remote and reprogram it. thanks again.
2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 1N6DD26S91
My sincere thanks to all who replied and tried to help. The EGR ports in the intake for each cylinder were choked for all except No.2 cylinder. To clear the ports for each cylinder, Nissan has provided a plug at each intake on the right side of the engine. ... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cyl 2 misfire).
2005 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6BA07A35
thanks to all it was the ipdm.what a piece of junk,put one in it and all is well...for now.thanks again for the help.
1995 Other Asian EX200-5 4.0L Alignment
If the seals are starting to fail on the rotary manifold it will work fine when cold and oil is thick then when warmed up the oil is thinner and starts to bypass the seals causing the machine to track to one side. I have not repaired this machine and have to ...
1995 Subaru SVX L 3.3L charging VIN: JF1CX3238R
Alright folks...THE FIX IS IN! After checking and rechecking my voltage drops on the power and ground circuits for the 4th time, I noticed a significant amount of voltage being dropped on the ground side. I re-ohmed the battery ground at that point and resist...
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L 1st VIN: 4TANL42N5T
What I expected but good to have others who are experts confirm. Thanks to Sherman, Jerry, and Mark. All said replace kick down cable. I verified by disconnecting cable at throttle body but car still would not shift out of first. After input from iatn members,...
2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR32E93
Almost everyone suggested replacing with OEM cat. We replaced the cat with another after market cat wqhith the understanding from our supplier if the code repeated ,they would refund our cost.Cust has been in the car with no problems so far.If we see car back ... Trouble codes: P0420.
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