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1998 Acura CL 2.3L Starting VIN: 19UYA3152W
Hello gang. Can someone tell me where the starter cut relay is on this car? Cannot seem to find. Alldata & mitchell says right of steering column but cannot locate. Says it is near EFI relay-(located efi relay) but no starter cut relay??? Any and all help woul...
1998 Honda Odyssey LX 2.3L Horn VIN: JHMRA386XW
We have this Odyssey that the horn will work without the key in the ignition. As soon as the engine is started the horn does not work. Have checked all grounds and power circiuts and all are okay. As soon as the key is removed from the ignition switch the horn...
2001 Honda Accord LX 3.0L all shift points VIN: 1HGCG16441
Thanks in advance for any help. I have this 01 Accord V6 with trans codes P0730, P0740, and P0780. I have cleared the codes to try and get one to come back but have been able to. The transmission flairs between shifts and has a harsh down shift when it is kick...
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF35F0Y
Hello everyone. I have here a problem child!! The car came to me from another shop, they already changed the injector, plugs (with NGK) wires, intake gasket, TPS, and the coil pack. The car still misses. What happens is when it is cold it misses hard on accel,... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 Miss-fire)
2005 Infiniti G35 X 3.5L pass airbag VIN: JNKCV51F45
My mechanic checked this car for a local dealer,He had a code of B1018 that the seat occupant sensor has failed.The recliner was not working as well,and he recommended replacing the seat and curing two issues.However,the recling issue is now no longer a proble...
2008 Infiniti G35 X 3.5L reset VIN: JNKBV61F18
infiniti guys need help, hopefully a simple request, i fix german cars for a living. i changed the oil for a customer on this car and cannot get the oil filter and oil service lights to reset, read the owners manual and checked alldata, neither instructions we...
2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Oil Pressure VIN: KNDUP13113
customer noticed oil leaking so he stopped @ dealership. dealer replaced cam seal (had fallen out). customer drove away but after a few miles the oil light came on. he took it back to dealer and was told that he needed a new engine. he towed the vehicle to me....
1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JA3XD64B9M
This car won't idle when it's cold and in gear/under any sort of load. As soon as it's put into gear, steering wheel lock or AC/DEF on it will die. In addition to the tests listed I've found a good p/s pressure switch, PFC solenoid, Baro reads 4.01v @ less tha...
1996 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L Driveline VIN: H8TJ008312
Customer brought car to us for vibration at highway speeds. 90km/h and higher. If vehicle is put in 4wheel drive while driving vibration is worse and occurs sooner.(80km/h) Put car on hoist and spun wheels. Found Left rear caliper seized. Also noticed play in ...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A01
Hi everyone, this car has been messing with me for awhile now. originally it came in with a no idle condition, start and stall. I did some testing and research and found it very common that the iac and ecms go out together on these. I ordered a new iac, and ha... Trouble codes: P0505
2000 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: JN8AR07S7Y
Fellow IATNians, I got one here that is truly frustrating me and my customer. Vehicle was towed to my shop on the refferal of a customer. This truck would hardly idle, backfiring, and would barely pull itself in the shop. It stalled halfway across the shop flo...
2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1344423334
this nissan pathfinder fuel gauge moves very slow or wants to stay on e after replacing fuel level sensor please help. i replaced the fuel level sensor because the gauge wasnt moving and then after replacing sensor put 5 gallon fuel in and gage didnt come back...
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1N4AL21EX8
Please help this is the boss's wife's car it has a surge in it after it feels like it shifts kind of feels like a over active egr valve like you're driving into a head wind , to me it feels like the trans shifts to early and lugging the engine the only thing i...
2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L lights VIN: 4T1BF28B82
This vehicle has a slight surge/pulse mostly in the dome light, some times you can see it in the headlights. Vehicle starts and runs fine! Surge is rpm related, Quits with alt disconected!!! Tried shop batt charger and still did not occur as long as alt is unh...
2003 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L hard to fill gastank VIN: 5TEVL52N13
We have this tacoma in our shop that will not take gas, Intermitently when you try to put gas into the truck the gas pump will shut off or spit gas out of the filler neck. The customer has tried different gas pump,gas stations. We were finally able to duplicat...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2000 Acura Integra LS 1.8L TCC Apply VIN: JH4DB7653Y
After hooking up a test box that i made in the 80's before you could buy one. The lock up system is controlled by two solenoids and one is for full lock up and one is partial lock up. The problem turned out to be the computer was working fine and only asking f...
2003 Acura MDX 3.5L PCM communication VIN: 2HNYD18673
We all learn from each diagnosis we do. My lesson here is that the cost of finding some individual problems can exced the value of the vehicle even if it is worth $10,000 or more. Something in the wiring harness or another component takes out the PCM before th...
1997 Honda Civic HX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ7122V
We returned the vehicle to the driver at the end of the day, and as of this time the trouble codes have not returned. With that in hand, I can only surmise that a stray piece of carbon may have lodged itself in the valve temporarily or some other such problem... Trouble codes: P0401, P1491.
2002 Kia Rio 1.5L rear VIN: KNADC12372
Thanks for all of your help, we replaced the bearings again.Packed bearings and set with correct preload,we will get back to you in 3 months or 3000 miles... Neal
2004 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L evap codes VIN: KNDUP13104
Finally got the vehicle back in the shop. Checked the voltage at the fuel tank pressure sensor key on engine off and gas cap removed so as to have no pressure in the fuel tank. Voltage should read between 2 and 3 volts found that the voltage was reading .67 vo... Trouble codes: P0446.
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA2101S
For some reason the only scanner that would communicate with this vehicle was an old red brick with asian cartridge even thought the Modis and Mentor had the asian software as well. Any way after retrieving the codes we were pointed in the right direction by t...
2004 Nissan Sentra S 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D14
I have not, as of yet, fixed this vehicle. As the temperature outside has warmed up, this problem has been happening alot less. The customer has taken the car for now and is driving it. Therefore I am closing this post now because I am uncertain when or if the... Trouble codes: P0340.
2004 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AZ08W54
the fuse was blown i relaced a/f sensor ok at this time thanks Trouble codes: P1168 (p0037-), P0037 (p0057-), P0057 (p1031-), P1031 (p1051-), P1051 (p1148-), P1148.
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.2L Clutch Pedal VIN: 4S3BG4854T
This one is fixed. Thanks to all for there help, and to Peter, he was right on the money. The new after market clutch cable was bad from the start. We put on a new oem cable and it works great. The after market cable works fine on the bench, but in the car,it ...
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD29662
Turned out that when the engine was replaced, one of the hoses going from the turbo to the intercooler had not been installed correctly and was leaking. Installed hose properly and fuel trims instantly started returning to normal. Trouble codes: P0172.
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1NXBB02E9T
Thanks for the info. Replaced catalytic convertor and sent customer on her way to get the smog check performed. Haven't heard back from her; therefore, assume vehicle passed smog.
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start, no injector pulse VIN: 1NXBR32E13
thanks for all the help . i sent it to the dealer and they found that the exhaust cam sprocket had sheared the pin on the cam im not sure what is reading off the exhaust becausethe cam sensor reads the intake cam. Trouble codes: P0171.
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