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1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Battery, Fan VIN: JHMCD5636R
Hello all, I have a customer's 1994 Honda Accord LX that seems to keep draining the battery. When the car is jump started after the battery is dead, the main fan kicks on, then when the car is started, fan shuts off and resumes normal operation until the batte...
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2HGEJ6581X
-Car came in for safety and emission test with check engine light on -Initial emission test failed on NOX -Safety and inspection found cracked exhaust manifold and code for O2 sensor heater circuit -Replaced manifold and Oxygen sensor at the same time. Had ...
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L No-Start VIN: 2HKYF18524
Vehicle runs and starts normally over 40 deg. When it sits overnite and goes below 30 it will not start right away in the morning. After cranking for a while it misfires a little then starts and sputters for a few moments then clears up and runs fine all day. ...
2008 Kia Sportage EX 2.7L transmission,4wheel drive VIN: KNDJE72398
Car came in for tpms light on and 4 wheel drive light flashing.Car had multiple codes in it for can communication failure and speed sensor code on tire pressure monitor system and trans has speed sensor code.Went to check abs codes and can not communicate abs ...
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JTHBF30GX2
Thanks in advance. This Lexus sat for 6 weeks and the battery went dead. Charged battery that is 6 mos. old. Now the car will not hold idle. It drops to 150-200 rpm and eventually stalls. I do not see anything for idle reset procedures. Any help would be great...
2002 Mazda Protege DX 2.0L Alternator
Attn Mazda Techs. I had a vehicle come in for a battery light on. I tested the alternator and found it to be charging at 12.8V under a load. I replaced the alternator only to find once I started it to test it that everything that receives electrical power is l...
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L No Start, Hesitation VIN: JN8HD17Y3S
Hello folks, this Pathfinder has been an amazing headache. The complaint is an intermittent no-start and loss of power at times while driving on freeway. We eventually experienced the no-start, but have never had a problem on the road. It will pick random time...
2006 Scion xB 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTLKT32456
This Scion came in with 5 evap codes, P043E, P043F, P0456, P2401 and P2402. Performed function test with scanner and everything passed, no problem found. Researched iATN and found that the evap canister assembly has been known to cause these codes so we replac... Trouble codes: P043E, P043F, P0456, P2401, P2402
1993 Toyota MR2 Turbo 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: JT2SW22N9P
Got vehicle with a start and immediate stall if throttle wasnt depressed. Costumer claimed they installed alot of new parts, see repair history. I smoked the intake manifold and found leaking injector seals. I replaced the seals and the leak went away. Proble...
2002 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 5TEVL52N32
Hello iATN, Well I have this truck that has me all confused. My customer brought it in for a CEL. The code was a misfire Cylinder #1. It's weird because the engine is not shaking tremendously, nor its stalling at idle. I can see the misfire happen with the sc...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Mechanical VIN: 1HGES16512
first off i would like to thank all 29 people who offerd help..the first problem was a code for the eld senser after reading the tsb i decided to repair per tsb and that fixed the code for the eld senser..the next code i had was a crank senser code after takin...
2008 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Immobilizer VIN: 5FNYF18588
Hi, Thanks to all who responded, and a special thanks to Jason and Darin. The iN is Honda's interactive network, the database for their dealers and techs. Programming the key was easy with the code number and the HDS. It takes you through it step by step. Than...
2004 Infiniti QX56 5.6L No crank, abs light on, tcs light on, security VIN: 5N3AA08A74
I am going to call this one fixed. We sent this truck to the dealer to have the bcm replaced and programmed. The customer picked it up from them and we have not heard anything back.
2005 Infiniti G35 X 3.5L Throttle VIN: JNKCV51F25
Turns out that the replacement TCM was incorrect for the vehicle. Tried to check the TCM calibration against current calibrations on the Infinity web site and the calibration did not show up. A second valve body was installed with the correct calibration and t...
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR 2.0L 1st gear VIN: JA3AH86C86
Hi there everyone. I need to close this one down but do not have a fix because the guy did not have the cash to do a clutch job or a bearing/gear job on this one. These are pretty harsh cost wise to get the trannies out of. From the info that we got, we are...
1990 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L hot engine bay VIN: 1RZ24A0LX0
thanks to all that helped, the fix was shorten the clutch master cyl rod to clutch pedal so hot fluid in line behind engine can expand and return into the master resivor, if rod is to long fluid is traped in the slave cyl and line to master cyl. and releases ...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L low power
Nobody had the right answer on this one, and searching the iATN Knowledge Base with symptoms (there was no code) didn't locate anything, and Identifix was no help either. But some Web research came up with the right answer - what Nissan calls the "swirl valve...
2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L Engine VIN: 5N1AR18W76
Thanks to all for the replies to my help request. Unfortunately, I have released this car back to the customer unrepaired. I followed all leads and lines of logic, but I just couldn't solve this problem. I purchased an EVA vibration analyzer and set it up...
1988 Toyota Camry 2.0L No Start VIN: JT2SV24E8J
Well I took all the info, did some research and found out that Mitchell and All-Data are giving some bad info about the injector resistance. They state it should be 1.6 ohms which is wrong for this 88. There should be a resistor on the firewall for which this ...
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