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1999 Honda Civic Value Package 1.6L All shifting VIN: 2HGEJ6616X
This Civic came in with a stalling issue in warm weather conditions. We replaced the main relay to fix that. The car was picked up and then came back a couple of hours later with shifting issues codes po740 Lock-up control system and p1753 Lock-up control sole...
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L ac system VIN: 1HGCM82773
Hello fellow tech need some insight vehicle came in blowing hot air high side was hitting 500 when we added freon so we evacuated and recharged to spec and still did not resolve problem so we decided to install a complete system including condenser still not c...
2004 Honda Element EX 2.4L a/c system VIN: 5J6YH18554
the compressor went out so we replaced the compressor, dryer abd expansion valve and flushed the lines and entire system. everythimg is in working condition but when we went to put freon in it the pressure shot up to 300 without freon in it
2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4L pass. airbag off light flashing VIN: 1HGCM567X6
Hi guys, got anopther weird one. Car came from a body shop after repairs. Story goes as follows; The bodyshop repaired car and took to dealer to calibrate the OPDS Module and returned car to bodyshop. Bodyshop states that after return of car a code of 92-21...
2007 Honda Accord LX 2.4L vent mode control VIN: 1HGCM72367
Honda techs...Have this 07' Accord that customer came in complaining of intermittent no air coming out of the vents...but he could hear the blower motor working, just nothing coming out. Also, when he turned on the air intermittently there was clicking coming ...
2003 Infiniti FX35 3.5L bcm VIN: JNRAS08W43
have this infiniti here that was towed in with a dead batt. charging system working good.checked for drain on system and found it to have 110-120ma drain coming from the BCM disconect the BCM and the drain drops to 20ma. checked with consult-II and all input d...
1984 Isuzu Pickup DLX 2.2L Push Rods VIN: JAACL14S5E
This is my son's truck. Don't know much about diesels, but the truck was running fine one day and then all of a sudden started running like crap. pulled the valve cover and found a push rod missing. yes, missing. after further inspection found 1 broken push ro...
1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L first gear VIN: JT8VK13TXP
thanks for helping. this vehicle was brought in for lack of power and rough running condition. it had been sitting for a few weeks. we looked at it and found it had never been tuned up, it was burning a little oil and was misfiring on two cylinders. he approve...
2006 Lexus RX400h 3.3L abs VIN: JTJHW31U06
Code C1313 returned after battery replacement, we switched ABS main relays 1 and 2, the code did not switch to relay 1. Problem is then either Skid Control ECU or the connector itself. Any advice/ideas would be greatly appreciated
1991 Mazda Miata 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: JM1NA3518M
HI guys and girls I need help. I inherited a 91 Miata thats been to two different shops. It runs terribly at idle but smoothes out when driven. The timing belt was replaced by another shop I checked the marks are on. My question is when you pull the plug leads...
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Cuts out VIN: JM1TA22181
Erratic bucking, i drove this car 130 miles, it acted up twice, looses data stream when bucking, it fanally set codes, p0745, [...], 1765. Checked solenoids, no problens found, any known cures? Trouble codes: P0745 (Pressure cont solenoid), P0750 (Shift solenoid a), P0760 (Shift solenoid c), P1743 (Tcc solenoid), P1765 (3-2 timing sloenoid)
1998 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L oil leak VIN: 4A3AJ56G4W
This is my personal vehicle. I did timing belt due to oil leak. Cam seal was the culprit. Now I have a worse oil leak. Verified Cam, crank, oil pump, and balance shaft seals are not leaking. The shaft on the engine support bracket for the pivot arm for the ten...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Misfire VIN: 4A3AA46G71
Looking for some advice on this galant... Seems to run great until fully warm then it develops a misfire most of the time just random but occasionally hit sets a po304. Its a pretty harsh miss at idle or just sitting in drive. Ive swapped injectors from cylind... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304
2007 Mitsubishi Raider LS 3.7L transmission VIN: 1Z7HC22K77
the transmission only works in one gear this lead us to believe that it is working in "lean mode". after checking the trouble code and replacing the switches, with just the ignition on the trouble codes were erased and the problem code still insisted this is t...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: JT2BG12K0T
Good morning IATN members. I come to you with a problem car. This Camry likes to surge, then stall out, randomly. The first time it happened to me, I was at a red light, went to take off, the engine stumbled like it was going to stall out, then it hesitated an...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Ecm VIN: 1HGCG5541W
Sorry for the delay in closing this - was waiting on the customer. Thanks go out to those of you that answered the question as to whether you could install an ECM without reprogramming the imobilizer if you also installed the matching key and ignition switch f... Trouble codes: P0135 (Front o2 heater).
2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0L AC Clutch Relay VIN: 1HGCM665X6
Thanks for all of the info from everyone. I did have full blower control on speeds. The my fans were turning on and off when the ac controller command was sent. The PCM was bad. Replaced, programmed and ac tested good. The thing that was throwing me off was m...
2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Surge VIN: 1HGCM55876
Customer hasn't had a chance to bring vehicle back in for us to troubleshoot it. She's planning on bringing it in next week or two. Have to close this because iATN wants it closed by today. Will update this once I get vehicle in. Thank you for all the replies....
2009 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L No Start VIN: 5NMSG13D69
Thanks for the help everyone. I got some really good suggestions. There were no consistant driveability issues just sometimes a very hard start condition. Coustmer complained of the one incedent while driving, but we never experienced that. Anyways it turned o...
2005 Infiniti G35 3.5L electric VIN: JNKCV51EX5
Thank you all for your time.. after a careful look.. i found the shorted wire from the Mass Air flow rubbing up against the engine ground. No wonder the car only dies when you are driving because the vehicle is moving. Again thank you so much
2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Vehicle Speed Sensor VIN: KNDJC73325
The wire from the sensor to the pcm was broken inside the loom...right as it goes up the firewall. Thanks for the help.
2005 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L speedometer VIN: KNAFE12175
Most likly is the TCM problem, but new one is to much and can't find used one, customer taked car back. Thanks for the help everyone.
2010 Kia Sedona 3.8L starter VIN: KNDMG4C39A
This no-crank problem was a result of an engine harness connector slowly disconnecting and this is probably a rare occurrence. -If you have an intermittent no-crank, bang on the under-dash fuse panel while holding the key in start. If the vehicle starts...
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L keyless entry VIN: 1W4AL11003
Thanks for the replies. I agreed with Kenneths idea which is what I had suggested to the customer to remove battery from remote fob even before I submitted this post. since there is no info available for any other known issues with the remote keyless entr...
2004 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11D84
2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L idle VIN: 5N1AR18W36
Did relearn procedure from alldata, after clearing light, removed wire connector from 1 injector to cause idle to go under idle speed, the service engine light went out after driving 30 miles. Received help from others, very helpful, want to thank all. Ron
2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Evaporator VIN: JN8AZ08W17
I only got 4 replies to this help request and I'd like to personally say thank you to those 4 gentlemen. Didn't get to repair this one. Customer took the vehicle to the Nissan dealer and they replaced the condenser. She said that they told her it had a hole in...
2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BL67615
One of the variable timing actuators (solinoid) was sticking. We replaced both - Dealer had them in stock - Car has been gone for over a week now with no further problems. Trouble codes: P0011 (Camshaft timing B1), P0021 (Camshaft timing B2), P2096 (Fuel trim lean B1).
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN39W9R
The code has not returned since we put a known good computer in the truck. Performance is still not back to pre-cylider head gasket repair, according to the customer. I suspect that the Oxygen sensor was contaminated with coolant, but is testing O.K. I will... Trouble codes: 52 (knock sensor signal not input to computer for 6 revolutions between 1500-5200 rpm).
2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L Abs VIN: JTDKB22U24
We make the diagnostic and found that the skid control module itís defective. We order a used one and still waiting to receive. When we repair the vehicle Iím going to post the result. Thanks to Carolyn for an excellent explanation.
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