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1986 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMBA5449G
I have both a 1986 and 1987 Honda Acoord LXi (fuel injected engines). Upon warm up, the idle wil rev, up-and-down, between 1000 and 1500 rpm. This does not occur all the time. I have heard that Hondas tend to do this. Does anyone know why these cars will idle ...
1996 Lexus SC400 4.0L alternator VIN: JT8CH32YXT
Hello Lexus techs! Battery died on road. Customer replaced it (wrong battery). Went dead again. Drove in, died in parking lot. Charging rate is erratic--mostly around 12.3v.I tapped on alternator once and it started charging again--up to 14 v. Then dropped bac...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L convertor/front pump seal VIN: JTGHF10U7X
We installed a used engine after the original engine developed a rod knock. The engine exchange went without incident and the vehicle was delivered. The vehicle returned a few days later with ATF pouring from the hub seal area. We had not removed the torque co...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L compressor VIN: 5N1ED28T3Y
The AC will come on and run then switch off then not come back on,other times just as it starts to get cold it will switch off then maybe switch back on,other time it will run just fine for a couple of days before messing up.the system is full of freon and the...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Transmission Control Unit VIN: 4S3BG685XW
Customer complained of the AT/TEMP Icon flashing. We found that with the key cycled to 'start' to run the engine, the AT/TEMP Icon would flash 16 times. Subaru does not acknowledge a code 16, which suggests it does not exist. Once the code flashes, the Icon go...
2003 Subaru impreza 2.0L clutch VIN: 1FLGD296X3
Car is not driven hard,I've been told that Subaru is having concerns with this clutch,is this true? I do not want to put another in and have a low mile failure.The clutch we put in was a master clutch kit (cust supplied).Are there concerns with clutch not full...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Misfire VIN: JT3VN39W7S
This vehicle has a no load lean misfire off idle to 2000 RPM. The vehicle runs and drives great. If this is normal I would like some documentation from the IATN menbers if this in normal. I can get most of the missfire out by raising the fuel pressure or manua...

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1991 Honda Civic Si 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGED7365M
Wow!! guess I wasn't the first to have a bad day because of a rebuilt distributor!!! the overwhelming response was that they aren't worth installing. I'm beginning to belive that they are rebuilt with low quality parts & shipped as soon as they appear to work....
1994 Lexus SC400 4.0L timing belt VIN: JT8CH32YXT
Most who replied agreed that the belt should be replaced at 90k miles. Raymond [...] suggested a rule of thumb is every 60k miles before '97 and every 90k miles for '98 up. Grant [...] recommends every 90k or 6 years. Or, he said, take off the driver side ac...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D1S
Never did find the real problem eventually found vehicle went rich until it stalled (even @ 80 mph it could flood) as a result of a command from ecm tried a maf and a ground never discovered the o2 sensor voltage problem sure it is related customer sold car
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31D4V
First of all I want to thank everyone who responded and came to my aid. I did the intake manifold gaskets in the car. I removed the throttle body,starter and oil filter with housing. Seperated the upper from lower intakes and removed coolant lines from engine ...
1999 Subaru Forester 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: JFISF6357X
thank you subaru gurus, i could write a book on coolant additives for these little cars! i called a dealer that one of the members suggested and received a small bottle of what looked like bars leak. i don't normally work on subarus, but this was for one of my...
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