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1995 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L ABS diagnostics VIN: JH4DB8592S
I have this vehicle that I would to check for ABS codes but I don,t have the proper tool listed in the shop manual.The vehicle has a multiple wire diagnostic connector that you connect to so that you can access the codes. Without the tool what wires have to be...
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: JHMCB7658L
This car loses power after extended freeway driving. It begins as a light bucking and progresses into severe bogging. As soon as the check engine light comes on it clears up and runs fine. Customer took it to the dealer twice .They replaced the O2 sensor both ... Trouble codes: 43 (fuel system)
1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Final drive splines VIN: JHMCD5533R
Hi Honda techs; Hope someone can shed some light on this. A month ago we replaced the right side axle with a reman unit. The vehicle came in on a hook yesterday with the axle partially pushed out of the transmission. We removed the axle to inspect and it appe...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L timing belt VIN: 1HGEM21982
Hi Guys, Customer complained of "knocking" noise from front of engine. I determined something was hitting the plastic timing cover. I removed the timing belt covers and found the front part of the timing belt to be "chewed" up. The noise was caused by a piece ...
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L compressor VIN: 2HGES15562
Hi All, I have a problem with my wifes Civic. No compressor clutch opperation. AC was working fine two days ago, she tells me this morning that she has no AC. My preliminary checks: AC relay bypassed and compressor will run. AC pressure cutout switch has cont...
1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L engine VIN: JNKNG01D4R
This vehicle was just purchased by a customer so there is no history on it. He asked us to find an oil leak and after a thorough cleaning we found the front crankshaft seal to be leaking and replaced it. whenever the engine is running there is a low level "thu...
1989 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L parking light VIN: JACCH58E5K
parking light circuit problem. 1) pull light switch on - # 1 fuse in fuse box blows. 2) switch is good. 3) no burnt wires or connectors found. 4) parking lights work when switch is bypassed and parking light wire is given 12 volts. 5) dash lights work when swi...
1988 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Under Rear Seats VIN: 45PE12FH56
This is my wife's truck and is in great shape. The floor under the rear seat's is rusting out quite a bit. The dealer has a whole panel to sell me ($500) and the body shop that I go to says that is to much and he would rather try his own repair. Every salvage ...
1996 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16S7T
Vehicle originally came in for smog code p0446 evap solenoid was present, solenoid was seized from environment replaced solenoid and completed $3,000.00 in tsb's including pcm as solenoid had power but no ground during functional test through snap on scanner, ... Trouble codes: P0440, P0443, P0446
1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D0T
NOTE EMISSIONS DATA ARE FROM 15/50 AND 25/20 SMOG TEST. failing california 15/50 smog emissions for nox. found limited movent egr transducer only allow 1" hg to egr. cleaned egr and back pressure ports.changed transducer new oem 5" to valve. found that with ex... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor mal), P0505 (idle control)
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BU31DXV
Car intermitantly will die when idling, or will not start. Losing spark and fuel, code po340 in memory, replaced dist. test drove ok. Came back 2 days later, same code, same results. Losing 1 degree signal during crank when vehicle acting up, replaced distribu... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Position Sensor Phase Fault)
1992 Subaru Legacy LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF2BJ65C7N
after clearing codes and disconnecting the test mode connector and the rear memory connector the check engine light continues to flash. the seat belt light also is flashing. checked iatn history postings and found 2 with same symtoms but without fix. we have d...
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L transferclutch VIN: 4S3BK4254X
hello fellow tech's i have encountered a subaru legacy awd with an strange noise or bucking coming from the drive line.the symptom seems to resemble driveline whinde up.the noise is only there under slow driving conditions and tight turning radius like parking...
1987 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Power Steering Pump VIN: JT3FJ60G9H
Customer wanted power steering pump replaced because of slight noise coming from pump. Installed rebuilt pump and that pump would feel like it was locking up in the turns. Replaced again and this time pump has a deep growl on making turns but is quite when idl...

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1997 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JM1TA221XV
hello all,i did not get this one fixed .i changed the maf,dist,and 2 knock sensors.the only thing it did was take care of the knock sensor code.the cust. lost faith and took it to the dealer.i have talked to the dealer and they are supposed to let me know when...
1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L 1/4 glass VIN: JA3AW75K25
Due to the lack of information available on the hardtop and both replies I received (these guys were both Mitsu trained techs)said I would have to send it back to Mitsubishi for the repairs. After talking to the local dealer he referred me to a shop in town th...
1994 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Surge, poor speed quality VIN: JN1HJ01F0R
most of you went to the MAF and you were right. We check it lots of times with the osciloscope and never got bad readings from it. So we close our eyes and replace the MAF (760 dlls part!!!) fortunally things were solve. We dont replace parts like we did this ...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JN1CA31D7Y
it was the mass air flow sensor replace it and it has worked just fine thanks for all the help chuck
1989 Subaru E10 van 1.0L rear hub
Thanks again to all that posted help and tips. It was forwarded to my customer. Interestingly enough a Subaru dealership has opened on the big island, and their parts network should be up and running soon. This will probably be my biggest help. Thanks to all, ...
1999 Suzuki Swift 1.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 2S2AB21H3X
AHHHHHH!!! so after 16 hours of diagnostic, assistance from others within iATN, Glen Mcnally, and suzuki. we have no solution YET!! I can't update any more so I will close and add comments after we have it solved. Here is the summary so far. We traced it back ...
1988 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: JT5RN75T1J
Well I guess this one has kicked my a$$, I have gone over the power & grd. circuits 4 times, cked all grounds at engine & chasis, replaced ecm, ignitor, ign. coil, ran trouble codes, cked voltages at ecm per alldata, & still no inj. pulse! I have found that if...
1995 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L speed sensor VIN: 4T1GB11EXS
John tried modifying the air gap on the suspect sensor. It codes still, but not as often. We recomended to the custoemr replacement of suspect sensor. Customer declined repair.
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