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1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L pwr. steering rack VIN: JT8BH22F8T
We have gotten a Lexus that has a hitch in the steering wheel. As you turn the steering wheel all the way to the right, or the left, you feel the slight hitch in your hands. Seems to me to be in the same place everytime, in two or three spots as your turning t...
1993 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L transmission VIN: 1YVGE22A3P
Hi guys need some help I rebuilt this transmision about 4 weeks ago and have low line pressure. I have gone through the valve body and pump 2 times can not find anything wrong and still have low pressure. Line pressure 40-50 psi in all gears at idle 25 after a...
1997 Mitsubishi Pajero 3500CC Surge, Emissions VIN: V45-440298
Hi this is an import to this country (UK) direct from japan.before we can register it a SVA (single vehicle approval) test must be passed. Part of this test is to hold the throttle at between 2500 and 3000 rpm to check the emmissions.It will not hold steady be...
1994 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JN8HD17Y7R
Have a pathfinder that has me stumped, vehicle has a hesitation on take off, is intermittent, will accelerate normally at times and severly bog out a few tries later. 1st off to check was fuel pressure, 35 to 40 lbs. constant, even when vechile acted up, I the... Trouble codes: 34 (Knock sensor pulse detection)
1994 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1N4EB31P3R
This car fails the state emission test with high co. It has been to several other shops with alot of parts thrown at it. At a loaded cruise the co is 3-4%, the o2 is 950 mv, the coolant temp is 195, the only part that has not been replaced is the computer. any...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA21D9S
Hello, Customer brought this car in a month ago said it was stalling. Had car for 2 days and could not get car to fail. Customer also stated that the car would restart but as soon as it put in gear would stall again, but could hold the accelerator down and it ...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Timing belt VIN: 4S3BG685XV
Customer drove car for two days/300 or so miles since head gasket job until the timing belt jumped time on both the LH camshafts bending four exhaust valves. I assembled and dissassembled this job myself and nothing was left loose,there is no evidence of scori...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Stall VIN: 4T1SK12EZR
hi all i have this 94 camry in my bay for the third time,coustomer says car dies at stops 3 times in 5 weeks, we put on cap,rotor,wiers &plugs ,the first time in for maint. could not get car to stall.we drove car about 120 miles in the 3 times it has been in,c...
1996 Toyota Celica ST 1.8L Misfire, skip VIN: JT2DB02T0T
This car has a skip/miss,intermittently in the rpm range of approx.2200-3000. Under load or free running is the same. At WOT stall speed of 2000 rpm,it doesn't skip a beat,until approx.2200rpm or slightly more depending on temperature. Jerks quite noticeably w...
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L hydraulic system VIN: JLE545T6F1
Hi folks, I haven't done a lot of diagnosis on this one, just the basics. Frankly, I am leaning towards a booster and master cylinder replacement, but I remember a couple of Fords that had this trouble,and at that time they were using a metering valve that so...

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1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCB7551L
Two problems were fixed! As advised by some of the members I tapped on the pgm-fi relay and I was able to get a kick out of the engine. Once started I noted poor running performance, stumble and miss. I scoped the ignition system and found a very weak spark. S... Trouble codes: 9 (no cylinder sensor input).
1990 Honda Accord DX 2.2L ECU fuse VIN: JHMCB7540L
Well you bright luminaries, several of you nailed this one. It was a bad alternator, which apparently was overcharging the system. Well done, and many thanks.
1997 Honda Prelude Type SH 2.2L ATTS Unit VIN: JHMBB6150V
I have not been able to fix this vehical yet. The customer took the car home and is not driving untill she can save enough money to make the repairs as I have informed her that this repair will be very labor intensive and she is currently unemployed. Thanks fo...
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L no power VIN: 4S6CK58WXY
Cam timing it is! However it is easier said than done. There was remnants of an old belt that had shredded out in the timing cover area. If that happens you HAVE to follow the procedure in an ISUZU bulletin (IB00-S005). You can't just line up the marks. The ca... Trouble codes: P1311 (ICSS Sec line 1 circuit), P1312 (ICSS Sec line 2 circuit), P0101 (MAF perf).
1988 Mazda 626 DX 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JM1GD2221J
Thanks for the replies. Steve [...] hit it on the head. Thanks Steve. The new single wire 02 was not getting hot enough to go into closed loop. A good test drive cure it all. Thanks again.
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JM1BJ22531
thanks to all who repplied. I finally started taking the exhaust off piece by piece and when i got to the underbody converter, the problem went away. Further inspection found that the muffler had some restriction as well (from the converter). The customer deci... Trouble codes: P0302.
1993 Mitsubishi Montero 3.0L Engine
This motor will not fit. The block & the heads have different bolting ups. Thanks to all that helped. Great site.
1983 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1HZ04SXD
Hello all, WHile the VAF voltage change WAS higher than it should be, the main problem turned out to be a serious corrosion problem on the ECM circuit board which screwed up the ECM's ability to turn off the injectors. After ECM replacement and adjustment ...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31DXY
WOW!!! Thank you everyone for the great and quick responses. I am greatful that iATN is out there. I spoke with my costomer and explained to him that it would be best to go to the dealer and have the ecm reprogramed. I also told him it may or may not solve his... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficiency low bank 1).
1990 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Stall VIN: 1NXAE97AXM
Sorry but no fix this time. I could not get the car to die on me and everything checked out fine I told the customer I could not throw parts at the car and they agreed to wait for the symptons to get worse so I would have somthing to go on. I did get some sugg...
1996 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L transmission VIN: JT3HN86R4T
It's fixed and we feel foolish! I stated that the rear axle seals were ok, however my tech informed me that the backing plates were dry from the outside. Further test drives revealed that the back tires were locking up intermittantly. disassembly revealed soak...
1997 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1NXBA02E4V
turns out the veh . had a previous repair and they had dammaged the crank damper causing the crank sensor to read irratic. changed the damper and sensor . veh ran fine . thanks
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