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1995 Acura Integra LS 1.8L ECU fuse VIN: JHDDB8594S
Guys, I just requested help with a 90 Accord doing the exact same thing and several of you correctly told me to check the alternater. The Accord was running up to 17.x volts. But this Integra alternator is right on the money, running 12.5 volts under full loa...
1986 Honda Prelude 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMAB5225G
hi group well need some help here, 15 mph exhaustv readings hc 288 co 7.92, 25 mph hc 291 co 8.01. failed at test only center. i see the head has been off recently i have never seen vehicle prior, found 3 vacuum lines near bottom of intake not hooked up, ok ho...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1HGCG564XX
Customer bought car at auction and came in for a service. The coolant overflow was very oily. Upon removing radiator cap we found brown pudding. At some small chance we thought the original owner might have put something in coolant before it was repoed we flus...
1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L no reverse VIN: KMHVD11N8T
Hey Guys, This Accent came to us with no reverse. We called a tranny on it, replaced the transmission with a low milage wrecker one but the problem was still there. It was found that by placing the shifter in drive, then going to reverse will give you reverse ...
1992 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L No Start VIN: 4S2CY58Z9N
No injector grounds. Replace ecm and still no pulse{ no ground.} Ran flow charge from alldata. When I power b5 to the dist. connector, the noid light flashes with the new ecm. Also replaced control module in dist. We do have spark though. It appears that I hav...
1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L moving trans code VIN: JA4LS31H9K
after service was complete, test drove 14 miles,drove fine brought back into shop to repair waterpump o-ring leak,retest drive vehicle came back with codes for trans: po765: #3 and #4 shift solenoids not working corectly,cleared codes and redrove: code for tra...
1985 Nissan 720 2.4L No Start VIN: JN6ND06SXF
The vehicle is owned by a friend who has had this problem since I have known him. Originally he had put one on himself with a friend. The pump went out again shortly there after. He had bought a Nissan pump afterwards and re-replaced it. Also, when he was at t...
1992 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1EB31P1N
Hello, This nissan has a dual overhead cam engine with two timing chains not a belt.The problem began when the customer did his own tune-up. Some how in the process of changing the rotor, he loosened the main center screw in the distributor that holds the opti...
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D1V
another prior tech car dont you love them. car only stalls after loaded in rev. only on decel other then that car runs great please help me or shoot me if you need any other pcs. of info just tell me will be happy to provide any thing i can Trouble codes: P0340
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JN1CA31D3Y
These 2 codes only seem to appear on an intermittent basis. Cannot find any vacuum leaks, both O2's are cycling and toggling as necessary. Hesitation only seems evident when the car is cold and during warmup and does not occur at all times. I'm a little suspec... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 system lean), P0174 (Bank 2 system lean)
2003 Nissan Altima 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11063
Hi All, just wandering if anyone with Nissan experiance might have run acrossed this problem before on a 2003 Altima. This car, if started and backed out of garage in the morning and put on street in front of the house, doesn't want to restart. Acts as if it i...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L abs VIN: 4S3BG6854X
hello all, i have a 99 legacy outback here.. good customer, have done lots of work on this vehicle. problem began after replacing both front wheel bearings. car came in with normal braking, but severely noisy wheel bearings. customer opted to replace both sid...
1992 Toyota Corolla 1.6L oil press VIN: 1NXAE94A5N
toyota techs !! car came in with oil light on. oil press low but not like astopped up strainer do you guys find more straners or rotor style oil pumps.think i should pull the pan,the oil pump,OR PULL THE PLUG!!ITS BEEN A GREAT CAR. THANKS IN ADVANCE CASEY

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1987 Acura Legend L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA3253H
thanks for the replies, but i got led astray by the mitchell info turns out the computer i needed to look at was under the pass floorboard not under the pass seat when i looked at the right computer the led was flasing code 4 (the crank/cyl sensor) i cleared t...
1995 Honda Passport LX 3.2L long crank cold
thanks for all the help, turns out the truck had never been tuned up. spark plugs were at .80 go figure. remember basics thanks again all
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Tachometer VIN: 1HGC36648V
Thank you to all who replied. I guess I was the only one who didn't know about this common honda problem. The reason the rpm signal would be good on the scanner, but not on the dash is because the dash gets its signal through the tcm via the ignition module on...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG3142W
thanks to IATN you guys are great! I would have never fixed this one without IATN. We recived 16 replies and 80 percent said 'main relay problems' so we put one in today, part # 39400 S82 A01 $25.22 list Ron Tonkin Honda in Portland OR. has sold a dozen of t...
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG8YU06
Thnaks for all the great ideas guys! Re-checked the MAF again during warmup and found out it was intermittently going out of spec during midrange throttle applications. Swapped out a known good used one from a friend's Accent and the problem disappeared. We ha... Trouble codes: P1128 (long term fuel trim lean).
1994 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L lack of power VIN: 4F4DR17XXR
The owner of this truck has opted to continue to drive vehicle. We were unable to reproduce any codes or symptoms, and we drove the vehicle over the weekend and home several times. Your suggestions were useful and appreciated: 1)Re-check fuel pressure/flow 2)M... Trouble codes: 0157 (maf signal low), 0172 (ego not switching lean b-1), 0173 (ego not switching rich b-1), 0177 (ego not switching rich b-2), 0181 (cruise rich limit bank 1 still lean), 0189 (cruise rich limit bank 2 still lean).
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JA3XE74C9N
hey guys,we fixed it.the problem was a busted air bypass makes sense now becuase the mass air flow was reading all the air being pulled across it,therfore thowing the fuel to it,and the air wasent being packed in the intake to make it burn.I ALSO ASUME...
1991 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN8HD17YUM
Thanks to everyone who sent replies; the one gentleman who suggested rechecking the fusible links at the battery was right on the money. We found one link blown that was somehow overlooked during the initial assessment for the no start condition. Sometimes aft...
1994 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JN8HD17Y7R
Customer decided to drive the car for a few days while we pondered on this one, he returned 3 days lateer and said now it wont idle, we tested iac valve and found it to be bad, removed upper intake and replaced iac valve, the hesiation went away, doesnt make a... Trouble codes: 34 (Knock sensor pulse detection).
1999 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8ARO5YOX
The root cause of the problem has been identified and pending a dealer part's arrival the vehicle is fixed. 1440 was stored in the OBDII Generic menu. Using a smoke machine a leak was identified at a small plastic valve. Mitchell describes it as a Vacuum Cut V... Trouble codes: 325 (knock sensor - replaced), 440 (evap - replaced box l/r wheel and attached valve).
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D81
hi guys out of 7- 6 replieds commented on the pcm going bad. after testing the wiring and grounds and powers at the pcm and checked for short to power and all tested ok. replaced pcm and the problem was fixed. thanks to all. one replied asked what i meant 4 o2... Trouble codes: P0160 (left bank rear 02 sensor high voltage).
1982 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3FJ40C6C
First, thanks from all who responded. The fix was too easy. Changed the oil and filter and retested exhaust. Co dropped to .001% at idle, .500% at 2500RPM. HC hung at about 45ppm at all speeds. Seems that the oil was saturated with fuel.
1987 Toyota Camry LE 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2SV22E9H
This repair is more embarrasing than informative. During previous maintenance, valve cover was off getting new seals and rubber gasket, and one of the injector harness wires was pinched under the back lip of the valve cover. It is amazing how much time you can...
1997 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Master Cylinder? VIN: 2T1BB02E6V
hey all i want to thank you for your help on this car to all that replyed I checked the caliper slides and sure enough the top slide on both calipers were stuck i cleaned and lubed them both and voila problem solved again thank you all very much
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