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1991 Acura Legend L 3.2L cooling fan relay VIN: JH4KA7663M
Help!!! this car intermitt blows #3 under dash fuse! This fuse gives power to cooling fan relay primary side,condenser fan relay primary side,rad sub relay primary side, abs motor relay primary side, rear window defogger relay primary side. It seems to blow ...
1995 Acura Legend GS 3.2L temp guage VIN: JH4KA768XS
when stopping or prolonged idling temp guage climbs near max, and then soon resumes back to normal, ive bled the air from system and checked temp reaings. thermostat temp reading while showing hot is at 185. radiator is at 190. bled screw area shows hotter at ...
1988 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1HGED3557J
after engine replacement car idles up and down checked for vaccum leaks known found.checked computer ok.cghecked idle cicuit ok check wiring was ok.has anybody seen this problem.
1989 Honda Civic 1.5L Burning Oil and smoking Bad VIN: 2HGED645KH
Hello All I have that 89 Honda Civic DX, 1.5 liters that the costumer say that it smoking white out of the exhaust after check with a block tester all check out ok, and also looking at the smoke i cold see that it was oil smoke and also not just a little, a l...
1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: JHMEE2857L
I have a 1990 Honda Civic with a 1.5 DPI. The problem is a no restart. IT IS NOT THE MAIN/ PGMFI relay. The symptoms are those of the relay. The original tested fine but the powers that be instructed me to try one, first road test out it failed. Although, it h... Trouble codes: 16 (Injector fault)
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Lamp Out Indicator VIN: 1HGCB7658M
Thanks for your time. This is strange one. The Lamp Out Light comes on intermittently. The Lamp Out Light may not come on for two days or it may stay on for two days. Usually it comes on at start up. I know it is supposed to come on for a bulb check. After bul...
1993 Honda Prelude VTEC 2.2L abs hydraulic system VIN: JHMBB1179P
Vehicle came in with code 1, no pressure buildup, pump times out after 30 seconds. Pump was very quiet but could be heard with stethoscope, fluid in reservoir did not get turbulant like it should. Tried running the Honda ALB checker in all modes and making sev...
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG45C41
This Accent was towed over to the shop by a neighbor after he drove it home one night and it wouldn't start in the morning. It has no spark and upon checking the cam position sensor, we found a very intermittant wave form, then none on subsequent tests. Also t...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L gas gauge VIN: 452CK58W1W
Never worked on a Rodeo before. A friend asked me if I could change his gas gauge & egr valve. I said sure. Well now I have 2 problems with it. The gas gauge has not worked for 2 years.It would stay around 1/4 tank all the time.My friend went to the dealer and...
1993 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L compression
Vehicle towed in overheated and she drove it till it quit! Did a compression test and #2 & 3 were blowing across each other thru the head gasket. Milled the head, replaced the gasket and the tech is using two different sources for cam timing alignment specs an...
1997 Mazda B2300 SE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4CR16A6V
Found broken IAC pintle causing high idle, replaced IAC and idle now too low, especially when cold, starts and dies unless you give part throttle. Warm idle is now too high, stalls when AC kicks on. Baro reading slightly low for this area, even after MAF senso...
1991 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, smoke
hi have this beast of a zx it runs lovely until it warms up then the o2 readings go mad ie 16% as this happens it begins to smoke i feel it has to be a vaccum valve somewhere opening up and possibly drawing in oil the owner says this has happend several times ...
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31D4S
Hello everyone and thanks in adavance I have a car in the shop that is driving me crazy. This car came in last week for and problem that it would die on the road and not restart for 10 mins to 1 hour of sitting. The owner tried to fix the problem by installing... Trouble codes: 34 (P0325 knock sensor), 25 (P0505 idle air control), 105 (P1400 EGR and canistor control vavle)
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D7V
hi working on this altima having p0171 and p0304.change all the vaccum hoses no diffrance. if you look at o2 its always lean at idle but as you accalrate it starts changing normal .have a miss too may injector.if i change the injector this can take care of p01... Trouble codes: P0171, P0304
1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3DJ81W8R
OK Toyota guys, I really need you now. We started with a simple dead, no voltage output O2. Replace unit with a NTK O2 sensor (WorldPac part that we thought was same as OEM) Same problem, no voltage? after installing ANOTHER new unit and still no voltage, we p... Trouble codes: 25 (air/fuel ratio to lean)
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K1Y
hi gang. got a 2000 toyota camry with a code po442 large leak detected. this is the late system with 3 solenoids which were all removed, vacuum tested, and determined to be working properly. the pressure sensor has 3.33 volts at atmosphere and subsequently ris... Trouble codes: P0442

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1992 Honda Civic DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: IHGEG8655N
thank you to all who have responded, the problem with the vehicle was not with the o2. i had simply read the flashing code wrong. the codes was a 10, IAT (no flashes for the zero led me to belive it was a one.learned a hard lesson on this one, spending about f... Trouble codes: 01 (O2 sensor).
1996 Honda Passport LX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, high idle VIN: 4SGCK58V0T
Fix is a new ecm, the data shown was enough out of range that it sshould have triggered codes but did not. Tested all out puts and inputs at ecm connector, all within specification, harness had no problems, no shorted or open sensors, all had corredt signals/r... Trouble codes: P1406.
1997 Honda Accord LX 2.7L compressor VIN: 1HGCE6644V
Thanks for IATN It was idle to low. Adjusted just a hair up and compressor runs all the time as it should. I guess they do this so it can't put a load on the engine if idle is too low. Some said it was clutch air gap set to far but this wouldn't cause this bec...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1HGCG564XX
Here are the replies. Trans. cooler leaking--no, it was brown not red and trans. cooler was pressure tested. Exhaust leak into coolant--no exhaust present. Cracked head---machine shop pressure tested and checked the head every way possible and found no problem...
2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L gauge lights VIN: 1HGCG22572
Well as I guessed this is not a common problem since we work on mostly Honda products. The customer came late in the day and I looked at everything within my time alotment to no avail. Thanks for the few replies, one suggested to try some new bulbs, they looke...
1997 Mitsubishi Pajero 3500CC Surge, Emissions VIN: V45-440298
Hi thanks to everyone who replied,the fix was to break it first. I altered the TPS switch at the throttle body and both switch's at the cable end. Car drove like a dog but just scraped through the test. I know this sounds strange but the Single Vechile Approva...
1986 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1N6HD11Y3G
i have not fixed this vehicle as of yet, good thing i have a patient customer, this vehicle seems to never exsisted information wise...if anything else comes available i will post the fix Trouble codes: 31 (24 -), 24.
1993 Subaru Loyale 1.8L left head noise VIN: JF2AN52B8P
well the fix for this problem was the t-belt adjustment . i had to over adjust the belt 3 times and the noise is gone . i feel the belt was to tight but what do i know? i had 2 other techs check the tension and they felt it was fine. thanks for all your help.
1998 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: JS2GB31W5W
Well, today was an interesting day. I went to the shop this morning, and the shop owner said that he spoke to the Suzuki dealer that he purchased the ecm from, and that the dealer would help in any way they could. He called the dealer while I was there, and I ...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L ABS Light VIN: 4T1BG22KOV
Well this one is gone, the problem turned out to be in the cruise control ecu. The same Tc diagnostic line goes to the cruise control and was being pulled down to 5 volts by an internal short in the cruise unit. This was enough to put the ABS unit in the diagn...
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R9X
Thank you to all the iATNers out there who took the time to help me on this one. The problem was the MAF sensor. To all those who suggested I pull the ECU fuse to reset the system, you were on the money. I was surprised the system wouldn't eventually adjust wi... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1).
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