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2000 Daewoo Lanos SX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KLATC5265Y
code keeps coming back replaced plugs and wires is there any tsb on this
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1HGCG3277W
The vehicle had valves adjusted, spark plugs replaced as part of service. Clear codes and performed compression test and leak down test. PGM tester was plugged, no problems with EGR. Scope pattern is very erratic like the car is running lean, but I can fine th... Trouble codes: P0303
1997 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHVD34N5V
I need some help from any Hyundai techs. Car came in with MIL on.(customer not concerned about trans only having 1 and 3). Pulled codes, code P1624 was what turned the light on. MOD dose not list this code and my scanner says it's manufacturer. specific with n... Trouble codes: P1624 (Unknown), P0722 (Output speed sens), P0707 (Trans range sensor)
1990 Isuzu Amigo S 2.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JAACR01E9L
Hello all, I have this 1990 Trooper in the shop for a high idle when cold, then when it warms up, it won't idle at all. The customer has already replaced the IAC, ign. coil, and I believe he said a tune up was performed. In any case, I cannot establish commun...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Timing Gears? VIN: JT8UF11E9M
Vehicle came in with very low power, much like clogged exhaust. That was not the problem. Since the vacuum was very low, we suspected a timing belt/system problem. Took the covers off, and it does have a healthy sized but aged belt. When the crankshaft gear is...
1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L overheats VIN: 1YVGF22D8W
Vehicles temp guage reads high, vehicle eventually overheats and pushes coolant out of the overflow bottle. Read related repair history, has had a new t-stat, coolant bottle, pressure cap, timing belt, and a new water pump. The vehicles temp guage will peg o...
1999 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JMINB3538X
Hi Techs. I have this 1999 mazda Miata come in for timing belt change and it really turn in to a nightmare. Water pump and timing changed but car will not start, I can hear back fire through intake and exhaust. good spark and fuel, computer has code number P13... Trouble codes: P1345 (Cam sensor relate problem)
1992 Nissan 240SX 2.4L steering rack VIN: JN1MS36S2N
Hi. This 240 has a shudder between 60-90 km/h, especially bad at 80. The car tracks straight, but the steering wheel feels as though a tire has separated. Tires are in good shape, dynamically balanced Mich x-1's. Rims are straight, alignment in spec, sway bar ...
2002 Subaru Forester S 2.5L MIL Lamp on, stumble/stutter VIN: JF1SF65652
Hello. I'm working on a 2002 Forester that has an intermittent problem. About every 50 to 75 miles, the MIL will come on and store a code P0172 - (Fuel trim malfunction, A/F too rich). Also intermittently, the vehicle will stumble for about 1 - 2 seconds betwe... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel trim malfunction - A/F too rich)
1986 Toyota Corolla LE 1.6L Stall VIN: JT2AE83EOG
vehicle starts and runs until choke starts to open, then stalls. I've sprayed fuel into the carb. to make it idle. I don't remember much about this old carb. any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L No Start VIN: 4TAVN13D9R
Truck will crank normally, with no injector pulse. We do see a pulse randomly at a noid light, and it will fire briefly. We can hook up a battery charger and the truck will start and run fine until shut down. new and known good ecm, igniter,and efi relay have ...

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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L running lights VIN: 2HGEJ1223S
sorry for the delay and thanks for all the replies,but the customer has not returned with the vehicle to checkmore suggestions,they picked it up and havent been back.
1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L will not run monitor VIN: KNDJA7231T
I had several helpful suggestions, mostly related to the necessity of coolant temp being at least 195 deg F in order to run monitors, and that the temp start out from a 'cold' level, computer must see a cold start. I made 6 attempts to run any monitors by runn...
1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L Moniters VIN: KNDJB7236T
Thanks For replys! After I posted request for help I recieved a reply that another IATN member was having same problem with another 96 sportage! Then a few days later RAY AHRENS posted the same problem on yet another 96 Sportage!! Ray and other IATN memb...
1989 Mazda 323 1.6L No Start VIN: JM1BF2225K
First of all I want to thank everybody that replied, wolfgang and michael you were both close with dist. rotor and sal ect I rechecked but it was ok., OK now for the record there is a dent in the desk from me beating my head on the desk. I did get a new ecm ...
1990 Mazda 626 2.2L No Start
Thank you to all replies, they were great & instrumental in this fix; scoped ignition signal, there was no signal from distributor; as every one replied on reman dist. being faulty you were correct. I waited 4 days to recieve warranty distributor,replaced & dr...
1990 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L no turbo boost VIN: JN1CZ24A2L
Well thanks to all the replies, I told you I didn't know anything about turbos. I was told where to find the boost sensor for the guage and then i looked the wiring under a 91 instaed of a 90 and woo there it was so I tested and found a blown fuse for the boos...
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L rattle top end at idle VIN: 1N4AB41D6V
First, I must say that this vehicle actually had more than one problem. Originally, the majority of the noise was chain noise. It had been to the dealer, where the tensioner was replaced. They just told the customer that it needed a new engine...period. Th...
2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 4S3BH6869Y
Thanks to those who took their valuable time to send a response. The car never did act up for me so I had to put it back together and give it to the customer. She's been driving it for a week now and it hasn't acted up for her either. Gordon from British Colum...
2002 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L timing chain VIN: 4S3BH89662
Thanks for all the replies. It was everyones concensus that one or both of the tensioners where bad. To test, we made sure the vehicle was topped up with oil. Then we let the vehicle sit outside overnight. We then started the vehicle in the morning when cold...
1995 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Engine oiling VIN: 4T1GB10E4S
I removed the oil pan today and found very little sludge in the pan or oil pickup. I removed the cap and spring from the pressure relief valve and found a lot of sludge in it, and the relief valve was stuck. I cleaned out the port and stuck it back together. N...
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L fuel gauge VIN: JT3HP10V3X
I would first like to thank the four that have replied: Michael [...]. Yes there are two senders. I had called and contacted the client and she had said that at 300 miles the low fuel light did come on and the...
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