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1992 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L air conditioner VIN: JHMBB2164N
replace dash control unit with (tried 2) used units, still have problem of intermittent operation, will sometimes work properly (cold air to specs) if you bang on the dash.
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Engine block VIN: 1HGCG5646W
Car came with an oil leak from the back of the engine. Originaly looked like the oil pan (no gasket on this model car) was leaking by the rear main seal. We'd look inside with a Provision light and we didn't see any obvious leaks so we removed the oil pan and ...
2001 Nissan Quest SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 4N2ZN15TO1
This car was towed into the shop as a no start. It has spark and injector pulse and no fuel pressure. There was also no activity on the instrument cluster. Relay fuse 29 was blown. Replaced fuse and got fuel pressure and instrument cluster activity. Car starte...
1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.6L caliper VIN: 1NXBB02E0T
Thank you in advance.We have been batteling this little Toyota problem for a while with no success.08/09/04 @ 47,779 miles customer complaint of lack of power. Test drive in town revield a right front wheel smoking from an applied brake.We broke loose the blee...
1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: SXA10-0159
Hi all, This model is rare here with this engine. I have to do a timing belt. It looks like there is very little room to gain access and I have been told the engine must be droped down to do this. Can anyone tell me if this is true? Any hints gratefully acc...

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1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L trans VIN: 1HGCD5631V
Thank you all so much, I close this with a fix. John, Dana, Steven and [...] all said that the code was for the VSS. They also said that they fail alot and that the speedo will still work as in my case. While I had it I also changed the trans oil an...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1HGCG3277W
I aprecite the responses but the customer toke the car and didn't bring it back yet; she will thoug and I will try to post a fix when that happen. From the replies I'm tending to go with those that confirm my own conclusions and that is a problem with the inje... Trouble codes: P0303.
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Instruments VIN: 1HGCG6670W
after Replacing cluster and Light switchs and Tried With a original Radio Still not able to fix problem, customer is taking car to dealer either to fix or trade it for another car, will post again if i ever know the results thanks to all that gave me ideas. th...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Timing Gears? VIN: JT8UF11E9M
The cam timing indeed was the problem. There were no missing teeth on the belt. Idlers,tensioners,water pump looked good.Somehow the crank gear was not in the proper relation to the cam gears, which both were in time to each other. This vehicle must have 'jump...
1992 Mazda Miata 1.6L "S" sensor VIN: JM1NA3517N
Thanks for all the input, guys. It ended up being a air bag control module. I tried the module prior to replacing the complete electrical harness in the passenger compartment which the flow charts lead me to do. Evidently the manufacturer does not think they g...
1991 Mitsubishi Montero 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4GJ31S4M
A replacement MPI unit fixed this one. I am beginning to think Mitsu's are the red headed step child of Asian auto's. Searches of the fix and forum database here on iATN turned up nothing. I was fortunate to get 3 replies- Ty [...] suggested checking fuel... Trouble codes: 42 (MPI Relay fault).
1994 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JA3AP47H3R
Thank for all the helpful information that I received on this vechicle, after several more test we replaced the I A C motor to solve the problem. so far the vechicle has not returned
2002 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L ign fuze VIN: 6MMAP67P92
sorry guys but no one even came close although iam thankful for the try i thought i was losing it then i got factory diagram and and the light came on main fuel pump is on this circuit i pulled backseat and unplugged pump then tryed to crank and wouldnt you kn...
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D5V
The fix for this veh was obviously to solder a new wire into the circuit.after doing that the trans comp started to communicate and set a series of new codes all relating to the sol in the trans. sent to a trans shop for repair and the veh is working fine at t... Trouble codes: P0600, P1605.
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4T3ZF13C21
removed throttle body and found iac valve was stuck. took it apart to try and free it up. it was better but i was not satisfied it would last so i replaced it with a new one from toyota ($200). cleaned the rest of the throttle and intake. reassembled and teste...
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