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2002 Honda Civic Si 2.0L SRS light VIN: 1HGEM22941
Vehicle came to us from a body shop with the side air bag light on no SRS light & no codes stored. Tests found bad OPDS sensor the body shop took the vehicle back & replaced the sensor now the side air bag light is off but the SRS light is on & has a code 15-1...
1991 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L starter VIN: JNKNG01C1M
starter stayed engaged after key released to run// starter melted, 30 amp system fuse blown, replaced starter, installed 30 amp circuit braker for diagnostic. attempted restart, and condition continued. replaced ignition switch, and attempted restart. system f...
1996 Isuzu BIGHORN 3.1L idling VIN: UBS69GW-72
The fault that this vehicle is displaying occurs only when cold, which the idling will fluctuate up and down. As soon as you apply the throttle it clears or is only there for a few seconds. Therefore it is very difficult to do a test as the problem clears its ...
1997 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L valve train VIN: JM3LV5228V
Hello, need help from a Mazda tech. This MPV has a noise on start up that last for approx 30 seconds. I belive that it is a valve train noise. I located a tsb in MTOD that addresses this issue. My problem is this, according to the vin chart listed in the tsb i...
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4A3AJ56G2S
this car will not idle good cold are hot.falls flat when you give it some gas at around 2500 rpm will pick up with no problem.when you put it in gear it gets worse.timing is ok even check tdc to make sure it was correct with the mark.also check cam marks and t...
1984 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN1HZ16S3E
Myself and another shop have been wrestling with this car and I want to say thanks in advance for any help I may receive. When you accelerate past about 2200 rpm the engine falls on its face until the rpm drops below about 1600 rpm and then takes off again unt...
1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L no speed reading VIN: JF1SF6559X
i have been through the wiring checks,the #2 vss has 3.23v at trans harness i only get .34 at trans control mod.need to know where the wires run from the trans conctor to the tcm.does the wiring go to the pcm?also the a/t temp lite flashes as the speedo picks ...
1984 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L No Start, Stall VIN: JT2MX63E5E
problem is always at first start in morning. will start and chuggle , dies , restarts, same story, after a few tries, will be fine whole day. will do it some days and others excellent, no problem. never know when it will act up.
1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L 4wd system VIN: JT3VN39W4M
Hello, I have a vibration problem in 4wd only, the sound emitted while driving is like badly cupped tires, but disappears in 2wd. This truck has a vacuum actuated front diff and mechanical transfer case. If I disconnect the vacuum supply, so the front diff doe...
1994 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L heater core VIN: JY3AC12R5R
I Hope a toyota tech can shed some light on how to get heater box away from firewall dash is out and I see the two bolts at the top of the box the van has air are the rest of the bolts behind the blower motor box? Thanks for any insight

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1992 Lexus SC300 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT8JZ31C8N
this lexus came and went w/o a fix opportunity-they took it to the lexus dealer. had 3 replies: 1. ck timing belt 2. ck crank sensor resist. 3. ck fuel pump suspected crank sensor, but had no response from owner at this time. closing this one out, thanks to al... Trouble codes: 13 (rpm signal issue).
2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22E41
Yes, indeed I recieved a prompt and efective help that I was looking for, thanks to the help received from iatn members the next day after open this techmail I could get the security code. The fact that still couldn't start the engine is becouse its been hard ...
1972 Nissan 240Z 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: HL530-7904
Thnak you so much for your time and responses. Turns out that both choke cables were hung up and way out of adjustment-not even pulling the main jet open at all. ALL of the intake valves were a smidge too tight. After adjusting the valves, freeing up and adjus...
1990 Nissan D21 2.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N6SD11Y9L
The actual repair was replacing the TPS. This was after biting the bullet and trying a new computer. Our reasoning was the TPS voltage stayed at reference voltage on both signal and return line but the switch would sweep with an ohmmeter. Plus both reference a...
1988 Toyota Tercel STD 1.5L battery VIN: JT2EL31G1J
Thanks for all th info, customer did not want to spend any more time on vehicle, still nto an easy fix
1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L compressor does not engage VIN: 4T1SK12E9P
I would like to thank everyone who replied to my plea for help. Unfortunately, all the suggestions were about things that I had already done and verified. The weather has turned colder here now and the customer is not willing to pursue the problem any further ...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4T1BG22K8W
Thank you to all who responded especially those who helped me to nail this one. The customer called and said all was well with his cold starts the next 2 mornings. I took off the IAC motor (probably not neccesary) and sprayed carb cleaner into the throttle bod...
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDY32TOY
Apparently the charcoal canister assembly was the problem. I cannot run the purge valve with my OTC genisys therefore it is hard to check for leaks. I had several replies about a canister assembly problem. My local dealer had them in stock so I knew there was ... Trouble codes: P0440, P0441, P0446.
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