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1993 Honda Civic DX 1.5L timing belt VIN: 2HGEJ2243P
Hey guys, I have timing belt problem on this car. The car came in for what he thought was a transmission problem. Very sluggish when taking off. But what I found was the valve timing was off by 2-3 teeth. The reason I found this is that I noticed that the timi...
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1HGCD551XV
Hi guys. got one here that is driving me crazy. customer came in with a general rough idle and a miss at cruise speeds. vehicle was long overdue for a tune up so we did a full tune up and a motorvac plus a timing belt, valve lash adjustment and checked the bas...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L windshield wipers VIN: 1HGEJ626XW
this vehicle blows fuse #26 (wiper/washer) when the ign. key is turned on. The wipers will complete part of a cycle & then stop (fuse blows). We have run the motor with jumper wires & we have good low & high speed. We have check the wiring and found no shorts ...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ8646W
Need some help from Honda techs. This civic came in with code P0362 which transfers to P0335 Ckp sensor no signal input. We followed Mitchel charts and ordered new distributor housing from dealer. Before we installed it we checked with ohm meter and got exactl... Trouble codes: P0335 (CKP sensor no signal input)
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L rh axle seal VIN: JHMCG657YC
I have this accord with a nasy rh axle seal leak. I can run it on the lift and watch it pour out. I have replaced both seals with honda parts, and don't know where to go from here. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Do these auto transmissions have a probl...
1995 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1NA3532S
already changed the camshaft position sensor same results.coils 4&1 are not working Trouble codes: 01 (Ignition Pulse)
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L Fails state inspecti VIN: 4A3AK24Y9T
I need a pinout of the DLC with color codes if someone has one.(My Mitchell info does not do a very complete job of this.) Customer took car in for state emissions test and PCM would not communicate with states test equipment. He has had no MILs since resettin...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4A3AA46G5Y
Fellow Techs, My problem vehicles customer complaint is poor fuel economy, besides that it runs great. After a long road test the only visible sign of a problem is no torque converter lock up. There are no stored computer codes in the PCM or TCM, and there is ...
1987 Nissan D21 E 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN6ND16S7H
truck returned with simular symtoms i know that the tps readins are to high but should i falt the ecm again or is there a nother sorce that is at falt??
1994 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N4EB31FXR
Vehicle came in to get emmisions in range to pass NJ state inspection. The vehicle failed for high NOx (4210). I noticed when I would start the engine and it was cold, it would idle poorly and stall. Upon warm up it would eventually smooth out and idle as it i...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BD6856X
Car sets P0400 [egr flow malfunction} intermittently. May take several days to turn the light on. Tested the egr valve-opens fine and causes the engine to stumble. Checked all the hoses for cracks-leaks-obstuctions ect. Tested the modulator valve [ok]. Tested ... Trouble codes: P0400
1992 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L lacks power VIN: JT4VN13G3N
This vehicle has absolutely no power. This was the customer complaint, and when she was driving it to the shop it got so bad she had to tow it in. It acts like a plugged cat. ( I have actually dropped the cat and the problem was still there. There is that deep...
1992 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4T1VK13E2N
Complaint: Runs rough, very sluggish. low power, blows black smoke. Only plugs 1,3, and 4 are black. all other plugs look clean. Just tuned up car. We have cleaned injectors, verified correct spark plugs, swaped #4 injector with # 2 to see if plug in #4 would ...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Stall VIN: 4T1SK12E7S
Hey guys i need help here. This camry came in with an intermittent stalling at lights. I went on a test drive and car killed and wouldn't restart. Checked the vehicle out and found alot of oil in the distributor, the coil was cracked so i replaced the distibut...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L #2 rod VIN: JT2BG12K8T
Car was towed in with a siezed engine. Upon removing the oil pan we found #2 connecting rod broken and wedged between block and crank. It appears the rod cap stud either broke or a nut loosened up then caused the rod cap to bang against the balancer shaft asse...

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2001 Acura TL 3.2L Unknown VIN: 19UUA56661
Thanks For All The Help. Had A Couple Replys About Caliper Slides Sticking. Removed All 4 Calipers And Checked And Lube The Slides(Not The Problem) Ordered New Power Booster From Dealer Installed It And Now Have Great Brakes. Hope To Help You In The Future. Da...
1992 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Mechanical
Well GM top end cleaner wins again. The car stoped smoking for long enough to go through air care. I changed oil for synthetic before I sent it and off she went Thanks for everything
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L electric window VIN: 1HGCD5661R
Thanks for every ones help ,Replaced the master switch and this fixed it.Opened up the old switch and it was full of dryed up coffie.
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Engine block VIN: 1HGCG5646W
I see it every day and still amaze me how many people are dwelling to help. I wish we all were so united in the elections and not be 180 degrees apart. Well, I have twelve replays, I was going to mention names but I feel that those that try to help and missed ...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Steering VIN: JT8UF11E1N
Hi, Got lots of replies to this. Thanks to everyone who responded. Unfortunately I have not yet fixed this. Went through all the brakes and suspension again and still have not isolated the problem. I had to bail on this for a while but will take another look...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L No communication VIN: 4A3AK24Y9T
The car came back for further testing after 3 weeks. After even more extensive testing and swaping in a known good PCM the problem still exists. If anyone could supply me with the pinout for the Data Link Connector, I would like to make sure all pin locations ...
1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Surge VIN: JN8R05Y5TW
the vehicle has been gone now for about 2 weeks.were calling this one fixed!thanks to richard,ariel(aloha)and michael for taking their time to reply to my help requests.we tried the tsb fix,no help.we had no miss fires,new fuel pump,filter and regulator,no hel... Trouble codes: P0156 (bank 2 sensor 2).
2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN8AR07Y0Y
Hey all, well IATN members to the rescue again. I would like to thank Stephen, George, Don, Mariano & Ed for taking the time to help. All were good suggestions. We replaced the fuel pressure regulator and the starting problem still persisted. We then replaced ...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D4Y
The mass air flow sensor was the problem. Thank you everyone for your help.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L dome light VIN: JN8DR09Y11
I want to thank all who helped I had 7 replies most said to look at the door switches. I removed all the door switches, taped the connectors and drove the vehicle, the light still came on on right turns. I noticed that when the light came on it was just the ce...
1993 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: JT2VK13E1P
I would like to thank all that replied to this delima. Due to other vehicles stacking up behind this one this vehicle has not been repaired at this time. Customer is on the fence to keep it or sell. Sorry for taking so long to close this.
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