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Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for January 17, 2005
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1992 Acura Vigor LS 2.5L No Start VIN: JH4CC2648N
Vehicle came in with a dead battery. Charged it & tested charging system. All checked ok. Drove vehicle & it worked fine. Customer came to pick it up & it wouldn't start. It cranked ok. Sprayed some carb cleaner into the intake & it would run. After it sat for...
1988 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGED3543J
car came in with intermittent no start.then i lost spark,then fuel inj. pulse. the check engine light comes on with the key on,but the red lite on pc doesnt turn on at all.im not getting the grd signal from the grn/blk wire from computer to activate main relay...
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Surge VIN: 1HGCB7656N
hello techs...honda intermittently surges at cruise hot. i have high o2 content at idle,while raising rpm to 2000 will bring o2 down (1%-.5%)it takes about 1.5 minutes to do so.didnt find any leaks smoking the intake system.can partially block off intake air d...
1990 Infiniti Q45 4.5L steering assist VIN: UNKNG01C2L
In September, one of our techs replaced the rack-n-pinion in this Q45 for a no assist condition. It did not fix the problem. This quickly became my problem. I immediately searched IATN & found several helpful posts regarding the electronic control of the power...
1990 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.8L valve lash VIN: JACCH58R5L
Please help. I have four days figting this truck and can't see the light. Every book I check they give the specs for adjusting the valve lash as 1 1/2 turn tight after cero lash and when I did it that way it won't start then put as cero lash and the truck star...
1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L timing belt VIN: JM3LV5236N
vehicle had ne timing belt put in at another shop, it jumped so we went in and did the bgelt with all the components of the alldata bulliten, as well as a hydralic tensioner. this jumped again, on start up a couple of days later. we went back in and hydralic t...
1993 Mazda MX-6 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1YVGE31AOP
heres a tough one, customer states car runs real bad when moist outside and a cold engine, but after warming up for ten or fifteen minutes it clears out and runs fine. i have only experienced this once and only for 20 seconds. have not been able to duplicate p...
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN8HD17Y5S
Hello everyone, This problem child belongs to my father. The vehicle was brought new and intermittedly stalling out with black smoke. THe dealer at the time replaced the speedometer and air filter to cured the problem. The vehicle was well maintenanced. THen 4...
1996 Subaru SVX LSi 3.3L N-R, R-Park VIN: JF1CX865XT
Subaru techs: We do a bunch, but this one's new on us. Car came in, operates and shifts fine, but when shifting from (or Through) Neutral, trans will bang or shudder most of the time. and then when it is put in park, when you shut off the car, you can feel tha...
1990 Toyota Camry 2.0L Unknown VIN: 4115V21LE6
When The Customer come in, He say his car doesn't move but the engine is running when he drive for 5-9minute. & When i test drive his car the problem doesn't exist. Do your have any idea on this car Thanks!
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L 1-2 shift VIN: 4TAWM72N3W
I have this Tacoma in the shop and the problem I am having is that it won't shift out of 1st gear. This doesn't happen all the time. I have had this car in for a few weeks now and I returned it to the customer last friday, after I could not get it to act up af...
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3GN87R1Y
NEED HELP! SUV came in with stumble on accelleration and lack of power. No codes present. No codes pending. Fuel pressure and volume good. Timing marks are all in place. Acts as if it not getting sufficient fuel. Snap throttle open and engine bogs.(Will rev ev...
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L engine/transmission VIN: 4TAWN72N9Y
Hey looking for some help on determining a noise on this 2000 Tacoma. Customer came in for a routine oil service and came back the next day complaining of a engine knock slightly above idle in gear (autotrans). We of course first checked oil level (ok). Reconf...

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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1HGCG2251Y
I have passed along several of the replies I recieved from members to the customer. I have not yet recieved a reply stating how much help they did. I told her to check the alignment,tire pressure, transmission range sensor. I also told her to check mileage on ...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L axles? VIN: 2HKPL18642
well it was the tires. had put on bridgestone insignias. figured that was a good tire. went through used tire pile to see what we took off. it had 3 michelin symmetry's & one good year. put 4 of the same michelins on. drove it & felt fine. customer has since p...
1992 Mazda B2200 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM2UF123XN
Turned out to be the O2 sensor. Evesautomotive hit it right on the nose!! MIL goes out and stays out. Thanks to all who responded. Once again IATN is one of the most valuable tools in the box.
1997 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Speed Sensor VIN: JN1CAZ1DXV
Everyone sent messages to ck Speedo & possibly replace the Head. After further investigation we replaced speedo head and problem solved. Car has not been back.
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