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2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L srs VIN: 2HGES15423
The air bags have just been replaced on this vehicle and I can get the srs light to reset.I don't have any info on Shopkey.I followed the normal procedure useing the yellow two pin connector at fuse panel.You go through all the steps the light will flash quick...
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JNKAY21D3P
Hello all, this one has been at three other shops for the same problem of stalling while at idle or on cold starts.Vehicle will then fail to restart due to plugs being fuel fouled. Dealer saw car first with code for injector leak. They installed a new ground f...
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L door locks VIN: JNRAR05Y9X
This vehicle will for no reason lock and unlock the doors. The key fob has been reprogramed. The grounds have been checked, the wire loom has had the "wiggle test" and I have researched the MOD troubleshooting information with no information that relates to th...
1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Battery VIN: JNRAR07Y7X
Vehicle was towed in as no start. AAA had responded to call and installed new battery for customer. The next morning the car would not start. I got it and charged the battery and checked for parasitic draw. Found 112 ma draw that would drop to 67ma after about...
1996 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality
(It is a Super Charged 2.3 )
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L reverse VIN: 4A3AJ56G3S
this trans was rebuilt 2 weeks ago by another shop.when you shift in reverse and hold your foot on the brake,the vehicle starts to lunge and it dies. put it in drive the vehicle is fine. also shifting from reverse to park the vehicle lunges and me it f...
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L alarm, trunk release VIN: 1N4DL01D21
Greetings. I am working on a 2001 Nissan Altima GXE. The problem is that the trunk lid releases by itself while driving and also when parked and locked. It has a factory security system and keyless entry. When the trunk lid releases while parked and locked the...
2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L ride control VIN: E34C911120
vehicle has intermittent drifting while driving straight and more prevalent around corners c/s. Please note: E-Mail address change: [...] attn. Bruce
1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L overdrive VIN: 4SLBJ63C7M
Ok Subaru experts , thanks in advance for the advise on this one! car is in for front brakes and cv axels (boots bad)Customer complaint of overdrive drops off in cruse condition on flat ground 45 to 60mph, trans will go out of overdrive, is intermintant, does ...
2000 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L t-case clutch VIN: F1GF485XYH
there is no drive to rear wheels unless I unplug the tranfer case solenoid then there is rear drive. I dont know what the dwell should be at any given time. I think that 30% should be enough to drive the rear wheel so I think its to much space in the clutches....
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K5V
Emission failure. Sets P0420, Bank 1 Cataylst System Effieciency Below Threshold. When looking at O2 sensor voltage, the bank 1 O2 mv will not go below .650 mv. Can induce a vacuum leak and the O2 voltage will go to .900mv but when you ground a spark plug wire... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold)

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1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHVD14N8T
We put in a used ECM which fixed the problem. It can now be forced out of a previously tight .45 volt range. I saw a couple other post with the same problem but no one had replaced the computer. This might be somewhat common on these little junkballs. Thanks f... Trouble codes: 136 (rear o2 no activity detected).
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF35FXY
Most of the replies indicated these have issues with the spark plug wires. They ohmed out fine, and I could not locate any areas on them that indicated arcing, however we decided to try a new set of wires on it and that solved the problem. I'm not sure where t... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire).
1989 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L Valve Lash VIN: JACCH58E8K
Well, a big thanks especially to Stan [...] for some good info. Don't know if it was a newbie mistake or cranial rectumitus, but I was adjusting the valves to 20 thousands, not mm. As for the oil pressure guage, it ohmed out bad so I replaced it. It would w...
2000 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB1212Y
first off thanks to all who responded to my post and special thanks to kenny who kind of set me on the right path. i mentioned i had a voltage drop at cyls 1&2 but what i didn't know was this is normal this was a case of not enough info will lead you down the ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301, P0302 (misfire cyl2).
1991 Mazda B2600 2.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JMZUF314MO
Thanks for all the assistance. We checked the voltage references and went through everything one more time to be certain. Then we pulled the ECU out, took the cover off, and low and behold, picture perfect burn mark in the circuit board. Customer is deciding w... Trouble codes: 17 (feedback system malfunction).
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Idle
Well you guys all had great ideas and i wish the customer would have come back so i could do more testing. No sign for a week now so i'm going to close it. Thanks for the email Terry, and to the rest of you for pointing out the things i missed.
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L engine VIN: JN1RZ26A9L
The nissan is not fixed yet.. The owner is out of the country and pended repairs until she returns.. The consensus was the pan is against the pickup.. The pan appears to be against the screen.. When I am authorized to repair the vehicle I will put a new pan on...
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1RZ24A0L
hello again well the car came back in to install the right side lower wheel well piece that was broken. the car runs great now no stalling the customer was happy.
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L extended crank VIN: 1N4BU31D4S
I couldn't have found it without the help of the techs of iATN. Most responses were oil in the distributor optical sensor. But Matthew [...] had the fix. It was a loose terminal on the back side of the fuse panel in the crank fuse circuit. Hard to find when a... Trouble codes: P0325.
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNICA31AXY
thanks guys for the help, found no vacuum leaks and sent car to dealer for new mass-air flow sensor and reprogramming. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1995 Subaru Legacy 2.2L not charging when headlights come on VIN: 4S3BK6652T
3 bad alternators from the big yellow hat thanks for everyones help from masons auto up north (nova scotia)
1996 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Misfire VIN: 4S3BK43531
I have been a master tech for 25 years and have seen all kinds of weird problems. I was re-testing the Subaru this morning could not find any problem with wiring injector or ECU. all sensors ck ok. pluged every thing back in and it works. ??? I still do not kn...
1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L excessive cranking
after further discussion with the cust.It was revealed they went through some water.cleaned real good, and didnt, tell us.The fix was anti-carjacking module was crapping out, due to the water. removed the aftermarket electronics. All is well. Thanks guys for t...
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