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1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Charging VIN: JHMCA5533K
This honda came to me after another local shop punted. Idle is high, 2250 rpm, other then that engine runs well. Alternator is overcharging, 17.8 vlts. Charge light on as soon as engine speed brakes 2000 rpm. Alt. was replaced and harness inspected all looks g...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L starter grinding VIN: 1HGCD566RA
vehicle came in with starter grinding when vehicle is 1st started. removed starter found fly was chewed up. replaced flex plate, flywheel & starter. started car still make noise. pulled transmission back down to make sure dowel pins were in place. replaced tra...
1994 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1NA3531R
this car was towed in about a month ago , with a no start.i checked for code and found a code 1 no ign pulses. i folowed the flow chart and replaced the coil pack. the car ran fine and no codes in memory. the car ran good for about 2 weeks. it was towed back t... Trouble codes: 01 (no ignition ref)
2000 Mazda Millenia Millennium Edition 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2225Y
hey guys just wanted to know if anybody knows the exact location of the abv solenoid and the vacuum and vent sol. also. or if anybody has ran into a similiar problem. the only post i saw was one dealing with replacing the abv valve. that doesnt help me because... Trouble codes: 1525 (abv solenoid valve vacuum ckt mailf.), 1526 (abv soleniod valve vent ckt. mailf.), 1540 (abv control system mailf.)
2000 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L ign. sys. fuel pump no spark VIN: 4F4YR16UX1
The anti theft is causing my problem. Because when I ground the starter relay and the fuel pump relay I can get it to crank and get the fuel pump to work with the key. Have done research on the (PATS) system thats why when I ground the relays the fuel pump and...
1991 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L trans functions cold VIN: JNIHJO1P3M
start the car cold and have all forward gears, and reverse, functions as a normal trans very strong, as soon as the car warms up , i loose forwards and reverse, removed trans and converter splines seem to be ok, is this somthing i can rectify with out going to...
1994 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L smoked the center idler VIN: 1243569878
is there any one out there who has done cly heads on this engin, should i r+r the engin or do the cyl head, bent valves jumped time center idler let go, im leaning towrd a motor looks much easyer, all sugestions welcome.
2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L cruise & gauges VIN: 1N4DL01D51
Fisrt of all I have as yet not examined this car. Apointment is on Wednesday. Customer states that on a long trip (150mi.)that first the cruise will cut out & then the gauges will quit, & the tach will read incorrectly. If he stops & restarts the car everythin...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4DL01D9Y
hello fellow teck. this is my fist post , i have a nissan with an intermitent problem costomer complains that engine stalls after a 30 to 60 min drive. usualy city driving. (hot soak) i have no fault codes present. i have road tested car 4 times (will no stall...
1993 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L MIL Lamp on, Extended Cranking VIN: 4S3BC6331P
Hello all, I have a vehicle here I need some advice on. The customer's complaint is that after sitting for a few hours, the vehicle is extremely hard to start. Eventually it will start after playing with the throttle. Once it does start, it runs rough for a sh... Trouble codes: 12 (Starter signal), 21 (Water Temperature Sensor Problem), 32 (Oxygen Sensor Problem)
1990 Toyota Supra 3.0L Surge, Stall VIN: JT2MA71J5L
Hello iATNers, I have here a Supra with a 7M-GTE turbocharged engine. All intake ducts and the throttle body are soaked with oil. We are sourcing a new turbo unit for this. Having not much experience with turbos, I ask does anyone have advice for pitfalls in ...
1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: JT3RN37W5P
This truck is hesitating and low on power intermittently after it heats up. It feels like it's lean on fuel. Stepping hard all the way to the floor past a certain point (full throttle) seems to help. When it acts up it idles rough. Spraying propane into the in...
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L cylinder head VIN: 4TAWM72N9T
Hello everyone, We have a this Tacoma with a failed cylinder head gasket.The cylinder head surface needs to be machined and the machine shop we sent the head to has told us they have no maching specs for this head. They said they have contacted the local deal...
2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L 5th gear VIN: JT3HP10V2Y
Shifter jumps out of 5th gear when driving.Also shift handle moves when engine torqueing on road but can not reproduce on lift.
2002 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Axles? VIN: JTEGD21A42
This vehicle is starting to cause a headache. It will vibrate pretty badly under accel only. It will start at about 15mph & progessively get worse from there.There is no abnormal noise associated with the vibration or otherwise. It is vehicle speed dependant d...

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1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7152L
thanks for all that wrote me most 0f the replies were about the main ralay being bad but i already said that i jumped the relay harness out to power and there was no power..so relay couldnt be problem...anyway i started pulling up the carpet tracing the yellow...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L keyless entry sistem VIN: JE4LS3IR23
Thanks to Ryan and Stanley for the info they were right. You have to be very precise on the time. If I recall you hold down the unlock button for ten sec. and then (while still holding the unlock) press the lock button. I may have that reversed but I think t...
1986 Nissan 720 2.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N6ND11S6G
thanks for the help on this. found loose solder connection in the wiring harness between injector plug & firewall, w/r wire. even though it had continuity, not enough current flowing. thanks again!!! Trouble codes: 43 (injector fault).
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L starts then dies VIN: 1N4BU31F9P
The car is up and running thanks to the IATN super techs. The problem was oil contamination of the optical sensors in the distributor. Believe it or not that was one of the first checks I made by pulling the dist. cap to inspect. Since the cap was so dry I ass... Trouble codes: 55 (systems ok).
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D6V
This nissan is fixed, egr was plugged where the tenp sensor probe went into pipe. We were looking with a mirror behind the iac plate and it looked ok but was stopped up. The egr wasent the real worry, car passed inspection with two monitor not ready, we where ...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L alternator VIN: JN1CA21D3X
Well after more phone calls to some suggested sources we ended up getting a plug from a local electrical rebuilder. This was an adapter used for their bench tester. However several replies stated that this harness is available from the dealer and Doug Kono eve...
1990 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L No Start VIN: 4T1SV21E8L
we replaced the igniter, and got a signal to the distributor, still wouldn't start the car. we found a used computer, installed it and the car started. the computer wasn't an exact fit, customer is now looking for a used computer from a 90 toyota. thanks for a...
1991 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L engine VIN: J1TG23UH3D
Okay, thanks to all who replied. As several of you stated, the PCV valve was shot. I replaced it and replaced the oil pan gasket. Unfortunately, the car still leaks, although somewhat less than before. The owners have since brought the vehicle to a shop I reco...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K5V
Found that the engine has 2 catalytic converters, one for bank one O2 and one for bank two O2. Normally, most 4 cylinder engines only have one catalytic converter with a pre and post sensor. Found that the first converter was weak. Under 8/80 warranty. Send to... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold).
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