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1991 Acura Integra LS 1.8L rear defrost VIN: JH4DB165XM
The rear defrost doesn't activate. The switch tests good and I traced wiring to the fuse box. There is a timer circuit inside the integrated control unit as well as a relay. I've never run into this type of system. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for h...
2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L temp readings VIN: KNAFB12152
Vehicle came into shop with check engine lite on with code PO128 stored(coolant temperature out of parameters). Checked t-stat and it was stuck open. Replaced with oem 195 degree and replaced rad.cap.Vehicle came back one week later with same code stored. Free...
1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L Running Lights
A customer brought in his ES300 with no rear left running lights (2 X 1157) (1 X ? even locking pegs, one element) no front or rear side running light (left), After checking fuses, I removed the Enclosure and checked the bulbs. two 1157's and a single element ...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C1C
This Mazda will not communicate thru the OBD2 connector. Power and ground are good to the data link connector and there is wiring to pin #2 and #10 on the data link connector. I have no activity on these two circuits. Looking at the schematic in Alldata does n...
1995 Mitsubishi Chariot GT 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: N43W020000
Car came to us from Mitsubishi dealers, It was badly misfiring at idle and had loss of power. We checked cam timing and found it to be 1 tooth out. Replaced cam belt and corrected cam timing (balance shaft is at the correct timing as well). The car has found i...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4E3AK44Y3S
this car has a hesitation or stumble on accel in all gears. vehicle is from a used car lot so no history available. when first arrived would hardly run, had multiple codes stored, and bs data. replaced pcm, did much better, except for c.e.l. and stumble after ... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352
1993 Nissan NX XE 2.0L pilot bushing VIN: JN1GB36C5P
I pulled the motor out of my 93 nissan nx2000, for an overhaul. I forgot to pull the pilot bearing out before I sent it to the machine shop.I can't seem to find one that will work. I show a PB22 as the bushing, but it is too small to fit over the input shaft.I...
1994 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L torque converter VIN: JN1HJ01FXR
I posted a help request on this vehicle 2 weeks ago. We have wittled our problems down to one. (previous symptoms included no upshift out of first, and a bad slip shift into second. Both were very intermittent. The car left the shop and all were very happy. Cu...
1996 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1N6SD16S5T
Hi to all that can help. We were about to let the car go and decided to give you guys/gals a shot. Problem only happens at 2000 to 3,000 rpm, has a number 4 missfire. Did replace EGR and back pressure valve. Unplugging EGR valve, there is no problem. I did s... Trouble codes: P0304
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L oil VIN: 1N4AC11D12
smoking very bad on acelleration & using oil no smoke at idel it was clean
2005 Nissan murano 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1TAN2502
suv runs great no problem whatso ever all scann readings are normall, no MIL/codes (scann with mt 2500)the only problem is on start up, hot or cold , when starting the car, fires up good goes up to 1500 then drops down to 200 rpm or dies do it three time then ...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L All wheel drive unit VIN: 4S3BG6855W
Hi gang this Subaru is binding on turns with no trans codes. all tires are the same size and pressure. i have read many posts on what to check. we originally did a trans and transfer clutch AWD unit rebuilt and new dealer AWD solenoid to cure this binding. Pro...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1GK12C4R
Hello everybody, I've got a camry here that will start, run for a few seconds, then die. After doing some checking I began to suspect a fuel problem. If you spray into the intake with carb cleaner the car will stay running. I've checked fuel pressure, around ...
1997 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L keyless entr VIN: JT3GM84R7V
Howdy there, New customer, came in for starter problem, during testing the battery was disconnected, upon reconnection horn started blowing/lights flashing and it would not crank. The battery in the key transmitter had been dead for a long time. Pushing in the...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Air Bag Light VIN: JT2BG22K6W
Hey guys, Vehicle came in with Air bag Light Illuminated. Shopkey, MODIS, Genysis (with ABS/SRS 2004 module) all described self diagnosis trouble codes to be accessed by turning KOEO, waiting 20 seconds and jumping E1 to Tc in the Diagnosis connector located ...
2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on, poor acceleration VIN: 4T1BF28BX1
Car came in with PO174. LTFT1 reading -14.1 and Bank 2 -8.5% when idleing and runs perfect. When cruising LTFT both banks go to +30.4%-slight pinging and power limited and under WOT Air/Fuel are reading lean almost 4 volts and can hear a little pinging. Fuel p... Trouble codes: P0174 (System too lean bank 2)

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2001 Acura Integra LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC4378Y
Sorry for the delay the customer had not returned for some time. As by overwelming response we went with the dealer convertor and it has been on for the majority of the week with no problems yet. The aftermarket company used has supplied us with hundreds of ca... Trouble codes: 420 (Cat Detereation).
2003 Acura TL 3.2L hid
thanks to dave at acura and honda specialist provided me plenty of information to repair the problem i acutally lost my warranty from the dealer because i cleared and smoked the headlights so i just repaired by myself the problem was in the igniter unit thanks...
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1HGCB7658P
Fix on this one was a factory O2 sensor. We never could get the random skip or miss to go away at idle, but never had a problem above idle with a new O2 sensor. Had tried a bosch but didn't even bother to test drive since it still had a miss at idle, but even ...
1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1863X
thanks so much for the help, we replaced the vehicle's ecm as most of the repair posts had recommended, so far, the vehicle has not returned (thank all that is holy!!!), again, iatn is a valuable resource!! Trouble codes: P1457.
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D82
Hello, Sorry it took so long to close this, but we wanted to make sure that the mil light remained out for a reasonable period of time. We replaced the gas cap, and problem appears to be resolved. Some of the replies suggested that the gas caps on these cars c... Trouble codes: P0455 (large evap leak), P0456 (small evap leak).
2005 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: KNDJF72435
The vehicle is now fixed. I appreciate the replies, however they all advised me to check things that had already been triple checked before the help request was made. The CVVT mechanism was tested according to the Kia manual and passed the tests. There were no...
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3533X
i recieved 3 very good and informative replies, however my questions about tank vent solenoid operation were really only addressed by one of them. my problem was the tank vent solenoid would not energize and hold tank pressure. the vent valve should closed any...
2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TX92V91
Well to start off, thanks to all who replied! As always I use Iatn as a regular diagnotic tool every day! I also called Identifix with no additional ideas.. Back to the wonderful vehicle.. No vacuum leaks found, OE ngk spark plugs used, fuel pressure regulator... Trouble codes: P0303.
2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L dead battery VIN: 5TDZT34A91
I received several good replies. I am not sure what I will call a fix. I removed fuse to tow relay and replaced the battery with a larger CCA battery. This has a 1/4 amp draw after everything goes to sleep. I found small amout on horn relay, the traction contr...
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEHN72N21
Most replies were to recheck my voltage drops on the wiring and one about an update sensor and reprgramming the ECM. I was pretty comfortable that it was the ECM but at close to 1k dollars I chickened out and sent it to the dealer. 3 Days at the dealer and 2 A... Trouble codes: P1135 (Heater Circuit A/F sensor).
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