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1996 Acura TL 2.5L No Start VIN: JH4UA265XT
Hi Acura techs, What caused this crank/cam sensor overheat and melt the Resin out ot the peace that is behind the cam sprocket? This towed in from customers garage, they had no problems 'till after sitting 3 days it cranked and would not start. Cranks ok for m...
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2001 Acura TL 3.2L power steering pump VIN: 19UUA56601
Hi Guys, car came in for routine service no problem with the power steering pump what so ever, install new timing belt & new drive belts, start the car & the power steering pump is noisey, raise the idle at high speed & steer lock to lock to bleed the system a...
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1990 Honda Accord DX 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCB7649L
emissions failure. co 10%. O2 reading .9 as it should. fuel press. 80 psi into rail. stays at 80 even with regulator removed. removed rail for inspection for blockage it looks clear.tried new reg no change.customer has replaced filter with what looks like a gm...
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1993 Honda Accord DX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCB7646P
customer complains of vehicle just dying while driving then starts back up sometimes right away sometimes after a few minutes we have drove vehicle alot and never has died we pulled a code 15 ignition output signal i have been told the distributer has problem ... Trouble codes: 15 (problem in ignition output circuit)
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, only cold VIN: 1HGCD5631T
talking to the cust I felt the problem could be in the ignition switch,and after looking at the archives that seemed the best cure, well it wasnt . This will only act up cold and only at the first thing in the morning., It acts like its out of time, replaced t...
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2003 Honda Civic DX 1.7L Air Bag Light VIN: 2HGES15193
Hello, Had a call, was asked if I do airbag work. Took in this job not knowing it was HONDA. Pulled out my 2002 OTC airbag/ABS tester and did a trial. Sometimes using the 2002 software works on 03 systems. This one showed 16 stored codes. 63580-63595 I bel...
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1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT8BHH28F5
this car will miss at about 50-55 mph 1800 rpms intermitten and more when it is hot u can see the misses on the sanner but it is random never on just side or one cylinder or even on a couple of cylinders the miss is not real bad but it can be felt alot of the ...
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1984 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE 1.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1FB3321E
this vehicle was towed to the shop by a friend, he said he drove it on sat. and sun. it wouldn't start (acted like it was over fueling.)we know very little about the rotary engine. when we tried to start it it did act like it was over fueling. we tested fuel p...
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1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1TA2220S
1995 Millenia S starts and runs fine cold. Once operating temperature is met, engine has no power on acceleration. I found several good cases in IATN history. Most point to ABV solenoid valves or vacuum (cracked tee) leaks. I can't find problems with either on... Trouble codes: P1540
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2002 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L ignition key VIN: JM3LW28J22
I cannot remove the ignition key from this vehicle in the usual manner. When shutting off the vehicle, it will roll back to the off position and turn the vehicle off but will not roll back far enough to remove the ignition key. If I disconnect the battery, the...
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1990 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L engine starter VIN: JN8HD17Y2L
This vehicle has 12v present at starter bat cable lead and igniton lead wire when ignition switch is turned to crank position. Original starter (yes, original at 285k miles) would not crank or click (turned very slowly with a remote starter, so I suspected hig...
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1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L Torque converter VIN: JN8HD17Y2S
Hi everyone,we have nissan pathfinder with transmission lock up when shifting into reverse or drive [cold engine].During the first couple of minutes tcc would be engaged causing obvious lack of pick up and stalling coming to a stop. Last week when we could dri...
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1996 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N6SD11S4T
I need some help with this one. I have it for two weeks already, trying to fix it without asking for help. Oh course, working on and off on it. But i guess, i gave up. This pick up will runs fine at idle for may be 5 to 15 minutes, sometimes more than that, a...
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1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L timing belt VIN: 4S3BG6851X
this vehicle belongs to one of our techs.his wife was driving to work when the engine died coming to a stop. made funny nise on crank so she called justin who had it towed in.removed timing cover and discovered an idler [g-2 ]had broken off it's mount to water...
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2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1F1SFG3521
Subaru with a code P0065, air assist injector solenoid code. Doesn’t seem to be a lot of information on this problem. Solenoid is used to regulate the flow of air to the base of the air assisted fuel injectors. According to the information we have, at idle the...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1991 Acura Integra LS 1.8L rear defrost VIN: JH4DB165XM
The integrated control module turned out to be the problem. This is on the back side of the fuse box. Thanks for all the replies.
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM22592
Customer has not returned since informing him that the throttle body is the likely cause. he reports thet vehicle is working o.k. now.? Trouble codes: P0122 (throttle sensor low).
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2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L Suspension VIN: JNKDA31A42
Thank you to all who replied, And especially to the two who informed me of the impending TSB. The dealer performed the update and all rattles have been squelched. THank you again for pointing us in the right direction.
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1994 Lexus SC400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8UZ30C8P
Thanks for all the replies, i found the car has solid lifters, also i asumed that if there is no spark that there would be no inj. pulse, but not on this car, it can have inj. pulse and no spark. I check the wires under manifold and checked both cam sensors as...
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1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C1C
Thanks to those who responded. The vehicle would communicate using Generic OBD mode. In the rush of things I did not try the Generic mode before I posted the request. Shame on me. The car had a Cat.converter code and needed a Cat. to keep the light off. Thanks...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y61
Thanks guys for your replies. It was the intake valve timing sensor for that code. Leonard [...]. Wood Jr hit it on the money. It was a connector problem. I did replace the sensor even both sides but light still keep coming on right away. I followed what he said b... Trouble codes: P0158 (h02s2 b2), P1145 (left side cam sensor).
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1987 Toyota Pickup 2.4L poor pedal VIN: JT4RN63R2H
thanks guys it was air in the load sensing valve in the rear 15 minutes mon. morning and that pain is out of my hair - makes for a much better week - couldn't have done it without you
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1996 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAVN73F65
Thank's everyone but this was a tech error. Went back in personaly and checked everything and found the plug wires were not routed properly. I looked at what the tech used and have to say the shop key print out was not to good but the tech should have known be...
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2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Stall VIN: 4T3ZF13C8U
We drove this car 30 miles on the interstate and when we stopped at the first light, the idle had dropped to normal. Perhaps there is a re-learning program in the ECM? In any case, cleaning the IAC fixed it. Most techs said cleaning usually isn't enough, but m...
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