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2000 Infiniti G20 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11A2Y
Car originally came in w/ a surging idle complaint, no chk engine light. We replaced a faulty pcv valve and that seemed to take care of it. Started doing it again a short time later, then check engine light came on with above code. Long term fuel trim (see sta... Trouble codes: P1126 (manufacturer controlled fuel and air metering)
2003 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L No Start VIN: 1GRWSDMHGT
vehicle was stolen from shop, recovered vehicle with no wheels or door panels radio gone and no key. owner wants to see if engine wil run before sinking money into it. had key made at dealer. does anybody know how to bypass security system to hear engine run?
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L forward movement VIN: 4A3AJ46GXT
I have reviewed similar but not exact posts in the network. Would appreciate anything you could add. Solenoid packs are new TCM is reman / refurb Initial readings/ test data are from initial diagnosis prior to replacing TCM Technician has traced all signals a...
1993 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Battery Runs Dead VIN: JN1MS36P3P
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help with this tyrant. The customer brought this 240SX to me saying that the battery runs dead in the mornings. I charged the battery and found only a 6 miliamp draw. I drove the vehicle home 3 nights in a row and ...
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L fuel system VIN: 1J4GWG365D
This car is back in my shop for the third time. Each time the vehicle comes in on a hook for a no start, each time I have found it flooded. The first 2 times I put transmission fluid in the cylinders, and repalced all 6 spark plugs, and the vehicle started rig...
1997 Nissan Sentra GLE 1.6L engine VIN: 1N4AB41D5V
Long term slow coolant loss. Pulled head and found appearance of leakage near timing chain area. Resurfacing of head confirmed low spot in same area on first cut. Did not pressure test head because of apparent obvious cause. After re-assembling used an air-vac...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Engine VIN: JN1CA31D6Y
Hello iATN Members This Maxima has a rattling, pecking noise that sounds to be coming from the upper end. Noise is present at idle, accelerating or decell, But not if you hold at steady RPM of idle. MAF reading are normal, No codes. Customer said it has had th...
1998 Subaru Forester 2.5L Oil Temp light flashing VIN: JFISF6354W
Iím over looking the procedure in ALLDATA to diag and perform a pin test to see if the problem is in the wiring or the solenoid C itself. My question is; I see that to get to solenoid C the extension case needs to be removed, is this something that a non-trans...
2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L oil leak Valve Cover area VIN: 4S3BH80631
The eng. is leaking oil from the Pass side of eng, valve cover area. I have never replace v/c on this model and with a timing chain. I want to make sure it's leaking from the v/c or is it coming from another source. If it is v/c gasket is there any triks to ma...
1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Pump VIN: 4T1E12B9T2
Vehicle saw an aftermarket power steering pump for case halve leak. Returned with pump leaking just a few thousand miles and repair facility replaced under warranty. 3,000 miles later came to me with power steering leak. Not fond of aftermarket and authorized...
2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L rear window defroster VIN: 4T1BF28B42
Greetings to all. I have a really good customer with an odd problem. The rear window defroster only partially works. If I measure the voltage on the grid at the driver's side, I have 12 volts, as I go across the window the voltage will drop off until I get to ...

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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Night Dash lighs VIN: 2HKRL1863Y
Thank you to all who take the time and help me to figure out what's going on. Yes, it was the driver multiplex module and it is covered by Honda warranty-Recall. Merry Christmas to all Family!
2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ8644H
Thanks for the help on this problem. The vehicle won't be back for a couple of months because this problem is so intermittent. I will update when it returns. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor).
1997 Hyundai Tiburon FX 2.0L Stall VIN: KMHJG34F8V
I recieved information from a number of people, which was very helpful. Some of the suggestion were a faulty mass air flow sensor, or a possible crank sensor failing very infreuqent. I never got the car to fail so I cleaned the throttle body and the mass air f... Trouble codes: P0133, P0136.
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Unknown VIN: JNKCA31A91
Thanks to Carlos, Rodney and Bill for the input, been waiting for the customer to bring the car back so I can do some testing, next step is to hook the scanner up to the tranny and see how it goes, if anything changes I'll let you know.. Again thanks for the h...
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L shifting VIN: KNAFB12151
The problem turned out to be a defective ECM (and not the TCM, as the diagnostic tree was leading me to believe). In the Alldata, I went to an older Kia Sephia and the wiring schemitic showed that the flow of Torque Signal was from the ECM to TCM. Installed a ...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L starter VIN: JT8UF11E5R
Afraid this one is still hanging. If he pushes me to do something about it I'll tear it apart and replace the t-belt tensioner as advised to do by a couple of techs. Obviously not a common problem as most responces were different. Appreciate the advise and I'l...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L battery VIN: JT6HF10U5Y
After waiting many weeks for the customer to decide what to do with this Lexus he ended up telling me a little more of the problem and when it started to occur...Turns out this SUV was involved in a major collision on the left side and thats when the problems ...
2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L MIL Lamp on, P0507 VIN: 3N1AB51D73
Hi group, thanks for the replys! This one is actually quite simple. We followed the procedure with no results and even diconnected a injector as was recommeneded to us thru iatn post but with no luck. Now we have the snap on, (updated with 5.4, the most recent... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle speed control system RPM higher than expected).
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3HP10USW
The problum was a faulty MAP sensor that cost $300.00 and I was reluctant to buy for i was sure that I was wrong.Thanks for the information!!!
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