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1997 Acura RL 3.5L Misfire
1992 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2HGEH2350N
Please help ! this car seems to have a rev limiter function built in. it won't rev over 4K RPM. we've scoped ignition, injectors, sensors in the distributor. Nothing seems to be shutting off but, engine loses power like key is turned off momentarily then back ...
2005 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L drive belt VIN: 2HKYF18155
honda techs? thanks up front-this pilot came in at 26786 miles-customer stated ran thru a puddle of water and lost power steering and battery light was on, car was trying to overheat! our inspection revealed that the belt had come off-we inspected all drive pu...
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHCG45C11
This car originally came to us several weeks ago as a no-start condition. Owner tried to start it in the a.m.-cranked but would not start. Tried fixing it himself for several days before bringing it in. At this time I do not remember if the tech found a lack o...
2003 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L Engine VIN: KMHHM65D83
Hello everyone. I have this car that is driving me crazy. It can into the shop with a noise in the engine. Sounded like a knocking noise. Looked at the car and seems to be a the top half. Pulled valve cover and inspected cams and lifters. All Seem to be ok. Ch...
1987 Isuzu I-Mark 1.5L vacuum diaphram VIN: JABRT5178H
Ok my fellow Isuzu Techs, I got one for ya! During a routine oil change for this customer I noticed the vacuum line going to the vacuum diaphram (modulator?) was dry rotted so I proceeded to replace it, when I disconnected it about 3 or 4 ounces of gasoline ra...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L 4x4 VIN: 4S2DM58W51
Good friends at iATN Again in trouble This Rodeo does not engage 4x4, light stays blinking slowly after pushing in dash selector and thatīs all. I know there are many wire trouble in this units, we solved a speed indicator not working by making a by pass fr...
1995 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Axle VIN: 1YVGE22DXS
HI all, I have a 626 that I can't get the left side axle out of the trans. I have tried using a chisel to wedge it out to no avail. I also tried removing the right side axle a pushing it out with a punch & a Snap-On universal half shaft removal tool. Still it...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L radio VIN: 4A3AK44Y9X
I read another E-Mail about a same problem I have and the person who replyed to an e-mail gave the tech a code for the radio. If I send the SER. # out is there anyone who could get me a code for this radio. # is [...]. Also when the car came in the radio w...
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L Differential VIN: 4A3AA46H62
Hey guys, I have a real strange one. This vehicle makes a thumping or chattering noise coming from the left front wheel area when turning left and under hard acceleration. Will not do it any other time. Doesn't sound like a CV joint popping. I can feel it comi...
1982 Nissan 280ZX Turbo 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JN1CZ04S6C
I have this car backfiring from the intake,typical air flow sensor.Replaced sensor four times(remanufactured),runs better but then it cuts out,backfires & sometimes won't accelerate.Checked ground & power to ecm,ok.If i pinch the fuel return line it runs bette...
1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA2102X
This car has no noticable problems, no misfires, and i don't see or hear anything abnormal. we put a knock sensor on it but the code went away. a few weeks later we got a check engine light, but the modis tells me no codes. i checked abs, airbag, and transmiss...
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L abs VIN: 5N1ED28YX1
We have this Nissan Exterra here that had rear wheel speed sensor codes. After many hours of tracing, hair pulling, etc. we finally traced the problem to the rear speed aensors and some terminals that were back probed by another tech. Our problem now is that w...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Trip data & Radio Controls VIN: 1N4AL11D42
This car came from auction, It has steering wheel controls for radio and trip modes. I can't get information on alldata on the system so I am hoping a someone can help. The steering wheel controls for the radio and the trip data on dash don't work, when I push...
1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L rear wheel bearing VIN: JF1SF6356W
I am installing a new right rear wheel bearing on this Subaru, Recalling there have been repeat problems on these I read up in the archieves first. We did recieve a updated wheel bearing from Subaru,#[...]. This is a roller bearing as opposed to the older...
1989 Toyota Celica ST 2.0L Alternator VIN: JT2ST66C0K
Thank you for your time and knowledge. The alternator is not charging. All fuses are OK. Charge Indicator bulb is also OK. I have 12 V on all wires at alternator and the charge indicator bulb does not come on for bulb check or with engine running. When I fi...
1993 Toyota Camry 2.2L No Start VIN: HAYYTXXXH6
Customer brought this car in with a no start,it was at another shop and they put a new distributor and new igniter.I checked and there is no power at the big connector goin to the distributor.There is power at the igniter and the small 2 wire connector at the ...
1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Lifter type noise VIN: JT3HP10V1T
There is what sounds like a lifter type noise (more than one by sound). The noise seems to be coming from the area of #2 & #3 exhaust valves (outside head), also around the tensioner & water pump area. We have rechecked all replaced items, we even replaced the...
2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L Stall VIN: 5TDBT44A21
vehicle came in for stalling randomly. checked maf its in spec. inspected ignition replaced plugs and fuel filter. current ramp tested injectors and coils by comparison since no data on specs was available. vehicle has low idle 450 rpm...i have concerns about ...

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1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5604V
As many noted, the EGR will screw with this thing bad. As it turns out I had three problems all at once and all EGR related. The spring in the EGR valve was weak and wouldn't seat the pintle fully all the time, thanks Darryl. The EGR ports for runners 3 & 4 we... Trouble codes: 301 (Cyl. 1 misfire.), 302 (Cyl. 2 misfire.).
1994 Infiniti Q45 4.5L No Start VIN: JNKNGO1D3R
well ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for the responses. only putting in one inj., so i guess i will see the car next month. I know that we should be putting in all new inj., but oh well that's what the cust wants. thanks for the help everyone.
1989 Mazda B2600 2.6L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM2UF4141K
This vehicle is fixed- MIL light was actually on as a service interval indicator. Thanks to Alan and Wolf for their prompt and correct replies. This is my first help request on iATN, and the first two replies came in 7 minutes and 12 minutes after my post. Wha...
1994 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L valves VIN: JA3EA26A2R
Number #1 cylinder is on drivers side by timing belt and the firing order is 1342 with clockwise rotor.Dan [...] gave me the simplest way to adjust valves.Put #1 on tdc,compression stroke and adj #1 intake and exhaust,turn crank 1/2 turn(1/4 turn on cam)and...
1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MT31H4X
OK, finally fixed. Thanks for all the replies and especially Stephen from California about the o2 sensors. Now the problem with this vehicle was that we only had bank 2 (left bank) going lean under a full acceleration. The fuel supply was the first thing we ch... Trouble codes: P0173 (Fuel trim malfunction bank 2).
1991 Nissan D21 3.0L engine VIN: 1N6HD12H2M
The problem was the head gasket(s). The cam and rocker oil passages are right next to the valley. It appears that they were leaking when the oil was hot and thin. New head gaskets and all is well. I wrote in my help request (twice) that I had cleaned the entir...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Engine VIN: 5N1ED28Y5Y
Thank You all for taking the time to offer your suggestions. Some suggested pre detonation causing my noise, so I broke down and actually performed a compression test, even though the power balance test at idle passed, and there was no rough idle. Vacuum guage...
1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R4V
maf fixed the problem, thank you to everyone that posted replies. Trouble codes: DTCP0.
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