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1994 Acura Legend L 3.2L No Start VIN: JH4KA766XC
Evening Techs Have a 94 Acura that came to us with a no start, after a quick look over found we had no spark or injector pulse. When I dug a little deeper I found I had power to the coils and power to both wires going to the injector? when I disconnect the ec...
1999 Acura TL 3.2L headlights VIN: 19UUA5645X
Hi Guys, We have an intermittent problem with the headlights flickering. This has the high intensity headlights. We can see the left one flickering a little in the shop. The customer says that the other side will do it at times also. We were going to try a he...
1995 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L dies intermitently VIN: JHMRA1874C
Hello fellow tech, this van has been stalling intermitently while driving. It will start right back. Sometimes it won't start until after four or five tries. Sometimes it will run for two three days without any problem. I noticed lights in the dash flicker wh...
1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L motor VIN: 1HGEJ8140V
i have a customer with a 97 honda civic ex engine vin is 8 which should be a v-tech the motor is bad and the only engine i can find in cust. price range is a "base" i need to know if this engine will work or not and is there any thing else i will need ... wire...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L all shifts VIN: 1HGCG565XW
I did a bench job on this trans for my body man. Complaint was that after vehicle was driven for a while it would quit pulling. I disassembled trans.and inspected all drums and clutches to find all clutches OK.I removed filter and pried it open to find that it...
1988 Isuzu N NPR 3.9L No Start VIN: JALB4B1H9J
This vehicle came in as a no start. Checked for fuel supply to injector pump, ok. Tried to prime and bleed system, no fuel to injectors. Checked injector pump drive visually through timing plate, ok. Checked b+ to glow plugs, none, no power to glow plug relay....
1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L cam sensor VIN: JMSLV5232W
98 mazada mpv came in as a no start:i got into vec. and it started rite up . but it ranrough i bearly got into the shop before it stalled scand ecm for codes found one code present for camsensor replaced dist. and tune parts .try to test dive it ran smouth fo...
1999 Mazda Millenia 2.3L MIL Lamp on, LIMITS RPM TO 2500 VIN: JMITA2228X
as vehicle is driven the tcs lamp comes on and check engine lamp comes on w code p1540 abv code open or shorted -- tcs code 82 engine control system ; torque reduction request line. when check engine lamp and tcs light comes on , rpm is limited to 2500 rpm. af... Trouble codes: 1540 (abv -- air bypass valve)
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Steering VIN: 6X21454625
Hello everyone, Seems there is a differance of opinon on this mazda. The inner tie rods are loose, we did an estimate with dealer parts, (no aftermarket avalible) with about 2 hours labor. The customer checked with the dealer for warranty information and was t...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 4E3AK54F8S
this vehicle currently has no computer ground control on number 3 and 4 injectors. we have checked the power to injectors, its good. we checked wiring from ecm to injectors and it tests good. we have replaced the ecm with a new one but the problem remains. we ...
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L rear brakes VIN: JN8HD17Y2S
Hello All, The customer brought this car in saying that the rear brakes appear to stay engaged at times.He can feel the car dragging and slowing.If he lets the car sit overnight then he can drive away with no problem untill the problem happens a week or two la...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L battery draw VIN: JN1CA21A6X
Hi All, I have this Maxima which likes to kill the battery after a day or two of sitting. Upon inspection, it appears the BCM is not going into sleep mode. I do not have a scan tool which will read the BCM on this car, but found another way to get into it. The...
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JT3VN39W0L
need help really bad! this vehicle came in with a transfercase problem and a no power problem. first sent to have tranny and front transfercase rebuilt. when it returned it still had a no power problem by that i mean when you step hard on accelerator engine ju...
1991 Toyota Pickup 2.4L convertor VIN: JTP4RN93P8
Vehicle towed in with bad transmission. Replaced with used trans and have had noise ever since. Note: converter to flywheel hookup seems to flex flex plate towards converter when attaching. Tried a second trans...same effect...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K6Y
Check Engine light is on. Code P0420 (catalyst efficiency low). Monitored downstream oxygen sensor, working properly except it seems to be switching too often for a catalyst monitor. I don't see the A/F ratio sensor on my scanner so I can't monitor it. My ques... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst Efficency Low)
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L timing belt VIN: JTEGF21A92
cust came in for maint. timing belt and tune up. vehical ran fine on arrival. installed new timing components per mitchell. lined up marks, installed belt with marks on belt to marks on pullies. spun engine around twice and rechecked, all appeared well. Starte...

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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L readiness monitors VIN: 1HGEJ8140T
Hello Friends This civic is fixed thanks to the iatn members who took time to respond to my help request. And almost everybody had it right when they advised me to check the power supply to ECM , the problem was the backup fuse, it had what it looked like oi...
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L center support bearing VIN: 2HKYF18513
The majority of you suggested new part from the dealer. One person suggested warranty from the dealer. Checked with the local dealer, too many miles. Another person said they had the driveline rebuilt by a local driveline shop. We feel more comfortable putting...
1997 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L wipers VIN: KMHCF24F3V
this proplem is fixed was a shored wire in harness near battery most replies were suggesting wiper lingage but not this one thanks for help guys
1993 Isuzu Pickup S 3.1L leak VIN: 4S1CR11Z8N
Thanks Steve from Maryland and Sherman from Texas. Arriva scrap yard did not have a tank assembely, but they found one for us in PA. Sherman, I thought about a fuel cell myself, but that would'nt fly. Good idea though. Thanks again, Mike@t+c
1995 Isuzu N NPR 3.9L hard start VIN: JALC4B1K6S
This vehicle ended up leaving UN-FIXED. After . . . I am sure I danced ALL AROUND the problem but after numerous attempts to find the fault with this system and a bunch of parts on my nickle, I gave up on this one! I think the biggest problem with fixing an ...
1995 Isuzu N NPR 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, slow start VIN: JALC4B1K6S
This vehicle ended up leaving UN-FIXED. After . . . I am sure I danced ALL AROUND the problem but after numerous attempts to find the fault with this system and a bunch of parts on my nickle, I gave up on this one! I think the biggest problem with fixing an ...
1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L thermostat VIN: JT8VK13T9N
The head gaskets were installed wrong. The front head gasket was on the rear and the rear on the front. The front head gasket has a hole for water bypass which was plugged causing water not to circulate properly. Thank to all! Anthony
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U0Y
After cleaning the MAF and the injectors as stated, fuel trims were closer but not correct, still was setting pending code on every road test. Posted the last update and went home. The next day we planned on swapping air fuel sensor wires at PCM connector to s...
1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L awd system VIN: 4S4BJ65CXM
I finally was able to remove the tailhousing and check the AWD solinoid. Turns out that it was indeed faulty, just as Daniel from oregon said. I also added limited slip lube as precautionary measure, as the vehicle still has rough operation, possibly because I...
1995 Subaru Legacy 2.2L Stall VIN: 4S3BD65575
good morning, thanks to all who responded. well, another one lives to drive another day. it turned out to be a bad maf. it won't set a code but it will make it stall!! thanks again, steve
2001 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GF48581
Well I had hoped to get some info other than what I had already gotten from the archives. Most replies said to replace neutral switch. I still can't see how the neutral switch can have any effect on the idle control when the car is not moveing. The idle proble... Trouble codes: P1507 (Idle Control System Malfunction fail safe).
1999 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JS2GB331SO
thanks for all respones.turned out that other garage had replaced timing belt with timing out.we reset timing marks replaced belt car ran great.thanks again.
1993 Toyota MR2 Turbo 2.0L High Idle VIN: JT2W22N3P0
Thanx to all who replied. After testing all of the sensors (which none of the sensors are easy to get to and have to be removed for testing), wiring, ECM, removing the throttle body & ISC motor & cleaning everything tested within specs. I remember when this ve... Trouble codes: 12 (rpm).
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAPN62NOT
I have narrowed this problem down to the wiring harness. I am looking for a usable part at this time. Cost is prohibitive on a new unit. Will update after completion.Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0340.
1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L Engine VIN: 4T3ZF13C2X
Swapping the harness took about 25 minutes and all the sensors were in place. I was expecting a two or more hour job. Van runs great now. The radiator is leaking that is why it lost coolant and overheated. Thank you to all that helped.
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