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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KM8SB12B34
hard to start when cold check full presure 38psi reg out 48psi check injecter for leaking disconect fuel rail looks for restriction check presure check if hold presure ,pinch regulator increase presure no change iat and ect 3 degree diference vacum idle 18 in ...
1999 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L Electronic VIN: JLAC4B140X
Good Morning, Need some help with this NPR. firstly i need to know how to pull transmission codes on this model and secondly what vehicle in MOD can i use to compare this with. After pulling codes i would need to a trouble tree for the codes. Thanks in advance...
1993 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L hold light flashes, hard upshift VIN: 1YVGE22A2P
customer had severe transmission slipping,transmission fluid severely burnt, and hold light flashing. installed used transmission. vehicle did not move at first, but after some additive transmission moved, but slipped like crazy. installed another used transmi...
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Wont come out of Park, most of the time VIN: JMIBJ2227X
Hello All I have this 1999 Mazda protige that came to my shop, from on other shop, and most of the time will not come out of park, even when you pouch on the brake, i put her car in shop to confirm the problem , i had to go to the hospital for some medical te...
1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3BM54J5P
Hey guys/gals here is another ECM related Mitsu 3000gt problem. I have searched the site and read any/all related problems. Here goes: There is no 2/5 coil output, verified timing is dead on (all covers removed), scoped cam and crank at the ECM and scoped sign... Trouble codes: 52 (ignition signal or coil 2/5)
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3AA46G21
Not sure if I should not post this in engine forum but I feel this is the best place. This car came in not running. Broken Balance shaft belt got wrapped up in main timing belt and threw timing out and bent all intake valves. Replaced head with rebuilt unit,...
1991 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JNLHJ01S4M
Hi, this car cutout at approx 2000 rpm under slight load. Very intermitant, when the problem occures I feel a slight loss in power and when cruise at just under 2000 rpm if you increase throttle engine falls on its face, as throttle is increased problem increa...
1993 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN1HJ01F6P
this car has low eng vacuum and i cant figure out why. the timing belt is all ligned up. i checked and double checked. the dist timing was off. i reset it and after a couple the test drives the timing is off again!? i removed the dist assy to check the gear an...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D0T
hello everyone, i have this 96 nissan maxima with a no start. it has good fuel pressure but no spark the pcm is not activating coils so i checked crank sensor sig and it was very dirty but i noticed that once that starter deactivated the pattern clean up while...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21DXX
This Maxima has a no start condition due to no injector pulse. It does have spark though...and will run on brake cleaner. This system uses 2 crank sensors and both have a good scope pattern and the cam sensor has a good pattern as well. There IS 12v at the i...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Surge, engine bogs down VIN: 3N1CB51D7Y
hello group nissan sentra came in with complaint of no power,needed plugs we changed them.but motor bogs down and wont rev in nuetral. fuel pressure is in spec.s 40psi and steady,we removed an oxygen sensor and drove it,thinkin it mite be a clogged cat.but sa...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1N4DL01D0Y
This car has a repeat failure of the intake gasket on no. 4 intake port. I know this seems to be a common problem as I have done 3 of these cars for this same problem myself. This is the first one that has come back. I am sure that I got all the old gasket fro... Trouble codes: P0304 (Missfire on cylinder 4)
2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR07Y5Y
I have a 2000 nissan Pathfinder that when it is started it will turn on the check engine light and set a code P0505. My technician has checked the idle air control valve, pulled the plenum and removed the idle air control valve and cleaned it to make sure it w... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle air control valve circuit)
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Varies VIN: 3N1CB51D72
Vehicle transmission slips at times - hot / cold, any speed / load. No codes
1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 4S3BK6750W
Hi there, car came in overheating (cooling fans do operate), client has had radiator replaced and thermostat replaced elsewhere, we verified overheat and both fans operate, removed thermostat incorrect(aftermarket stat fitted-install original Subaru stat), we ...
2001 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L No Start VIN: JF1GC67571
Attention SUBARU Guru's!!! I need some help on this one. We just changed the engine out with a used long block. Engine cranks ok, wont start. Found compression a little low on all 4 cylinders at 110psi(compression does come up above 135psi after 5-6 puffs) Cra...
1987 Toyota Pickup 2.4L idle VIN: JT4RN63R4H
hi, i have this toyota pickup that when the a/c is engaged the idle surges up and down, this is only when a/c clutch is engaged. i have replaced the carburator at an earlier date and triple checked that all vacuum lines were put back in original place. while t...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L mil on no complaints VIN: 4T1BG22K2V
hello,this problem im having has happened for the second time in three months (3764 miles has gone by since last time)this car has 2 dtc's po171 system too lean (fuel trim) and p1210 sub injector cuircuit malfunction.i can't seem to find the p1210 dtc listed i... Trouble codes: P0171, P1210 (sub injector circuit malfunction)
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Lights VIN: 4T1BF18BCW
Thanks In Advanced. The Cust Has Brought The Vehicle In Several Times For The Same Problem, But We Have Been Able To Verify It. She Says That At Times When She Gets Out Of The Vehicle At Work The Lights Stay On(Front And Back) Even With The Stalk Turned Off. T...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 4TAPM62N3W
hi all toyota mechanics, could sure use some help. this vehicle runs real poor when cold, a little better when in open loop. hesitation off idle as if lacking fuel. changed filter, cleaned injectors, ran scanner and found IAC at 39%. the IAC counts did not cha...
2002 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L Rod Bearings VIN: JTDDY32T12
Downshifting problems are causing engines to over rev, which cause spun rod bearings, bent valves, or both. I have spun rod bearings. Have any of you seen this problem? Did you repair or replace with a new short block. Did any of your customers get help fro...

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1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L motor VIN: 1HGEJ8140V
the owner had us have his v-tech head redone and installed onto the base engine he bought also moved the location of an oil galley to make the base a v-tech thank you all for lots of great information chad
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L hard start VIN: JNKCA31A3Y
I took your advice and got a fuel pump from Nissan and it took care of the problem. I now have residual pressure and the vehicle starts a whole lot easier. Thanks to everybody that replied that was greatly appreciated
2001 Kia Optima SE 2.4L No Start VIN: KNACD12661
This Kia is fixed. Thanks for all replies. As I stated in my original post, I was more interested in how the system works, not neccessarily what a silver bullet may be. I've made 3 or 4 requests through iATN over the years and not one bullet would've fixed a c... Trouble codes: P0335 (CKP signal).
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L pannel lights VIN: JT8UF11EP0
Thanks to Phillip from Arizona, David from Florida, Gregg from Oklahoma and Anthony from Texas. after contacting the dealer i found out that a new instrument cluster was going to set the customer back more than $500 dollars. the dealer informed me that they se...
1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L abs VIN: JT8BF12G3T
well we took apart the wheel speed sensors and cleaned the tone rings as many suggested and all is well.
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Misfire VIN: JM3LW28G41
hey all you motor heads, the problem wound up being carbon tracking on the porclien of the spark plug, had to inspect each new spark plug, ran most of tests you guys suggested, new plug problem fixed, love this iatn network,
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK4Y2TE
replace pcm with used unit engine light now comes on but still no start waiting for asd relay.
1997 Nissan Sentra GLE 1.6L TCC solenoid VIN: 1N4AB41D3V
Thanks to all who replied - Tcc Solenoid fixed car temporarily, had metal in pan - have since replaced trans
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L battery draw VIN: JN1CA21A6X
There ended up not really being any draw. My hunch was correct in that the BCM was not going into sleep mode, but the reason for it was what I guess could be described as carelessness. Anyrate Tim and Rich brought it to my attention that this vehicle had a sec...
1983 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L oil pan removal VIN: JT2AL21E1C
Sorry for my late reply-although this post wasn't a request for urgent diagnostic information. My thanks to all who replied; your help was appreciated.As it turnedout, my large hands and lack of patience won out-I had the engine on the floor in less than an ho...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Door locks VIN: JT2SK12E8S
This thing is fixed. Unknown to me and forgotten by the owner, there was an aftermarket alarm/keyless entry system installed on the car, which didn't work. Evidently it was feeding some stray current into the module. I wasn't able to see anything with the digi...
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