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1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L High idle VIN: 1HGCD7138R
Good morning all. The idle on this car will rise to about 2000 RPM when the VSS is sending a signal. On a lift, the car will warm up and idle normally. Then when I put it in any gear and spin the wheels the idle will rise. If I shift to neutral and stop the wh...
2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM1154X
Help, have this honda that came in with check engine lite on code p0133, replace front o2 sensor, all was ok. That lasted for 6 months. Came back in for the check engine lite on again same code. Test, all is working as it should. Install a oe honda o2 sensor. ... Trouble codes: P0133
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L No Start VIN: SHSRD78893
THis CR-V was towed in as a no-start. Customer stopped at a store, came out, and the vehicle would not start. The fuel pump runs, but it has no injector pulse or spark. Cranks good. When the vehicle is cranked, the red antitheft light at the radio flashes once...
1990 Lexus ES250 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8VV22T4L
Checked the oxygen sensor readings after scan showed code 51 being an easy throttle switch adjustment. O2 was reading negative .891 v at diagnostic connector. I checked it at the 02 connector with it disconnected and had the same reading, also the ecm is stayi...
1992 Mazda Miata 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: JM1NA3518N
Engine is in test enviroment, many things are tightly controlled and measured, but we have lost the ground signal at the injectors. Engine will currently start and run once for four engine cycles. Labscope confirms one injector pulse then oscillates to battery...
1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1YVGE22C3S
customer just bought the car from a lot, cheap. it initially came in due to poor idle and fuel economy. i replaced the intake manifold and did a tune up. it still would cut out under a load and would run better with the maf unplugged so i replaced it. it was b...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on, Loss of power VIN: JM1TA2218S
This car came in with MIL light on, "TCS off" light on with the complaint of intermittently dies and loses power. Found codes P1195 and p1522. The problem is very irratic but seems to coincide with the "TCS off" light coming on. That light will stay lit until ... Trouble codes: P1195 (EGR Boost/Baro sensor open or short), P1522 (VRIS solinoid 2 open or short), 51 (ABS code failsafe relay)
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JH1TA22161
This vehicle came in with a check engine light on p0400 egr malfunction code . We cleaned carbon from the ports and the throttle body plates . everything seemed ok but customer is saying ever since then the idle does wierd things such as it will intermitantly ...
2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JMNB353810
car came in with a no start, no fuel no ignition spark, inspected found the timing belt tensioner spring had come off and the belt had very little tension and had jumped timing, replaced tensioner spring and bolt, set timing, still crank no start found imprope... Trouble codes: P1345
1992 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N6HD16Y8N
Thanks in advance to all,need some input on this Nissan trk.Has a bad hesitation,stumble,lack of power on acceleration from dead stop after cold start up,also after hot soak of 5 mins. or more.Snap-on scanner shows no codes,but will show code if induced.Ckd. M...
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L cv joint? VIN: JN8DR09Y03
This is strange, the truck was bought by me at a nissan auction, It has no frame or drive shaft damage, just some rust from salt in winter. When you put it in 4 wheel drive it has a slight vibration, the stange thing is when you take it out of 4wd it won't rel...
1997 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK6759V
Hello Subaru Techs, we could use your help. This '97 Legacy GT originally came in for an extended crank time before starting, and the check engine light on with a code P0336 stored in the memory. We checked the sensor according to the Subaru test plan for this... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crankshaft position sensor circuit range/ performeance problem.)
1998 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 4T1BF22K0W
I have had this car in the shop a couple of times the first time the customer was complaining of a vibration like an engine miss after climbing a hill and coming to a stop. I could not get it to act up so I let him have it back and he brought it back within 2 ...
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GN86R4Y
First time customer came in due to failing his Texas State Inspection with the MIL illuminated and a P0500 (VSS) code stored. Once cleared the code came immediately back as a pending code while driving. The speedometer functions normally, however the VSS PID s... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle speed sensor malfunction)

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1985 Honda Civic 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JHMAR6529F
Thank you for your information John you hit it on the nose if you pull the throttle out a bit you can see the fast idle screw. This was not ajdusted at all, When I adjusted it it worked great. Customer is very happy she has cold idle now as she has not had it ...
1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4S2CM58V2V
Thanks for the help! This one was a learning experience for me. Most of the responses advised looking for something related to the engine r&r which I found by going back over my previous testing. After coming to the same conclusion but with some inconsistency ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT8UZ30C0N
The day after I opened this, we performed the inspection as per Roberts suggestion, even tho we hadn't received it yet. It was , in fact a vibration that felt like a skip/misfire. We ordered the motor mounts and installed them Friday.99% of the vibration is go...
1993 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, hard start VIN: A7P5125568
I appreciate you guys that responded to my request.this car had two problems.[1]a defective fuel pump and [2] the timing was of by a few teeth. it was difficult getting the timing to line up correctly.once that was done the car started immediately,and runs ver...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4A3AX55X5V
OK, Yes i have fixed this car , but I haven't finished it yet. We took the turbo off, many loose bolts and some missing exhaust nuts,but it seemed something else was amiss. We did a compression w/turob off and first hit was low under 50psi so we did a cylinder...
1996 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L clutch noise VIN: 1N6SD16S1T
recived 11 replies to this post some said it waws the pilot bushing, others that it was the t/o bearing, and a few ranging from the clutch disc to crank end play. wish i could tell you exactly what caused the noise but i cant. what we did was remove the trans ...
2001 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.6L 5th Gear VIN: JS2GB41S01
I received 4 replys, thank you. I was unable to give the customer an estmate for the repair, they did not want to spend much money to repair it. I wasent able to know unless I got into it. Needless to say they picked up the car and I'm not able to give any use...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Stall VIN: JT2SK12E3R
Thank You to all that replied. The Camry has been repaired. I replaced the coolant temp sensor 10 days ago, has not stalled since. Have talked to a couple of Toyota techs since,they told me no way. iATN is invaluable.
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