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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start, No spark VIN: 1HGEJ1221S
Vehicle came in customer stated shut car off came out next morning and vehicle no started. Customer had vehicle towed in. Spark tested vehicle found no spark. Ckd Alldata for pinpoint test. Performed pinpoint test and test stated replace icm. Replaced icm stil...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5638T
Hello to all IATN Members. I am trying to help a tech from another shop in our area. This particular vehicle is a 96 Honda Accord OBD II compliant with a 2.2 litre 4 cyl. The vehicle came to the shop not running, for a motor replacement, after a gross overhea... Trouble codes: P0335
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Signal Lights VIN: 1HGCG2254X
Hi guy's I have a 1999 Accord EX coupe. The signal lights work most time's execpt when i hit the brake's and somtime's dont work at all. The car has 95,000 miles on it. I looked on all data. I swaped the head light relays same results power to all fuses. Do yo...
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2HKYF18523
Customer complaint of poor fuel economy. Was getting 18 mpg now at 13 mph under same driving conditions. No codes, runs smooth, no hesitation, EGR appears to be working OK. Fuel trim is 2.5, air filter is clean, tires are correct size. What should normal fuel ...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Unknown VIN: KMHDN45D91
transmission will not shift into overdrive.
1995 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.0L cruise control VIN: JA3AP57J5S
RPM and vehicle surge with cruise engaged. Not bad once it is warmed up, but cold it can be as much as 400 RPM. Thank you in advance for any insight.
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L No Start VIN: JAC3R46V4N
Hello, I know everybody has one of those cars that just wont go away, that came from that real warm place, that they wish the customer would wrap around a tree, not getting hurt of course or at least sell it to somebody in bum *&%$ Egypt. Anyway please bare wi...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L heater VIN: 4A3AA4G33E
hello techs,does anyone knows if there is a heater control valve for this car it looses the heat completely,owner removed the thermostat because there is no coolant flow to the heater core,removed both heater hoses flush with water and air but it is plugged co...
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L condensor fan VIN: JN1RZ24A2L
thanks in advance for your help. vehicle came in no freon, pop off valve had popped. replaced ,evac and recharged. here's the problem, condensor fan will not come on. high side pressures will climb as high as i will let it. it has manual ac system and the only...
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start, barely runs VIN: 1N4BU31D3R
veh came in on hook. cranks no start. Engine does start intermittantly but has a real lumpy idle and will not increase in speed even with gas pedal to floor. Runs rich. Engine vacuum, taken at fuel press reg vac hose, is only 10-12 in hg. Ignition timing (usin... Trouble codes: 11 (crank/cam sensor), 34 (knock sensor)
1999 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L fuel injectors VIN: JN8DR07Y82
the vehicle was bought from auction sale according to the owner,the original keys where lost couldnt be found,looks like there is no dealer for nissans to get the new key programed in this country.the main dealer we have for the nissans dont deal with domestic...
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 5N1ED28T61
vehicle came in with check engine light on, cam sensor ckt 340, and knock sensor ckt325, while idling after warm up it feels like it drops a cylinder intermittently, feels like a miss, but doesnt set a code. sometimes worse than others. appears to be affecting... Trouble codes: P0325, P0340
2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L 2-3 upshift VIN: 1N4BL11D53
Help! I have a Nissan Altima that flares on the 2-3 upshift on light to medium throttle with the shifter in D only. If you accelerate heavy or if you run through the gears manually, it does not do it. The Nissan dealer has already replaced the transmission tw...
1991 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L dr. shoulder seat belt VIN: 4T1SV21E6M
drivers shoulder belt will go foward an will not return. can jump motor & shoulder belt will go backwards.have tryed different motor checked fuses & relays switches
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4T3ZF13C21
This van has stumped us for about a month now. after you drive it for about 10 min it will not rev past about 4500 rpm with over 50% throttle. It is acting like a rev limiter and it pops back through the intake. It will do it when you are sitting in park or wh...
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C01
Vehicle came in a week ago with Mil(s) for PO440,PO442 Evap failures. Checked system and found no leaks at this time. Also looked up Tsbs and found one for canister closed valve, replaced valve and sent customer on his way. A week later its back and i have spe... Trouble codes: P0440 (Leak deteced in EVAP system), P0442 (Small leak detected in EVAP System)

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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L driver's door VIN: JHMCB7552M
Thanks so much to all the responses. Most everyone stated this is a known problem. Honda had a fix for it, however I was unable to locate the diagram from anyone of where to drill to release the latch. In the end, we ended up removing the passenger seat, poppi...
1998 Honda Prelude 2.2L MIL Lamp on
I call an acura & honda shop down the street,they told me they have seen alot of these prelude's come in with black soot on the bumper and with rich codes. they told me they send them to the dealer. So it was sent to local dealer. Was told dealer replace egr v... Trouble codes: P0170, P0172.
2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM1154X
had 6 replies, thanks. was told to reflash computer, local dealer says cant reflash, also to check for vacuum leaks exhaust leaks, did that none found. there was a bullentin from honda about replacing ecmto a updated 1 that is not so sensitive. advised custome... Trouble codes: P0133.
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L 4X4 light VIN: 2HKYF18523
thanks to all who replied! i talked with the custermor about where this issue may lead, which form the replies sounds like modules, and he has choosen to hold off for now. thanks again gfor allthe help, i would have been lost without it.
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13162
thanks for all the replies, a pond finally getting this vehicle back we pulled the plenum and valve subassembly. within the subassembly we found no magnetic shavings in cylinder 1 and 2. most in #1. replace subassembly and misfire is gone. this vehicle could n... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire).
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C3W
this is a fix. intake was leaking at intake runner #1. smoke machine did not show this, throttle body cleaner while watching stft made it clear as day. new intake gasket and fuel trims both hang about 000000. just doesnt get any better. thanks to all for the r... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank 1).
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JN1CA31D31
Thank you to everybody that replied. The MAF was out of range just slightly. It was out just enough to cause the idle to act up. Put a new MAF and did the idle relearn and the car was good as new. So thanks guys for your help. Trouble codes: P0505.
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L engine VIN: JN8DR09Y62
recieved several emails three suggested radiator, amir suggested easy test by running at 2500 rpm and checking lower hose for collapsing, exactly what this truck did replaced radiator and fixed concern, inspection of old radiator confirmed a calciam type depos...
1991 Toyota MR2 2.2L compresor VIN: JT2SW21M3M
Thanx for all the responces and suggestons. We remove the evap core one more time and found a small leak at the expantion block at the allen head screw, what that is for I dont know, replaced it and evap core recharged and retest for leaks all tested good. Tha...
1999 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, NO POWER VIN: 4TASM92NOX
Received a lot of good ideas, but unfortunately I had no luck fixing this vehicle. I replaced the exhaust manifold and the O2 readings looked a little better, but vehicle still had no power. I checked the grounds, tps, and cleaned the new MAF but still had no ...
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Hesitation, idle at 1500 VIN: JTDDR32TXY
all 8 replies were benificial, however this pcm was bad , got one from the bone yard el cheepo ,runs the nuts now, fuel trims went back to + - 20%, 02 s switching inversly from center , idle and throtle response have returned to normal thanks to all , key = no...
2002 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L No Start VIN: 5TBBT44102
Thanks for all the great help. This vehicle does not have immobilizer or anything that needs to be flashed in order to replace the pcm. The code that I was getting was for the Throttle control system. The flow chart was fairly simple, check for power at the pc...
2003 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L Engine Operating Temperature VIN: K73U716283
I replaced a thermostat and problem is solved. But I tested thermostat outside the engine, it is working fine. I don't know why? Thanks to IATN and all the members.
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