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1991 Honda Civic Si 1.6L Surge VIN: 2HGED736XM
Hi IATN Techs. I have a 91 Civic 1.6L. 5spd. Way high miles at 253068K. Uses a bit of oil but what the hey . Idles OK, a bit slow, but as soon as you take it off idle it hunts up and down about 250 rpm. On acceleration it has good power. Never seen this before...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L door latch VIN: 1HGCB7666M
Have an Accord here with drivers door latch broken. Have removed seat and interior door panel. Need to release latch now. Have read all comments on this seemingly common issue. Looks grim! [...].net does not seem to have anything other than car sales. Need...
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D62
Hello all, Car just came in today, late afternoon. Will try to dig in deep tommorow, however, I took a quick look at Alldata, just to prime myself on the circuits etc. and am a bit confused. According to alldata, there is a vss on the r/ front wheel, one on t... Trouble codes: P0501
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRAR05Y4W
Thank You in advanced for all your help. I have been fighting this problem for several months now. This is my brother-in-law's suv so I'd really like to get this taken care of. While driving the engine will stall but then after a few seconds the engine will st... Trouble codes: P1320 (The ignition signal in the primary circuit is not sent to ECM during cranking or running)
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7231Y
this is a comeback kia. original problem was mil on with code p0326 knock sensor. code would repeat within 3 or 4 drive cycles. replaced sensor with oem knock sensor and no problem for 3 weeks. came in yesterday with mil on and p0326 coding again. no other iss... Trouble codes: P0326 (knock sensor)
1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JA3BM54J7P
this car is killing me!!! first off thanks in advance for any and all help. this car came in this am customer said it all started on sat. the car did not start so he jumped it and drove when he was comming to a light it stalled he started it back up and off he...
2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: JA3AY25C9Y
Hi All, I have this Mistubishi which I need come help with. It came in a few weeks ago because it would not start, when I gave it gas, it ran. I replaced the idle control motor, cleaned the throttle body and adjusted the idle speed screw. I later learned that ... Trouble codes: P0505
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Won't shift, check engine light Code P0720 VIN: JN1CA31DXY
The vehicle towed to shop. Customer said while driving, check engine light came on, lost transmission power, won't shift. When car at the shop, test drive, everything ok, Transmission shift normal. Found code P0720: Output speed sensor circuit malfunction. Co-...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L fueling problem VIN: JN8DR09Y72
Gentlemen This unit was brought to my shop for a problem when refueling and the ck engine light on. When refueling it will always spit fuel back out the fill tube. Fueling is always done with the engine off and will happen at any tank level. The problem seeme... Trouble codes: P1444 (p1446-), P1446 (p0452-), P0452
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L cooling fan VIN: 4S3BG6854W
Vehicle came in with a P0483 cooling fan function problem. Both fans operate and seem to operate fine. No overheating and no noise from fans. When cleared the code returns in about two weeks.
1992 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Intermittant misfire according to customer...I got nothing on test drive except for MIL.This "old thing" is in good shape and worth attention.It's been tuned up completly and no change.From my brief look at the trouble tree I'm trying a lot of parts on with no... Trouble codes: 12 (ignition), 14 (ignition)
1995 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Stall VIN: JT3AC24SXS
Car was brought in on hook, died on the road. Would start, then run a little while then die. It starts immediately, runs up to 1600 to 1750 RPM then stalls. 3 seconds total run time. Scanner shows no injector pulse width, it appears to be starting from the col...
1995 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start VIN: JT2AE09B9S
Vehicle died and now just cranks and will not start. Tbelt and compression are good. Spark appears to be on the weak side and tried running the car on outside source of fuel to eliminate possibility of bad gas since they just filled the tank recently. Pulled s...
1998 Toyota Tacoma Limited 3.4L clutch pedal VIN: 4TAWN74N8W
Customer says, about 10% of the time the clutch pedal will not release fully on shifting. We have managed to experience this problem only twice. The pedal does not stay at the floor. In fact the pedal rises enough for the vehicle to accelerate normally. You ca...
1999 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L master VIN: 2T1CF28PXX
Well I can't decide where to go with this one. The car came in with a hard brake pedal complant. The pedal feels normal at 20mph if you just want to slow down , try a panic stop and it wont stop, real bad at 45mph. He said he noticed it after a panic stop on t...
2001 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEGN92N71
Here's a hair puller for you. This truck has a salvage title and no longer is covered by mfr's 8/80 warranty. It keeps setting a CAT code intermittently. Sometimes the client can take it and it sets on his way home after 2 miles. Other times it takes 6 weeks a... Trouble codes: P0420
2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L headlights VIN: JT2BF22K71
Watching the headlights you can see them flicking, you can also see this with a volt meter at the battery post on the alt, sense wire, ign wire and light wire. I am grounding on the alt housing. The battery is new the alt is new and the oem alt is doing the ex...

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2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Condensor fans VIN: JHLRD77412
Well it appears that the system is operating as designed , once the car got to operating temp the fans stayed on all the time . thanks to all who replied , especially to John , Tyler , and Dan , all had the same info about reaching operating temp . thanks agai...
2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1HGCM55403
Thanks first of all to those who took the time to reply to my help request. It turns out to be that the vehicle had some contaminated fuel with some kind of stickey thick goo in it.Drained and cleaned out the tank and had to replace the fuel pump/ removed and ...
2006 Infiniti m35 3.5L tire pressure VIN: JNKAYO1E96
we have a sensor activadtor tool which i use but still did not fix the car so i gave it back to my wife and she drove it for a couple of days maybe 150 200 mile and the system started working so i guess it is fixed not sure why but thanks anyway
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L compressor VIN: JT8UF11E4L
it seems there is a combination pressure switch by the accumulator that sends a signal to the pcm and dosent show up in the compressor clutch wiring schematics replaced it and works fine
1996 Mazda B2300 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4CRJ2A4Y
Thank you for the replies that I have recieved, The actual fix was a re-man ECU plug & play from a Co in Old forge PA Diagnosis was confirmed that the intake side ignition coil had no trigger from ECU to fire 1/2 of the intergal coil's in that unit thus settin... Trouble codes: P0351.
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JM1FE17N74
car went back to body shop after our repair-just got out and still runs good-was waiting to close post until we knew for sure-fix was replace both coils for front rotor, replace plugs and change oil again-internal malfunction in coils-all is well now, thanks f...
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L steering wheel VIN: JA4MT31H3Y
Well, it's fixed! As some of you suggested, it ended up being play in the steering box. After adjusting up the slack in the box, the wobble is gone. Thanks to all who replied.
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L Mechanical VIN: M246F45637
hello i'm sorry for this post i did not looked at the car myself after i looked at the car i found a broken vac.line to the fuel regulator i reset the code and drove the car for 110 mil. no code no problem thank you and sorry for tking all your time on this ...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D7S
Sorry it has taken so long to post I suspect the inj. wiring harness has a prob. I am waiting for a harness. When I get one I will let you know if this fixed the prob. Thanks for all your help Louis
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31D2V
Problem was solved when the engine began Knocking. My friend is going to replace the engine. All responses pointed to an intake vaccum leak, which I strongly suspect to have been the problem. Thanks for all the replies. Hope I can help you in the future!
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Condensor fan VIN: 5N1ED28T3Y
Sorry for the late reply, this baby is FIXED, It's my fault for not stating that the problem was intermitment, A/C clutch may engaged as long as 5-15 minutes prior to cycling on and off. I finally reviewed all of the helpful help replies and instead of keep ch...
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L compressor comes on and off VIN: 1N4DL01D01
We finally got this vehicle to act up for about 5 minutes in the shop and were able to pinpoint the problem to the triple pressure switch located on the drier. The contacts in the switch were worn out and would sometimes lose contact. We replaced the switch an...
2002 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF63592
Group, We put an AFRS in 15 (about) days ago. It's still OK. This is what fixed it. Does any one have a scan tool which displays AFRS values for Skoobies in the data stream? Trouble codes: P0130, P1137 (b1s1 range).
2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L shifter VIN: JF1SG656X3
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this. We ended up replacing the shift interlock solenoid and both yellow plastic plate locks. The dealer faxed over a picture. It was confusing but you can make them out. The customer has been gone 2 weeks with no is...
1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3DJ81W7R
Sorry so long, I finally farmed this one out to an electrical shop and found out the wiring harness to that sensor was damaged in some way, Also ecm was bad. The heater would work for a short period of time then lose voltage. Wire repair and ecm and it's fixed...
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: C41U335695
was the o2 sensor was the front one all the paper work i got said it was the back that was the problem i fixed it with the sensor heater was open Trouble codes: P1155.
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