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Help Request Answers
1996 Acura RL 3.5L Stall VIN: JH4KA9650T
We have this accura that has an intermittent stall. Cold start would start and idle up to 1500 rpm then slowly drop to 750 rpm for no apparat reason would stall. would restart and stall within two seconds then do the same thing four or five times have only b...
2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6614Y
thank you iatn members this car came in with a hole in the rad.replaced rad.seemed okay.came back two days later with a misfire number 1 cyl code.and an intermittent chug at idle.we eliminated wires,plugs,injectors.so we pulled the head and had it checked for ...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L alternator VIN: 1HGCG225XY
The alternator belt tensioning bracket keeps breaking. Original lasted 50k miles, second one only 3k, third is broken again after only 2k miles. I haven't seen the vehilce yet and will certainly check pulley alignment, other mounting hardware, etc, but want to...
2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1YVGF22C01
help. this one came in with slight hessitation and what felt like it was droping a cyl. found 2 plugs carbon tracking. performed tune, plugs, wires, pcv and fuel filter. had same problem, then i found the P1100 replaced maf straight from mazda. no change. chec... Trouble codes: P1100 (maf intermittent)
2002 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1BJ22542
Customer was parking the car in a lot and had the steering wheel turned to full stop. The brakes were lightly applied, the A/C was off but the fan was on. The vehicle stalled. I performed a throttle service and cleaned the IAC valve also. I had a tough time du...
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start VIN: 4AJ56G1SE2
Car towed in, no start, no spark, no communication with two different scanners. We checked the ignition transistor as per Alldata and it checked OK so we sent the ECM to a rebuilder frequently recommended on this website. They reported "no problema", but sent ...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Unknown VIN: JT3VN39W55
I have this 4 runner that was towed in for head gaskets,when I got it ,the upper intake was already removed. Here is the problem I put it all back together and I have an extra vacuum port on top of the throttle body(it has a 90 degree bend that points it towa...
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86RXX
Need some help from all you toyota techs. This 4runner came in with a p1133 code. Replaced the front o2/fuel ratio sensor, Car came back with same code. Test drove and graphed o2 with solas found that it stayed between .500 and .700 and was usually at .660 or ... Trouble codes: P1133
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2T1BR12E4X
hi friends, we have this 99 corolla that is intermittently dieing. it shuts down with out any warning at all, does not surge or spudder, just shuts down. I havent seen many toyotas with this type of problem, so i realy dont know what to check next? we did a sc...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on
We want to thank Bo [...] for taking the time to get back to me regarding my request. I am closing this request with a no fix at this time because the customer needs the car ASAP. Again, if we don't...
1993 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L none VIN: JACDH58W0P
Dale, you nailed it! That little port under that intake plate was plugged up tight with carbon. Cleaned it out and it is now working properly. I should have given that info about the no change in idle when manually opening egr valve. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ... Trouble codes: 32 (egr system failure).
1995 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: IN4BU31D2S
Sorry for the delayed response... Thanks for all you guys's input on this one. A few of you guys hit it correct with the replacement of a Nw Knock sensor. That seems to improve some what. Another piece of part that makes it better was the fuel injector. Unfo... Trouble codes: 32 (Knock sensor).
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AC11D32
I found an article in the newest Motor magazine that describes the same problem in a 2004 Sentra 1.8. The writer diagnosed it as a head gasket leak. Small leak when cold. Plugs misfired on antifreeze in cylinder, runs well after antifreeze burns off. The car h... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multi Random Missfires).
1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L ABS module VIN: 4SBG6857W6
Sorry for my late fix respond, Andy and Arthur where right with the abs activation and then bleeding the brakes. The only problem occured was I had to bleed the brakes in a differrent way, that meens bleed the RF,LF,first then RR,LR and this 8 times in a row t...
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Clutch
We finally got the scuby doo fixed. Thanks to everyone for their help. Special thanks to Tim from Nevada and Joseph from California. The problem was indeed the slave cylinder. I pulled the boot back and the piston was stuck all the way to the bottem of the bor...
2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TD62V8Y
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. We ended up using our smoke machine and found the smoke coming from the upper portion of the tank. We removed the sender and found the gasket folded over a bit. The customer stated that no pump repairs had be...
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L Pinging VIN: JT3RN37W9L
While applying vacuum to EGR valve (and thinking 3 steps ahead), I failed to notice that after about 2 seconds the engine speed came back to normal (before I released the vacuum from my hand pump). So yeah, the EGR valve is working but NOT holding the valve op...
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Incomplete Monitors/ VIN: 4T1BG22K11
Probably the best resource I had on this issue was the Toyota section of the Technical section on IATN. I got the vehicle back last night and it sat for the required eight hour cold soak. Out of the box, I checked IAT vs. CT and compared the values. (They must...
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