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1995 Honda Passport EX 3.2L limp home VIN: 4SCY58V1S4
tell you the truth i dont have much experience with these vehicals but here goes .you can drive 150 miles without it acting up and sometimes it takes ten the transmission light comes on and it seems like it goes into limp home and the moter is sluggish i realy...
1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHWF35V6X
i have codes p0340 and p0335b and p0740a. car has an intermittent stall and or no start, if you let set for just a few mins it starts. also where is the crank sensor and cam sensors, according to my info the crank sensor is just below the exhaust manifold and ... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft pos), P335, P740
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 4S2DM58W21
I need a little help from some Isuzu experts. This vehicle came in with a complaint of cutting out on acceleration. I found that it surges on acceleration intermittently, does not feel like an ignition issue. I am able to duplicate the condition in the shop po...
2003 Lexus RX300 3.0L electrical relays VIN: JTJHF10U43
i have a lexus rx 300. customer complained of clicking noise from under hood. check 3 or 4 times, never could duplicate concern. came back today and narrowed down to relays in under hood fuse/ relay panel. happens inter. checked all grounds as best as possible...
1987 Mazda RX-7 1.3L blower motor VIN: JM1FC3317H
car came in for blower motor inop.checked power and ground had battery voltage with switch on high and low resistance on ground.this was all checked with the blower unpluged .pluged the motor in and motor ran until I lowered the fan lost voltage comp...
1990 Mazda 323 1.6L Engine VIN: JM1BG2322L
Got an oil leak causing smoking onto exhaust. Very familiar with this engine's oil leaks. So replaced valve cover gasket and front cam seal a month ago.Washed engine.Test drove seems fine.Car back with same problem. Now oil all over head gasket seam. From fron...
1999 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1YGF22C1X5
The car came to us with a check engine light on and the OD light flashes sometimes. We hooked up our OTC Genisys scanner but we can't comunicate with the computer. Any suggestions?
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4A3AK34Y8T
Howdy Top Guns, The vehicle has already been fixed. I am just posting this problem child for iATN archives. During the early stages of diagnostics, I had searched the iATN archives and did not see an exact match for these sympotms. So if it is year 20XX and y...
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 5N1ED28T52
this is second request.after trying previous suggestions,i think i can rule out maf and injectors.this time after clearing codes and driving car ,when i got back i had codes 174 and 300.running car in shop watching datastream,i was looking at bank 2 stft addin... Trouble codes: 174 (bank 2 lean), 300 (random miss)
2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L highway speeds - lag in shift VIN: JN8AZ08W93
Please Help - NISSAN TECHS Hi, Thanks for reading. I own this car. Nissan and a trans shop has not been able to help with this one. I have a problem with shift lag at highway speeds on hot days (90+) when engine is at normal temp. 1 to 2 seconds after a accelo...
1987 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN63R4H
Hey guys we are stuck on this one. This 87 Toyota Pickup came in about a week ago with a crank no start. Quickly verified there is no spark. Distributor is turning, have had a hard time finding specs but we are using specs from an 88 according to that Primary ...
2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JTEGF21A51
Hello everyone I got this highlander and it won't idle correctly intermintly , no codes are stored, no vacuum leaks. If the vehicle is @ idle with no loads(a/c) it will idle @ 1300-1500 rpm's and it has gone down as low has 500 rpm's, Desired idle is 700 +-50 ...
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L abs engages VIN: 5TEHN72N91
Hello, and HELP. I have this well kept up Tacoma in. It is a 4x4. The customer has had it to a large chain repair facility 3 times for this problem. The brakes in the rear, seem to grab and the ABS will engage sometimes while turning at slower speeds and brak...

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1995 Acura Integra LS 1.8L abs VIN: 1JH4DC4464
most replies on this told me to look elsewhere for the problem - the control units are known to be almost bullet-proof - however before posting i had looked elsewhere - extensively - abs sensor is not the problem - customer had decided due to age of the vehicl...
1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Pressures VIN: JHMEG8682S
Thank you again for all the input, replaced drier and had no real change also flushed condensor no debris came out, pressures were still high on high side, and not balancing very quick, local Honda tech said some honda's take 20 mins,normal. We replaced the co...
2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1876Y
Once again thanks for all the replies. Most were very good and right on the money. The crank gear had been damaged and was shortening the square wave on the scope but it was if it were machined like that it looked so perfect that when I got the new one I was s... Trouble codes: 1336 (Crankshaft speed fluctuation).
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL on NO CODES VIN: KMHDN45071
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. It ended up being transmission codes. We replaced the input and output speed sensors and wallah, it was repaired. So i guess, dig a little deeper than using just the global OBD2 function. Thanks, Ron
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JNKCA21A0X
Sent computer off for testing. Tested good. Traced all wiring, nothing found abnormal. Both crank sensors and cam sensor tested good. Further testing showed I was losing injector pulse and spark on 2 and 5 at same time. 2 and 5 share same tooth for crank senso... Trouble codes: P0300.
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A2Y
I think this car probably did need to be reflashed but after driving it some, it began to drop the LT FT #'s some so it appeared that it was learning. The customer has not returned with a SES light so until I hear different, I'm going to call this one fixed. T... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174.
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Eng. VIN: JNRDRO9Y81
I'm not sure if there was a problem with the therm.s or not.It looks like the problem was a blocked rad. compounded by a bad rad. cap. I would like to thank matthew from japan for suggesting the cap. I did think about cap but sometime with many problems you en...
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJR7230X
This car is fixed, passed NY inspection, and back with the customer. It turned out to be the fuel pump relay. I don't understand it. I do know that the o2's get power from the main relay to the fuel pump relay and then to the Positive side of the heater. Thank... Trouble codes: P0135 (Heater circuit malfuntion B1S1), P0141.
1995 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L Ignition VIN: 1YVGE31D8S
I found the problem, why I didnt find this earlier, I don't know. The wiring harness from the main fuse box had rubbed againts the driver's side motor mount and worn through a couple wires. I repaired the wires, taped it up good and put 3/4' heater hose around...
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2225Y
Thanks to all who responded! The maf has been replaced per the bulletin by the dealer, but that was about three years ago, so could still be a problem. Although the airflow readings look pretty good to me. The cust has not brought the vehicle back yet. Will up... Trouble codes: P1170 (h02s front no inversion).
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D1T
Thanks for everybody's help except steve from new mexico. Finally found when tugging on main harness by right shock tower vehicle would start to misfire. Narrowed it down to a broken wire going to # 2 cylinder coil on primary side. Repaired wiring good to go Trouble codes: P1320 (Primary ignition fault).
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6851T
thanks to all who replied. you nailed it right away. their was an aftermarket converter installed and it was not doing its job. put on an oem cat from subaru, problem solved. thans to all!! Trouble codes: P0420.
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L oil presure VIN: 4S3BG685W7
thanks for all the help turned out to be the head gasket i believe.i got them from the dealer and they were one layer and theone i took off was thee layers ,i asked the parts guy about them and said it was a new istalled them,tofind out they...
2001 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L throttle VIN: JF1GM67561
well, I also believe that it was a head space & timing problem, i.e. customer problem. I could not find anything wrong with tps, linkage, brake switch or anything related to cruise. every time I tested system it worked perfectly. customer declined any addition...
1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN39W0N
Well after some more digging I found the harness had rubbed through on the metal bracket mounted to the valve cover between #2 and #4 cylinders - shorting the IGF & IGT wires. Both of these wires had been slightly pulled out of the harness and cought around th... Trouble codes: 14 (no rpm signal).
1994 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L engine VIN: 4T1GK13E0R
Hey guys, thanks for the input. Most of you said replace head gaskets. We're in the middle of doing so and are pretty sure it is the problem. If any different, we will let you know. Again, thank you. Josh.
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L lack of power VIN: 4T1BF28B14
Well guys---this one most of you were dead right. The tires had uneven pressures and this system is very sensative to tire inflation. I wrote in early regarding this vehicle, I guess to keep myself from banging my head against the wall and when it came in. I n...
2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L ft. diff. rh seal cover VIN: JTEEP21A34
Thanks to all the replies, gota love this service, Cust. decided to trade it in,thinks 70.000mi is enough mi for this ride. again thanks for the input and time. I bet I'll see this again it sounds like its going to be a problem with toyos leaking. Adam
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