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1991 Acura Legend LS 3.2L No Start, Misfire VIN: JH4KA7670M
Car came into sister shop with intermed no start,rough running issue.Replaced spark plugs,fixed a couple broke vacuum lines.Started up for about 10,11 times before no start issues came back.Car was sent to us to fix being the car and cust are both problem chil...
1998 Acura CL 3.0L radio VIN: 19UYA2257W
Hi to all; I have a radio brought to me in COdE lockup and with no Acura dealer close by, I need your help to get the 5-digit code. Honda says they cannot access the data. I do not require the procedure, already have that. The Bose CD is Model 39100-SS8-A010, ...
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L Tranny oil VIN: JT8BF28G4Y
Hello all, I have a question for all you Toyota and Lexus Techs, we just performed a 105k service on a 2000 Lexus ES 300, with tranny oil change, the tranny takes T-IV fluid, by accident we put the new Toyota WS fluid in the vehicle, the fluid looks the same, ...
1986 Mazda RX-7 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FC3318G
Hi There, We are experiencing what seems to be a fairly common problem with these cars. Sometimes the car will not start due to being flooded badly. We have seen this occur on these in the winter occasionally, but this car seems to do it quite often, regardle...
1996 Mazda MPV DX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LV5229T
This vehicle will consistently set a DTC P1601 after a few days of driving. I have gone through the diagnostic flow chart, which is fairly straight forward and it indicates to replace ECM. I advised the customer based on this result we could replace the ECM, w... Trouble codes: 1601 (ECM - TCM Communication error)
1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BC1412V
when this vehicle first came in code p0420 came up. at that time it was noticed that the manifold was cracked. this was replaced and customer took vehicle home. next time in (300 miles later) p0420 came up. the rear catalytic converter was checked and determin... Trouble codes: P0420
1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5236W
Looking for some insight on this mazda. It was towed in as a no start. I found the fuel pressure reg. leaking and the intake was full of fuel. Replaced regulator and checked pressure and volume. Good. It will start and idle slow and rough but the throttle has ...
1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L starter kick back VIN: JN1CA2103X
This maxima is driving me nuts. It has a kick back on the starter about every 20th start. Tech line says its losing crank and cam sync. Because of poor ground. I moved ground to starter I installed extra ground cables. I removed all trans bolts and cleaned thr...
1985 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2MX73E5F
looking for exact location of knock sensor. alldata gives a general location. i have searched completely on both sides of the block with no luck! i went to the toyota dealer and asked for help. one of the techs searched the only book he could find with no luck... Trouble codes: 52 (knock sensor circuit open or shorted)
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T6Y
Toyota Techs please help. Car came in with MIL on for Lean condition. We inspected for vacuum leaks and found none. MAF sensor seems to be operating properly. If you open the throttle quickly the engine dies for a second and then picks up speed normally. It a... Trouble codes: P0171

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2001 Acura Integra GS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC43601
The car has been gone for 3 weeks now. The customer would have definetely called if it recoded! The cannister under the battery had an acid burnt hole in it. The vetronix would fail the test every time; yet not tell me to check the cannister for leaks. (thanks... Trouble codes: P1457 (evap leak canister system).
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L torque converter clutch circuit VIN: 2HKRL1868X
new transmission fixed the problem. atf was burnt, thanks for the help
2000 Isuzu F FVR 7.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4G7M7C133Y
The problem is fixed, after one complete day under testing; truck has show no more symptom. I had only one problem while changing the injection pump and it was because there are two possible ways to syncronize it, and I had to try both because I didnt know wic... Trouble codes: 0226 (Pump no Transfer or P/L operator).
1991 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FC3521M
Tried a known good ecu and know it works. Pulled apart the old ecu again and found a toshiba stepper motor contorler (mp4501) had a small peice blown out of it, no burn marks or any other problems found. We could not find this part as it is outdated. Put a use... Trouble codes: 12 (Throtle position TPS circut malfuntion), 20 (Oil metering pump OMP position sensor), 27 (Oil Metering Pump stepper motor circut).
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D81
Hello all and thank you to all that replied. I am happy to say that the vehicle is fixed. We performed a drive cycle and made sure all monitors set up as the customer inspection expires this month. I performed an inspection on the vehicle and the customer pick... Trouble codes: P0133 (o2s1b1 air fuel metering), P0153 (o2s1b2 air fuel metering), P0140 (o2s2b1 air fuel metering), P0160 (o2s2b2 air fuel metering).
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L noise VIN: JI24EN571R
first thanks to all who replied;overwhelmingly the concenses was a loose timing belt ,,,adjusted the belt as suggested and noise was gone...thanks again to all iATN rocks.
1982 Toyota Celica Supra 2.8L lifter noise VIN: JT2MA67LOC
im closeing this now the vech has not returned, I suggested a few more miles get put on the car before going any farther but will probley end up puting a plunger or two in the engiene well see thanks for the time adam
1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF18B7X
Vehicle has been trouble free at this time. I did transfer over the updated control valves to the new cannister. I wish to thank Jon from N.Y., Neil from my state of OH, Eddie from Virginia for their responses and explanations. No one commented on whether they... Trouble codes: P0446.
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