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1999 Acura TL 3.2L steering column VIN: 19UUA5641X
The customer was driving and noticed smoke coming from inside the steering column. Brought car to me today and I can not duplicate the problem. I have removed the column cover and checked connectors it must be either the ignition switch or multi function switc...
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC83D11
Dear members, This started out simple enough,diagnosing a misfire on #6 cylinder.After removing spark plug I decided to replace plugs and send it on it's way.Not so good .After idling about 30 seconds it started missing again.Checked for codes to find it mis... Trouble codes: P0306
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Fuel odor VIN: KNDJA723X1
Customer complains of an intermittent fuel odor when vehicle is cold. I have not been able to verify but customer is insistent that it is there. I have checked for fuel leaks and watched for any seepage at the injectors while running the fuel pump. I suspect t...
1999 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L engine VIN: 1YGVF22CXX
Hi All Thanks for your time in advance, Great group we have here. What I have is this 626 that intermintally blows the ten amp engine fuse. Started out after driving about thirty miles fuse would blow. replace fuse (fine). Then it got to whenever you put it ...
1991 Mitsubishi Montero 3.0L smoke VIN: JA4GJ31S9M
Thanks In advance- This came as a no start- narrowed it down to the ecm. We ordered a reman ecm, truck fired right up, and very soon after smoke started rolling out of the ecm. My question is does anyone know the quick and dirty answer to what is shorted and ...
1987 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L high igniton timing VIN: JN1CZ14S7J
The car came in for a no start problem a few months ago. we found it was in dire need of a tune up and some of the plug wires were crossed. We replaced the plugs, wires, cap, rotor button, air filter and fuel filter. The car would start up and run, but would r...
1993 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L sun roof VIN: 1F18C6534P
Hello fellow IATN members. Thank you in advance for your help. What I need help with is resealing a sunroof. I have found that water is leaking under the tracks and filling the center of the tray. The tray assem. is out of the vehicle. How do I disassemble the...
1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SSF6359
Hi all I have this subaru in our shop , came in with a ck engine light on code p0420 CATALYST SYSTEM EFFICIENCY BELOW THRESHOLD BANK 1 was monitoring front and rear oxygen sensors and found that I am only getting 2 to 3 in 10 2500 rpm and the rear oxyge... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst system efficiency below threshold bank 1)
1995 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2T1AE04BXS
bosses car has high idle all the time no matter of engine temp. used smoke machine to look for vacuum leaks none found. unplugged idle air control valve no different. checked for codes none found, replaced iac soleniod and cleaned valve no different. please he...
1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13CXW
Greetings!! This vehicle set a code PO500 directly after performing a brake inspection and oil change. Thinking it was something we might have done we lab scoped all wheel sensors. *NOTE* This vehicle does not actually have a vehicle speed sensor it uses input... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle Speed Sensor Fault)
2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Vibration above 55 VIN: 4T3ZF13C0Y
This vehicle has a bad vibration while driving above 55mph. This van also had a severe brake pulsation. After driving the vehicle we got back to the shop and measured the brake temp., the front right brake rotor was about 90 degrees hotter than the left. I've ...
2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Mechanical VIN: 5TBBT44161
We have a good customer he changed his own oil and ever since this thing is a smoke screen . it really is bad especially cold but alway has a smoke trail following it the exhaust smells like oil . We checked the oil level its ok,checked for TSBs none . what go...
2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L abs unit VIN: 4T1BF28BX2
The brakes were locking up and would render the car immoveable. car was towed in, hooked up scan tool and retrieved code C1246 (Master cylinder pressure sensor) checked the inputs and outputs of sensor and all were good. Pressure on the monitor ranged from 50 ...

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1992 Acura Legend L 3.2L steering wheel VIN: JH4KA7668N
Sorry to report that we were not able to fix car. Tried flushing power steering, took off power steering belt, disabled abs. Problem still there. Customer didn't want to spend any money and I didn't want to start throwing parts on it on my dime. They say they ...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L speedometer VIN: JHMCB7671N
thank you to all that helped me on this one, vss was good, speedo head was the final conclusion circiut on the head was pretty rough.removal of cluster will make you pucker though with that age and mileage, thanks to iATN members again!!!
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Accessories VIN: MFJKFJFJJG
hey guys i found the code in the glove box,thanks again.
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start, FLOODED VIN: JT8UZ30C5S
Thanks to all of you that offered help. Unfortnuately the customer picked up the car and has decided to take it off the road for the winter rather than run any further diagnostic testing.
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L engaging at slow speeds VIN: JT6JHF10U1
Your recommendations were right on the money. We scoped each sensor and found that the LR wheel had a strange wave form. After removing the sensor and checking for rust we found the exciter right was cracked. Replaced axle and problem is solved. Thanks to ever...
2002 Lexus GS430 4.3L starter VIN: JT8BL69S72
sorry for not closing this repair it's because this was the first time I ask for help and did not know tha we have to close .this car ws not fixed the customer took it to the dealer,but as soon as I find out what was the problem I will pos it. thank you very v...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Unknown VIN: 1N4DL01D7Y
Will be sending car to transmission shop. From the replies I have recived it has a problem an internal promlem with oneway clutch .Thanks for the help.
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Intake manifold VIN: 1N4DL01D5Y
New intake gasket is on this Nissan, and runs like a top. From the number of replies, cracked gasket on this model,causing missfire is common. The general consensus was to leave as much as possible still connected, undo EGR tube, fuel rail, undo top intake bol...
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 1NXAE09B5S
i changed the mount like everybody suggest it was the right engine mount thank you now theres no vibration the customer can now here the bad belts loose struts and many other noises that he complains about thanks again to all my job is now getting eaiser
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L vvti VIN: 4T3ZF13C5I
yes, this van does have VVTi. i'm pretty sure the issue is the VVTi actuator or the spooling mechanism in the cam. the customer decieded to have his son remove it. we'll it see what happens. will keep you posted if i hear anything
2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E42
first off let me say thank you for all the insightfull responses,but special thanks to john [...].you techs all said do the tsb,well i wasn't sure if this car fe... Trouble codes: P1349.
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