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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L All upshifts VIN: 1HGC5649WA
Installed used 60K transaxle from salvage yard. One of the better yards in the area that have done business with for 10 years or more. The A/B pressure solenoid was damaged and transfered from old transaxle. Filled with Honda fluid and test drove. Noticed a RP...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Power doors VIN: 2HKRL1863Y
Hello: I have this Honda which will not open the left power sliding door. I have checked out the fuel door lockout and it works ok, relay latches and works. I cannot open the door with power OR manually. It will not open with either outer or inner handle. Lock...
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8BF22G0V
While cranking vehicle loses injector pulse & coil pulse on cyl 4 only
1993 Mazda B2200 2.2L No Start
This truck got towed in as a no start. We tested all components in the Alldata tests, and it came down to the ECM to be at fault. We had the ECM rebuilt, installed it and still no start, but now the computer has a code to replace the canister purge valve. We a...
1993 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L Stall VIN: JM2UF3148P
Cranks and runs great up to 1800 rpm, any thing above that and it die's. If you let off the throttle in time, it will go back to running fine up to 1800. I power tested coil, and vantage tested air flow meter. Any suggestions, I just don't want to spend the we...
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JA3XC47S1N
this car came in with a stumble occuring on accereration, however he vehicle was notably too loud to do much with as the flexible peice in the exhaust was gone, I advised the owner to have the exhaust repaired so we could hear what was going on and bring it ba...
2002 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L PCM wiring ? VIN: 3NICB51D22
Customer with a "service eng soon" light on brought car to the Nissan dealer,after their diagnosis she was told that they, the dealer, plugged in a new PCM, which did not resolve the problem, they then told her that it was a wiring problem that could cost upwa...
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L head gasket VIN: 4S3BG6850T
Please bear with me on this one guys. I've got this Subaru that first came in with an overheat condition, long story short, we opted to replace the engine rather than go for head gaskets after much time reviewing iatn fixes. I got an engine, and after installa...
2004 Subaru Outback 2.5L speedometer VIN: 4S3BH67524
Vehicle came in a couple months ago with complaint of speedometer not reading above 50 mph. We checked speedo sensor operation, ok. Have seen a lot of speedometer failures so we ordered a speedometer. Installed new speedometer & no change. Cannot find much dia...
1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Back up Lights VIN: JT2SK12EXP
Hey Guys, Having a problem would appreciate your assistance on this one. Back up lights are inop. Replace nuetral saftey switch. Indicator lights on dash were inop for reverse & others now the trans select lights come on after replacing switch including revers...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4T1BG22K3X
Help this vehicle has been passed from shop to shop and now it's My turn! All the above parts were installed by other shops using Toyota parts. This car will start and run good, when idling with the engine hot it will intermittently shut off. Sometimes it will...
2002 Toyota Highlander 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGD2IA82
per customer, problem happened all at once.started hard cold and check engine light came day did not start unless throttle depressed Trouble codes: P0171, P0174

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1999 Acura TL 3.2L No Start VIN: 19UUA564XX
Tnk's to all you guys that reply my request, I change the main rely and so far no come back, I hope this is all. Luis
1997 Daewoo NUBIRA 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KLAJA35ZEW
Thanks for all replies but most things had been tried or checked already, what has fixed it though is a new battery. Anyone ever heard of a battery with an intermittant short? and will still pass every kind of test you can throw at it??
1987 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1HGCA5629H
Thanks to everyone who replied to my problem. Thank to an IATN member who sold me a base plate and gasket. I replaced the base plate and needle and seat with the top gasket as well. Still is not the best running vehicle and leaks some pretty good oil but the d...
2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Transmission VIN: 2HKRL18552
Thank you everybody for the information recieved. At this time with the information that I recieved, most of you recommended replacing the transmission. I talked to my customer and this is definitly my next step, however the problem has since went away and is ...
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L power steering assist VIN: JNKBY31D3V
Thanks to all that have responded. We did in fact bleed this thing out at higher rpms and all seems well now. Thanks to all that responded. This network is a great help...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JA4MW51R02
I did NOT fix this problem. I received 6 replies to my post. I did check cam and crank timing. All okay. Tested for vacuum leaks at injector and intake. None found. Testd EGR. EGR runner is on cylinder #6 runner. It is closed. I did NOT remove crank trigger wh... Trouble codes: P0305.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09X41
thanks for all the help. i replaced both rear o2 sensors for code p0138. this also helped the p0420 code as well, because the 02 signal was cleaner. all monitors complete and vehicle is gone. Trouble codes: P0420, P0158.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF8DP07X51
thanks to evryone i installed a new MAF from nissan and reprogramed car drove over 200 mil and no mil or problem thak you Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0140.
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, high idle VIN: JN1CA31041
The ecu was bad pulled it and took cover off and saw the burnt piece.Thank you to all beacause all of you were correct.The dealer replaced the ecu under warranty and car idles like it should. Trouble codes: P0505, P0136.
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L 1st, reverse shift VIN: JT3RN37WXL
Ok, thank you everyone who replied, I received a multitude of different theories on this problem. One thing that a lot of you said to check was for flexing or cracks in the clutch pedal brackets. An excellent tip, however mine was solid. Also, There was a sugg...
1991 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L dome lamp, seat belt, door ajar lamp VIN: 4T1SV21E0M
IT'S FIXED!!! Here is what I found and what I had to do to get there. I found the power lock module. It is behind the glove box to the left of the ECM. It is green in color. Release a tab and it comes right out. Alldata gives a pinout for the connector and w...
2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L abs unit VIN: 4T1BF28BX2
We hit a brick wall so vehicle was sent to local dealer. found a rolled seal in the master cylinder which was causing pressure issues into the abs unit and then locking the brakes. Master replaced at dealer and vehicle is now fixed. thanks for the help
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E83
Vehicle came back a 3rd time with a code P0171 runs lean. Thought this was a great clue. Changed the M.A.F. sensor and the light has been off for two weeks now. I hope that it's now fixed. Thanks for everyones help. Trouble codes: P0125 (p0300-), P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0304-), P0304.
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