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1999 Honda Civic Value Package 1.6L idle up & down VIN: 2HGEJ6610X
idle surges. any common problems with these cars. noticed the o2 sensors both switch at the same speed Trouble codes: P0505, P1509, P0108, P0122
1999 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S9X
I could used some good advise about this problem. Thank you in advance for reading and considering my problem. This vehicle came to me about 2 weeks ago with the C.E.L. on and a po301, cylinder 1 misfire. I drove the car and it ran just fine no problem detect... Trouble codes: P0301
2003 Kia Rio 1.6L Unknown VIN: KNDJB7234X
help please all kia techs- this is a sublet from a body shop- vehicle went off road- has new r/f spindle, hub and strut. vehicle has bad viabration in engine- body shop did all mounts and could not locate issue. sent to us and we found damper damaged- replaced...
1986 Mazda B2000 2.0L No Start VIN: JM2UF1111G
Please help. this vehicle came is as an intermittant stall with no spark when warm. replaecd the distributor to care for pickup coil trouble. now vehicle will not run at all( no spark). i have power at the coil. and if i ground the negative side of the coil i ...
1995 Mazda MX-3 1.6L Mechanical VIN: JM1EC4353S
I need some help from you Mazda gurus out there. One of my techs. has this DOHC 1.6 gem he bought with a bad head. He bought a re-man head installed everything and she won't start. The timing marks are lined up Perfectly! However, I have noticed that the dist....
1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3XD64B7M
To all my Mitsubishi comrads. We had a 91 3000GT come in with a Mil. light on. We found code 31-knock sensor problem. The car rans real good. We checked the wiring from the computer to the sensor and couldn't find any problems. There isn't any resistant value... Trouble codes: 31 (knock sensor circuit problem)
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start, No spark VIN: 4A31J46G7S
Hello fiends, This vehicle kills distributors. The symptom is always the same. Put a new distributor in it and it's just a matter of time before it is towed in, no start, no spark. A new distributor fixes it every time. It had already had a history of several...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L planetarys VIN: 4A3AK34Y5T
original planetarys lasted 260,000 and seized up. replacement planetarys lasted 30 miles and seized up after complete o/h.this is my son,s car and i have overhauled a few trannys but this parts are not getting any lube.there is plenty of flow thur cooler and l...
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L 4WD indicator light VIN: JA4MT41R0Y
The 4wd indicator blinks when in 2wd, stays on while shifted into 4wd or 4wd low. Question is why does it continue to blink when transfer case is in 2wd? Otherwise 4wd and 4wd low work..only the indicator problem
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Hard to start VIN: JN1CA31A8Y
I know some Nissans like to have injector failures and I'm not sure if this car has the same common issue. I do not get rough running myself here but the customer is complaining about rough start up. I recently replaced the throttle body o-ring which was allow... Trouble codes: P0171 (Mixture lean front bank)
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Blower Motor VIN: 1N4BA41E74
Please help! Any information would be appreciated. This car came in with the blower motor not working. We checked all the fuses in the circuits and all were good. It appeared the amplifier was the problem because the signal that controls the amplifier was abou...
1992 Toyota Camry 2.2L Surge, Stall VIN: JT2SK11F5N
hello everyone, i would first like to thank everyone for any help that they can provide. it turns out that this car is the bosses neighbours car. he took it to a shop near his place to diagnose this problem and they recommended a tune-up. the car seemed to be ...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L tcc VIN: JT3VN39WXR
Hey Guys, Hope everyone had a good St. Pats weekend. I just bought this 4runner and it has the O/D light flashing. It doesn't start flashing until it gets ready to shift into O/D the first time each ignition cycle but after it starts flashing it won't quit un...
2000 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2T1CF28PSY
I'm stumped on this one and I could really use your guys help!!! This vehicle is one of our units offered for sale and ran great from day one.. Unfortunately after sitting for approximately 60 days it has developed the following driveabilty condition. The vehi...
2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E16
No running problems Just MIL Light on Trouble codes: P2610 (Ignition Switch Run Circuit)

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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L slight shudder VIN: JH4KA9651Y
OK, thanks to everyone who replied, Seems the timing marks on the engine that AllData give for the balance shaft belt are incorrect, as most of you indicated. Removed the bolt and locked down the balance shaft and reset balance belt, sure enough the timing mar...
1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2HKRL1863X
Thanks once again IATN. Everyone had good useful information and the #1 thought was the ignition switch. We had already removed the EGR and it was not that dirty. IAC also looked fine (cleaned it anyway) and the stall is so instant, didn't think it was that....
1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1YVGE22CXT
Thank you all for your input and assistance, I have fixed this lunch eater. Quite a few suggested intake gasket leaks and EGR valve problems, I did smoke test and found no leaks, I pulled EGR and found no problems, EGR also stalled engine when opened so nothin...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK44Y8S
Want to thank all the techs who help out had a feling it was ecm but didnt have a lot knowledge on mit. systems. reman ecu came in today got installed fired right up. thanks for all your help
1986 Nissan D21 2.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN6ND12S5G
As always thanks for all the help,finally repaired,here goes tech that said check both injectors were discharging was correct only one was working did paper trick under each injector nozzle . Heres the list not in order,O.E splice for power supply about 10 inc...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31F9P
She called to say MIL came back on shortly after speedometer was replaced. Only now she disclosed that the intermittent MIL started years ago after a 'fender bender'. So, it may well be a wiring issue. The vehicle is moving out of the area, and since it runs f... Trouble codes: 45 (fuel injector leak).
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
brought it to the dealer . said timing bank2 was off a tooth and they only found it because they compared a factory belt to aftermarket look like it aligned properly. factory belt markings showed difference in position. they fixed the belt position and car is ... Trouble codes: P0300.
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L abs VIN: 1N4BL11E82
thank you for all the replies, they all helped greatly...we did find that both rear wheel speed sensors were giving improper readings. we changed the RR sensor b/c it was the worse of the 2 and the problem did not go away. we plan on changing the other rear se...
1991 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2ST87N3M
Well this one is fixed, but not by me. First I would like to thank John,Steve,Tom,Richard and Glenn. The customer took the car and said he would return if it acted up again. It ran fine for 9 days. I was behind him at a light and watched it bog down then spit ...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L power steering boost
The responses were universal in the opinion that a drivebelt doesn't squeal when it slips while wet and a missing splash shield under the engine will let the belt get wet. The car got a new PS drivebelt and a repaired splash shield. Rain is forecast for the ...
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Steering wheel VIN: 4T1BF18B3W
Thanks everyone for your replies. After swapping the tires with our techs Avalon we ruled out the tires. We recommended to the customer that they replace the rear struts and strut mounts. They had the front struts and strut mounts replaced recently. They delin...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Stall VIN: 4T1BE32K52
Thanks to all who replied on this toyota got the thing fixed today got the pcm that came out of the car from the yard, hit the key car started and ran great and we had no mil lamp cust is happy and so am I. thanks iatn members you are great!!! Trouble codes: P0753, P0758, P1656 (vvt solenold).
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