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2002 Acura TL 3.2L Radio VIN: 19UUA56993
Replaced battery and when we try to enter antitheft code for radio we get the error message as if it were the wrong code err1. Have tried different ignition key positions, held my tongue just right, no luck. called dealer and verified code by accessing interna...
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L SRS light stays on VIN: 1HGCG165X1
Car is a 2001 Honda Accord V6. SRS light on. Scanned SRS system using Launch X431 and there was only one code under intermittent codes. Retrieved intermittent code 00-1 [ff, ff, 0, 1]. Do not have the description of the code and the scan tool says "Please refe...
2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L No Start VIN: 1HGCM56714
Hello felow techs. I am curently working on 2004 Accord EX. Car ran fine prior repair with some hesitation due to bent rod. There was some codes in system due to misfire. I replaced connecting rod with bearings from Honda. After engine assembly and connecting ...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L steering pump VIN: JT8UF11E5N
Hard steer at idle, whenever the pump makes noise, steering works, than the noise stops and the pump stops working. replased pump 4 times, each one a little different of the amount of RPM in order to make it work. When it doesnt work, pick up rpm let the rpm f...
2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L flywheel VIN: JTHBD19292
I am replacing the clutch on this vehicle. The clutch was burnt up pretty badly. This vehicle has a dual mass? flywheel. My first question is if some movement in this flywheel is normal. I can rotate the outer piece (disc surface) on the inner piece (bolts to ...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31F9P
hey guys, need some help. i got this altima into my shop and im the third shop to try and fix it. vehicle cranks long and starts hard sometimes, but while it's running it has poor acceleration. if you give it any gas, it just stumbles and wants to quit. i trie...
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L timing chain VIN: 1N4BU31D0S
Vehicle came to us as a "died while driving and cranks but no start". We found rotor dislodged and had destroyed itself and cap. replaced cap & rotor and now car sounds like out of time. We pulled the front cover and from my experience I would say chain has ju...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JN1CA21A5X
these maximas are my worst nightmare,I can do all kinds of testing,and come up with nothing.This customer is as bad as the car,she wants an MRI xray done for $10.00 When I test drove the car it would lurch and hoppe then it would run fine I'd hit the gas and i... Trouble codes: P1320 (ignition system misfire malfuction control), P0325
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A2Y
have a p1320 code vehicle @ other shops. Some one replace 1 ignition coil.Vehicle has no misfire codes however monitors are not ready so codes were cleared recently. checked cam and crank signal integrity and both were ok.just wondereing if the replacement of ... Trouble codes: P1320
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07X41
the truck runs fine just the mil light keeps turning on... Trouble codes: P1000, P1140
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D12
vehicle towed in.customer states vehicle stalled .white smoke from exhaust. pulled plugs fuel soaked fouled. compression check 172 to 180 .engine starts then stalls and somtimes pops from intake.code in history for thrmostat . vehicle will run on carb cleaner ...
2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D94
Customer returned to the dealer and they recommended replacing the rev sensor which I assume the meant engine speed sensor and a turbine sensor which I'm not sure what that sensor is unless they mean a trans turbine sensor. We are a Trans shop but they came to... Trouble codes: P0725, P335
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6852X
For you "Leagle Eagles" --Does anyone know where to find warranty requiremants for replacement catalytic convertors? We replaced this convertor over a year ago (purchased from a Subaru dealer) and when we question them about a potential warranty issue they cam...
2001 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Misfire VIN: 4S3BH64501
Hi, to all Subaru tech, I got cyl 1 no spark from coil pack, are they suppose to be fire on both cylinder? I test the primarily circuit accord to alldata, it does not match, same as wiring color, I think it is the coil problem, I would like to confirm before I... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire detect), P0328 (Knock sensor 1 CKT high bank 1)
2001 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BE63551
Hi all. This one has me stumped. This car came in for head gaskets, they were leaking oil, no overheating problems. The customer did not complain of any running issues before I did the gaskets, and I did not test drive it. I replaced the timing belt and idler... Trouble codes: P0341 (CMP sensor signal)
1994 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L No Start VIN: JS3TD03V2R
Howdy everyone!! I am posting this for a co-worker, but have been involved with him on this. The problem is that we can't make it run!!. Vehicle came in on the hook (died while driving). It had no compression, about 1/2 quart of oil, and about 2 quarts of cool...
2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Luxury 2.7L rear end VIN: JS3TD94706
Customer states that when driving vehicle down the road on wet pavement that the vehicle seems like the rear of the vehicle wants to slide as if it were hydroplaning, it can be driven on a straight road and have this happen. Customer says it happens in snow or...
1990 Toyota Camry 2.0L Stall, START AND STALL VIN: JT2SV21EOL
wow, this one is tricky, car starts and runs for 3-5 seconds,then dies thougth it was mass air flow. unplugged maf and car would idle just fine. installed 4-5 maf's finally car ran and accelerated fine. installed air filter housing car wouldn't run same old sy...
1997 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start, MIL LAMP NOT ON VIN: 2T1BA02EXV
this car has no ignition,no injector pulse,no fuel presure,mil will not come on,and battery voltage where reference voltage should be,pcm is shot!!! has anyone had this problem? i dont want to replace the pcm without finding the reason it failed . i feel somet...
1997 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L radio VIN: JT2DG02TXV
Hi IATN members. This car came in with the complaint of the radio volume going up and down when coming up to a stop sign. On the first road test we found that while your going down the road the radio volume would be at one setting. Then as you slow down with y...
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Wiring VIN: JT3HP10VXV
Hi everybody, i have this Toyota Rav4 1998 model with aircondition & heating wiring problem, can anybody provide me with the heating & A/C wiring diagrams. Best regards
2002 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L drive train? VIN: 5TBBT441X2
well i got a tundra that we can hear a sound like a rubbing thump and cant pin point it almost sounds like a wheel bearing but its not we have used a chassi ear on it and still cant pin point it has any one out there seen a similar problem?? thanks for any inf...
2002 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GN86R52
I cleared codes and they come right back, cleaned MAF, and still came back. When clearing, the two trac lights go off, and come right back. She says also her alarm starts up while driving. Hasn't done it with me, but when she drove in, horn was ah honking.Can'... Trouble codes: P1135 (MFL ctrlled fuel air meter)

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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L torque convertor VIN: JHMCD5664R
ok i believe this one is fixed. the convertor pressure test ok. the leak would run straight down from the seal. when i have had a bad convertor it would sling fluid around in the bell housing. this one was clean. when we removed the seal it was pushed all the ...
2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L compressor VIN: JTHBF30G33
after extensive diag i refered cust to dealer where they replaced the ac clutch relay again(i replaced it 2 weeks earlier)they said it fixed it so i guess will see what happens thank you for the help
1995 Mazda MX-3 1.6L Mechanical VIN: JM1EC4353S
Thanks for all the help on this one. It turns out like I thought, the cam gears were indexed wrong. Thanks to patrick [...], and michael vonleist for the confirmation! This baby fired right up after he got everything right and ...
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22161
after doing a wiggle test for the speed sensor the abs light never came back on. unplugged the connector all the connections were clean. so this things just needs to leave the shop Trouble codes: 45 (right front wheel speed sensor), 24 (left front air bag).
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1RZ24A8L
Thanks for the replies. It was located behind the drivers seat like most of you said. It had cracked soldered contacts inside, like the Honda PGM-FI relays. I soldered them back up and it works great now. Thanks all.
1992 Nissan Skyline GTST 2.5L Compressor VIN: 6U9000HCR3
Hi all, unfortunately I haven't been able to sort this one out yet. I am waiting for the customer to bring the vehicle back to us. I have located quite a bit of information on this vehicle which I will add in an update as soon as I have located the fault. Than...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Blower Motor VIN: 1N4BA41E74
Thanks to all that replied especially Kerry from Florida for making me think it should work with the test I completed. A lesson learned trust you test equipment and not new dealer parts. The new Amplifier I got from the dealer was bad, another new one fixed th...
1987 Subaru GL 1.8L timing belts VIN: JP1AN43B7H
Thanks a lot guys¡ It´s very hard to follow Mitchel form, it´s not acurate. You have to doit aligning the rigth cam and the three notch on the fly well, then turn it counter clock wise until see again the three notch and align the left hand cam. Thanks aga...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L tcc VIN: JT3VN39WXR
Sorry this has taken so long, being my own vehicle I haven't had a lot of time to work on it. Last night as I was checking it out I decided to check the TPS and it did have a spot about half throttle where it dropped voltage so I replaced it. That did not fix ...
1995 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, hard start
received many responses but two suggestions were offered many times, coolant temp. sensor and iac/throttle body needing cleaning. wanting to work on this only once(wifes car), I replaced the coolant temp sensor ($50. from toyota) and cleaned the throttle body ...
1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L No Start VIN: JT3GN86R3W
Screwed up the firing order! I appear to be too cute by half. I thought I was paying attention to the details. I also assumed that Mitchell Manual distributorless ignition system schematic was correct. It showed the first coil fired cylinders 1&4, 2nd coil to ... Trouble codes: P0306.
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