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2001 Daewoo Leganza CDX 2.2L engine VIN: KLAVA69221
Car pulled in with a dead hole and a very rapid knocking sound (sounded like the valves were hitting the pistons) i pulled the head off and there were no marks on either the piston or the valves, i rotated the camshaft and the valves all looked straight and mo...
1996 Honda Prelude VTEC 2.2L abs pump VIN: JHMBB117OT
Hello Honda techs.. I am looking to you for some help on this one. This car belongs to a friends daughter and I agreed to have a look at it before I ship it to the dealer. Although I have not been able to verify the complaint she says that at least once a day ...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D61
Has no drivability issue, just p0133. Has been cleared and returns consistently. When saw first time, replaced b1/s1 o2 w/OEM part. Next time in, realized ex. manifold was cracked, so sent to dealer and they fixed for free. Code returned again and warrantied O... Trouble codes: P0133
2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: KMHWF25H52
car came in whit a no start condition po 335 crank sensor , replace crank sensor runs for 10 minute and stals , crank ,no start , again check crecuit whit load ok good ,groud , and 12volts present at the sensor conecter check signal wire yellow if short to gro... Trouble codes: P00, 335 (crank sensor)
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L radio and a/c VIN: JNKCV54E03
hey i have this 2003 g35 coupe that the radio does not turn on and the a/c is on full blast and can not be shut off. i tried to take out the radio to see if i have power to the head unit but i cannot get to the back of it. i had checked all the fuses and the a...
2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L 80,80,80,80,100,100 VIN: JACDJ58X8Y
This engine ran hot and blew head gasket along with consumming oil so decided to ovrhaul engine. head were done by machine shop and we assembly short block. according to all data align oil pump mark to crank pulley which now cylinder 2 will be tdc and align ma...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L timing chain VIN: JM3LW28G3Y
Hi Mazda/Ford guys, I put head gaskets on this at 159,000 miles. Wasn't overheat, had a dead miss and did a valve job. Never did find a reason for the miss (probably just tune up or blown intake gasket). Another shop told customer engine was blown, we pulled t...
2002 Mazda B3000 DS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4YR16U02
light comes back on within a day not a big drivabilty concern but light bothers customer. tested air control valve all ok couldn't find any vacuum leaks been at the dealer charged lots of money still no fix. any ideas were to star? Trouble codes: P1507, P0316, P0301
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L MIL Lamp on
sorry for the no vin. this is a 94 3000gt. the check engine light is on it has an obd2 connector, i have been unable to check for codes my scan tool will not communicate with it. i checked the connector the number 1 and number 7 wires were in the wrong places....
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L compressor VIN: 5N1ED28YXY
i have this nissan xterra that the a/c compressor turns itself off when ever it wants to. all pressures seem to be fine all fans are working and it cools very well when its working. if any one knows of a particular bug that may be haunting this system, please ...
1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Oil in the Coolant VIN: 4T1SK12E7P
Car came in with foamy coolant. Flushed unit and did not find any evidence of a head gasket leak. Is there a oil cooler or etc that could be causing the oil to mix with the coolant? I did notice that there was a cooler hooked up to the oil filter. Thanks for ...
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L extended crank VIN: JT3H86R3X0
Engine runs well. Extended crank time recent problem. Owner has K&N air filter that he recently serviced with problems developing about same time frame. Came in for CEL with PO171. Graphed O2 sensors with AE and can see a general lean operation most of the tim... Trouble codes: P0171
2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L compressor VIN: 5TBBT44111
Good morning Toyota techs,I have a 01 tundra that came in with an a/c problem,the compressor cycles constantly,so I recharged the system and it still does the same.Turn the a/c on and the compressor comes on for about 10 seconds,then goes off and the light on ...
2001 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L a/c lines VIN: JTEHT05JX1
i need to replace the a/c lines from rear a/c unit they run along the chassis and seperate about at the half way point.the leak is in the rear half of the pipes. do you have to lift the body in order to get them in place?has any one ever done this job.thanks i...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L 2-3 shift VIN: JTDBE32K42
Hey All,Thanks in advance.We have this camry we installed a used trans assy in and now It has a delayed shift from 2nd to 3rd .We replaced prior trans assy due to a faulty pump. It's funny it only does it under light excel.In other words @ 20% tps car has lazy...
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR32E63
hey techs, I Have this toyota po420 The sensors are looking good But I have A concern,In The archives I did not fine A whole bunch Of po420 problems I did see use oem parts or you might have problems.I went back Into Alldata and looked up a possible tsb And f... Trouble codes: P0420

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1996 Acura TL 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: JH4UA3658T
customer has not returned the car for futher testing. i drove the car for a week and it never acted up. it needs to get worse (more consistant) before more tests can be performed. thanks for all the replies.
1998 Honda Prelude Type SH 2.2L hard to shift gears VIN: JHMBB6156W
Thanks to everyone for your responses, upon removed clutch we found worn out badly and broken springs on clutch disc, installed new clutch set and resurfaced flywheel, Tranny shifts ok and while road test mil and atts light set it again, P0500 set and very low...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Compressor
Thanks for the help. The customer brought the vehicle in last Friday. Luckly it was hot and humid enough that it final was acting up when I had the vehicle. The A/C light on the dash stayed "on" when the compressor cycled off. Because of the location of the...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L spark,injector pulse, fuel pump VIN: KM8SC13D02
We got execellent advice from Ty in Connecticut. We checked the charging system and voltage was below 12 volts. Sold new alternator , voltage went up to 14 volts , fuse never blew again. Thank you guys!
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L Headlights VIN: JT8BH28F2W
Vehicle is repaired thanks to the assistance of some of the members on iATN. I know this is not a common vehicle but Adrian [...] suggested to remove the height sensor pop the cover on it & check for corrosion inside. The output terminal was corroded away so...
1991 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM1FC3529M
I learned on this site about how the transmission computer had control over cold start and idle speed control. I took that information and used it to search a couple of rx-7 forums i had found, namely I found out that when converting one of the...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC54HX1
Sorry everyone, however the customer has yet to return or call about this problem. There was some additional testing I wanted to do, like testing exhaust back pressure for a early CAT restriction. Of the 5 replies I received ( Thanks guys!!) there were no conc... Trouble codes: P0154 (B2S1 HO2 sensor no activity).
2005 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.8L crank pulley VIN: JA4MW51S05
We ordered a new crank sprocket and trigger blade. We installed all of this and the car starts and runs fine now. The notch in the trigger blade does line up with the timing mark on the case when it is installed properly. Thank you for the replies and I know t...
1995 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Brake pedal travel VIN: 1N4AB41D9S
After extensive examination the master cylinder was replaced.It was evidently bypassing pressure internally.
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L no power VIN: 3N1CB51D01
Well, I can't believe how many responses I recieved for this,,thanks everyone for your help. I actually never got to fix this one. The owner had it towed 500 miles to a Nissan dealer. He told me that after about 6 hours of diagnosing with 4 techs, they replace...
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