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2001 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L steering wheel
hello,to all the techs out there.i have a 2001 hyundai tiburon with a shimmy in the front at about 60mph. i've changed both axles,changed both tires & checked bal. on all four tires and got the same problem.problem accured out of no where the customer says.i c...
1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Body control module VIN: JNKNG01D4R
Hello iATN techs! I need a little help from the Infinity gurus out there. This car came to me from another garage with a parasitic draw that would kill the battery overnight. It has a total draw of 235 mA. Traced the problem to two different circuits. I have a...
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L sol. a & b VIN: JT8BF28G4X
trans came in with intermittant erratic shifting, check engine light on, trans light on. faults p0753 and p0758 are stored. replaced solenoids, trans is still has sol a fault almost immediately, sol b comes back later, and seems that more times vehicle is driv...
1993 Mazda MX-3 1.8L water pump VIN: JM1EC4333P
hi guys and girls.last weekend we finished the engine swap on my sons 1993 mazda precidia.we removed the 4 cyl and installed a v-6.i swapped engine/trans/cradle/wiring complete from a doner car .the job went very well but now the water pump is leaking.being a ...
2003 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4F2YZ04143
Hello everybody, This problem child only acts up at first start up in the morning. Erratic idling and jerky take-offs. As per most of the fixes on Iatn, I have checked upper and lower intake gaskets, everything looks ok. Fuel pressure is perfect. While watchin...
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L drain VIN: 4A3AC44GOY
when cust uses a/c gets water on floor of car i have done the usual coat hanger in the drain to no avail what am i missing?
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AA46GSY
i have this galant what happen is that the engine ecm was stolden i have a junk yard ecm i bought the immobilizer ecu from the dealer now do the pass word comes with the new immo ecu or i have to take the car to the dealer i have the oem scanner and the launch...
1998 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L pump unit VIN: 1N4DLO1D2W
hi techs I had this nissan altima here try to change the fuel pump unit usually most of the make come out easily as whole unit but this one is clip or fasten to the bottom of the tank I check with mitchel on demand and did not say any thing about how to releas...
2003 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L No Start VIN: JN1AZ34DX3
We had a customers 03 Nissan 350Z towed in for no start. We are getting an RPM signal on our scanner, it is also showing injector p/w of 18.9. But we have no spark and no inj pulse. My tech didnt like the wave form out of the rear crank sensor and changed it b...
2007 Nissan Altima 2.5L pads rotors
we have changedthe pads on this vehicle twice and rotors once in order to try and eliminate brake squeaking, car has very high pitched squeak more than normal audible brake noise if any one has any suggestions or ideas on why this is such a continuing problem
1998 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L power window
This is weird! complaint is that drivers front window will quit working for a second or two after "one touch down" is complete. The crazy part is that it only does it when the engine is running and alt. is hooked up. Here's what we've done so far: Found that w...
2005 Suzuki Forenza S 2.0L shifter interlock & ign key lock VIN: KL5JD56Z15
hi guys, used car came in can't shift lever out of park, can't remove key from cyl. If I disconect battery or remove radio hot fuse key will come out. believe problem with key inter lock unit, but can't find it, mitchell or alldata have wiring but no location ...
2006 Suzuki Forenza Premium 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5JD56Z86
veh had engine replaced due to overheat and seized at 2500 miles.engine was replaced with same year unit. all of the original engines intake & exghaust manifolds injectors sensors ect. used on replacement engine veh starts runs fine except will set pending onl... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0304
1994 Toyota T100 SR5 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JT4VD10B4R
This T100 idles smooth and initally accelerates ok but after 10 seconds of accel it bogs and does not make ant power. Will return to idle ok and continue idling ok. Customer says check engine light has been on a long time and this problem just started a few da... Trouble codes: 41 (EGR Malfunction), 71 (TPS Signal)
1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 4T1BF12B2V
It runs great cold but when it gets hot it will idle fine and up to approx 2000 RPM it's OK. Higher RPM that whether driving or no load it will surge, crackle pop back through air cleaner. TIMING BELT IS FINE AND IN TIME! I got this after the first guy. THE E...
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Lighting VIN: 1NXBR12E3X
drl's work fine but when u turn the car off the park light's stay on i have replaced the drl module and repaired two ground's about two week's ago and now it's back
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Starts and stalls VIN: JT3HN86R1Y
truck came in with misfire scaned with Snap On Solus misfire #1 cylender pulled plug and found no fuel checked injector found broken wire at injector plug ordered new plug and pigtail wires from Toyota spliced in new injector plug now truck starts and stalls a...
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAWN72N3Y
hello toyota guru's. this truck came in with code p0171, bank one too lean. another shop has already installed upstream oxygen sensor and fuel filter. fuel pressure is good, i've check for vacuum leaks with carb cleaner, propane, and a smoke machine. coolant t... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean)
2001 Toyota Highlander 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGD21A51
Dealer has campaign to reflash but will not do so unless they diagnose and do repair. I am looking for a local (Orange County California Area) repair shop or member that has the equipment to do the reflash. I also talked to 1 800 GO TOYOTA and they said the d... Trouble codes: P0420
2003 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BF28B33
Hello all, we just replacced the timing belt in this vehicle and the customer is complaining of white smoke at start up when cold or after it sits. I found some info yesterday in the arcives about the timing belt being off but I cant remember how I searched fo...

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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L VSA light abs light VIN: JH4KA9652Y
i replaced the right rear wheel sensor because of a code 15 and after test drive lite was still on , manualy pulled codes again and had a code 17 witch was left rear wheel speed sensor so i replaced that and after the road test both lights went out . thanks ...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ814XW
The concern was in fact coming from the distributor. The initial test showed the proper resistance through the TDC sensor. Upon retesting the sensor was open. Customer wanted to find one from a wrecking yard so it took awhile to get it back in to fix it. Than... Trouble codes: P1362 (tdc sensor open circuit).
2001 Honda Civic DX 1.7L No Start VIN: 2HGES16311
Thank You very much for all the replies. Vehicle is fixed, the first time around only the Immob. receiver module was changed, as the only damaged looked to be the broken antenna, they said. Either something went wrong during installation or the unit itself w...
2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.4L Car VIN: JHLRD78955
Well after days of looking at the car. We talked to the customer, honda mechanics and so on. The vehicle is equipt with an imobilizer system. The vehicle has to keys one for the door? one for starting the car so to make a long story short we used the other key...
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L fuel pump VIN: KNDJA7239X
Thanks to all who responded, and e-mailed wiring diagrams. It is obvious I have more electrical issues with this vehicle the customer is in search of an ecm at a junk yard, and as long as it took them to get the fuel pump to me I have no clue how long this wil...
2002 Lexus LS430 4.3L steering VIN: JTHBN30F3L
I replaced both front struts and rack and pinion mount bushings. I believe struts were actually the cause. Thank you all who responded.
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1YVGF22CXW
Thanks for the repleys. A reman valve body fixed this problem. The shift valves were worn and some were sicking. I also rebuilt the transmission as it seems on my test drive the reverse piston seal failed. replaced with new parts and all is well. Thanks.
1987 Mitsubishi Starion ESi-R 2.6L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JA3CC54N1H
I decided to monitor the air flow sensor signal,injection pulse and ignition secondary with a 3 trace lab scope under heavy load. The intermittent loss of injection pulse was due to an intermittent loss of square wave signal from air flow sensor. I replace the...
1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 1N4BU31D3T
i took michael and andrew's advise and installed a nissan dist. customer took car and will let us know if their is a problem. thanks to all who replied
2004 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH80674
Thanks guys for all the help, we sent this car to the dealer and they are going to repair under emmission warranty. thanks for all the replies mike Trouble codes: P0453 (Evaporative emission system control pressure sensor high input).
1987 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: JT5RN75TXH
well guys thanks for all the helpful advise. i found the ground on the intake manifold and found a broken ground wire. repaired the ground but the vehicle would still not start, so i traced the wires going to the ignitor and they where cooked from resting on...
1988 Toyota Pickup 2.4L battery light VIN: JT4RN93P7K
We found the battery charge wire from the 80 amp fuse panel to the fuseable link on the fender had a high voltage drop at 900mv. By-passed harness with external wire reduced voltage drop to less than 200mv. Customer send on his way. Thank you for all the helpf...
1993 Toyota Corolla 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G8ZH1274W
Hello all, We were unable to find the cause of our high CO problem. Wade suggested to check the map sensor ground and it was good. Jon suggested to check the canister which was not contaminated at all. Andrew suggested possibly a carbon problem. We did a ...
2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L serpentine belt tensioner VIN: JTDDY32T1Y
Hi everyone: Thank you for taking time out to help. Every one recommended changing serpentine belt. I changed the belt but noise is still there. Paul suggested checking for cheap oil filter which may oil leak down. Jonny suggested removing belt for more positi...
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