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1988 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMBA4132J
Nox would not lower, systems check, notice when propane use nox drops.Any suggestion on system run lean.
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L fuel guage VIN: 4S2CK58WOW
Hi all this vehicle came into the shop after customer had a friend replace the fuel pump. After tank was replaced guage always read emty with fuel light on. I dropped the tank but didn'e see any damaged. I assumed the sender was the fault so i replaced it but ...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA623X2
stored code p0128. my research pointed me to thermostat or coolant temp sensor. got car in morning (cold). cts & iat within 2 degrees. engine only got up to 183 degrees. replaced therostat with kia part. still only 183. replaced with stant 195 degree. runs at ... Trouble codes: P0128 (coolant temp/ therostat problem)
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, low power VIN: 1YVGF22CSW
Gentlemen, After installation of rebuilt cylinder head, timing belt, timing belt idler, timing belt tensioner, tensioner spring, and water pump. We have been unable to make this Mazda run to my satisfaction. It actually runs FAIRLY well, but the power seems a ...
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Charging VIN: JM1BJ222XX
Charging system behaves normally until a load present. i.e. when the a/c compressor cycles on the engine will stumble and the charging system voltage will drop from 14.3v to 12.5v, then it will quickly go back up to 14.3v, then back down and back up. You can s...
2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F2YUO9132
i have this tribute driving me crazy. i am getting mil light for the dpfe sensor.i scanned voltage and it is 1.01 volts,when you first start it. then it will go to 4.73-4.81 volts. checked harness from ecm to dpfe checks perfect.wiggled wires didn't change any... Trouble codes: P0401
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4LS2AH61
owner has been driving with the mil light on since 2003, and has replaced cat converter in 04 and pcm in 03. we replaced rear o2 sensor in 04. sensors appear to be operating normally, rich/lean on the front and relatively "flat-line" on the rear o2 sensor. ow... Trouble codes: P0421 (warm-up catalyst system bank 1 below threshhold)
1998 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL0D0WC
When it arived here it would not start. The engine was flooded. After adding oil and clearing the cylinders of fuel and adding some fresh plugs it still wont start. We checked compression seems low but we felt it was due to flooding. Took a fuel sample and it ... Trouble codes: P0303, P0105, P1105
2007 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1N6AA06B87
one of our good customers bought this truck in another town a couple hundred miles away and we know its under waranty but he is afraid to take it that fair and they dont know the problem, so he asked me to check if any body has seen this before he takes it in....
1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6359W
I have a 98 forester here that is about to drive me over the deep end. The lady is from out of town, came in with a check engine light and running poorly when warmed. The vehicle had just had plugs, fuel filter, and LOF right before she left home (Portland) an... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft position sensor)
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L No Start VIN: 4TAWM72N7Y
This truck has an intermittent no start/hard starting problem when cold. After the engine does start,it smokes like a fog machine. The smoke is light in color.The coolant and tps data test fine. I have started this truck many times over the last three days and...
2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C9Y
This vehicle has 4 codes and idles very rough. P0172 bank 1 rich, p0300, p0301, p0305. Tested the ignition system and all is well. Plugs were not wet or fouled. It even had the correct Denso plugs. Next I smoke checked for vacuum leaks, none found. Tested the ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0300, P0301, P0305

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1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L oil pressure VIN: 1HGCA563XJ
Once again IATN has helped fix this car. As most of you indicated the pressure control valve was in the oil filter adapter housing. I removed the housing & took spring out in 5 pieces. I replaced spring piston & housing. Oil pressure after repair was 40 psi co...
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Hesitation VIN: KMHCG45C61
thank you all for your responses. partially restricted catalytic converter was the problem. fixed and out of here. sorry for posting the fix to late. thanks again to all of you matt Trouble codes: P0134 (o2 sensor /voltage .02 before cat.), P0441 (gas cap loose).
2003 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L oil pressure VIN: KMHWF25563
thank you to all who responded. we tried an original hyundai oil filter and it didn't work. customer decided she didn,t want to spend money on this car seeing as how she didn't like any way. shes going to trade it in. we still couldn't find any obvious bea...
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L master cylinder ? VIN: JT8UF22E7S
Hello & Thanks to all that replied,Sorry for the late posting, but I told the custumer that I would research the problem & call them. We just got the car back yesterday. Turns out to be a case of over thinking & over looking the basics, as most replies said. I...
1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8GK13T2S
Well, the vehicle never came back to me. One other thing I forgot to add is that I found an all too common crack in the air intake duct to the throttle body. I wrapped it up in duct tape but it didn't change anything. If the vehicle comes back, I'll definat... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient EGR Flow Detected), P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit).
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Starting VIN: 1YVGF22C9W
Thanks for the replies suggesting a fix for this vehicle. It appeares we had a combination of two different problems, one the ECM (Ford) and the crank sensor. We sent the ECM off for repairs but the problems continued. We sent the ECM back on three different...
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22591
im very sorry to bother all that replied to my post on the mazda. it turns out that the duct work for the air cleaner was torn. when i did the smoke test i took the air cleaner totally off and didnt even notice that it was ripped. But thanks to all that rep... Trouble codes: P0300 (random/multiple misfire), P0171 (system too too lean).
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN80R07Y01
All you guys were correct, a new mass air flow sensor did the trick. IATN members saved the day again.
2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B21
Thanks to all this was fixed with a new canister control valve. Seems like this is an annual repair. Thanks again Nate Trouble codes: P0442 (evap system control system leak detected).
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