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1998 Acura RL 3.5L Speedometer VIN: JH4KA9649W
This Acura has a glitch in the speedometer. On a test drive today with a scanner hooked up, the scanner showed MPH @ 65, speedo showed 80 MPH. Traffic was moving at what the scanner showed. Slowed down and the difference was still there, about 8 to 15 MPH diff...
1986 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 2.0L warning buzz/chime VIN: JHMBB5238G
The "headlight-on" warning buzzer/chime system is not working --Checking Alldata and IATN supplies very little help except the schematic showing the ICU (Intergated Control Unit)that sits behind the fuse panel and a possable remote buzzer or chime. This one lo...
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Battery light VIN: JHLRD78862
Hi honda techs, Have a problem child the battery light comes on and off at will. It still charges 14.2 volts when the light is on and there is no draw, Alternator is queit expensive so i want to check it out as much as i can to be sure. Don't know how alt can ...
1993 Hyundai Excel 1.5L internal VIN: KMHVB12J2P
hey everyone; i have this excel's transaxle that i need to know if its condition is a common failure or not. the vehicle won't move forward hadly at all, reverse it can without a lot of engine torque. it makes a grinding sound like splines or chian teeth slip...
2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L 1st gear VIN: JACDS58X82
Customer brought vehicle in with what she called a slipping in 1st gear. It was really taking off in high gear. Took vehicle to local trans shop. They checked it and had to rebuild it because it was burnt up. They just rebuilt it 2 months ago. Problem then was...
1996 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AA11A0T
Here we go all. 96 mirage with random missfire P0300. seems to be worse under load, replaced all ignition components with oe parts, valve lash adjustment (.008-intake, .010-exhaust hot). comp test showed all cylinders at approx 160 psi. vehicle does have carbo... Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire)
2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.8L Starting VIN: JAP727ERT7
I am trying to program a additional key to this car and i dont have the necessary password...number for the MUT 3. I have the codes up to 2004 so i am trying to catch up and get updated, I have version 15 software and would like to know what the latest version...
1998 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Misfire, Lean mis at idle VIN: JN1CA21D7X
Read many posts on this prob.Already replaced all coils & plugs,MAF sensor,cleaned intake & fuel injectors,checked fuel press.(ok)Also did a compresson test was good.Short term fuel trim is high bank 1 about 14 ,bank 2 is close to zero Still misses at idle,he...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D31
This nissan sentra is getting flooded when outside temp is below -20 each time we try to start it after 10 sec of starting the spark plug need to be removed and drying it .the car run fine when the temp is -10 there is no codes the coolant sensor is normal on ...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11DO2
Hi folks, there seems to be some discrepencies at nissan about these cmp & ckp sensors, after 4 of them I figured I would move on. Mine is like several others I've read about, tow in no start. PO340 is present,no tach , but rpm on modis is ok, start signal pre... Trouble codes: P0340
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Hard Start VIN: 1N4AL11D15
Customer brought in this vehicle with a complaint of a hard start condition. Hooked up scan tool retrieved trouble code PO335 (Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction). The customer had previously took car to Nissan Dealership for same complaint. Dealer... Trouble codes: P0335
1994 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L No Start VIN: JS3TD03V0R
Car came in no start. Traced problem to blown FI fuse, direct short to ground bk/wt wire. According to Mitchel it goes to Heated O2, ign coil, main and fuel relay, inst cluster, and brake lt swt. AT only (not aplicable). Disconnected all components still have ...
2002 Suzuki XL-7 2.7L readiness monitors VIN: JS3TX92V82
Any help from Suzuki guys? Vehicle came in with a check engine light-found a dead Oxygen sensor heater cicuit for bank one sensor one-replaced same. Prior to repair all readiness monitors were set except O2. After repair cleared all codes then test drove throu...
1995 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L all electrical VIN: JT3AC13R7S
heres the deal van came in crank but no start found no comunication scanner with no check engine light key on . no spark ,no power to coil so i started pin out test and found that if i unpluged the e-8 on ecm and got 6v on e-9 - pin 12 witch is to be 12v,also ...
1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3EZF13C9
Thanx in advance for the help. This one has me lost. Code p0420 low cat efficiency bank 1. Bank 1 sensor switching but slow. Replaced o2 sensor with aftermarket NGK sensor. Sensor readings better. Retuned to customer. One month later code is back. Graph O2 sen... Trouble codes: P0420
2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L serp belt VIN: JTDDY32T7Y
need a little help here on a toyota celica, with excessive belt noise, have replaced belt and tensioner with dealer parts,and still makes a chirping noise, all pullys look and feel good, nothing is leaking on belt. when belt was put on was ok for about two mon...
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L air bag VIN: 4T3ZF13CO1
Well guys I can't seem to get this airbag module to clear the code. It has a code 61 set for the right side tensioner squib shorted, which is not shorted. Grounding the ab and tc terminals doesn't seem to help,we also have the abs light flashing a code 42 and ...

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2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L rad fan VIN: 4R5D5G6U7Y
thanks to all members,special to joshep [...],the way he tol me to do,i find an fix this problem,i replace ecm ,car is good.
2000 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5L No Start VIN: KMHCG35G3Y
Sorry for not posting sooner. My Iatn account was closed because someone got my credit card number and started to use it as thier own, so I had to get it changed and never updated my Iatn info so my account was closed. Anyhow, Based on all the info that I r... Trouble codes: P0135 (heated o2 circuit malfunction bank 1), P0141 (heated o2 circuit malfunction bank 2), P0201, P0202, P0203, P0204.
2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KMHWF25S3Y
thanks for all info we received and to all who took time to read. the balance belt was intact and in time but the timing belt was so loose it was ready to come off and it was 1 tooth off! upon reassembly, it is idling good. thanks again, ty
1993 Mazda 929 3.0L Belts VIN: JMIHD4617P
Thanks to all who responded to this help request. Adjusting the belt worked. This car belongs to a student enrolled in my program. I really appreciate the suggestions about belt tension, o e parts, and battery/charging system related causes. I also appreciate ...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G13
Many Thanks to the 8 Techs that gave their time to offer assistance! Most of the replies said to use a lab scope and make sure the cam signal lined up with the crank signal, they did not and would not even with trying to move the cam sensor housing a bit. Furt... Trouble codes: P0335, P0340.
1991 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L hard start when cold
thank you all for your time. the car now starts up and idles like new. so i checked the compression as a few mentiond, all cylinders were between 165-175. these motors are pretty damn good from what i have seen. sold a injector cleaning. no better on star...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D5T
I replaced the IAC motor, all is well. Did minor air bleed adjustment. if problem reoccures I will be testing MAF sensor further. Thank You. Trouble codes: P0505 (idle air control system problem).
2004 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09YX4
Thanks for all who helped, I located the problem to the gas pedal, there are 2 sensors A&B that control the electronic throttle, i scoped the both senors for a problem and there were none. I performed a idle memory procedure, (Alldata) and I had the customer ... Trouble codes: P2135.
2005 Nissan Altima SE-R 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BL11D65
the fix was timing chain. car with that low of milage didnt think to check that. thank`s for all replies. Trouble codes: P0340.
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4T1BG22K7V
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Mechanical VIN: JTEHH20V63
i guess we dont have enough Toyotas in our customer base, because this was the first time we saw this, and even our machine shop never saw it, but the majority of responses i got from the IATN techs say its a common problem on camry's and rav 4's, and to put a...
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