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Help Request Answers
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Vechicle Speed Sensor VIN: 1HCG5556WA
Hello, Honda Techs. This vehicle came in with a Two DTC's Po118 and Po500. Found engine temp sensor broken and replaced Sensor. Also Replaced vehicle speed sensor for speedometer not working. Test drove and only the Po500 code returned and vehicle still shows ...
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNYF18485
Customer came in with CEL. Misfire codes for #3 and #6 cyls. During our road tests,p0420 Cat efficiency below threshold-bank one, set also. We performed tune-up with dealer oem plugs. Car still has a ramdom intermittent misfire on any cyl it want to. Not just ... Trouble codes: P0303 (3 misfire), P0306 (6 misfire), P0420
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GT 2.0L fuel leak VIN: KMHDN55D72
hello freinds, having trouble with a fuel leak on this vehicle. owner parks on slight incline. overnight fuel leaks from charcoal canister. we replaced canister and 2 valves on top of tank the fill vent valve and roll over valve along with 4way restiction valv...
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2000 Infiniti G20 2.0L No Start VIN: JNKCP11A9Y
Hello all looking for some input for this no start problem, cust. said it just cut off going down the road. The car has no spark injection pulse ok. When I try to get into the ecm my snapon solus pro will only communicate with the generic side. Tried the deter...
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2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Stall VIN: JNKCV5JE33
Happy new year to all of you. Hoping someone can identify this problem, or has seen a similar problem on this vehicle, wondering if this vehicle has a common cure or something that is common to this car. When the car has been sitting for a while, sometimes, no...
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2003 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L engine VIN: 4S2CK58D13
he guys i have this truck with a no start problem after it came in with the water pump shaft broken and engine was inop,replaced water pump and timing belt and head gasket and had head reworked due to bent valves and no i have a no start condition,but i am con...
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2000 Kia Sephia 1.8L Seat Belt Warning Light VIN: KNAFB12164
HELP! This Kia is making me lose my hair! Seat Belt Indicator Light comes on at bulb check for 10-15 seconds and then goes off, even if seat belt is not fastened - then never illuminates again until turned off and on again. All grounds Ok. Replaced Timer modul...
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1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L oil pressure VIN: JA3XD64PXN
We are not sure what the engine oil pressure specification should be. Mitchel says a minimum of 11 psi-(hot engine). Our oil spec is approx. 12 psi.. We have very slight engine noise or knocking that can only be heard with doors closed and windows rolled up at...
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L sunroof rail and motor VIN: 4A3AK44Y7X
Then an attempt to open the roof during freezing cold weather resulted in the roof jammimg open. Thus I removed and replaced both rails and both cables. Put motor back in and roof closes 99% of the way. Stops when it is retracted, but does not drop down to sea...
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.5L oil pressure VIN: JA4MT31R72
oil light came on while running. tested with manual gauge and found that it runs at about 75-50 at idle when cold but droppes when it reaches normal operating temp. it droppes below 10 psi. i just replace timing belt, crankshaft sprocket for timing belt, plugs...
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1999 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L will not shift to overdrive VIN: 1N6ED26Y9X
This veh came from trans shop with check eng light on and won't shift. had code p0120 tps code. tps way out of adj. Could not adj. Replaced with new napa supplied by garage who put on. After replacement and proper adj, mil out and shifts. 1st to 2nd is a littl...
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Poor Fuel Economy, pinging VIN: 1NXBR12E2Y
Valve job and timing chain done at another shop. Car brought to us with complaint of intermittent poor idle, poor mileage and pinging on acceleration. Talked to previous shop on the phone, they say they have found camshaft position code on several occasions, b...
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L daytime running light VIN: 1NXBR32E93
The daylight running lights on this Corolla stay on sometimes. But only when it gets cold outside (this being houston texas even the winter temps can range from 85 to 35 degrees.) Today it's cold, so the daytime lights stayed on with the engine turned off. Whe...
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2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR3OE65
Car came in 3 weeks ago with P0171,no driveability complaints.Reading data on solas,can find no parameter for upstream O2,only sensor 2(downstream).Fuel trims look perfect,both ST and LT never go above 8 =or-.Freeze frame data does show fuel trims above 30 wit... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel system lean bank 1)
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
Fix/Summary Answers
1998 Acura RL 3.5L Speedometer VIN: JH4KA9649W
Dear IATN people, Thank You for the help in solving the problem with the speedometer in this vehicle. The problem was in the control board in the cluster. Installed a used assembly and the speedometer is now working correctly. Had to have the electronic odomet...
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2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLPD78492
Thanks to all who answered my help request.I read alot about the timing chain issue but after pulling the valve cover 2 times i was sure it was something else.I was pissed at the dealer charging me $90. for a reprogram that the honda bulletin gives .3 to do!!!... Trouble codes: P0341 (camshaft position sensor A circuit range/perf bank1).
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2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4L fuel gage VIN: JHMCD5635S
thanks for the response, replaced the sender. problem gone. car gone. great help.
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1993 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1M1FD3329P
First of all a merry Christmas and a happy new year to you all. Thanks to all that replied to my help request, as most of you indicated, this engine is tired with 75 psi, and the seals are worn out or dried up, the cutomer stated after the fact,that the car ha...
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1994 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L Clutch VIN: 4F4CR12U7R
THANKS A MILLION FOR ALL THE REPLYS. IT ENDED UP BEING AIR IN THE LINES. DIDN'T THINK IT WAS POSSIBLE AFTER BLEEDED MULTIPLE TIMES. HAD A REPLY TO PUT A VACUUM TO THE VENT HOLE ON MASTER CAP. DID THIS A FEW TIMES AND EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT. THANKS AGAIN TO ...
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2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MT21H33
FURTHER INVESTIGATION OF THIS LED TO THE DISCOVERY OF A TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN THAT REQUIRES THE COMPUTER TO BE REPROGRAMMED BY MITSUBISHI. HAD VEHICLE SENT OUT, AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT NOW REMAINS OFF. THANKS FOR THE HELP.
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D3S
I would like to thank Jeff he sent me in the right direction. The problem was a bad ignition coil and it was shutting down the pcm only for a second. After measuring all the coil secondary resistance and they were the same( there is no spec) we decided check...
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED2BY32
i like to thank all of you ho took the time to help. it turned aout to be a shorted wire inside the injector harness for injector#4 took care of it and the owner sait that his extera runs better than when he by it new. happy new year to all Tahar Trouble codes: P0304.
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2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L under hood VIN: 1N4BL11D33
This was a very strange one. We got several replies & they didn't pan out. We looked in the service bulletins in Aldata & found 1 that is exactly what we were experiencing. NTB07-010 pertains to ticking noise heard in the engine compartment & can be traced to ...
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L radiator VIN: 4S3BH6758Y
WE REMOVED THE DRIVERS SIDE CYLINDER HEAD AND FOUND THAT THE HEADGASKET HAD BEEN DAMAGED UPON INSTALLATION. WE HAD THE HEAD DOUBLE CHECKED BY THE MACHINE SHOP AND REINSTALLED IT AND NOW THE CAR IS GOOD TOGO. THANKS FOR ALL THE INPUT FROM EVERYONE.
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2001 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L pump VIN: 4S3BH89661
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO REPLIED,WELL IT FINALLY IS GONE.WHAT I FOUND WAS A TORN O-RING ON THE RETURN LINE ELBOW CONNECTOR OF THE PUMP,ALSO BELIEVE THERE MAY HAVE BEEN A PIN HOLE IN THE HOSE.REPLACED BOTH PIECES AT THE SAME TIME,BLED THE SYSTEM AND IT IS ALL...
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1990 Toyota Pickup 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4VN1307L
Sorry for the late response, the holidays and all. Mass air flow fixed this puppy. with 250k plus I guess you can't complain. Thanks to all who responded, knowledge & experience is invaluable at times. This is what makes IATN such a great tool. Trouble codes: 25 (26 -), 26.
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