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1997 Honda Civic DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on, Inop. Speedometer VIN: 1HGEJ6122V
Hi iATN, thanks in advance for your help. I have a odd problem here. Customer complaint is the speedometer is not working (always now). Has a replaced VSS installed. Checking VSS signal wire voltage KOEO I have approx. 3 volts. I should see at least 5V. I unde...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L awd transfer case VIN: KM8SC73D12
im trying to drop the transfer case of a awd system. it is connected to the transmission. alldata does not give a procedure to do so, mitchell has a tsb on r&r. ive done everything that is says to. what im running into is their a three piece shaft. outer, midd...
2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L hollow thump VIN: JNKDA31AX2
This car makes a hollow thumping noise when going over a bump or dip only at right front wheel. I talked it over with some front end techs and they told me that it sounds like the strut was the culprit. I replaced struts and control arm and still get the same ...
1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE 1.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: JMIFB3328F
This car won't go into closed loop. We put a new thermostat in because it was below 180. no change. I have a volt meter on the 02 wire and it is holding at .92 volts. If I give it a vacume leak it comes down, but it holds at whatever the leak gives it. So I th...
1998 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L high idle VIN: 4F4YR12C1W
Hello everyone this engine has high idle intermitently 5 speed transmission, 4 cylinder 2.5L We put in new tps /iac motor and TBI is clean cleaned mass sensor no codes present He went to the dealer they did some reprograming it's still idles 2500-3000 rpm ...
2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22CIY
Hey Mazda guys I need some help. This vehicle failed state inspection with multiple codes and inspection station refered customer to us. We removed codes and did a test drive. EVAP code returned. We replace gas cap, cleared codes and test drove again. No check...
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2221Y
I have this protege that came in two months ago for rough idle. symptom was it would idle fine then instantly start running rough (200 rpm drop or so occasional random misfire) then gradually return to normal idle or rev the engine up to clear it out, drives d... Trouble codes: P0172
1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3CS44R4L
Ok the car first come in the shop with no start the computer was keeping injector open all the time just flooding the engine. We got a reman ecm and got the car running for a little while drove down the road fine then got back to the shop wouldn't start well n...
1994 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, FLOODS EASILY VIN: JN8HD17Y4R
Vehicle stalls (floods out) upon trying to start,remove fuel pump relay and clear out system. Reinstall relay, restart with help on the accelerator pedal. Runs rough, rich, (black exhaust), O2 seems to switch normally at 2000 rpm. Keep getting side tracked fro... Trouble codes: 34 (o2 sensor)
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Surge VIN: JN8DR09X71
engine surges after warm up 1500-2000 rpm
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: IN4AL11D92
Hi everyone, I'm posting this for one of my techs. This is his mother's car. Everything was fine. He just did a fuel injection/ throttle body cleaning as a maintenance about 4 months ago. After the service,the next day the ce light came on. He cleared the p05... Trouble codes: P0507 (idle speed control higher than target by 200 rpms)
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L power window VIN: 1N4BA41E64
hey guys im having small issue with a right front power window motor wont go up have no voltage coming out of blue wire at paggengers door window switch and drivers master switch dont have much info on this car note if i jump power from drivers up position to ...
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D54
Hi there we have this vehicle towed to shop when it was droped off here engine was flooded we cleaned all 4 cylinder with shop air and spark plugs as well and engine started wright up. this very same vehicle had other problem prior 3-4 monts ago had cylinder #... Trouble codes: P0404 (cylinder 4 misfire)
2004 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L driveshaft
Vehicle has a hard knocking sound coming from under the engine only when slowing down to a stop, when decelerating. It sounds as if there is no oil in the engine. The noise is proportionate to speed; the slower I drive, the slower the knock and visa versa. Thi...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 4S3BC6851V
Thanks for reading my post, Alldata is not very clear on this repair, Does the engine need to be removed for cylinder removal this is a dual cam engine and there doesn't seem to be much clearance Thanks for your replies
2005 Suzuki Forenza S 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5JD56Z75
The owner disconnected the battery and charged it up at home, once he installed the battery in to the car, it did not what to start. It cranked but did not fire. Once in the shop we noticed that the car would fire with to full throttle but did not sustain id... Trouble codes: P2610 (ecm/pcm internal engine off timer performance)
1995 Toyota Tercel STD 1.5L No Start VIN: JT2EL55DXS
hey guys ive got this toyota that hesitated on the highway then died. Have spark and fuel pressure but no injector pulse. have power to injectors also to computer. Have good ground to computer.Replaced crank sensor with new,replaced ECM with known good one. ca...
1996 Toyota Camry SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 4T1BF12KY8
hello toyota techs , the symptoms on this go away so quickly , i'm not seeing anything wrong . this is a dead stall @ idle , and only when cold. within 20 seconds , the car runs perfectly . no misfires , fuel pressure good , no vacuum leaks , and all exhaust...
1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF18B1X
Vehicle has skip on 1,3 and 5 at times. Has rolling idle and hesitates. Vehicle also hunts for idle. Checked timing marks,OK. Seems to run very lean. Have tried everything. Any help would be great
2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4L front differential VIN: 5TBBN44121
i have a front differential leak coming from the vent tube. this leak occured just after customer had aftermarket supercharger installed. i reclamped the vent tube but still have the leak, fluid levels are exact before vehicle leaves but still leaks.
2004 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Accessories VIN: 5TDBT48A84
This tuck came to us with a rear liftgate window that would go down on its own. We have experienced this window to go down overnight in the shop and with us in the truck sitting at a stop light. Most of the time when you shut the truck off the the rear liftgat...

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1998 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JH4DB7650W
Sorry for the delay in responding. The fast idle thermal valve was the problem. Thanks to all who replied. Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle control problem).
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5642W
Well this was an interesting case. Turns out the customer has had the CEL since he bought the car three years ago and until the State started enforcing the fed. emissions laws he was willing to live with it. We found the bypass valve full of crud, leaking a... Trouble codes: P1457 (Evap system leak).
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CK58W1Y
I delayed posting the fix because the check engine light came back on, and the customer did not return until yesterday. However, there was a different code for gas tank level, so it looks like we did fix the EGR passage clog by removing the intake manifold and... Trouble codes: 0401 (EGR insufficient flow detected).
2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG45C82
Many thanks for all the replies. A few of you suggested an anti-theft issue. This vehicle was not equipped with anti-theft, but a good idea to check. Most of you said to warm the ECM artificially via heat gun or other method. I forgot to mention in my post...
2007 Hyundai Accent SE 1.6L speedometer VIN: KMHCN35C57
Thanks to Boris,Robert,& Chi for the info on the location of the speedometer.Once I got to it it was damaged.REPLACED AND WORKS FINE.Again IATN & its members have done its job.Thanks Guys
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L No Start VIN: JNKBY31D7V
Two of the posts said to replace the spark plugs it was flooded. the other suggested it was a PCM problem. No one responded to the security light issue. still seems to be a security issue but cannot test without a consult tester. Car is going to the dea...
2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L aldl pcm VIN: JACDJ58X9Y
thanks to all who helped. the fluid level was 1.5 quarts low, filled it up and it did fine for a while then started slippin got hot and spitting fluid out the vent. the fluid is the color of used oil out of a diesel! ian from australia (thats amazing right the...
1994 Lexus GS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8JS47E6R
Thanks to all who replied! Vehicle finally came back in and I assumed that my scan data spikes were an issue with the scan tool, so I decided to concentrate on the tps itself. I heated the tps with a hair dryer some then kept sweeping it several times with the... Trouble codes: 41 (throttle position sensor circuit).
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G2X
Thanks to all of you who replied back this car is fixed.This car had several problems,it came in smoking,we replaced the valve seals and this stoped the smoking.The next problem was that the car would lose power and miss at times,replacing the vvt sensior fix... Trouble codes: P0171 (system to lean bank 1).
1997 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L runs too cool VIN: JFTJW36F3V
Happy New Year! I guess my tech let this one out the door with a low coolant sitiation. Ron [...] went the extra mile and looked up the thermostat specs and clued me in that it was a 170 deg therm and since I had always seen temps around this number I looked ...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A2Y
Thank you all your guys, I replaced all the last three coils, road test so far so good, light off after drove for 50miles, thanks again. Trouble codes: P1320 (Ignition signal).
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E84
The fix was a pcm flash done @ Nissan I have both Alldata and mitchell neither showed TSB for update!! Car is fixed and inspected!! Thanks for replies! Mike [...] Trouble codes: 1273 (lean bank 1).
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D75
Thanks to all who answered. Found poor connection at ecm pin # 14 white/red and pin #13 yellow. Car has run fine for two days now. sent back owner have not heard back on any problems so far. Trouble codes: P0340.
1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L flex plate/flywheel VIN: JT3HN87R7X
Not alot to offer here, Although I appreciate the responses. We checked the dowell pins(ok) We check'd the crankshaft end play(ok) We check that all the torque specs were correct(ok) We check'd that the pilot on the front stub of the converter fit properly int...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L abs VIN: 4T1BG22K8Y
Thanks in advance to all that replied. First the veh. had this same problem about 2 mo. ago and a r/r speed sensor corrected the problem. All the sensors ohm/resistance with in spec.s and I scoped the speed sensors at the abs ecu connector and all looked good....
2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L Timing/Valve train VIN: JTDDY32TXY
Appears this is an limited production engine, but we made the noise almost go away by replacing the timing chain tensioner and changing the engine oil to synthetic. Believe there is some noise from worn valve adjusters (was told the shims can wear funny) or th...
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