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1997 Acura CL 3.0L door locks VIN: 19UYA2255V
Hi guys, heres one for those people that think there are spirits riding with you. As your driving down the road the door locks will activate going up or down. Most of the time it is the opposite of what the lock position. This will happen int. and I have neve...
2004 Acura RSX 2.0L headlights VIN: JH4DC54864
thanks in advance,this car is blowing the low beam portion of the bulbs,the customer states that he has replaced at least 4 sets in the last couple of months & i replaced both about 2 weeks ago,thinking that maybe he was handling the glass portion of the bulb,...
1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBA4137K
I have a Honda here in my shop that is driving me nuts. The symptoms are as follows: After vehicle is warm the idle is slightly high, I have checked and adjusted idle bypass (the coolant operated one) and attempted to adjust the idle as per alldatas procedure... Trouble codes: 17 (Speed Sensor)
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Dome Lights/Alarm VIN: 4S6CM58W8W
Hello all, I'm having a problem with this Passport. The customer brought this vehicle to me with the problem that the alarm was going on without an explanation. I never had the problem act up on me untill the other day. While checking it out I found out that ...
1999 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S6CM58WXX
Vehicle was in a minor fender bender, engine died, and would not restart. I have checked the impact area and found no damage to wiring. Fuel pump runs while cranking for a few seconds until ECM realizes there is no RPM signal from the CKP sensor. Code P0337 Cr... Trouble codes: P0337 (Crankshaft Pos.Sensor A Circ Low Input)
2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FGCG16532
Hello, this Honda has been at three other shops, no parts have been replaced but nothing has been fixed. The engine has a misfire on all cylinders, but mainly #2 and 4 when cold. As the vehicle reaches operating temp the misfire slowly goes away, until gone. I... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0300
2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG66571
The customer opted to go for a used engine instead of a valve job due to the mileage on the previous engine. I bought the engine off of a very reputable source (Don's Auto Mall, N.Y.) with the only differnce between the engines being is that the new one is a '...
1988 Kia Pride 1.3L Ignition switch
Hello All, To iATN europe members, anyone have access to parts for 1988 Kia Pride produced for the european market? I need an ignition switch (electrical switch, not key and lock). Should fit 1988-1993 Kia Pride, Mazda 121, and Ford Festiva. Festiva was th...
1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L air bag VIN: KNDJA7230W
after replacing the knee module per the kia dealer the light is still on. Sent back to the dealer they said needs a knee module part number uk04l-[...]. When we told them we replaced it already they said needs a new harness for the car. When asked why they ...
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L AC System VIN: JTHBF30G52
Hello IATN fellows, thank you in advance for the help. This is my friends car, he replaced the battery and the AC system stop working, AC was working before. We had check all related items such as fuses, relays, freon, electrical wires and AC compressor, every...
1992 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN8HD17Y1N
This car will not start. It actually started once and ran for a few seconds but wouldn't restart. It has good spark and fuel pressure. The ecu is not grounding the injectors. There is battery voltage at one side of the injector plug but no ground when you cran...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D2Y
Every 10 days or so the mil lamp comes on. code P0420 is in memory. all datastream seems normal. any ideas? Thanks Trouble codes: P0420
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28Y92
Have Run Complete IAC test to and from ecu, also removed iac again and bench tested ok Trouble codes: 0505 (Idle Control System Problem)
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L Charging VIN: 4S3BH66522
Greeting's Y'all! Grab yer favorite beverage 'cause this will be long. This Subie rolled in with the complaint of 'light flare'. Meaning that when you arrived at a stop the lights ( headlights, dash, ect) will dim. Then when you accelerate, they leap back to l...
2003 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TX92V33
I have this suzuki XL7 that keeps repeating a po401 egr flow code. pulled egr and part of intake to make sure ports were clear and they were, I have power getting to egr on both terminals. Put on new EGR. checked voltage at map sensor and it looks ok. It keeps... Trouble codes: P0401
2001 Toyota Tundra 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBJN32141
After running a while the Data for the o2 sensors is backwards. the rear sensor switches moderately while the front sensor stays fairly constant. I unplug the rear sensor and voltage goes to 0, but when I unplug the front sensor the voltage goes to .05 to .10 ... Trouble codes: P0420

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2004 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L steering rack
I got the vehicle back from the dealer today and they did 3 software updates, 2 CVT and 1 IMA. The tires no longer have toe wear evident, and the car steers much much better, but there was no mention or charge relating to that complaint. The owner is very happ...
1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8VK13T5P
Hi guys, Thanks for all the replys. The problem turned out to be a loss of signal from the bank one o2 sensor. I drove vehicle around with scope on bank 1 & 2 o2 sensor test points in the diagnostic connector by the right strut tower. After 4 drive cycles av...
2002 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 6MMAP67P12
well thank all of you for replying. after i posted this problem i went back to the car and pulled the exhaust down infront of the in line converter, after the first two converters. i found a total blockage from material from the first one or two converters, ... Trouble codes: P0303.
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 4S3BC6851V
Thanks for all the replies, Most said that the heads can be removed in chassis but to do the job properly and in less time its best to remove the engine Thanks again Bob
2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4L front differential VIN: 5TBBN44121
thank you for yout replies to my problem. the vehicle has not returned, customer will keep eye on the fluid level. thank you again for your input. here are some of the replies - check vent tube for restriction - make sure vehicle is out of 4wd properly - drop ...
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L hard start VIN: 4T3ZF13C11
thank you for all who have replied, i replaced the iac and the problem was resolved.
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF32K02
Again I would like to thanks everyone for you time and support on this matter. I decided to go ahead and change the PCM... a wooping 1188 from the dealer. The good news is that I did fix the problem. I guess as long as you check the fuses, relay and make su... Trouble codes: 1135 (B1S1 AF heater sensor), 1155 (B2S1 AF heater sensor).
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