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1989 Acura Legend 2.7L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: SAXXS83HKM
This car came in because it died while driving, The customer thought it was out of gas. We added 2 gallons and it still wouldn't start. Checked spark and removed plugs, they were fouled and wet. Replaced plugs and fuel filter. Started car and it was running ex...
1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCA553XJ
This "good ole" Accord has a idle issue.When it is 40 degrees outside or below ,the idle is off the scale,3500 to 4000.After about 30 minutes of driving it will settle down to a comfortable 800.This carb is way before my time.Ten miles of vaccum line.Which see...
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L turn signal operation VIN: 1HGCB755XN
Gentlemen I have this 92 Honda Accord in the shop with a turn signal problem. It has been to two other shops without the problem being repaired. When the hazard switch is turned on the right side front and rear work properly. The left rear and the left front ...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L only runs in start VIN: 4XSA000444
cust complaint ran rough for few days now no start checked on hook found very weak spark and not every rotation. fuel pump on. car sounds like flooded rechecked timing marks found off. find belt loose once covers off retime check for reason loose none found fi...
1998 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: KMHJW34M3W
as stated above, we have cured the customers original complaint, but we usually don't see hyundais and we have found no technical help and their doesn't appear any fixes on iatn that relate...What we have is when cold vehicle will idle up to 2200-2700 rpm whil...
2000 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L hydraulic VIN: KMHJG25F9Y
Car towed in with rock hard clutch pedal, released pressure at slave bleeder, clutch operates fine can't recreate?? I'm thinking poss bad hose off master??? I don't want to give car back to customer. Anybody seen this??? Thanks for your valuable time.
2003 Hyundai XG350 3.5L Cuts out VIN: KMHFU45E13
This car idles fine and accelerates fine until we reach about 3000 rpm. At this point the car falls flat on it,s face and will not pick up speed. It is as if it is running out of gas. We have 45 to 49 psi of fuel pressure which increases by 3 psi when vacuum l... Trouble codes: P0174, P0171, P1151
1998 Isuzu Amigo S 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CM57D0W
we replaced the engine due to head gasket failure and rod bearing noise. upon warmup cel started flashing and pending code of p0300. ignition scope shows all o.k. replaced plugs(oe) and wires. have checked everything from cam and crank signatures to vacumm wav... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cyl missfire)
2004 Isuzu Axiom S 3.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DE58Y44
eng will start run about 2 sec. after batt disconected set code po346 can clear but will reset ass soon as we try to start. ck cam senser signal at ecm left & right both look same. Trouble codes: P0346
2006 Kia Amanti 3.5L No Start VIN: KNALD12476
Car was parked when hit in the left rear quarter. Now it will not start. At first she gave us a (spare) improperly learned key that caused a blinking theft light. It still will not start with the regularly used key. PCM has all hots and grounds, but does not g...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L steering VIN: JT6HF10U7Y
Hi guys i have a 2000 lexus rx300 awd came in from other repair shop.Customer states vibration in car at idle when car is in park vibration is gone.All engine mounts were replaced +trans mount but we still have a vibration. If you place your hand on the exhaus...
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
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80C73
This car has a very small evap leak. It is just at the threshold when tested with a smoke machine type leak detector. Neither smell or smoke shows where the leak is. Just hoping some of you Mazda specialists have seen this before. Thanks in advance, Jim Trouble codes: P0456
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JHMG5698HJ
i ihave got this 1320 thats driving me crazy, compression good , coils good, both affected coils function in #2 cyl, nobody home in #4 and plugs a little black in those two cyls only , short term fuel trim -25 % this is a bit off trying to correct, looking for... Trouble codes: P1320, P0300, P0443
2003 Nissan Frontier 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD26T13
HELP! I have this truck with check eng. lt. on. Code is 1444-Purge volume valve flow at wrong time I have tested every component on the EVAP system and all is good. What set this code? Does anybody know where to open a Starbucks I am getting too old for this. Trouble codes: 1444 (evap canister purge volume control)
1995 Subaru Impreza L 1.8L No Start VIN: JF1GM235XS
Help, this ones kick'n my tail. Vehicle came in on hook, no start. initial diagnosis was broken timing belt. replaced w/ new belt. next, I have injector pulse on 4 cylinders and spark on front 2. Testing said ignitor. replaced w/new subaru part and rechecked. ...
1990 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L No Start VIN: JT2ST87F8L
hey everyone, very hard to start engine when cold, you can crank forever and stop and the engine backfires thru the throttle body. timing belt and timing ok, ignition spark ok, cold start injector fires for the first few seconds, got fuel pressure, once the en...
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L kick down cable VIN: 1NXBR12E7W
Thanks in advance We have this 98 corolla in the shop for a rattle noise in the trans area , when the kick down cable is pulled the noise goes away. The converter bolts were checked ,pan was dropped and found nothing weird.Any help would be greatly appreciated...
2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited 5.7L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDBY68A88

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2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JHLRD1863Y
Thank you for all the quick replies! Most of you were correct. It was the fast idle valve on the bottom of the T.B. evedently the wax inside was causing the valve to stick at times and cause this idle problem. Thanks again...
2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG66571
I hate it when I overlook something like this, but two member nailed it right on the head. Special thanks to James [...] as they both informed me that the TPS & MAP connectors will go on either sensor and that indeed was the whole problem. I...
2002 Hyundai Elantra GT 2.0L fuel leak VIN: KMHDN55D72
thanks for the help, most of the replies stated troubles with topping off the fuel tank when filling. customer states only has problem with full tank so was going to make sure not to add a little after filling. so far after a few weeks all has been o.k. a ven...
2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Unknown VIN: JACDJ58X2Y
Sorry for the delay in closing. we were operating as a sublet on this one the other shop had two used transfer cases in this. Our suggestion was the transfer case needs further disassembly. they declinded any further work from us and came and got the trooper. ...
1998 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L high idle VIN: 4F4YR12C1W
Thank you for all your help I did the TSB 3 wires at TPS that had to be 40mm from each other replaced PCV as P/M Customer picked up the car has not coplaint about it so far so good thank you again.
2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22CIY
Thanks to all for the kind help trying to resolve this problem. After we repaced the ECM we had only one code to deal with and we took a chance and replaced the purge valve and cleared codes. Customer took vehicle and has not returned so I assume no more che...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D2Y
Sent customer to dealer for a new catalytic convertor. Also fell under warranty. Thanks for all the great help. IATN is a grteat tool Trouble codes: P0420.
1995 Toyota Tercel STD 1.5L No Start VIN: JT2EL55DXS
Thanks to all that replied,we finally found our problem which was corroded wires coming into the computer. after we had reinstalled the computer it started and ran fine, if we wiggled the harness it would quit. Even when we checked the wires we had continuity,...
1996 Toyota Tercel DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on, rich VIN: JT2AC52L2T
Hello all some great stuff was said. I have not been able to get the car back in the shop. I have inspected and tested everything that people have wrote me. One thing that came to mind wich i am hoping to inspect next week when the car comes in is the charcoal... Trouble codes: P0172 (System rich).
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Day Time Running Lights VIN: 1NXBR12E01
We have it fixed. Thanks for everyones help. Had two problems first the cheched the bus grounds, and grounds by the by the left side of the battery all were ok, cleaned them just to make sure. Like alot of people said they had ground problems, we could find an...
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