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1995 Acura Legend LS 3.2L Alarm VIN: JH4KA7678S
This Acuras' factory installed alarm goes off intermittently and without reason or pattern. The owner wants us to disconnect if possible but still have the horn work. It looks like this goes through too many systems to just disconnect the control unit. Does an...
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCB7653M
Honda techs...I'm running out of ideas and this one is kicking my behind. First of all this car will not exhibit symptoms in the shop, can power brake, stab the throttle, even ran car on dyno, but as soon as I back out of shop and pull forward a few feet and l...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1HGCD5656T
Well guys this one got me..I have no hair left..well I had a code p0401 for the low flow I found ports clogged and egr valve sticking..I replaced valve and cleaned out all the ports..now the vehicle dies after driving and has a very hard start..found egr valve...
2005 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L Extended Crank Time VIN: 5FNYF18554
When trying to start this engine, it cranks for about 10-15 secs and then will start. If you press the accelerator down about halfway when cranking, it may start a little sooner. Without the scan data to look at I am blind. I checked the iATN archives and "Fix...
1981 Isuzu Pickup DLX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: JAABR14S5B
long crank time when cold and hot when it finaly runs it idels well when start driving press clutch and engine starts to die and will stall cant bring rpm back up ive replaced the fuel filter and cleaned all the little screens when it cools im going to do a va...
1994 Mazda B3000 3.0L No Start VIN: 4F4CR13U8R
The vehicle came in as a no start. The vehicle had a hard time starting when it was -30 degrees yesterday and finally started and then died 5 mins later. The vehicle has no noid or spark. does anyone have any ideas?
2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1YVGF22D71
with a/c on or heater in defrost.pcm will camand 75% iac as it turns on compressor.engine speed will incres to 2000 rpm and drop slowly as it stabalizes.it will do this each timewhen compressor is turned on.i have cleaned throttle body replaced iac and set min...
2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JA3AY26C9Y
we replaced the spark plugs, wires and ign. coils the car now starts most of the time, but it has no throttle response and when it does rev up it seems to run great. we have no codes stored in hist or current, tried removing maf sensor and car will not start w...
1974 Nissan B210 1.3L No Start, overfloats VIN: HLB2104916
Please guys if any of you could help me with this vehicle, you may laugh because of this old school vehicle, but it is a headache, big headache. The problem is that after driving it for 10 minutes, I will park it, turn the engine off and leave it for about 5 m...
1995 Nissan 240SX 2.4L t chain rattle?? VIN: 1AS1A5DWDW
Hey everyone. We just did a head job with all the timing accessories on this 95 240sx and it seems to have a ever so slight rattle just off idle speed. The car runs great besides this. We removed both upper chain guides per Nissan's TSB during the head job. Al...
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D3W
I read a lot in archives about the knock sensor curcuit problems, so I'm not real concerned about that code. But with the IAT code, the black wire to the IAT sensor is melted. There is 2 wires for the IAT sensor, a black for ground that goes all the way to the... Trouble codes: P0325, P0110
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L surges VIN: JN8DR07Y71
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have the 3.5 liter Pathfinder in that has a severe surging problem under hard acceleration. The vehicle vehicle feels like it has restricted exhaust when you jump on the throttle, but we have removed the co...
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L srs VIN: 1N4AL11E03
first time customer,no repair history,SRS air bag light sometime is on at dash,with Snap-On and X-431 Launch found only history code #B-1129 Right Side Air Bag Module Open ? with this scanner I cannot do activation or testing,I don't have the factory Consult s...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4S3BG6851X
we have one that is getting us.this vehicle will idle fine and drive perfectly then all of a sudden it will cut out or die,instant full miss or complete die out.it almost acts as if you shut key off.we have run with scanner attatched and no codes or any info t...
2006 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.5L differential VIN: JF1GD79646
Hi all Subaru techs. The car is about to drive us crazy. The car came in with broken spider gears and noisey on turns. The custome didnt want to buy a new carrier at $1500 from subaru. We replaced the spider gears from another unit. We replaced side bearings a...
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1BSZ001896
According to the customer this truck ran fine till it died due to a bad coil(no spark). After the coil was replaced it started but ran very poorly. It missed and had very low power. I cleaned the AFM and that has restored the power but It still misses under a ...
1996 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Headlights VIN: RXT0048329
Thanks to all you Toyota techs for your time. This vehicle will present the headlights while parked, with the key out of ignition. It happens intermittently and the customer states it seems to happen more in damp weather. I replaced the headlight relay but was...
1997 Toyota Tercel CE 1.5L No Start VIN: JT2AC52L9V
Vehicle was driving down the road and engine stopped.. Was towed in and diagnosed as failed igniter.. There was no spark.. Igniter was replaced and vehicle had spark, still no start.. Diagnosis then led to computer so used computer was installed.. I was called... Trouble codes: P1300 (igniter fault)

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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L vsa VIN: 2HNYD18673
thanks for the direction we ended up sending it to the dealer to plug in and reset the steering sensor this site is great I have fun helping others here too
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5551X
Thanks for all the great suggestions. the customer elected to sell this car cheap to a friend and not fix it. Things that needed to be checked were the fuel pressure reg [ there is a updated one ]-ck valve adjustment-ck vac readings-ck egr valve and ports for ...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Electric Window VIN: 2HKRL18982
I replace the pass. side mutiplex unit. Thanks for all the help.
1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L a\c control head and radio VIN: JT8VIC13T1
thank you for the replies.the b+ to the trunk light was back- feeding voltage to the havoc system threw shorted wiring.I cannot take credit for the fix,I outsourced this one to stans auto electric.thank you stans.
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28G9Y
I am going to close this as I've gotten 2 replies that both describe the P1512 as an IMRC shutter valve stuck closed . Thanks IATN members you're the best . The one reply that was sarcastic , we can do without your kind of help ! Trouble codes: P1514 (unknown no known description).
2000 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L shift 1-r VIN: JM1LW28GXY
Thanks to all who responded. A couple of you thought the trans was on its way out and that was why they brought it in for service. I drove it before we serviced it and it shifted fine. We recommended a service because it was due. The trans shop found the 4th ...
1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L Surge VIN: JA3AN74K8V
Turbo boost information is a function of the mass air flow sensor. All MAF inputs were good, condemned the ECU for not processing the signal and shutting off the wastegate solenoid. Only problem is ECU is no longer available from Mitsubishi, have to R&R to a r...
2001 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L temperature output VIN: 4N27N17T31
i hate to say it, but this one's going to the dealer. i got one response on iatn, saying to check for vacuume leaks, which i did, and found none. oh well, i guess i can't fix them all.
1988 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JT4RN62SXJ
Thanks to everyone that replied, we determined the oxygen sensor was going full rich on acceloration and it also would not vary at idle when a vacuum leak or propane was added. We replaced the oxygen sensor and hesitation is gone.
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