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1993 Honda Civic LX 1.5L loud noise VIN: 1HGEG8655P
here is a crazy one , head gasket was done and customer returned 2 days later and said car was making a loud noise under exclleration. car has n codes drives fine , runs fine , perfoms grate. under excelleration it sounds like a hoopdie with a cold air intake....
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGCD5634T
Group I need help from the Honda Gods!! I am helping another shop with a problem on an Accord. The story goes like this. The customer came in for routine maintenance. This shop is a tire shop but went ahead and worked on it any way. They did a major tune-up. P...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Power Steering Pump VIN: 1HGCG2250Y
Technician replaced water pump and timing components. Power steering pump was removed to access timing area. After all parts were installed, the power steering would not stop whinning due to air in system. Technician tried several ways to purge air from system...
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL18601
Could plugged fuel injectors cause this PO171 lean code? We cannot fault the o2 sensors or mass air flow sensor or fuel pressure as all these are in spec. If we suspect plugged injectors is there a definitive test? Or do we just pressure clean them and see if ... Trouble codes: P0171
1997 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L backup mode VIN: JACDJ58V9V
customer complains of intermittent starts from stops with no power. educated customer of back up mode possibility and he confirms that moving shift lever to l range helps. also shutting down vehicle and restarting enables normal operation. i have confirmed on ...
2004 Kia CARNIVAL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNAUP75234
vehicle came in with poor idle. no fault codes present. seemed excessive injector duration on bank 1. oxygen sensor was replaced. also wiring harness plugs for o2 sensor have been hard wired at sensor and at main plug on top of motor. the only thing that seems...
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L dynometer VIN: 2288444003
having problems with the electronic throttle motor.Been very hard for me to keep these things on the dyno.What I mean by that I cant seem to keep a constant speed.Usually have to abort the test.Any other smog technicians have this problem.If so I could use all...
1989 Mazda MPV Cargo 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LV521XK
This car sets code 3 anywhere from 5 min. to 20 sec. after starting. Verified a good G signal (0 to 5 volt square wave) at the dist and ecm when the cel comes on. Sent ecm into NPC for testing and no problems were found. The tech line said either the G signal ... Trouble codes: 3 (G Signal)
1993 Mazda Miata 1.6L high idle warm VIN: JM1NA3510P
this mazda miata idles at 1500 rpm when warms up i have checked for vaccum leaks replaced iac checked thermal air valve. coolant tempsensor and replaced o2 due to code 17 o2 now is working fine. set timing cleaned throttle body and screwed idle adjustment all ...
1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Cuts out VIN: JM1TA2224X
when driving the vehicle i cannot passed 2500 rpm,it cuts out like rev limiter kick in.there was a previus code for speed sensor.i clear the code and vehicle was fine for 3 days.came back same problem with no would be great anybody knows these miller...
2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L timing belt tensioner VIN: JM1BJ2211Y
vehicle was towed in as a no start found timing belt had jumped time.removed cover and found tensioner spring in camshaft pulley.replaced tensioner,spring,idler pulley and belt.all data procedure to install tensioner was a little vague but did install as per a...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Timing belt VIN: 4A3AA46G03
Vehicle came in for factory maintance timing belt. Put the cylinder # 1 top dead center marked it and took off the timing belt and balance shaft belt put it back on same place started it up nothing. Moved both cam and crankshafts a tooth up and down even follo...
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart 2.4L Transmission VIN: JA3AJ66FD4
Ok I have a good one here I have replaced the mentioned components and I get a squeak type noise not real loud but enough to hear from inside the car if I tough clutch pedal it will go away and I mean touch not depress, like a few pounds of pressure will do it...
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Surge, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D6W
Hello Nissan Techs: I have this 98 maxima with DTC P1335 with no description. This one come in with no start condition. Verified starter failure, and replaced. Released car and cust called that MIL was on. Before customer got back to shop the car stalled with ... Trouble codes: P1335
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L balance shafts VIN: JT2BG22K6V
Hello Toyota techs, I recently closed this case that I thought was fixed. It is back with a vibration concern now. This car initially had a noise coming from the balance shafts which I then removed based on replies from IATN members. The car seemed ok, but the...
2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L engine starting VIN: JT3HT05J6Y
This is a mint land cruire, auto trany v8 when starting the engine starts right up for 1-2 seconds thens stalls, on second try it starts and runs mint. good gas milage,quite smooth and lots of powere(runs like new) problem mainly happens after 20 minut or long...
2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L 4x4 VIN: 5TDBT48A41
Thanks in advance for any help. This Toyota came in after the dealer scared the life out of the customer. They told the cust that the transfer case motor was non functional and the front diff actuator was weak. We confirmed the case motor, replaced it and the ...
2006 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1KR32E96
I have this Matrix that belongs to a fleet. The check engine light would come back on after a few weeks of driving. P0171. We replaced the MAF sensor about a month ago. Ran vehicle through drive cycle and readings look fine at the time. Now the light is back o... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1)

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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Electronic VIN: 1HGCG5658W
Thanks to all who responded and quite quickly at that. Situation with this vehicle was that I intended to buy it. The owner backed out of the deal and plans to purchase a transmission to cure the problem. Your help was much appreciated though and I am sure the...
2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1869Y
I finally got the vehicle back in here, customers daughter had taken it back to college. The fix was adjusting the valves as many had mentioned. I have run into other vehicles long ago having this problem but nothing this late. I appreciate all the replies and... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0300.
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L No Start VIN: 1HGEM225X1
Thanks for the quick responses!!! Some said to check the distributor for rotation but this vehicle is distributorless. The key immobilizer did not like the key the owner had. It was cut & programmed at a Honda dealer about 6 months earlier & had worked fine un...
2002 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S6CK58W32
Well, I'd like to thank the 3 guys that replied. This one should have a yellow post it attached to it. After a long and difficult battle we have won the war! We had the vehicle in the shop and it runs when it was warm. We did an old fashion 'wiggle' test and i...
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L p/s pump VIN: JT8UZ30CTN
Thanks to who all replied. Changed ps rack with dealer new made noise go away but had no assist. So we installed new dealer pump all works great.. Thanks again
1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L 3rd & 4th VIN: 1YVGE22D9V
We suspect that our problem is internal in the 3-4 clutch. We performed pinpoint testing at the control module behind the console to verify that the solenoids were being controlled properly. Knowing that our slipping would start just after the solenoids were...
1994 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L idles fine pooraccel VIN: 1N34736AP1
Thanks to everyone... After checking and going over all necc. tests the computer was the problem.. when cust. picked up car said last year had water leak fixed from sun roof.. inside was not wet due to drought N.C.
1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D5X
Many thanks for all the speedy replies! The lower timing chain on this nissan did in-fact jump time. It looks as if the tensioner had failed as all of the chain guides are intact and in good shape. The customer has decided to go with a low mileage used engine ...
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D15
Hi Guys Not much help from the Nissan guys But seemed to have solved the problem Replaced ECU and customer now driving for a week and no light. Taken as a fix thanks to those that did respond Trouble codes: P1137, P1138 (Swirl Valve Voltage out of range), P1132 (Swirl Valve incorrct voltage).
1992 Toyota Paseo 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT2EL45F2N
Well, the Paseo is fixed. All the replies were helpful to me- they really make you think again. Mark from Pennsylvania got my brain working when he suggested that the injectors were wrong. Since everything (AND I MEAN EVERYTHING) else checked out good, ecu wor...
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