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1994 Acura Legend LS 3.2L Surge VIN: JH4KA7676R
hi guys, i have one that came from a different shop because of a tranny problem. the customer had tranny replace because they had no 4th gear. after replacement the vehicle now on decel will surge from 60mph down to 30 mph then surge goes away. i graphed the t...
1984 Honda Accord 1.8L transmission VIN: 1HGCD5653R
Customer brought vehicle in with no reverse. I am considering disassembling transmission and checking out. I see that reverse works off 4th gear. Any heads up from you Honda transmission guys on what to look for in particular. I usually don't get into many tra...
1998 Honda Civic HX 1.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ7122W
customers complaint was mil on and runs rough sometimes. found p0171 present. the fist step in diag is to check fuel pressure. disconected vacume line from reg. and pinched return line should be 38-46 is 85 then checked all conected and should be 28-36 is 45. ... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel metering too lean)
1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHVF21NST
first the idle is very rough, if you unplug the oxygen sensor, the car is running better, impossible to retrieve code from the computer. we are using a snap on scanner. the engine is running rich. the transmission does'nt shift in fouth gear, the rpm is at 275...
1996 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JACDJ58V1T
Hi folks, I'm having a heck of a time with this 96 Trooper. The owner went to the emission station and failed. Code comes up as insufficient EGR flow. Owner just recently purchased this car. I'm guessing that the previous owner had this problem. I inspected th...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L balancer shaft assemble VIN: 4S2CK58D5X
does the balancer shaft assemble in the oil pan area have any timing marks to mesh with crankshaft. can't find any info on this Rodeo 2.2 "D" set-up. thanks for any reply.
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB12191
Vehicle came in with code P0455 for excessive EVAP leak. Customer already installed a new gas cap from KIA. We smoke tested system for leaks. Leak detection pump is venting to atmosphere continually. We cannot pull any info with scanner and we checked for volt... Trouble codes: P0455 (Excessive EVAP leak)
1999 Lexus LX470 4.7L ride control VIN: JT6HT00WXX
When customer came to pick up vehicle he looked at the bill and said that he had just filled the windshield washer fluid. I had him show me where he put the fluid and you guessed it, in the suspension fluid. I guess this is why he wanted us to check for an oil...
1991 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L No Start VIN: JHFGR56789
I have a problem that i have not seen in a long time! I have all the ingredients for a start condition but vehicle will not start when cold; We have good fuel pressure,45psi and spark 10kv and compression. If we spray a little fuel down the intake it will star...
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L battery light flashing. VIN: 4A3AC84H73
First time customer,no service history,the car was repaired at body shop after passenger side damages,not all the time but sometime the Brake and the Battery light in dash flashing ? test the battery and charging with Midtronic and checked fine no trouble foun...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21A4X
good afternoon everyone, i have this 1999 maxima here with a po443 purge volume control valve code only no other evap codes. i ran through the flow chart for this and everything checks ok. i even spliced in wire to eliminate the harness and the code comes back...
1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF1285V
Customer came in with both the check engine light and the trac off light illuminated. Retreived code P1410 and cleared it. Test drove vehicle about 10 miles and the code re occurred. With the EGR position sensor unplugged found that the voltage between the blu... Trouble codes: P1410 (EGR Valve position sensor circuit malfunction)
2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L Rear Wiper/Washer
This is my first help request on iATN so please bear with me. Iíd also like to say I work Technical Support, so Iím actually trying to get information to assist some of my techs in the field. Iíve got a store that did some damage while installing a remote sta...

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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AC84H73
intermittant problem, one day it will start and next day it wont, seems after it starts, when it gets warmed up it starts to run bad, if u unplug maf sensor it seems to run alittle better, replaced maf sensor, still next day crank no start, good spark and inje... Trouble codes: P0183 (fuel temp sensor a high input).
1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1N4BU31D8T
Gentlemen, We did find the connector we needed at a local Nissan dealer. We simply took the old connector with us and they matched it up. They surprisingly did not charge us for the parts - and there wasn't any specific part number I can give yall - it was ju...
2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DLO1D2Y
This car is going to the junk yard, it has 250,000 miles and the customer didn't want to spend any money other than what we have thrown at it. We replaced the cat, tried a new MAF. the problem still exists, and new ones keep popping up, I can't talk to compute...
2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5L AWD Light VIN: JF1GH62658
There will be a new transmission going into this vehicle, given the low miles. This seems like an extreme repair to me, but that is the call. Thanks for the replies.
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