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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1HGCG165XW
hello honda techs! i've got a 1998 honda accord with an inaccurate fuel gauge. according to mitchell i am supposed to have 5-8 volts between pins 1 and 2 at the sending unit. i have 10.7 volts. also from mitchell it says to jumper pins 1 and 2 and gauge should...
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2HKYF18523
This pilot came in with mil on and complaints of low fuel mileage. I did the basics, found that a tune up, decarb, egr cleaning, and timing belt were all due. The fuel pressure regulator and evap purge solenoid have also been done. My question is has anyone se... Trouble codes: P0171
2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L pass key VIN: 1HGCM55634
Okay people,this Honda will crank and not start.The green key symbol just keeps on flashing with key on angine off or cranking.The check engine lite does not lite and the scanner won't communicate with it.I am assuming the theft system is not recognizing the k...
2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L battery VIN: 2HKYF18516
Just got this job, car always starts after overnight stop. will intermittently not start after being driven for 15-25min leave for 30-60min then battery is compleatly flat (Just about turns over). Will do this about every 2 weeks. Never a draw on battery when ...
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L ac vents VIN: JT8GK13T0R
greetings to all this lexusac will blow cold air from vents when it is working properly.i had the ac gauges hooked to the service ports and after about a half hour of idling with the ac on it started to blow warm air the compressor never turned off there were ...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L limp in mode VIN: JTJHF10U51
Hello everyone and thanks for the input on this one. I have this RX300 in for intermittently(every 2 to 3 days) the vehicle will appear to be stuck in 2nd or 3rd according to the customer and won't upshift into overdrive. If they pull off to the side of the ro...
1997 Mazda Miata 1.8L Air Bag VIN: JM1NA3537V
Customer complaint is the air bag light comes on when heater is on. We verified this through a road test. Diagnostic information through Mitchell And Alldata state that the system will flash codes on its own. There appears to be no way to pull codes with a sca...
1998 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4F4YR12CXW
This vehicle came in with a complaint of not wanting to idle on cold starts.I got it to do it when I first went to pull it in. It felt like a typical IAC problem, but it would actually idle sometime with the IAC unplugged. I replaced the IAC, spark plugs and d...
1988 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JNH1Z14S9J
Engine will run perfectly, then suddenly misfire. Manifold vac drops, all spark plugs fire but all 3 injectors on right side suddenly loose pulse signal. Sometimes revving the engine brings them back and then will loose signal again with no warning. Car had th...
1998 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Stall VIN: IN4DL01D3W
Hello I have this nissan with the next problem, The engine stalls everytime when i step on the accel pedal in order for me to get this vehicle to about 30mph I have to step very slow on the gas atherwise stalls and the worst is no codes (none).
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 1N4AL11DX2
Customer brought to us after being horrified at Nissans 7k estimate to fix her vehicle. We found valve cover gasket leaking, lower oil pan had slight seapage( not enough to even develop a drip). Replace valve cover and cleaned engine. Checked over for maintanc...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG12K2T
hi guys and thanks in advance for your help. i got this 96 camry here that is my brothers. i did a timing belt about 6 months ago and everything was great. about a week ago the car started acting funny and my brother called me. the check engine light was on an... Trouble codes: P0340

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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L Mechanical VIN: KNDJA7235Y
Thanks to all who responded. The customer wanted to cheap out and try to fix this his way. After showing him all the replies, his fight was over and he agreed to place a used unit from a local yard in for a third what the dealer wanted. The kia is back on t...
2006 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L No comp operation VIN: KNAFE12236
Thank you for all replies problem was triple switch cutomer took car back to Kia they confirmed my diagnosis and replaced switch under warranty!!! Thanx again and happy wrenching Mike [...]
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBDN1826
Well this one is fixed! Had here a tuff one with two prolblems. Frist one was the mass air meter, after replacing it codes p0172 & p0174 were fixed! But after driving around I felt it still was not accl. like it should and was getting misfire codes on all cyli... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0300 (misfire).
1997 Nissan 240SX 2.4L jurking VIN: JN1AS78DXV
Sorry about the late reply, after hours of struggling, i started to look at some basic, review what i did and see if there is any missing points. What i end up found and fix this vehicle is a real loose gound point which is hidden under the main harness. It is... Trouble codes: 325 (knock sensor), 505 (Iacv aac valve), 731 (A/T 1st signal), 136 (HO2S1 heater).
1997 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1JN1CA21D8
First of all I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to repond. The fix is in... as crazy as it seems, all I had to do was tighten the tranny bolts, but it wasn't a voltage drop problem! What I knew for sure was that it cranked like timing was adv...
1997 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L timing chain VIN: 1N6SD16YVC
Thanks to all that replyed, I will and am going to remove the head and then do the timing chain, which is possible from all the advice from other techs who have done this, thanks again.
2003 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L lock upconvertor VIN: 5TEHN72N53
The vehicle has not presented the problem again.In talking to the local trasnmission expert, he feels the chugging is an ignition problem and not transmission.This was the opinion of some IATN members also. Thankyou to all who replied. I will close this now an...
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Stall VIN: 4T1BE32K63
sorry took so long, my buddy didn't like answer of vvt and cam sticking causing problem so he took to dealer. they sold him ocv and rechecked everything and hasn't fix it as of yet. both dan and dennis recommended oil pressure checks and wiring checks and were... Trouble codes: P0010.
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