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1996 Acura Integra LS 1.8L No Start, int. hard start VIN: JH4DB765XT
i have this 96 acura integra, the vehicle has an intermittent hard start. vehicle will start up fine cold but after a long run the customer shuts the car off and then when they go to restart it, it cranks and does not start till about the 3rd crank try. the ve...
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1990 Honda Civic Si 1.6L strut rod bushings VIN: 2HGED7365L
I am currently trying to make repairs to and align this car. Among other things I am replacing the strut rod bushings some refer to them as radius arm bushings. These are the bushings at the front of the frame that stabilize the lower control arms. The problem...
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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JTERU54JUH
Attention Vintage Honda masters... I have an old accord giving me a headache. Vehicle is towed in for a starting and stalling out situation. Customer states jumped in car one morning started driving to work and as he got further along the car kept losing power...
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1994 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Power Assist VIN: JNKNGO1D7R
I've learned quite a bit about this system working on this car. Basic complaint: power steering assist goes away after 5-10 minute drive. Let the car cool down, power steering works OK again for a few minutes. Mitchell, of course, has zero info. regarding Act...
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2003 Kia Optima SE 2.4L No Start VIN: KNAGD12613
This vehical was towed in, will not start. I tried the ECU scanner on it,the scanner will not communicate. The #10 15amp ECU fuse in the engine fuse box is blown and blows the fuse I put in. The Mitchell schematic does not show a [...] fuse. I call them on ...
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2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L No Start VIN: JM1BK14384
One for you Mazda dealer tech's. I'll be lucky to find someone who's been there. This Mazda 3 was purchased by a used car lot after being wrecked. No keys came with it so 2 programmable keys were purchased from Mazda. I went in with my PDS to get the outcode f...
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2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AA07B44
Absolutely ODD! Truck is setting a P0335 Crankshaft position sensor code, comes in cranks no start. So we got a 3 wire hall type sensor, a ground supply, 12 volt power supply from ECM relay, and a output signal generated squarewave to the ECM. Simple tests sho... Trouble codes: P0335
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1991 Subaru Legacy LSi 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 4S4BC65C2M
General lack of power at all speeds, only a slightly rough idle, does not have a miss or an individual cylinder problem or an ses lite. unable to scan the vehicle due to unavailable software. Fuel psi is ok. We replaced the timing belt several months ago and t...
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2002 Subaru B5 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: BE5-112328
Hey guys,this car came in the shop with a rapid missfire the scanner said bank 1 sensor 1 rich I checked everything coil packs,spark plugs,did a compression test,also a leak down and all is fine hope you guys can shed some light on this one.
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2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG69664
This is an ugly one. Customer came in with codes poo11 and p0021 (camshaft timing overadvanced), rough idle, stalling. I found a tsb relating to oil supply banjo fitting filters clogging and coming loose. This is not the case with this car though because it do... Trouble codes: P0011 (camshaft position timing over advanced bank 1), P0021 (camshaft position timing over advanced bank 2)
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1996 Suzuki Sidekick JX Sport 1.8L Stall VIN: JS3TD21V8T
VEHICLE CAME IN WITH A CUSTOMER COMPLAINT OF INTERMITTENT STALL AT IDLE. CHECKED FOR CODES NONE PRESENT. TEST DROVE VEHICLE AND RAN PERFECT, BUT AT IDLE NOTICED AN INTEMITTENT ENGINE DROP OUT AS IF THE KEY WAS TURNED OFF AND BACK ON AGAIN. dOES NOT SEEM LIKE A...
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2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: JTEGH20V62
I have coolant leak at the back of the engine uderneath the plastic intake i don't think coolant goes through intake suspect the head gasket?I did find some info on the camry's having this problem did not know if if this is the same problem.Thanks Mike
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1997 Acura RL 3.5L No Start VIN: JH4KA9645V
Thanks to all who replied. Several people replied with information about the security system. Turns out the harness connections on the front of the right camshaft timing cover were switched. These are interchangable. I had an RPM signal, so I assumed that ...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L noise in steering or suspension VIN: 1HGEM2195L
FOUND RIGHT FRONT UPPER STRUT BEARING BAD, ALSO INSTALLED SHIMS FROM HONDA PER A TSB.
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2006 Honda CR-V SE 2.4L Tires VIN: SHSRD78966
We installed two new tires in place of the worn tires and checked the alignment. We did tweak it a little and then road tested the vehcile. We set it back up on the machine after road testing it and checked it again to verify we had the same readings. Obviousl...
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2005 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KNDUP13155
Another fix thanks to IATN's great techs. AS suggested I rechecked the reluctor wheel , and sure enough it had been installed out of time.The first time thru when we found the belt out of time must have blinded us to other problems. After looking closer I noti...
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1996 Lexus LX450 4.5L CD player VIN: JT6HJ88J9T
Thank you Stuart [...]'s answer satisfied the customer. Error code 21: cd player cant read the cd is usaully a cd/rw and not an "original". Thanks again for your replies. glen
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1992 Mazda MX-3 GS 1.8L Stuck in limp mode has code 62 3-4 shift solonoid VIN: JM1EC4326N
SENT TCM OFF AND HAD IT REBUILT.PROBLEM FIXED!THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP GUYS!MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L extended crank time VIN: JN1CA31A61
Recieved quite a few ideas. Had checked most of them already. Rohan from Ga. suggested swapping the sensor even though the patter was normal when disconnected. Got one and stuck it in. Normal pattern cranking AND when connected and running. No more 5o+ volt wa... Trouble codes: P1335 (Crank Siganl - Reference/120 degree).
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1993 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo 3.0L low boost pressure VIN: JT2JA82J2P
Thank you for the response to this problem, but i have not been able to fix it YET. Dan suggested the exhaust control valve may have been eliminated but I made sure it was in place and that the pressure actuator is working and moving the rod attached the exhau...
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2001 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L vvt-l VIN: JTDDY32T81
noise from trans--I couldn't get any info on how the VVT-I system actually worked--kind of like ford trouble trees-no real info-so I sent her to the dealer
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L compressor VIN: 4T1BE32K32
the vehicle finall came back in to be looked at again. as per most of you I got a new relay for the comp clutch, installed in vehicle and ran for the day. Seems to be operating normaly now, I cant get the compressor to stop working now. I guess time will tell ...
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2006 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L Downshift? VIN: STDBT44A96
FOUND THAT THE INPUT SPEED SENSOR WAS SENDING A SIGNAL WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS STOPPED. IT WOULD RANDOMLY SHOW BETWEEN 300 AND 1000 RPM AT A COMPLETE STOP. ALSO FOUND VERY LOW RESISTANCE .33 OHMS ON THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT SOLENOID (SLT). I REPLACED THE SOLENOID A...
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