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1999 Acura TL 3.2L hrad shift when cold VIN: 19UUA5642X
helle tech thanks in advance i have a 99 acura 3.2tl giving me a hard time i replaced transmission because it was slipping and harsh shift. once i replaced transmission test drove it and car was still doing the same thing only when cold . i put my scanner on...
2001 Acura TL 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA566X1
please read "Repair History " first. the cars misfire counter counts up many misfires at approximately 1500 rpm and higher. With codes p0301 po303 p0304 p0306. While at Idle it is just slightly shaky and its not really noticeable without watching the counter o... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cylinder 1), P0303 (missfire cylinder 2), P0304 (misfire cylinder 4), P0306 (misfire cylinder 6), P1319 (misfire)
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCG65851
Hello all and thanks in advances for reading this this car is running badly on cold starts only, let it run for abit and it smoothes right out. When its running badly my vacume gauge is at 10" and needle is bouncing around like a valve issue. You can see car r... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Navigation VIN: 1HGCM66865
Hello all, thanks for reading. This Accord EX had a good working Navigation system before I disconnected the battery. I found the sticker in the glovebox that said 2 numbers: 7934 and [...]. I also looked thru the center console door at the bottom of the...
2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L airbag VIN: KMHWF35H33
c3800 code airbag lite on. no other info from genysis or alldata . what is this code?
1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7239W
car came in with a rich code originally. found that the regulator was defective and had collapsed the hose, replaced both two weeks ago, vehicle came back in this week with MIL on with P0326, but with no driveability concerns. We cannot locate the Knock sensor... Trouble codes: P0326
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L steering rack VIN: JT8UF11E3N
this vehicle has a small leaks in the rack and at the ps pump customer says it has never been out of fluid. when the variable assit solenoid is powered directly it does change the required steering effort but it does not click the way the manual says it should...
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1YVGF22CPW
This is a good one.. The vehicle hesitates off idle (acceleration) only. Tested input sensors such as the MAF and TPS (see results chart). Noticed Feedback O2 sensor readings to go to zero when condition happens. Also, the secondary ignition firing lines go wa...
1986 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JN1HZ14S5G
Im not sure on this one, car came in running ok. It had been sitting for some time. preformed a tune up and now the car smokes like crazy. Rechecked everything I did and all looks ok. Car seems to be running very rich. Replaced Air flow meter, temp swith(up by...
1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N6DD21Y9W
vehicle was dropped off for high idle problem-idles at 1400-1500 rpm.checked iac with scan tool and percentages increase and de-crease but idle does not. no vac leaks found. does this throttlebody goof up inside idle circuit? just looking for an idea before i ...
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L MIL Won't Come On VIN: 1N4BL11E22
Hello, this Altima has no MIL light when you turn the key on, and a code P0650. The problem started with the customer complaining of the vehicle cutting out over 2500 RPM. I found out that if the MIL circuit does not work at the same time when another fault is... Trouble codes: P0011 (IVT Control Bank 1), P0021 (IVT Control Bank 2), P0650 (Malfunction Indicator MIL Control Circuit)
1993 Other Asian 1800 423CID Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNAME08J3P
well here is shot in the dark i got in a Nissan made UD furniture hauling box truck today with the compaint of the check engine light comes on problem tried to find an aldl none found but did find a connector that says diagnostics on it under the drivers side ... Trouble codes: 13 (21 -), 21
1987 Toyota Supra 3.0L No Start VIN: J168515584
Vehicle was towed with broken engine. we installed used healthy engine. and now car is not starting. Initial checks revealed good spark at plugs, Cold start injector operational. we found out no injector pulse to all 6 fuel injectors. but every times we crank ...
1989 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L shifting VIN: JT3VN66W0K
After first repair, customer asked us if we could effect a repair on the erratic shifting of the transmission. The second tps is a dealer one and since then here is our problem It will not start in first gear most of the time - sometimes but usually not. If y...
2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDAT12351
Toyota Techs HElP PLEASE... These three codes have returned again after canister replacement. Old canister had leaking close valve. Now leak test system(smoke/pressure) no leaks anywhere in system. Purge vac. is reaching tank and canister. Viewed top of tank a... Trouble codes: P0446, P0441, P0440

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1990 Acura Legend 2.7L timing belt lower cover VIN: JH4KA4531L
Thanks to the fast response of Dale, Jamal&Jeff,By removing the AC compressor, lifting the engine and lowering the LH sub frame cross menber 1/4 in. the lower cover came right out. Too many 7 day weeks! What a stress remover IATN is.
1996 Honda Accord Value Package 2.2L mode doors VIN: 1HGCD5691T
thank you to the members who sent information on this problem this car is fixed thanks to IATN Members there is a mode door which is cable operated and the cable casing is broken at the heater control and at the mode door there is a second cable that goes fro...
2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L 3rd gear clutch solenid VIN: 2HKRL18541
it turn out to be a bad pcm , no 12 volts from pcm to solenoid.
2001 Honda Prelude 2.2L engine VIN: JHMBB61401
Thanks to all for your help. It was the ignition control module in the distributor causing the shut down and the rich condition, when reving the spikes on the monitor would skip a beat intermitently, causing raw fuel to dump and backfiring. After warming up th...
1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF35V7X
Thanks to all that posted replies. Thanks to Ty for the extra quick response that hit the problem right on the head. The insulation on the crank sensor cracks and exposes the wires. This is exactly what we found. All the other replies agreed that crank sensor ... Trouble codes: P1372 (Segment Time Incorrect), P0335 (Crankshaft sensor).
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L battery VIN: JT8UF11EXR
well the fix is in the only place i didnt spend much time in was the passenger side i pulled glove box out and disconnected the easyest relay there and the draw droped to 40 ma yahoo!!! the next step was to find out what it was the part # was no good.it has 9 ...
2008 Mazda B-2300 2.3L cht
Thanks guys I had actually end up getting an extra deep impact socket and gouged out the insides with a carbide bur but thanks for the help.
1988 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L No Start VIN: JN1PB21SXJ
This vehicle was a little strange with the fact that the vehicle would start intermittently, the repair was a used PCM. it starts every time now, thanks to all who replied to this post. Martin Trouble codes: 11 (co crank angle sensor).
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L right frt suspension VIN: JN1CA31A8Y
the problem was the frt engine mount sagged low enough to hit the body slightly. the givaway was that i heard the noise very slighlty when sitting still. that was something that i did not hear prior to the post for help. thanks for all your help.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y41
Thanks to all who responded, and a special BIG THANK YOU to Stephen from New York, who gave us the fuel trim reset procedure. We were not able to get the reset procedure from Alldata without using a consult II. The procedure is as follows: 1. sta... Trouble codes: P0171, P1441.
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, trans VIN: 1N4BA41E34
Many thanks to all who took the time to respond and offer information. It was suggested to pay close attention to pcv and or vac. leaks, which we had already done. A couple of replies were very interesting with a way to "fool" idle strategy/management and rele... Trouble codes: P0507.
2001 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L Unknown VIN: JF1GC57551
Thank you Very much! I see many things I overlooked..I was able to remove the Hub assembly.(I had not torqued the bearing yet.) then removed the Rt.rear axle. It was completely, covered in rust scale..This, Im guessing would cause the inner seals to fail. The ...
2005 Suzuki Verona S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5V556L05
Well, I did what many suggested. I sent the vehicle to the Dealership. And guess what it's been 2 weeks and it's still there. thanks to the one who said drop it like a hot potatoe.I can't believe that these people are making such inferrior vehicles, any way it... Trouble codes: P2422 (evap emissions vent valve stuck closed), P2118 (throttle actuator contorl motor current/range performance), P0451 (evap/emissions sys. press. sensor/switch/range performance), P0107 (map/baro pressure circuit low input), P0510 (closed throttle pas. switch).
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L right hand steering VIN: JTEHH20V43
thanlk you all for the advice you gave. we ended up deciding that it was an internal problem with the rack, so we went ahead and changed it. unfortunatly that did not a change a ting and the problem was still there. customer decided to take his car to an aligh...
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