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1989 Acura Legend 2.7L pwr window VIN: JH4KA3240K
Driver's pwr. window [motor ?] eating window regulators ? Three window regulators later, plus factory issue reinforcement sheet-metal, and some added welding [for additional support] the pwr. window motor is still trying to break the new regulator ? I suspect ...
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1991 Honda Civic 1.5L Brake backing plates VIN: 2HGED6532M
Hello All - this is just a parts problem, but it will be a shame if there's no solution. A local firefighter bought this older Civic as a gas-mileage play, and the car is in pretty good shape except for one thing - the backing plates on the rear drum brakes ar...
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1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No communication VIN: 1HGEJ8147X
Car came in on the hook as a no start. Engine was flooded and had little compression. I dried out the plugs, put a little oil in the cylinders, and started the car. It runs good, but still seems to start hard. I hooked up the modis to check the data and couldn...
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2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHJF35FOY
towed in no start, car started first try and for next 3 days. had a cranksensor code in history. r+r cranksensor due to code and many hits on iatn for no starts. week later got a call for the tow, check spark and injector pules befor the driver hooked up. no s...
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L shifts erratic, code p0711 VIN: KMHDN45001
code p0711 was in history, customer states that when check engine light is on trans shift very erratic. could not duplicate complaint but tested sensor with ohm meter and was way out of spec. replaced sensor and replaced fluid with sp-iii fluid. test drove and...
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2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Surge VIN: KMHDN46DX5
Customer said after driving for 20 miles this vehicle will suge at highway speed & idle. Check and found P0011 camshaft position over advanced. Did not have cvvt solenoid activation test on scanner so we applied power & ground to solenoid expecting to see a di... Trouble codes: P0011 (Camshaft position timing over-advanced)
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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L alternator VIN: KNADC12311
Let me say thanks ahead of time for ANY ideas you may have.The customer dropped it off because it is burning out alternators weekly. I installed one from a better supplier. We have found that if you load the alternator it is fine under all loads @14.3v, except...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L no heat VIN: JT6GF10V7Y
Hi Thanx in advance this RX300 when we unplug the battery the heater will work and heat will come out of the vents but if we take the car out and drive it the heater will not put out heat I see alot about servos and the control display need to know what to loo...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Misfire VIN: JN8DR09Y41
hi everyone have a good one here, came to me from a shop up the street , has no power when you step on it as if it is starving for fuel, idles great, starts right up every time, so i did fuel pressure test and checks good, has new fuel filter, no vac.leaks, bu... Trouble codes: P1110 (cvt sensor), P1135 (cvt sensor), P0160 (lean o2 1), P0140
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on, No power VIN: 1N4AL11D62
Had this 2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 in and found code P0335 in it for crank position sensor. Found TSB ( or Recall) for this problem. Called local dealer and said this was the problem. Waited all day for this sensor and finally got it and installed it and same con... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank Sensor Circuit Problem)
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1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L No Start VIN: JHMCA5631J
As per usual, the power of iATN rules! Steven from Missouri, and Curtis from NC were correct. Replacing the ignition coil with an OEM part from Honda DID fix this vehicle! I'll attribute the coil failure as a direct result of the ignitor failing, and charge t...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1650X
Installed oe Honda convertor and everything is good, will not use anything but oe on these again. Thank you all for your responses.
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2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA31A21
Well, this one is fixed and sent down the road. Thanks to all that replied to my help request. All thoughts were very helpful. We cleaned and relocated the bell housing ground as suggested by Joseph, Timothy, Theo, Kevin, and John. However, Theo and John w...
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2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L engine pings VIN: JNKDA31A82
Taking a calculated stab at this, I replaced the knock sensor. The problem is 99% cured. The pinging went way almost entirely... nothing a turning on the radio or A/C can't cure. I think that's the best it's going to get. While looking under the hood, I not...
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2003 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L 4 wheel dr VIN: 4S2DM58W33
Thanks to all who helped. The vehicle finally came back and with your help I was able to fix the problem. The module was bad.
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2004 Kia Rio 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: KNADC12524
thanks for the many replies. several good heads are better than one..this kia is done. the timeing belt had a few teeth missing and had jumped only two teeth, however,enough to cause grief. replace cam sensor, which possibly by coincidence, was bad. checked ... Trouble codes: P00, 340 (cam pos sensor circuit malfunction).
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC44G23
I WANT TO THANK ALL THE PEOPLE THAT TOOK THE TIME TO SEND THEIR IDEAS ON THE PROBLEM I WAS HAVING. SOME SAID TO SMOKE TEST, SOME SAID TO REMOVE THE INJECTORS FOR ULTRSONIC CLEANING, BASICLY ALL THE THINGS WE HAD DONE. THIS VEHICLE IS OWNED BY MY EMPLOYEE & HE ... Trouble codes: P0171 (exhaust lean bank 1).
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L 1-2 shift VIN: 1N4AL11D33
Thank you for the help. The fix was the F30 main connector terminals were to wide and not making good contact. Replace all terminals in the connector and that fixed the issue. Car drives like new now.
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