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1998 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JH4DB7650W
Hi, I have a 98 Acura Integra that's stalling only when coming to a stop when engine is cold only!It will restart. It happens about 2 or 3 times, then goes away when engine warms-up. I did confirm the problem only when cold. At first glance, the motor runs rou...
1992 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: JHMEG864NS
checked out for no start and found that someone had installed a disabler at some point in time and had removed parts of it but not all of it and one of the relays that were installed were not protected and the wiring rubbed thru and burned out the ingn switch....
2008 Honda fit 1.5L small light fuse VIN: JHMGD38408
Hello everyone. I have a Honda that is giving me a "fit"(haha). I can not figure out why the "small light" fuse in underhood fuse panel blows immediately. Obviously toomuch current flowing, but where? Checked all basics, voltage, wire chaffing etc. etc.This is...
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L coils VIN: KMHDN45DX2
this car was towed in for a no start condition. it has injector pulse and crank signal. has dtc's p0300, p0301, p0302, p0303, and p0304. i found that the car had no spark and when i put a noid light on the coil connector the light lit very very dimly every onc...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CK58W8W
hey guys i have what i thought would be an easy fix boy was i wrong this isuzu was towed in for a fire involving the crank sensor wires i repaired the wires usint proper sixe wire twisted thesame turns even put the mylar sheathing on had no start just for gigg... Trouble codes: P0337
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L front crankshaft seal VIN: KNDJA72331
vehicle came in with the front crank shaft bolt missing and the crank gear and pulley off. replaced the timing belt and new crank pulley and crank shaft seal. after vehicle gets to operating temp oil seal will start leaking. replaced seal twice and complete oi...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNDJA73925
this car came in with a rough low idle that felt and sounded like a slight misfire. i installed new spark plugs, ignition coils, plug wires, fuel filter, ect sensor, tps sensor and pcv valve. i performed a fuel injection service with a motorvac machine and rem...
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L 2-4 shifts VIN: JM18J22284
hi there: this car came in my shop with no 2 and 4th gear engine flares up, initialy got code p0734 erased it and road test with o/d switch on, transmission has a delayed 1-2 shift very short 2nd goes to 3rd and flares in 4th defaults to 3rd. road test with o/...
2006 Mazda 6 S 3.0L chime VIN: 1YVFP80D66
hi everyone i have this mazda here what it is doing when you drive it on the highway at 120 km a warning chime goes off sounds like the seat belt chime if you slow down it goes off i would like to know if this can be turned off adusted or is it a problem would...
1995 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L starter VIN: JA3AJ46G1S
When we try to crank the engine over, the starter grinds and is chewing up the flywheel. We recieved this car in this condition. We raplaced the torque converter, (ring gear is made on the converter)and ordered different brand name starters thinking the maybe ...
1993 Nissan Sentra 1.6L govner VIN: 1N4EB31P6R
This car has the plastic gear on the govner.I have replaced it once with another plastic one it lasted for 6 months and striped agian .Customer wants me to install new gov assemble with steal gear from the dealer.Has any one done this and is this a good fix or...
2003 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, NO POWER VIN: 5N1MD28Y73
this nissan came in for no power when warm. going into failsafe mode. hooked up scanner had a code for the knock sensor. replaced knock sensor. same problem, no power when warm. driving the vehicle warm, anything over half throttle puts it in "failsafe" mode. ...
2003 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L evap p1490 VIN: 5N1ED28Y63
Hello Friends, I have a 2003 X-Terra that seems to be broken although our testing shows all is well. The vehicle is in good condition. There are no signs of modification or previous collision damage. Because the vehicle failed IL EPA OBD2 emissions testing, ... Trouble codes: P1490 (Vacuum cut valve bypass valve circuit wrong voltage)
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AR18W95
Nissan gurus please help me figure this one out! 4.0 with vvt code, intermittent of course,customer reports rough idle when it occurs, although freeze frame indicates failure at 52 mph and st trim b2 at 125, all other freeze data normal. I suspect that solenoi... Trouble codes: P0021
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L powertrain VIN: JT2SK12E1R
Powertrain vibration is present in gear and at idle only,is more noticeable when in rev.Engine performance is fine,idle speed is within specs.Vehicle was driven for quite along time with failed mount and was subjected to vibration for an unknown period of time...
1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No Start VIN: JT3GP10V6T
i am gona change my shop name to, i need help ,please.the car runs great for about 15 to 20 minutes,then it cutts off and want start back .cranks but want start,wait about 30 minutes it cranks back.it has fire, gas,i can spray starting fluid and it will not st... Trouble codes: P0115
2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L noise in bellhousing area VIN: JT3HN86R92
Good morning all. This vehicle belongs to my head technician and one day before Christmas his wife was driving it and it just quit. Upon inspection the crankshaft had siezed. It turned out that the thrust bearing had slipped and the upper rear piece forced its...
2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Maint. Requirement Light VIN: 4T1BE32K24
Hello everyone,specially Toyota Techs. 2004 Toyota LE. "Maintenance Requiremnet Light". According to the owner, the 'maintenance requirement light" has been on since she bought the car about 5 months ago. Car has been given an oil change about 3 months ago but...

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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L monitors VIN: 2HNYD18613
Thanks for the replys. Got customer to come in Saturday to check and replace battery. She then informed us her radio had locked it self out. New battery and she returned today with monitors set. The old battery was dropping system voltage low on a cold crank a...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGC01652W
Thanks to all that have replied to our help request. We got a lot of replies hinting us to adjust the valve on these vehicle at that mileage. We pulled the valve cover and did notice the valve slightly tight, we thought that was the problem. We remove the fron...
2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L gauges VIN: KMHCG45C81
i found a ground wire that had never been hooked up from the factory, it was wedged between the plastic dash cover and the body and was covered in foam rubber. i hooked it up and everything works, it goes on the pillar on the lh side of the car above the glove...
2007 Kia Spectra SX 2.0L tank VIN: KNAFE12127
Thanks for all the help guys. Sure enough there was a piece of the candy bar the exact same size as the flapper valve at the filler neck sitting on top of it. So whenever the pressure from the gas pump would push that candy down it would shut off that flappe...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MW51R52
Thanks to all who replied to this post. I love the community that IATN creates. We ended up pulling the injectors back out to have them retested, along with a brand new injector. All came back fine. Removed timing covers for inspection of timing marks. Ba... Trouble codes: P0174 (Fuel system lean bank 2).
1999 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L hard1-2upshift VIN: 4N2XN11T7X
Thanks Michael,Scott and Avinash.Turns out the problem was to the tcu.The 5 volt power circuit to pin 32 at tcu was lost. I had reading at tps and coming out of ecm,but lost it behind dash at harness plug.Removed connector and cleaned badly corroded plug.Afer ...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D83
As expected, the replies were helpful and timely. Thank you, to all that replied. Replaced crank sensor and cleaned connector of oil. Vehicle started and ran well after repairs and reprogramming was not required. Thanks again, Joe [...] Trouble codes: P0335, P0725.
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L trans limp mode VIN: 1N6AA07B54
the vehicle is still here, im soon to install this used trans that the customer supplied, but meanwhile im still not satisfied that this one isnt fixable, as far as the help received, im less than impressed, i mean three replies from the "millions" of satisfie...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1442T
tried looking for vac leak i could not find one checked intake hot and cold,but burton tip me about intake so i changed intake gasket and lean code is gone waited for few days and all is good i cant thank you guys enough,thanks again. Trouble codes: P0442, P0440, P0171, P0300, P0302, P0303.
2007 Toyota Yaris S 1.5L oil pressure VIN: JTDBT92377
Regretfully, I must close this without a resolution. My customer has not returned to clue me in as to the toy dealers repair.If I recieve any more info, I will update this.Spencer
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