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1992 Honda Prelude S 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: JHMBA8142N
Im trying to test the igniter on this vehicle and the Mitchell test says to check the green and blue wires for continuity to ground, neither have it. But the car starts and runs for 10 min before it stalls and looses spark. I think the test is flawed. Anyone ...
1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Stereo VIN: 1HEGJ1138R
I brought this car in for repairs unrelated to the Stereo locked problem. Customer asked if I could get Stereo to work. Stereo has been locked since customer had replaced battery 6 months ago. There is no Owners Manual in the vehicle that would help at all. I ...
2006 Honda Accord LX Special Edition 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM56396
I cant clear the code.looking for help on how you do the relearn.If the code was set because of the dead battery. If only the factory tool will work to clear it. I have used three scan tools all say code cleared but its still there before starting the engine.... Trouble codes: P2176 (throttle actuator control system idle not learned)
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNKBY31A2V
We have a 1997 Infiniti Q45 t that was sent to us after being through about 5 other repair shops. All parts listed above were replaced by other shops, except the injectors, which we replaced. The symptoms that the car is showing: Hard starting, slightly rough ...
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Wipers VIN: JNKCV51E93
Customer came in with wipers that would shudder in the middle of the sweep on intermittent and ALWAYS on downward sweep when parking. In all other modes of wiper operation wipers sweep fine. We performed the OE repair for this using dealer blades, aligning and...
1991 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JACCH58R4M
Stumped I am. This one runs great until it reaches normal temp, then dies most times when put into gear, and when taken out of gear idle races and calms down after 1-2 minutes. Valve adjust has been corrected since owner messed that up. Timing verified at 6B...
1993 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L start/stall VIN: 4S2CG58E1P
To all the Isuzu guru's out there... this vehicle has a start/stall problem. It only occurs with the MAF plugged in. unplug it and the car will run all day, albeit poorly. I have replaced the MAF to no avail, it still has the same problem. Though it was a use...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on, VIN: JT6GF10UXY
Hi Guys...My name is Todd [...]. I own a shop in Horse Shoe NC. Recently had a 2000 Lexus RX 300 come in with a check engine light. Multiple codes. P1300, P1310, P1315, P1320, P1325. Codes only seem to appear when vehicle is hot. Customer has had numerous par... Trouble codes: P1300 (Ignition circuit problem), P1310 (No IGF signal.), P1315 (No IGF signal), P1320 (No IGF signal), P1325 (No IGF signal)
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L no power VIN: JA3AJ26E03
car has no power,fuel pressure 70 psi at idle,which is to high,check for return restrictions,found none,replace regulator with oe part,still pressure 70 psi,if i loosen fuel regulator and let fuel spray out pressure drops,with regulator installed 70 psi,remove...
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L radiator & condenser fan VIN: JMYSNCS3A4
Hello, friends. Im in a hurry with this one. Came for a leak on A/C system, repair, charge and the the fans does'nt work. Check fuses, fan relay, MFI relay, radiator fan motor, condenser fan motor, connectors wires, grounds, engien coolant sensor, everything ...
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BU31D2R
This car is driving us crazy. It has no spark. I am not getting the signal to the transistor from the ECU. I have scoped the CMP/CRK and it is a great pattern. I replace the transistor, the ECU (used) twice, the distributer (twice), the resistor/ capacitor in ...
2000 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L abs VIN: 5N1ED28YC5
Hi Nissan Techs, We have a 2000 xterra that is intermittently turning the abs light on and setting abs codes 17- g sensor, 25- l.f. wheel sensor. These codes come and go at various intervals. sometimes they set shortly after vehicle is started. At other times...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28Y0Y
after replacing both sensors all was good for about 30 min. the crank sensor code 1336 ccame back and sets about every 5 to 10 min. the distributor is very noisy could this cause my problem.i I was told that the timing belt could cause dist. noise. what else c... Trouble codes: 1336 (cranksensor)
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JN1CA31D91
car came in with check engine light on and complaining of cutting out missing at light throttle. checked and found catalyst rt bank code 420.checked TSBs and found that car has TSB for 420 code.Ran diagnostic and found rear O2 sensor switching too fast,but all... Trouble codes: 420 (rt bank catalyst)
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AA07B64
was driven in whit check engine light flashing had code 300-1446-1146-1147- missing at idle and offidle.custemor say that truck turd off at hightway speed but restared find and ran for 10 more minits and turned off again this is when it started to miss.only th... Trouble codes: 300 (1146 -), 1146 (1147 -), 1147 (1446 -), 1446 (testing and results)
1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT2AE09BXR
vehicle came in for failed emmissions testing - co and hc too high. monitored o2 sensor, will switch normaly at after running at 2000 rpm, but after returning to idle for a minute it will stick lean most of the time, if it doesn't stick lean it will stick rich... Trouble codes: 42 (vehicle speed sensor circuit)
2003 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L pedal feel VIN: 4T3ZF13C13
customer came in for a spongy pedal,upon inspection, we found rear wheel cylinders blown.we replaced both and bled. condition actually got worse.we adjusted rear shoes and re improvement.figured master cylinder had failed.replaced the master and re-ble...

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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1HGCG1654W
Hey all and thanks again. I took most everyones advice and ordered the iac before I went back down there. I could prove that the duty cylcles were there and so I removed the Iac to check for debris and the such. Didn't see anything obvious but there is much vi...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L engine VIN: 1HGCG2258W
1998 Honda Civic DX 1.6L OBD Sys, "not ready" VIN: JHMEJ6624W
Thanks again to everybody that responded to my help. 2 people hit the nail right on the head, Richard and Joseph. It was the keep alive memory fuse. Every time the car turned off, it lost the memory. Thanks iATN members.
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L headlight VIN: 2HKRL1867H
Dear Techs. Another car fixed, thanks to IATN and some kind techs that want to help! I received replys form William of Florida and Micheal of California. Both said that the problem was most likely in the drivers side fuse panel, and they were both RIGHT! Thank...
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGES15512
The used computer turned out to be for the wrong year and I gave the customer the option to have his rebuilt which he agreed to. I have replaced the alternator and await the return of my brain. It took UPS 3 weeks to deliver my ecm to Florida. It is just be... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle control system malfunction), P1519 (iac circuit malfunction).
1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L master cyl VIN: 1YVGF22D6W
I'm certain a new master cyl would have fixed this car, but was unable to find one. every parts supplier we tried said at first "yes we have a listing" but then was unable to actually get one. no one we talked to could find out exactly what is different for ...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3AX35G4V
Well the day the ISC was supposed to show up from the dealer I called to check ETA and the parts guy informs me its backordered and claims they dont know until the part is supposed to show up. Ya OK!! Well I got on that connects to al... Trouble codes: P0505 (ISC problem).
2004 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L fuel gauge VIN: 6MMAP67P64
As the client lives out of town and I will not see this vehicle for a couple of months and due to the replies I have recieved It looks like I will call this fixed when we replace the tank sending unit. I will post an update when the repairs are completed. ...
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Lower ball joint VIN: 5N1ED28402
Cannot find an aftermarket source for just the ball joints. Customer may due work after he saves enough money, he just couldn't swing $1500.00 at this time.
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