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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Distributor oil seal VIN: 1HGCD7137T
This car came in with a massive oil leak coming from between the distributor and the head/valve cover. When you remove the distributor there is an o-ring to seal the oil in the valve cover area. We have replaced the seal with a close match from napa and that d...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGEM21982
This vehicle came in on the hook. It will start for a few seconds and then quit. That's the longest it will run. Spark and fuel pulse quit together. No codes. No security light flashing after it quits. I removed EGR in case of plugged exhaust, but it didn't he...
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 ...
1998 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L brake pedal VIN: JALC4B1K6W
Truck came in for PM service. Brake pedal low; physically checked brakes, found rear shoes low. Replace rear shoes & rear drums. Brake pedal still low. Checked brake fluid, ok. With engine off, pumping brake pedal causes pedal to rise and become firm. While ho...
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JTJHF1OU82
customer complained of a loud noise at idle sounded like belt noise. she tried to drive it in but it stalled and died and wouldn't restart. towed in and sounded like broken timing belt. pulled off covers to find broken belt and the bolt that holds the tensione...
2003 Lexus SC430 4.3L wheels VIN: JT8BF28G21
Note: VIN listed is not for this Lexus Cust complained of rear tire loosing air. Dealer told her both rear wheels are cracked. She brought to me for a confirmation. Yup, L/R loosing air through a hairline crack from rim lip around to main part of rim (approx...
1990 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, Runs Rich at Idle VIN: JN1R226A0L
Vehicle came into shop originally with check engine light on and fault code 51 (fuel injector open or shorted circuit). Found #3 cylinder misfire and #3 injector open circuit. Customer opted to replace all injectors at this time due to the labor involved to pu... Trouble codes: 45 (Leaking Fuel Injector), 34 (Knock Sensor Circuit Fault)
2000 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JN8DR07Y21
This path have no power when we whant to accelerate, we are able to make the wheel spin but after that we are not able to push-it to 60mph . Its like if the engine w`ont go up in revolution ,no code, good fuel pressure,removed cat not clocked,new gas filter,go...
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Mechanical VIN: JFIGD29602
i have a strange scraping noise with engine speed at times duplicated it a few times with chassi ear sounded front of engine i replaced all timing belt idlers and tensioner does not happen long enough to get a good diag. any ideas
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Clutch VIN: JT4VN36H6R
I am working on the clutch replacement. In order to remove the transmission, I tried to remove the two shift sticks. Mitchell says, "Remove transmission shift lever boot retainer. Pull transmission shift lever boot upward. Place shop towel on the shift lever c...
2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Battery VIN: JT3HN86R12
Customer has a dead battery every morning. They had disconnected it at night so it will start in the am. Jumping at the battery negative connection with my DVO meter I have a fluctuating reading 24-40 ma. (0024 - 0040ma). I seem to have 2 draws. 1 on the MPX-B...
2005 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 4.0L Service Brakes VIN: 3TMJU62N95
Hellow IATN members. Customer originally brought vehicle in because the dealer said they had less than 15% of pads left. Only wanted pad slap. Upsold full service, to machine rotors. Customer returned after weekend complaining of high speed vibration. Replaced...

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2000 Acura Integra GS 1.8L hatchback VIN: JH4DC4362Y
thanks for all the replies. Have called the customer numerous times to try and get the car back in. I guess they are just going to live with it for now, am leaning toward this possibly being normal having to help the hatch open a bit before releasing the key. ...
2001 Acura MDX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HYND18811
After running further tests we determined that 2 of the new coil units were defective under load , absolutely crazy , when you buy new you do not expect this , returned the defective units installed 2 new ( again ) units and the car is fine . I test drove the ... Trouble codes: P, 302 (misfire 4 cylinder), P, 304 (misfire 6 cylinder), P, 300 (multiple misfires).
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L rear hub bearings VIN: JHLRD78872
Thanks for tour quick responses. After installing Honda part using info from fellow techs (thank you) the crv abs now works perfect. If it is anyones first time I would be very carefull as aftermarket parts houses have wrong info and no clue about correct part...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L shift interlock VIN: 2HKRL18982
Thanks so much to those who replied. Sure enough, we had a bad ground on the MLP. We were suspicious of the ground from the beginning, but all appeared good. Until we got into the starting system and found the starter cut relay has ground to the MLP. This grou...
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L No Start, intermitent after sh VIN: 1HCGM56333
Customer brought car back had about 1 hour to work on it still can not get car to act up tried heating up main relay with heat lamp also tried running car on max heat still would not act up if car comes back and find fix will let you know
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB12B34
Many replies pointed to a saturated cannister as a possible cause. After discussions with Hyundai Tech, the cannister and valve were replaced and a filter was added to the purge line to trap any possible particles from entering the purge valve. Seemed to work ... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel trim rich Bank 1).
1993 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L start/stall VIN: 4S2CG58E1P
thankyou to all who replied, I was looking for weird stuff on the vehicle. I know the MAF would cause this problem and that was eventually the fix. we had a bad one out of the box. Thanks again.
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L cooling system VIN: 4S2CM58WOW
Thank you very much for the assistance on this vehicle. I flushed the cooling system using a heavy duty cleaner. It helped only a little so I replaced the radiator. Problem solved. Matt
2006 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L srs VIN: KNAFE12156
Thanks for the help. Suspected control module and body shop was under the gun with thier customer so they picked up the car and took it to the dealer. I have no idea what was found
2005 Lexus RX330 3.3L Steering VIN: 2H2H115A31
Thank you to all who replied. It was the steering shaft and was covered by warranty. Sorry to be so long replying but customer had major back surgery [plates and screws,,EWWW] and could not get the car to the dealer for a while. Thanks again,, Bill
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4A3AA46G11
I know that my post didn't offer much in the way of testing that I had done but the only thing that was out of line was the TPS readings in the scan data. 4 members sent in ideas that were much appreciated. The problem is with the cruise control module. It see...
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L timing cover VIN: JN1CA21D2V
OK, Nissan guys are going to shake their heads. I did it without pulling the valve covers or the upper oil pan. I cleaned everything very well and put it back together with right stuff. I ran it for about 90 min. without the alt and a/c comp. so i could see th...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Mechanical VIN: JN8DR09Y92
Thanks to Michael from New york. After digging every where and having no luck also checked out some Nissan pathfinder forum with the same problem and sure enough when I removed the air intake hose and shined a snake light for inspection number 4 butterfly was ...
2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L engine VIN: JS3TD62V12
Thanks to the 3 guys that tried to help me with this one. Your input was helpful. The consensus seems to be that it is just using oil because it is old and has nothing to do with our timing tensioner repair job at all. Here is what I did to "fix" the oil us...
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C71
well thanks to everyone that replied...this was sure a learning experience. it turns out the trouble tree supplied by alldata is correct. if the voltages are correct going to the ecm then replace the ecm! i was able to find a used ecm even though it only fits ... Trouble codes: P1780.
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