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2004 Acura MDX 3.5L belt chirp VIN: 2HNYD18224
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this pesky MDX. Two months ago, we installed a remanufactured alternator on this vehicle because it was not charging. The customer contacted us about a week later and said that she had developed a "chirp" noise. I susp...
2000 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L thermastate housing VIN: KLATA2266Y
thanks for any and all help . ok this car came in leaking antifreeze.found the thermastate housing cracked and leaking. verified cooling fan operation they work properly.found NO combustion gases in cooling resivour. checked 4 times. we replace thermastate hou...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L no green security key VIN: 1HGCG2254W
Car was driven into shop and customer said AutoZone checked his MIL and car had a p1706. Also stated an intermittent starting problem. We did the test for continuity on the switch and found a few opens in the switch. While checking the shifter cable for correc...
2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Fues under dash VIN: JHLRD2842Y
The tail lamp fuse fries out when light switch is turned on, pulled out and check all socket asy. Front and rear, replaced all parking light bulbs, front and rear, no change, tried new combo light switch of course Factory New Honda Part, still fries the fuse. ...
2007 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Starting VIN: 5J6RE48347
This CRV will not crank at times.It will click with key in crank position,but not crank.Then after 2-3 attempts it will crank and start.This happens a couple of times a month. This is my mother's car,I have never caught it acting up myself. She took it to th...
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L Cuts out VIN: KM8SB82B91
Hi Techs, I'm pulling my hair out on this one. After a through warm up, at slow speeds the engine will start fluttering and will die out at a stop, it will restart easy. It did it for me twice in three days and I had the Modis on it the 2d time. The Modis show... Trouble codes: P0421, P0442
1994 Infiniti J30 3.0L engine VIN: INKAY2ID8R
First of all I would like to thank IATN for all the fixes I have been able to make with the help of the archives. This car came in hydrolocked and no coolant visable in the radiator. removed plugs and found all plugs to be wet with oilly gas and cyl no 2 to be...
2004 Lexus IS300 3.0L Misfire VIN: JTHBD19254
Okay guys so the issue I have is that Ign. coil #3 (closest to the firewall) does not get a ground signal at idle, but when the rpm's are brought up to around 1,200 the signal begins to starts very weak. At 2,000 rpm or more the signal comes on strong just lik... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L Mulitple Warning Lights VIN: JM3LW28J42
Van nursed in a week ago, customer said it wouldn't start, then did start but ran bad. Started right up once here. Immediately found a loose positive battery connection. Cleaned & tightened: everything fine! No codes: there may have been one or more, but with ...
2005 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JM1FE17N85
systems check no codes present or pending. test drove,runs great till it gets warm. after about third short stop seems to load up and run poor. boogs on take off,idles rough,has no power for a few seconds,sometimes stalls,will start ok. seems to run ok after r...
1991 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L alt wiring VIN: JN1HJ01P2M
Greetings, I received this vehicle with the alt wiring at the battery fuse link cut and the fuse link missing. I am trying to determine why someone would do this to make sure there isn't a short or something going on. Can anyone tell me what the current draw...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A1Y
Hello everyone. This one has got us pulling hair. After researching the archives and finding so many fixes about the coils we went ahead and did the repair ...all six coils. The Code 1320 still resets after a short drive. We also checked the harness for shorts... Trouble codes: 1320 (Ignition Primary Fault)
2004 Nissan sentra 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D14
Hi Nissan gurus, A few hours from a one week vacation and I am stucked with this Nissan for an intermittent no start after pcm replacement. After the replacement of the pcm I redid the initialization of the immu-pcm and the car started right away and everythi... Trouble codes: P1610, P1614
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L Compressor VIN: 5TDZA22C54
Customer originally complained of drivers side vents not blowing cold, passenger side is cold. Checked all actuator doors and climate control and all works normally. I thought probably low freon. Evacuate and recharge, sure enough, good cold air both pass and ...

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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KNDJB72391
thanks to Matt from Mass. you hit the nail on the head buddy spun crank sprocket. Trouble codes: P0343.
2005 Kia Rio 1.6L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12515
thanks to all who took time to reply. Nick hit the nail on the head as well as those who suggested I needed to double check for a vacuum leak.What I ended up finding was someone had adjusted the throttle stop. Once I backed the throttle stop screw one turn the... Trouble codes: P0507, P0170.
1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L abs system VIN: JT8BF12G2T
We've conquered!! Thank you all for the replies. The fix was a left front speed sensor. The really fun part was that we had received a faulty new genuine sensor. I just love when new sensors are faulty, it really makes this whole thing a hoot. Apparently we ha...
1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5227W
sorry for my late closing due to customer cannot make up his mind,after setting the valve timing engine still will not start,customer decided not to spend any money on this vehicle,problem was the engine low compression well average compression were 115
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Alternator VIN: JM1BJ24603
Thanks for the replies. Seems there are two ways to skin this cat. Fifty-fifty split on the four replies. 2 suggested removing the right front axle, the other two suggested removal from the top. As I had already repositioned a lot of the obstructions up top, I...
2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3L bearing VIN: JM1BK34374
thanks for all the help i got some chassis ears found the noise coming from the wheal bearing that i had replaced two times before sow i started to ask ? found out his son has been driving the car for about one month he went home to grill his son found out tha...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L No Start VIN: JA4MW51R72
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D13
We retested and found the ecm not grounding the heater circuit. We replaced with a used ecm and all is well. Thanks for the help! Trouble codes: P0031.
2004 Nissan caravan 3.0L MIL Lamp on, VIN: VWE25-8075
Thanks to replies. We have overhauled the injector pump and it also needed a new ecm.All good now. These engines seem to be a problem and the injector pumps are a very common repair. Starter motors are also a known problem.We could not communicate with the pum... Trouble codes: 75 (ps-pump control modual).
1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L engine VIN: JT2BF28K6X
Thanks for all the replies. After not being able to identify a leak from anywhere... We put the whole thing back together except using a new crank seal as a precaution. The cam seals had dust on them and were dry as they come. Our suspicions are that there...
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4T1BG22K21
lower crank gear was damaged in keyway. new gear and key. good to go Trouble codes: P0300, 301 (cylender 1), 302 (cyl 2), 303 (cyl 3).
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