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2001 Honda Civic DX 1.7L engine dies VIN: JHMES16571
2001 Civic died while driving DTC P1362. Starts up and idles for about 3 minutes before chugging and dying again. In this 3 minutes the CAT will get so hot it glows red. Does this sound like a CAT problem or is it the Cam sensor? I've had some say, do the CAM ...
2003 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Shift interlock VIN: 5FNRL18943
Hello IATN members, I have a 2003 Honda Odyssey and the shifter will not move out of park. I just replaced the heater core in this van and I had to remove the dash along with most the wiring harness. Once I got it all back together I noticed the shifter would ...
2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L heat VIN: 5FNYF18636
heater blows warm-never hot on front and rear heat vents.heater control valve seems to be working properly(180deg in and 154 deg. out)air mix acuator motor.moves fully to hot and cold.if i remove front actuator and push door manually it gets hotter(still not g...
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L abs & traction light VIN: KM8SC83D71
this suv came in with abs and traction light on and the speedo not working while chcking round found the abs ring on the anxle broken chech for codes got c1211 rear right wheel snsr airgap c1208 rear left and c1205 front right and also found damage drive gear ...
1998 Infiniti Q45 T 4.1L Power Steering VIN: JNKBY31A9W
Hi I have this 98 Q45t that came in with no power steering. The resivoir is a little low so I added some fluid and the steering worked but was a little loud. But when I turn off the engine the fluid comes bubbling out the top of the resivoir. Ive tried everyth...
1999 Lexus LX470 4.7L heater VIN: JT6HT00W0X
have a lexus lx 470 no heat intermitant, pipes going into heater core one seems hotter than other, dealer say no heater valve, posible air mix door?
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L Misfire VIN: JTHBD18211
Hello technicians, I had a customer bring a car to me for a smog check. After the smog check, the engine light failed, but the emission passed. In test 15 mph, the HC MEAS was 0. CO % MEAS was O.00. NO MEAS was 56ppm. In test 25 mph, HC MEAS was 0. CO was 0.00... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306
2002 Lexus LS430 4.3L Starting VIN: JTHBN30F12
Please help! Car came in with a no start condition. Intermittantly with key in run position we would get the audible starter click, and other times NOTHING... After replacement of starter we now have a no crank, no start condition. Starter isn't getting any po...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Stall, Misfire VIN: JM1TAZ21XS
We have here what happens when the customer tries to fix his own. Multiple parts have been thrown at this vehicle with the only result being his wallet is lighter. So he gives up and "lets" us look at it. Customer states it started acting up as he pulled away ...
1994 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JA7LS21G7R
This truck has the electric stepper motor that increases idle speed when the engine is cold and also when the a/c is turned on. Noticed that it was not working when the a/c was switched on. removed the throttle body and cleaned it, very cruddy. Reinstalled and...
1994 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Stall VIN: 06ST012374
car came into me with a stall at idle he said it stalled at every stop light i have only had it stall one time he said that it will start up but it would take awhile when it stalled for me just before it stalled the cooling fans started to go on off on off the...
2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 1N6DD26S91
Here is one that is driving me up the wall. No.2 cylinder shows a misfire when in drive or reverse and accelerator is depressed. No faults found in ignition system. Replaced plugs, wires, cap & rotor. Scoped No.2 injector and no problem seen. Swapped No.2 inje... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cyl 2 misfire)
2005 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L No Start VIN: IN6ADO7405
Hello Techs. Truck was towed in no start no communication from pcm. Customer stated he was driving 65 when the truck shut off like you turned the key off. After waiting a bit retried to start it finally started. Drove home and next day the truck would not star...
2005 Nissan Xterra S 4.0L No Start VIN: 5N1AN08U75
This truck was towed in. Cranks fine, has no spark. scanned for codes, watched rpm signal on scanner, went to no communication when cranked. Scanner came back with ignition in the on position. checked pattern at crank sensor, was perfect. Vehicle had remote st...
1995 Subaru SVX L 3.3L charging VIN: JF1CX3238R
Has anyone out there run into a similar problem? According to schematic, generator is not pcm controlled. I measured voltage on the large wire - 13.2, large whit wire - 13.2, small white wire 13.5. My service manuals that I am using are Mitchell and Alldatapro...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L no power/ poor accel VIN: JT3VN39W1S
Vehicle came to us with a head gasket leak. Customer decided to replace engine with a re-built. Engine installation completed and road tested. Vehicle had no power on acceleration, same symptoms as a plugged cat. Exhaust oxygen sensor reading, "RICH". Rep... Trouble codes: 24 (Intake Air Temp sensor circuit open or short)
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L 1st VIN: 4TANL42N5T
Truck came in complaining of no power at times. Also they had gone by Auto Zone with check engine light to be scanned. AZ told them hole in exhaust. WE scanned and found catalytic convertor clogged. Replaced convertor and test drove with good results. Next day...

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2005 Acura TL 3.2L Stall VIN: 19UUA65595
Thanks for all the replies. Most said to check the computer for water intrusion as this can cause the coils to stay on for too long which overheats the coils making them melt and seize in the spark plug hole. I did not check for water damage in the computer s... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0306.
2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L door locks VIN: 1HGCG56632
Well I am pretty sure that I have fixed this one, I installed a new driver's side door lock actuator and verified all powers and grounds, I left the doors unlocked every night and the status never changed. I have to believe that the car is fixed. I would like ...
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1HGCM56683
Got four replies on this. Rudy, Dan and Eric thought fuel issues. Logical, based on the info I provided. Michael advised to check the secondary ignition system carefully. Thanks for your input. I was able to finally get the car to "shake on accel" more regula...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L Drier VIN: JA4MW31R12
Thanks for the help guys, found this cylinder on the passanger side of the Condenser. Now I just hope the cap comes off with out a hitch. It seems every other bolt I touch on this truck breaks off. :-) Thanks again
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXAE09BXS
unfortunately the customer picked up vehicle before i could continue diagnosing problem. I did install o.e. knock sensor and pigtail but i think this was a symptom of the problem not the cause. Sunil was on the right track with timing or crank sensor but unles... Trouble codes: 52 (knock sensor circuit).
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