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1987 Acura Integra RS 1.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JH4DA3449H
Car was towed in (see related history). On initial start-up car runs but within seconds car stalls. Then car will have start stall condition or just crank with no start. (See test preformed) Tested for good spark, timing belt timing, compressions, fuel pressur... Trouble codes: 13 (Atmospheric pressure sensor)
1992 Honda Accord DX 2.2L hvac VIN: 1HGCB7644N
Hi every one. I have a 1992 Honda Accord which I cannot seem to get very good heat from the heater. I have installed a new thermostat and one heater hose which was leaking. The heater hose at the heater control valve is hot to touch and the other leading to th...
2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L No Start, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Rich VIN: SHSRD68422
Hello everyone. The main problem with this vehicle is it runs very rich. So much so that when cold it will soak the spark plugs and not start. I pulled the plugs and let it sit overnight. I did the compression check and re-installed the plugs. It starts and ru... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel system too rich bank 1), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire), P0300 (Random/multiple misfire), P1456 (EVAP system leak fuel tank area)
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L 3rd clutch VIN: 5FNRL18043
Hi everyone. Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this. We are working on this Honda Odyssey minivan with the BYBA 5-speed automatic with transmission issues. It intermittently slips badly in one gear (2nd or 3rd, I think, I didn't test-drive it myse...
2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L door locks, brake light, a/c VIN: 2HGE515591
Customer put a battery in and the brake light stays on and door locks do not work and A/c does not work. The brake switches check okay, the a/c button (light) comes on. Possible module problem? Let me know if you have had experiance with this. Thank you, Mike
2005 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4F2CZ961X5
hi guys this is my wifes car, the other day it just started to misfire so i checked the codes and found the 4 list here 305.352.354.355 i know the pcm are crap and a bad coil can take them out i stuck my noid light at each coil connector all flashed except #4 ... Trouble codes: 305 (cylinder 5 misfire), 352 (ignition coil b malfuntion), 354 (ignition coil d malfuntion), 355 (ignition coil e malfuntion)
1991 Nissan 240SX SE 2.4L engine/exhaust
Hey, Thanks for any help or advice. I have a 1991 Nissan 240sx SE Hatch. @.4 Inline 4 cyl. DOHC I bought this car two days ago. The seller said the car ran fine than one day did't start. He had taken it to a local shop. The mechanics wanted to do a compress...
1996 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L Dash Gauges VIN: 1N6SD11Y0S
Hi there, I'm having a issue with a '96 Nissan hardbody pickup. Customer states: Dashboard lights( blinkers and headlights) work but the speedometer,RPM,gas and temp gauges do NOT work. We verified the concern and found out the #11 fuse(Ignition 2, 10 amp)fuse...
2006 Nissan Altima S 2.5L compression VIN: 1NH4AL11D0
my problem is that the cylinder 1 when we ride and stop at traffic light or stop signthe cilinder stop like a valve stay open , after 10 second the motor run fine until the next ride, please help me, i relase cam, and check out lifter cap, nothing is wrong. do...
2006 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L heater VIN: 1N4BA41E56
Haven't got too involved with this one. It's my Mom's car. Blows warm after car warms up, but blows cold when stopped at an idle like at a drive thru. The car mantains its engine temp at the same spot. Is there a known condition with this car or this engine? I...
2008 Nissan Altima SL 2.5L reset tpms VIN: 1N4AL21E48
hi everyone, this car came tire maintance message on dash, it has two buttons on left side of steering wheel.i keep pushing the enter button till i get to reset. push . button screen changes but not resered/ same with oil chance.I guess i missing one step. Tha...
1991 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Brake Bleeding VIN: JT3AC11R2M
Customer lost brakes in car about a month ago. They brought the car to us and we diagnosed the master cylinder. The customer opt to have his neighbor due the job. The car was then brought back to us to have brakes bled. We have bled every line in the vehicle i...
2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 4T3ZF13C1Y
hi, i am having a difficult time with this particular toyota mini van... It origionally came in with the brakes seem to be dragging and the pedal is stiff... I observed with the van on the hoist that all 4 wheels were dragging... I cracked the brake lines befo...
2001 Toyota Solara SE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2T1CG22P01
well i have yet to get a normal brake job or tuneup in the last two weeks-everything is a can of worms-this vehicle intermitantly will have the rpm's hang at 4,000 while coming to a stop after cruising-if u turn the key off it will reset back to normal idle wh...
2004 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L Fan Clutch VIN: 5TEWN72N64
Hey guys and gals this is my personal rig. I have recentry started hearing a metallic tinging noise coming from the front of the engine. It seems to be coming from the fan clutch area. I soaked it down with a penetrating lube and started it up and the noise is...
2006 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L rear defroster/rear wiper VIN: 5TDBT48A36
truck came in w/inop rear defroster/rear wiper could not command on either w/scanner (could communicate) checked powers/grounds -ok installed new rear door/tailgate control module, cannot communicate w/scanner. does the new module need to be programmed?? canno...

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1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L shifts to nuetral VIN: 2HGEJ6677W
Sorry we have not returned to this job yet. It is inventory and we have had other priorities. Will get back soon. Thanks to all who responded. Tom
2002 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG45C32
Thanks to all for taking the time to respond. The top three problems cited for these vehicles were Main Relay under the dash, Ignition Coil Assy's, and Crank Sensor. I accessed the relay ahead of time and, when it finally failed, jumpered the relay connector t...
1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L timing chain VIN: JNKCP11A0X
Thanks for the replies Peter and Andy, i ended up looking up an older model on the book , and pretty much ended up going of the pic's as both of u suggested and cam lobes pointing outward, thank's again i new i could depend on the tech's on iatn.
2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Stall VIN: JNKBF01A02
So I guess that's it, over a week, no light , no stall. That tells me it was the MAF causing the stall, even though it would pass every test possible. And I guess I got the P0505 because the ECM had to learn the new MAF. I was happy to find that our MODIS coul...
2005 Lexus LX470 4.7L ahc VIN: JTJHT00W85
There were NO CODES in the AHC system for height sensors so we cleaned the resevoir bottle and flushed the system with 2(two) containers of suspension fluid. Customer has back several weeks and when we close the ticket we will get an answer whether it is fixed...
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L white smoke VIN: 4A3AX5514W
well guys, thank you for all the positive responses!!! finally, this car is fixed!!! after 2 motors and 2 turbochargers with no results, the fix was to remove the head and replaced all valve stem seals!!! with so many numerous possibilities on these motors, it...
1983 Nissan 280ZX Turbo 2.8L Heating VIN: JN1CZ04S8D
After doing some research with somone very famiiar with these cars we found the vacume hose diagram in mitchell and alldata incorrect. They say they are for the turbochaged cars but they are not.
1991 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L starts in 3rd gear VIN: JN1HJ01P7M
Peter hit the nail on the head the ballast resistor was bad causing solenoids not to function at all. what i did find out is that there is not a whole lot of repair info easliy found for the transmission. and the computer is very low tech not really catching b...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on, melted VIN: JN8DR09Y22
I guess because of the holidays and the vehicle passing inspection the vehicle has not yet returned to do further testing if it does I will add information as it comes. Trouble codes: P0455, P1448, P1491.
2006 Nissan Xterra SE 4.0L Clutch VIN: 5N1AN08W96
Thanks to all that replied, the concensus feel as we do and the advisors at Identifix concured. The crank sensor should instantly code or result in a no start. Our in-shop belief is that the dealer service dept., who is well known for its chicainery,is doing t...
2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L Air blend door VIN: JF1SG65663
Thanks to Calvin and Don for their replies. The car had already left our shop before receiving them. I did check "cold" and "hot" voltages at actuator cold was .25 (less than the .5 spec) and hot was 4.5 (right at spec). First click towards hot from cold wa...
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