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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L running lights VIN: JHMCB7669L
The exterior running lights, front and rear, (but not the dash lights) shut off when key is turned on or running. Shut key off, running lights work. Mitchell's wiring diagrams are not clear on the system operation or much else useful. Appears an integrated con...
1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L Communications VIN: KMHJF25F6X
I bought this car with bad engine. Replaced it with used one. Vehicle starts, runs and drives fine. Check engine light comes on when started then goes off as normal. The problem is that neither my scanner, genesis or The inspection machine will communicate wit...
2007 Hyundai Entourage SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDMC23387
have never worked on this model has anyone seen these codes? i checked engine data and bank 2 desired retard was 0 and actual retard was 50 this engine has a timing chain so before i dig in i wanted to see what ya'll had to say about it.thank you Trouble codes: P0300, P0018, P0022, P0302, P0304
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Misfire VIN: 4A3AC44G33
This vehicle is burning up both ignition coils every week or so. Primary side is overheating and melting. Have tried different brands of coils to no avail. Checked the plug type and gap, charging system voltage, etc. All seem ok. May be excessive dwell but nee... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6854W
This turd when it acts up runs on 2 cylinders, I would stop the car run through the gears and it would run good but still had a high idle around 1200 rpm, I changed the inhibitor switch for this problem I checked all the wires for the short harness and they we... Trouble codes: P1507
2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLS 2.5L road speed VIN: JS3TD62V62
took a short test drive. transmission shifted ok and felt normal to me. fluid level is ok, fluid is old but not burnt. physically inspected transmission for problems and none found. my snap on modis only has generic access and my mitchell repair info has no di...
1984 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ60 4.2L Starts and cuts out. VIN: JT3BJ60G2E
Hi There. This truck has a EDIC motor that is connected to the fuel injection pump. The car will start but will not idle. I suspect the EDIC relay is at fault but have not been able to find any information on how to properly diagnose this system. I cannot fin...
1993 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L 1st gear VIN: JT4VN1365P
Hey all working on my own rig here. I'm getting ready to go in and repair the popping out of first gear condition. As far as I know it's a fairly common problem. I don't want any surprises and want to keep it as cheap as possible. I am hoping some of you have ...
1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L brake pedal VIN: 2T1AE09B8R
This car has decided to haunt me while I sleep. It has a bad vibration felt in the pedal when braking at speeds over 50mph, felt more the harder I brake. Front pads/rotors were replaced with cheap aftermarket units 6 months ago and the issue was slightly impro...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on, poor accel. VIN: JT3VN39W9S
Truck had re-occurring code 52 (knock sensor) I replaced the knock sensor and sub harness, cleared codes. Code resets during test drive now. Bypassed harness with shielded cable, and tried known good ecm; stil sets code 52. There is a waveform that looks like... Trouble codes: 52 (knock sensor open/ short)
2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Battery VIN: 2T1BR12E5Y
Hi all thanks for helping me on this. I have a corolla here, and the battery goes dead if you let it sit for a couple days. With all the fuses in, it draws 180 miliamps, however when i unplug the radio it drops to 19 miliamps. I dont work with electricity all ...
2003 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L door locks VIN: 4T3ZF13C73
ATTENTION TOYOTA TECHS: We have a Sienna van here that is possesed by the devil where driving along the door locks rapidly lock/unlock. Problem is intermittent but becoming more persistent. Numerous switches and components are making difficult but by using 4c...
2005 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L No Start, No Mil Light VIN: 5TETX22N95
Group- Tacoma came in with Bat. light on. It was still charging. Removed Alt. gave specific description of the problem, and the fact that I had found a similar situation in the IATN archives. No problem said my supplier. Not so. Drive the vehicle into the sho...

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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7571P
great information guys. the dist was turning. it did have injector pulse but no spark.power to dist while cranking. replacing distributer again was the fix. the after market distributer bit me. thanks for all the help. milford.
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Starting VIN: 2HKRL18531
Thanks for all the responses. Everyone had a solution for the no start and it could have been any of your replies. The reason this Honda would not start was the ignition switch. A new switch and it startes right up. Thanks again.
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L heater VIN: 5FNRL18733
Thanks to all for your help.The heater core was bad.Replaced and good heat.What was fun was owner wanted water pump checked before heater core was done.Replaced belt but not pump impellers were okay recommended pump replacement but anyway car fixed and you to ...
2004 Honda S2000 2.2L noise VIN: JHMAP21474
The noise was caused by the oil cap wedged between the body and the transmission. Found it with a Borescope-it was a ways back on the transmission. When on a road test with the vehicle owner's husband he told me that it went missing and the noise started shor...
1989 Isuzu Pickup S 2.6L Dash Lights VIN: JAACL16E9K
Great responses!! I finally got the customer to get it bact to me and fixed it by replacing the ALTERNATOR again.Thanks for all the help guys!!!
1995 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L camshaft VIN: JN1CA21D5S
I have found out the following information for the camshaft aligm Reply 4Report Abuseok Michael from Washington Jan 17, 2010 3:20:37 PMIf you can get a Nissan shop manual at the local library, copy the pages under 'engine mechanical/cylinder head', pg 44-46. ...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA31A7Y
Hey guys, Thank you all so much for your help. After testing the MAF operation I smoke tested the intake for a vacuum leak when the engine was cold and the upper intake gasket was definately leaking bad. I replaced the plentum gasket and the problem was solv...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 5N1ED28Y6Y
thanks for all the replies, most every one mentioned the distributor so i pulled it out and spun it by hand and sure enough you could feel it binding. dropped in a new unit and all is well. thank you all very,very much.
2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D12
Thanks to all that replied. I had the vehicle sent to the dealer for a ECM reflash. The dealer called to let me know that the ECM has the latest software. I ask the dealer what then could it be. [...] story short and I hope this will help others in the future. ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor sensor A bank 1 circuit malf.).
1998 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Shifting VIN: JF1GC34R9G
Thanks For the Replies. Removed Tranny sump tested continuity at all solenoids to ecu:GOOD Power and grounds :GOOD Unbolted brake duty solenoid and checked for actuation: Ok by inspection but replaced it anyway Set atf level and so far no lights and shifts as...
2002 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E62
i tried cleaning the iac motor but it was not much help. cust declined replacing IAC at this time. i adjusted idle to around 1000rpm. vehicle seems to run fine now. STFT went to around 0 percent and no mil came back on. cust took vehicle and has not called wit... Trouble codes: P0171 (B1 too lean).
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