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2002 Acura CL 3.2L shift and decel VIN: 19UA42482A
This is my uncle’s car so I am not going to get paid on this so I want to spend as little time as possible fixing it. The problem the car has is when you decelerate at any speed it feels like the brakes are depressed for a split second causing the car to slow ...
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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1HGCB7655M
when decellerating from @ 40mph the engine seems to die, although no dash warning lights come on. if you accelerate lightly & hold the position for 3 to 4 seconds the engine comes back to life & runs well. only occurs when decelerating & will stall when coming...
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2004 Isuzu Axiom XS 3.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DF58Y34
This Axiom came in with a MIL on and customer complaint of black smoke when starting and accelerating. Found code p0106 stored in PCM: Barometer Sensor Wrong Signal. This car was here 2 years ([...])ago for the same problem. We sent it to the dealer and the... Trouble codes: P0106 (Barometer Sensor Wrong Signal)
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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA7230X
Veh came from another shop that was supposed to replace gasket but did not have time to do the work. We changed the v/c gasket and replaced the plugs and wires at the same time. After the repair was completed the veh started and idled for several minutes until...
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2000 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L fuse VIN: KNDJA72341
oh happy day...i've got a sportage that's driving me nuts. check it out, it came in blowing the 15 amp main relay fuse in the engine compartment, causing a crank no start condition. fuse blows instantly, so some quick checks should tell me where the short is r...
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2003 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L Misfire VIN: KNDJD73303
I have a 2003 Kia Sorento with a 3.5L. Towed in with a complaint of no power and service engine light on. Checked for codes,found 3 as follows. p0700,p0304,p0204. Mitchell advises to repair inj codes first. Went through p0204 flow chart and found wiring to be ... Trouble codes: P0700, P0304, P0204
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2006 Kia Sedona LX 3.8L low beam bulb VIN: KNDMB23346
The low beam bulbs only last 3-4 months. Hi beam bulbs are original. No water in housing. Connectors at bulb look good, are not loose or corroded. Don't have wireing diagram or component locator. Has anyone seen this problem?
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1991 Mazda B2600 2.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JM2UF3146M
Veh came in with customer complaint of hard to start and says it takes up to 10 min cranking to start. The cluch in the starter was broken and had to be repaired. Performed repair and attempted to start veh. Cranks over fine. I have fuel and fire but will not ...
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2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22141
vehicle brought in for inspection. among other things it fails emission for 2 codes in computer. p0421 and p0431 catalyst efficiency below threshold bank 1 and 2. plugged scanner in and found upstream and downstream were doing the same switching on both banks ... Trouble codes: P0421, P0431
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2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK14304
I doubled checked everything that they did and all looks correct. The pcv valve is on top of the engine and it looks fine to me. I noticed that they cleaned the battery cables also, so I thought maybe it just needed the kam reset and relearned. I did that and ... Trouble codes: P2188 (system rich)
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1986 Mitsubishi Montero 2.6L Stall VIN: E5GJ001441
vehicle will suddenly dye , restarts an runs for a while , then dyes whn it wants too , always restars an runs great , thn , whn it wants to dyes an restarts immediatly . fine for a while , u never no whn its gonna dye , cust brought to me after putting on all...
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1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L no data nocommunication ecm VIN: 1N6SD16Y5V
got 1 spark then none. distrib. newly replaced from somewhere else. checked voltage at 2 pin dist. wire o.k. checked resistance to coil tower within specs.
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA2107X
Engine misses off idle in gear, no misfire detected on scan tool. Had knock sensor code, believed to be a result of misfire, knock sensor tests good. Thanks
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2002 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L belt noise? VIN: 1N6ED26Y02
We have 2 of these in the shop. Both with a vibration in the distributor when reved up. The noise is only heard at the distributor base area and you can feel it when touching the cap. But, I am feeling that it may be the timing belt. Not having run into this b...
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D53
What an oddball! Similar symptoms to others that have posted. Only problematic when cold. Intermittent rough idle, surge, etc. Pulled PCM out of cowl, found whiteish deposits on top and beneath module. I suspect water intrusion. Everyone with a fix for this ve... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Position Sensor Problem Bank 1)
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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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2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L Sunroof VIN: 4TIBE32K26
Replaced sunroof glass impacted by ice, now it will not stayed closed. It drops down as if to slide back and stops right there. We have done the reset as per the manual but that did not help. Is the motor bad from the impact?
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1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L Communications VIN: KMHJF25F6X
Responses varied from bad PCM to wiring connection. The problem was two part. after I cleaned and tightened up the pins on DLC I could communicate with my Snap On Scanner but My Genesys would not. Hope it communicates at the Emission Station. Thanks to all ...
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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L heater core VIN: KMHCG45C52
found bad head gasket or cracked head getting extra pressure in cooling sys. costomer did not want to fix so she is buying a new vehical
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L No Start VIN: JTJHF10U01
FIX: Thanks to all who replied, Apparently the ECM failed,Replaced with new ECM and Dealer reprogrammed to vehicle, The vehicle came in with a weak battery and was put on charge for 1.5 hours this must have been the point of failure.It still seems odd for a EC...
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2004 Lexus GX470 4.7L 4-5 shift VIN: JTJBT20X24
Update, we removed transmission to disassemble & inspect. Found clutchs slightly worn, but not enough to cause problem. Suspect problem in valve body, we did not disassemble valve body. Tried to get overhaul kit from Transtar but they did not have any parts fo...
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2003 Mazda B4000 DS 4.0L Pedal Feel VIN: 4F4YR46E73
Well Andrew nailed it. We replaced the shoes and all is now good. Never would have thought of that on my own so once again IATN pays for itself. Thanks Folks.
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2007 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Long Crank Time VIN: JM1BK32357
The problem has gone away. Customer is driving it and will let me know if it becomes a problem. My belief is its going to need a fuel pump as the suggestion on it being a stuck open purge solenoid doesn't make sense as it never sets and evap codes (still sligh...
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1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3CF44E1P
Ty hit the nail on the head. The positioning sensor was 180 out. I knew it was possible to be 180 out, but I didn't think it would run at all if it was. The vehicle also had a bad idle speed controller and after replacing it, I had to set the timing. Also foun...
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