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1997 Honda Civic HX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ7122V
We are having problems with the EGR system. Initially car came in with a p1491, EGR lift insufficient. We tested the lift sensor and found inaccurate reading to lift sensor position, so we replaced the EGR valve. A week later the car returned with a p0401, EG... Trouble codes: P0401, P1491
2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4L radio VIN: 1HGCM56373
Just wondering if anyone has run into this.This 03 accord has a haunted radio.With the car sitting,all closed up,key out of ignition,at random times the radio will start playing,may stay on a few minutes,go off and a little while later repeats the process.Does...
2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Timing belt VIN: KMHWF25S24
Car came back on hook, timing jumped 3 teeth on lower sprocket & cams still in time. Belt tension seemed ok. Replaced bent valves & installed new OEM tensioner with belt it had on. Check tensioner pin extention = .312" (.320" is max spec). Install new belt & t...
2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L No Start VIN: KMHWF25H95
Car was towed to me with a no start condition.Has a new crankshaft position sensor.Has injector pulse ,has fuel pressure.Have no spark. Checked for continuity on wires from crank sensor to e.c.m.Checked signal from crank sensor and it is good waveform.When I d...
2005 Isuzu N NQR 5.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JALE5J1616
i am using a solus pro scanner going through global communication. we do not normally work on these but this is a new client with a large gas fleet so i am trying to make them happy. vehicle will not crank cold no smoke from exhaust when cranking. will crank o... Trouble codes: 83 (fuel rail pressure sensor)
1996 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L No Start VIN: KNAFA1258T
Hi group, this was a tow in cranks but no start i found the check engine light was not on key on and the 30a fuel inj fuse blown I put a new fuse in and the check engine light cam on but it blew the fuse again I put a 30a curicit breaker in place of the fuse a...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L no start VIN: JT6HF10U3X
Car was towing in for no start.battery was weak customer was boosting many times, car was starting.customer install a new battery vechile would not start.scan tool do not check eng light. no injector puls .no spark.
2004 Lexus LX470 4.7L horn VIN: JTJHT00W74
Horn inoperative thanx in advance for any help on this one the horn does not work we checked the fuse the horns the only thing we can think of is the horn relay not easy to get to it is under all the fuses in the junction box so we pulled all the fuses removed...
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L belt VIN: JM1BJ2229Y
Hello to all Mazda techs. I have a 2000 Protege with a 1.6 L engine. A/C P/S The Alt. belt is breaking. The belt runs only the water pump and alt, no other pulleys or tensioners . Alternator has new bearings, runs free and smooth, water pump has no tightness o...
2000 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L Stall VIN: 5N1ED28Y9Y
thank a lot for your time. The car will stall in acceleration only when cold. when warm it runs great. coolant temp was, changed air mass meter same thing any tpis on that problem
2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on, No Shift VIN: 1N4AL11D92
Problem only from cold start and only last for couple of blocks. (5 minutes). service engine light will come on and shift indicator light go out, transmision will not shift out of first gear fields like torque converter clucth is on. the car want to shut off a... Trouble codes: U1000 (CAN Comm Circuit Error), U1001 (CAN Comm Circuit Error)
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L Mysterious bolt VIN: 1N6AA06B34
Hey guys, this one is going to be a bit strange and probably only those of you who have rebuilt a few of these will know what I am talking about. This truck is a basket case. It was brought to me with the heads and timing cover etc.. all in the bed of the truc...
2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L Ignition VIN: 5NIAR18W65
The customer complains of the truck intermittently running rough at times and shutting off completely other times. We noticed it running rough on one occasion and when it was running rough the "check Engine Light" was flashing but no codes were stored. When th...
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Differential VIN: 4S3BH67591
This subaru had a humming/growling under load that sounded just like a pinion or carrier bearing. Ran on the hoist and found noise in front diff area. Drained the fluid and it had a metalic look to it, so we assumed problem was with the front diff. pulled tran...
1996 Toyota Tercel DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2AC52L7T
Hey Yall Need to see if any one has run into this before. I'll keep it short and sweet. Basically we have been getting this code for a while on this car. We first replaced cat at 90,000 miles. Same deal P0420. Replaced cat with OE toyota cat. Got same P0420 ju... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat below efficiency threshold)
1997 Toyota T100 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT4TN14D8V
Good afternoon everybody, I need some Toyota guru help because I am stuck. This T100 will start and idle up to 1500 for about 2 to 3 seconds and stall. Acts and sounds like running out of fuel. If the throttle is touched it flat out dies. I have checked for co...
2000 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF288GY
Car came in with 3 Codes, the two listed above and a lean Bank #1. Looked in the archives and after cleaning the wires on the MAF the lean code was gone, but the Knock Sensor codes remain. Something odd was that while I was trying to fix the Lean Bank #1 code ... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor Curcuit Malfunction 1), P0330 (Knock Sensor Curcuit Malfuncuion 2), P0171 (Lean Bank)

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1998 Acura RL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA9662W
i hope thi one is fixes. i put a dealer o2 sensor in and will have to see what happens in two or three months if the light comes back on. thanks for all of the replies. Trouble codes: P0153.
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1HGCB7655M
1999 Honda Civic DX 1.6L short
thanks to all who replied. I guess this is a common problem if you know honda's., one tech told me there was a tsb out on this. thanks to all who replied, great replies too much to list.
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD788C2
I am calling this fixed although it has not run long enough to be 100% sure. It passed it's self test. The big mistake I made was when testing the vent for the fuel tank presure sensor is that I tested it with a vacumme pump so I would not risk braking it wh... Trouble codes: P1457.
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L clutch VIN: KM8SB12B53
release bearing fork was seized to the sleeve and transmission so we had to pry it out with pry bars
2004 Hyundai Accent 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C54
Thanks to all who replied. I checked all suggestions and found after smoking the engine there was a leak from the intake manifold gasket at #1 cylinder. I still can't believe that the intake leak was enough to set the purge code but it has been gone for a week... Trouble codes: P0121, P0441.
2005 Infiniti FX35 3.5L Rear Brake Pads VIN: JNRAS08W65
Well... From the answers, I was able to gather that this vehicle just wears out rear pads, period. Normal. It is a fairly heavy vehicle. I don't think it is under equipt (brakes) or my customer is harder driving it than normal. It actually has fairly larger t...
2001 Isuzu N NPR-HD 4.8L black smoke VIN: JALC4B146Y
Thanks to IATN member i was able to ship this beast. Joe hit this one right on. I adjusted the exhaust brake until the smoke was gone. thanks for all your help.
2002 Kia Rio Cinco 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC16362
I had a lot of replys (thanks by the way) about the speed sensor being on the right front wheel and with wiring breaking past the wheel well. Well I thought I had it when I found broken wires and repaired them, But not soo much, I even swapped ECU's and still ... Trouble codes: P0501.
2003 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L Misfire VIN: KNDJD73303
Thanks for the help. Sometimes it takes a discussion to help diagnois. After reading the replies it came apparent how to check drive out of ECM. I discovered it to have loss drive for injector 4. A new from KIA costs around $1100.00 but I was able to locate a ... Trouble codes: P0700, P0304, P0204.
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D53
A new PCM took care of the problem. Seems that water intrusion was in fact the culprit. I never went with the sensor kit because my vin was slightly after the digits listed in the affected vins. Checked for coolant in cylinders after pressure testing hot engin... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Position Sensor Problem Bank 1).
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK6653T
Unbelieveable. So after all the great input I tested the harness to the sensor. I unplugged the multiwire harness connector and with the sensor unplugged tested just the sensor wire, there was resistance from ground. I thought how can that be the wire is unplu... Trouble codes: 325 (knock sensor malfunction).
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L awd VIN: 4S3BD4359X
i was still a bit unclear from the replies about the AWD system. i assume this vehicle should work in AWD on a lift. i did check for the fuse in the FWD port but there was none. the ABS light set because the wheels were spinning at different speeds. the rear d...
2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L high idle VIN: 4S3BH6867Y
Thanks to those who responded. We went with the idea that it was a bad neutral switch on the transmission. We replaced it worked good for us and gave vehicle back to customer who went out of town for two weeks so dont know for sure but fairly confident its fix...
2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L rear wiper motor VIN: 5TDBT48A12
Thank you to those that replied. Clint, thank you very much for the nice wiring diagram, it was helpful. In addition I received a chart from identifix with the connector diagrams/voltage for each pin of the rear door module and the body control module. The ...
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