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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L rear VIN: 1HGCB765XP
car has Diagonal split system. Left front and right rear on one master cyl piston and vise-versa on the other. How could such a system have the only the rear brakes fail, unless it is the proportioning valve? Unless I have missed something... Any one who reall...
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1HGEM21981
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer. The problem with this car is only on initial start up. The first time you go to drive the car it will hesitate and fall flat on it's face. you can have your foot to the floor and it will just bog almost like it is ...
2003 Honda S2000 2.0L electric power steering VIN: JHMAP114X3
This vehicle came to us from a body shop for an alignment and an inoperative electric power steering system after they performed body repairs. The original code was for a torque sensor. We replaced it and performed the neutral position calibration. The eps sti...
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L door locks VIN: 2HKYF18603
Hello Techs, Here' s the problem: Remote keyless entry doesn't work. Additionally, only the driver's door and tailgate lock or unlock when the interior power lock button is applied. We've put a new battery in the remote, checked it at the locksmith's and tried...
2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Hybrid BatteryLife VIN: JHMES96664
Hi, Honda Hybrid Techs, My customer had me look this car over for a possible purchase for $9K It all looks OK to me, needless to say I informed her I have no training but am gonna pursue training on Hybrid. I know better than to try to work on one without trai...
2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L Misfire VIN: JNKCV54E34
This is a puzzler. Vehicle runs with a complete misfire, sets only a code P0300. Checked compression, 155 on all cylinders, checked vacuum 19 and steady, performed cylinder balance test and found #4 and #6 which are side by side to make no difference. Looked a...
2005 Kia Sportage LX 2.7L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJE723X5
Customer drove in this morning and stated she got on highway and vehicle died,all light on dash illuminated. Engine turned over but would not restart. After 3-4 trys engine started and ran normally. We are unable to duplcate her concern. Trouble codes: P0300 (Randam misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire), P0306 (Cylinder 6 misfire)
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8GK13T2R
This car came in completely cutting out at about 1/2 throttle. Scanned for codes and got p0303, p1300 as described above. I cleared them and waited for the codes to come back in order and p1300 was the only one that showed up at all thus far. The car runs very... Trouble codes: P1300 (igniter circuit malfunction), P0303
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L steering gear VIN: JT8UF22EXS
Replaced power steering rack to cure a "morning sickness" issue. After replacement with reman from Wordpac, power assist became intermittent. Replaced with Lexus part and now only have assist above idle speed. Did not seem to have pressure at the rack when run...
2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22553
Hello, this vehicle came in for an overheat issue and found that it has a real hard time idling. Scanned the ecu and got 0300 misfire code, 0117 ect code(overheat), 0171 fuel system lean, also found that at normal operating temp. Fuel system is still in open ... Trouble codes: P0117 (Ect), P0421 (Warm up cat), P0171 (Fuel system lean)
1996 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3AJ46G7T
Alright mists. techs, Ive got one thats throwing me for a loop. This car has a rough idle,will smooth out at @ 1500 rpms and acts like a vacuum leak. I check for any vacuum leaks and found none. I couldnt get any EGR data on my modis scan tool so i pulled the ...
1992 Subaru SVX LS 3.3L Sol A & Sol C codes VIN: JFICX3532N
This car came in with codes 11 (duty sol A), code 21 (trans temp sensor), and code 24 (duty sol C transfer case). I tested all wiring and solenoids and TCU (for voltage to solenoids). I found the temp sensor bad and replaced it. code 21 is now gone. All else t...

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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Cruise VIN: 1HGES16591
customer had pressure washed car. checked power and grounds and found cruise control servo was clicking but would not set. replaced servo . thankyou for all the help
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: KMHDN45D22
Well hyndai not a verified fix, we recieved several replies indicating brake switch over adjusted, we did ck and adjust, brake fluid contamination has been a possibility as it looked bad when we first started repairs, we also adjusted rear brakes and inspected...
2006 Isuzu N NPR 5.2L rear brakes VIN: 1JK6514YUI
Most all said they thought I had the shoes on right. I haven't gotten back into the truck yet due to time restraints and the heat but will be in the next few weeks. If I have any earth shattering news to tell I will repost and fill you in. Thanks for the advic...
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L power sterring VIN: JM1BK12F44
It's been almost 2 week since we ask for help, we finally change the VSS as it was obvious that one was in trouble and we also change the P/S oil as a guess it might help/solve the problem. customer girlfriend was in next day (different car, different problem)...
2002 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 6MMAP57P72
Before posting the fix, I just wanted to say to those that replied and for that matter those that reply to any help requests, thank you and that is what makes IATN work. Without the responses, there would definently be alot more bald mechanics in this world. S... Trouble codes: P0401, P0403.
2004 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Engine Oil VIN: JN8DR09X04
Well after all the helpful info I recieved I tested a lot of things before removing the cylinder heads and finding blown head gaskets.First I pressure checked the cooling system and removed the spark plugs to check for coolant leaking into the cylinders.Then t...
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