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2000 Acura TL 3.2L Slow start at times VIN: 19UUA5661Y
Techs, The fuel pres. drops to 0 as soon as ing. is turned off. This is causing hard/delayed starts at times. Where is the check valve (if it has one) pump, pump assembly? I can't find data on what keep fuel pres. up or for how long. Am I missing somthing? Tha...
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1999 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 2HGEJ6672X
Vehicle passes block check (at least 8 times, grrr! also HC test), timing belt, water pump done 3 months ago for maintenance reasons. Replaced radiator one year ago, thermostat, flushed block and all new coolant. About 2 weeks ago radiator neck and cap corrode...
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2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L compressor inop VIN: 2HGES267X3
vehicle came in a/c inop, charged. compressor not kicking on, verified relay works. compressor works when grounded at relay. no ground signal at pcm for relay control. replaced thermo protector, no change. noticed evap temp sensor at -40 f. unplugged sensor an...
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2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHWF25S82
Hello iatn friends. Today i got stuck on this car from hell to find out its been all around town with no luck. The owner has spent tons of cash on this turd. It started with a hestation and after 3 days it became a running issue. The first shop found a shorted... Trouble codes: P0340
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2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L tpms system VIN: 5NPET46C08
this is my wifes car, i put snow tires on for the winter and the tpms light came on, which i knew it would. when i put the summer tires back on the light stayed on. does anyone know how to reset it without going to hynduai
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1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L No Start
The car was sitting for a month and then No Start was towed in. The engine cranks but will not start, as there is no injector pulse (verified by noid light on one injector only, also verified power). The engine will start with carburetor fuel sprayed though th...
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2002 Lexus LS430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBN30F62
Car came in running bad and check engine light on, had codes P1351, P0300, P0302, P0304, P0306 and P0308. We found the timing belt was off 3 teeth on right cam. The belt was just as tight as the day we put it on 30,000 miles ago. The water outlet housing was l... Trouble codes: P1351 (VVT range performance)
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2004 Lexus GS430 4.3L Yaw Sensor VIN: JT8BL695X4
This car came to us with the "VSC" light illuminates as well as the "VSC Off" light illuminated. We found two codes stored: C1234 Fault in Yaw Rate Sensor and C1210 Yaw Sensor Zero Point Calibration Undone. There are no engine codes stored. We tried to reset ...
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2001 Mazda Tribute DX 3.0L airbag VIN: 4F2YUO6141
oh here is the deal this tribute is back with a R1877 drivers pretensioner code. As said before the dealer replaced both harness' and I replaced the drivers pretensioner about 5 months ago due to this same code. It is back now with the same code again. I have ...
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2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor XLS 3.8L 3-4 Shift VIN: 4A4MN31S54
Vehicle was brought in for delayed engagement. Removed for rebuild, geartrain destroyed and valves stuck in valve body. Rebuilt with new converter and factory fluid. Trans. worked great for 6000 miles. now just prior to 3-4 shift there is a harsh bump and then...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Electronic VIN: 1N4BA41E74
Greetings to all recived car from local trans shop car is taking off in third gear scanned ecm for codes found u1000 and u1001 can communication problem.checked and cleaned several grounds still no communication able to pull ecm scan data but no communication ...
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2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Stall VIN: 4S3BH686Y6
Customer complained of vehicle stalling after driving for awhile. I drove it for 30 minutes and all was good until I did a lt turn and the car quit running. I still had key power but motor was off. I coasted into a parking lot and the car restarted so drove to...
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2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L expansion valve VIN: JTEZU14R14
Customer reports that intermitently vehicle will not cool. Found that system was slightly undercharged and added four ounces of refrigerant. So far unable to duplicate complaint of not cooling. However the idle low side reading very sporatically and infrequent...
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2007 Toyota RAV4 2.4L valve noise VIN: JT3XP10V4V
Help Toyota techs. This Rav had the valves adjusted at another shop and now customer complaint is sounds like a sewing machine. Was not there before valve adjustment? I removed the valve cover and inspect cam lobes and they look fine. Checked the valve clearan...
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1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Shift VIN: 1HGCB7656L
IT HAS BEEN ABOUT A WEEKS TIME SINCE THE CUSTOMER PICKED CAR UP AND HE SAID ALL IS FINE.WE CALLED THE MANUFACTURER OF THE REBUILT ECM AND TOLD THEM THAT THIS ECM WAS NO GOOD.THEY TOOK FOR EVER TO SEND A REPLACEMANT ONE AND THATS WHAT TOOK SO LONG.THEY TOLD ME ...
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2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0L low compression VIN: 1HGCM66546
Well it turns out after pulling the head 2 intake valves burnt and a pin sized hole in the piston. Time for a used moror, and I hate that, because you never know what your gonna get.
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1999 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Fuel Tank VIN: KMHJF35F1X
After day of struggling with this car. Did a acrhive search in iatn data base and found a Tiburon with a similar problem there were many suggestions to go to hmaservice.com which is Hyundai's service website . and they had a complete exploded view of the fuel ...
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2005 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L Clutch VIN: KMHET46C36
Thanks to all that replied. We replaced the clutch slave and bleed the system, its working fine now.
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2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L Misfire VIN: JNKCV54E34
Thanks for all your help, unfortunately this one has been quite the challenge. As it turns out, even though I am able to get 155 lbs. compression from all cylinders, there is a running compression difference between the left bank and the right bank. On the s...
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2005 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L No Start
Thanks for the input guys, we found that bank 2 cat con was clogged , remove & install new cat & vehicle started right up
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2006 Lexus ES330 3.3L Battery VIN: JTHBA3GX65
Well this one is fixed.Thanks to the members of the iATN network.We traced the under hood 30 Amp fuse to the drivers Compartment to the combined cicuuit 10 Amp fuse Labeled ECU-B. It branched off to 24 different component depeding on the car line package.In ou...
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1995 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Cuts out, Stall
Thanks to all who replied to my request. The reman distributor I replaced the first time was defective. Swapped it with another reman and that solved it. Thanks again.
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2000 Nissan Quest SE 3.3L Charging VIN: 4N2XN11T7Y
hellow everyone im back i found the problem . kevin was almost right .there was a missing low speed cooling fan fuse. idiscoverd later there was a front end collision and someone replace the colling fan module and found a bent a/c condser .thats how i found ou...
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2002 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L oil VIN: 3N1CB51D22
Hi, everyone. Thank you for all replies. I did not fix the car at this point, customer decided not to drive it till he got money to fix.But it was good experience for me.I believe Steve [...] was absolutely right, intake valve seals are worn. " When the timin...
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2003 Subaru Baja Sport 2.5L hoses VIN: 4S4BT62C53
This one has not yet returned to be rechecked, theoil was most concentrated in the coolant overflow, we are under the impression tht something other than coolant was added to the overflow. If any other info comes up on this one I will post what happens. THANKS...
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1986 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2AL32H2G
thank you for all the help, we ended up replacing the distributor with a reman one and it drives like a new car!
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2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BK18U72
Thanks for all that helped with great info. I finally pulled the front pipe and found the valve actuator rusted off from the mechanical valve. Installed new pipe and all is good. thanks again IATN Trouble codes: P1436 (HCAC valve open).
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2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDKB20N85
Well it's off to the dealer, after I told the customer this could cost some money to locate the problem, I suggested to take it to the dealer since he was not on my top 10 customer list and would only complain about the cost, but according to others there are... Trouble codes: P0138 (O2 sensor circuit high voltage), P0446 (Evap emm. Cpontrol sys vent control c).
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