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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5631T
helo iatn nation.have this accord that was towed in crank no start.found cylinders washed down so added a few drops of oil to cyliders and cranked it up.engine started and died a couple of times check engine light came on than engine ran.code p1381 was retriev... Trouble codes: P1381
2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Fan Switch VIN: 1HGEJ7228Y
Customer had a new radiator installed at another shop they didnít do electrical so they sent it to us. We checked the system pretty straight forward and found the fan temp switch was bad we installed a new switch Brand (SMP) and it worked once then failed we i...
2003 Kia carnival LS 2.5L calipers VIN: KNAUP75234
hi there fellow IATN peeps,this is a bit of silly question but anyway got a 2003 carnival with a rattle in the front end, i have narrowed it down to the calipers, the two bolts that the caliper slides on are back the front, one bolt has got a flat side, the ot...
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12544
We got this rio from another shop that has replaced complete secondary and still having problems. we originally had some trouble getting it to act up. Vehicle will sit over night we let it run for 30 min and will get codes and engine runs terrible. the previou... Trouble codes: P0301, P0304, P0300
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L intermittent in-op VIN: JA3AJ26EX2
This customer came in stating that they had a discount shop do the service on their a/c system and now when it is really hot (it's been 107 deg F) the system works for a short time then gets warm. We tested the system and found very cold air at vent -5 deg F. ...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.5L air bag VIN: JN8DR07X81
this vehicle originally came in for an electrical seat base inoperative, while changing the base we managed to set a code for the air bag I assume for the driver side air bag. My problem is when I hooked up the scanner it said no scanner required and gave me a...
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L Engine Temp VIN: 4S3BH67502
Hi This vehicle came in for overheating. scanner and coolant temp. gage confirms it. We first thought problem was only there with a/c on, replace condenser - after no change - checked for exhaust gas in cooling system and found aprox. 500ppm - installed long b...
2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L yaw rate, steering angle VIN: 5TDZT34A92
A customer brought us a 2002 toyota sequioa, she complained that sometimes the front end will randomly shake. We scanned her vehicle and determined that she has a two dtc's (c1234 fault in yaw rate sensor, c1231 fault in steering angle sensor). The yaw rate se...

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2006 Lexus GX470 4.7L air bag VIN: JTJBT20XX6
Thanks Mike from New Jersey,Anthony from New York, Long from Texas and James from Florida, I did see the new clip in the new air bag, I just couldnt get enough room to work at it in the car, All my fuel line tools were too big so what I did was I followed the ...
2007 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L No Start VIN: 1N6DO7U17C
it was the crank sensor replace it vehicle ok
1992 Subaru SVX LS 3.3L Sol A & Sol C codes VIN: JFICX3532N
I replaced all solenoids including the transfer case solenoid C. It wasn't the transfer case solenoid but the small valvebody that it is mounted on. Sol A code 11 disappeared. But then the trans was always in "four wheel drive" and still had the code 24 as so...
2002 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L Compression VIN: 4S3BH89642
The summary of replies is that the engine washed out the cylinders. So we made sure it was tuned well and shipped it with just a tune up.
2005 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JF1SG69665
pulled the valve cover and checked valve clearance was tight. after talking with subaru tech he told me that it is common for this to happen when the engine brakes in the valve will sink into the head and cause a tight valve situation. thanks for all of your r... Trouble codes: P0304.
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GN87R0Y
I would like to thank everybody for the input. I changed the intake gasket, injector, spark plugs, wires, cleaned maf, check all the vacum hoses, smoked it, did compression, and everything came back good. I really don't have any solution to the problem. The cu... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0303.
2008 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5L VVT-i system failure VIN: 5TDZK23C08
Toyota is repairing this one under warranty for the customer. When you look at the parts list under the tsb, it is obvious that there is a issue here! Thanks for the replies.
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