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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L thermostat VIN: JHMCG5554Y
Car appears to be well maintained with new ignition parts and correct compression in all 4 cyliners. Customer wants to replace factory installed thermostat 75C/167F, which works perfectly, with a higher temperature Stant 195 F thermostat with the goal of impro...
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA7238X
Hi all...this kia came in on the hook with no start...ive checked pretty much everything...ive read thru all the relatative help requests here on iatn...this thing is suffering from a no spark condition...noid lights light ..timing marks are on..all the teeth ...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hard Start VIN: KNDJA72301
Customer says 2 months ago car began to start hard hot. Would crank a long time and then start. Starts cold OK If she drives to store and comes out within 15 minutes or so engine kicks against starter like timing was advanced or plugs firing in wrong sequence....
1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L Hesitation VIN: JM1NA3514L
Ok mazda techs im dying here. Ive swapped 1.6 motors this past winter and developed a hesistation problem. When you first start out it cuts out like a dead miss or no fuel issue. I have checked timing marks, advanced timing no help. It increases power but stil...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No power VIN: JM1TA2210S
Owner claims when he was driving on the highway doing 65mph all of sudden car just reduced power and wouldn't go over 25mph. If you rev the car it's not clean. Idles perfect, but there is a flashing light on dash says "Hold". Removed 3 cat found Cat material p... Trouble codes: P1776 (Reduce power signal one), P1775 (Reduce power signal two)
2004 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L All shifts VIN: JM3LW28J24
This van was in a couple of weeks ago, the transmission fluid was slightly dark and the owner said it had never been changed so we flushed the transmission using a synthetic fluid compatible with this vehicle. Last week the transmission started to upshift hard...
2007 Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3ER29337
This car suges, cut out, no power, on acceleration. After a few minutes of driving code P2178 and P2188 comes on, it smokes a lot. I try with other mas air sensor and same, I disconeted the O2 sensor and same, try disconeting the MAS and the engine did not run...
1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L Alternator VIN: JA4LS41RXX
Not exactly sure how to explain this problem- I have this Montero that keeps eating alternators. I have installed 3 NEW alternators from different suppliers and all with the same result. I have tested this system every which way I can think of. On the last rep...
2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L Starting VIN: 4A4MM21S96
Mitsubishi Endeaver came in as a Crank-No Start. I am getting no spark during cranking. I checked both crank and cam sensor. They both look good. It is a coil-on-plug system. Each coil uses a three pin connector. Pin 1 is pulsed voltage from the PCM to fire ...
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AR18WX5
Hello Fellow IATNrs.I have this first timer complaining of emission failure with a code P0420 bank one cat convertor efficiency, i look at O2 sensor values and right side O2 before cat value never goes above .30 volts, right side read normal, i switch O2 senso... Trouble codes: P0420
2003 Toyota Prius 1.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BK18U13
Hey out there in IATN land, My one hybrid customer is elderly and came in all upset that her 'triangle of death' was on along with the CEL and the car was lacking power and started hard. I found the po300 and the code cleared and the car started up normally an... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L coolant becomes low VIN: 4T1BE32K54
I have this toyota that is over heating because the coolant gets low in about a week after filling up the system, there are no visible leaks, pressure tested to 15psi no leaks in system, i tested the block and no leaks head gaskets seem ok also replaced the ra...
2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JTEGD26V54
HI everyone this truck just came from a body shop , was park for a 2 months with the battey disconnect.after the repair (body) they send it to me for a start and stall problem . good spark and injection for 2 second then stall no more spark no more injection... Trouble codes: B2799

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2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L No Start VIN: JHMCM56603
Thank You All you guys , all Techs out there, thanks for very fast replies to me.Yes it is immobilizer, replaced it and reprogrammming car starts right away.Again,Thank You very much To All Techs Sent Informations to me.
2003 Kia Rio Cinco 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC16533
this one is fixed. there seems to be a issue with aftermarket o2 sensors on these kias. after hooking up my scope on the o2 sensor (b1s2),back probing at the ecu, i could see the heater voltage drop ocasionaly to ground or spike up, at the same time my signal ... Trouble codes: P0140.
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Cuts out VIN: J78UF11E3P
Well we have not fixed it yet were waiting on a new pcm from lexus beleive that is the problem because the problem didnt seem to exist before the pcm install. Think it it best to get from dealer because rebuilder has no way to actually test the unit
2002 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22572
The customer opted out of anymore repairs, since the misfire is gone with the replacement of coils and wire set, the cat is probably pooched since the misfire was for all summer, and EGR is not causing any serious stalling or stumbling yet. Thanks for all the... Trouble codes: P0300, P0421.
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L Accessories VIN: JA4MT31H2Y
Thanks for the responses, especially Jason from Washington who gave the correct code 2531. The customer finally came back on Friday and I punched it in and the radio worked fine.
1999 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Unknown VIN: JN1CA21A5X
Thanks to all who replied. I waited a bit to post the fix since I had the luxury of a great customer who left the vehicle while they went out of town allowing me to verify the repair without a doubt. The cause was a sticking torque converter relief valve locat...
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Cuts out VIN: 4TAUN73C3S
Put a new distributor in, and the truck drives good with no missing or cutting out. The part was an aftermarket new distributor from Cardone. Thanks again to all that responded.
2005 Toyota Highlander 3.3L Vsc VIN: JTEEP21A45
thanks for all the help. the problem turned out to be a faulty aftermarket trailer light adapter in the left rear taillight assy. that was back feeding the system. the guy who wired it up at uhaull used schotch locks. after the plug was rewired the problems ...
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