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2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3L radio VIN: 1HGCG66882
Disconnect radio short goes away
2008 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5L Crank Sensor VIN: 2HJYK16428
After the engine repair, p0339 has come up for crank pattern interupted. It takes a long time (100 miles) to trip. We have replaced the sensor and short wire harness to the sensor. The reluctor wheel for the sensor looks good and its the one from the damamged ...
2005 Isuzu N NPR 5.2L parking/marker lights VIN: JALC4B1675
I'm handicapped here on this one as I don't have access to a wiring diagram, so I'm hoping someone on the list has run into this before. Truck came into the shop with a complaint of no parking/marker lights, and no dash illumination. I checked all the fuses in...
2001 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Charging VIN: KNAGD12651
Car came in with dead battery. charged battery and tested alternator. alternator tested bad via vat40 charging system test. replaced alternator seemed to be charging fine. sent the car away. came back next day. battery had died on freeway. checked alternator w...
2005 Kia Spectra5 2.0L Low Pedal VIN: KNAFE16285
05 Kia Came into shop with low pedal feel, felt like there was air in system. bled all four wheels , no improvments, checked all calipers(4 wheel disc.) fronts were frozen, rears twisted in fine, sliders free, pads fine. replaced front calipers, got a little i...
1995 Lexus SC300 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JT8JZ31C9S
Hello Toyo/Lexus techs. I have a 95 Lexus SC300 here giving me fits. Inermittently drops voltage to the fuel pump. Testing the fuel pump control module I Know I have 12v from the EFI relay. I loose the 12v from there to the pump. What I don't know is what comm...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G53
Hello IATN members Happy Friday. Car back today after driving 118 miles for a evap very small leak. My question is, how accurate is the force monitor? I forced the evap monitor to run 3 time and it has passed every time. very small leaks are hard to find with ... Trouble codes: P0456
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JA3AH86F33
This runs and drives great,no codes no problems except under full boost.Under max boost it simply cuts out.If you dont drive the motor hard it works fine.When you really get into it and get it into max boost it cuts out but the boost doesn't drop off it stays ...
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 5N1ED28Y01
i have this xterra with random misfires and a rough idle that seem to be caused by a lean condition. the B2 o2 is showing lean at idle and the fuel trim for B2 is going lean (-10/-20). when I raise the rpm the o2 will switch but the trims still stay negative. ... Trouble codes: P0305, P0306, P0302
2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 3N1CB51D92
After replacing head gasket, the car cuts out when the throttle is opened to reach about 1500-1700rpm. I'm guessing that it is in fuel cut-out mode. If I unplug the "gray" lower connector of the TPS it rev's up fine. I'm suspecting a TPS problem but not sure?
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L fluid bleeding etc. VIN: JT4VN36H7L
This is a yard truck used exclusively off road for boosting, pushing cars and moving trailers. The vehicle came to the shop with the brakes fully applied. Once the pressure was relieved they would not work at all. I found power steering fluid in the master cyl...

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1997 Acura CL 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UYA1240V
Thanks everyone for your quick response to our help request. I am pleased to say that the car is repaired and it is out of my shop finally!!! I am also embarrassed to say that this was human caused. My tech left a ground wire retainer bolt loose on the back... Trouble codes: P0112 (Intake air temp circuit), P1508 (Idle air control valve circuit failure).
1995 Honda Passport DX 2.6L no spark VIN: 4S6CK58E5S
Good morning to all,with a fresh body and mind i took another look at the rotor,it has a very small crack right where the mounting screw hole is allowing spark to short to the dist. shaft-replaced and now the truck runs well. Thanks to all who replied!! Phil
2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L cvt auto trans. VIN: JHMES96643
R+I trans. and R+R flywheel was the hot ticket. Splines definitely toast. Back driving for the holidays. Thanks everybody for the collaborated effort...
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JMI8K14304
I had some buds at Mazda, I took it over them for their opinion. Spent 3 days their, they had no explanation? Sooooo, I spoke with the customer and said the engine was the spawn of the devil and was not meant to be fixed(kinda sorta). Anyway, I talked him into...
2005 Mazda Miata 1.8L Reverse VIN: JM1N133548
Thanks to everyone who replied to my request. The end result was re & re transmission and send it to the transmission shop which was what most of the replys suggested. Doing some more digging on Google i have found that many other techs have been bit buy this ...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L front rotors VIN: JN1DA31D32
After all the info from all of you, I replaced them with NAPA primium rotors and cleaned all matting surfaces. Thanks for the help
1995 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 4TIGB11E1S
Thank you everyone for your advice. I actually did just use the 24mm wrench on the flats of the can. It made me nervous that it took so much effort to loosen the bolts and I was afraid of snapping the camshafts, but they held. Once the bolts were loosened, the...
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