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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1HGCM66543
It has been at the dealer for 15 months, was pulled to my shop and I am not an import specialist.. I attempted to check for codes and the PCM would not communicate, talked to the other shop and they had put two PCM's in. I took one from a running car and progr...
2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM56755
We have a 2005 honda accord with a 2.4 with a code P0139 O2 sensor B1S2 slow response. Vehicle originally came in a year and a half ago with same code, everything checked fine so we installed a honda sensor. Vehicle came back almost a year later with same code... Trouble codes: P0139 (O2 Sensor B1 S2 slow response)
2006 Honda Ridgeline RT 3.5L mode control VIN: 2HJYK16546
Hi I have exhausted all my resources and dont know where else to turn . Customer complains of not being able to change ac mode. I retrieved two codes the first is B 1239 mode control motor open or short . I am unable to follow diagnostic information from allda...
2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5L Misifre cyl3 cold VIN: JHMGD38467
Vehicle returned with a P0303 ign misfire code. checked coils found no issues, replced plugs with NGK since we had them out, swapped coil position. let customer take vehicle after clearing code. Customer drove vehicle until the temperature dropped over night t... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire)
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JNKCV54E73
This is wierd, this car came in with throttle codes and after you drove it about 10 miles, the throttle would not work after you came to a stop, but would gradually let you go again. We replaced the throttle body new from the dealer. We programmed it and it wo...
2003 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Engine mechanical
um.. so confused ok where to start. Car came in with insane belt squeel right off of idle and at start up. Pull front belt and water pump belt off no change. OK it is full of oil but maybe it is wrong oil so we did a quick oil change on it to no avail. The squ...
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1YVHP80D74
Hi all: i have 2004 mazda 6 3.0l, i have hesitation like a misfire when hot and start acting with hesitaiton and then lack of power, i found a pluged cat and replaced it, i checked comprission test(150 to 180)i check spark from all the coils(good), and i check...
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Lighting VIN: JMBC102565
Hi guys i have a mazda in the shop for no brake lights and shifter is stuck in park.i check all the fues,check for power at stop lamp switch ok, replaced stop lamp switch same problem.i check for codes none found any help would be great thanks ray
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Cuts out, after 3000 powerloss VIN: JN1CA31D11
car came in with power loss and code p1320 ign signal not present at the ecm. seems that we got rid of this code but still falls on its face at about 3000 rpm. ALPHA WAS AT 100 LOOKED GOOD BUT READ THAT NEED TO RELEARN AND AFTER THAT STILL SAME CHECKED FRT INJ... Trouble codes: P1320
2005 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Misfire VIN: 1N4BL11D35
I have a bad pcm in this altima and have a new one to install but NEED the proper sequence to have car recognize and pcm recognize the existing key and all. Does anyone know the proper sequence I need to do to have all recognized with this new PCM???
2005 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L rear suspension VIN: 4S4BP62C05
Hello IATN members. I would like to direct this question towards Subaru Techs. We have this 2005 outback wagon here that has a strange ride-handling phenomenon while driving with back seat passengers and luggage in the cargo aria. When driving in adverse weath...
1999 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L brakes lock up VIN: 1NXBR12E1X
This one has me scratching my head. The car came in with a complaint that the brakes would lock up. Drove into the shop and it started to drag the rear breaks. Inspected the brakes and found the rears to be completely worn out. Checked the fronts and found the...
2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L abs VIN: 4T1BF28B31
hey Toyota techs, this ones got me crazy, might be lengthy but bear with me. Vehicle came in after customer replaced abs hydro unit himself because the ABS,VSC,TRAC lights were on, he bought the hydro unit and computer from a junkyard. the customer then brough...
2002 Toyota Tundra 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 5TBJN321X2
Got and interesting one here. 2002 toyota tundra with a 3.4 l engine. Fuel pressure is 35 koer, short term trim at idle is -5 to -7 percent. After engine is warm, engine will start to surge, lose power to the point it won't get out of its way, then after shutt... Trouble codes: P0141 (B1 s2 rear o2 heater circuit shorted)

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1998 Acura CL 2.3L Immobilizer VIN: 19UYA3258W
Hey guys and gals! well, as the saying goes, its always something. Based on several replies,we checked for missing ground wires at thermostat housing, then had a locksmith attempt to clear the immobilizer, but he told us that his equipment gave him the me...
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 2HGES16592
thanks for all of the responses on my request for help! actually found that the timing belt had jumped two teeth,still not sure of why it would start and run a few seconds before shut down,did check the immobilizer system,and alot of what was reccomended by ia...
2005 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L abs VIN: 2HKYF18545
replaced the abs control module.and performed neutral sensor postition relearn and has not been back since.
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Ps cv axle
Just had to keep air hammering from the back side and it finally came off
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L engine
Thanks to all who replied, we did do a leak down test swapped the pcv with a new mazda. Customer does not want to sink a bunch more money into this vehicle so we are going to monitor consumption for now.
2008 Mazda 3 i 2.0L windshiedl wiper motor VIN: JM1BK32368
The problem was a motor ground issue. I touched the power probe to the motor case when turned on and not working and found it was showing red. I grounded the case with the power probe and it started working. I added a ground from the motor housing using the or...
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AH86D65
Hi there special thanks to Greg and Steve [...] vehicles are piky about what kind of plugs they like i put another set of plugs this time a set of factory part number NGK plugs found the part number in my shopkey, I also tightened up that gap to .024". Car ran... Trouble codes: P0234.
2007 Nissan Sentra 2.0L Starting VIN: 3N1AB61E87
Hey all. It was the IPDM. Had to wait a bit to get one. Anyhow, I guess when it fails it is hit and miss because it doesn't do anything specific enough to test. All is well and thank you all for the info...Happy New Year
2008 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S4BP62C18
Sorry it's taken so [...] to get back about this one. We switch the two dignostic oil pressure sensors and it clearered the problem up. Unfortunately the one that was originally acting up started to leak so we had to replace it. Definitely the problem but it... Trouble codes: P0026.
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Iac VIN: JT3HP10V5W
Thank you for the replys. We used the CA intake with the Fed Motor. Pluged off the port on the IAC motor and no codes returned. has been over a week.
2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T1BF22K8Y
We did not find any thing conclusive on the ecu. Bought another used computer with an updated number. Added a secondary ground to E10-17. Found no irregular voltage in the charging system. So for now we will deliver it. Thanks for the replies they gave a li... Trouble codes: B2796.
2000 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L EFI / AF relays VIN: 4T1BF28B5Y
Thank you very much to all who replied. When I pulled the glove box to find the ECM, it touched the wiring that Gary from Connecticut mentioned behind the passenger kick pannel. This caused the clicking to start and stop. It also became apparent that there w...
2004 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 5TDZA23C84
I would like to thank everyone for your help gentlemen. We found the problem and put in a used engine. This is what we found upon further investigation;lots of sludge under both valve covers,and worn both exhaust lobes on cyl.#2. Also the cam bearing cap betwe... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cyl 2 Misfire).
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