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2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPEU46C06
Hello all, This seems to be a bad month for imports for us, this car belongs to one of our techs wives. This car keeps setting a P2187 SYSTEM TOO LEAN AT IDLE. The odd thing is, I have looked at this car twice both times long term trim was below +4%. I have cl... Trouble codes: P2187 (System too lean at idle)
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Check trans light
Dear fellow IATN members i could use help again. My cust is contemplating getting rid of this truck as the frame is beginning to rot pretty bad. I am inspecting, and he doesnt want to invest in truck if the trans is failing (understandable). Recently the "chec...
2004 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: KNDUP13124
I could use some help. Vehicle was towed to us from local dealership about a month ago. Vehicle had a slight engine knock and dealer told customer she needed a new engine. We checked TSBs and found Number [...] that spoke of engine knocking when not us...
2007 Kia Sorento LX 3.8L interior dome light VIN: KNDJD73647
The interior dome light won't come on with the doors just the rear gate but if you are to switch it to the ON position it comes on also i have replaced light checked all fuses,relays and door jamb switches and can not come to a solution. Thank you
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JT6GF10U5X
This one has us somewhat stumped. We performed a valve job due to coolant leaking between cylinder heads. Put it back together and everything was good, started right up and sounded good. Test drove it and came back with p1346 and then 1349 both having to do wi...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L intake cam bank 2 VIN: JTJHF10U61
Has anyone ever heard of a top end noise on a lexus v6 vvt engine?. Came in with a horible yet intermittent knocking noise. we determined it was comming from the area of the cam adjuster. Replaced the cam adjuster and the noise is 75% better but, not gone. Nex...
2005 Lexus GX470 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJBT20X85
This truck as been in and out of here a couple of times for cat efficiency codes (both cats failed and set codes). I reset the codes first and let it go to see if they came back which they did and then confirmed the need for replacements by watching before and...
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM1BJ24633
vehicle towed in with dead alternator and power wires burnt back 4 inchs from alt, replace alt and repaired wires, now vehicle will not idle have tried diffrent throttle body and iac, timing marks all still good. veicle will stay running with foot on gas and c...
2003 Mazda B2300 SE 2.3L Pressure plate VIN: 4F4YR16D23
This truck came in about a year ago for clutch replacement, I remember center of clutch disc stripped out from clutch disc, did not think too much into it at the time. Now it has happened again, clutch disc looks great just the center stripped out. Trans input...
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Glass VIN: 1N4AL11D73
I've got a weird one for you nissan thechs out there. This Altima came in with the client saying that when he goes to sleep he wakes up the next morning and he finds the 4 windows on his car are all down in the doors. We contacted our local nissan dealer to as...
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L fail safe mode VIN: 3N1CB51D64
There are no codes in the computer, just error message vss-at, vss-motor. Vehicle intermittently goes into fail safe mode. Speed sensor motor tested with no resistance, specs is 5 ohm. Replaced that, and vehicle was right back. Can't find any information on th...
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51D85
ok so i have this nissan it came in for a hard start intermittanly with a p0301 it would want to start but stumble a little then pick up and run first thing a checked was coolant in the clyinders foung coolant in number one hole replaced head gasket. promblems... Trouble codes: P0304
2006 Nissan Quest 3.5L no power VIN: 5N1BV28U46
Hi, I have a 2006 Nissan quest with a p0643 code. Once in a while the car will have no throttle response and check engine light goes on. The 5v goes to psp sensor, a/c pres sensor, app1 and evap pres control sensor. I can't reproduce the problem. I'm guessing ... Trouble codes: P0643
1999 Suzuki katana 1.8L Starting VIN: JS1GN79A3W
Ok this is for a 600cc motorcycle when you put the key in the ignition and turn it to on nothing turns on it seems as if the ignition fuse is blown but i checked it and its fine. it seems as if there is no voltage but the battery is fine and everything has pow...
1994 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JT856A014R
car came to me with rough idle.customer complains of car shaking in gear at idle.over the last few months has gotten worse, to an audible can also hear it when revving motor in park at 2500 rpm.compression check showed #3 cyl low @115 lbs. rest @ 1...
2003 Toyota Highlander 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGD21A53
Hey guys, I've got a good one. This 03 highlander has a couple of problems. According to the scanner this vehicle is running very lean ... 24% short term fuel trim (after being reset) and the long term follows it. I have checked the MaF which is clean, fairly ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0420, P0430

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2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Unknown VIN: 1HGCG5667Y
hi I had a problem 2000 honda accord the trans was slip when cold it was ok when hot and received replies to change the transmisson i replaced now is running good thanks for everyone
2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM56755
Thanks to all that replied. Customer hasn't brought vehicle back yet, but we suspect the converter may be the culprit. Haven't been able to verify if there is a pcm update, even after calling the local dealer. My suspicion is the converter brick may be co... Trouble codes: P0139 (O2 Sensor B1 S2 slow response).
2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L No Start VIN: JTEHF21A12
After exhausting all other help and resourses .Iended up replacing the pcm.thank you Trouble codes: 1261.
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Hesitation, intermittent VIN: JTEGH20V92
The fix- #2 coil and bank 1 sensor 1 O2. The customer was driving it while I waited for your responses. He brought it back in with a new symptom- Intermitent misfire. Had a p0302 stored with the old p1135. I installed the new O2 and replaced the #2 coil. It's... Trouble codes: P1135.
2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L Timing chain
We set the chain back using pretty much same marks as first time and went for it. Incidently the vvt unit has a [...] section and a notch on the sprocket itself. They had pick of before it was taken apart that showed sprocket notch lined up with...
2008 Toyota Tundra 4.7L unknown VIN: 5TFDV54128
Sorry Techs for the long delay in posting an update, it looks like the noise is normal and is coming from the abs system, it does a calibration/system check when the vehicle is first moving up to 15 mph. Thanks for all the replies.
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