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2001 Acura MDX 3.5L 2nd gear VIN: 2HNYD18661
Speed related noise in 2nd gear only. Sounds like a bad CV joint. Will do it at a walking speed in manual 2nd. Klunk, klunk, klunk increases and decreases with speed. Disappears completely when it shifts up or down out of 2nd gear. Can feel it slightly while d...
1999 Honda Prelude 2.2L keyless entry VIN: JMBB6249XC
Hi, my name's Brian, shop manager at Erol's Automotive. I have a '99 prelude here that we had the battery disconnected on, and at first the keyless entry didn't operate. We followed the reprogramming procedure outlined in Alldata which I confirmed with Honda a...
2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Right Front Axle VIN: JHLRD18631
This was sent to me by another shop, this is the 3rd time axle has came apart from right inner axle tripot. It is NOT coming out of transmission, it is pulling tripot out of tripot housing. customer has only owned car about 6 months, there is no evidence of a...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L transmission VIN: 5FNRL189X2
Vehicle towed in---stalled at stop---dies as soon as it's put in any gear. Acts like torque converter is locked up. Has no codes and lockup solenoid tests good. Talked to 2 different dealer service departments---said they have never seen this on a Honda---lots...
1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF35V0X
Hey guys, it's spring time again. Got this one with a P1600 code but my mitchell on demand does not list this code. tried several literatures but still no definition. Did anyone come across this code (P1600) on hyundai's. car drives fine, but customer says it ... Trouble codes: P0743, P1600 (Have no idea)
1995 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L Drive Belts VIN: 4S2CK58V55
There is a squeal noise coming from accessory area intermittently, noise will usually occur when ac compressor clutch engages sometimes it occurs without ac on i have not removed timing cover yet i suspect that it could be coming from a timing belt or belt pul...
2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X82
we have a 2002 isuzu trooper here wich is stuck in fail safe mode[reduced power light is on] it has a p1295 &p1125 code .the car will not acelerate. i checked the pedal sensor its actually 3 sensors in one. 2 of the sensors check out fine ,but sensor 1 wont do... Trouble codes: P1295, P1125
2002 Lexus GS300 3.0L Steering angle sensor VIN: JT8BD69S62
I replaced the brake hydraulic unit to repair a problem with not being able to stop the car in a smooth manner. It seems like the power assist portion was the cause as the problem is now fixed. However, before the unit was replaced I noticed that the steering ...
2003 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Od light flashes VIN: 4F2CZ96193
Speedo never works. Odo disappears on first acceleration after startup, goes to dashes on display. O/d light flashes continuously after initial acceleration after startup. Shutting engine off resets everything until you take off. Trans shifts funny, i dont thi... Trouble codes: P0720 (Output shaft speed sensor ckt), P0722 (Output speed sensor no signal), U1041 (Scp invalid data for vehicle speed), U1123 (Scpinvalid for odometer), B1352 (Ignition key-in ckt failure)
2008 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK32F58
This Mazda is driving me crazy. It came to us in several boxes with a bad back story. The body shop repaired it and didn't reattach a coolant hose properly which blew off when the owner was driving it. The owner then drove it until it stopped running. Another ... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire cylinder 3)
2003 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L No Start VIN: 6MMAP67P83
this came from a shop from down the street,so i tried to step up and fix this one, well its one is weird. when trying to start this car it wont start.spark is good fuel is good air is good and the timing is on.what i noticed is the car floods the plugs real ba...
2004 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L Accessories VIN: 6MMAP67P14
Vehicle will intermittently flash the lights & horns. Customer is OK with disabling the anti-theft system. I've studied the schematic on Alldata but do not see a way to do this. There is a dedicated fuse (fuse 11) in the underhood box that I thought would do t...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Charging VIN: 1N4AL11DX3
Customer coma alternator it fail we replace new ones and test again all pass 1 week later come back altaternator fail again, we test not charge only 11.88 vol maybe alt defective ! we give him diffrence brand and test all pass 2 week later car tow back no char...
2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L fuel gauge VIN: JN1DA31D03
hello to all iatn members,hope everyone is doing well,customer had car towed to shop,it died on the hiway,crank no start,car had no fuel pressure so has i went to remove pump found car to be out of gas,fuel gauge reading a quater tank,so replaced the sending u...
2004 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Hesitation VIN: 1N4BA41EX4
Vehicle loses power above 3000 rpm under acceleration but it has a strong spark knock noise. Sounds like a sawing machine very loud. No codes, Reading data with Conuslt III all "looks" ok. And I said "LOOKS" because I can't see anything that jumps on front of ...
2008 Suzuki XL-7 3.6L compressor VIN: 2S3DA44179
Hey guys, this one is a bit more light hearted then most. This vehicle has an annoying vibration resonance complaint when the engine is at idle and the compressor is engaged. The noise goes away when the idle is changed or the compressor is cycled off. A vibra...
1978 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Clutch VIN: FJ40296006
Sure didn't see this one coming! First time customer presented us with a "clean" 1978, with 15,000 actual miles, Land Cruiser with the complaint that the clutch wouldn't disengage completely -- grinding gears when shifting into first or reverse, and extreme cr...
2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L MIL Lamp on
this 1zz engine has intermittent check light coming on,with code p0012,have changed eng oil and replaced vvt contol valve,engine runs fine,but code will reapear at times,i am presumeing that this code relates to the cam timing mechanism,cam angle sensor was re... Trouble codes: P0012

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1990 Honda CRX HF 1.5L Rev limiter too low. VIN: JHMED8367L
Wow, thanks for all the great suggestions and ideas. i thought i might not get very many replies considering the nature of the problem, but i guess i was wrong! Anyways, had scoped the ckp from the sensor to the ecm harness and it checked out in every aspect, ... Trouble codes: 04 (CKP open or short), 41 (o2 heater malfunction).
2004 Infiniti QX56 5.6L hazard lights VIN: 5N3AA08A04
Thanks for the replies. I bought a 1 day subscription to the Nissan website- found that the wire colors are correct, but the pin #'s on the BCM connector do not match the actual pin numbers on the connector itself. In other words, the pin marked as 29 on the...
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA7234V
I have tryed all of the fixs that were offered I have replaced both relays, cleaned and tightened all ground and replaced ECU with a used unit All of this and still wont start
2003 Mazda Protege LX 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22503
Hey guys, I waited about a week to close this request because this problem was so intermittent. I only duplicated the misfire once and it happend so quickly that I couldnt diagnose it. What I finally did was ohmed the coils and found that one had extremely h... Trouble codes: P0300.
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L timing belt VIN: 1NGED27TIY
This vehicle is fixed. There was no damage to valves or pistons. The electric issue (see update) was a bad connector to the distributer. One of the wires had pulled out of its factory bond in the connector and was not making any contact. Once repaired the vehi...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12E11
Hi everyone, thanks a ton for all the input. I swapped all four injectors from another vehicle and fuel trim came down to virtually 0. Thanks again for all the help. I would have thought clogged injectors would give me a lean condition at WOT too but i gues... Trouble codes: P0171.
2011 Toyota CAMRAY 2.7L timing chain VIN: 4T1BF3EKXB
Well one one reply was a serious attempt at help. The information was pretty much what TIS says to do but more detailed. After numerous attempts using the Toyota procedure to unlock the actuator it still does not unlock. I finally got hold of Toyota engineeeri...
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