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2004 Acura MDX 3.5L front blower VIN: 2HNYD18264
hello. i have this acura mdx that does not have front blower operation and no compressor operation. if i by-pass the resistor the blower motor comes on. i have checked the wiring from the blower transistor to the climate control module and wiring and pin fits ...
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L A/C inoperative, brake light on dash VIN: 2HGES15522
Repaired P1298 by replacing ELD. Customer asked to test drive to check a couple of other items. All OK on test drive, no problems found. Customer picked up vehicle, drove home. All OK. On next trip out, A/C was inoperative, and brake light on dash stayed on. B...
2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Cooling system VIN: KMHWF25S44
Reassembled, pressure tested, checked thermostat op., fan op., and drove 20 miles over two trips. Bubbles gone from top of radiator. Car returned to customer and on drive home temp guage pegged hot, car blew coolant. Allowed to cool, brought back not happy. To...
2003 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L Misfire VIN: KNDUP13143
Car came in from muffler shop with no codes. Front converter was empty and 3rd one was plugged. Replaced all three converters. Truck started fine now but was missing. We replaced the plugs and wires and miss went away. Customer picks car up and calls 4 days la... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire cylinder 2)
2004 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L Headlamps VIN: KNAFE12274
We have a Kia that is eating both headlamp bulbs for lunch. We have replaced both bulbs on multiple occasions. Did not find any IATN archives. There was one bulletin for moisture in the headlamps from Kia and ground strap update. There was no moisture in the h...
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L 3rd-4th gear VIN: JM1BK32324
Hello everyone and thanks for the advice on this manual transmission mazda 3. The customer states that out of nowhere, the vehicle would not engage 3rd and 4th gears properly. 3rd feels like it goes in but when you let out the clutch it grinds like it the gear...
1984 Nissan 200SX 2.0L Heater Core VIN: JN1PS24S7E
Hey guy's I need mechanical diagrams for removel of Dash board/instrument panel to replace heater core, Alldata is worthless for these years, biggest issue is removing cluster shroud can't seem to locate any screws holding it to the dash it's self there are so...
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Coolant VIN: 1N4BL11D92
Hello IATN Members, I have a 2002 Nissan Altima with a 3.5L. The customer brought the car to us, stating that the car overheats on warm days. He also stated that he has had this issue before and another shop had replaced the radiator 2 years ago and it seemed ...
2007 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L reverse lamps VIN: 1N4BA41E77
I have this maxima here and every few weeks the #14 fuse opens which is affecting the reverse lights,dash lamps and several other items. The fuse has about 20 different systems/components running off it. I have wiggle tested every harness i can access while ch...
2009 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Communication VIN: 1N4AL21E29
Vehicle came in for TPMS light on and we checked tire pressure and reset the system. After this the vehicle stays in 1st gear and will not shift, and the check engine light came on and the yellow key light came on. Checked all fuses and checked the voltage at ...
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Misfire VIN: JF1GD29692
We got the car in misfiring on cyl. 2-3 changed plugs,wires,coils...car was in a front end collision.. We got it from the bodyshop...running out of answers... Help!!! Trouble codes: P0302, P0303
2005 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 3.0L engine mounts VIN: 4S4BP86C25
I have this Subaru that I just can't figure out. About 500 miles ago(couple months, customer doesn't drive it much) we did spark plugs on this vehicle, and in my stupidity I cracked the two lower mounts by jacking up the engine without having all the bolts loo...
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Remote door locking VIN: 2T1BR32E33
My brother has just purchased this car so there is no history on it. I have purchased two remotes for it, but I can not get the car to enter into the programming mode. There is a alarm light on the dash, there is a glass breakage sensor and all the other outwa...

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2000 Acura Integra LS 1.8L main relay VIN: JH4DC4358Y
After monitoring AC voltage for a bad diode in the alternator and checking the added on alarm system and all kinds of other fun I discovered the when the yahoos had previously replace the o2 sensor with a pos aftermarket unit the extra 2 feet of wiring was rub...
2008 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L Brakes VIN: 5FNYF185X8
Thanks for all the replies. As suspected, the noise had an absolutely ridiculous cause. The outside of the cv boots were rubbing against each other. The Honda dealer took all day to figure it out, and in the end, the shop manager was skippy. He gets to create ...
2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X82
we were getting no ground to 1 of the 3 sensors on the pedal sensor .so after checking the integrity of all related conections we put a used computer in it.that fixed it. Trouble codes: P1295, P1125.
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L Wiring and Coil Pack VIN: KNDJB72312
Thank you for the replies. After having an independent specialist come out to give a second opinion he came to the same conclusion I did. He said to replace both wiring harnesses and ECU. Customer declined the repair due to the cost.
2002 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13142
This car had come to us via another repair faclity. We believe the car needs a catalytic as well as the responses we recieved, but we have not heard back from the other shop if they have done the repair to see if it took care of the situation or not. Trouble codes: P0431 (Warm Up Cat Efficiency low Bank 2).
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Unknown VIN: JT8UF11E0M
Sorry it took so long to close post, but customer needed vehicle for a while. We ended up replacing the engine and transmission mounts, none of them were broken, but there was just enough sag to cause vibration. The vibration was mainly felt from 1800 to 2200 ...
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 1N6AD06U27
Ok here is what I found. I had another Nissan Frontier come in with same engine except with automatic transmission. I scoped the cranking voltage at the battery along with the voltage from the crank position sensor to the PCM. It was the same voltages I had ou...
1999 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L fuel tank VIN: JF1GF4859X
HI sorry for [...] delay customer needed car back. I have replaced canister vent valve. solenoid by leak detection pump (think thats what it was called in fender next to canister) fuel filler neck was rotted and valve on side of filler neck have been replaced. ...
2002 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH63512
Used 4 channel labscope to fix this car. While monitoring purge, tanks pressure,, and vent control, I found that the system would go into a vaccum state even when not in purge. When the ECM would attempt to close the vent and begin a evap test, it would notice... Trouble codes: P1443.
2001 Suzuki Vitara JX 2.0L MIL light VIN: 2S3TE52VX1
Found OBDII plug...Pull codes... EVAP code...Replaced Gas cap, and turned out light.
2004 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1KR32E94
Thanks everyone for the help. It turned out to be a leaking intake. Fixed that and everything is perfect Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank 1), 300 (multiple miss fires), 301 (01-04 misfires).
2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2T1BR32E75
sent this car to dealer for ecm,the dealer told customer he needed at new cat/con $2000.00.Dealer installed cat,next day no start still at dealer.2 days later dealer replaces ecm again,car starts and runs fine.fix was ecm,but dealer insists customer pays for c...
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