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1998 Honda Prelude 2.2L Immobilizer VIN: JHMBB6144W
Thanks to all that reply. I this 98 prelude. Customer had lost key and we had installed a used column for her. Vheicle will not start now but will crank. I researching i took vehicle to dealer to have keys programmed. They now tell me that the column we instal...
2000 Infiniti I30 T 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A6Y
Vehicle first arrived with a P1320 ignition signal-Primary, and a P0304 Cyllinder 4 misfire codes. It was not misfiring but found plugs worn and in need of service also found TSB about the problem with the coils and replaced them. Since then I clear the code, ... Trouble codes: P1320
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Mil VIN: KNADC12321
Tested through all circuits and all good. There are no codes in the tcm but the ecm gets the code p1693 in pending first key cycle and lights the check engine light the second key cycle, but no codes in the tcm. Tested o/d switch as suggested in another post b...
2009 Lexus RX350 3.5L Can't open 3 windows except driveside front windo VIN: 2T2HK31U89
I took my car to install roof dvd player. when i took it back the vehicle. i found 3 things wrong with the vehicle. I can't open or close all the windows except the drive side.i can open or close on individual window. The outside mirrors not moving when revers...
1993 Mazda Miata 1.6L no start VIN: JM1NA3510P
Good Morning Mazda Techs, this one has me going nuts... car came in on tow truck with no start checked car and found no fuel pressure, replace fuel pump, filter, pressure regulator and main relay assembly, started car and it ran great, test drove with no probl...
1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L cooling fans& head lights VIN: 1YVGE22C35
New customer, cars cooling fans come on when you turn on the headlights. inspected wire harness through engine compartment.found no damage. customer does not have a lot of money, and I dont want to waist my time. Was wondering if there was a comon problem with...
1996 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Cuts out VIN: JM1BB1418T
Original repair came in wouldn't hardly run and misfiring badly--found oil and water down center of valve covers and a spider nest in distributor cap--repalced the bad parts--reseaqled valve cover ran extremly poor with no idle control and had to baby just to ...
2000 Mazda Miata LS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, low on power VIN: JMINB3530Y
Car came in several visits ago with intermittent (rare) poor idle quality and low on power. Customer said it had occurred after a battery replacement. We found fault [...] po420 Replaced plugs, plug wires, catalytic converter,rear oxygen sensor (after cat),... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire)
2003 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L engine mount VIN: JN1AZ34E73
I know this is not a technical question but I need to know the procedure for replacing the engine mounts on an 03 350z. I cant see a good way to go about this. I find no prodecure for it on alldata or mitchell. I even went to my local Nissan dealer and their m...
2005 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 3.0L a/c compressor VIN: 4S4BP86C85
Intermittently, speed sensor signal from the a/c compressor is lost, compressor faults out shortly after. Speed sensor seems to have continuity at time of failure, but that is unclear at best as we have to disconnect sensor and read resistance. With this senso...
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1NXBR12E2W
This is a real challenge for us. Customer complains about long hesitation every once in a while going very slow and trying to accelerate. She says if you press the gas pedal nothing happens. But the problem is the car is ok most of the time and it happens only...
2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L casting number VIN: 2T1BR12E7Y
I had an engine shipped in from Engine & Transmission World that supposedly was a 2005 engine with 30-some thousand miles on it. I have bad suspicions about both the year and the mileage after looking it over. Can anyone out there translate the STAMPED number ...

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1991 Honda Accord DX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCB754XM
Distributor was in 180 off. I didn't think it was possible for these to be off at all, but it was! Compression was in the 180-190 range spark and wires were good. After swapping wires around, fired right up like the day it was new.
2003 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L History Codes VIN: JM3LW28J93
Thanks for all the helpful replies. Cats were probably ruined by an overheat condition in the past which resulted in a pinhole leak in a head gasket. Customer declined new cats. Is going to park the car (can't afford the $.) Thanks all IATN folk. --Andy Trouble codes: P0421 (Cat Efficiency), P0431 (Cat Efficiency).
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK34Y9W
Well it turns out to be the one thing I could never confirm... whether or not the mitsu people used the same valve bender strategry that the chrysler folks used, turn out they did, sure enough the exhaust cam had the roll pin (what a dumb idea from my perspect...
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L No LT fuel trim VIN: 1N4BA41E35
In spite of numerous replies on several forums, this car is NOT fixed. I spent over 40 hrs over 5 weeks correcting known issues throughout the powertrain as described, 2 trans component manufacturers, local Nissan dealers "troubleshooter" all stumped. Cust too...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Unknown VIN: 4S3BG6852V
Ok, I give up. We put the fuse in the fwd holder, that "fixed" the erratic shift issue, but the drag in reverse, at times, is still there. My son has decided to live with the fuse in, as it helped with the gas mileage as well as the shifting. I still think ...
2004 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L Unknown VIN: 4S3BH80684
Thanks for all the responses. We replaced the compressor and reciver dryer and fully charged the car. Blows cold air and does not shut off so think this one is fix. Thanks again,
2003 Toyota Matrix XRS 1.8L Speed Sensor VIN: 2T1KY383C1
Customer declined further diagnosis(computer/harness back-probing). I did remove dash and check voltages and ground at the speedometer harness. All I had was power and ground. No other signals/voltages were present according to the diagnostic procedures given ...
2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L Steering locks left VIN: JTEGD20V55
I have tried everything I could think of including adjusting the camber to max of -1.0 (max spec is -1.2) and moving the crossmember forward or back (it will move approx. 1/4 inch either way) and it still has the problem. I have tried to convince the body shop...
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