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1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Bosal muffler warran VIN: 2HGED6350M
My question is whether any of the other iatn technicians have had a similar experience with Bosal warranties? The customer is annoyed with me because he believes that I frauduently encouraged him to purchase a worthless warranty. I want to alert other technic...
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1998 Honda Prelude 2.2L Crank no start VIN: JHMBB6244W
The problem car is having is when you first get in the car to start it, it cranks and cranks and won't start unless you turn key back to full off position and then it will start right up. And if you cycle key from off to run and off to run twice it fires righ...
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2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Plywheel VIN: 4SBCK58W4Y
Would appreciate any help on alieviating this problem and what to look for as to what could be the problem with breaking flywheels on honda passports.i service all vehicles and i'm not a honda tech.
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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Pressure VIN: SHSRD78873
Good morning, IATN. I have a 2003 Honda CRV with a compressor/pressure issue. The customer brought the car to use last week complaining about no A/C. We brought the car into the shop and check it out. We found the A/c compressor was in-opt. We than went ahead ...
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1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Brake Pedal VIN: JM1BC1417V
Hello iatn tech i have this mazda protege the brake pedal feels like it has no assist. I replace brake booster,front pads rotors,blled brake and adjusted rear brakes.i feel like a retard at this point.i read a post early about slide pins and brake hoses being ...
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1991 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1RZ26H1M
hello iatn world.i have gotten myself into a good situation and now need your help to get myself out.this wonderful car has been sitting for a year or more and was towed to me to get running and repair a hand full of other small issues.checked oil,coolant and ... Trouble codes: 21 (ignition signal malfunction)
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D41
This vehicle will set the ck eng lamp after a while of use with a code P0154. The scanner says bank 2 sensor 1. When I look at the wiring diagram the diagram calls this particular sensor B1S1. Anyway, when the car is started the sensor reads .255 for about 20 ... Trouble codes: P0154
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2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L camshaft VIN: 3N1CB51D22
This car came in with a dead miss I suspected an ignition coil no luck Did a leak down test found cylinders 3 and 4 leaking and low compression on both 3 and 4 Head gasket was blown between 3 and 4 pulled head sent out to machine flat reinstalled head The comp...
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH6756Y
Tested for proper voltage and ground according to snap-on solus troubleshooter. Testing showed faulty air assist solenoid (known as iac valve by other manufacturers). Originally, the idle was low and engine tried to stall. After repair, idle quality was much b... Trouble codes: P1207 (Air Assist Injector Solenoid Valve Circuit Low INPUT)
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 4T1SK12E2S
hello camrie 2.2 boiling over when you shut the engine off has a new radiator some other shop the coolant resivor has a leak the over heat is intermitant fans are working i am thinking head gasket maybe radiator cap dought it thermostate? system looks clean ne...
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2000 Toyota Tundra 3.4L Valve Cover VIN: 5TBBT4815Y
the vehicle data menu did not give me the 4.7L v8 option, which this one is. NOT a v6!! the valve covers have a plate covering the spark plug tube seals and this plate seems to be riveted or bradded into the valve cover. the plate has to be removed to remove t...
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2006 Toyota xb 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTLKT32446
Ok toyota techs, First of all, this vehical is a scion xb' could not find scion in veh listings. Car came in running fine with cel on, scan computer found p0012 cam position retarded. found tsb for cam gear. Now this customer has been bad about oil changes, so... Trouble codes: P0012
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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L oil leak VIN: 1HGCD7251R
Thanks for the 21 replies. Bryan, Bobby, Serge, Kenneth, Tony, Benjamin, Chris, John, Tommy, David and Joe all told me about the vtech solenoid. I did look for that and there was none. Savon said about the rear main, I checked it and it was ok. Ron and Cgarles...
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L steering wheel/car VIN: KMHHN65F23
well only had to wait a week to get the parts here but two new axles fixed this blankety-blank-blank car LOVE to find parts for cars that are this uncommon i was pretty certain it was the axles but based on the "feel" test i would have been partly guessin anyw...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L no 4th tcc VIN: JT6HF10U7X
Well I got 8 replies and it was apparent that regardless of the test results we did the first thing to do was replace Knock Sensor.I ordered the parts from dealer also the wiring connector and gaskets and a bypass hose according to the tech at dealership he re...
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JA4MT31H1Y
YES ITS FIXED JASON YOU ARE CORRECT THE ECM VARY THE VOLTAGE TO THE FUEL PUMP THRU THE FUEL PUMP CONTROL MODULE TO CORRECT FUEL TRIM AND OUR FUEL PUMP MODULE WAS BAD .FUEL PRESSURE WILL DROP WHEN THE SYSTEM WENT INTO CLOSED LOOP. THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLY GOD... Trouble codes: P0171.
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2000 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Spark knock VIN: 3N1CB51D8Y
First this vehicle ran great no missfire or weak cylinder all we had was a spark knock. So we had one of our other shops look at it and they said they thought that someting was washing cylinder number one. e brought the car back and removed spark plugs and add...
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2006 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L Back up Alarm VIN: 1N6BA06B96
Got the wiring diagram out for this one and started checking powers and grounds. Customer stated later that the sonar had quit working shortly after a harness had been replaced for the LR door. At first I thought no way should that effect the sonar system but ...
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1984 Toyota Tercel SR5 1.5L Mechanical VIN: JT2AL35W0E
Concluded that a 4ac head will not work on a 3ac block
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1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1NXBR12E2W
Thank you guys for responses. Actually we scoped the oxygen sensor under a light load and it showed bad patterns. I can say the new sensor solved the problem - customer drives the car for 10 days now with no problem.
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2001 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R31
Just wanted to thank all of you that responded to my help request! I tested bank 1, sensor 1 A/F sensor heater circuit with my ohm meter. Sensor tested open, no resistance at all. We replaced this sensor with a OEM part and cleared the CEL. Vehicle was test dr... Trouble codes: P1135.
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