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2003 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 5FNR186X3B
hello fellow techs. i have this van that came from auction with a broken timing belt and bent valves. pulled heads and sent to machine shop put back together and runs fine going down the road but at idle it has a misfire fuel trims climb to limit and set a p01...
1998 Isuzu wizard 3.0L No torque convertor lock up VIN: UES73FW-41
G,day all, we have an isuzu 4wd wizard also known as a trooper in our shop with an auto trans problem. We are unable to scan with our scan tool but got code 33, torque convertor solonoid fault? out manualy. While road testing torque convertor not locking up an...
2003 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L airbags VIN: KNDUP13103
Hello everyone this kia came in with airbag light on scanned for codes retrieved b1511 driver belt switch open and b1513 pass seat belt switch open. Went to scan data using launch x431 when I went to pull up data the scanner said lost communication so I backed...
1993 Lexus GS300 3.0L Misfire VIN: JT8JS47E5P
car came in with a miss and we suspected a bad injector so we replaced all 6 with rebuilt units and also did a full tune up.(cap,rotor,plugs and wires) car ran great for a few months now its back with a miss on cyl number 6.we compression tested when we did th...
2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JM1BJ2233Y
thanks in advance fellow techs. this is my brothers car and I could use a little help. it hesitates and falls on its face after a hot soak. you attemp to take off and it just falls on its face and then takes off normal. it has set the p0420 code 3 times in the... Trouble codes: P0420
2000 Mazda Millenia Millennium Edition 2.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, VIN: JM1TA2221Y
Customer come in for MIL and found 3 codes listed above. This customer came in 7 months ago with MIL and surging at cruise. We fix the vehicle and customer stated problem were fix until yesterday. This time MIL flashing and no misfire were felt during test dri... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire), P0431 (Warm up cat eff. low bank 2), P1525 (ABV vent solenoid circuit open or short)
2003 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Stall VIN: 4F2YZ92B13
Fist time vehicle,came in on tow, cranks and stall.Check for DTC's none.check for TSB's,Check scan data. ECT=ambient,Map =0.02v, DPFE 1.04.IAT=16C.TPS=0.82v Check fuel pressure=60psi.Check fuel quality.no debris/water observed,lightup and burn=OK compared to o...
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L unknown VIN: 1N4BL11E42
First thanks to everyone for your help. this 2002 altima came in with a howl in the rear while driving over 40 mph (wheel bearing was spent) and had a terrible shake in steering wheel above 40 mph (rotors out of round) during preliminary inspections before rip...
2003 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31D63
Hi nissan techs i have this 2003 nissan maxima that came in to the shop with a burnt ecm, I checked if the iac motor is shorted, but this car has the electronic throttle. Could the electronic throttle be shorted or is something else causing the ecm to burn? Th...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11E85
I hope someone can confirm what I believe is a jumped or stretched timing chain. This car sets P0011 whithin a couple miles. Vehicle originaly came in for an obd2 plug in emissions test and had a code P0011. It was past due on the oil change and low. We did an... Trouble codes: P0011
2005 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L unknown VIN: JN8AZ08T55
need help with folks that have chased a whistle rattle noise, makes noise with belts off, suspect exhaust, brackets, flywheel area ?
2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L slip lamp VIN: 5N1A518U66
Ok. The first tim this pathfinder came to us it had two codes, c1116 stop lamp circuit failure and c1142 abs pressure sensor circuit fault. We replace both parts and the codes never returned. At the same time we replaced a fuel level sender for inop fuel gauge...
2003 Suzuki Aerio S 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: JS2RA41S73
This car has had new coils maf and cam sensor. Installed by customer. We have installed used ecm with the exact same failure. When it does fail only #3 cylinder is misfiring. The ecm is triggering coil too long. moniter cam sensors and crank sensor all ok. Hav...

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2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL3864B
Fixed it. Turns out that if this vehicle even has one cylinder mis firing and hardly noticeable at that, the ecm will shut down the entire bank by means of fuel pulse- this is normal and I never knew this ecm wiil due this. Cylinder 5 was slightly mis-firing ...
2002 Hyundai XG350 3.5L Mechanical VIN: KMHFU45E12
Thank-You for the responses. Yes there is a small round hole in top center of lower timing belt cover where the wiring for crank sensor comes out. The wiring has two clips on harness one that bolts to rear upper cover lower bolt on the outside and also a plast...
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L Instrument cluster VIN: JT8UF22E7S
Two replies suggested possibly faulty ignition switch. After unplugging instrument cluster and all sorts of other components, I finally got to the ignition switch and unplugged it. Now everything was powered down and when I reconnected it, all accessories star...
1992 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1N4EB32A5N
Well we pulled fuel rail off intake and cycled key. Found two leaking injectors on this one. Check CTS and it had lots of corrossion on it. Customer doesnt have money to replace at this time. But pretty sure the leaking injectors were the cause of engine stall...
2003 Nissan 350Z 3.5L Horn VIN: JN1AZ34E93
Thanx for the help on this one We actually took the air bag off and found the horn pad piece under it was bent. Why ? not sure bent it back and now it works, My guess is some one hit the horn too hard and bent it 16 year old driver ??? HMM let pound on t...
2008 Nissan Altima S 2.5L master cylinder VIN: 1N4AL21E38
Well she is done, I found two different problems .After replacing the master with the correct one ( parts boo boo ) and bench bleeding. Also we used the push back bleeding style of bleeding all is good Thanks IATN Cant be in business with out you. Mark
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD29634
Thank's to everybody, we had to replace the computer, I checked all input, every input was ok. The check engine light was still flashing. the swap was complete. Replace the computer, everything is fine
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L No Start VIN: JF1GD70604
Thanks to everybody that took time to try to help me most of them were very close to the problem,the tone ring for the crank sensor was out of time so i took the timing belt off and retime all the pulleys and the engine started and run without a problem thanyo...
2003 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L smokes on startup VIN: 4T3ZF19CX3
First thanks to all for your input. The two most common suggestions were plugged valve cover, the rear one with the pcv, and stuck oil rings on the pistons. I decided to pull the pcv out of the rear cover and connect it to a new pcv hanging outside the engine....
2006 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDBA22C26
Replaced catalytic converter and all is well. Sorry thought I'd closed this sooner.Thanks! Trouble codes: P0420, P0430.
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