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1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JHLRD1846X
This vehicle was brought in from a quick lube place after oil change and injector cleaning.What it does is on hard throtle accelaration it starts to die out and back fires,If you go easy on the gas it will rev up to 3500 rpm and reach cruising speed with no pr...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 5FNRL18622
Vehicle came in for loss of power on the highway. Customer pulled over and saw the cat glowing red. We installed pressure gauge witch showed massive back-pressure. Replaced cat with new and retested. No more back-pressure. Now or maybe always was we have a bad...
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: JNKCV51E63
I had this G35 come in today for failing emissions. The customer bought this car about 4 months ago. The check engine light was on for low engine temp.I replaced the thermostat and found that there was no thermostat installed. Without the thermostat the temp g...
1999 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L no fuel/spark VIN: 4KLB4B1RXX
This NPR was towed in for a crank/no start. I've checked the following: The gas gauge read empty, however was advised by the driver that it was just filled, and gauge is inoperative. Checked fuel pressure, consistent at 65 PSI Checked for spark, has no spark a...
2005 Lexus GX470 4.7L Unknown VIN: JTJBT20X95
Has "breathing" noise coming from the dash as the compressor comes on and as the ac pressures fluctuate slightly while the a/c runs. The noise sounds a big deep exhale,not the typical noise of the refrigerant going through the expansion valve. The pressures on...
2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Touring 2.0L Surge VIN: JM1NC25F06
The engine runs normal, throttle responce is normal,then engine rpm's remain at or around 3k when driving even if trans is put in netral, can take foot off throttle pedal and rpms stay at about 3k, can pull the car over to side of road in netral and if key is ...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L radiator VIN: JN8DR07X31
Have used a mityvac airevac system to pull vacume on cooling system and refill. Have checked degas bottle while boiling over with combustion leak tester and no indication of blown head gasket. I am at last nerve to get this figured out and I now the owner has ...
1985 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JT2AE82E0G
HI EVRYONE I have been have trouble with this car came in customer requested carb overhaul for poor idle after warm up did that same problem ck for vac leak found egr leaking and intake leak fixed those no help runs real good cold then its like something turn...

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2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L 15 amp Room LP fuse - drivers side fuse block VIN: KMHDN46D15
Have been looking at concern on any downtime I have because it is a friends car and want to keep the cost down. Have looked at the obvious as posted - relays and fuses but nothing seen wrong. Might have to pass on this one and have them go to Hyundai for a fix...
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPEU46C16
Thank you very much to all who replied to my request. I recieved 11 total in a very quick response. All of you Techs gave me very good information for this problem. Unfortunately this customer refused any futher testing or work on his vehicle. He decided to se... Trouble codes: P011.
2006 Lexus LX470 4.7L trans temp light VIN: JTJHTOOWO6
ok this is what we did. we drove this thing until the light finally came on it took some time but it did . after comfirming that light does come on, i monitored the trans temp with my scanner and it was at 290 deg. seems to high , i searched for info on wha...
1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L pre heater converter VIN: 1YVGE22CXV
First of all I would to say that I am so glad I signed up for IATN. This site is a wealth of information and signing up was one of the best things I ever did to ensure that my customers get quality repairs. The Mazda 626 is fixed. Once I took a good look at...
2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JM1BJ2233Y
thank you for all your help and suggestions. the fix ended up being a lazy maf sensor. after repalcement it still had a minor stumble when egr was commanded by the ecu. so we replaced the egr valve also and now hot driveability is normal. thanks again fellow i... Trouble codes: P0420.
2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L No Start VIN: JNBDR09Y33
The truck was towed to my shop after an engine replacement by another repair shop. I notice that there was an extra cam sensor in front of the timing cover but the mechanic from the other shop told me not to worry about it because the original engine does not ...
1991 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L No Start VIN: JT3FJ80W9M
Thanx for all the input I replaced the efi relay I waited until the check engine light would not go on and the engine would not start then I swapped the efi relay boom fixxed it have driven it 8 tymes so far no problem Again thanx for the help IATN GUYS ROC...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 4T1BG22KXX
Most of you confirmed what I was thinking about getting the head checked. But What I learned the most is that these engines don't normally have head gasket problems, but it can happen especially when overheated. So Heres what I found on tear down cylinder hea...
2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Electronic VIN: 1NXBR32E45
thanks to everybody for the replies, I did some research on this car, Customer did the ecm recall around 2 months ago.I check the new pcm number and discover that the dealer installed a ECM for an automatic transmission corolla, send the customer to the dealer...
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