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1999 Acura TL 3.2L clicking shifting VIN: 19UUA5649X
Good Afternoon This acura ia actually wifes car. has roughly 130000 miles on it. At first the only issue was a clicking noise. I finally isolated to the trans. when in gear only, not neutal or park. After several weeks of monitoring this noise, under a load s...
1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L hard start VIN: 1HGCA6185K
Vehicle cranks as if timing extremely advanced, engine fighting itself. Repairs completed at previous shop, verified and timing belt is correct. Removed cover and checked for broken/worn cam gear pin, in great shape. Thought maybe coil internally shorting to g...
2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Stall VIN: 4S6CK58W51
Hello all. This car stalls when coming off the freeway after about 20 miles of driving then restarts like nothing ever happened. It only stalls after long periods of freeway driving and coming to a stop. Cust states if she puts the shifter in neutral it spudde...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2HKRL18902
cust brought in van drivers sliding door wont stay closed .. the closer works it closes but it pops back open makes a beeping sound then fully opens , have removed the clock fuse done the manual open tried this but it still wont latch .. my question is it the ...
2007 Honda Civic DX 1.8L airbag srs VIN: 2HGFG11387
every things they(dealer)tell custumer a been try so i dont understand wy this code come back every time 5510 change srs 2 time with brand new order with serial number ??? help me please thanks richard
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Heater Control VIN: JT8UF11E5N
Customer came in with no heat condition. Found heater valve not being controlled by cable. Removed cable and manually operate heater valve and get good heat. My understanding is there is a servo that operates cable. Is this correct and if so how do you get to ...
2007 Mazda 6 Mazdaspeed 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: JM1GG12L37
turbo car with evap leak cant find port did make shift connection also dont see any leaks is there any common concerns also does this car have vent solonoid and what is it called to shut it off Trouble codes: P0455
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4AL11D82
Car came in with a skip on decel. When you drive along then come to a stop sign or light the car skips. Then clears up. Sometimes it stalls. It came in with a code p0301 misfire #1. I suspect a bad injector. I had another altima like this and i replaced the in... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire 1)
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L hard starting
Howdy everyone. This one has us a bit stumped. We have this '03 Sentra 1.8 in the shop. His original complaint was for a hard starting issue.(spins over 3-4 seconds then starts) Having seen a million come in with fuel pump issues that's what I checked first. L... Trouble codes: P0605
1998 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L alignment VIN: 4T1BF28KXW
This car originally came in for tires and alignment. It was pulling to the left pretty good. The struts were leaking so we replaced them as well. After all work was performed and the alignment was done, it still pulled to the left. Another alignment was done a...
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L airbag/ cruise
Thanks to everyone for your help. This truck went on a long trip with no problems. On the way back costumer noticed his airbag light on and his cruise stopped working at the same time.I scaned for codes and could not get any infomation. Checked fuses all good....
2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L battery VIN: 1NXBR32E35
The battery will go dead on this corolla after sitting for extended periods. (car starts fine if driven every day / every 2 days)I replaced the battery under warranty, a month later battery dead again. I let the car sit for a week, came out and it cranked too ...
2006 Toyota RAV4 3.5L air bag VIN: JTMZK33V26
have this toyota rav4 that has the air bag code b1801 drivers air bag squib d open,the code leans towards clock spring,center air bag sensor or drivers steering pad any help would be appreciated thanks bud

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1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JHLRD1764X
Thanks to all of you guys for getting back to me on this Honda, We check motor,trans mounts and U joints all seemed to be ok. We checked fuel pressure and that was ok. We clean the TBI out whitch was real dirty test drove the car and it works find. At 60 mph l...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Surge, thump noise VIN: KM8SC73EX3
No real luck figuring anything out on this one. I have checked all of the brake and suspension bolts, motors mounts and evry other bolt i could think of. One suggestion for the surge, bump feel was to disconnect the rear differential. Well the customer didnt w...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB623X1
happy new year to all iatn members. this vehicle has left our shop without fixing the problem. among the replied i received, i believe that the problem is in cylinder head.i have done cylinder leak down test when the engine was cold and had 25% leak in two cyl... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303, P0300, P0604 (ecm check sum error).
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L extended cranking VIN: JN1CA21A9W
I replaced the vent valve at the cannister and checked for loose charcoal and fuel in the cannister but found none. I was going to replace the purge volume control valve also but got the wrong part so I just removed, cleaned and reinstalled it. Checked with ... Trouble codes: P1446.
2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L No Start VIN: 3N1AB51D02
It took a while to get this one brought in to the shop for a complete look, but here goes. Thanks to all who suggested the timing issue, especially Allan for the tip about disconnecting the cam sensor - as soon as I did that, the car had spark and ran (poorly...
2006 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D26
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