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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Auto HVAC VIN: 2HNYD18953
What's that saying? ... "If the wife ain't happy, nobody's happy." Well, I need help fixing my wife's car. This 03 MDX with navigation and auto temp control is acting a little funny. About 75% of the time, you cannot control the fan speed or vent mode manually...
2005 Honda Element EX 2.4L No Start VIN: 5J6YH28665
Thanks in advance for all help. I have searched the data base for any similar cases. This vehicle was a no startr condition for apx 1 week the customer tried every morning and evening to get it to start. The night it was scheduled to be towed in the customer t...
2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58Y24
we have an 04 isuzu rodeo here with a p1239 code .we replaced the fuel presure sensor & duty solonoid .code keeps coming back. this is the high presure fuel systm.we've never seen this code before ,so not really sure what to do. any help on this one would be g...
2002 Kia Rio 1.5L No Start
Fellow techs, especially Kia experts: The engine in this vehicle was replaced with used unit. would not start. Found motor damaged internally, was replaced a second time. Vehicle would still not start. After much fussing around, the shop replaced the timing b...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Computer VIN: JT8UF11E0R
We checked the codes and got 41 throttle position sensor. Computer appears to be bad. It's easy enough to determine this after removing the ECM, and seing an obvious burn spot. After researching this on IATN, and seeing others with a similar problem, I saw tha...
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Shift points VIN: JM3LW28Y01
Last week we replaced front pads and rotors and changed the oil. She took van home and parked it till this morning, 7 days. Now the van upshifts way early, it's in overdrive at 20 MPH. While it was here the key got left on, and we had to charge the battery. Th...
2009 Mazda 3 Mazdaspeed 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
He Everyone, I will update with the vin in the morning as I am at home and do not have it with me. I have the mazdaspeed here that is setting this p2188 code. Customer complaint is of engine light and black smoke. There are zero modifications to the car. Ver... Trouble codes: P2188
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JN1EJ01F8P
This vehicle came in about a month ago with a dead hole on #4 cylinder. Swapped coil and plug with other cylinders but problem still remained on #4 cylinder. We installed all injectors (remanufactured) and car ran great and was out the door. Approx. one month ...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Fault Mode VIN: 1N4BA41E44
This car came in a few months ago with a po726 DTC, engine speed input circuit performance. I initially found the connector to the crank sensor was not fully seated, sensor is not too expensive or hard to replace so we replaced it, inspected & cleaned connect...
2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Engine VIN: 1N4BA41E76
Ernest from Florida Jan 2, 2012 12:36:51 AM We just recently had in a 2006 Maxima 3.5 with 61,000 miles, the oil and engine look very clean internally. After sitting usually over 2-3 hours, when you tried to start the engine it would spin over very fast,it sou...
2006 Nissan Altima S 2.5L heater opt VIN: 1N4AL11D56
Start veh.warm to opt temp heater blows cool at Idol increase to 200 heater gets very hot let Idol cools
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BD4357X
Customer only concern is MIL to pass inspection. There is no symptom of misfire detected, but light can be blinking. Initial test could not verify misfires, but spark plugs and wires very old and worn, and wires saturated with oil due to leaking tube seals. We... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302 (Misfire 2), P0303 (Misfire 3), P0304 (Misfire 4)
1987 Toyota Van Wagon LE 2.2L Unknown VIN: JT3YR26W4H
Hello, I have a this toyota van that makes a whining/whistling noise after you reach about 35 mph. We've brought the vehicle back in and had the vehicle on a lift and put the car in drive on the lift and we cannot duplicate the noise. We took the air box off 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....
2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Battery VIN: 5TBDT44126
The battery goes dead intermittently, but getting more and more frequently, we started out with 10 to 20 mili amps then it goes up to 30 to 40 when we checked it the next morning. We have one fuse #3 that when pulled the drain will go away. The battery went de...

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1993 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM3LV5222P
pcv system was checked no problems found. throttle body and plate checks ok. As idle control is the only problem I wanted to replace IAC... client declined to replace iac valve due to cost at this time. I will post more info when further diags or repairs are ...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1CA31D01
Unplugged motor mounts before programing. Tested amps through ground side of IAC motor at PCM. IAC works fine. Wires good. Ordered new PCM through Nissan and will install next week. Thanks for all the help! Trouble codes: P0139 (O2 signal slow B1S2), P0138 (O2 signal slow B1S1).
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L thermostat VIN: 3N1CB51D54
Well thanks for all the replies. Of the 19, 13 thought I had a blown head gasket. Others suggested use OE thermostat, air pocket in system, is vehicle actually overheating or just gauge high, and bad radiator. Also TSB 04-018 to checked radiator cap. I inst...
2004 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Electric window VIN: JN8AZ08W84
If you read through the replies, the window motor has to be removed from the regulator to perform the re-synchonization. That in and of itself would probably take 1.5 hrs. I warned the customer ahead of time, if that did not accomplish the synchronization, t...
2008 Nissan Versa S 1.8L key VIN: 3N1BC13E48
well you guys are the bomb couldnt of did it with out you guys first of all yes dealer cut us the wrong key i got the new key and thank you thomas and andrew for giving me the correct acess code and guy that walked me through the programming steps again im h...
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