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1990 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGED4664L
Car was towed in as a no start, fired right up once in shop. This AM no start, no spark at plugs. Checked cap, looks bad, needs replaced. Checked spark at ignition coil, no spark. Power to coil on pos. and neg. terminals w key on. Primary side of coil measure...
1996 Honda Accord DX 2.2L wipers VIN: 1HGCD5521T
this is my first time using iatn have had lots of luck reading posts before but have not found one about this problem. this hondas wipers will not turn off, will work on int, low and high washer works aswell. replaced wiper switch no luck, replaced wiper motor...
2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJD73335
Ok So we have basically had this car in for a few days. We are experiencing several difficulties. It will not crank or stay on. Cuts off a lot. We changed the Water Pump, Timing belt, Spark plugs, Spark plug wires and boots, Ignition Failure sensor, Standard O... Trouble codes: P0122, P0338, P0463
2008 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK12G98
This is actually a re-post, I gave up and took it to the dealer for diagnosis. They told me the OCV needed to be replaced, but the code P0012 intake cam over retarded comes back. I think I've tried everything to diagnose this code; checked oil pressure (60psi ... Trouble codes: P0012
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L compression VIN: 4A3AK44Y6X
Thanks in advance to all of you fellow members. This vehicle has been a complete nightmare. I will make this as short as possible. Vehicle came in as a no start. Diagnosis revealed a blown t-belt, and all the pulleys associated. I informed the customer that th...
1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Timing VIN: 1N4AB41D1T
Nissan techs i need your help! car came in with bad knocking from timing chain slap. Guides were hammered. Installed all new timing kit. Car starts and runs/idles great. When you go to give it throttle, it won't get out of its own way. Feels like i'm pulling 3...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D72
Greetings All. I'm having problems with this 2002 nissan sentra with code P0355. I have checked power and ground to the sensor and they are both ok. Very low resistance to ground. Ohmed signal wire to PCM and there very low resistance there. Replaced CKP senso... Trouble codes: P0355
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Unknown VIN: 1N4BA41E04
Customer came in with autozone sheet for trouble codes. Had code P1800-VIAS control solenoid and code P0780-transmission failed to shift. He was complaing that the vehicle won't shift right (slams into gear) and won't go over 2000 rpm and when it gets to 2000 ...
2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N4BA41EX5
This vehicle was brought into our shop with a transmission problem. It was diagnosed as an internal problem and at that time the trans was pulled out overhauled and returned to vehicle. After the trans tech completed the job upon the final test drive is when t...
2006 Scion xB 1.5L Unknown VIN: JTLKT324X6
Scion technicians, here is a wierd one. Previously diagnoised at the Scion dealer for a compressor, this customer brought this Scion XB in for a compressor job. I recommended a new condenser as a preventive measure, but there was no indication of a problem wit...
2005 Suzuki Forenza S 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5JD56Z55
Thanks for the help in advance, Vehicle came in 3 weeks ago with a po488,checked everything in egr system and all checked good, suspected sticking egr valve. this is a linear valve/ knowing the problems GM had with these valves figured easy fix...Car came back... Trouble codes: P0488
2005 Toyota RAV4 L 2.4L evap system VIN: JTEHD20V05
car came in with cel on . it had p0300 and p0442 stored. found purge valve would not hold vacuum ,so i peplaced it. plugs were shot replaced those. shipped the vehicle and yes, it came back.1500 miles since fix. now the car has p0441,p0442,p0446,p0455, and p24...
2006 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L compressor VIN: 5TEMU52N46
Vehicle came in with no a/c operation. Checked all fuses and grounds ok. Checked mg clt relay resistance was on high side so I replaced it. Now if I hold in on A/C button the compressor will cycle for about 3 to 6 seconds make an aweful squak and light starts ...
2009 Toyota Venza 3.5L Ignition coil VIN: 4T3ZK11A29
Trying to located ignition coil c

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2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG16542
Believe it or not, the egr valve was bad. Replaced valve with genuine honda one. I still don't understand that when I open the egr valve at idle, I'm not getting engine to stall or run rough. It's just barely rough. 4 cyl. hondas stall when you do this. Again,... Trouble codes: P0401.
2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Starting VIN: JHMES96635
I got no where on this one. Have no idea what the code 56 is for. I'm confident the code was a 56 and not a 5 and 6 because there was no pause between the flashes. Thanks to Ryan [...] for explaining that when code P1600 sets, the engine started off of the s...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Cuts out VIN: KM8SB12B22
FIXED!!! 5 days now no problems customer very happy. total bill (incl 50.00 gas) = $987.00. The Fix was the crank sensor. Aside from my misnomer of the TCU(trans control unit) vs TCM (telecom module...and I do appreciate the correction as I strive to...
2008 Infiniti FX35 3.5L fuel tank VIN: JNRAS08WX8
Thanks for the responses. Several replies pointed to the vent valve. The customer still has factory warranty left so this was taken to the dealer.
1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: JM1TA2224X
Dear Members and who responded to my help request, I am sorry that I have taken long time to answer it. At the end, we disconnected the MAF, car run well without stalling. Since we spent too much time, the clients did not want to pursue any more. As long a...
2006 Mazda B2300 2.3L steering VIN: 4F4YR12D26
Finally fixed. Combination of air in the power steering system, bad new tire, and sticky U-joint. Thanks for the help!
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF32K92
Hello everyone, Thank you for the ideas and advice. I figured the problem out at the end of last week after many hours of testing and coming up with nothing. I decided to test the crankshaft position sensor operation and signal because I figured if I can't ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0305, P0306.
2007 Toyota RAV4 2.4L Hesitation VIN: JTMZD33V07
Thanks guys for the great helped. I did all the tests possible but still I didn't find anything wrong with the car. I drove the car with the customer and it didn't act up so, I sent the customer to the dealer to see if they can find something. If so, I'll upda...
2009 Toyota RAV4 2.5L Electronic VIN: LFMKV30F99
thanks,we check the a/c amplifier power IG+ and B whith a test light is ok,after we check amplifier GND ,It work one time but did not work anymore.after we replace the main body wire harness,the a/c wind gate sevomotor working very well
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