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2005 Acura MDX 3.5L Rear differential VIN: 2HNYD18235
Looking for a little help. This vehicle came in for a rear differential service. It was due mileage wise, had no noises. We serviced it using Honda VTM-4 fluid. We filled it up and drove figure eights. The customer picked it up and now about 2 months later the...
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L spark VIN: 1HGCB7557M
hi guys sure hope you can help me. I got talked into putting a used engine in this old beast. When I checked a few months ago on the bad engine it started and ran. The engine I put in isnt the exact yr but all fit. What I noticed after I tried to start it was ...
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Srs VIN: 1HGCG16501
At the time we were replacing everything I had purchased two new airbags, seat belts, and SRS ecu from a seller on EBay. These codes have been there ever since, except for 9-4, that one is recent. Every now and again it annoys me enough to try something differ...
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2HKRL18631
Hello all, First i would like to thank all of you who look/ respond to this post. This vehicle came in a few weeks ago with a check engine light on, scanned for dtcs and found P0302,P0305,P0300, and P1399. The vehicle has an aparent misfire but one that does n... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire), P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire), P0306 (Cylinder 6 misfire), P0300 (Random/multiple misfire)
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Rear Inner Lower Control Arm Pivot Bolt VIN: 2HKYF18553
Rear lower inner control arm adjusting bolt is frozen in bushing probably chemically welded by the extreme use of Mag Chloride in Colorado. Cannot adjust rear toe without ability to turn cambolt. Has anyone had luck freeing up without component replacement. He...
1993 Mazda Miata 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Rich VIN: JM1NA3512P
Engine will run rich at times and miss fire. At other times engine runs well. It appears to be cylinder 1. We have replaced ignition cables, coil pack, injector and igniter. Thank You In Advance.
2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L alternator
hey folks this one started over a period of 6 months. first time around, i replaced the alternator because of a broken casing and everything checked out fine. around 1 month later, customer was out of town and his battery drained till the vehicle stalled, ano...
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L 3rd and 4th gear VIN: JM1BJ245X2
Help. This car came in with a P0733 and 734. It was slipping in 3rd and 4th gear. I had replaced the fluid and filter about a year earlier because of an intermittent flare to 3rd or 4th. Customer wasn't sure which and it test drove fine. Now, 3rd and 4th were ...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AE45G71
Have a mitsu that runs rough and won't get out of it's own way. Check Engine light on and ONLY code P0300(random misfire )is present. IF you clear the codes AND turn key off then next time you start #1 and #4 injectors flash for all of 2 seconds and quit worki... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on, no throttle response VIN: 3N1CB51D93
This is the third occurence in a couple months, when problem occurs, gauges all drop out and has no throttle response. I have not yet got it to do it for me, this is customers description. when it happens, he just shut vehicle off, restarts, and it will be fin... Trouble codes: P0462, U1000, U1001
2009 Nissan 370Z Touring 3.7L Security system VIN: JN1AZ44E09
Car was working normally After locked overnight client car would not start Doors are locking/unlocking normally. After locking, security indicator light is steady on for some time and then stars blinking. Both green indicator lights blinks normally when car ...
1991 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L Compressor VIN: 4T1SV21E6M
This one is getting to me. It does just like when the speed sensor is bad. compressor comes on for a few sec. and cuts off and the a/c light starts flashing. I went through the diag. steps in alldata for the a/c amplifier and the a/c comp. clutch amplifier. Th...
1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L radio VIN: 4T1BF12BXV
would like some help from fellow iatners This really is my moms car Her battery went completely dead and we do not have the radio code we looked though every thing with no luck it is a model #ad1700. My dad passed away 2 years ago and he never wrote the code d...
2003 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Drivabilty VIN: 5TEWN72N33
Have a 2003 tacoma xtra-cab with a vibration while braking. Vibration is not present until truck is driven about 5 miles. Rotor and drum runouts less than .004 of a inch on both rotors and both drums. Vibration is present when appling park brake but not as bad...
2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JTEHD20V24
Thanks in advance.I have this 04 toyota rav4 that got towed in with complaint of no power.I went out to check it and it had a hard start,rough idle when started.and bogged down when hitting the throttle in gear.I popped it into park revved it a couple times an...
2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDZA23C96
Has code p0430 freeze frame 65mph long term bank 1 3.9 short term bank 1 5.5 long term bank 2 -3.9 short term bank 2 7.8 air flow rate 23.09 all the reading at this time are normal and trims are all the same. Trouble codes: 430 (Cat efficency)
2006 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L E Brake VIN: 5TETX22N16
I want to back off the E brake so I can adjust the rear brake shoes this has a push on push off E brake pedal I fallowed the cables to the the floor board and into the cab my question is do I have to lift the center console to do the adjustment thank you for y...

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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Evap System VIN: 2HGES16502
Thanks to an IATN member on here he advises me to look closer at purge valve. Turns out purge valve was opening and closing but was not passing enough vacuum on the canister and pcm was interpreting this as a leak in system and would fail the evap monitor. ...
2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMFA36288
Honda has a TSB 10-083 january 7 2012 Ryan [...] sent it to me...Thanks , a very detailed TSB not only how to indentify a battery also which is the correct one for your car. for this car there was 3 possible batteries each one requires different software. aft...
2004 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Engine VIN: KMHWF35H64
Thank you to all those that replied. There were a few posts regarding a bad ground or a possible restriction. We replaced the ground at the block and flushed out the coolant system. Drove for hours and did not overheat once. I am not sure which one fixed it bu...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L radio VIN: JM1FE17N74
Well folks, this was a problem caused by me, myself, and I. In most dash panels to remove them is to pull back on the panel to dislodge from the holding pins. This car had 2 screws in the bottom part and pulling back on the panel allowed the lower right corner...
2006 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, p0335 VIN: 1N6BA07B96
ok guys i finnaly figured this truck out after i replaced timing chains i rechecked the cam crank sinc and you get a really sick feeling when it looks exactly the same and runs the same but that only left one option so i pulled the trans the problem was the en... Trouble codes: P0335.
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L all shifts VIN: 4S3BH6653Y
It appears the PCM-TCM has alshimers , Replaced with A used one and all is good. Thanks for all the input. SUBARU S N A F U
2007 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDKB20U17
We think this vehicle is fixed. Before replacing the cam timing valve and intake cam gear, the car would not respond to the valve timing test using techstream. Afterwards, the car did respond, but our worry was that we were still seeing some misfires after t... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire 4 cylinder).
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