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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L dome light maybe more VIN: 1HGEM21904
starter passes cranking draw test but bendix is weak the hotter the car gets the less it engages . as far as the lights strobing/flashing it is more pronounced when cold .the more loads you put on it the less it does itand the warmer it gets the less it does i...
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: KMHDN46D24
HELP! Friday morning starting off very badly! Replace the timing belt on this Elantra. Went to start it this morning for the first time since the repair. It started for 1-2 seconds, heard a thunk, and then sounded like there was no compression and it would not...
2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata SV 2.0L Heater VIN: JM1NC25F58
Heater seems to be on when temp control in cold, readings are 85 degrees coming out of vents, temp door rotating about 270 degrees from hot to cold, all mode + refresh doors working, temp sensor at evaporator within specs, possible door restriction at air temp...
1986 Mitsubishi Montero 2.6L guages VIN: JA4FJ43E2G
i have this montero that has a dead short on #4 fuse that keeps blowing and i cant find a good schematic on how many circuits are on this fuse. any help would be appreciated thanks greg
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 4A4MM21S84
Hello all, this mitsubishi was towed into the shop after someone had installed a new water pump. According to the other shop, they drove it in and replaced the pump and now, no start, scan test showed cam sensor and crank sensor faults. Scoped both the cam and... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cmp fault), P0335 (Ckp fault), P0106 (Map/baro fault)
2005 Scion xA 1.5L Srs Light VIN: JTKKT60495
P1181 test says replace or repair ip wire -- wires test ok -- test doesent mention anything about control unit -- anybody encounter this?
2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No start VIN: JT3GP10V5Y
We have been battling this RAV4 for about a days time now. The customer heard the water pump knocking. We advised he tow it. He did, and when we were pulling it in, it died. After pulling the timing cover off, we saw the pump locked up, belt jumped etc. Replac...
2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L no start \crank VIN: JTDFR32023
This MR2 Spyder with the rare Sequential Manual Transmission(no clutch pedal)was towed in with a no crank condition. found no cel with key on .Found no ecm ground for the starter relay. It now has the two codes, the CAN communication code resets immediatly. No...
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L tachometer VIN: JTDBR32E83
My tech replaced engine ran great for 10 minutes then stumbled. I shut off and connected scanner and turned key on all injectors and coils started firing and tack went to 5000 rpm and fuel pump ran continuosly untill key turned off. I checked all connectors on...

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2005 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD18925
Thanks for all the input the I adjusted the valves and the exhaust ones were tight. I did use NGK spark plus and I checked the vacuum before I adjusted the valves when cold it was at 15" and when the engie warmed up it went to 19" aster I adjusted the valves c... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire), P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire), P0306 (Cylinder 6 misfire).
2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG55672
Thanks for all the help guy's. Many replies suggested the EFI relay, ignition switch, and of course the always tricky double check all grounds. Turns out this one had a wire that fed from the EFI relay to the PCM that was shorted. Jumped the wire and all po...
2006 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L radio VIN: JHLRD78566
Thanks for the replies.i did get the sir. # electronically from the radio and i then pulled radio to check label.# match.the fix was customer found code card in her files at home. completely different # from the one honda was giving me.and they said it was onl...
2005 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L Compressor VIN: KNDJF72485
Sorry for the delay , i had received a used control panel , but had to get a new one for the repair . No apparent problems after . thasnks for the help
2007 Nissan Quest S 3.5L exhaust VIN: 5N1BV28407
Thanks guys for the info I will pull the muffler first when I can get the customer rescheduled after the holidays. Darin
2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L Misfire VIN: JF1SG65693
Thanks for the suggestions guys. We discovered the problem when the customer came to my shop to get something out of the car. It was a cold morning and I hadn't tried to start it yet. She started it and as soon as it fired she floored it a couple of times to ...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Temp gauge VIN: 4T1BG12K6T
First I want to say thank you to all that responded. Second Info on how to check gauge in instrument cluster is incorrect on ALLDATA and Identifix. Where it has you check resistance at the back of gauge. A-B is 54 ohms, OK. A-C 176, should read 230 on good ga...
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Unknown VIN: JTEHH20V72
Fellow IATN members: Thanks to all who took the time to thoroughly read the help request and offer suggestions. I believe that Eric, David, John, Richard from Washington, and [...], may have been correct with their ideas about the PCM causing my symptoms. ...
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