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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2HKRL18052
Good customer just bought used vehicle with check engine light on. Checked for codes and found misfires in cylinders 3,4, and 5. Suggested spark plugs because they were original. Removed and replaced - Spark plugs, cleared codes, test drove, shipped vehicle. N... Trouble codes: P0302, P0303 (Cylinder three misfire), P0304, P0305 (Cylinder five misfire), P0306, P1399
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L oil VIN: 2HGES25722
customer states he has to keep adding oil since the head work was done . initial inspection shows no real oil leaks , minor wetness around valve cover , customer added 2 quarts of oil , 3 times , in the last 3 months . I don't see where it's going , car dosen'...
2007 Hyundai Tucson SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8JN12D27
Replaced t-belt and ran fine, replaced plugs and now it pops and runs terrible. Tested maf voltage and have battery voltage, tested signal wire for continuity and found good to ecm, tested signal wire for short to ground and have a short. Has any body seen thi... Trouble codes: P0102 (Maf low signal)
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L head VIN: KNDAC12554
Greetings Kia Experts, guess I am not. Car came to Shop timing belt broke, broke valves off stuck some of them into top of pistons, replaced all pistons, sent head off they reworked head, head has water pipe sticking out they removed pipe so would fit in box. ...
1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L Vents VIN: JT8BF12GOT
Hello lexus techs i have a lexus es 300 that has a whistle noise coming from the is most noticable on the second and third speeds.any help would be appreciated.thank you all in advance.
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Charging VIN: 1YVFP80C24
We installed a new alternator in feb. 2011 at 102869, it now has 108k and the alternator works great (13.9v) at start up but slowly drops till after 10 min when it reaches below battery voltage (11.7v) and the batt light comes on. I was looking at some technic...
2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Hesitation, Lack of power VIN: 1YVHP84D85
This Ford in Mazda clothing is giving us a kick. Car has no power on take off but punches good when it get up to 3000 rpm then sometime the check engine light will start flashing with a p0300 code (multiple misfire) although you really cant feel a misfire. we ... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 4S3BD6857X
Got a tough one here. 99 outback with a 2.5l. Found a severe hesitaion, bad enough that on an incline you can't actually go anywhere, rpm's stay around 1,000 even with the throttle to the floor, I have to put in reverse and turn around. On a level road there i...

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2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG16522
Not often a Honda kicks our arse like this one. Checked leak down and 5% was max reading. Tough to get a fuel guage in line on this engine to do an accurate inj. bal. test, so removed injectors . Like some others these injectors have a small 'basket like...
2005 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 3.0L Parking Light VIN: 4S4BP86C95
Hi Group Thanks to all who responded, the Subaru is finally fixed. There where some really good advice1 I learned a lot about those cars. The problem started a while back, with [...] in the rear door (hatchback) with brocken wires in the harness for the rea...
2001 Suzuki Esteem GLX 1.8L Pads VIN: JS2GB41W71
Thanks to those who responed, some things suggested we already checked or tried. ( Our brake inspection process is very thorough, we measure and check everything. I have a written procedure that is 27 steps [...] all my techs follow)We decided to try the BG bra...
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