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1999 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Valve rockers VIN: JH4DC4354X
Rockers for valves got mixed up. I know they have to find their way back to which lobes on which camshafts, but how? This vehicle is in for a miss on cylinder 2. Testing led to low compression from leaking exhaust valves on cylinder 2. Now, in the process of c...
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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L compressor VIN: 1HGCG31441
I have been at this nonsense for 40 years. I do not recall ever experiencing or observing this problem. A lesson to the young bucks, never think you have seen it all, this business will humble you. Had to pull the engine for repairs unrelated to A/C. A/C work...
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1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L pre heater converter VIN: 1YVGE22CXV
I got this car with a severe misfire on cylinder two and engine running very poorly. Found plug wires to be faulty and replaced plug wires and spark plugs. Misfire resolved engine runs as it should. After a day of driving check engine light came on with code p...
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1989 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Vacuum Lines
We rebuild the motor on the 22re after the truck had been sitting for years without starting. After the rebuild we replaced all the vacuum lines 1 by 1 until all where complete. Took vehicle to smog station passed with flying colors. A few days ago client call...
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2006 Kia Optima LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGE12386
This was an interesting one. It turns out the fix was to replace the Oil Control Valve. Kia had plenty in stock and is updated. Trouble codes: P0011 (a camshaft position-timing over-advanced or system performance bank 1).
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2007 Lexus RX350 3.5L Water Pump VIN: 2T2HK31U57
Thanks to all responders. Engine R&R not necessary. Remove frt.eng. mount, detatch lowers & raise engine via floor jack with wood block under oil pan. Our guy removed the water inlet pipe assy., which is mounted above the water pump. Don't know that is absolut...
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2001 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L drive VIN: 6MMAP67P11
Guys I appreciate all the responses to this one, but it appears Im the slow one this time. I was checking and replacing the wrong relay. While I was trying to figure out how to get the ecm out I found the right relay. Replaced the right relay and fixed the pro...
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L no shift VIN: 4S3BE68691
Replaced the TCM and all is well. I appreciate all of the help.
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