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2007 Honda Civic LX 1.8L Compression VIN: 1HGFA16547
Hello iATN. Here we have this '07 Civic LX. Customer towed the car in to us and told us that earlier in the week it turned over but did not start. He left it in the driveway for a day and came back, and it started and ran. He did not say if it ran poorly or we...
2008 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5L Tpms VIN: 5FNRL38738
This mini van came to our shop after some body repair with the TPM light illuminated. One TPM sensor was not communicating. We purchased a new OEM sensor and shipped it to our favorite tire store to have it replaced and initialized. It was returned and was sti...
2008 Kia Sorento EX 3.8L timing chain VIN: KNDJC73628
Checking to see if someone has had some experience on this Kia engine. Customer has purchased this vehicle recently. Engine has timing chain rattle on passenger side. Checked oil pressure and has 90 psi cold and 35 psi hot at idle. Removed valve covers and fou...
2006 Mazda 6 Mazdaspeed 2.3L No Start
Came in running poorly at idle and long crank times intermittently. Checked for codes and none found. Checked TSBs and found a carbon problem for these. Disconnected the tank line behind engine (one blue and one red)hooked up motorvac to engine before high pre...
2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AZ18W39
This car was just purchased by customer came in with engine light on and both of these codes p0011 and p0021 for valve timing performance. No drivability issues or engine noise just mil on. Cleared code and light came back next day. Replaced b1 valve timing so... Trouble codes: P0011 (Intake valve timing control perform b1), P0021 (Intake valve timing control perform b2)
1999 Subaru Legacy Brighton 2.2L Misfire VIN: 4S3BK4254X
Customer brought the vehicle in with a used engine partially installed, I finished it up. Had a cam sensor code when it started, found the sensor physically broken, then replaced. The cam sensor code(p0340) continues to come back immediately. Cylinders #2 and ... Trouble codes: P0340
2000 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S3BE6358Y
hi guys got this car in with a intermittent surge while driving and a hard start after putting fuel in checked fuel pressure ok at 35 stayed the same while surging replaced o2 sensor no more surge but it still hard starts when you put fuel in customer has to p...
2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L Engine VIN: 4S4BP61C78
This subaru has a abnormal amount of noise at idle. It is a loud tick. At first I thought it was coming from the drivers side valve cover. I adjusted to valves and the noise did not change. I am aware of the piston slap issues on these things. That was my next...
2007 Suzuki XL-7 3.6L Engine VIN: 2S3DA21797
This suzuki has a bad engine do to low oil.i would like to know if a 2008 chevy malibu with the 3.6l. V6 ly7 would work in this suv.

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2002 Acura TL 3.2L Misfire VIN: 19UUA566X2
Thanks to all that took time to help. Custermer had to have car was very pleased with the inprovement made to car but still have that slight misfire at idle . I did check and clean egr passage at the plate and the holes at the egr valve. same thing. The plugs ... Trouble codes: P1399, P0304.
2004 Acura TSX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4CL96884
FIXED: #2 was stuck in VTEC mode all the time due to stuck VTEC ativation PIN/Valve in #2 Exhaust Rocker Assembly when checking valve clearance i noticed that all 3 rockers on #2 exhaust were moving together and were stuck in VTEC mode all the time due to negl... Trouble codes: P0302.
2005 Nissan Frontier Nismo Off-Road 4.0L alternator
well i will never ever ever use an aftermarket alternator again not even on a pinto! as it was the problem. Installed Nissan reman alternator and have had no problems since. Thanks for the help!
2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4.0L Engine VIN: JTEBU4BF3B
Decided to refer this repair to another shop that is better suited for heavy mechanical repairs. Thanks to all who replied.
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