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2005 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Engine VIN: 2HNYD18695
After Car came back from transmission shop owner noticed leaking coolant near radiator, so transmission shop replaced radiator. 3 days later the car started to overheat and blow white smoke out tail pipe indicating a blown head gasket. No sure if related to R...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG5640X
hello, we have been chasing a no start condition in this 99 accord for 6 months. the customer will tow the car here we get in it and it always starts. 6 months ago we did get it in a no start and replaced the distributor for no spark. Has had a main relay and ...
2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM21993
Client replaced spark plugs with new OE plugs, still misfires, test drove fully warmed up, engine misfires at 2000-3000 rpm, at very light load, does not misfire any higher or at idle or heavier loads, all scan data readings look normal while misfiring, plugs ... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire Cyl 1), P0302 (Misfire Cyl 2), P0303 (Misfire Cyl 3), P0304 (Misfire Cyl 4)
2007 Hyundai Entourage SE 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDMC23367
Hyundai and Kia guys, looking for a little help. I have an Entourage that has an intermittent Check engine light for Cylinder #3 misfire, no other codes. Have replace coil and plug, and bank 1 upstream sensor, per tsb. Vehicle never misfires here. This morning... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire)
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JT8BF28G5W
Car came in with only cel complaint middle of the afternoon p0171. Vac. Line coming off intake snorkle cracked and broken. Replaced with new hose released car same day. Cel back on 3 days later same po171. Car dropped off no gas... Jumped into car first thing ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1)
2004 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Unknown VIN: 5N1MD28Y94
We have this vehicle with very intermittent codes and problems. First is a P0328 which I know is a Knock Sensor out of whack. Have given customer estimate for Knock sensor replacement. 2nd code is P0500 which currently is kind of elusive. Customer complaint i...
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD29664
I'm trying to help a good friend out. His car runs extremely rough. CEL blinks under load, misfires consistently. Pulled codes and found misfires in all cylinders. I don't want him to spend a bunch of money throwing parts at this car so we did some testing. We... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Suspension VIN: JT3HT05J6Y
Got this Toyota that a customer bought recently and vehicle has 157,000 miles on it. He says at highway speeds the vehicles rear end will wounder left and right. almost like the rear end is walking back and fourth. Test drove and it does around 65 or 70. does ...
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L brake booster VIN: JTDAT1238Y
This car came to us with the complaint of a intermittent hard brake pedal and a rough idle at the same time. After many test drives it acted up. Since I was off the day it came in, another tech at my shop diagnosed it as a faulty IAC motor. I was skeptical, bu...
2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0L climate control VIN: JTEZU17RX4
HELP Hi , thanks for your time . After replacing the ac evaporator we noticed first the coolant temperature gauge does not work all the time . It moves from reading correct to all the way cold after moving the truck only a few feet , there seems to be no rime ...

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2005 Acura TL 3.2L Mechanical VIN: 19UUA66275
I thought I closed this after the 3rd post. I was looking to see what was common. If these usually bend valves. The other shop installed a belt and returned it when it wouldn't start. I got it with no timing covers no belt at all. I'm assuming it was bent valv...
2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCS11738
thanks for every one at iatn for the help on this one turned out to be key way on counter plates on back of cam that cam sensors use timing marks were correct but plates would shift when engine started special thanks to luis [...] for extra help on this Trouble codes: P0341 (Cam crank phase).
2005 Hyundai Tiburon GS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHHM65D65
There are 5 links between the colored links on the chain, so you should have a total of 12 chain pins between the marks on the gears. Our links were not colored anymore, so we were going by all the conflicting info that is out there. Suggestions included check... Trouble codes: P0016 (cam/crank sensor correlation).
2005 Kia Amanti 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: KNALD12415
Thank you greatly for your help. Since the intake had to come off when performing a compression test, and since the customer was not aware of ever having had their injectors cleaned, we decided to start with a fuel injection cleaning. We are happy to report th... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0303 (MIsfire cylinder 3), P0305 (Misfire cylinder 5).
2007 Kia Optima LX 2.4L engine VIN: KNAGE123X7
Thanks everyone for the help. As suspected it comes out the bottom after the cradle is removed. Not the most intelligent engineering but it's out. Thanks again!
2007 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8L Misfire VIN: 1NAX567890
this veh is fix #3 injector leaking down & making that cylinder a little rich momentarily.we replace injector and drive it for 2 week all good thank you very much for the infor
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