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2006 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L Engine VIN: KMHET46C96
Engine has a knocking noise that I assumed was a rod knock but since my experience with internal engine problems is limited, Iím looking for more input before deciding what to do. There is no noise at idle or low engine speeds below 2000 rpm, and I've never re...
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 4A3AJ56G6S
the problem is on acceleration the engine surges. has tps code 14, installed new tps no change even though old tps tested bad. iac steps fall when trying to throttle up and slow to recover idle position. any ideas? as anyone experianced this? Trouble codes: 14 (throttle position sensor)
2006 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Camshaft VIN: JF1SG65616
Car came to us originally with leaking cam seal at right head. Replaced all crank and cam seals and all timing components. Vehicle ran great and had no problems with install. 100 miles and two days later vehicle comes back with dead misfire on cylinder three. ...
2008 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L Shift Actuator VIN: JTDKB20U58
Help! Got a Prius stuck on the alignment rack, refuses to leave. Vehicle belongs to KU, had some kind of collision on the left front, bent the knuckle and strut. They took it back, replaced parts, back again to align. Aligned the vehicle, go to back it out an...
2009 Toyota Matrix S 2.4L No Start VIN: 2T1KE40E39
Car was towed in by customer. Stated that car was shut off and would not start again. Customer has replaced cam and crank sensors and fuel pump, prior to bringing it to me. Engine has no ignition spark and no injector pulse. fuel pressure is good. Scan tool wi...

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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L shifting
Thanks to those who have replied, I have learned a lot fixing this vehicle and I enjoyed doing it. I disassembled my first replacement transmission and removed valve body and found 2 stuck valves, the pressure regulator valve was stuck significantly. I polis...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L crankshaft seal VIN: JT8UF11EXR
I would like to thank everyone for thier replies. Sorry Bill, not going to replace this wife anytime soon. I started tearing this thing down and realized I could run the engine with the accessory drive belt and drive pulley off buy sustituting a small length o...
2009 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L Cam Seal VIN: 4S4BP61C39
Pulled engine to replace head, just was not sure why yet. Found the center of the camshaft was broken. I would suspect this starved the front of the camshaft for oil which is why the cam was worn into the head - approximately .025 inches. This is when the seal...
2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDBT48A05
well after hitting a brick wall finally did some testing on cylinder #4 and found low compression and possible bent/burnt intake valves. the fuel trims were + on bank 1 and - on bank 2. customer destroyed this engine and does not want to repair the engine. tha... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire all other cylinders also).
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