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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC13J17
Sent to local dealer, replaced throttle body and TPS. Malfunction occurred about an hour after above repairs. Dealer explained that this was an ongoing concern with the 2007 model, and they simply have no idea what causes it. Just told the customer that some d... Trouble codes: P2138 (TPS D and E correlation), C0242 (PCM indicated Traction Control System malfunction), C0561 (invalid serial data)
2001 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B7HL2AX61
This truck came in with a randem miss and backfire. I drove and could not duplicate. I had tuned this truck up 20000 miles ago so the first thing i did was checked the plug wires. They were arcing at the cap. Changed wires and was fine for a week. Then same th... Trouble codes: P0455, P0300, P0303, P0301, P0305
2003 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4HS38N73
Need Help Locating the Fuel Vapor Leak Detection Pump...My AllData Manuel says it is located in the engine compartment near the Canister Purge Solenoid, but It is not. The MIL lamp, with the code P0456 (EVAP leak)has a history of coming on since this vehicle... Trouble codes: P0456 (EVAP Leak)
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4.0L no crank VIN: 2D8HN54X78
no start/no crank dash dark power module replaced about a year ago wiring harness problems?
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP42X8W
This is our shop mechanics car. His complaint is an intermittent high idle. Stored code is P0138. I started out with the P0138 B1S2. This has me kind of stumped. Disconnecting the O2 B1S2, using a test light, I have power on the power ckt. Then, taking the tes... Trouble codes: P0138 (O2 Sensor Circuit High Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 2)
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Mechanical
Hey yall, i have a 2001 ranger in my shop right now with a severely worn thrust bearing. (major knocking when clutch is pressed) i am trying to find an engine for this truck. when i call LkQ they tell me the only motors are that will work is 2001 and 2002. thi...
2004 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Output Speed Sensor
This Focus came into the shop a few weeks ago with no third gear, and no 4th gear. We pulled and rebuilt the trans. Full overhaul, converter, clutches, pistons, band and some valve body work. Installed it and took it for a ride. Not long we realized that the d...
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Converter And Shift Sol C VIN: 1FTSX21577
This is a first time customer for me. His complant was noisey trans and not shifting right. When he drug it in with a chain he stated it had just quit about 2 miles from shop. I thought it was on fire. Come to find out he had put rear brakes on and the calipar...
2005 Nissan Frontier Nismo Off-Road 4.0L alternator
Well this one is kicking my butt even with all my nissan experience. It all started when my friend bought the truck used it had an el cheapo reman alt in it so we decided to replace with a bosch to avoid trouble. 2 days later its on a hook in my driveway with ...
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 4T1BE30K73
Need some info Toyota guys. I got a 03 Toyota Camry 2.4L car was towed in. I checked injector pulse width and it doesn't have any and check spark and its not doing a thing too. I pulled the codes and have a P0513 Incorrect Immobilizer Key. My scan tool doesn't... Trouble codes: P0513 (Incorrect immobilizer key)
2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5L Compressor VIN: 4T1BK36B27
We checked for HVAC codes and retrieved B1421 and B1424. When the A/C switch was pushed the light came on and the compressor clutch engaged, but the high and low side pressures were equal as if the A/C was not turned on. The system had plenty of charge in it, ...

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Mechanical VIN: 1GCHK23133
Thanks for all the help, what I did was put all eight injectors in. I drove truck for 3 days oil has not diluted with fuel,so I am calling it fixed.
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G1AT58H79
Dealer removed head and found a burnt exhaust valve. Customer was happy it was covered by GM warranty. I want to thank everyone for their help on this one. I wasn't thinking of a compression problem. All I could think was that it was a vacuum leak. Another v... Trouble codes: P0300.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWSK69M83
Number 2 lifter stuck and wore a whole in lifter and cam lob is all chewed up! I'm wondering how long you drive a car making bad noise or missing? I'm recommending a motor cause after a head replacement and then this no telling where the metal went! Thanks all... Trouble codes: P2181, P0420, P0130, P0300.
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L Stall VIN: YV1KS9619S
Weird problem, weird solution. But first, let's go over some of the suggestions I received. A couple of folks suggested there might be a power steering problem, causing excessive load and stalling the engine. I didn't really follow up on this one, as it w...
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