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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L Start up VIN: 3D7KU26C93
Extended long crank times before start up (FYI Current ambient temps down here are running 50 to 70 degrees). IAT and ECT sensors are reading correctly. However, start up can be quickly achieved with just a slight hit of starter fluid. Engine then starts a...
2011 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3CL5CT7B
Car came in limp mode and running really rough. Pulled codes and found issues with cylinders 4 and 7. cleared codes and came right back with the codes. I did a battery cable ground out to drain the capacitors and it would run ok again. drove again and kept... Trouble codes: P1414 (Cylinder 4 reactivation performance), P1417 (Cylinder 7 reactivation performance), P0300 (Random misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire)
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L heavy pcv vacuum VIN: 1FMYU04192
Hello all, I have an escape here that has an issue I've never seen before. came in running rough and I notices a pressure difference hen i took the oil cap off. i puled the pcv hoses out of the intake tubing and it was a heavy vacuum. forgive me if I'm wro...
2014 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTFW1EFXE
New customer to us. Original complaint was very hard to start and poor mileage. Dealer replaced whole lotta parts- some under warranty, some customer pay. He never got resolution to either hard start,or poor mileage. What I noticed was flex fuel learned wa... Trouble codes: P1127 (Exhaust Temp Out of Range), P1639 (Vehicle ID Corrupted/not programmed)
2014 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 3GTU2VEC7E
Anyone had one of these 1500 gm pick- ups w/the 5.3 motor come in with coolant in trans fluid? 100K miles. I have a one that started to shift bad & get the railroad track shutter T/C feel sympton No codes. Fluid milky but not as bad as we have seen.
2014 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GKALTEK4E
vehicle will intermittently stall in reverse and drive once engine is at operating temperature. both solenoids intake and exhaust. using lap scope i have an good square waveform from both.oil has been changed. if watching the pids when this occurs. cmp des... Trouble codes: P0011
2009 Nissan Quest 3.5L No Start VIN: 5N1BV28U09
Intermittent crank, no start, no compression, backfire. This is a new one on me. Never heard of an intermittent no compression. Initially was very intermittent. At 1st thought was bad starter not engaging flywheel. To my horror the engine was spinning. Veh...
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WR12102
This supercharged Pontiac has a lean code that we cant trace down. The fuel trim (Long Term) remains around 16% at idle or driving while the Short Trim stays around 0. Smoke-tested the engine with no positive results. Replaced the internal PCV valve and o-... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Fuel Bank 1 There is no Bank 2 O2 Sensor only Bank 1)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2011 BMW 328i xDrive 3.0L Hesitation VIN: WBAPK7C5XB
Thanks for all the suggestions, A special thank you to Michael [...] as it did turn out to be the converter.
2013 BMW X5 xDrive35i 3.0L Valvetronic Motor VIN: 5UXZV4C56D
Thank you to all that replied. We sent the car to our local BMW dealership who we have always been on good terms with. They handle programming that we don't want to get involved with (even with an Autologic tool) and warranty issues. Turns out they inspected t...
2014 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0L Suspension VIN: 5UXWX9C57E
the problem corrected itself , i told the customer to drive it for couple days and will see what happened , customer called me 2 days later and said the warning light is no longer on
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1AK15F87
We found out on this one that you cannot always trust new parts. I had a good friend that is a tech at another shop stop and look at this one, he double checked all timing marks were correct just as I thought they were. He recommended another new timing chain ... Trouble codes: P0016 (Crank/cam correlation).
2012 Kia Optima SX 2.0L Starting VIN: 5XXGR4A67C
We shipped it to KIA. THe starter did not engage, I turned the engine crank pulley. The 3 main big wires to interior fuse block had power, so don't know if the smart key module was bad? THanks for the help.
2014 Kia Sorento LX 2.4L door locks VIN: 5XYKTCA65E
My customer decided that due to the fact that she has not had the vehicle very long,she is going to try to get kia to help her out with this.i explained to her how involved it is to r&r the sjb.she does not think that she should bear the full cost.
2015 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7L Hydraulic Brakes VIN: 5TFDW5F1XF
It was the Master cylinder. I finally Found it with master cylinder bench bleed procedure: When I did it there was little to no fluid flow as helper pressed pedal when he released pedal with my fingers over ports strong vacuum was created did not weaken even ...
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