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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L backfire VIN: 1B7HC13Z31
I have a random backfire. It does it when it is hot or cold and when you snap the throttle. It does not do it every time you snap the throttle. It is coming through the intake and it is just a single backfire. It is a new engine and the old engine I had in...
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L smoke VIN: 1FMNU42F91
This is not the original miles about 150/160k on this engine, cut out while driving , did call me early that day saying it was smoking more than it did ,(I never knew it did) owner checks the oil nothing on the stick puts 2 gallons in still would not start...
2009 Ford Focus SES 2.0L Gear Selector VIN: 1FAHP36N59
Hello guys have a focus here that acts like a broken gear shift cable but the cable is intact...seems the selector thats mounted to the transmission is not functioning properly or is broken internally. Hove not got the go ahead to remove and inspect the se...
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L no start then starts VIN: 2GTEK19TXY
Hi, this is my personal truck and i'm a little confused on this, this is happening randomly, what it does is if i crank it it won't star i can hold the key in the start position until the battery dies and will not start but if i let go and crank it again i...
2005 GMC Envoy XL Denali 5.3L differential case VIN: 1GKET66M55
We want to pull the front differential to clean and reseal. I have pulled them out the top on the 4.2 6 cylinder models. This one being a 5.3 looks more scary. Checked archives and it is not clear if it can be done out the top or not. Seems they might b...
2004 Lincoln Town Car Ultimate 4.6L EGR & conv. monitors VIN: 1LNHM83W94
We have emission testing in our county. After EGR repair and cleaning, this car was driven to Pittsburgh from Akron and back again. check engine lamp never came on, no codes, it will pass 6 of the 8 monitors without fail, but will not run the EGR and the C...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG 3.2L fuel pump fuse VIN: WDD2040772
this is a 2008 w204 c63 amg problem thefuel pump system fuse in boot next to battery getting hot and melts the plastic around the fuse and the fuse holder,does not blow the fuse element,will reach the stage where the fuse is removed and cleaned tho start e...
2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AD0CWXA
Vehicle starts and then stalls.Sometimes it wont stall out and it will surge and about stall repeatedly.Customer stated this started driving down the road.I have studied data and unplugged everything possible with no effect at all.The only code we get seem... Trouble codes: P1564
2006 Saturn Vue 3.5L Starting VIN: 5GZCZ634X6
I've been driving this myself for a few months and it's been trouble free. The other day I drove to my storage lot and shut it off to open the gate. When I tried to restart it, it cranks normally but won't start. A key bit of information is when this happe...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1988 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Spindle VIN: 2GCDC14KXJ
Thanks to all of you for all the great tips. We have located a used set from a responder to our help request. Thank you. We did use a angle grinder with a 60 grit flap disk to reshape the spindle - kind of - the best we could. We re installed a new outer beari...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Truck Bed VIN: 1GCHK23U34
thank you all for the info,.. I will find an older bed for this at some point and when I get a newer truck in I will measure the bolt points and compare to the older style and update the post to see if it is physically possible to bolt on a much later model ye...
2013 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.5L Electronic VIN: 1G11B5SA0D
Replace complete heater case and that fixed the problem broken door inside the heater case
2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2C4RDGDG7D
When reassembling the rear valve cover I switched the cam sensors front to back to see if the problem would follow. I also replaced the rear (or right side) upstream oxygen sensor and cleared the codes. Test drove several times and vehicle ran perfect. Gave it... Trouble codes: P0300.
2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1ZVHT82H55
Turns out it was a 16 year old kids car and he was doing a lot of left handed donuts. All the fuel kept splashing to the right side of the tank. The fuel was being transferred to the left side of the tank just like it was intended to.
2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.2L Power Window VIN: 1FT7W2B65G
Thanks to all who responded! I took the advice and watched the command and it was not present. We pulled the accordian back on the passenger door and found three wires broken. Two at one end and one at the other. I also found that if the left rear power wi...
2006 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SHSRD77806
It was the canister. Had ordered just before posting help request but it was 3-5 days out on order. Installed today and the functions test data clearly showed a drastic change in the FTP voltage after purge and vent released. It must have been right on the t... Trouble codes: P2422 (Evap canister stuck closed).
2006 Jeep Commander 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8HG48K26
Sorry for wasting everyone's time. I should have just went with my gut instead of second guessing myself. Mopar O2 sensor took care of it. Trouble codes: P0153.
2014 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited 3.6L Eye Sight Inop VIN: 4S3BMJN62E
Thank you all who replied. Especially Hollis from Colorado who explained the Subaru logic (or the lack of it). Flashing brake warning sent me in the wrong direction. It seems no matter what goes wrong - everything lights up. We were able to simulate the misfir...
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