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2013 Chevrolet Cruze Eco 1.4L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy
I have had this code for over 100,000 miles and nothing I do makes it stay gone. It will go away for a short time but usually returns within 50 miles. The car has a surge on acceleration (Especially when cold). I can feel it and hear it in the turbo. The... Trouble codes: 0420 (Catalyst system low efficiency)
2004 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2D4GP44L44
This van came in with codes P0300 and P0302, idles perfect only misfires when you accelerate wide open. when it misfires it counts up on cylinder 2 and 6 together like its a dead misfire. the van drives great until wide open then its hardly drive-able. we ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302
2010 Dodge Journey SXT 3.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D4PG5FV9A
This one came in with the check engine light on and an occasional stall. Checked the EGR and the sensor is getting bad so we know we need an EGR valve but that is not the stalling problem. After checking the cam sensor we replaced the cam sensor and the ti... Trouble codes: P0340, P0344 (Cam sensor intermittent B1S1), P0406 (EGR voltage high)
2015 Dodge Journey SXT 2.4L No Start VIN: 3C4PDCBBXF
15 Journey Drove into shop despite rod hanging out side of block. Used engine was installed. Now crank but no start. Has injector pulse. No spark. Installed cam and crank sensors from old engine. scoped crank sensor at pcm and signal looks good. found tsb ...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Front Wheel Brg. VIN: 1FTPW12524
This truck is 2wd, never off road. It keeps going through front wheel bearings. I am at a loss as to why. The right front got a new rotor/hub and new bearing last time on 10/30/20 at 129960 miles. It now has 133882 miles, obviously not driven much. My tech...
2009 Ford F-350 Super Duty FX4 6.4L none VIN: 1FTWW31R99
repair info request that the k.a.m. be reset after egr replacement. I attempted this with my otc encore tool however i am getting this error upon attempting to reset."request our of range" Otc has no idea why this is displayed and or a solution. What is ca...
2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFX1EF3D
Customer experienced a couple of hard jolts and instrument cluster malfunction while driving the truck. He had to pull over and cycle the ignition to get home. The truck was towed in, started up and ran fine in shop. A complete vehicle scan reveiled multip... Trouble codes: U4010, U4018, U4018, U4016, U4016, P0720 (Output shaft speed sensor not current)
2006 Kia Rio5 SX 1.6L no start VIN: KNADE16306
Hello all. I am an auto shop teacher in high school here in Ontario. I do not see the volume of work that you guys do by a long stretch so I by no means consider myself up to date! A teacher here has the above vehicle. drove to school came out at the end o...
2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5L a/c clutch magnet VIN: 1N4AL21E67
replaced original a/c clutch set with genuine nissan parts. road tested three times, returned car to customer. came back several hours later, said it quit blowing cold after her 4th stop. she had been running errands (parked and restarted) brought back in ...
2013 Ram 1500 Tradesman 4.7L No Key on Power VIN: 1C6RR7KPXD
Customer reported Radio and dash lights, stereo and windows quit working. Couldn’t restart later. We found nothing works that operates off of the key. Everything that doesn’t require Key on works. Tested Keyless Ignition Mode (KIN) connector at White/L...
2014 Toyota Sequoia SR5 5.7L RR speed sensor VIN: 5TDZY5G19E
This Toyota has a code for C1332 for open right rear speed sensor. Scanned shows zero MPH during test drive. We swapped rear sensors and the code did not change. Ohm tested wiring from sensor to ABS module, no problems found. Replaced module with used unit...

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2005 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD18905
thanks everyone i get a next ues ecm an replace it code never came back thank u guys again
2011 Ford Edge Limited 3.5L wheels /axles VIN: 2FMDK3KC0B
Customer could not bring car back for a while, so I will close this & repost later when it returns. I feel like it will be the ball joints, but cannot confirm. Thanks for all the help!
2015 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L Surge VIN: 1FDUF4GY5F
Thanks for all your ideas. We replaced the rear 02 sensor and it now runs great. Evidently it is using the rear o2 sensor for some degree of fuel control. I guess we learn something new every day. Trouble codes: P0420, P219A, P219B.
1979 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Surge VIN: 1592012136
Thanks for all the help on this one. Like many had said and I suspected it is the air flow meter. I disassembled it and can see where the wiper has worn into the resistor. I verified resistance jumps when it hits these spots. I drilled the holes bigger and...
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