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1996 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.7L Stall VIN: 1G1BL52P9T
Need help, This thing stalls 2-5 times every morning when engine is cold. Car will start fine all day long after its driven. Coolant temp on scanner is correct, unplug sensor and it drops to -40. ECT and Intake air temp read the same on scanner before star...
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCSKREAXA
Vehicle came in with check engine light on, abs and stability and tpms lights all lit.We checked engine and found inop injector on #6.Replaced injector and now only misses at an idle.Checked all listed above.Swapped coil and wire,no change.No codes for vvt... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), C5617
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA16N33
Hello everyone , I have a 2003 dodge ram 1500 with a 4.7 liter it has a p0344 code that comes up right away ,this is coming to me from another repair shop The truck was purchased from the auction the customer has already installed a new cam and crank sen... Trouble codes: P0344 (Camshaft position sensor correlation)
2011 Ford F-450 Super Duty XLT 6.7L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FT8W4DT3B
Need help from a ford genius. Truck came in as a hi miler that was setting some cylinder contribution codes only. Customer loves truck and wanted new injectors. We installed 8 reman injectors. Immediately on first test drive sets code p1292 and is stalling... Trouble codes: P1292 (Short to b or short to ground bank 2 injectors)
2012 Ford F-150 XL 3.5L Ip Cluster VIN: 1FTFX1ET4C
Swapped to a good used one. MILEAGE WILL BE THE MILEAGE FROM THE REPLACEMENT UNIT. BUY ONE CLOSE TO OE MILEAGE. It started and ran fine. It ran fine also with no cluster! I used my scanner to enable the unit, but it worked before enabling also. i thought t...
2013 Ford Escape SE 1.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FMCU0GX8D
I have replaced A/C low tube off compressor 3 times in the last 1.5 months. Always breaks off where tube attaches to fitting where bolts on to compressor. Ford says they have no problems. I have read the TSB on coolant tubes running to close and have secur...
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6L Undercarriage VIN: 1C4RJFCG1C
Hey guys, I have this '12 Grand Cherokee, customer brought it in thinking trans was slipping. I drove it and what I'm experiencing is a clunking from the rear of the vehicle on hard accell from a stop, forward or reverse, feels like the rear diff is shifti...
2006 Mazda 6 Mazdaspeed 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1GG12L16
car has a hesitation at about 5000 rpm under load in second and third gear mainly , it feels like its reaching fuel cut off for a moment than kicks back in and pulls threw it. I have checked waste gate actuator by clamping off lower hose and applying low p... Trouble codes: P0234 (over boost condition)
2009 Nissan Maxima S 3.5L power steering VIN: 1N4AA51E39
Replaced high pressure hose about 30 days ago. Vehicle was out of fluid and pump whining. Customer had been adding fluid for awhile. Once repair was done there was no power steering, however as I revved engine the power assist would kick in. Drove vehicle ...
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Compressor VIN: 4T1BF32K92
Compressor comes on when first starting charge. Seems fine low side 40 high side 150 then compressor shuts off. I can turn compressor back on with my scan tool and get it charged. The ac switch isn’t flashing after new clutch relay. I’m looking at pressure...
2006 Toyota Prius 1.5L Hard to Fill tank VIN: JTDKB20U86
Customer has driven 1500 miles since last repair but still has hard to fill concern. Based upon diagrams from Jonathan Riggle's post it appears the only way for air to get out of tank is through the Trap/Pump/Vent module. When that tank was up and we tried...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L Brake Pedal VIN: 2GCEK13T05
As said in the update, the master cylinder leaked into the booster and that seems to be the problem. A new booster and master makes everything ok again. The brake pedal is a little lower than I like but we have great brakes in all situations tested. I will try...
2017 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4L Multiple sys VIN: 3G1BE6SM7H
Keep this one in the back of your mind in case you ever do an engine swap on a newer GM product. The problem turned out to be the crank sensor. Apparently the used engine I received for this vehicle came out of a 2016 with a manual trans. My vehicle was a 2017...
1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Misfire, Misfire VIN: 2C3HC56F3V
Thanks, for the help!! Since, we checked 02's, temp sensor, grounds, vacuum leaks, computer, leak tested and timing marks... a light bulb went on when [...] Hong suggested the cam sprocket to cam relationship is not fixed, sure enough sprocket was off a bit on e... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0300-), P0300 (p0300-), P0300 (p0300-), P0300 (p0300-).
2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Alternator VIN: JHLRD78804
Sorry for the delay getting back to you all. A new Denso alternator corrected the problem... Thank you for all of the responses.
2012 Honda Fit Sport 1.5L Compressor VIN: JHMGE8G59C
Thanks for all the good input, wiring, fuse and ground circuits all good.The cause was poor remanufacturing, the one of the shims for the ac clutch had a burr on it causing a slightly uneven gap, I removed it and replaced it with a good shim and ac is working ...
2011 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L Suction Fan VIN: WDDNG7BB1B
Well it's done and gone. First "new" fan was MB and defective , Second was aftermarket due to MB was out of stock, last one was MB and works perfectly. Thanks to everyone who replied and remember NEW sometimes means " Never Ever Worked "
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L Readiness VIN: YV1LS5587W
As a result of your responses, I took it for a state emissions test and it passed (even with 6 incomplete monitors)! That was all I wanted. Thank you for handing me these gold nuggets of information! I'm surprised I have never run into this before.
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