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2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5L Brakes VIN: 1FTEW1EG8G
Basic basic somewhat humiliating post. New brakes, low km truck. Came back with brake pulse, measured runout .0025 on right rear. Swapped warranty rotor, returned a month later with same brake pulse. Measured runout again, same wheel .0025, warranty swap c...
2013 Kia Soul 1.6L Crankshaft VIN: KNDJT2A51D
Harmonic balancer came loose and wore the alignment pin on the front of the crankshaft down flush with the crank. It looks like it can be drilled out and replaced, but looking for someone who has run into this problem, and how did they fix it. Obviously co...

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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B6HB11YXY
I am going to call this one fixed even though we now have a possible alternator field circuit issue. The old PCM was definitely dead. The issue was intermittent until it got here; then the owner started it up on arrival (started hard, would not idle, and ran...
2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 3.4L Front Brake Pads VIN: 1G2NF52E64
Many of you fellow mechanics said to change the front brake hoses, and you were right! I can't explain why opening the bleeder screws didn't relax the grip on the rotor, but changing both hoses completely cured the problem. The day I posted the request for h...
2007 Suzuki XL-7 3.6L Timing Chains VIN: 2S3DA21707
I reinstalled the timing chains again, and my installation was correct. After the installation the engine was running bad again. I presume there was a residue in a phaser. After an oil flush and a test drive, the missing bank came back and the engine began to ...
2012 Volkswagen Eos Komfort 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWBW7AH4C
I will close this request for now because we are waiting for the owner to decide how far she wants us to go. Could be an "over the winter" project since she only drives it in "convertible weather". Thanks to all for the helpful replies. If she decides to let... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/Multiple misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire), P130A.
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS61R42
I did not get the opportunity to prove this one out as my customer, who often times enjoys doing what he can on his own vehicles, figured he would try to change the plugs himself soon. I do not want to badger him, but I will find out how this is going when I s... Trouble codes: 3340 (Ign coil 5), 3330 (Ign coil 4), 3320 (Ign coil 3), 3310 (Ign coil 2), 3300 (Ign coil 1), 3200 (Ign coil faulty signal).
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