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2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCS19W0Y
have anyone seen this before, i can drive this truck every day back and forth to work and this is a customer truck. all of a sudden no start/wontspin over. it blows the CRANK fuse 10A .WHEN REPLACING THE FUSE IT WILL BLOW AGAIN then everything back to norm...
2006 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L Engine VIN: 2A4GM684X6
The vehicle runs and drives fine but at 3000 RPM and above the engine loses power starts to “chug” and feels like a misfire. No misfire counters are set. The NVLD solenoid cycles on and off exactly with the issue. I unplugged the NVLD as well as clamped al...
2000 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 7.4L Od VIN: 1GDKC34J1Y
Customer concern of truck slipping out of overdrive very randomly. We confirmed the slippage while pulling a grade. Let off gas and trans will go back into overdrive. Pulled the pan and found filter loose in pan. No record of service after replacement so a...
2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Squealing Noise VIN: 5FNRL38438
Customer complaint .. squealing noise from left front when driving, but not all the time. When driving this van, you will here this squealing noise around 40ish MPH.and around 60ish MPH. It will last for a very short time. Sometimes the noise sounds like m...
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK250 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDDPK4HAXC
I installed new cam phasers, timing chain and tensioner. car runs fine but still has that P0016 code that comes back on second drive cycle. looked at cam position PID's and they are both at 9deg and both activate properly. Swapped cam sensors and magnets, ... Trouble codes: P0016 (intake cam and crankshaft corrolation out of spec)
2009 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Tcc VIN: JF2SH61609
Customer complaint. Trans temp light when climbing long hills and int harsh shift. Had another shop flush trans with 6qts fluid. Has code P0741 and found trans fluid to be dark (not red) and overfilled by 1qt. Corrected fluid level and rescheduled to check...
2008 Toyota Tundra 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TFMV52138
Group I hope someone can point me in the right direction. I have serviced this vehicle for the last 80k. Customer does any needed repairs always. Religious about oil changes with the proper fluids. It came in rattling. I found a timing chain tensioner fail... Trouble codes: P0014 (Cam over advanced)

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1975 Chevrolet P30 Step-Van 5.7L Power steering VIN: CPY355V301
First- lot of good leads, and I have filed many names/phone numbers. Just after my posting I happened to bump into the former owner of the NAPA store, and I mentioned the negative response from the new owners. Next thing I know, a driver is at my shop, took ph...
2007 Honda Accord EX 2.4L No Start VIN: 1HGCM56807
We found it. Kept unplugging things until it finally woke up. Ended up being the very rear speed sensor on the trans. Something went wrong in the trans and beat the bottom of the sensor. It was cheaper to put a used trans in than to find out what went wrong in...
2015 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL5H6XF
I think John nailed it. Yes I was using a Snap On scanner. It was failing every time. The code was for the rear but the test failed the ft also. We did all of the oil pressure tests and were well within specs. We replaced both oil pressure sensors just to be s... Trouble codes: P3400 (means that the powertrain control module PCM has detected an abnormality in the cylinder deactivation system for engine bank one.).
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Pressure solenoid and shift solenoids VIN: 1YVFP80C23
Took the vehicle to a dealership and they couldn't figure out what the problem is. They contacted Mazda and Mazda was not able to find cause of the problem. So customer will just pick up the vehicle as-is. Thank you so much for the information that you've shar...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBUF26J65
It seems that this vehicle was suffering from fuel pressure loss through either injectors or injector rail. Gave customer estimate on more diagnostic time and what it would cost if it needed injector rail , injectors or both. Customer decided not to fix. Thank... Trouble codes: P2051 (Rail pressure monitoring via pressure control valveThe rail pressure is too low).
2008 Mercury Mariner Premier 3.0L Pats VIN: 4M2CU97168
Morning all, Yes- we have fixed this car. We got a new set of keys from the dealer and programed them . Car started right up. Thanks again for all your help.
2004 Pontiac Bonneville GXP 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HZ54Y44
Unfortunately was not able to get this one repaired before the customer decided to take it. He is considering having the GM dealership look at it, but hasn't decided yet. Wanted to give everyone a quick summary of the issue and the repairs that have been attem... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel Trim System Lean Bank1), P0174 (Fuel Trim System Lean Bank2), P0300 (Misfires).
2006 Subaru Baja Sport 2.5L carrier bearing play VIN: 4S4BT62C56
I followed every ones advise and put in the axle and left the carrier play alone. No noise and no leak. No problem. I'm sorry I am having a problem responding individually so I just want to give out a blanket thank you. Lot's of informed answers and thanks fo...
2012 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L Surge VIN: WVWEV7AJ4C
Thanks to every one for the help, this one is fixed, I did removed the intake manifold and found intake ports and valves full of carbon, cleaned them with a pick and brake cleaner and now the car runs perfect.
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