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2001 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L transmission? VIN: 1G1YY22G81
kind of a strange "grinding"? sound when starting off in first gear only. Transmission shifts and drives ok. Cannot duplicate noise in reverse. Noise is only there when starting off in first gear. It is not there all the time and seems to be there more fre...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L occaisionall perform VIN: 1GCHK29154
This truck came to me from another shop. they do Dodge vehicles, and do a lot of "deletions" and "tuner" software installations...I do alot of programming for shops in the area, and have helped them in the past. This is a GM truck and they are not really v...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 4.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU18N93
First off, thanks for any help you can give. This vehicle is confusing us all. When you start the vehicle cold it does not misfire and wont misfire if let alone for 15 min. but when the vehicle is put in gear, either drive or reverse, and then slightly loa... Trouble codes: P0300 (testing and results)
2016 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.6L Randomly dies VIN: 2C4RDGBG3G
This is a fleet van. The driver states that engine will die at random times while driving at various speeds. He can pull over and restart. Will drive a little and it will die again. It may do this 2 or three times then start driving ok.it will do this once...
2017 Ford Transit-350 3.7L No Start VIN: 1FBZX2YM8J
One for you FOMOCO dealer guys. I was called in to program the BCM in this 2018 Ford Transit 350 with my IDS. Followed procedure in Mitchell for BCM programming. Programming went fine. As built pulled from Ford Motorcraft website. As each file is loaded yo...
2003 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Harmonic VIN: SHSRD78403
We are trying to remove harmonic on this engine. We have special holding tool. We have tried breaker bars and have hammered on it with 1/2 inch ingersol. This baby doesn't want to come loose. Don't want to heat due to possibly harming crank. We are getting...
2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Fuel trims VIN: JHMRB18504
I have inherited this job. As mentioned a "good" used engine was fitted 3 months ago due to a stretched chain. last week it came in for a misfire and the mechanics replaced the coils and plugs with those from the old engine. They also replaced the rear o2 ...
2016 Kia Sorento EX 3.3L Airbag Coding VIN: 5XYPKDA51G
We replaced this 2016 Kia Sorrento ACU (Airbag control unit) with a new factory Kia module. I've been trying everything I know to get the ACU coding variant code so this car can go back to the customer. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I went to K...
2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: ZHWGU5AU1D
This vehicle came in after it had been driven into a ditch and the client claims it ran fine before hand. A repair was made to the oil pan by another shop. The oil pressure gauge in the vehicle intermittently drops to zero and the oil pressure warning co... Trouble codes: P0088 (Fuel Rail Pressure- Too high), P119B
2014 Lincoln MKT 3.7L Air Condition VIN: 2LMHJ5NK6E
Hello Techs, This is a cab and the ac was not working and the compressor was not engaging so the cab company mechanics replaced the compressor and it still was not engaging so they sent me the vehicle. The cooling fans are not engaging when the ac is comma...
2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF2SJAHC9F
Thanks for looking at my issue today. I have been trying to figure this car out for days now. Nothing makes sense. Freeze frame data shows that the code sets at 70 mph +/- 3 mph every time and does not seem to set any lower. It says it has a lean condition... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank 1), C1424 (Ecm)

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1995 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2GCEC19K1S
Thank you, for the help and ideas but a new unit was the fix. After hour plus holding in the phone with Fitech support notice that battery voltage was reading from 13.5 to 22 volts. Added new ground but it did not help. Fitech ECU is back order. Getting a new ...
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L brake switch VIN: 3GCPKSE76D
The brake pedal bracket had a small crack in it. GM no longer sells the bracket so it had to be welded. Now it works fine.
2014 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S 4.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WP1AC2A28E
Thank you for all your help, we installed a Genuine Porsche water pump and the car no longer runs hot at idle.
2009 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S4BP60C09
I'm on it this morning. I think what I observed as a loss of communication when the engine dropped out put my mind on a wrong path. I still can't explain that. I found power to the coil and trigger ok. The challenge is that it only happens when it heats up. Bu... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat inefficiency).
2005 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7L Electronic VIN: JTEBT14R15
cust. said fix as cheep as we could, we drilled hole in case beside low side tube put new sensor on tube with old style rubber tape, works like new took about 1 1/2 hours cust. happy were happy thanks for all the help
2010 Volkswagen Passat Komfort 2.0L Sun roof VIN: WVWXM7AN1A
What I ended up doing was pulling out the motor and restoring it to the closed position by turning the rotary switch full open and full closed with motor plugged in but not installed, the motor turned to the closed position and I could verify by the motor whi...
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