I must have missed a meeting Somehow I became the Ford 6.0L Diesel guy in the shop. I think it was our second year in business when Chris and I were as eager as can be and as relentless as ever to NEVER EVER get stumped with a problem we couldn’t figure out. That was…

Working on a 5.7L V8 in a 2005 Chrysler 300C. Its a pretty cool gangster-Bently looking ride but this Hemi is a bit sick. Customer complaint involved an overheated condition, poor running, and a hard time starting. Judging by the way it ran when I pulled it in, this baby has a dead hole Out…

Lets apply a metaphor to your car that I seldom use. Your body. After all, most of us have either named one of our cars or at least had a car in the family that had been named at some point. Ginger, Bessie, Gertrude… handsome gal of an old rig… Water’s use in your car…

The role of engine oil has come along way with the modernization of engine technologies. Caring for your engine used to mean that you kept enough oil in the engine, topping off now and again for the small allowance that would get burned past the rings. You would change it once in a while to…

This car is a good illustration of one of the many ways that timing belts fail. As you can see, visual inspection wouldn’t have tipped anyone off that failure was coming!

Hello boys and girls, welcome to pattern-failure corner. This round it’s time to cover one of the most popular roof-racked, top-heavy rolling toasters prevalent in the used car market. You guessed it, I’m talking about the Nissan Xterra of vintage 2001-2004. These babies exploded onto the market back in their day most commonly equipped with…

By far one of the most common transmissions in domestic GM trucks and SUVs the 4L60e is not without its own select set of common failures, design weaknesses, and aftermarket solutions. On this 2001 1500 Silverado, one of the planetary assemblies decided to come apart at the center splined hub. Also, we often see reaction…

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