Posts by Mark Lemay

Fixing a Hobbled HVAC System

In this case, understanding how the system operates was key to solving the issue. A 2018 Toyota Sienna minivan was brought to us with the customer…

Unusual Volkswagen No Start

Delving deeper revealed problems beyond the usual fuel and spark issues. Volkswagen Beetle Photo Volkswagen of America This time around, our subject vehicle was a 2016…

Hybrid Mystery Misfire

A Honda Civic gasoline/electric model was running rough with unusually high compression. This car presented an unusual challenge for us. The 1.3-litre, 4-cylinder engine in this…

Troubleshooting: A Surging Kia

Sustained forward motion proved a problem on this Optima Hybrid. It seems like everybody is wondering when the opportune time is to get into Hybrid and…

Diagnostics: Freaky No Start

What should have been an easy diagnosis turned out to have a very unusual problem. This time out, the vehicle in question is a 2007 Buick…
2009 chevrolet silverado

Troubleshooting: No Start Silverado

Follow us as we diagnose this unusual crank, no start complaint on a 2009 full-size Chevy pickup with a 6.0L engine. When we arrived to look…
2018 Jeep Wrangler rubicon green road driving

Rough Running Wrangler by Mark Lemay

Uneven compression leads to valve train fix. We received a call to look at a 2018 Jeep Wrangler with a 3.6L engine. We observed that the…

Ram Intermittent Stall by Mark Lemay

A mysterious problem is traced to a botched alarm system installation. This vehicle proved to be a very interesting case for us. We were called upon…

A Different Approach by Mark Lemay

Diagnosing and servicing EVs requires new protocols. For the purposes of this article, the term EV refers to both battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and Hybrids as…

Hot Escape by Mark Lemay

A Ford SUV has problems blowing cold air. Recently, we came upon a very interesting case. There was a 2017 Ford Escape with a customer complaint…

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