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Dodge Ram Crank/No Start and “No Bus” Message

Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Ram 2500, 4WD, L6-5.9L DSL Turbo, VIN 6, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle

Mileage: 226,562

Problem: The owner’s complaint with his Ram was that it stalled a few times while driving, then it would crank but not start. There was also a "NO BUS" message displayed in the odometer field of the instrument cluster.

Chevy Truck Throws DTCs P0327 and P0332

Vehicle: 2001 Chevy K 1500, 4WD, V8-5.3L, VIN T, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle

Mileage: 225,889

Problem: The owner brought his truck in because the malfunction indicator light (MIL) was on. Engine performance seemed about normal.

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Lincoln MKC Cranks Does Not Start – 17 DTCs Set

Vehicle: 2017 Lincoln MKC, AWD, L4-2.0L Turbo, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle

Mileage: 45,659

Problem: This MKC was towed in with a cranks/does not start concern, and the malfunction indicator light (MIL) was on.

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Tech-Assist Quick Tip

Odd Fix for Prius Hybrid with DTC P3009

Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Prius, L4-1.5L (1NZ-FXE) Hybrid, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle

Mileage: 166,050

Problem: The Prius was brought to the shop with the malfunction indicator light (MIL) on. The owner said that the vehicle’s performance seemed normal.

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