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Jim Taddei

Oakland, CA

I have been in the automotive field since 1975 and have accumulated over 25 years of experience with General Motors products achieving the designation as a GM Master Technician. I am also currently certified and an ASE Master Technician, and hold an Advanced California Smog Check License. I have been the lead technician and team leader at a multi-line dealership. After leaving the dealership I spent a couple of years working in an independent shop and now find myself applying my experience for your benefit at RepairPal. My training includes numerous GM classes and college courses which resulted in an AA degree in Automotive Technology.


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You may have a problem with the radio amp on your 1998 Cadillac Seville. The amp is located behind the rear seat back - you may find access from the trunk. Check the audio and audio amp fuses in the rear junction box, under the rear seat.


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Chances are the headlight assembly on your 1999 Lincoln Town Car is cracked or the seal is damaged. A slight amount of moisture is normal and should evaporate quickly once the headlights are turned on and some heat builds up. If there is excess moisture built up then the headlight assembly should be replaced.


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Normally the check gauges light on your 1994 Plymouth Voyager would direct you to look over the other dash gauges to check their readings. If the check gauges light is on and the none of the dash gauges are out of range (low oil pressure or high engine temperature for example) then there could be an internal fault with the gauges cluster causing the light to come on.


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All you can do at this point is to look under the hood of your 1994 Pontiac Bonneville and make sure the shift cable and linkage are moving correctly at the transmission. If that checks out OK then the fault is internal to the transmission. If you find you need the help of a local repair shop please use the following link to find a shop near you - http://repairpal.com/directory?address=95482&car_brand_names=Pontiac.


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Make sure you have the correct power and ground to the rear O2 sensor heater circuit in your 2005 Acura RSX. Please see the RepairPal article for code po141 - http://repairpal.com/obd-ii-code-p0141.


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Be careful if you try greasy1's trick. Make doubly sure the chain is secure. There is also a special tool you can purchase which bolts in place of the upper engine mount for pulling the engine forward. Also remember, when pulling the engine forward the transmission must be in neutral.


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Who ever is refilling the freon in your a/c system should be able to make the conversion to the new 134a refrigerant.


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The most likely cause would be a faulty wheel speed sensor on your 1992 Toyota Camry. Fault code(s) will need to be read, diagnosed, and repaired in order to keep your ABS light off. Please use the following link to find a shop near you - http://repairpal.com/directory?address=85212&car_brand_names=Toyota.


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There is a horseshoe clip that holds the window crank handle in place on your 2007 Chevrolet Colorado. Generally a special tool us used to remove the clip.


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The brake light switch on your 2005 Chevrolet Suburban is located on the brake pedal assembly under the dash - unfortunately they can sometimes be very hard to get to.


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