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Hello! I am an ASE Re-certified Master Auto Technician for almost twenty years now. ASE Re-certified in L-1 Advanced Engine Performance for almost fifteen years. CA-licensed Smog Inspector since 2004. I want to be your RepairPal! YEAH! I made RepairPal Master in less than TWO weeks on November 13, 2012! 2,000 point milestone reached in December 2, 2012!
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Question Answered: My clutch has little resistance and when I go to shift gears it will not shift.
October 22, 2012, 10:42 PM
Does it shift into gear with the engine off? if not, you have a problem with your transmission...if it does, you have a problem with your hydraulics...and I would recommend you replace both the master and slave cylinders.
Question Answered: change front bulbs
October 22, 2012, 10:34 PM
yes you can change them
Question Answered: Approximately how much would replaceing a HALF SHAFT cost?
October 22, 2012, 10:30 PM
These parts costs $70-90 here in North California. Labor to replace this part is one and a half hour. Shops generally charge $90 per hour so you are looking at $205-225 total if you use your own parts.
Question Answered: Right signal light not working
October 22, 2012, 10:23 PM
is this for the front or rear? if the other (front or rear) does not light either, you have a problem at the combination switch...if the other (front or rear) flashes rapidly, check for power and ground at the problem socket.
Question Answered: Installed new compressor,vacume tested held 30 inHQ.CLUTCH will not pull-in??
October 22, 2012, 10:20 PM
How are you charging it? if you are charging it right, maybe the low pressure switch is inoperative.
Question Answered: how do i get my park ave to keep a charge?
October 22, 2012, 10:17 PM
STILL wont start with a new battery!? You need to find out if there is high resistance on those battery cables or terminals. If that is solid, then check for alternator output and battery drain.
Question Answered: when should I change my break fluid on my 2011 nissan versa I have 45,000 miles
October 22, 2012, 10:13 PM
Nissan does not specify a brake fluid change interval...but european manufacturers do...and they change it every TWO years, dictated by the manufacturing date.
Question Answered: How do I test and replace the driver's side power window switch on my 2004 carav
October 22, 2012, 10:10 PM
Did your wife drift left over the deer? I doubt it. Take the panel off and find out if there is power going to the power window motor when you switch it...if there is no power = bad switch...if there is power = bad motor.
Question Answered: recently purchased vehicle with 36,000 miles, the check engine light is on.
October 22, 2012, 10:05 PM
The shop should have either cleared the code after repair and informed you that monitors had to be reset by following the jeeps drive-cycle and procedures OR should have cleared the code and checked if it was within pass/fail parameters for an evap test.
Question Answered: Where can I purchase an evaporation line for a 2002 Ford Explorer?
October 22, 2012, 09:56 PM
a junkyard or wrecking yard is your best bet, those parts are quickly obslete. if you are lucky, maybe you will find a shop that purchased a "fuel line kit" and have them make one for you...at a price.
Problem Reported: A Vibration May be Noted in the Brake Pedal or The Steering Wheel
December 15, 2010, 01:15 PM

A vibration may be noted in the brake pedal or steering wheel when the brakes are applied. This is commonly caused by warped front brake rotors. The affected rotors must be re-machined or replaced to correct this concern.

Problem Reported: Water Pump May Fail Prematurely
September 15, 2010, 10:05 PM

The water pump may develop a coolant leak resulting in an engine overheating condition.

 

Problem Reported: Vacuum Leaks From Intake Area Causing Lean Condition
May 27, 2010, 11:08 AM

The Check Engine Light may illuminate with fault code P0171 and/or P0174 stored, indicating a lean fuel mixture. Our technicians tell us the left valve cover gasket, upper intake gaskets, vacuum line, and bolts may need to be replaced with updated parts to correct this concern.

Car Review: 1999 Ford Windstar
October 22, 2012, 11:22 PM
My utterly reliable and dependable van...great!
Car Review: 2002 Ford Windstar
October 22, 2012, 11:20 PM
Bought this van for $300 with a bad engine...and replaced the engine IN A DRIVEWAY...Is being a daily driver for me since. Body is good although there are rattles, Brakes...jeez...it needs a brake job every other year. Engine is okay as well as the transmission...just change the fluids regularly. The CEL will always try to turn itself on so if you live in a smog state, be prepared! Heater and AC work excellent. Would recommend this vehicle to everyone, just have to maintain it!
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