HughJ

Technician
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That's right, I fix cars too!
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Question Answered: tailgate latch
July 30, 2009, 03:50 PM
Good job, it often takes walking away for a few minutes and coming back to it so you can get a fresh perspective.
Question Answered: blower
July 27, 2009, 02:20 PM
The blower is just doing what it is "told" to do, something is "telling" the blower to come on, and that needs to be fixed. It could be a relay, control panel or something else. This should be looked at by a qualified technician that is good with electrical diagnosis.
Question Answered: Where is the Idle control valve?
July 27, 2009, 02:17 PM
If the cooling fan is coming on right away, this may be indicating something other than the idle valve. If the reading from a temperature sensor, or load sensor is incorrect, it can turn the fan on. I recommend you have it diagnosed to prevent replacing parts that are good.
Question Answered: Ignition switch
July 27, 2009, 02:15 PM
try autozone.com, they have some free online manuals and they might be able to help
Question Answered: Do brakes need to be replaced on corolla that has 33,000 miles
July 27, 2009, 02:13 PM
This is entirely possible, depending on where and how you drive. Is a shop recommending replacement? If so, did they give you a % of pad material remaining?
Question Answered: How to install throttle positioning sensor
July 27, 2009, 02:12 PM
Try autozone.com, they have some free online manuals.
Question Answered: Service engine light on
July 27, 2009, 02:11 PM
The readout should have returned a diagnostic trouble code, that code will allow someone to be able to answer your question. Do you have the codes?
Question Answered: Paint chipping
July 27, 2009, 02:06 PM
This would seem to be difficult to stop or slow down, and would likely need repainting. I would take it to a a couple body shops and get a couple of opinions. Is it possible that the bumper has been pushed or hit by another car?
Question Answered: car won't start
June 24, 2009, 09:29 AM
Battery, battery cables, starter...could be a bunch of things. Have you tried jump starting it? Does that help?
Question Answered: air not cooling when stoped at a light
June 24, 2009, 09:28 AM
This could be from low refrigerant in the A/C system. That is what I would check first, if the refrigerant level is OK then check the cooling fan operation and the high and low side pressures.
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Car Review: 2007 Chevrolet HHR
December 22, 2008, 12:09 PM
I've been driving the HHR for a few months and I'm quite surprised by the "feel" of this car. It's steering is very responsive, the ride is solid and the cabin noise is very low. My only gripe is the 2.4L is a little underpowered during acceleration and it sounds funny. Once your up to speed, the power is adequate.
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