globalhelper

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I have been in the repair industry for approx 35 yrs and own my own repair shop for the last 30 yrs.I am a master tech and L1 mechanic rated by ase and my shop has been AAA approved for the last 30 yrs.LOCATED IN ORANGE COUNTY CALIF.
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Question Answered: Why don't my driver and passenger power seats go up or down.
December 28, 2011, 06:33 AM
ck to see if they came unplugged under your seat. there are several motors on every seat track now days and could rec power from one another. i don't think they both went out at the same time,also ck your fuses
Question Answered: I need to get an owners manual that won't cost me an arm and a leg ?
December 28, 2011, 06:31 AM
call your local wrecking yard and see if the have a vehicle like yours on there lot. if so im sure they will sell you the owners man.for cheap
Question Answered: codes p0401 and p0420 what else can i change to make this work
December 19, 2011, 01:30 PM
YOUR EGR SYSTEM HAS SERVERAL PARTS TO IT, WHAT PARTS HAVE YOU ALREADY CHANGED.ALSO YOUR PO420 CODE PERTAINS TO CATT EFF. BELOW THRESHOLD WHAT HAVE YOU CHANGED THERE
Question Answered: spark plug 1 is broke off in there. hasn't dropped yet help
December 16, 2011, 01:01 PM
THERE IS ALL KINDS OF WARNINGS ABOUT THIS PROBLEM IN ALL DATA. FOR FUTHER REFERANCE YOU SHOULD LOOSEN SPARK PLUGS AND SOAK PLUG HOLES WITH CARB CLEAN FOR APPROX 1 HR TO BREAK DOWN CARBON DEPOSIT ON SPARK PLUG BEFORE REMOVING THEM. AFTER YOUU REMOVE ALL PLUG DRY HOLES WITH COMPRESSEDE AIR AND LET DRY, THEN INSTALL NEW PLUGS
Question Answered: battery & starter recently replaced by dealer. alternator recently replaced.
December 16, 2011, 10:11 AM
ck your power dist box to see if there is a bad alt relay that may be sticking. there should be a relay for charging system.
Question Answered: Check engine light on read code replaced both 2 sensors didn't pass smog
December 16, 2011, 10:05 AM
it depends on if there are other issues or if the OBD11 monitors are just not reset yet. did your ck eng light come back on?if not you may just need to drive the car approx 40 miles to give your computor time to reset.if your light did come back on you may have other issues. the codes only tell you which circuit is malfunctioning not that that part is bad.
Question Answered: antilock light went on why ?
December 16, 2011, 10:00 AM
if your ABS light is on that means your anti lock brake system in now disabled. you will still have brakes but a main safety issue is now not functioning. you should see your mechanic and have him read codes and diag.
Question Answered: Every time I turn my van off, I smell gas outside the car. What is wrong?
December 16, 2011, 07:12 AM
1st have your gas cap tested, the pressure in the tank could be letting vabors escape thru your cap. for like $8 just replace it and see if that fixes the problem
Question Answered: the vehicle vibrates when it reaches 40km to 50km then vibrates again upon
December 16, 2011, 07:09 AM
it could be several things. there could be drive shaft issues,wheel bearing issues or diff issues.usually on decel its in the drive line.
Question Answered: what causes bluish smoke from exhaust
December 15, 2011, 07:05 AM
BLU SMOKE IS A GOOD SIGN OF BURNING OIL. DEPENDING ON MILEAGE OIL MAY BE GOING BY THE VALVE SEALS WHEN SITTING OVERNIGHT. DRIVE IT A SHORT DISTANCE AND SEE IF IT CLEARS UP.IF NOT YOU MAY HAVE OTHR ISSUES. IV SEEN THIS IN HIGH MILE 3.0L
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