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If you think a good technician is expensive - try a bad one first. 2x ASE cert. Master Tech / ASE cert. Service Advisor, Canadian Red Seal Interprovincial cert. Technician, European Vehicle Specialist with over 19 years of experience in the different fields of the automotive industry. Please do the following, so we can give you a better response: - give as much info about the problem as possible and the necessary info of your vehicle, including engine size, auto or manual transmission, 2WD or 4WD, in what conditions the problem occurs i.e.: only at operating temp, only when cold, all the times, when I accelerate/ decelerate, etc... - post a follow-up, tell us what happened, what fixed it, share your experience with your local repair shop so everyone can learn from it. Thank you and drive safely in a safe, well maintained vehicle! Zee
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Question Answered: When I try to start the car the lights on the dashboard go on but the car will n
October 17, 2013, 02:13 PM
Could be the starter, but before you start to replace expensive parts the EWS and DME modules may need to be synchronized, it requires a BMW specific scan tool. If they lost sync the car won't start - even with a new starter. Did the battery died before this problem occured?
October 17, 2013, 01:45 PM
I wonder if the catalytic converter was broken internally? Pieces could travel downstream and create blockage. I'd also make sure the timing is set correctly as Pushrod suggested.
Question Answered: car has fire but no fuel at injectors fuel pump working. won,t start
October 16, 2013, 10:02 AM
Did you check the pressure between the pump and the filter? 70 psi is higher than specs, if you checked it before the filter it may be clogged. The normal pressure with pump running - engine off: 38-44 psi. Based on the high pressure and no fuel at return line I bet there is a blockage somewhere in the lines or clogged filter.
Question Answered: My shifter is stuck in park transmission shop said tranny is fine need answers
October 16, 2013, 09:48 AM
Check the fuse for the brake lights, check your brake light switch. If these circuits are not functioning you won't be able to shift out of park.
Question Answered: I have a 2004 BMW 325xi, when I turn the key the everything works but won't turn
October 16, 2013, 09:43 AM
Looks like a worn out/sticky or out of adjustment shift interlock cable.
Question Answered: My battery died and I cant access the trunk even with the key,how do I get power
February 25, 2013, 09:15 PM
There is a remote battery connection under the hood, under a red plastic cap. You can hook up a battery charger and recharge the battery from there.
Question Answered: please advise what a lipped rotor means on the front brakes?
December 05, 2011, 07:08 PM
I guess they meant the discs has shoulders? When the pads are wearing into the discs, creating "shoulders" at the outer edge and the inner side.
Question Answered: faulty transmission temperature sensor for 911 Turbo S PDK
June 03, 2011, 08:28 PM
I assume they checked the fluid levels and they are OK. In some cases software could cause the problem also, so make sure the latest update was installed. If the sensor is not available as a single unit, the entire PDK transmission has to be replaced. The warranty should covers it. Zee
Question Answered: How much does it cost to replace a crank position sensor?
June 03, 2011, 07:56 PM
For prices check out the Estimate section of the site. Zee
Question Answered: Owners manual oil change recommendations
June 03, 2011, 07:55 PM
Use synthetic oil and change it in every 5000 miles. Zee
Problem Reported: Internal Transfer Case Problem on the 4WD models
February 27, 2011, 05:22 PM

An abnormal noise may develop from the transfer case. At this time parts are not available to repair internal damage to this type of transfer case, replacement is the only option. It is not uncommon for irregular tire wear to cause a similar noise. Diagnoses should be performed to confirm the actual cause of the driveline noise. Tire noise can be reduced by rotating the tires at least every 5000 miles.

Problem Reported: Coolant Leak from Thermostat Housing
December 10, 2010, 11:34 AM

A coolant leak may develop at the thermostat housing, under the intake manifold. Our technicians tell us that revised parts are available to correct this concern.

Car Review: 2005 Toyota 4Runner
September 14, 2010, 08:26 PM
I bought tis car new and ever since she served the family well. I had to wait for it an extra 3 weeks, because I wanted one without the sunroof and leather/electrical seat. I'm a tech, so I take care of all the maintenance or repair and the car gets all the best - OE or better parts. Beside the reg. services I replaced the following: -all tires @ 40K -front brakes @ 50K -A/C evaporator @ 55K (that's the reason for 3 stars on the A/C system) The only thing I miss is an MP3 capable CD player and a switch for the traction control. There are some off-road situations when it would be better off. Overall - it's a great car, I'd buy one again.
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