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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: battery light comes on when undercarriage get wet
September 17, 2010, 10:42 AM
Make sure your splash guard is installed under the engine and the belt tensioner works correctly. When the water hits the belt it could slips therefor the pulley won't turn with the correct tension. Zee
Question Answered: Transmission Shifting Hard
September 17, 2010, 09:28 AM
You need to take it to a qualified repair shop and get a computer diagnostic. Zee
Question Answered: what is the cleareance for the 1988 760 v6 non turb volvo
September 17, 2010, 09:27 AM
Wow! What a project, a B280F :) Good luck! Cold engine, Intake: .004-.006" / .10-.15mm Exhaust: .010-.012" / .25-30mm Do you have all the other info, i.e. torque specs? Zee
Question Answered: What is the ideal temperature on the thermostat
September 17, 2010, 09:17 AM
As long as it stays in the middle range during normal driving conditions and won't go very near to the red, it's OK. Zee
Question Answered: po700 code in a acura tl
September 17, 2010, 09:12 AM
It's a generic transmission fault. I bet there is an other -more specific- code also in the system. I don't think I have ever seen the P0700 code by itself. Anyway, when you fix the other P07XX code, the P0700 will disappear. Zee
Question Answered: lean code. now little to no acceleration with sputtering/ hesitation
September 17, 2010, 09:07 AM
Start with the basics first. Compression and fuel pressure are confirmed and good? No intake leaks at all? Resistance on MAF and MAP doesn't mean the sensing element actually working. Can you see live data through ECM? When you disconnect the MAF it works better? When you reset the ECM it works perfectly until code returns? What about O2 sensor readings? Can you check the wave form of it? Zee
Question Answered: Water intrusion from heavy rain
September 17, 2010, 09:00 AM
Usually there is a solution - it might not an easy one though. Could you be more specific about the location of the leak? Is it leaking at the sunroof, windshield, door's weather strips?
Question Answered: i think my car has leaks but no one cant tell mw where?
September 17, 2010, 05:38 AM
So what leaks??? A/C refrigerant or fuel?? You mean you have a bad gas mileage? The car using too much fuel?? Is that the problem? Please be more specific. Zee
Question Answered: why does my f
September 17, 2010, 05:33 AM
It would be good to test drive it and feel what's going on exactly, but here: I assume your rims are good and tires are balanced. How about front shock absorbers, upper and lower control arms and steering shock? Zee
Question Answered: Timing belt and water pump replacement
September 17, 2010, 05:28 AM
You should replace ALL THE TIMING components (idler pulley, tensioner and even crank and cam seals) not just the belt and water pump. The failure of the above parts can cause serious timing / engine problems. 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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