michaelleech

Technician
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I'm an ASE Certified Master Technician with 16 years of experience and 10 years of experience specializing in diagnostics and electrical issues. My hobbies are reading, coaching kids baseball, playing pool, and running marathons.
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Question Answered: What causes loss of steering?
April 28, 2011, 01:28 PM
This is either the result of a broken steerign system u-joint or a broken rack and pinion. Towing is 60.00 anywhere within 10 miles. Repairs would be 250-600 depending on what is broken.
Question Answered: Security light comes on while driving
April 28, 2011, 01:27 PM
Usually a result of the connector on the passlock sensor that is mounted in the steering column and reads the magnetic signal created by the lock cylinder (where the key goes) turning. However, these systems can be extremely tricky. We'd need to perform a diagnosis (99$) and then advise you the best course of action. The connector replacement is approximately 200.00.
Question Answered: Inspection of fluid in my GMC Denali
April 28, 2011, 01:03 PM
Metal in the fluid is a pretty certain sign that an overhaul will be needed. That usually costs 800-2000 depending on what is damaged. Good luck!
Question Answered: tsu location
April 28, 2011, 01:01 PM
That is not a standard abbreviation, can you clarify?
Question Answered: steering wheel vibrations when driving over 50 mph
April 28, 2011, 01:00 PM
The most common problem concerning sterring wheel vibrations is a tire out of balance or a bent rim. The first step would be to have the tires balanced, usually runs from 60-90$
Question Answered: Hot air blowing out when A/C is turn on.
April 28, 2011, 12:45 PM
The most likely cause is a blend door actuator. On most of the newer Chevy vehicles the entire dash must be removed to replace the actuator, which is a very large and complex task requiring special A/C service tools.
Question Answered: Brake system
April 28, 2011, 12:44 PM
If you have a soft pedal where the pedal travels excessively there is either air still in the system or a fluid control problem. Certain brake hose and ABS system issues can cause this symptom. We would have to spend some time to troubleshoot the vehicle, the charge for that is 60.00.
Question Answered: brake lights
April 28, 2011, 12:41 PM
We would have to troubleshoot the cause of the problem. There are several components that can cause the brake lamps to fail to function. The cost to diagnose the cause of the problem is 60.00 here. The repairs could range from a low end of free, in the event of a very simple problem such as a blown fuse or unplugged connector to a worst case scenario of 3-400 for certain switch failures.
Question Answered: is 225k to many miles on this car
April 28, 2011, 12:39 PM
That is a lot of miles on any car. I have seen customers with well cared for Q45s in the 200k mileage range and still running well. The biggest concern is how much maintenance has been performed.
Question Answered: how do i get to the spark plugs & how to change them?
April 28, 2011, 12:38 PM
The check engine light flashing indicates that a misfire (one or more of the cylinders is not firing) is occuring. This can be caused by the spark plugs, however, there are many different possible causes for misfires. To ensure that parts are not replaced unnecessarily, a diagnosis should be performed by a professional.
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