big brad

Technician
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I have been a tech for just about 23 years. I work at a crazy used car dealer and run my own shop in the evenings and weekends. I have experience in many makes and models. I have solved many tough issues and have been handed some rig jobs and brought them back to life. Always lookin to tickle my brain with crazy problems so ask away and I will give you my best advise . Thanks
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Question Answered: is it worth replacing a automatic transmission on this 1998 eldorado or rebuild
March 11, 2013, 08:29 PM
if you have the skills to rebuild it and can get parts you will save money even if a shop does it you will end up with a rebuilt one or junkyard trans
Question Answered: What's wrong with my driving side power window?
March 11, 2013, 08:23 PM
two things come to mind either window regulator or possible window module which you may need programmed or reprogrammed
Question Answered: I lost the little tool to get lug locks off my Tahoe tires. How do I replace it.
March 11, 2013, 08:19 PM
lug locks are an option and dealers do sell em they save money on insurance in some states and unwanted theft but u are gonna have your local mechanic remove locks off wheels or u can pound a socket on em and crank em off you will need a new set of locks or if you want you can replace em with regular nuts
Question Answered: the shifter gets stuck on my car when the light doesn't come on, how do i fix it
March 09, 2013, 09:06 AM
sounds like a bad shift solenoid don't think its too much
Question Answered: How do you get the dip stick out on the transmission,,looks like avg dip stick
March 09, 2013, 09:02 AM
there is no dip stick ugotta pull plug on pan works like a sump system have trans warm use a torx bit to remove center bolt if fluid comes out u are full it should be a slow steady dribble not flowing like a river
Question Answered: the water reservor has engine oil
March 09, 2013, 08:54 AM
could it be possible residual from head job try to flush coolant ,clean bottle for overflow and see if it returns
Question Answered: what could cause the motor to move forward
March 09, 2013, 08:45 AM
sounds like u have a couple bad motor mounts or wats called dog bones they are on top of engine
Question Answered: need to replace front drivers side axle, should i do both sides?
March 09, 2013, 08:40 AM
is passenger side clicking if not u got some time unless all the grease is out of it
Question Answered: whats the driving cycle to reset the on bord monters for a 1998 saturn
March 06, 2013, 12:46 PM
you must get at least 3/4 of a tank of gas and drive car 100 miles or so monitors can set . car does checks wit computer if all is good it wont turn on lite but if something is wrong ck eng lite will come on so if u cleared codes inspection will know
Question Answered: car jerks when driving is this a sing of fuel pump going out please help me...
March 06, 2013, 12:40 PM
is there a check eng light flashing sounds like misfire
Question Asked: oil in cyl 1 n it dont smoke until u idle then it starts to smoke
March 06, 2013, 12:27 PM
got a multi cylinder misfire
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Comment: Why There Is a Shortage of Skilled Automotive Technicians - Part 1
March 16, 2013, 09:31 PM
being a mechanic is not an easy job anymore . what a lot of people don't realize is the technology in most cars is so complexed seems like there is a computer or a module for every component in the vehicle. companies only release some of the data that is needed to diagnose but it is very faint . ive been swinging wrenches and getting covered in grease for 25 years .I used to love it .its hard to find a boss who will send a 45 year old guy to school so I just basically teach myself and forget about finding someonewho will pay you what your worth . I hope the industry ddont go too much further cause its not gonna get better.
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