TristanReal

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I am a ASE Master Certified Technician with other 10 years of experience. I am also ASE L1 advanced specialist certified and X1 undercar specialist certified. I love to help others and to educate about automotive service repairs and maintenance. Now, what can i do for you?
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Question Answered: a/c relay location
July 13, 2013, 09:39 AM
should be under the hood fuse/relay box. Maybe labeled HAC/HVAC/AC or Relay#4
Question Answered: need to know capacities motor and transmission
July 13, 2013, 09:32 AM
What engine do you have? 8th digit of the vin?
Question Answered: only the window driver side works, the three othersn don't go down or up, my bat
July 13, 2013, 09:31 AM
Check your basics. Have your battery tested first. Window may be a motor/regulator/switch. Have a reputable shop test this. they can figure this out quickly.
Question Answered: radiator capacity
July 13, 2013, 09:30 AM
capacity is 9.2 liters
Question Answered: what is the radiator capacity of a 2001 Lexus ES300?
July 13, 2013, 09:30 AM
capacity for the cooling system 9.2Liters
Question Answered: power steering whine
July 13, 2013, 09:28 AM
Did you bleed the system? did you flush the system?
Question Answered: What is a normal repair cost to replace a water pump on 2003 v6 Lincoln ls
July 13, 2013, 09:26 AM
Have you tried using the Estimator here on the website?
Question Answered: why did my second gear on my transmission go out with my airconditioning?
July 12, 2013, 04:43 PM
Separate systems, may be a coincidence. Have a reputable repair shop/top shop look at your vehicle. Goodluck!
Question Answered: Im having a lot of costly repairs to my Tranie is that a recall issue?
July 12, 2013, 04:41 PM
If you went to your repairer/dealer for a concern and gotten it fixed, paid and got the car back with the same concern. Out of integrity on the repairers/dealers part, You shouldn't cover any expense and have your repair/dealer have the problem repaired properly. As far as recalls you can search this online or call your local MB dealer and provide your vin number to see if your vehicle is eligible for any kind of recalls.
Question Answered: resetting engine light
July 12, 2013, 04:33 PM
Can you provide more information on the concern? Are you trying to perform the drive cycle? or Trying to reset your engine light?
Problem Reported: Heater Stuck on Hottest Setting Due to Broken Heater Blend Door
May 27, 2010, 11:08 AM

A failed heater blend door or actuator can cause the temperature control for the HVAC system to stop working. A clicking sound from the dash area would commonly indicate an actuator fault. If the heater gets stuck on the hottest setting, the heater blend door may be broken requiring replacement of the heater box to repair the issue.

Car Review: 2001 Honda Civic
July 02, 2013, 03:49 PM
Reliable, cheap to maintain. Classic civic. daily driver. Good job honda!
Car Review: 2000 Volkswagen Passat
July 02, 2013, 02:47 PM
I got the passat 4 motion which is 4wd. Pretty cool to use on winter time. but here are the commons. front suspension corrodes and hard to remove so you end up replacing all components. caliper rear just crapped out on me. but thats ok, rust in illinois is my enemy, thats just mother nature who am i to complain? :) very good car solid. and maintenance is not so bad. i will be driving this one for awhile.
Car Review: 1994 Mercedes-Benz S320
July 02, 2013, 02:44 PM
If you want a luxurious sedan. This is it. rides smooth extra quiet with its double pane glass (looks like bulletproof glass). but of course when you buy luxury, guess what maintenance is luxury too. :)
Car Review: 2002 Honda S2000
July 02, 2013, 02:41 PM
Truly an awesome car. its at its simplest form of a convertible sports car. its nimble, quick, reliable and is good looking. Lowered it with 9 inch wide wheels.
Car Review: 1999 Saab 9-5
July 02, 2013, 02:39 PM
Love the car but man its so expensive to maintain especially now that saab do not make cars. parts are harder and harder to find which mean they are expensive. Engine is solid but leaks so much oil around the gaskets like valve cover, timing cover, oil seals, turbo gaskets. Primarily due to bad crankcase breathing system which was updated but did very little help. Still leaks. Transmission is good and engine is good i have over 230k miles on this and its still the stock engine and trans. Big repairs include timing cover gasket leak repair which includes replacement of head gasket. brake booster leaks, turbo charger, replaced alternator twice. SID display goes blank and flickers a common problem. Antitheft module alarms on its own at times if you live in a rust belt like illinois. these items corrode faster with salt on the road. but other than that i still love it and enjoy driving it. I spun out on the highway going 70mph during winter with my whole family in it and everyone walked away no one was hurt. even my saab wasnt hurt, well couple bruises on the bumpers but thats it.
Car Review: 2001 BMW X5
July 02, 2013, 02:24 PM
First bought this X5 is very stunning good rugged looks but unlike other trucks this is elegant and stylish. Love bmw's because they never go out of style, even for an older model does not look so old. As with any car/truck common problems plauge such as Coolant reservoir, PCV system, Sway bar links, front axles, mass air flow meter to name a few. but not so bad.
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