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Davecallans

Costa Mesa, CA

Iam a mobile mechanic working in the San bernardino CA.area I have 22 years expierence as a mechanic,the last three years has been with autos.


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I had to switch my leaking water pump and also replaced the timing belt, the car ran fine for twenty minutes the it started losing power and wouldnt start,after it sat for 30 minutes ,it started and ran fine another 2o minutes and then started losing power again ,I have codes p0171,p0562, and p0700. What could this be.


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My camaro idles right until you put it in gear then the rpms go to 1500.Ihave replaced the IAC but it still does the same thing,it is a throttle body, what could cause this?


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It idles normal until you put it in gear then the rpm,s rises to 1500,I recently replaced the IAC then a while later it started doing this.It is a throttle body,What could cause this.


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Truck has a gerling brake system,and it has a thumping noise in the brake pedal and the pedal shifts back and forth a little each time you hear the noise.it only does it when the parking brake is released,the noise seems to be traveling down the pressure hose from the pump. any info on this would be helpful Thanks


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Brakes are wearing out in just a couple thousand miles,sometimes the brake pedal is low then you tap it with your foot and it comes back up.There is no abs light on ,how could i test the booster


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Can a bad abs wheel sensor cause one wheel to brake harder than the other?I have changed the one caliper that the pads were wearing out faster on ,master cylinder,better quality pads, and I still am having the same problem.I am also leaking fluid somewhere,but i cant find it.I am wearing out pads in only 2000 miles. Iam becoming very frusrated and broke over this problem. new rotors also


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Can you cause abs damage if you retract your calipers with out opening the bleeder?I did this on my voyager and it now wears out brake pads extremely fast,2000 miles,I have replaced one caliper that i thought was sticking,I also raisedn up each wheel and applied the brake and checked to see if the brakes released and they did.I have always changed pads without opening the bleeder screw and havent had a problem until nqw.Did i mess something up with the abs?


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Sometimes, usualy on down hill braking the brake pedal will sink halfway to the floor and the left wheel will start smoking a lot for a minute or so and it will be hard to stop.There is a smell of burning brake fluid,but when i dissassembled the brake calipers i cant see any evidence of leaks although I do have to add fluid from time to time.Should i switch the calipers?I also switched brakes on another plymouth voyager and have the same problem ,Is there something about the brake system on this model. PLEASE HELP I LIVE ON A MOUNTAIN


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Coolant leaks aruond radiator cap,tempature gauge stays at normal but coolant starts squirting out around cap instead of going into recovery tank.I have tried relacing the cap a couple of times but it doesnt help.Also it just does this during city driving but not on the highway.does anyone have a suggestion?


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