davecallans

Technician
110 points
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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Question Answered: Heater blows out cold air this started 2 days ago.Is it the thermostat.
February 12, 2012, 06:10 PM
A leak any where in the coolant system could cause an air pocket in the heatern core.
Question Answered: Gearshif stuck in park, where's the brake safety located?
February 12, 2012, 05:57 PM
Im not sure how how your vans steering column,but i took the plastic cover off of a 2001 dodge durango i could see a lock off of the ignition swicth that held the shifter lever locked in place,i lubricated it and it freed it up.
Question Answered: spark plug 1 is broke off in there. hasn't dropped yet help
December 17, 2011, 06:54 AM
If you have the 4.6 or 5.4 liter motor you may want to have the dealer do this,these two motors have defective spark plug holes,that have costed people thousands of dollars,Ford isnt do anything because it it will cost them to much.You can just google-"blown spark plugs on ford 4.6 liter triton motors" and read about it. BE VERY CAREFUL IF YOU HAVE A TRITON MOTOR
Question Answered: loosing coolant over a couple of days. any experience on where it's going? 150Km
December 07, 2011, 03:06 PM
Autozone has a loaner radiator pressure tester,in wich you can check for leaks ,be careful not to pump up the pressure past what your cap shows its rated for
Question Answered: What else can i do?
December 07, 2011, 02:59 PM
You may need to bench bleed the master cylinder if there is air in it you wont be able to get it out by bleeding the calipers.
Question Answered: When a change in weather happens the car won't start.
December 07, 2011, 02:54 PM
I when nuts trying to find these types of problems,you may be able to find a shop that specializes in wiring troubles and can pin point the trouble better than a general repair shop.It may be the cheapest way instead of spending money on guessing.
Question Answered: Where is the heater blower located at I've checked all fusses and everything
December 07, 2011, 02:41 PM
Usaully they are mounted under hood on firewall,pssenger side
Question Answered: When hitting the brakes, what is the vibrating/rattling noise coming from dash?
December 07, 2011, 02:35 PM
You probaly have warped brake rotors or warped rear drums,front rotors will cause a fluttering in the steering wheel,wich may cause your dash to vibrate.Warped rear rotors or drums will cause a fluttering sensation in the brake pedal.
Question Asked: fuel problem
May 13, 2011, 02:56 PM
my fuel pressure is low at schrader valve,can this be caused by regulator? or just the fuel pump?
Question Asked: steering
May 11, 2011, 12:52 PM
are their inner tie rods,if so how do you replace them?
Question Asked: cam sychronizer
May 05, 2011, 02:52 PM
I recently installed a new cam sychronizer with new cam positioning sensor.The old one was chirping,after removal i could spin it by hand and hear it chirp,after one week it started chirping agian ,did i need to lube something or is there an adjustment i need to do
Question Asked: how do you replace cam sychronizer and set the timing
April 26, 2011, 06:15 AM
how do you replace the cam sychronizer and set the timing
Question Asked: starting problem
April 17, 2011, 01:51 PM
wont start sometimes,cranks but no start,replaced fuel pump,ecm,battery,brake light switch wiring at pedal was burnt, replaced wiring,when in no start condition cigarrete lighter doesnt work,all other acessarys work,when lighter is working car starts.two fuses in fuse box eng.1-ecm1 seemto be shorted together, pull one and leave the other, car will run anyway.dealer said it was the fuel pump [i replaced].going crazy can anyone help?
Question Asked: starting problem
April 17, 2011, 01:50 PM
wont start sometimes,cranks but no start,replaced fuel pump,ecm,battery,brake light switch wiring at pedal was burnt, replaced wiring,when in no start condition cigarrete lighter doesnt work,all other acessarys work,when lighter is working car starts.two fuses in fuse box eng.1-ecm1 seemto be shorted together, pull one and leave the other, car will run anyway.dealer said it was the fuel pump [i replaced].going crazy can anyone help?
Question Answered: My front and rear signal lights went out all at the same time.
April 15, 2011, 09:47 AM
flasher rela is probaly bad
Question Answered: No start after front end collision
April 15, 2011, 09:32 AM
you may try disconnecting the battery cables for ten minutes to reset the computer it may have some kind of saftey feature
Question Asked: sensor
April 15, 2011, 08:38 AM
where is egr tempature sensor location?
Question Asked: valve adjustment
April 14, 2011, 08:06 PM
how do i set the valve clearances on a 2000 passat 1.8 liter/
Question Asked: timing chain
March 30, 2011, 07:58 AM
i have a 3.4 liter what would be the cost of replacing the timing chain?
Question Asked: exhaust and emissions
March 29, 2011, 08:03 AM
wich side of motor is bank one,and where is sensor one
Problem Reported: Blown/Cracked Head Gasket Can Cause White Smoke From Exhaust
September 15, 2010, 10:07 PM

White smoke coming from the exhaust could indicate that a head gasket has blown or there is a cracked cylinder head. Our technicians tell us that removal and inspection of the cylinder heads will be required to confirm a crack is present.

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