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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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A leak any where in the coolant system could cause an air pocket in the heatern core.


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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.


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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


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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


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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.


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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.


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Usaully they are mounted under hood on firewall,pssenger side


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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.


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my fuel pressure is low at schrader valve,can this be caused by regulator? or just the fuel pump?


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are their inner tie rods,if so how do you replace them?


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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


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how do you replace the cam sychronizer and set the timing


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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?


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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?


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flasher rela is probaly bad


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you may try disconnecting the battery cables for ten minutes to reset the computer it may have some kind of saftey feature


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where is egr tempature sensor location?


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how do i set the valve clearances on a 2000 passat 1.8 liter/


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i have a 3.4 liter what would be the cost of replacing the timing chain?


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wich side of motor is bank one,and where is sensor one


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