gearhead89

Technician
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Question Asked: work at parts store had a wierd one
July 03, 2013, 08:44 PM
had a customer come in the other day and he bought a truck if he turns the head lights on he can start the vehicle and run it. but if he shuts the lights off it dies. he took and rewired lights and everything according to factory routing and it still does it. description of vehicle wrong couldn't leave blank
Question Asked: what ever happened to the term mechanic.
June 06, 2013, 09:11 PM
technician sounds like a computer geek. don't they belong at a computer not under the hood of my car
Question Asked: strange rained for a day and water came out of dash
May 25, 2013, 06:28 PM
sat in rain for a day. went to drive to work and it spilled about an ice cream bucket of water through the dash. bought in november. had to replace heater motor think maybe same thing then froze in canadian winter. did first oil change and they didn't have cabinfilter so it doesn't currently have one. my other vehicles didn't have cabin air filters
Question Answered: car is making a horrible sound when i hit bumps i was told it was the rearbearin
May 20, 2013, 09:25 PM
strut mounts have rubber bumpers on the springs they always wear out and cause a clunk
Question Answered: Light in dash are out. Cant seem to find correct bulbs to fit
May 18, 2013, 10:12 PM
sometimes other bulbs are exactly the same have a parts store look it up in a book
Question Answered: Van was running then quit the coil was so hot it melted new one getting hot
May 18, 2013, 10:09 PM
typical dodge electrical. they are famous for it
Question Answered: What can I try now?
May 18, 2013, 10:05 PM
oh sounds like fords typical two piece spark plug. take it to a reliable garage and have them show you the old plug. put in N.G.K version. the misfire is a false reading. they have been known to throw spark plugs.
Question Answered: When I remove keys the radio stays on & windows still work when door open, why?
May 18, 2013, 09:58 PM
they are designed to do that. and yes just make sure you listen for the radio and don't wait to long to open the door. and on new cars their are always thing running no matter what. battery will last about a week without use before it's deader than a door nail
Question Answered: when i sift to reverse my car makes a thump sound and it shimmeies when i put on
May 18, 2013, 09:54 PM
sounds like sounds like a loss of friction material on the friction disc in the transmission causing it to slip. the engine speed is a loss of resistance from the transmission.
Question Answered: exhaust manifold bolts
May 18, 2013, 09:40 PM
i work in a parts store that has a machine shop. those exhaust manifolds warp all the time and snap bolts. they are okay once they are machined flat again.
Question Answered: Squeaking noise from rear end of vehicle
May 16, 2013, 09:36 PM
yeah I have the same problem tell him to take the front tire off and check between the rotor and the tin guard you have a !? pebble their. I have to do this about 2 times per week during the winter.
Question Answered: timing belt
May 16, 2013, 09:25 PM
go to www.dayco .com they make the belts
Question Answered: With heat in TX, my car is running really rough with the air on - should I worry
May 16, 2013, 09:23 PM
I work at a parts store with a bunch of old guys who saw a/c come in and they tell me it takes 38 hp to run ac.take it on the highway run it under torque and turn it off. just hold on
Problem Reported: Turn Signal Switch May Fail and Cause Signals Not To Work
September 15, 2010, 10:09 PM

The turn signal switch may fail causing the turn signals to stop working.

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