barrym

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Question Answered: A/C has coolant but it is not cooling the car
June 14, 2010, 04:49 PM
I would check to see if your compressor is getting power when it stops cooling, if it doesn't then start troubleshooting the circuit. This is not too difficult but you cannot guess when doing this kind of work, you'll end up replacing incorrect parts. Better if you diagnose first or have a shop diagnose it for you. You looking at paying at least 1 hour diagnosis time to check it out.
Question Answered: thermostat
June 14, 2010, 04:46 PM
They are normally in a housing where the upper radiator hose attaches to the cylinder head. You might find a picture if you look on parts.com or one of the other parts sites.
Question Answered: repaint cost side panel
May 17, 2010, 10:23 AM
Look at this site: http://www.instantestimator.com/ or go to a body shop and they'll give you a free estimate
Question Answered: fuel gauge
May 17, 2010, 10:22 AM
We've seen this quite often on many different types of vehicles, and before we make any repairs, we ask that you put a bottle of Chevron Techron Plus Additive in a full tank of fuel and drive it. Often times the fuel level sensor gets a film of contamination from the fuel, and this is the only additive I've seen that actually cleans the sensor. It's a cheap fix too, and even if it doesn't work, it still helps to clean other parts in the fuel system (injectors, valves) It has to be this exact type: http://www.chevron.com/products/prodserv/additives/tcp.aspx Good Luck, hope it works for you!
Question Answered: overheating
May 17, 2010, 10:11 AM
When does it overheat? Is the cooling fan operating properly?
Question Answered: spilled coffee in gear box
May 17, 2010, 10:10 AM
You'll need to pull the center console out to see what has been damaged. You should take this to a Mercedes shop and get it looked at.
Question Answered: can 10 quarts of oil in the crankcase cause the oilpump to fail
May 17, 2010, 10:09 AM
This is quite an abnormal condition, so it's hard to know exactly why this is happening, but if it occurred after an oil change where too much oil was added, then you have a pretty good case against them. Has the pump been found as the problem? How long after the oil change did you notice it was overfilled and when did the pump fail?
Question Answered: transmission
May 17, 2010, 10:06 AM
100,000 miles is quite a long time between changes, at my shop we suggest it every 40,000 - 60,000 miles, depending on what type of driving you do and the condition of the fluid. I would verify that you have the correct fluid type, correct fluid level and that the filter is not plugged. Did you install a new filter?
Question Answered: 4x4 inoperative
May 17, 2010, 09:44 AM
Check out this article, it may help: http://repairpal.com/gm-4wd-warning-light-issues
Question Answered: Hood release not working...
January 16, 2009, 12:12 PM
The hood is probably frozen closed. Try tapping around the edges of the hood to break it free, or maybe some warm water around the edges. I have this happen when I'm up in the mountains, and these things normally work.
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Car Review: 2001 Oldsmobile Alero
January 16, 2009, 12:06 PM
I am currently at 63,000 miles and I have replaced the brakes several times, passenger side window came off track, egr valve failed. Power steering pump replaced. Has had a few electrical problems too.
Car Review: 2005 Suzuki Forenza
January 16, 2009, 11:58 AM
for a compact car with a 2.0L 4 cylinder to get such poor mileage is bizarre. it's not a barn burner for sure, so it seems like the mpg would be better? there's no check engine light that the dealer says would be on if there was a problem, but seems like something is wrong
Car Review: 2005 Jaguar S-Type
January 06, 2009, 10:50 AM
When I'm driving my wife's Jag around the vineyards of Sonoma it makes the high price of upkeep worth it. This is a luxurious vehicle that exudes class, something I need much more than my wife! It's a fortune every time I take it in to the shop, but that isn't a surprise. I've owned Audi's, Porsche's and Mercedes and they all seem to have their share of problems.
Car Review: 1999 GMC Savana 2500
January 06, 2009, 10:31 AM
I have a 1999 GMC Savana 2500 cargo van with the 5.0L V8. I use this vehicle for work and I treat it pretty poorly, but it keeps coming back for more. I've replaced a transmission, alternator and it eats brakes because of the hills around here, but I expect that! I'll consider another one when this one is put out to pasture!
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