autospecialty

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I have been an ASE certified technician for 32 years. My wife and I opened for business in April of 1987. We service all domestic and foreign cars and trucks, gas, diesel or hybrid. Willing to help anyone in need.
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Question Answered: ac fitting
December 31, 2011, 01:26 PM
Next to the a/c cycling switch beside the accululator/drier.
Question Answered: everytime my father puts in a new fuse for my headlights it pops?? why??
December 31, 2011, 03:16 AM
You really need to find a trusted repair shop that is familiar with electrical circuits. You can try disconnecting the headlight to whichever fuse is blowing being their is a seperate one for each side. If the fuse quits blowing, the headlight element could be shorted. If so, replace the bulb. Greg
Question Answered: My 90 yr old father was quoted $1100 for exhaust system. Does this seem correct.
December 31, 2011, 02:56 AM
I would recommend getting a second opinion from a trusted repair shop. We use both O.E. and aftermarket parts and give our customers the option. If the vehicle has only 53,000 miles, I can't see it needing it all replaced due to it being 409 stainless. Greg
Question Answered: i replaced the oil pump in my 97 dodge ram 1500. i primed the pump by hand
December 31, 2011, 02:52 AM
You really need to get an oil pump primer installed in place of the distributor to see if you get any type of resistance while running the drill on the primer. This will save your engine bearings if starting the engine with low/no oil pressure. Sounds like you have major oil pressure loss somewhere in the engine. Greg
Question Answered: Engine made a growling noise and died engine died, won't restart, does turn over
December 31, 2011, 02:46 AM
If you do not have any spark or fuel injection pulse while cranking, I would suggest having a trusted repair shop check your timing belt tensioner, pulleys and belt for problems. If the noise was internal engine, it's a good possibility their is a problem in this area. This vehicle is also well known for intermittant distributor problem's. Greg
Question Answered: truck wont start after you warm the engine runs fine while running
December 31, 2011, 02:36 AM
You really need to have a repair shop check your scan data and fuel pressure if you are unable to. We have seen defective coolant temperature sensors, fuel pump problems and dirty mass airflow sensors with no check engine light on or codes stored. Greg
Question Answered: 96 ranger 4 cyl ran fine till put ethonol gas in now won't run
December 31, 2011, 02:29 AM
Your saying, your truck ran fine till you pulled up to the pump, added how much and was it E-85?
Question Answered: i changed bad bulb for the tail light n now it all dont work help?
December 31, 2011, 02:23 AM
Take the new bulb back out, compare it with the old one. Make sure the part number is correct. Reinstall the old one to see if you have the original result. You may need to contact a repair shop for some help with this problem if you are not familiar with electrical circuits. Greg
Question Answered: Exact procedure for drive cycle preparation, any tricks for this year?
December 31, 2011, 02:18 AM
I recommend having someone else with a differen't scan tool check the status of the monitors. Depending on the type of scan tool your using, we have several types and brands of scan tools and have seen some discrepancies in information on non dealer scan tools. Greg
Question Answered: Is there a gasket between the timing cover and the vacuum pump?
December 31, 2011, 02:09 AM
I recommend steam cleaning the area off first, running the engine to locate the leak, I use a large telescoping mirror. If it is the vacuum pump, it does use a gasket. make sure the pump itself is not leaking around the shaft. To change the pump, Disconnect negative battery cable. Position drain pan under power steering pump, disconnect vacuum and steering pump hoses, disconnect oil pressure sender wires and remove sender, disconnect oil feed line from fitting at underside of vacuum pump,Remove lower bolt attaching pump assembly to engine block. Remove bottom, inboard nut attaching adapter to steering pump. This nut secures a small bracket to the block. Nut and bracket must be removed before pump assembly can be removed. Remove upper bolt that attaches pump assembly to block. Lift pump assembly from vehicle. To install reverse procedure. Will take about two hours. Greg
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