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still just a true blue backyard mechanic with every tool known to man.graduated an auto repair tech course to brush up on things that dont apply to auto repair but its nice to have some transcripts.machinest by trade,auto tech by choice.gave up on sears auto center.also I wont step on other techs answers as if it were a d;;k measuring contest here.
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Question Asked: p0560 voltage malfunction
June 19, 2014, 06:35 AM
I got a good main relay but it was so corroded it pulled the terminals up thru the junction box when taking out the relay.i cleaned it now the car wont comm with the scan tool,no spark,no injector pulse after pluging the relay back in.thoughts?car fell flat on its face then regained power but after taking out that relay its dead in the water.
Question Asked: thumbs up to my warrior tucson
April 25, 2014, 02:49 PM
got rearended so hard today my hat flew onto the back seat n never left a mark on the that's impressive.
Question Asked: follow up to strange o2 sensor data
July 23, 2013, 07:33 PM
after post cat o2s reading 2.125 volts i back probed the input wire going to the pcm. they showed .2-.3 knowning o2s cant report hihger then 1 volt, i replaced the pcm n thanks to got a new pcm cheap.problem fixed.forcing it lean n rich scanner data looks good.
Question Asked: 5.6.l 4wd.king baffled at o2 sensor data
July 21, 2013, 08:38 AM
i hooked my autel up to read pid data on my friends new truck and post cat o2s are reading 2.125 volts.pre cat o2s are switching + and - .5 volts as normal st fuel trim at zero as it should.engine is strong at any rpm,all data looks shocked at the post cat o2s reading a solid 2.125 volts,thoughts?
Question Asked: does anybody wanna trade thier chevy for my lousy ford f-150.i'll take blazers
December 01, 2012, 02:41 PM
silverados,colorados,camaros,luminas anything chevy cause ford sucks/allways has allways will.
Question Asked: advance auto parts name brand oil.
February 18, 2011, 03:02 PM
as an avid user of valvoline conventional and synthetic oils i decided a few months ago to buy bulk oil at advance auto with thier name on it to save a few was time to change oil this week in my personal vehicles only to find debris that looked like anti sieze on my magnetic oil drain plug on all 3 in other words,never buy cheap oil.stick with the good stuff like valvoline,mobil 1,pennzoil and other leading products. joel burke.
Question Answered: Is the liquid gasket sealer a good idea for a couple of seals by oil pan
December 13, 2010, 04:15 PM
liquid gasket sealer would be fine for anything as long as its not used on head gaskets or headers.
Question Answered: No heat
December 13, 2010, 04:12 PM
grab the heater hoses at the firewall and if one feels cooler then the other just flush it out with a garden hose,reconnect the hoses then check for heat.i would buy a $4 prestone hydrometer to check for boil over and frezze over protection also.
Question Answered: Running out of power
December 13, 2010, 04:04 PM
check for exaust restrictions.
Question Answered: bravada 2003
December 13, 2010, 04:02 PM
most likely a clogged resonator pipe just before the cat converter.a sawzall a $10 replacement pipe and two clamps and your wories are most likely over.
Question Answered: No heat
December 13, 2010, 03:58 PM
it has a blend door accuator but i would try grabbing both heater hoses at the firewall.i f one is noticably cooler then the other then flush it out with a garden hose.then check your coolant with a hydrometer and you should be fine.
Question Answered: Heat and A/C Fan
December 12, 2010, 08:56 PM
change the heater blower motor resistor.that part averages about $15 at local auto parts stores
Question Answered: tramsmission oil change
December 12, 2010, 08:53 PM
gm recommends changing the filter and atf every 30,000 miles but you can go double that if its condition looks and smells ok
Question Answered: car wont start
December 12, 2010, 07:53 PM
if your battery has at least 12 volts and all the lights,wipers,etc works ok but it wont crank over then the battery probably has a dead cell.not detectable by a multimeter.ask around about a battery load tester or most auto parts stores will check it for free.
Question Answered: emisions
December 12, 2010, 07:44 PM
if this odor is coming thru your vents then i suspect a mildew a can of lysol or any leading bacteria killing agent in an aerosol can,start your vehicle then set your blower motor on high fan.spray half the can into the intake vents just under your windshield wipers were leaves and pine needles allways buildup and switch from vent control to floor to defrost to get the disinfectant thru all may need the whole can and dont sit in the car during this process.also,leave the doors open so oders can escape and not cling to your interior uppolstry
Question Answered: p0300
November 29, 2010, 03:31 PM
thats the random misfire code.i bet your resonator pipe is clogged with junk cause the same thing happened to me.cut it off with a sawzall,buy a piece of flex pipe.2 clamps and youll have $20 bucks into it rather then a $700 exaust replace.if your gonna change the plugs the #3 plug will drive you insane.
Problem Reported: check engine light due to secondary air injection pump.
March 01, 2011, 03:26 PM
Problem Reported: Squeak Type Noise from One of Both Front Seats
December 15, 2010, 10:49 AM

A squeak type noise may be noted from one or both front seats. Squeaks can be caused by contact between the seat track locating pins and the vehicle floor pan. Our technicians tell us the repair involves removing some of the seat locating pins.

Problem Reported: Power Steering Fluid Leakage
December 14, 2010, 03:38 PM

Power steering fluid may leak at the power steering pump, line, and / or steering rack. The lines may not be clamped tightly enough, causing a leak. Add new clamps and seals to the power steering line to the pump and to the steering rack.

Problem Reported: Trunk Will Not Latch Closed
December 14, 2010, 02:56 PM

The electric trunk latch solenoid can get stuck in the open position making it so the trunk will not latch closed. The diagnosing technician should verify correct electrical connection at the solenoid and check for correct cable routing. The trunk latch most commonly will need to be replaced.

Problem Reported: Warped rotors due to uneven lug nut torque
December 06, 2010, 01:05 PM

The brake pedal may pulsate on apply due to warped brake rotors. This condition is commonly caused by uneven lug nut torque. Proper lug nut torque is recommended to try and avoid this concern.

Problem Reported: The hood may not latch properly
December 06, 2010, 12:57 PM

The spot welds on the hood striker may be misaligned causing the hood not to latch properly. The correction is to install oversize washers under striker mounting bolts to secure the striker.

Problem Reported: Engine vacuum leak from throttle body gasket
December 06, 2010, 12:52 PM

An engine vacuum leak from the throttle-body base gasket may result in a rough idle and/or stumble on acceleration. If this occurs, replacement of the failed gasket will be necessary.

Problem Reported: Dome light may say on
December 06, 2010, 12:46 PM

The dome light may stay on due to a faulty door jamb switch which will require replacement.

Problem Reported: Rough Running Engine and Possible Check Engine Light
November 30, 2010, 05:42 PM

The Check Engine Light may illuminate, the engine may run rough and have misfires on acceleration. Commonly the ignition coils and/or the ignition coil boots are the cause of this problem. The rubber boot that insulates the coil to the spark plug can dry and crack allowing arcing. Inspect the coils and boots, and replace them as needed. Our technicians also recommend replacing the coil boots any time the spark plugs are replaced.

Problem Reported: Engine Oil Leaks from Cylinder Head Area
November 30, 2010, 05:40 PM

Engine oil may leak externally from the cylinder head gasket. The gaskets were contaminated with metal debris from the factory – between the block and gasket and/or the head and gasket. To correct, the head gasket must be replaced and the mating surfaces on the cylinder head and block need to be inspected for chips or damage. In some cases the cylinder head will not be repairable and will need replacement.

Car Review: 2000 Ford F-150
October 17, 2012, 05:03 PM
my truck is mostly under warranty by auto zone as ive replaced more on this vehicle then all other vehicles ive owned combined.170,000 miles and i can barely keep up with the going back to chevy or maybe even toyota.
Car Review: 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD
December 18, 2010, 08:34 PM
this truck seems like a whats gonna break next truck.
Car Review: 2008 Toyota Camry
December 18, 2010, 07:26 PM
so far the best car i've ever cleaned or worked on.this is my next car hands down.
Car Review: 2000 Honda Accord
December 18, 2010, 07:23 PM
great car,i've only changed oil and brakes on this vehicle.looking underneath it its very clean.
Car Review: 2004 Kia Optima
December 15, 2010, 06:09 PM
not a bad car just real hard on rotors and pads.
Car Review: 2003 Pontiac Grand Am
December 15, 2010, 06:04 PM
owned this car for seven years.bought it with 28,000 miles .now has 115,000 miles roughly. one fuel pump and a new battery replaced is all ive done to it other then routine car i've ever had.
Car Review: 2001 Chevrolet Blazer
December 15, 2010, 06:01 PM
i would buy another blazer just dissapointed in the abs and how hard this suv is on ball joints.
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