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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 Answered: how often should i have radiator flushed?
December 15, 2010, 05:16 PM
every 50,000 miles
Question Answered: Heater blowing cold air
December 15, 2010, 05:05 PM
could be a few thing there.if your temp guage is atleast 160 you should still get some heat.if its 160 and blowing cold air then back flush the heater core.if its less then 160 then the pump impellers are going bad.see if there any coolant seeping out the weep hole on the pump,that will give you an indication that the water pump is failing but hopefully its not.
Question Answered: RPM`s
December 15, 2010, 04:57 PM
yes,should be about 1200 rpm's
Question Answered: where is the blower motor located so I can replace it?
December 15, 2010, 04:56 PM
get yourself a haynes book for about $ will tell you how with a utility knife.its on the passenger side firewall behind the actually tells you to cut the plastic in the event you need to change the blower motor.
Question Answered: How do I replace my windshield washer pump
December 15, 2010, 04:52 PM
you'll have to take out the washer tank.
Question Answered: Lights on the dash for 4WD
December 15, 2010, 04:50 PM
thats not uncommon, can rebuild that switch for $10 and very simple to change out.
Question Answered: Has any one else reported losing serpentine belts?
December 15, 2010, 04:34 PM
i just worked on a 2000 grand caravan with the 3.8l awd.the belt has come off three times this summer that i know of.this past sunday i was told it was shredded so i put a new one on and 20 mins later the customer told me it fell off again.he says everytime he drives it in the rain its coming has a new tensioner,1 new idler and a new water pump also.
Question Answered: problem with intermittent wipers
December 13, 2010, 04:29 PM
good question.multifuntion switch if installed on your vehicle would need cleaned with electrical contact spray,otherwise it would be the wiper motor pulse board module and it would be cheaper to replace the wiper moter completely as the wiper motor pulse board module is allready in it.
Question Answered: what else could be wrong?
December 13, 2010, 04:23 PM
like greg said but i would also check for exaust restrictions as that will kill your engines power.
Question Answered: Brake lights
December 13, 2010, 04:18 PM
possible broken wire but most likely a brake light switch.
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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