joelburke26

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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: Steering wheel vibration over 50 mph
December 16, 2010, 01:45 PM
a few thigs it could be.the easiest thing is to look to see if any wheel weights fell off the rim and if any tires are cupped or(high and low spots) if that checks out then have the front end aligned at a garage.
Question Answered: biagnostic connection
December 16, 2010, 01:32 PM
IT IS UNDER THE DASH IN THE MIDDEL OF THE CAR BETWEEN THE 2 SEATS PASS YOUR HAND AND YOU WILL FEEL A SMALL DOOR ABOUT 2 BY 2 OPEN IT AND IT IS INSIDE DONT PULL ON IT YOU COULD BREAKE THE PLASTIC HOLDING IT
Question Answered: condensation on the windows with defroster on
December 16, 2010, 01:27 PM
that could be a cracked heater core.look to see if the carpet on the passengers side is getting wet.
Question Answered: Dog Bone Motor Mount?
December 16, 2010, 01:23 PM
it holds your engine level.its on the serpintine belt side of the engine on top.its bolted to the side of the inner fender.it has bushings inside of it and those are most likely worn out is what he meant by saying your mount was torn.
Question Answered: What is the humming sound coming from the driver side front wheel well?
December 15, 2010, 05:50 PM
same thing with my 2001 blazer.i changed the hub and the sound went away.
Question Answered: Cylinder #6 Misfire
December 15, 2010, 05:47 PM
check the resonator pipe just under the the passengers seat underneath.its sounds like it may be getting clogged with carbon.
Question Answered: washer fluid pump not working
December 15, 2010, 05:39 PM
sounds like your gonna have to take out the washer tank and check the pump itself.
Question Answered: Ford Truck Belt Squeaking
December 15, 2010, 05:31 PM
spray some armor all on it.if it still squeaks or falls off i would say the tensioner is bad.
Question Answered: my 1996 dodge avenger
December 15, 2010, 05:25 PM
if its a non interference engine then you'll have no bent valves if its an interferance engine its likely you have terminal damage.
Question Answered: my heater blower quit. i replaced it checked fuses,all it do is click when turned on.
December 15, 2010, 05:19 PM
on the passengers side you'll need to gain access to the blower motor resistor.basic tools and standing on you head for awile while replacing it sounds like a good bet. its up underneath the dash but easy to get to.
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 repairs.im 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 maitenance.best 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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