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: fuel induction service interval
December 18, 2010, 06:07 PM
every 45,000 miles it should be checked and chances are it will still operate perfectly even at 90,000.
Question Answered: my beaklights went out
December 17, 2010, 07:03 PM
take a look at the brake switch affixed to your brake pedal.unhook the connector and spray with contact cleaner then try the lights.you may need a new one tho.
Question Answered: Cost for both rear and front brake pad replacement?
December 17, 2010, 07:00 PM
$600 if you take it to a garage.$300 if i did them.$150 if you do it yourself and thats buying the akebono pads which are the best for your vehicle.
Question Answered: Service Engine Soon light on
December 17, 2010, 06:37 PM
cruise on over to your local advance auto or auto zone.they have obd2 scanners and will check your codes for free.
Question Answered: OBD II code PO135
December 17, 2010, 06:34 PM
thats the o2 sensor before the cat converter.
Question Answered: what kind of batteries do i need
December 17, 2010, 06:28 PM
looks like your truck takes 2 batteries.the duralast gold 850 cca is whats called for on your truck.$114.99 a piece with core.part#65-DLG
Question Answered: vibration
December 16, 2010, 05:57 PM
have someone verify the top motor mount bushings are not wore out.also check the condition of the spark plugs and wires.
Question Answered: oil leak from engine valve cover
December 16, 2010, 05:54 PM
avg $200 in the northeast states.
Question Answered: replacing V-belt, poly rib belts & alternator Drive belt cost
December 16, 2010, 05:47 PM
if your drive belt is original,then its time to replace or if it got about 60,000 miles on it since its last change. about $35 for drive belt and $50 for labor.
Question Answered: does timing belt cause major damage if it fails on 2003 pilot
December 16, 2010, 01:56 PM
yes,thats called an interference engine and it will bend the valves causing terminal damage.hopefully your engine is still running and its not broken yet.they reccomend changine the timing belt every 60,000 miles.they will last longer tho but its a gamble not worth paying.inexpensive part but tons of labor.
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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