ziptie12

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Magic button is 'standard' on all cars now......It is under the left side of dash , just to the right of the steering column. Use 12 guage (double barrel works best) to 're-set'! . . . retired . . stupidity is not chosen , but BEING stupid IS.............
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Question Answered: Cold starts in morning very rough and will die
October 07, 2013, 05:17 PM
Other poss. may be coolant temp sensor. Can have both checked with a good scanner (not 'code reader') to verify function of both. Car should be checked after cooled down to ambient temp.
Question Answered: The electricity isn't flowing through the car and is also not turning over.
October 05, 2013, 09:09 PM
Any history of dead battery and trying to jump-start it?
Question Answered: How do I determine the most probable cause of a starting problem?
October 02, 2013, 07:18 PM
when the car is in a crank-but no-start condition , turn the key to 'run' position and watch the check engine light and listen very carefully for a light click when the light goes out. try several times to verify. IF you do NOT here a click when the light goes out , then it's a good chance you have a failing 'main' relay. IF you do here a click , then you need to check further. Vehicle mileage and maint. history would be good info for us , to start.
Question Answered: Will exhaust manifold leak cause other problems if driven too long?
October 01, 2013, 04:54 PM
if abnormal bob can fix it , then certainly a regular joe can!.............most mechanical (as in exhaust leaks) , will not get better over time , and yes eventually it will start affecting other systems (O2 sensor readings for one).
Question Answered: 2006 W/ less then 80.000 miles. when I hit a bump the truck shakes very hard.
September 30, 2013, 06:16 PM
Does that model have a 'steering damper'? It would look like a shock absorber , mounted sideways with the steering linkage. If that's shot , it may allow excessive side to side wobble in the steering.
Question Answered: 4 speed auto
September 30, 2013, 06:05 PM
nevermind..................didn't read correctly.
Question Answered: Why is it overheating and no heat to cabin with fan and temp high.
September 28, 2013, 06:58 PM
What happens with the thermostat removed? GOOD circulation? If not then suspect water pump impellor is worn out.ANY possibility of incorrect thermostat installation?OR just defective? How are you purging the system ?
Question Answered: Catalytic converter get red hot it runs rough with no power
September 28, 2013, 06:52 PM
Diagnose the 'rich' condition , also.
Question Answered: a little yellow like a wrench came on what does that mean. I just bought the car
September 28, 2013, 06:43 PM
Part of 'maintenance minder' system meant to remind you when and what recommended services are due by time or miles. Comes on when 'oil life' is at or below 15%.
Question Answered: Why would the right headlight quit working and the bulb is good?
September 26, 2013, 08:47 AM
May have individual(left/right) headlight fuses. Also check for good ground , if you have correct voltage to low-beam power wire.
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Comment: Love and Drive the Car That Is Paid For
July 05, 2012, 12:09 PM
Very vague and good style to scare someone into repairs.I've seen that type of visual tactic used to scare uneducated people into many unnecessary repairs over the span of 30 years.Seeing is believing? YEAH. JUST MY OPINION. What other info was the client given?What about the newer T/Cs with hydraulic tensioners etc.?I'm sorry I'm such a sceptic ,and I apologize for sounding offensive , I'm just very defensive of the consumer.
Comment: Tire Pressure Monitor Systems Explained
July 05, 2012, 11:49 AM
First , I would like to agree with the comments regarding the safety aspects of having TPMS on cars.Second ,working at a dealership and being paid on a flat rate basis , I can't stand having to waste time on checking peoples air pressure (when that's all they come in for!). In most owners manuals ,to this day , it still states to check fluid levels and tire pressures at each fill up. Whatever happened to OWNER RESPONSIBILITY? IF it's so simple , that we should do it for free , then why isn't it simple enough for the owner? This IS just my opinion.
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