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: After head gasket, P0401, Catlyst, and O2 Snsr.
June 21, 2012, 05:34 PM
I know it's been almost 2 years since the question posted but I' really curious....did you ever get it fixed and was it by the same ASE "master tech"????? jus curious.......
Question Answered: what does a gear position switch in 02 Honda Civic do?
June 21, 2012, 05:29 PM
It tells the PCM what gear position your transmission is in. any trans service recently ? could be an adjustment ,but unlikely. Best to have a trusted shop with the right scan tool diagnose it. (dealer may be best and easiest to hold accountable for their diagnosis)
Question Answered: will a camber kit improve my car's alignment?
June 21, 2012, 05:23 PM
has the car been hit , or do you have non-stock rims/tires on it?Is it lowered? If yes to any of these than the extra adjustment a camber kit will allow will help.If 'no' to those questions AND you're not having tire wear issues then they just want to sell stuff (in my OPINION).BE sure you don't need tie-rods or control arm bushings...common on those years .
Question Answered: Where is the Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor located on a 2003 Chevy Cavalier?
June 21, 2012, 11:03 AM
get service manual. many models with electric fans have a 'coolant temp sensor' for the PCM (engine controls) and another one for the gauge and fan controls .check to see if the fan(s) come on with the a/c turned on , if so then that should rule out faulty fan motors. wiring diagrams and circuit descriptions would be very helpful for you.also with key off/out physically check the fan(s) for damage / free movement.
Question Answered: It misses at idle and on acceleration. More so under load.
June 21, 2012, 10:56 AM
Suggest pulling plugs to start. keep track of which cylinder each plug came out of.have some one who is knowledgable about 'reading' plugs take a look for signs of poor wear or firing. MAKE SURE that you have the factory specified plugs in it!!! sometimes aftermarket will sell you fancier plugs OR the incorrect cheaper plugs. check for signs of restricted exhaust.if suspected , improvise by 'creating a leak in front of the 'restriction' (loosen something...carefully) and test driv or monitor with vacuum guage or scanner (MAP or BAP voltage)
Question Answered: Shout off while driving on freeway.Pulled over,it started right up,
June 21, 2012, 10:46 AM
Check engine light BEFORE it shut off? How many miles on engine? check dealer first ..Be prepared with VIN # so they can check for recalls , updates , warranty status etc. Also be prepared to answer questions about maint. history & other symptoms/changes in driving conditions.
Question Answered: How do i add refrigerant to the AC?
June 21, 2012, 10:29 AM
First look for wet oily spots on all lines to and from the compressor,do a good visual check for damage and wet spots on condensor.fix leaks first.If you just want to band-aid it with a can of r-134 (with dye) than use caution and follow directions (read twice then try) good luck!don't know if any brand is better than another -they're all regulated to an extent.
Question Answered: transmission fluid color at 155000 miles
June 21, 2012, 10:14 AM
ONLY use FACTORY fluid...If it doesn't look and smell like brand new ,do 2 or three drain & fills I personally don't recommend using a flush machine ...at higher miles it can stir up more problems than it fixes.DEFINITELY stick to factory fluid!!!!
Question Answered: The car sqeaks as I drive. i had the struts replaced but still sqeaks very loud
June 21, 2012, 10:09 AM
describe conditions...HOW fast..bumps ..turns...accelerating...braking...sudden left/right turns...noise more noticable with windows up/down...let us know more and we can help.!
Question Answered: What are the possibilities that cause the check engine light to stay on?
June 21, 2012, 10:05 AM
to many possibilities to list...get it scanned , get codes ,determine then if you need to get further diagnostics,to narrow down the Cause of the code(s)
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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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