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: Both back up lights blo,new fuse=both work 1st time, then 2nd time fuse blows
June 24, 2012, 06:22 PM
IF you put a REALLY high amp fuse in , then maybe you'll see smoke were the short is so you can fix it and then put the right voltage fuse back in....or you can check for wire damage in the tailgate area harness and make absolutely sure you have the correct type bulb and it is in the socket correctly....really...you'd be surprised......oh just messin about the right voltage fuse... they control current (amperes) not voltage.
Question Answered: iterfearance fit.
June 24, 2012, 07:23 AM
Sounds like a factory service manual would be a GOOD start.
Question Answered: replace front angel eye
June 24, 2012, 07:20 AM
With the same or better malfunction?...In other words WHAT'S the m..f.? gulb out? Angel lost wings? angle (corner marker lamp) wires damaged ? bad Ground ? Loose connection? Dim? Installation is reverse of removal. OWNERS MANUAL.
Question Answered: why does my transmission seem to shift gears fast
June 24, 2012, 07:16 AM
"OWNERS MANUAL" twenty years of college and a few million in the bank still won't make up for not reading a really BORING book. It sometimes has better info then the service manual(scarey thought). Reminds me of a customer I had years ago , that was literally a 'rocket scientist' (no kidding) , and he screwed up head gaskets on a ford ranger V-6 , USING THE SERVICE MANUAL! although that thought was uhm...useless.never mind....
Question Answered: The owners manual says to correct the fuel/air mixture at higher altitudes.
June 24, 2012, 06:52 AM
Both are...Air density changes , and if all normal maint. has been kept up with ,assuming no mech/elect defects , the computer automatically adjusts the mixture using readings from little thingys called sensors , O2s ,MAP , BAP,MAF(SOME),IAT , TPS , CTS , BPEGR , VLS , ETC.....BUT IF IT'S KARBRATED....OH WELL..
Question Answered: idols up and down
June 24, 2012, 06:38 AM
I.A.C. >>>If your not sure how to test it,then it'll be less expensive to have someone experienced with E.F.I. diagnose it<<< make sure you Tell them what screws you've turned and parts have been replaced so they don'waste their time and your money.The idle air adjustment screw has a cap on it from the factory for a reason........this is a year and a half late .....but was my guess close? If you can't dazzle them with brilliance , baffle them with bu.......
Question Answered: Losing Power
June 22, 2012, 11:05 AM
How many miles on it? automatic or manual trans? check engine light on? Smooth loss of power or rough/shaking feel? Better as long as you don't go over 3000 RPM? It only takes a few seconds to foul a spark plug , so having had them changed 'a couple of YEARS ago' is a starting point . distributer , PCM , V-TEC (if equipped), Think of it as a living breathing being and learn how it's "organs' (parts) all work together and it'll be much easier to diagnose by symptom (response to your input while driving) FOR EXAMPLE does it feel athsmatic, or does it feel like someones holding their foot on the brake?... By the way ....does anyone out there know how to remove passenger side lug nuts from a '65 plymouth barracuda??
Question Answered: i have a p0420 on my honda
June 22, 2012, 10:54 AM
P0420= catalyst below efficiency level-not a sensor problem. 4 or 6 cyl. engine? will determine what cat is needed . Have dealer check VIN# for possible software updates prior to throwing parts at it (may just be software error)................kinda like the very last line of answer #2.....I've only done ....like a hundred of those updates .for exactly that reason....never mind ....
Question Answered: How to reset light after water resevoir was fixed? It still comes up water.
June 22, 2012, 07:16 AM
find out how the sensor works ?does the broken stem have a float with an electrical contact on it?(like some brake reservoir switches) ..also you say 'water' I say 'BMW coolant'...BIG difference water BAD BAD BAD for aluminum
Question Answered: I want to get my car service for the first time, how much is this gonna cost?
June 21, 2012, 09:40 PM
take it to the dealer .How many miles on it?Is it parked out doors. Let me know , I can tell you what to expect them to sell/tell you and what would be realistic.HONDA PARTS FOR HONDA CARS! ...I believe same for any other make. Factory parts are best.EXCEPT for a YUGO.(oops)
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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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