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I started working on cars in 1972 through a vocational skill center, while in High School. I continued my training through my senior year in 1975, and received a certificate for 900 hours of Auto body training. I have continued my training while employed with GM dealership, GM fabracating plant. Army Motor Pool, Dodge, Chrysler, and Ford Dealership. And now owner of my own shop .
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Question Answered: Low Air flow from vents
December 18, 2010, 06:49 PM
the hot / cold blender door is probably broken and blocking the air flow from blower motor. This is a common problem for Dodge trucks and requires you to remove the dash to repair.
Question Answered: What does OEM stand for?
December 18, 2010, 05:54 PM
Original equipment manufacturer, ie G.M. Delco parts, Dodge Mopar, Ford motorcraft. If the part was not the same as installed by company that bult it, it is a after market part.
Question Answered: tranny
December 18, 2010, 05:29 PM
pressure control solenoid, and shift soleniods are located in the transmission on the valve body. you will need to remove transmission pan and fitler. soleniods are usually held in place with a clip that pulls out and pushes back into place after solenoid is replaced electrical connection is clip type also. you will need to be able to jack up car and support it, work will be done underneith the car. basic tools will be all that is needed for this repair
Question Answered: ABS (and Brake) lights on panel? Repair?
December 18, 2010, 04:48 PM
ABS (and Brake) lights on together could be caused by low brake fluid in the master cylinder or brake pads worn out and calipers extended to far. I would look at these first then scan for codes. scanner will tell if it is a wheel speed sensor and which wheel it is. Or if problem is in the control module
Question Answered: Headlight problem
December 18, 2010, 07:35 AM
look in fuse box under the hood, to see if you have a bad fuse to LH low beam. If fuse is good, check for power to bulb socket. Be sure when replacing these type bulbs you don't touch the bulb with your bare fingers, oils in your skin can blow bulb.
Question Answered: No heat output.
December 18, 2010, 07:29 AM
move selector switch from hot to cold and listen inside the vents for a change in fan sound. If nothing changes the blend door or door motor is a great place to start.
Question Answered: no power to radio, gps, car lighter, and dvd player
December 18, 2010, 07:24 AM
sounds like you have lost power to your body control module. take it to near by auto parts store see if they will scan for free to see if it has stored code. this wouldn't show a check eninge light for this problem. code reader has to look at more then just PCM.
Question Answered: Blower motor won't blow
December 18, 2010, 07:17 AM
If it is blowing fuses, unplug the blower motor and repace the fuse see if it still blows fuse. Check for power at the blower motor plug, If no power may be fan speed resistor. If you have power to the plug your blower motor is probably bad.
Question Answered: check engine light
December 18, 2010, 06:59 AM
they might of unplugged a sensor that didn't plugged back in, like power steering pressure switch. or could be other problem unrelated to that repair. If they won't check it out again for free take it to a auto parts store near you for free scan of codes and see what shows up.
Question Answered: Check engine light- Loss of compression in two of the cylinders
December 18, 2010, 06:20 AM
you probably blew a head gasket, you wouldn.t need to replace the engine. replace the head gasket , have the head refaced and checked for cracks machine shop will do both of those for about $70.00
Problem Reported: Intake Manifold Gaskets May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil
September 15, 2010, 10:06 PM

The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Our technicians tell us that operating the engine  with a coolant/oil mix can result in internal engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct these leaks.

Car Review: 2003 Hyundai Elantra
January 01, 2011, 09:45 PM
We bought our 2003 Elantra new, it has 198,000 plus miles and still drives and looks great ! other then normal oil changes and belt replacement and tires, we have only had to replace the battery and altenator. exhaust and suspention still like new, engine and transmission working great with no leaks. The body still has great fitting doors, hood , trunk and finish in great shape too. We did have a few Interior issues I felt we should not have had for as well as car has been kept up. the vanity mirror cover broke at hinges on passengers sun visor, hole woren in carpet under drivers mat, color came off front door arm rests the first year. Over all a really great car well worth every penny and even more. Will be at top of list to look at when we need another car.
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