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Carmaster

Virginia Beach, VA

Free Rental/Loaner cars, Towing, Diagnostics, State Inspections, Oil Changes, Maintenance, Electrical repairs, WIFI, Tune Ups, Brakes, Alignments, Tires, Computer Programming


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Very common for a blower motor to wear out and start drawing too much current and damage the blower motor resistor or module. Some of the things that can cause blower motor not to work include: Blower motor, blower motor wiring, connectors, relay, fuse, switch/control panel, blower motor resistor, blower motor module and Ignition switch. A fuse is a protective device so if it is blown replacing fuse is not normally the fix,correcting the cause of fuse blowing then replacing the fuse would be the correct fix. Often resistors, fuses, wiring connectors, relays switches and modules fail from over load which can be cause by a bad motor or shorted wiring. If you still need help with the diagnosis or repairs please call Kris or Andrew at CarMasters Automotive 456-0722, Jim


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There should be a left and a right front sensor. they are normally mounted low on the front core support. Often it is easier to get at sensors with vehicle on a lift Should not take more than 45 minutes to dis arm and replace a front sensor. If this is something that still needs done that you do not want to do yourself, call Kris or Andrew at CarMasters Automotive 456-0722, Jim


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This seems to be a common problem reported by many owners of cracks by glove box and head unit. The problem is so common that there are several vendors selling wood grain dash kits and dash carpet pads for as low as $37.99 from places like AutoAnything. I hope this helps, Jim CarMasters Automotive


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There are fuses in the under hood and under dash fuse/relay blocks that affect the ignition switch and gear shift position indicator. If you checked all fuses in all locations recommend use manufactures wiring diagram and perform pin point testing. May have a problem such as wiring (sometime a rodent has been know to seek shelter when it is cold and can not resist chewing on wiring)or the ignition switch. If you do not want to perform the required testing please contact Kris or Andrew at CarMasters 456-0722, Jim


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Often on GMs a brake hose can collapse internally and act like a check valve causing brakes to not properly release especially if there is a bracket mid way holding the brake line. Sometime if the bracket is opened a little with a pry bar so the hose is loose that will temporarily improve the releasing of the caliper but hose should still be replaced even if it releases completely as it will likely get worse and being loose in bracket may chaff wearing into hose from the out side that already has an internal problem. This is what I would check first. If you need vehicle, diagnosed and repaired please call Kris or Andrew at CarMasters 456-0722, Jim


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Your transmission flywheel teeth generate a signal to the crankshaft position sensor on the passenger side by the back of the cylinder head in the bell housing. If it got hit during replacement or unpluged engine will crank but not start. If it is not unplugged and you can not test or replace sensor (always test first so not wasting your time or money)call Kris at CarMasters and he can help you get towed in for testing and repairs, Jim


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How do you know it is the alternator? Alternator, tensioner, pulleys, belt, fuseable link, wiring, grounds, and alarm modules are a few of the things that can cause charging problems on your car. If it has not been properly diagnose why it is not charging and not just the fact that it is not charging we can diagnose or replace the your alternator. We have between 2 year and lifetime warranty on alternators, Free loaner vehicles and many other customer benefits or discounts. Call Kris 456-0722 for pricing with warranty options or any ther questions, Thanks, Jim


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A power window regulator is what connects or transfers the power of the window motor to move the glass up and down inside guides or channels. Often the regulator especially cable type as a cable wears can fray and start dragging and binding causing the motor to slow or stop and can eventually over load and cause a motor to fail. Operating an motor over loaded can sometimes also damage the controls like switches, relays, fuses or modules(most common types are Gear, the oldest, a flat nylon tape type used for a few years on GMs and the most common currently cable type which is much lighter and quieter the the original gear types. Other causes of glass moving slow/binding are when the channels/guides felt/rubber is worn, dry/damaged or bent. Cable regulators can also break which will often cause the glass not to go up and sometimes even fall and can hear the motor running when switch is pressed. I hope this helps, Jim CarMasters Automotive.


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If you have a non-digital instrument cluster,most Fords have a shift cable that sometimes has the cable or a adjusting wheel break. Often cables can be re-adjusted with no parts but will not know until disassembled, Jim,CarMasters Automotive


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Should be on the same line with the orifice tube installed at the union between them. The fitting before the orifice tube closest in line to compressor is the high side and the one after the orifice tube closest to the evaporator is the low side.


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