backyard tech

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I am a auto repair shop owner. I have 40 + years experience in the industry.
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Question Answered: Why are my rotors wearing out faster than my brake pads?
September 08, 2011, 03:45 PM
You do not put pads on without resurfacing or replacing the rotors. The "someone" did not do the job right.
Question Answered: cant find location of thermostat
September 08, 2011, 03:41 PM
It is a pain in the balls for an experienced Tech.
Question Answered: How long does it take a 2001 ford excursion 5.4L V8 to travel from 0 to 55?
September 08, 2011, 03:39 PM
What is your problem? There is not a set answer. Do you have a check engin e light on?
Question Answered: Truck is super slow to fuel up? Do you know of any known problems or fixes?
September 08, 2011, 03:00 PM
There's a 8 page document from GM on this problem. What i find very interesting is that it's not a TSB. Contact me at
Question Answered: Were is the EGR Valve Located
September 04, 2011, 03:20 PM
What is the trouble code that has led you to believe you need to know where the EGR valve is.
Question Answered: Engine gets hot and fluid comes out of the reservoir.Doesnt happen all the time.
September 01, 2011, 08:29 PM
Pt Cruisers are will known for restricted radiators. I had a customer come to me after he replaced every thing in the cooling system except the radiator. I used a power flush gun to flush the cooling system. It is very expensive to replace the radiator in that car. I told the customer if the power flush of the cooling system did not fix it we would have to replace the radiator. Guess what it fix the problem. DO NOT CONTINUE TO DRIVE THE CAR. If you do not address the problem you will be putting a head gasket on the engine or worse.
Question Answered: Does this vehicle have a wireless control module & if so where is it located at?
September 01, 2011, 08:24 PM
Just because the dealer sells the car doesn't mean the know how to work on it. Take it to a ford friendly independant repair shop. Explain your problem and see and listen to their suggestions.
Question Answered: new compressor/dryer not getting cold.has correct amount of freon with rear air
September 01, 2011, 08:19 PM
First off there is no dryer on this vehicle. It is an accumulator. The front air uses an orfice tube. the rear air uses an expansion valve. You have a bad rear expansion valve
Question Answered: how can i replace emergency brake brake pads on my 2009 jeep wrangler x
September 01, 2011, 08:16 PM
Just go to and spend $27 to get the info you want.
Question Answered: When turning from a stopped position feels like one of the back wheels
September 01, 2011, 08:14 PM
You need to have rear differential oil level checked. I would have the cover pulled off and inspected.
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Car Review: 2006 Hummer H3
July 30, 2009, 02:57 PM
Over priced for what you get!
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