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Supervising auto repair for the last 20+ years. Direct experience with Ford/Lincoln/Mercury; Hyundai, Acura, Honda, Toyota, Scion, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Chevrolet, Cadillac, medium and heavy trucks, motor homes, buses and more.
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Question Answered: right signal lights blinking fast
October 23, 2017, 01:40 PM
Hello, a signal blinking fast is caused by either an incorrect or burned out bulb. It could be that one of two filaments in the bulb are burned out, which could be misleading.
Question Answered: My 2004 Range Rover tranfer box problem
October 23, 2017, 01:40 PM
Hello, sounds like some kind of electrically monitored concern is occurring. It won't be possible to know much without troubleshooting. For some local shops near you, check this link: https://repairpal.com/land+rover-within-10-miles-of-lake-havasu-city-arizona-86406
Question Answered: What are some reasons my check engine light came on in my 2007 Kia Optima?
October 23, 2017, 01:38 PM
Hello, there are many reasons a check engine light could come on. The only real area you can handle without technically troubleshooting is to ensure your fuel cap is securely fastened. If it is loose, evaporative emission system testing during vehicle operation cannot successfully occur, and the light will come on. This will happen during normal driving. All other causes will require hands on troubleshooting to find out which fuel, ignition, air intake or emissions system area is malfunctioning.
Question Answered: My 05 dodge magnum lost all power interior and will not start?
October 23, 2017, 01:36 PM
Hello, that sounds pretty negative; I would make efforts to first disconnect the 12 volt battery and then access and dry out the area of the fuse box. Inspect with the battery disconnected to see what damage may have occurred, and address accordingly.
Question Answered: drivers side all four coils dont fire
October 23, 2017, 01:35 PM
Hello, the 12B637 wiring harness that feeds power to the ignition coils utilizes the same circuit for all 8 coils to provide power needed. Data from the crankshaft position and camshaft position sensors feed into the engine's processor, which then commands which coils to fire -- 2 at a time.Testing will be needed to verify that the coils indeed are not firing, and then backwards test to find out what is keeping that from occurring. Suggest referencing a shop manual and wiring diagram.
Question Answered: Engine doesn't turn over. Battery isn't dead
October 23, 2017, 01:26 PM
Hello, Perception of the battery not being "dead" could be slightly misleading. A different amount of power is needed to turn lights on, compared to the power needed to turn the starter motor which turns the engine to start it. Start with a battery test first. A good tester will check state of charge and the ability to handle a load. Once you eliminate the battery and find it to be officially "good", you can pursue further testing of the electrical and engine mechanical systems.
Question Answered: 2004 Pacifica Dash lights stay on after key is out. No Keyless entry, no lift ga
October 22, 2017, 03:05 PM
Hello, definitely some kind of wiring concern going on. Could be within the electrical ignition switch as well. Testing is required to figure this all out. As a side note, think of any abnormal circumstances of late -- any repairs in the vehicle of note, any damage, any concerns? Likely related.
Question Answered: Why is my passenger blinker working on my jeep but not the trailer?
October 22, 2017, 03:03 PM
Hello, aftermarket wiring harnesses (Uhaul) and factory wiring often creates concerns with lights. Unfortunately, it takes analysis of your trailer wiring diagram or schematic along with the Jeep one and the Uhaul one. Once you have information that is able to link up, you can learn what the problem is. Don't forget to check circuit protection (fuses) when it comes to lighting.
Question Answered: Removing cooling fan 1999 Chevrolet cavilier
October 22, 2017, 03:01 PM
Hello, the shop manual does not address specifically where fasteners are, but does seem to indicate two clips or tabs and one bolt, plus the wiring connector.
Question Answered: 2004 dodge neon wont shift out of 1st
October 22, 2017, 02:59 PM
Hello, if the (automatic?) transmission will not shift out of first gear, then there is likely some kind of mechanical or electrical issue that needs to be resolved. Unfortunately, it will require hands on testing to get to the bottom of your concern.
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Car Review: 2008 Ford Expedition
September 20, 2010, 12:12 AM
I have an EL with the 18" wheels. I should have gotten the 20". The handling on this boat leaves a lot to be desired. I mean for emergency purposes, not for sporty driving! Everything is satisfactory, but nothing is exceptional. The passenger front sitting position is uncomfortable with the dash at the leg area. The drive train is ok - the transmission can hunt, clunk and extend a gear too long on a grade. The lights...I have had more bulbs burn out on this vehicle in two years than any other vehicle ever. The fog light lenses never stood a chance against road debris. The engine is solid, but really could use a little more power. The dual zone climate control (and rear) is annoying and does not put different air where you want it, the way you want it. But...when you have cargo to carry...lots of kids...etc...there really is no other choice in the segement than an EL.
Car Review: 2010 Honda Accord
September 16, 2010, 01:04 AM
My 2010 Accord is very practical and reliable. It is "good", but does not do anything "great". Not a car to get terribly excited over. Mine is a 5 speed manual transmission EX, so it's more entertaining to drive, even with the anemic 4 cylinder engine. The 160 watt radio leaves an awful lot to be desired. Still, the car is solid, has nice lines, heats and cools well, drives well, and is safe.
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