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DaveJM

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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: Car stalls and jerk while driving
May 27, 2017, 11:26 PM
Have you had a proper diagnosis performed to inspect engine performance, fuel control, spark control, air intake control, even transmission operation? Stalling is a serious issue, and testing will surely tell what is lacking when stalling occurs. You could even have a torque converter lock up issue, for example, at certain speeds causing a transmission concern and a stall as a result. It's a stretch, but possible. Very important you have testing done.
Question Answered: Car tachometer stays in red anytime I hold gas pedal to floor in first gear
May 27, 2017, 11:19 PM
Hello, not understanding, you are trying to damage your vehicle? We can assist with repair help, or informational help, but not destruction.
Question Answered: Its throwing p0303
May 27, 2017, 11:14 PM
Hello, is this a 4 cylinder or V6 model? How many miles? You mention P0303 and then say it is misfiring on 2 cylinders -- how are you aware of 2? Have you checked your oil level lately, do you have to add oil between oil changes? All important questions - let me know and I can try to help.
Question Answered: My emergency brake does not work.
May 27, 2017, 11:13 PM
Hello, when you say it does not work at all -- does the handle pull all the way up with no engagement? Are you using it when parking the vehicle? Tell me what is happening.
Question Answered: My car is stalling when I try and turn on
May 26, 2017, 10:18 PM
I'm sorry to say that I can imagine no correlation whatsoever to replacing your radio and the engine stalling. You have something abnormal going on with engine performance. Unless you were under the hood running cabling for some kind of advanced audio system, I do not see any problem related. If you were under the hood running wiring, check for any wiring or hoses disconnected on accident, that could be related to engine performance, engine vacuum, air intake. Beyond that, you will need to have an engine performance diagnosis.
Question Answered: Under driver dash
May 26, 2017, 10:07 PM
If your oil light is on, you need to check for base engine oil pressure. Also check for proper oil level. If oil pressure is low, you could have an internal engine problem. Running rough may or may not be related to this problem.
Question Answered: What is code1525
May 26, 2017, 10:05 PM
The direct definition is: "ABV solenoid valve (vacuum) circuit malfunction". This is the air bypass valve. The valve could be failed, the wiring could be compromised, or the engine's processor could be at fault. There is testing required to get to the needed results that will find faults with what is malfunctioning.
Question Answered: I have a question regarding replacing intake and exhaust solenoids
May 26, 2017, 10:00 PM
I'm sorry, I can't find "intake and exhaust solenoids in the repair manual. I don't know what to recommend not knowing what the parts you are replacing are.
Question Answered: Can my air mass flow senor stop my car from cranking
May 26, 2017, 09:48 PM
No, your mass air flow sensor cannot stop your Grand Am from cranking. You are turning the key and nothing happens?
Question Answered: told speedometer problem caused by blown fuse
May 26, 2017, 09:48 PM
Hello, do you have a conventional speedometer, or a digital one? This makes a difference. The conventional speedometer is driven by a cable. The electronic digital one is fed information via a vehicle speed sensor. If you have digital, and it's reading "0", you would test the vehicle speed sensor circuit first. If it is digital and does not illuminate at all, it can be the cluster itself. Check circuit protection (fuses / etc) first before replacing parts.
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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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