patrick mannion

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Patrick Mannion Santa Cruz California - Lead Technician/ Shop Foreman with 30 years independent automotive repair shops and dealership experience, Automotive Instructor, and a member of Repairpal staff.
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Question Answered: no clutch or turbo,previous disconnected my alarms messed it up didnt readjust t
March 24, 2012, 08:58 PM
Specialized are probably the best in Santa Cruz to deal with that they are on the frontage road off Highway 1 between S/Cruz and Capitola
Question Answered: Do I need a transmission flush? It was noted the fluid is blackish.
March 24, 2012, 08:54 PM
I would change the transmission oil every 30,000 miles, some have a spin on oil filter, servicing the trans will ensure longer trans life.
Question Answered: P0134 KIA - HO2S11 Circuit No Activity Detected
March 24, 2012, 08:52 PM
I like direct fit O2 sensors preferably Denso brand. Make sure you replace the right sensor, Oxygen sensors are identified by bank and sensor position. Sensor 1 is always pre catalytic converter, sensor two is always post catalytic converter. If an engine is a 4 or 6 cylinder engine the whole engine is considered bank 1, if an engine is a V6, V8, V10....., the engine bank containing cylinder number 1 (first cylinder in the firing order) is considered Bank 1, the other bank is considered Bank 2. Interpretation Oxygen sensor designation B2S1 refers to Bank 2 Sensor 1, it will be the sensor on the engine side of the catalytic converter in bank two. Check this link to determine the cylinder that contains cylinder number 1. http://www.wellsve.com/custom_searches/ds_firing.php Kia as a car manufacturer put a lot of great technical information and work shop manuals on line for free for Kia owners. www.kiatechinfo.com
Question Answered: how do i change the oil pressure sender switch
March 24, 2012, 08:46 PM
I think it is near the oil filter and is easy to replace. There is a company that independent auto repair shops get their information from, this same information is available inexpensively for people that work on their own cars.. The information is year make and model specific, covering repair procedures, torque specifications, fluid capacities and specifications, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online
Question Answered: getting code po442
March 24, 2012, 08:45 PM
Make sure the gas cap is tight and the seal is good. Evaporative Emission system problems are difficult for anyone to diagnose/test and repair themselves at home. Some evaporative diagnosis requires a scan tool to bi-directionally control solenoids to seal off and open and test for leaks. Another useful tool is a machine that generates an inert gas/smoke that when the system is sealed off, if there are any leaks the smoke "show up" where they are. Also some faults can be intermittent and when the codes are erased the self test procedures your computer uses to test the system can take a week or two to self complete as a certain specific drive procedure has to be performed.
Question Answered: what is best part 4 a lower ball joint o2 grandprix gt and ho carries it
March 24, 2012, 08:42 PM
Moog make good parts, look at www.rockauto.com or Napa on line
Question Answered: Why would my gasket blow without no warning of it over heating, only 67000miles
March 24, 2012, 08:40 PM
That mileage is really low, I've never seen problems with the ones we work on. Has it been diagnose for sure as being the fault? I wonder is the temperature warning light working properly or what component failed to cause the gasket to fail.
Question Answered: The lexus dealer quoted me just under $2,000 for to replace my exhaust system...
March 24, 2012, 08:35 PM
Has a catalytic converter failed? There are cheap horrible aftermarket exhausts and exhausts that are universal and get "welded on", but there are good quality exhausts made by companies like Bosal, get a quote from a reputable independent repair shop in your area. Midas exhausts in my opinion are cheaply made.
Question Answered: no start problem
March 24, 2012, 08:32 PM
Will the engine crank over/rotate when the ignition key is turned to the starter position? If it doesn't it is possible that the starter has failed you would have to check for power at the starter when a friends tries to start the engine for you.
Question Answered: My odometer stopped when it hit 300,000, would like to replace it how difficult?
March 19, 2012, 11:56 PM
You probably start with disconnecting the battery to allow the airbag to discharge so it won't deploy accidentally. I take it the speedometer works that it is not a VSS issue (check engine light would be on).There is a company that independent auto repair shops get their information from, this same information is available inexpensively for people that work on their own cars.. The information is year make and model specific, covering repair procedures, torque specifications, fluid capacities and specifications, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online
Problem Reported: Oil Leaks From Camshaft Chain Tensioner and Valve Cover Gaskets
May 27, 2010, 11:08 AM
<p>Engine <a id="ce_59" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/engine-oil">oil</a> leaks are common from the <a class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/valve-cover-gasket-set"><span class="ct_glossary tooltip">valve cover gaskets</span></a> and camshaft chain tensioner gasket.</p>
Car Review: 1990 Mazda Miata MX-5
October 17, 2008, 02:29 PM
As the former owner of half a dozen British sports cars, I came across a great deal on a high mileage slightly beat up Mazda Miata. What a surprise! After doing several minor repairs and catching up on neglected maintenance by the previous owner I started to drive and enjoy my Miata more and more. I asked myself the question do I want to work on my British cars during the week so I could drive the car at the weekend, or drive a convertible any time I wanted. The Mazda has the soul of a MG or Triumph with Japanese reliability. I have put up nearly 180,000 miles not one ounce of trouble. It is a car I know I could get in and drive across the country in the morning if I had too. With minimum care these cars are fun, reliable, economical, cheap to maintain, and a great second hand bargain. Zoom Zoom for ever!!!!
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