big brad

Technician
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I have been a tech for just about 23 years. I work at a crazy used car dealer and run my own shop in the evenings and weekends. I have experience in many makes and models. I have solved many tough issues and have been handed some rig jobs and brought them back to life. Always lookin to tickle my brain with crazy problems so ask away and I will give you my best advise . Thanks
Recent Activity

Question Asked: oil in cyl 1 n it dont smoke until u idle then it starts to smoke
March 06, 2013, 12:27 PM
got a multi cylinder misfire
Question Answered: power door locks and closing assist door & trunk don't work
March 28, 2013, 07:20 PM
may wanna ckeck bcm
Question Answered: Headlight goes off and on when I hint some bumps in the road way
March 28, 2013, 07:18 PM
needs a bulb
Question Answered: how many fuel pumps does my mercedes have?
March 26, 2013, 08:28 PM
2 pick ups and one pump tank is over drive shift so it splits on each side . one piik up pullf fuel over to primray pump then up to engine they are under beck seat
Question Answered: 4 cyl EX w/ 230,000 mi, starts but runs real rough for 15 seconds & stalls out
March 26, 2013, 08:23 PM
clean throttle plate and tune it up
Question Answered: check engine light is on and shows code P0305 what is this code?
March 26, 2013, 08:19 PM
that is cylinder 5 misfire possibly coil, plug ,injector, ignition wire , pull number 5 wire off and see if you got spark youll feel a difference in the way it runs
Question Answered: have a 2004corolla it has 182000 miles do I need to get a new timing belt soon
March 26, 2013, 08:15 PM
I think it would be a good idea also change water pump and any questional pullelys they recommend change of timing belt at 90k so I would look in to it good luck
Question Answered: What causes an excessive amount of white smoke coming from the exhaust pipe?
March 24, 2013, 07:58 PM
intake or head gasket
Question Answered: My right rear floor pan has rusted through. I cant seem to find a replacement
March 24, 2013, 07:53 PM
lift up rug cut rusted area out,take some thin metal or metal sign cut to fit then weld in ,put silicone around top and bottom you can even weld from bottom but put silicone on bottom of car then undercoat heavily . you may have to take out seat be careful welding inside car . this is one of the waysyou can fix it yourself ue a hammer to form metal as you weld .
Question Answered: Where is the aux fan sensor located?
March 24, 2013, 12:04 PM
look under pass side headlight or in that general area there is a relay that controls fan those are the most common problem also is the coolant temp sensor reading you will need a scanner to see what the ecm is reading
Question Answered: my code reader says there is a problem with the primary ignition, what is that?
March 24, 2013, 11:50 AM
what is the code number like po401
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Comment: Why There Is a Shortage of Skilled Automotive Technicians - Part 1
March 16, 2013, 09:31 PM
being a mechanic is not an easy job anymore . what a lot of people don't realize is the technology in most cars is so complexed seems like there is a computer or a module for every component in the vehicle. companies only release some of the data that is needed to diagnose but it is very faint . ive been swinging wrenches and getting covered in grease for 25 years .I used to love it .its hard to find a boss who will send a 45 year old guy to school so I just basically teach myself and forget about finding someonewho will pay you what your worth . I hope the industry ddont go too much further cause its not gonna get better.