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I am a ASE Master Certified Technician with other 10 years of experience. I am also ASE L1 advanced specialist certified and X1 undercar specialist certified. I love to help others and to educate about automotive service repairs and maintenance. Now, what can i do for you?
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Question Answered: A/C leaks water into passenger side floor when running
January 25, 2014, 09:40 AM
Evaporator drain hose is either located underneath the vehicle or at the firewall. See if there is a rubber hose sticking out of firewall or undercarriage then check if it is clogged. Pour water on the outside of the vehicle to see if its coming inside the cabin. Also check cowl if its clogged with leaves from fall season.
Question Answered: constant new batteries and car keeps draining batteries. alternator not problem
January 25, 2014, 09:24 AM
First, make sure all lights and accessories are off. If it still drawing power, you might have a parasitic draw, anything above 50mv can drain a battery. Have it tested by a reputable mechanic/shop
Question Answered: when i reach 50+ miles per hour the steering wheel starts shaking, someone help.
August 29, 2013, 02:04 PM
check tire condition and balancing. also check steering and suspension for looseness or play
Question Answered: NGK iridium IX spark plugs OK or is there a better brand?
August 29, 2013, 02:02 PM
Use OEM for the best results. Motorcraft fortunately is available at the aftermarket stores like carquest etc...
Question Answered: water is coming in on the pass.side under the dash.not sure if ac on or raining.
August 29, 2013, 02:00 PM
Make sure the drainage for ac is not blocked. That could cause it to overflow into the interior.
Question Answered: how to remove 2 bolts locking harness on 1998 Honda Civic LX AT ignition switch?
August 26, 2013, 03:46 PM
either drilled out or grind off.
Question Answered: does anyone have a photo of what all the warning lights/letters on dash cluster?
August 26, 2013, 03:44 PM here ya go!
Question Answered: my transmission will not shift gears. i am onli getting third and drive??????
August 26, 2013, 03:42 PM
Rebuilt or used trans? i would bring it back to the place where you got the work done. Should be covered under warranty of it rebuilt transmission.
Question Answered: my ford escape died at a stop sigh no power to interior has lights
August 26, 2013, 03:41 PM
Check battery, battery fuses, and charging system.
Question Answered: oil coolant pipe ha snapped underneath,starts but doesn't drive,is it costly.
August 26, 2013, 03:40 PM
Are you talking about transmission oil cooler? im guessing because if it does not move then its transmission related.
Problem Reported: Crankshaft sensor / Stalls after 15 minutes of driving
July 02, 2013, 03:57 PM
Problem Reported: Heater Stuck on Hottest Setting Due to Broken Heater Blend Door
May 27, 2010, 11:08 AM
<p>A failed heater blend door or actuator can cause the temperature control for the <a id="ce_8277" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/heating-ac">HVAC</a> system to stop working. A clicking sound from the dash area would commonly indicate an actuator fault. If the heater gets stuck on the hottest setting, the heater blend door may be broken requiring replacement of the heater box to repair the issue.</p>
Car Review: 2001 Honda Civic
July 02, 2013, 03:49 PM
Reliable, cheap to maintain. Classic civic. daily driver. Good job honda!
Car Review: 2000 Volkswagen Passat
July 02, 2013, 02:47 PM
I got the passat 4 motion which is 4wd. Pretty cool to use on winter time. but here are the commons. front suspension corrodes and hard to remove so you end up replacing all components. caliper rear just crapped out on me. but thats ok, rust in illinois is my enemy, thats just mother nature who am i to complain? :) very good car solid. and maintenance is not so bad. i will be driving this one for awhile.
Car Review: 1994 Mercedes-Benz S320
July 02, 2013, 02:44 PM
If you want a luxurious sedan. This is it. rides smooth extra quiet with its double pane glass (looks like bulletproof glass). but of course when you buy luxury, guess what maintenance is luxury too. :)
Car Review: 2002 Honda S2000
July 02, 2013, 02:41 PM
Truly an awesome car. its at its simplest form of a convertible sports car. its nimble, quick, reliable and is good looking. Lowered it with 9 inch wide wheels.
Car Review: 1999 Saab 9-5
July 02, 2013, 02:39 PM
Love the car but man its so expensive to maintain especially now that saab do not make cars. parts are harder and harder to find which mean they are expensive. Engine is solid but leaks so much oil around the gaskets like valve cover, timing cover, oil seals, turbo gaskets. Primarily due to bad crankcase breathing system which was updated but did very little help. Still leaks. Transmission is good and engine is good i have over 230k miles on this and its still the stock engine and trans. Big repairs include timing cover gasket leak repair which includes replacement of head gasket. brake booster leaks, turbo charger, replaced alternator twice. SID display goes blank and flickers a common problem. Antitheft module alarms on its own at times if you live in a rust belt like illinois. these items corrode faster with salt on the road. but other than that i still love it and enjoy driving it. I spun out on the highway going 70mph during winter with my whole family in it and everyone walked away no one was hurt. even my saab wasnt hurt, well couple bruises on the bumpers but thats it.
Car Review: 2001 BMW X5
July 02, 2013, 02:24 PM
First bought this X5 is very stunning good rugged looks but unlike other trucks this is elegant and stylish. Love bmw's because they never go out of style, even for an older model does not look so old. As with any car/truck common problems plauge such as Coolant reservoir, PCV system, Sway bar links, front axles, mass air flow meter to name a few. but not so bad.
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