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Iam a mobile mechanic working in the San bernardino CA.area I have 22 years expierence as a mechanic,the last three years has been with autos.
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Question Asked: Ihave a problem with it shutting down
April 05, 2016, 05:11 AM
Ihave two codes 1491 and 0118,the van stalls now and then ,but it starts up again,Ialso have the same problem with a 1998 dodge ram.Does anybody know something really is a problem?
Question Asked: Has problem starting
March 30, 2016, 06:31 AM
It was in an accident,wont start now ,it was minor damage to hood and bumper,found fuel cut off switch and reset it ,it has a code that says keep alive voltage to low ,what could this be?
Question Asked: I have a fuel problem
March 25, 2016, 07:30 AM
The car wont start ,the fuel pump doesnt come on when i turn on ignition but if i use starting fluid it will start and keep running ,could this maybe be the crank sensor?
Question Asked: I have code p1698 ,the injectors are firing but there is no spark,
March 15, 2016, 06:52 AM
I have changed coils and wires but there is still no spark
Question Asked: Car has no power,
February 29, 2016, 05:28 AM
I put a head gasket on my sentra,everything seems fine,it runs fine when its in park and you accelerate but when you drive it it has no power,I changed the spark plugs ,the compression checked ok,when I visually check the fire it seems more of a yellow color instead of blue. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks
Question Asked: Problem with push rods
November 30, 2015, 09:48 AM
Had a leak in intake manifold,wich caused the crankcase to fill with oil and the car was driven for a while like this.I replaced the intaken manifold gasket,now the push rods are opening the valves slightly so theres no compression, I have them withb the 5.68 lenghts in the intake and the 6"lengths in the exhaust valves but they are opening the vallves,there is no adjustment on the rocker arm,it says to just torque the rocker arm bolt down what could be wrong?Hope someone can help.
Question Asked: I have to replace my tcc sileniod switch [transmissionclutch control switch] can
November 11, 2015, 03:29 PM
I do this myself and where is it
Question Asked: Having problems with trans or motor
January 21, 2015, 01:58 PM
When im cruising along at 55 or 60 there is a small jerking sensatoin sometimes It seems to be when the car is in overdrive and going uphill or downhill.the transmission seems strong and isnt slipping and there isnt any ob2 codes Hard problem to answer but does anyone have any suggestions?
Question Asked: Motor in my ford van recently has a crack in the block
January 21, 2015, 07:38 AM
My ford van has a crack in the block due to freezing up in cold weather,The crack is on the outside only and coolant is not getting in the oil ,it still runs good The crack is behind the starter and is leaking coolant is it possible to weld or jb weld the crack for a temporary fix,until I can find another motor?
Question Asked: I have a spark plug issue
January 07, 2015, 06:33 AM
When I put new plugs in after a while the gap in them are smashed down ,the car will still run if i set the gap again,it sounds crazy, but is there something with motor that could cause this.?
Question Answered: what is Code P0420
May 15, 2012, 08:48 AM
It could few different things,a bad converter,one of the 02 sensors,ignition timing,exhhaust leaks,or possibly a faulty engine coolant tempature sensor.
Question Answered: Rattle in right rear tire
May 15, 2012, 08:26 AM
Im not sure you may have an axle problem,but i would check the wheel right away,the rattling may be a lug nut that has come loose and is rattling inside the hubcap.or maybe a wornout wheel bearing.
Question Answered: I replace my cluch myself everything works good but it wont go in 5th or revres
May 14, 2012, 02:49 PM
If you have to push the peddle all the way to the floor to shift into 1,2,3,and fourth,you might need to bleed the clutch better.If you dont have it bled properly you might not get some gears.
Question Answered: starting to see water come out the tailpipe in park
May 14, 2012, 08:20 AM
If you have a cylinder miss firing it could bild up condensation in the combustion chamber wich will leave thru th exhaust.It could have a bad head gasket,cracked head or block,or a problem with the intake,a hydrocarbons test or cylinder leak down test will reveal major issues.
Question Answered: is it normal for temp guage to rise when a/c is on? I recently replaced radiator
May 14, 2012, 08:09 AM
Your cooling fans should operate when ever the a/c is on if there not it will get hot or overheat.You might have other issues such as a bad thermostat,clogged radiator ,or the fans may not be working at all.
Question Answered: My car idles high in park and neutral. Could it be valve adjustment is needed?
May 14, 2012, 07:31 AM
Sounds like your idle air control valve,removing and cleaning may work but you probaly have to replace it.
Question Answered: My car is still leaking antifreeze from somewhere. was running hot thermostat.
May 13, 2012, 04:24 PM
If your water pump is grinding you can take off the belt and try to move the water pump pulley back and forth it will have lots of slop in the shaft if its bad.Also you can get a loaner tool from autozone ,called the radiator pressure tester.it will reveal leaks better than just running the engine;be careful not to pump it up higher than the maximum pressure rated on your radiator cap.
Question Answered: is this vehicle or does it have an interference fit engine?
May 13, 2012, 04:09 PM
You can check by going to gates belts ,click on the timing belt section ,scroll down and you will see a section that will let check to see if you have an interference motor,i checked the 1.8 accura and it is a interference motor,Sorry.
Question Answered: Is it possible to go in thru the trunk to fix a gas pump/gauge ?
May 13, 2012, 04:00 PM
Some of the sevilles have an access panel for the fuel pump /sending unit ,it would be under the spare tire in the trunk, you would possibly have to remove the lining to,the fuel pump and sending unit come as one module the sending unit controls the gas gauge.
Question Answered: waterpump replacement how many flat ratehours for this job
May 13, 2012, 10:42 AM
It calls for 6 hours labor and 60 for parts
Problem Reported: Blown/Cracked Head Gasket Can Cause White Smoke From Exhaust
September 15, 2010, 10:07 PM
<p>White smoke coming from the exhaust could indicate that a <a id="ce_137" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/head-gasket">head gasket</a> has blown or there is a cracked <a id="ce_10160" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/cylinder-head">cylinder head</a>. Our technicians tell us that removal and inspection of the cylinder heads will be required to confirm a crack is present.</p>
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