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ASE master tech since 1976. nationally recognized by ASE 3 times in past 15 years. Helped write the ASE test for brakes. Certified repair technican for emissions. Former business owner, Education Supervisor and instructor for nationally recognized Technical college. I am proud to say that I am a member of the repair pal staff to help each and every one who needs assistance. Subject matter expert for Jones and Bartlett
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Question Answered: lower ball joints
March 30, 2010, 09:45 AM
sounds about right. the labor is around 3.5 to 4 hours for the replacement and then the alignment has to be performed. Roy
Question Answered: I have A 1988 Oldmobile 98 needs a heater core
March 30, 2010, 09:42 AM
inside. under the center of the dash is a cover panel that you remove. you then have acess to the heater core cover. remvoe that and the heater core is there. outside you must disconnect the hoses at the neck. be carefull and drain the system. it pays around 2.5 hours for a pro to do it so double the time if you have no expierence. Roy
Question Answered: rotors
March 30, 2010, 09:24 AM
i believe the front rotrs are called in board rotors. this means that you have to remove the front bearing assembly with the rotor and separate them after you have removed the hub assembly. it is common for the hub to be frozen which will require much patience in remvong. in our shop, it pays about 4 hours to do both sides. good luck Roy
Question Answered: Heater core replacement
March 30, 2010, 09:20 AM
the access for the core is from under the dash. that is the easy aprt. getting to the heater hoses under the hood is difficult to say the least. in my shop, i drop the cradle about 5 inches to let the motor down so you can access the heater hoses. it pays around 4 hours for a pro, so allow double that if you have not done this before. Good Luck Roy
Question Answered: ineed to replace or clean out egr valve
March 30, 2010, 09:17 AM
the vacuum passages on these models are common for clogging. in some cases, it requires removing the manifold for repair. honda does offer a kit to bypass the clogged area that requires taking an alternative vaccuum surce and routing it to the valve. i suggest getting a professional to do either repair due to how complex it could become. good luck Roy
Question Answered: Timing belt broke - What's the likely damage and cost to repair?
March 30, 2010, 09:12 AM
the estimate sounds very right. remember, that is only an estimate. other thing may need to be replaced when the head is removed. you will only know this when the job is approved. good luck Roy
March 29, 2010, 08:30 PM
on the 3.5 it takes about 3 to 4 hours depending on how bad the timing belt has melted into the cam gears. Roy
Question Answered: Old recalls for my used car
March 29, 2010, 08:24 PM
call yur local dealer and have them run the vin and that will tell you if there are any outstanding re calls. remember, re calls never expire. make sure you are up to date for saftey reasons. Roy
Question Answered: 02 sensor heater circuit malfuction
March 29, 2010, 07:48 PM
the heater is in the upstream or tp xygen sensor. check all your fuses for a fuse that is blown. the most likely repair is replacing the upstream oxygen sensor. good luck Roy
Question Answered: service light abs trak
March 29, 2010, 07:43 PM
when you have a prblem with your anti lock brake system, traction control is dis abled until the abs is resolved. the traction control system looks at the abs sensors to control traction when commanded. have a abs diag at your technicians shop and when the system is repaired, the traction light will go out. good luck Roy
Problem Reported: excessive cranking in the morning, surging and missfires
February 27, 2011, 07:57 PM
Problem Reported: PO171-174 Engine codes
February 27, 2011, 07:49 PM
Problem Reported: code 325 with any other code
February 09, 2011, 06:25 PM
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