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Question Answered: I have a 1987 Honda civic
December 21, 2016, 02:00 PM
there are in fact slightly different carbs for auto trans VS manual trans and California emission. to ensure you comply with federal emission/EPA requirements and proper function it is best to stay with correct carb. they rebuild kits or available built to order from NAPA
Question Answered: The front wheel of my car over heats, what could possibly be the cause
December 18, 2016, 12:54 PM
There a a few possible causes with the 2 most likely being a failing wheel bearing or brakes not releasing. There are a few possible causes for brakes not releasing. Brakes staying applied can cause additional damage including damage to wheel hub bearing. A failed wheel hub bearing with a lot of play can also cause bake pad wear. I hope this helps, If you need more help diagnosing or with the repair please call Jordan or Sherri at 757-456-0722 0730 tomorrow morning and be sure to let them know if you want a $10 rental while yours is being repaired.
Question Answered: Fuel indicator light shows empty after filling tank up
September 20, 2016, 04:10 PM
The vehicle has a saddle tank with 2 sending units, AND WILL LIKELY NEED TO BE DIAGNOSED WITH BOTH A DIAGNOSTIC SCAN TOOL AND A QUALITY METER SUCH AS A GRAPHING DVOM. If a fuel level sensor is replaced, the instrument cluster reset procedure will need to be done or the fuel level will still be inaccurate. This tells the cluster a new sensor has been installed and it will "learn" the characteristics of the new sensor.
Question Answered: Why isn't there a recall on the truck's airbag if it's defective?
August 30, 2016, 01:02 PM
I also own a 2011 F350. When parts fail they are considered defective by some because they no longer function as originally designed. After the factory warranty is over often unless there was something that affects many parts, there will not be a recall when a part fails
Question Answered: Air does not blow out of the front vents but does blow out of the rear vents
August 29, 2016, 03:59 PM
there are multiple possible causes such as Blower Module — Front blower module, Control Head, Wiring, Blower Motor, Blower motor resistor to name a few. Best to make sure all your fuses are good. If they are it is best to check using combinations of wiring schematic, DVOM, power probe, and bi-directional scan tool that can access all modules such as the front control modules and not just a code reader that reads engine only DTCs. If the fuses are not the problem or if they blow again after replacing and you would like this problem diagnosed, please call 456-0722 and make sure to let them know if you are interested in a $10 rental car while yours is being diagnosed and repaired.
Question Answered: my engine over heats.heated up and burnt my gasket and radiator.
August 25, 2016, 05:57 AM
What is your coolant level in the radiator/system? If you have a leak and are very low on coolant, there may not be enough coolant to flow across your wet bulb coolant temperature sensor normally located at the top/upper area of the engine which with no coolant flowing through engine to the top heat will not be properly transferred causing damage to the engine internals with a delayed indication on your dash. If you need vehicle properly diagnosed and repaired call 757-456-0722 and asked about our $10 rental cars while yours is being repaired
Question Answered: How do I drain and replace Power Steering fluid
August 16, 2016, 07:07 AM
What we do at the shop is use a flush machine with your vehicle running suck out fluid from the high full level down to the minimum normal level, fill back up with a clear flush cleaning solvent compatible with your power steering system, cycle the steering wheel to get the cleaning fluid to run through the system, repeat that until fluid is no longer dark dirty looking, then do the same with new fresh steering fluid (we normally use a manufacture approved full synthetic) repeating until the system is full of good clean fluid, that way the pump, the gear, the lines and if installed the cooler all get flush and filled with new fluid. If you do not have a way to do this we can 757-456-0722
Question Answered: My 2000 isuzu rodeo gas light always blinks, gas tank is full!?
August 15, 2016, 04:12 PM
Most Likely you have a problem with the tank level sending unit, or the circuit wiring or connectors, we can diagnose and repair any of those problems and more and put you in a $10 rental car while yours is being repaired, call 757-456-0722 for details
Question Answered: My odometer works ocassionaly what could be the problem
June 20, 2016, 09:50 AM
often instrument cluster may have a stepper motor problem, occasionally there may be a sensor problem not providing the proper input to the instrument cluster, That can be confirmed with a good diagnostic scan tool such as a Dealer level Tech 2 tool, if you need this done and would like a $10 GM rental car while yours is being diagnosed and repaired please call 757-456-0722 and ask for Jake or Roy
Question Answered: my car shuts off whenever I stop
June 13, 2016, 01:21 PM
Is the check engine light on? Are there any current or history codes? this model often has been known to have problems with Crankshaft Position (CKP) Sensor, fuel pump ECM/computer. If you are not able to scan for codes and then test components on the circuit that has codes we can, call Jake or Roy 757-456-0722 and make sure to let them know if you need a $10 rental car while yours is being diagnosed and repaired.
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