Herb Ackside

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I have been an ASE certified master technician as well as being L1 certified for over 20 years. I am also an ASE and ICAR certified auto body and paint technician as well as being a licensed auto appraiser. I frequently attend automotive training seminars to stay abreast of the latest technologies, tools, equipment and repair techniques being made available to our industry. My favorite vehicles to repair on are the ones that other techs turn away due to the level of difficulty or the amount of time they would have to invest to diagnose and repair a customer complaint. I use technical service and repair manuals like Alldata, Mitchell and Identifix as well as various manufacturer websites to assist me when I repair these problem vehicles. Besides all this technical help, I rely on personal and past experiences as well as brain storming with fellow technicians that enjoy a repair challenge as much as I do.
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Question Answered: Does my computer need to be be reset after major repairs?
November 05, 2012, 03:39 PM
Anytime you do any computer, sensor or major component replacement, you need to reset the system and drive the vehicle so it can relearn parameters and set all the monitors.
Question Answered: when i drive my very slowll for about 10 KL i lose power in the car
November 05, 2012, 03:36 PM
You need to drop your jag off at your favorite shop so technician can duplicate your complaint to be able to begin diagnostics. Sounds like your losing ignition or fuel pressure as things heat up.
Question Answered: engine light was on now my car wont shift into passing gear could it be tcm?
November 05, 2012, 03:28 PM
Does it shift ok when the check engine light is off? Retrieve current codes and repost.
Question Answered: The air conditioner on the driver side blows hot air
November 05, 2012, 03:24 PM
You must have a dual zone HVAC system in your vehicle, you need to have the blend door functions diagnosed and repaired.
Question Answered: my 1994 civic ex AT 1.6 is using excessive fuel & check engine light is on.
November 05, 2012, 03:21 PM
Have you pulled the codes? If not, do that and repost please.
Question Answered: check engine light blinking
November 05, 2012, 03:20 PM
The check engine light blinking signifies a major failure, stop driving this vehicle until you get it properly diagnosed and repaired. A failing starter motor will not trip the check engine light nor will it make it flash.
Question Answered: What would cause a cam position sensor to keep failing?
November 05, 2012, 03:17 PM
Do you have any of the old sensors, have those tested to make sure they are defective. You should be looking for the cause of the problem and fix that. Have you checked the entire circuit? Check the connector at the sensor for loose or defective terminals. Do you get cam sensor codes? If so, what are they?
Question Answered: why does my 05 grand prix vibrate only on acceleration?
November 05, 2012, 03:03 PM
How many miles on your car? Has anybody checked the suspension and steering components, how about your drive axles?
Question Answered: alternator stops charging after engine warms up whats wrong?
November 05, 2012, 03:01 PM
The alternator checked good cold or hot? How many miles on this vehicle? The voltage regulator might be acting up.
Question Answered: Hi, I have a 2000 Neon. It has 256,000+ miles and runs great. My immediate issue
November 05, 2012, 02:55 PM
With that age, mileage and water leaks your car is not worth spending much money on. I would just keep checking and adding oil as needed. Save your money so you can use it as a down payment on the vehicle I see in your future.
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