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1993 Lexus At A Good Price- Is It Worth The Money?

Hi, i’m looking buying a 1993 lexus ls400. It’s going to be my first car and it’s at a good price right now. Only problem is, it has 273,000 miles on it. Is this too much of a gamble considering the transmission might need to be replaced? I know Lexus are supposed to be reliable…

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My Pontiac Has Intake Gaskets Leaking- Is It Safe To Drive?

I took my 2001 Grand Prix 3800 V6 engine (130,000 miles) into the dealer for a bit overdue oil change. After doing the courtesy inspection, a mechanic familiar with my car fills out a form with some problems I should get fixed, the main one being that the intake is leaking coolant. I’ve been keeping…

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1999 Chrysler Freon Leak Repair Cost

I HAVE A 1999 CHRYSLER LHS THAT I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET THE A/C WORKING. I HAVE BEEN TO NUMEROUS SHOPS AND SPENT CLOSE TO A THOUSAND DOLLARS ON PARTS AND LABOR. I FINALLY FOUND SOMEONE WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT AND SAYS HE FOUND A LEAK UNDER MY DASH. HE HAS…

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Hub And Shock Replacement

Hi i have a 2002 Chevy Tahoe LT 4×4 with auto ride. I was told i need new drivers side front bearing. Should I replace both front bearings? Also i was told my truck has a full wheel hub assembly that is needed as opposed to just the bearing. I have a mechanic who can do…

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Auto Repair Labor- Warranty And Book Time

I thought I would write something about how we, as mechanics, get paid and make money. Most of us that are qualified as Journeyman Technicians, get paid by the book hour, or in easier terms, we get paid for each job on each car we work on. I know from the customer’s point of view,…

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1999 Chevrolet Malibu Check Engine Light Flashing And BCM Replacement

I have a Chevy Malibu 1999, my ignition coil is misfiring I am pretty sure because it rained pretty hard last night. My check engine light will flash and my car will start chugging/shaking… but once I accelerate it doesn’t shake. Sometimes the light will just be on and other times it will be flashing.…

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Extended Automotive Car Repair Warranty Explained

Let’s talk a little bit about warranties. Everything from your factory warranty to extended warranties. New cars, used cars, and just about any car these days has some form of warranty! Like I said in my earlier article, most new car makers have really extended their factory warranty on new vehicles for a long time.…

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Chevrolet Tahoe Engine Knock And Transmission Problem

Question: I have a 1997 Chevy Tahoe that was running great. Changed oil, now engine is knocking. Any ideas. When I changed it there was alot more oil in it than should be. Don’t know how that happened. ProTech: Too much engine oil in the crankcase can cause engine damage, but will usually muffle the…

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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Power Steering Going Bad After Recall

I have a 2006 Chevy Cobalt and the electric power steering is going out again. I had it replaced a couple of years ago but now it’s now working again. It seems very odd to me that it would go out again so quickly, what can i do? Mechanic JK: Was the first repair done…

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Mechanics Do Car Repair Side Jobs For Extra Money

Every single mechanic out there does side work. Whether it be just for family or friends, or a whole list of clients, anyone who wrenches for a living will work on cars on the side. I do this on occasion too, for a select group of close friends and family. This past spring, I had…

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Cost To Replace Buick 3800 Crank Position Sensor

Hello? I have 2001 Buick LeSabre. I want to replace the crankshaft position sensor. Do you know how much does it cost in terms of labor? ProTech: Which engine do you have in your Buick? V6 3800. It seems it has two CKP sensors, 7x and 24x. I am guessing the 24x is bad. There…

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2004 Chevy Malibu Thermostat – Transmission Problems

I changed my transmission fluids out on a 2004 Chevy Malibu and the pan keeps on leaking and I put sealer on the rubber tabs but it would not stop. ProTech: Do NOT use any sealer on the trans pan or gasket area, that will just make matters worse. You need to get a good…

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