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Buick Winshield Washer Pump Motor Not Working

2000 Regal LS. Windshield washer system is not working. The washer pump won’t function. The motor won’t run when installed. I have 12 volts at the washer motor electrical connector when the “on” switch is activated. The washer motor works when hooked directly to a 12vdc power source. The motor draws 1 amp when running…

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Repair Work Slows For Auto Mechanics

The past couple weeks at the shop have seen a sharp decline in business. This week was especially slow and all of us technicians are feeling it in the pocket book! This usually happens around this time of year, before the seasons change to cold. Kids are back to school, people work and go about…

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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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Check Engine and Battery Light on My 2004 Chevrolet Malibu

I have a 2004 Chevy Malibu with a lot of problems, first off last year in November it jumped time and i made the repairs to get the car back running but now my engine light is on, oil light is on and the battery. Light is on, went to crank it the other day…

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2002 Chevy Impala Ignition Replaced But Still Won’t Start

I have a 2002 Chevy Impala and had the ignition replaced and still having problem with starting, security light still comes on. Ok, what exactly did you have replaced? The ignition switch. Alright, the switch itself has nothing to do with the security light coming on. You most likely need a new ignition cylinder and…

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Car Repairs For a Bad Customer

I had to write this article due to the recent repair I had on a customer vehicle…..that almost wasn’t! This all started last Saturday, when a Monte Carlo got towed into the shop. It was a no-start with a dead battery. I jumped the battery and it fired right up, and I drove it into…

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Passlock Theft System Problems On GM Cars

Ok, today at work I had the unfortunate pleasure of a customer that was a complete moron and complainer! She had a Passlock Problem on her car. This happens all too often in the auto repair field, and I’m getting extremely tired of people that have no idea what they are talking about trying to…

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