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Labor time and cost is a major part of auto repair. Read articles from expert mechanics. Ask us your questions.

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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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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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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2009 Buick Enclave Warranty Repair I Was Charged For

Is the coil pack (No. 3) covered under the 100,000 mile power & drive train warranty? ProTech: What year and model vehicle do you have? 2009 Buick Enclave. Yes the ignition coil would be covered under the powertrain warranty at your dealership. So why was I charged $160.00 labor cost and told that it was not…

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How To Make Money On Car Repair

So you want to become an auto mechanic, huh? You want to make good money doing you what you like to do? If you love working on your car or your friends cars, you may think this would be a perfect career choice for you. You think you can make a good living in the…

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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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Chevy, Buick and GMC Fuel Gauge Problem

How much does it cost to fix a gas gauge for a Buick Century 2001 model?? ProTech: Are we talking the gauge itself, or the fuel level sensor that controls the gauge? The gauge itself. To replace the gauge you have to replace the entire instrument cluster assembly. That can only be done at a…

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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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2000 Saturn Has Engine Noise and No Oil In It

My 2000 Saturn SL2 is making noises when I accelerate. I took it in today to get an oil change and it was bone dry. What can I do to prevent loss of the car? I am afraid there is engine damage. ProTech: Well, if it went long enough without oil, you could have done…

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How to Get Replacement Car Keys

Today’s newer GM vehicles utilize a PassKey theft deterrent system. Also sometimes called ‘plus key’ because of the little ‘plus’ symbol that is engraved on each key blank. Most times, an owner has two sets of keys that work in the doors and ignition of their car or truck. These would be considered ‘Master Keys’.…

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