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Chevy Suburban electrical problems

I have a 2016 Chevy Suburban LT with rear seat entertainment system and approximately 30k miles. A few months ago, while our sons were watching a dvd while we were driving, I noticed that if I went to roll up two windows at the same time, it would reset the entertainment system (it would shut…

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Chevy Trailblazer Surges 40 to 60 MPH

My 2005 Chevy Trailblazer that surges while maintaining a speed between 40 – 60 mph. I notice mostly while driving on the freeway. But also trying to maintain constant speeds. The surging stops if I let up off the gas pedal right away while driving. I have been told that I may need to change…

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1995 Cadillac Eldorado Rear Air Shocks And ABS Problems

I have a 1995 Cadillac Eldorado. Recently I had to change the air shocks in the rear of the vehicle. The rear auto air level shocks which is standard on the vehicle was disable by the mechanic as he said it is not necessary to have it. Now the ABS light is on and the…

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Chevrolet Malibu Stalling Problems

My 2000 Chevrolet Malibu has been having problems starting and stalling since I got it about a month ago. We replaced the crankshaft sensor (one of them, at least, the one under the engine near the oil pan) and the problem went away for a while, then came back. Found out there were some wires…

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Buick Regal Tie Rods- Buick Lucerne Upper Brake Light Bulbs

I have a 2002 Buick Regal LS, i recently got new tires and found out i need new tie rods. I have been looking around and still am not sure exactly what to buy. I have a private mechanic fixing it for me so all i need is the rods but I’m unsure of what…

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2001 GMC Safari Coolant Leak and Rough Idle

Hello. My son has a 2001 GMC Safari with a 4.3 engine. He complained of a “rough idle” along with a coolant leak. Not knowing what the rough idle might be, I suggested he bring a new set of spark plugs. I listened to the engine then looked and found a bad left side motor…

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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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Ford Expedition Vibration When Accelerating

2006 Ford Expedition. My Ford has 113K miles on it. The truck, when getting up to higher speeds runs and shifts perfect.  We changed the ignition coils and spark plugs, transmission fluid, oil changed, and got the catalytic converter checked and it test fine. The U-joints are good to.  The problems are that the idle is fine, but when coming off…

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Buick Lesabre Overheating And Hesitates

1997 Buick Lesabre Limited. I have had TONS of things replaced on this car, (approx $14,000.oo including purchase price and deer hit repair which is about $7,000 of that). Car has aprox 206K runs awesome, drives like new, everything functions. (or at least when i bought it they did). The climate control display (digital) panel…

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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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Expensive Mechanics Tools Required To Repair Your Vehicle

Here’s a big one that we as mechanics are always unrecognized for…..our tools! The everyday average person has no idea of the equipment and tools needed these days to repair a vehicle. Experienced journeyman technicians can have upwards of $50,000 in tools alone, and sometimes even much higher than that! Everyone usually starts out the…

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Car Repair Problems For Mechanics

Car repairs can be tough on a mechanic. Auto repair on cars and trucks for a living can take it’s toll on you. After years of sevicing all makes and models, my head is full of information, specifications, procedures and common problems. Many of which are now useless to me since older cars no lnger come…

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