Mar 302020

Ford F350

My 94 f350 will not start with the key , all of the gauges and glow plugs will turn on when I turn it to the on position but will not crank or click , But with the key on I can jump the fender solenoid and it will start up fine .

While you have someone hold the ignition key in the “START” position check for battery positive at the “S” terminal on the starter solenoid using a multi-meter.

When battery positive is seen at the “S” terminal with ignition key in the “START” position it proves the ignition switch, neutral safety switch and wiring harness are good. At this point you have narrowed it down to a faulty Starter Solenoid.

Starter Solenoid Replacement

  1. Disconnect the positive battery cable from the battery terminal. With dual batteries, disconnect the connecting cable at both ends.
  2. Remove the nut securing the positive battery cable to the relay.
  3. Remove the positive cable and any other wiring under that cable.
  4. Tag and remove the push-on wires from the front of the relay.
  5. Remove the nut and disconnect the cable from the starter side of the relay.
  6. Remove the relay attaching bolts and remove the relay.
  7. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Mar 292020

Volkswagen Tiguan 2009 SEL

Dears, i really appreciate if you suggest diagnosis steps that i can do for my car issue. I have a tiguan 2009 SEL and the EPC light and check engine lights are on. I scanned the codes and the below image will explain the codes. I am wondering if this is a cooling issue that is causing the throttle body malfunction or something else? I tested the electrical wires and plugs all seems good. Thank you in advance.

Looks like there was an issue in posting the image? Maybe if you could post the codes we might be able to help assist you.

Mar 262020

Hyundai Elantra

i cant feel the friction point in the clutch

Clutch Inspection


  1. Check the diaphragm spring end for wear and uneven height.

    Replace if wear is evident or height difference exceeds the limit.

    Limit : 0.5 mm (0.012 in.)

  2. Check the pressure plate surface for wear, cracks and color change.
  3. Check the rivets for looseness and replace the clutch cover assembly if necessary.


  1. Check the clutch facing for loose rivets, uneven contact, deterioration due to seizure, adhesion of oil, or grease, and replace the clutch disc if defective.
  2. Measure the rivet sink and replace the clutch disc if it is out of specification

    Limit : 1.1 mm (0.044 in.)


  3. Check for torsion spring play and damage and if defective, replace the clutch disc.
  4. Clean the splines on the input shaft and install the clutch disc.

    If the disc does not slide smoothly or if play is excessive, replace the clutch disc and/or the input shaft.


The release bearing is packed with grease. Do not use cleaning solvent or oil.

  1. Check the bearing for seizure, damage or abnormal noise. Also check the diaphragm spring contacting points for wear.
  2. Replace the bearing if the release fork contacting points are worn abnormally.


If there is abnormal wear at the point of contact with the bearing, replace the release fork assembly.

Mar 262020

2010 Subaru Impreza

I was fidding with the steering to get my heater core out and i accidently popped out the bushing that the steering colum goes through thats at the firewall, how should i apprach getting it back in or is this a job for an actual mechanic

Give it a try yourself. And you are still left with the option to take it to a mechanic.

Steering Column Installation Video

Tilt Steering Column Removal

  1. Remove the steering wheel as follows:
    • Disconnect the ground cable from battery.
    • Set the tire to the straight-ahead position.
    • Remove the airbag module as outlined in the Chassis Electrical Section.

      Always refer to “Airbag System” before performingservice on the airbag modules as outlined in the Chassis Electrical Section.

    • Place alignment marks on the steering wheeland steering shaft.
    • Remove the steering wheel nut, and then drawout the steering wheel from shaft using steeringpuller.
  2. Remove the universal joint as follows:
    • Remove the steering wheel as outlined above.
    • Place alignment marks on universal joint.
    • Remove the universal joint bolt and remove theuniversal joint.
  3. Remove the instrument panel lower cover under.
  4. Remove the instrument panel lower cover upper.
  5. Remove all connectors from the steering column.
  6. Remove the two bolts under instrument panelsecuring the steering column.
  7. Pull out the steering shaft assembly from thehole on toe board.
    • Be sure to remove the universal joint beforeremoving steering shaft assembly installingbolts when removing steering shaft assemblyor when lowering it for servicing other parts.
    • Do not loosen the tilt lever when the steeringcolumn is not secured to the vehicle.

To install:

  1. Install the grommet to the toe board.
  2. Insert the end of the steering shaft into the toeboard grommet.
  3. With the tilt lever secured, tighten the steeringshaft mounting bolts under instrument panel. Tighten bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
  4. Connect all the connectors under the instrumentpanel.
  5. Connect the airbag system connector at the harnessspool.

    Make sure to apply double lock.

  6. Install the instrument panel lower cover with tiltlever held in the lowered position.
  7. Install the universal joint as follows:
    • Align the cutout portion at serrated section of thecolumn shaft and yoke, then install the universaljoint into column shaft.
    • Install the universal joint to the serrations ofgearbox assembly by matching alignment marks.
    • Tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm)

      Excessively large tightening torque of universaljoint bolts may lead to heavy steering wheeloperation. Clearance between coupling of universal jointand turbo cover: 0.59 inch (15 mm) or more.

    • Align the center position of the roll connector as follows:
      • Check that front wheels are positioned in straightahead direction.
      • Turn the roll connector pin clockwise until itstops.
      • Turn the roll connector pins approx. 3.25turns in the counterclockwise direction until “ ”marks are aligned.
    • Install the steering wheel as outlined below.
  8. Install the steering wheel as follows:

    Always refer to “Airbag System” before performingservice on the airbag modules as outlined in the Chassis Electrical Section.

    • Align the center position of the roll connector as outlined above.
    • Install the airbag module as outlined in the Chassis Electrical Section.
    • Set the tire to the straight-ahead position.
    • Connect the ground cable from battery.

      Always refer to “Airbag System” before performingservice on the airbag modules as outlined in the Chassis Electrical Section.

    • Align marks placed on the steering wheeland steering shaft before removal.
    • Install the steering wheel to the shaft using steering puller, and then install the nut.

      Align the alignment marks on the steering wheeland steering shaft.

    • Tighten bolts to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm). Column cover-to-steering wheel clearance:0.08–0.16 in (2–4 mm)

      Insert the roll connector guide pin into theguide hole on the lower end of the steeringwheel surface. Avoid damaging the pin.

Mar 222020


I have a problem with my Ford Mondeo 1.8 Turbo Diesel 1997.

The problem is that when i first start the car it revs normally at about 900 RPM, but when i hit the gas pedal the revs go up and when coming back down they drop to 500 instead of 900. They do come back to 900 after a second but they drop so low as if the car will shut down.

This lasts for a couple of minutes and then goes back to normal. One key thing to note is that while this is happening drive belt that drives alternator is squealing. When squealing stops then things go back to normal.

I am no mechanic but this looks like an alternator problem to me. So can you help me with this one?

The car is an old injector pump diesel and has no electronic controlled units etc.. It should be easy to pinpoint the problem.

Mar 222020

Renault megane2 dci 2006

My instrument cluster only works when I disconnect & reconnect it. After it works fine all gauges are working. But when I turn off ignition, close and lock doors it doesn’t come back on unless I disconnect and reconnect. I had a ecu replaced and a fuel pump. After I have this problem. Don’t understand. Its power & contact or it wouldn’t work when I disconnect & reconnect. Need some help here.

If I had to guess I would think a loose ground. But you may need to check the wiring harness and connections alike. Did this start happening after you had the ECU replaced? If it did there may be the need to update the software.

Mar 222020

GMC Yukon

I have replaced 2 rear brake lines from ABS Module to rear brake. Plus replaced Master cylinder with active control. Bled the farther rear line, then the next rear left. Then Bled the right front brake and last front left. But I’m not getting pressure to the brake petal, it goes to the floor. What can be the problem. I don’t have a scan tool for ABS Module. Can it be a fuse? or is it the module? or do I continue to bleed the lines?
Thank you for your help it is very much appreciated!

Did you bench bleed the master cylinder before installation?

Lets will assume you did. The brakes on these are pickier than any other brakes I have worked with in 30 years. I have had a time trying to get a brake pedal on the 2006 Chevy trucks. I replaced the brake brake lines with stainless steel and couldn’t get a pedal no matter how many times I tried to bleed them. But fortunately I am not one to give up easy.

I even dove into the thinking it was the ABS Module bleed issue. No it was not. A work around is just getting it to activate and it is considered bled. This is of course if you do not have a scan tool.

How to get the brakes to bleed

It turns out that the only way I could get the rear wheel cylinders to bleed all the air out was to over adjust the rear brake shoes (This was also done after replacing the rear brake shoes). I had to tighten the shoes all the way and then bleed the brakes. Then test and adjust the rear shoes. I know it sounds odd, but you will see these shoes like to be tight.

After doing this the brakes worked just fine. Before this I was having to pump the brake pedal to get it to stop at all. Yes, I too replaced the master cylinder.

Mar 222020

Mitsubishi Galant

Radio comes on but no sound, is this the amp? if so where is it located?

The amplifier is part of the radio unit itself on some models and separate on others.

Replace Radio

1. Pry off center radio panel using a suitable tool.
2. Remove radio bracket attaching screws, then disconnect antenna and radio electrical connector.
3. Remove radio.
4. Reverse procedure to install.
Mar 222020


When driving my 2015 Chrysler Town and Country, as I turn the wheel about every 1/4 turn, there is a “clunk” sound somewhere in the dash. Is there a u joint that may be damage or something else that needs repair?

Yes. The Intermediate Shaft (2) has a u-joint. It is located under the steering wheel at the end of the steering column.


  1. Intermediate shaft bolt
  2. Intermediate shaft
  3. Intermediate shaft extension

Labor Time to Replace Intermediate Shaft

Model Year Skill Code Factory Time LABOR Time
 All Models ……………………….. 2008-19 B 0.8