Jun 052019

Chrysler 300How does the wiring harness on the anti-lock brake control module unhook? Is there something I have to do to be able to pull it off?  Did not want to pry on it too much. Was wondering if there is a release somewhere on it?

  • Depress tabs on each side of connector cover, then
  • Pull outward and upward on the lower half of cover until it locks into position pointing straight outward(2). Connector can then be pulled straight outward off ABM(1)


Jun 052019

Everybody expected smooth driving, if your car pulling the one side so that you have a question Why Does My Car Pull to the Right? Such types of problems not only un-comforted but also Dangerous , can happened serious accident, so don’t be worried we have discuss details here about the issue Why Does My Car Pull To The Right? Symptoms, Reasons As well as solutions too.
Here we have point out some common symptoms of car pull to the right:
1. Pulling On High Speed.
when your vehicle goes for high speed and you can fell this symptoms, if you feel this symptoms you must go to garage
2. Pulling on Certain Roods.
3. Pulling On when pressing the brakes.

In my experience the most common reason for a car to pull, that hasn’t been in a wreck, is from a busted belt in a tire. Replacing the tire would be the fix. Usually the damaged tire is found on the front. The rear tires can be rotated tot he front for quick testing.


Jun 032019

2009 Ford Edge

I am having problems with the air conditioning system, it comes on but there is no freon, already added some plus a sealer for leaks, dont know if that cause the problem. The compressor comes on but the Clutch start and then stops, when i try to turn on the AC, it makes kind of like a fart sound and leaks freon at the same time. Please help if anyone has had this issue before, i bought a compressor to install it but havent done it yet, dont know if that could be the issue itself

When the clutch clicks on and off it generally means the system is low on Freon. This is referred to as “short cycling”. The system may have such a large leak that the Freon is leaking out quickly. The system should be evacuated and vacuum put on the system and held to determine if there is a leak present. Once a leak is determined some oil with dye added can be inserted to help locate the origin of the leak.

May 212019

I have 2010 Honda Accord EX L v6 4 dr sedan. Can you tell me how many and where my car has 02 sensors? Also I understand that there are 2 types of catalytic converters too, one that can be replaced by a universal and the other more costly as it is attached to the manifold/exhaust. in my car which type catalytic converter does my car have? Thanks so much

Catalytic Converter 2010 Honda Accord EX-L V6

Oxygen Sensor Location

oxygen sensor location 2010 Honda Accord

May 202019

Suzuki Swift

Is there any differences between the 2006 and 2011 models or are they exactly the same?

According to Wiki the second generation Suzuki Swift ranges from 2004 – 2010. And the Third generation from 2010 – 2017. This would lead me to believe that the 2006 model is definitely different from the 2011 model.

Although the engine on the sport model wasn’t changed until 2012 to the revised 1.6L.

May 132019

1994 Ford F150 XLT

Here is the set up, I was driving my truck (f150, 5.0L, 1995) and stopped at a stop light. my radio was not powered on so i decided to turn off my truck and then turn it back on to see if that would power the radio. when i tried to turn the ignition past on to turn the engine over, I heard a loud click like sound and then all power quit. I was able to get the truck back to work as i was only a 100 yards away. Then checked the battery with a meter and there is 12 volts. I had just recently replaced the starter. I looked at the starter and there were no wiring issues there. Next, I looked at all my fuses under the hood and dash, nothing blown, I can’t tell with the relays. My lights do not light up with the key on or off, they usually do. when i turn the key to on there are no indicator lights on the dash.

With this info in mind, any ideas on where to start with diagnosing?
I was thinking it is my ignition but i don’t know how to check that.
I read in another forum that if the fuseable link to the starter is blown it will cut all power. where is this located?
Does this truck have a main fuse?

please forgive any misspelled words, my pc says they are good but i never know lol.

First guess would be poor connections at the battery. Look at the battery cables and wires that connect directly to the battery. The smaller wires are the ones that may have an inline fuse or fusible link.  Also check the connections at the starter solenoid since you just worked on it.


May 132019

Pontiac Firebird

The engine is over heating and the mechanics don’t know why. New heads, water pump, thermostat and sensors, etc. Over heats almost immediately. We are all stumped and need help. Thank you. 305 engine 5.0L.

Couple of possible things to look at.

  • Thermostat in backwards
  • Using just water instead of 50/50 mix
  • Low on coolant and or air pocket
  • No fan or fan shroud missing
  • Blocked of clogged radiator
  • Incorrect head gasket causing coolant passages to be blocked
  • Ignition timing
  • Faulty gauge reading (use an external infrared temperature gun)

May 072019

Chevy Astro

I need to replace the fuel pump. Is there an easy way to do this on my Astro van ?

Sure. Pay someone else to do it would be the easiest way. There are some that will cut a hole in the floor, but I do not recommend it.

To do it yourself you will need to drop the gas tank. This will allow access to the fuel pump module located in the top of the gas tank.

Fuel Pump Replacement

Astro & Safari

  1. Release fuel system pressure.
  2. Empty fuel tank into a suitable safety container, then support tank with suitable lowering equipment.
  3. Disconnect fuel tank attaching straps.
  4. Lower tank slightly, then disconnect all electrical connectors, ground strap and hoses from fuel tank.
  5. Lower fuel tank from vehicle.
  6. Remove sender unit and pump assembly by turning lock ring counterclockwise using cam lock removal tool No. J-36608 and J-24187, or equivalent.
  7. Lift sender/pump unit from tank, then remove pump from sending unit, using caution not to damage the rubber insulator or the strainer.
  8. Reverse procedure to install.

Fuel Pump Replacement Labor Hours

  Model Year Skill Code Factory Time LABOR Time  
FUEL PUMP, R&R          
 Astro, Safari,          
  In Tank …………………………. 1996-00   1.5 2.1  
Does Not Include: Drain & Refill Fuel Tank.
May 052019

Saturn Ion

I have a 04 Saturn Ion, manual transmission, 2.2 ecotec engine. I have a no start, no crank issue. At first it was only occasionally that it wouldn’t crank, but lately it has become more frequent. When turning the key there is no sounds/clicks, just nothing.

Being a manual I am able to start the car with the push start method and after starting it runs fine. But after tuning it off it won’t crank again.

I have checked that battery and it’s only a year old and fine. I have also replaced the ignition switch and reset the pass lock.

What else could be causing this issue?

Faulty Starter would be the most common cause of this issue.

The video shows another cause that may be the root of the problem. Turns out there is a ground wire that is inside the starter wiring harness that tends to become brittle and break.

May 032019

1998 Chrysler Sebring

I was told I have a blown head gasket but these guys just seemed so unprofessional and would not answer any of my questions. So I’m wondering can it be a blown head gasket if there is no coolant leaks no misfires no white smoke. The only symptom my car has is it overheats when the car warms up when I stop the coolant in the overflow tank is boiling or bubbling. When they ran tests the said there was combustible gases in my coolant. Thank you.

If you are uncomfortable with the mechanic shop you took your car to, exercise your right to take it somewhere else. A compression test is a good place to start when diagnosing a blown head gasket.

A pressure gauge can be installed to the cooling system to detect excessive pressure. Most cooling systems pressure is under 20 psi. When engine cylinder compression enters the cooling system the pressure gauge would spike and exceed this amount. An engines compression in each cylinder can be 100 psi or more.

Boiling Coolant

Boiling coolant usually indicates a poor mixture. The coolant to water ration should be 50/50. Straight water will allow the engine to overheat quickly. So if the cooling system has been worked on recently and just topped off with water, it may be the cause.

Low Coolant

When the cooling system is low on coolant it will overheat as well. If this is the case, finding the leak and repairing it would be the best course of action.