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Not getting screwed by a mecanic

The most inportant tip ever when you explain the trouble with your vehicule dont talk to mush i give you and example you got a noise in the back of you car you start to explain yes there a noise in the back of the car maybe its my shock my car not new or the famous brother in law my brother in law think its 1st brother inlaw are always wrong the mecanic lift your car up and see that your rear noise is 2.50 muffler clamp broken if his honest he will fix it great for you but if hes not honest you already expest the shock to be broken so he change you the shock and fix your muffler clip want the different lots of money for nothing the bottom line go to the polnt you got a noise in the back and that it dont speculate on something your not a pro its not your job

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how to trouble shoot tow wiring on GMC truck?

color code is green =right flasher yellow= left flasher Brown = parking lights white or black = ground red = direct current
there is a splice connector behind the rear bumper disconnect and retest same color. then plug the vehicule connector to see if vehicule lights work.
hope it help

Sep 27, 2014 | GMC Sierra 1500 Cars & Trucks

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I have a 2005 Ford Focus and I started hearing a

I tried to answer this one earlier but had trouble sending it.So if you got a duplicate copy just ignore this one.I suggest you call the dealership and,talk to the service dept.Give them the yr make and model.Explain the problem .They may know about it .It could be a glitch which they can help you resolve.Ford is vey good at helping their customers and good luck

Dec 30, 2009 | 2005 Ford Focus

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Hi, I will try to give the most info on this. I have a 1997 honda accord vtec engine automatic transmission that was given to me. car seems in pretty good shape except for high mileagee 385000kms on it, I have put 10,000kms on it myself. lately, a metal griding or vibrating noise has been hapennig intermittently, but gets worse and worse. at first it was only happening when idling at stop position in drive, now I notice it when I'm driving, slowing down it gets worse and when dead stop its crazy noisy, until i stick it in neutral, noise stops. put it back in drive and the noise comes back, itll fluctuate if I'm turning steering from left to right or releasing and re applying brake pedal, enough to move a little bit forward. noise seems to be coming from middle of vehicule, around flex pipe area, any ideas? I dont know much about what kind of maintenance the last owner had done except for the timing belt and water pump replacement prior to him giving me the vehicule. I have just flushed the transmission fluid, replaced brake lines, pads and rotors all around, and I had the oil pan gasket replaced Comments: Jul 03, 2009 - yesterday I jacked up my car and checked the heat shields, un bent one that seemed to be touching the exhaust pipe near the back wheel lhs, took wheel off and sprayed WD40 on all of my brake components, not only did the noise stop, but a check engine light that had appeared a week ago turned off.. what would be my possible repairs needed now? is there a sensor around the wheel that might act up if dry??

There is an ABS sensor on each wheel. When you sprayed the WD 40 on it you probably cleaned it so as it would give a correct reading, hence the check engine light going away. The noise you seem to have cured straightening the heat shield away from the exhaust may have been caused by that.
It is possible your engine mounts have deteriorated and allowing the engine to shift. It may have just been too close to the heat shield. On the ABS sensor, the wiring harness plug in sometimes needs to be cleaned and you may have accomplished just that. I certainly would be careful about putting any lubricant close to the brake pads or shoes. Brake material can absorb liquids and cause you a braking failure on that wheel.

Jul 03, 2009 | 1997 Honda Accord

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metal rattling noise when low idling

sounds like it is most likely an exhaust heat shield. they make alot of noise and the simple soution is to get under the car and hit them to see which is the culpret and then rip it off

Jun 26, 2009 | 1997 Honda Accord

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