How much will it cost to fix the Rear brake line.

Question:

I am looking at purchasing a 1995 Ford Escort Wagon. The only problem is that it was in an accident and the rear brake line has been severed. How much will it cost to fix the Rear brake line. Can you please break out parts and service. The seller says that he has some of the parts but just has not fixed it. Trying to see how much it will cost to repair. Mostly a labor estimate.

Answer:

Metal Brake Line and compression fittings :$ 30.00

Brake Fluid : $12.00

Labor for replacing line and bleeding system 2hours : $170.00 @ $85.00 per hour

Total:$212.00+tax
 

speedometer does not register correctly and bounces up and down

Question:

I have a 1983 Nissan 280ZX coupe, automatic with digital speedometer. The speedometer does not register correctly and bounces up and down. I don”t know if the speedometer was changed before I bought the car. The speedometer cable is hooked directly to the speedometer. I have gotten some information, on line, that there is supposed to be a pulse generator by the battery which the cable is supposed to hook up to. I can”t find anything that might look like this around the battery, don”t really know what it is supposed to look like. Nothing with wires going to the dash. Also it does not have a digital climate control. I need to find out if the speedometer has been changed, so that I can get it fixed properly. I live close to Las Vegas, so can go there if anybody knows a reliable repair person.

Answer:

On the early speedo the cable hooked directly to the speedometer head the pulse generator is built in . I think you need a new speedometer head and cable. this is a rare set up it could be hard to find parts.

2007 GMC Sierra has black colored sludge in coolant?

Question:

I have a 2007 GMC Sierra 3500 less than 10000 miles has black colored sludge I can see in my coolant system causing problems with apparently so much blockage of this that causing it to overheat ?

Answer:

The most common cause for this would be an internal leak in the radiator, meaning the transmission fluid is contaminating the coolant and causing the sludge. This would be considered a manufacturer defect and should be covered under warranty. Having the dealer replace the radiator and flush system would be the fix.

Another thing that can cause this would be if you/someone put mixed the wrong type of coolant with what is already in it (if they added green coolant) this will cause the coolant to turn brownish/black and sludge up. complete flush and fill of system would be the fix.

When I hit bumps in the road, the driver side rear suspension clicks

Question:

When I hit bumps in the road, the driver side rear suspension clicks. What could cause that and is it a problem?

Answer:

Noise issues are difficult to pin point without actually hearing it for yourself, but there are a few things you can check that are common.

1) Make sure the exhaust is not loose and there are no broken exhaust hangers

2) Look at the rear sway bar links and make sure they are not broken(most common)

3) Make sure there is nothing loose in the trunk/back of the car especially around the spare tire tool area

4) To test your shocks, bounce the rear corner of the vehicle, release when pushing downward. The vehicle should rise then stop half way back down, if it goes any further: you need to replace the shocks/struts

code P 0750 Shift solenoid A malfunction.

Question:

I have a 02 Ford Focus and the transmission has trouble shifting gears (not engaging all the time) I brought the fluid level up and now the check engine light is on and the problem has gotten worse. I get an OBD-2 code P 0750 Shift solenoid A malfunction. Am I looking at a major repair here?

Answer:

If you consider $500.00 a major repair , then YES. You should be able to have the solenoids replaced inside of one day at your local transmission shop for around $500.00. These are common failure parts.
 

how to repair insufficient EGR flow

Question:

how to repair insufficient EGR flow and make engine light go off on 2000 mercury mystique 2.5L 6cyl.? Already Tried: new EGR 

Answer;

Call the Ford Dealer and ask for parts dept. Then replace the other two EGR components: the EGR Regulator and the EGR Position Sensor..I usually add the EGR as well, but you stated you already replaced it.

This will take care of the code. I say call the dealer, because it is difficult to find an exact match as the regulators are individually calibrated. Should not take you 20 minutes to replace both.

Good spark but no power to the fuel pump

Question:

1994 Honda Civic with a 1.5 L engine. Good spark but no power to the fuel pump from the main relay and no ground pulse to the injectors. I suspect the ecu is faulty. Any ideas? Already Tried:
New PGMFI relay and checked for power at injectors. Has power at injectors but no ground pulse. No power to fuel pump from relay. Power to relay and ground to relay is good.

Answer;

The relay powers the circuit in the computer that sends ground to the fuel pump, and pulses the injectors. If the relay is good, and working right, getting power and all that, then there is either a problem in the wiring between the relay and computer (not likely), or the computer is indeed damaged..

THE IDLE JUMPS FROM 1500 RPMS TO 100RPMS

Question:

WHEN I FIRST START MY 99 MUSTANG GT, THE IDLE JUMPS FROM 1500 RPMS TO 100RPMS AND EVEN STAHLS SOMETIMES. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE PROBLEM IS? IT IS ALSO MISSING ON HILLS AND DOES NOT HAVE THE THROTTLE RESPONSE NOR POWER IT ONCE HAD. 

Answer:

The most common reason for the idle drop is the IAC (idle air control) It is stuck/sticking and will need to be replaced. As for the lack of power. A simple tune up up and fuel/air filter replacement will help here. If it is a miss, the check engine light will come on and the codes will need to be scanned to pin point the misfiring cylinder.

code p1457 on 2002 Honda Civic

Question:

I have a 2002 with code p1457, what is the easiest way to fix the problem?

Answer:

The most common cause of that code is a loose gas cap. Try tightening the gas cap and waiting a few days for it to clear. If you don’t want to wait for it to clear you can disconnect the batteries negative battery cable for a few minutes then reconnect it and it will reset it. Make sure though that you have the radio’s security code before you disconnect the battery cable if the radio is original or the radio won’t work again.
 

my 1998 taurus a/c will not come on

Question:

my 1998 Taurus a/c will not come on as you know the same switch turns on the heat and that will not work either what could be my problem ? I have tested all fuses.

Answer:

From what you have said, I gather that you are referring to having NO fan operation. If the fan works on High and no other speeds then you need to replace the blower motor resistor.

If the fan does not work on any speed, then you need to replace the blower motor relay or the blower motor itself. You can test the blower motor by applying power to it directly.

If you have automatic climate control, you will need to test power at the blower motor if there is no power at the blower motor, replace the blower motor speed controller. If there is power at the blower motor, replace the blower motor. Continue reading “my 1998 taurus a/c will not come on”