Tentative Settlement of GM DEX-COOL Class Action Suit

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Independence, MO — December 2007 — Law firms Girard Gibbs, LLP and Shughart, Thomson & Kilroy, PC announced a tentative agreement with General Motors in their suit over performance and service issues surrounding DEX-COOL coolant and related cooling system components. While the case was originally certified in Missouri, the agreement covers the entire United States. (Cases were pending certification in several states.)Final agreement is expected to be reached by all parties by January; concluding details to be announced at the time. Here’s the agreement as of today: Continue reading “Tentative Settlement of GM DEX-COOL Class Action Suit”

Top Picks of 2008

 This year’s Top Picks in 10 categories include four new models. For the first time since 2005, a U.S. model, the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado, made the list as our choice in pickup trucks. And for the first time ever, a South Korean automaker is represented: The Hyundai Elantra SE and Santa Fe are our top small sedan and midsized SUV, respectively. The fourth new entry is the Lexus LS 460L, the highest-scoring vehicle we’ve tested and best among luxury sedans.

Green car: Toyota Prius

Small sedan: Hyundai Elantra SE

Family sedan: Honda Accord

Upscale sedan: Infiniti G35

Luxury sedan: Lexus LS 460L

Fun to drive: Mazda MX-5 Miata

Small SUV: Toyota RAV4

Midsized SUV: Hyundai Santa Fe

Minivan: Toyota Sienna

Pickup truck: Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

Reference Source http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/index.htm?EXTKEY=AYAHAFP01

Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0 starting issues

Question:

Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0td starting issues. we have had the starter motor changed, a new battery and a new crank shaft position sensor and still the car wont start without easy start spray, any suggestions?? 

Answer:

This is a common symptom of a sticking IAC (idle air control) Also, you should clean the inside of the throttle body around the butterfly. This gets clogged and restricts airflow.

Regulations on tire pressure

By September 2007 all new automobiles below 10,000 pounds sold in the United States will be required to incorporate a direct pressure measurement for each tire. The driver must be notified if any tire is under-inflated by 25% or more than the rated placard tire pressure.

Now that it is 2008 every single car that is sold in the United States must have a direct pressure system for each tire. It turns out the government deems the people to stupid to be able to tell if there tire is low, so now you have to except this addition on each vehicle and also pay for it. This increases the cost for both the manufacturer and consumer. And if the system fails, that’s right, it will cost you again. 

Each sensor that fails has a minimum cost of $100.00 each ( part only ). Also, most systems are set to be sensitive with in 3 PSI. So if you live in an area that changes from hot to cold in different seasons, you may be subject yo have an additional light show up on you dash in the spring and fall top let you know things might need looked at.

How can an engine seize ?

Question:
How can an engine seize on a 2005 Lincoln Aviator with only 39,000 miles on it? I have had the engine oil changed every 3,000 miles.

Answer:
There are a couple of things that can seize an engine but disassembly and inspection are needed to prove this.

First, Make certain the engine is actually seized by removing the serpentine belt, put a socket and wrench on the front crank shaft bolt and confirm it will not turn.

Ways it can seize.

1) No oil in engine – Continue reading “How can an engine seize ?”

How do you take off the door trim?

Question:

 1990 Ford Thunderbird – in order to repair the driver”s side power window motor – how do you take off the door trim? 

Answer:

1989-92 Models
Remove window regulator switch housing.
Remove the door inside handle cup (snaps out).

Remove the self tapping screw retaining door trim panel upper front extension assembly, and remove assembly.
Remove the two self tapping screws retaining door trim panel to the door inner panel.
Lift the door trim panel upward and snap out trim panel.
Disconnect the wire harness for courtesy lamp.
To install: Continue reading “How do you take off the door trim?”

My Heater is Stuck on High

Question:

My Chevy 2003 Silverado extended cab my heater is stuck on high and when i turn off the truck and remove the key the blower keeps running i have to remove the 40amp fuse under the hood i don’t know where to start to fix the problem please help i cant afford to take it to the shop. It is  manual you just turn the knob to set desired speed and slid the to bars to the blue for cool or red for hot.

Answer:

OK, More than likely you have a stuck or sticking blower motor relay. Continue reading “My Heater is Stuck on High”