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Car Repair

For those of us who want to learn vehicle repair skills from those of us who have them.

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stuck bolt

Started by Ian Wilson Apr 15, 2012. 0 Replies

Gas gauge on a '97 Cutlass

Started by Kurt Swanson Jan 11, 2012. 0 Replies

What is your skill level?

Started by Kevin. Last reply by Jason Rup May 21, 2011. 10 Replies

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Comment by Paladin on April 8, 2013 at 2:42pm

Hey everyone I'm new to AoM. I am a double master technician at a Ford lincoln dealership, with an advanced master certification from A.S.E.......Greetings

 

Comment by Daniel G. on December 4, 2012 at 8:39am

Sadly, I know practically nothing about cars.  I feel like this is a failure in the manliness department, as nothing is manlier than tinkering with your ride.  Does anyone have some tips for a mechanically challenged lad?

Comment by Larry on April 19, 2012 at 1:36am

I know an engine needs to be maintained, but I pretty much have to outsource what I need done, because I live in an apartment complex that forbids working on cars in the parking lot.  It's still something I'd like to know how to do. 

Comment by Jared J. King on October 9, 2010 at 6:55pm
Wow, glad it was an easy and quick fix. Checking the connections is always a great first step. Good job and glad I could help.
Comment by Eric Kludt on October 9, 2010 at 6:38pm
Also thanks for that link. It just helped with the brake light on the dash I was going to tackle next. Thanks again
Comment by Eric Kludt on October 9, 2010 at 6:33pm
I found the problem. It was the alternator wire that goes to the positive battery terminal. I guess the person that had it before me had put a jumper wire on it and just twisted it together and I guess thought it would be ok lol
Thanks for the advice though. I really appreciate it jared.
Comment by Jared J. King on October 9, 2010 at 5:09pm
So, have you had your battery and alternator checked? It sounds as if you might have a dead battery that your alternator might not be charging.

You might also check http://cartalk.com/ct/mycartalk/index.jsp?make=Chevrolet&model=...
I love listening to Car Talk on NPR. The Tappet Bros. crack me up.
Comment by Eric Kludt on October 9, 2010 at 1:17pm
hey guys I have a problem that I could use some help with. I'm working on a 1989 s10 blazer that has a 4.3tbi in it and it wont start. The only way I can get it to start is by running a jumper wire from the positive battery terminal to the positive bolts up on the firewall. It also has problems at idle when it does run. Any pointers or things I should check would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Comment by Jared J. King on September 27, 2010 at 2:27am
Glad you're here, Eric.
Comment by Eric Kludt on September 26, 2010 at 9:53pm
Hey guys I'm new to this group. I've been constantly doing repair on cars since i was able to pick up a wrench and get after it. I'm glad to see a group like this on AOM.
 

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