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Issues To Consider About Auto Repair It can be a very stressful situation when worrying as to what company to decide on


for your auto repair, but as long as you know how to go about the process it can be quite easy. Every company will claim they may have the ideal mechanics and offer the best prices, but clearly which is incorrect. The easiest way to know that you are having the best repair for your cheapest price is to make time to do your research. The first task to finding the best clients are to search for the reviews that have been left by past customers. Most likely you possess more mechanics in your area than you can count. It can be difficult to choose which companies to even compare to others. Choose a site that gives the method to see their reviews in a general star level. Following that you will be able to obtain the top 10 companies in your town. Then you should make time to see the reviews that were left by their past clients. Know that there definitely is going to be negative reviews, no matter how good the company is, however the vast majority must be positive. Seek out negative reviews that share the identical issues, for example the need to bring their vehicle in a brief length of time since it actually had not been yet fixed. Any shop should e capable of diagnose and repair a vehicle the very first time. From the initial list of 10 you should be able to narrow it to 3 different businesses that are the very best. You can then call each and inquire when they are willing to provide you with an insurance quote cost-free. When they have made your top three list they ought to be over willing to accomplish this. That way you can determine what they feel to get the situation in addition to whatever they think it will cost. When you have quotes from all of 3 then you can decide who to make use of. It might be tempting to make a decision simply in line with the cost, but how they treat you must also be looked at. Customer support is very important in relation to auto repair. Should they be happy to explain everything to you and show you which they feel which you have value they then are truly thinking about obtaining your company and keeping it. Take into consideration every part of your interaction before making a decision about which mechanic you think is most beneficial to service your car or truck. Every auto mechanic will claim that they have the best costs, from parts to service, but the fact is they all differ often. Take the time to investigate how others have felt about their service, what their costs are and the way you personally felt if you visited their shop. This is the best way to locate a quality auto repair center that may meet your requirements and expectations.





FAQ's Auto Repair

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Does Anyone Know The Firing Order On A 1994 Ford Aspire?
My Daddy Just Put A Head Gasket On A 1994 Ford Aspire 1.3 Liter Engine But He Don'T Know The Firing Order On It And The Timing Ain'T Marked So He Can'T Get It To Start. He Says If I Can Find Out The Firing Order He Can Get It But I Have No Clue. Please Help

Firing order 1-3-4-2 .distributor rotates counter clockwise

Found the information at www.autozone.com

I Have A Misfire On My 1987 Ford Bronco 2?
I Have An Odd Problem On My Bronco 2 2Wd Automatic. I Have A Part Throttle Misfire/Hesitation/Bucking That Will Occur When Either Cold Or Warmed Up To Temperature. It Will Then Flutter On Deceleration, Then Idle Rough While Smelling Like Unburned Fuel/ Rotten Eggs. Often It Will Die At Idle, Then I Fire It Back Up And Run Excellent, Then Go And Drive It, And It Will Go Back Into This Odd Mode. At Wide Open Throttle It Operates Normally. I Have Blocked Off The Egr, Checked Timing, Checked Fuel Pressure In Relation To The Vacuum, Undone The Exhaust Y-Pipe And Cats To Rule Out A Melted Cat/ Plugged Exhaust, Replaced The Fuel Pump, Ecm, Fuel Pressure Regulator, Checked The Fuel Lines, Flushed The Fuel Tank, Replaced The Injectors, Distributor, Plugs, Wires, Cap, Rotor, Map Sensor, Throttle Position Sensor, Fuel Filters, Air Filter, Coolant Temp Sensor, Air Temp Sensor, Idle Air Control, All Vacuum Lines, Coil, O2 Sensor, All Ground Straps, Damper, Tfi Module, Torque Converter W/ Trans Rebuild, Replaced Engine Harness W/ One From A Wrecking Yard (Same Year, California Emissions, Auto Trans), Engine/ Trans Mounts, Drive Shaft, New Cam, Lifters, Heads (World Products) Radiator, Water Pump, Rings, Bearings, New Thermostat, New Hoses, New Power Steering Pump, Steering Gear, Shocks, A/C Pump, R134a Conversion W/ New Receiver Drier, New Oil Pump, Oil Pump Drive Shaft, Resurfaced Upper And Lower Intake Manifold Plenums, Resurfaced Deck On Block, Magnafluxed The Block, New Engine Gasket Kit...After All This, I Then Decided To Take It To Seven Trained Technicians 4 Of Them Factory Trained Ford Specialists, Just For Them To Charge Me About 2 Hours A Piece Diagnostic To Tell Me That They Cannot Find What Is Going On. Now I'M Wondering Why This Is Happening, Cause At This Point, I'M Just Driven Crazy!

I own 1989 Bronco II with a 2.9, std trans. I had a simular problem. I changed the pcv valve with a after market (std prod) and it ran like crap. I then replaced it with a FoMoCo valve and the problem deminished. It ended up being a defective Ignition coil. Renew it and all the issues went away. With early Fords, it is very important to use stock oem components when possible

What Should I Do With My Car?
I Asked A Question Not Too Long Ago About My 1997 Ford Aspire With 121K Miles, Which Had A Misfire In One Of Its Cylinders When I Bought It. Now I'Ve Got Several More Questions. Here'S The Story: I Took It To A Reputable Repair Shop And Had It Diagnosed The Other Day As A Pretty Serious Problem, Which Was Most Likely A Malfunctioning Valve, Though They Would Have To Take Apart The Cylinder Head To Confirm That. They Based Their Evaluation On The Fact That The 3 Healthy Cylinders Were Putting Out 170 Pounds Of Pressure While The Other Was Putting Out 80 Pounds. When I Talked To Other Mechanics They Said They Would Expect A Valve Problem Too With Those Numbers. I Have An Appointment Set For Monday Morning To Get The Cylinder Head Taken Off So That The Mechanics Can Find Out What The Problem Is Exactly. The Previous Owner Knew For Some Time That The Misfire Existed, But He Assumed That It Was Because Of The Spark Plugs, Which Are Pretty Worn. After I Bought The Car And Drove It Around A Bit, But Before I Took It To The Mechanic, The Check Engine Light Came On And Remained On Until Earlier Today When It Shut Off. Here Are My Questions: 1) Is There Any Real Chance That The Compression Differentials That The Mechanic Observed Were Caused By Something Simple Like A Spark Plug Malfunction, Which Got Worse During The Time That The Check Engine Light Was On? I Was Planning To Replace My Front Brakes Myself This Weekend Anyway So That It Could Pass The State Inspection. If Changing Out The Plugs And Wires Might Solve The Problem I Might Want To Give It A Try. 2) Is $800 To $1200 A Reasonable Amount To Charge For Rebuilding The Top Half Of An Engine? The Price May Or May Not Include Replacing The Timing Belt, Which I Think Should Be Right In The Area Anyway. The Belt Was Replaced 20,000 Miles Ago, But The Engine Has Been Leaking Oil For A While So There'S A Decent Chance It'S Been Splashed And Weakened. 3) Do Spark Plugs And Wires Normally Get Changed Out In A Rebuild Like This? I Imagine They Would Be Unless The Customer Asked, But I'M No Mechanic. I Really Appreciate The Time You Guys On This Side Of Yahoo Answers Put In. Thanks For Reading Through My Questions.

When they do a compression check, they remove the spark plugs and check the compression that each piston is putting out. So, the plugs are not installed at the time.

Check around various other places for cost of rebuilding the top half, and also, maybe try another shop to get their diagnosis. I do not know what average cost would be. That price quoted would be about 10 to 14 hours labor, at $85 an hour avg. Plus the cost of gaskets, parts, etc.

Spark plugs should probably be changed out for new ones, during a rebuild. Wires, depends on how good they are now. Four good plugs run you about $10 or so. And depending on how old and worn the other parts are, like the water pump, it might be a good idea to replace it, if it is original.

But get a second opinion on repairs, unless it is too costly to do so. I know they charge for these diagnoses.

Is Kia Rio A Decent Used Car?
Hell All - Looking For A Car To Get For Mom. Are Used Models From 2004 To 2007 Any Good? Would Probably Look For One With 60K Mile Or Less. I Would Like To Hear Qualified Opinions From People Who Actually Own Or Have Owned This Car. Let Me Know Of Any Quality Issues And How Much You Like Or Dislike This Particular Model. Thanks All

I think the first generation Rio is derivitive of what Ford sold in the US badged as the Aspire.

The Ford Aspire was an appropriately named car. It aspired to be a real car but fell short.

The first Rio had it's share of problems. Electrical, head gasket, etc... Really no worse than an Escort, Cavalier, or Neon though.

The current generation (05+) is a similar design to the Hyundai Accent. It should be a better quality car

I Need Help With My 1985 Ford Truck Bronco Ii 4Wd (2.8L 2Bl)?
I Need Help With My 1985 Ford Truck Bronco Ii 4Wd (2.8L 2Bl So My Truck Runs Just Find Well For The Most Part.But It Will Not Pass Smog.I Took It Two Different Shops One Guy Said That It Was A Blown Head Gasket. And The Other Said &Quot;Thats Not Whats Wrong With It.There In No Water In The Oil&Quot;.But He Did Say That The Cylinder Head Was Blown.So I Dont Really Know What To Do. So I Wanted To Know What Should I Do? P.S I Do Know A Little About Trucks.

wow? are you driving it? both those symptoms wont allow you to drive it !! without smoking like a freight train. does it run normal? white smoke from exuast? coolant leaking from exuast? give us more info plzz.