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  1. 2004 Chevy Malibu LT A/C Issues

    Does it blow hot air out of the vents instead of cold air, or is it no air blowing out at all? Do you shut the car off with the fan still on, or do you shut off all the components (radio, fan, lights, etc.) before shutting the car off? Also, do you open your door and see if the fan stops? Or do you wait the entire time its still running inside your car without the engine running?
  2. 2007 Jeep Patriot Intake Manifold

    The cost of repairing varies by shop or dealership. Find out local diagnosing costs (labor per hour for diagnosis), because the diagnosis is the biggest step in fixing any problem with a vehicle it will most likely be one of the most expensive to pay. A technician has to take a certain amount of hours to figure out what the problem is. So depending on diagnostic time and labor rate, it could cost a couple hundred to diagnose, and then another couple hundred to repair the issue. If the unit needs to be replaced, then you'll be quoted for parts as well as labor to diagnose and fix the problem. Wherever you bring it though, ask for either the Master Technician, or the Shop Foreman. Even if they might be a bit more expensive to have work on our vehicle, you won't be bringing it back for the same problem if you decide to have them fix it for you.
  3. I have a 2000 VW Jetta with the 2.0 naturally aspirated engine and I would like to do certain things to it in order to make it have a bit more go. I've checked on multiple aftermarket parts sites, I've ran a fine tooth comb through Ebay, Amazon, Craigslist, and other websites. I've contacted European centered shops, and all to no luck. I wanted to know if there are some websites that I could use to find some decent/good performance parts for my car. If anyone could help with maybe some websites, or shops that could help me find parts for my car that would be awesome. Thanks
  4. PCV valve clogged

    Some mechanics will try to take advantage of people who are not entirely knowledgeable about their vehicles. However, I looked it up online and the PCV valve seems to be around $45 for an aftermarket part (meaning not made by the vehicle manufacturer). I have an older Jetta and when I had that issue all that I did was replace the PCV valve and used some carb+throttle body cleaner to clean out the throttle body. However the MAP sensor (Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor) can become contaminated by oil. When that happens it will give the vehicle's ECM incorrect information and can cause more issues with the vehicle than just the oil light coming on (Check Engine Light coming on, an engine code saying that the vehicle is running rich, etc.). If you brought the vehicle to a dealership I can see why they would charge so much...because it's a dealership. If you haven't taken the vehicle to another shop yet, I would do some shopping around and see where you can find a less expensive mechanic. Remember to ask what the labor rate is, after that it is completely your decision on where you take your vehicle. Unless you have background in automotive, it can be really difficult to pinpoint a specific problem. Especially when it concerns a system on a vehicle that can have alot of variables as to why a light pops up on your dash. Hope I was able to help a little bit.