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Shop Shots Volume 4

Published on February 22, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
Shop Shots Volume 4
I moved "Shop Shots" up to Wednesday this week. I will actually be out of town for a couple of days. I don't think there will be a post Thursday or Friday. Make sure you check out the forum too. I know its called Technician DataBase, but its not just for techs. It is for…
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What happens when a mechanic CANT fix your car

Published on February 13, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
Every once in a while a car comes around that is sent straight from hell. The crazy problems that keep me awake at night. Things that, if you were a professional writer, you could not even make up. When this happens, having a game plan to crucial! There are times when we(mechanics) just can't figure…
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The Mystery of automotive diagnostic equipment

Published on January 30, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
The Mystery of automotive diagnostic equipment
It is no secret that dealers have the most state of the art diagnostic equipment in the industry. Everything from our $1100 battery testers, to our $12,000 VW scan tool.  In fact, the amount of dollars that are spent on special tools and equipment is truly unbelievable. With all that money wrapped up in scan…
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Crazy electrical problems on a 2003 Jetta

Published on December 9, 2011 under Humble Mechanic
Crazy electrical problems on a 2003 Jetta
Your browser does not support the video tag This is a little video of the Jetta that I was working on today. I got the car around 11:00.  The customers complaint was that the windshield wipers would stay on ALL the time.  I spent the better part of the afternoon trying to figure out what…
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Follow up: Getting you butt kicked

Published on November 27, 2011 under Humble Mechanic
On Tuesday 11/22, I wrote a post with a story about me getting my butt kicked by a Jetta. I hope that it didn't bum everyone out.  I will be honest, that really put me in a bad mood that night.  I was going to go out with some friends after work.  I decided to…
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