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What Does Your Check Engine Light Really Mean?

Published on April 17, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
What Does Your Check Engine Light Really Mean?
Most of us know that, "BEEEEP" from your car, followed by that little amber light, that looks like an engine with a lightening bolt in it. Or maybe even the phrase, "Emissions Workshop" showing in the instrument cluster. But do you know what it means when your vehicles check engine light comes on? Understanding what…
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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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When DIY Goes Wrong

Published on February 20, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
When DIY Goes Wrong
So this 07 VW Passat gets towed in on Friday. The customer said something on the engine broke. We towed it in the shop and found out the engine mount on the passenger side of the car was broken. This is not something that happens all that often, but I have seen it before. We…
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