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Mechanical Engineer from Huntsville, AL.

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Weapon of choice: MATLAB


Feb
14
comment How reliable is a second hand 2011 bmw 335i?
I usually use CarComplaints.com for secondhand car research. Unfortunately, the 335i doesn't seem to have very much information. Although that can mean it's either a very good car, or BMW didn't sell very many of that model. (I have no affiliation with the website.)
Jan
28
comment Ford Escape won't shift into gear, O/D light flashing
@Paulster2 Yeah, hopefully it will get me through the new car search/buying process.
Jan
27
comment Ford Escape won't shift into gear, O/D light flashing
No codes related to the transmission.
Jun
4
comment What is involved to recharge the Air Conditioning System?
A manifold gauge set, a can tap and some r134a is all you need to do it right.
Jan
25
comment Ford Escape 2002 idling rough in cold weather
I cleared the codes, and I've driven it maybe 10-15 miles since. I experienced more of the stuttering around 40-45 miles, but it hasn't thrown another code. I just ordered a new Motorcraft DPFE sensor, since it seemed like a good relatively cheap first step.
Jan
19
comment Rounded bolt head on possibly broken bolt
Do you have a Dremel that you could slot it with? (Or a friend with a Dremel?)
May
13
comment Easy way to temporarily disable Check Engine light?
Also, if the problem doesn't reoccur, normally a fixed number of key/startup cycles clears the code.
May
13
comment How do I unstick my tailgate?
I figured the cable was broken - the problem is, how do I get inside the tailgate to pull it? I've got a plastic bed liner over it - should I remove that for starters?
May
12
comment Brakes make grinding noise during stops at low speeds
@phlip: See the update section in the answer. Yes, one of the pads was bad.
Apr
15
comment Brakes make grinding noise during stops at low speeds
Good point about the possibility of the noise being present at all speeds. I've got a friend who's done brakes before who has offered to help me this weekend. He said it was most likely the pads as well.