- How Your Subject should look.
IE. 1999 Chevy Corvette Brake noise.
This will help us determine from the start the vehicle we are working on helping you fix. (Some people are better with import cars then domestic or better on fords then Chevy?s for say.
- What you should have in your post Message Body
In order to help us help you, please specify the year, make, model, engine size, transmission type and approximate mileage of the vehicle in question. If you have any warning lights that come on while driving please include this information as well. Also try to be as specific in describing your problem or problems as you possibly can. If you have noticed any pattern that pertains to your problem please include this information too.
Additionally including any recent repairs or attempts to repair your current problem may also be very useful.
Sometimes we will respond to your questions with more questions in order to narrow down the possibilities. Any additional information you can provide in your original post will lessen the questions we need to ask and help us determine what course of action is needed to help you correct or further diagnose your concerns.
A word about no starts;
Unfortunately many people confuse the terminology that relates to vehicles that won?t start. When asking questions about a vehicle that won?t start please use the following terminology:
The engine will not crank or turn over = when you turn the ignition switch to the start position nothing happens as if the battery was dead.
The engine cranks or turns over but will not start = the starter is turning the engine but the engine will not run.
- Finishing Your Post
If the forum helps you with your problem, please be kind enough to post a fix so the ones that helped you know their time as well spent. The fix posts also help other people that have problems. They may read your post and have a similar problem and have the answer. These good people spend their own time trying to help and deserve some consideration. It makes the mechanics/technicians feel they have helped someone, and that is a good feeling. Going through some of the posts, I have noticed someone asks a question, gets a really good answer and never returns. I also noticed one post where a person asked if the problem was fixed, because he had the same problem. There was never an answer. Guess the original poster will not be back till car breaks next time. I want to thank the guys and gals that offer the information personally. I appreciate the time and effort you are putting in. I know, because I do it too. And as all us mechanics/technicians know, we don't get a lot of respect. Usually complaints if the bulb doesn't work after we tune the vehicle up. Sorry this is so long, but I felt it needs to be said Again, THANK YOU!!!!
Thanks to Venturi and Way2old for helping me put together this post.
(If you find something in this post hard to understand or think that there is something missing that needs to be added. Please Private Message GM_Mech_319 and I will change this as I see needed.)
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