Dave Redinger The Neighborhood Mechanic 12/11/05
ASK THE NEIGHBOURHOOD MECHANIC
Ever notice that the windshield wiper
that doesn’t clean properly is always the one on your side? The
windshield wiper was invented by Mary Anderson in 1915, as solution to
trolley motormen opening their windshields while driving in the rain.
According to Brad Dee of TRICO, blades are damaged by the
sun’s UV rays and winter use. Wiper blades should be replaced every 6
months. They are a safety item and require more attention than they are
currently receiving. Have your blades inspected and replaced as required.
I have a 1998 Honda Accord V6. Recently the alternator gave up and as a result I had it changed. Now the radio/CD player does not work and it displays the word CODE. How can I get the code to unlock the unit. I don’t have the manual that came with the car nor do I know at which dealer the car was first purchased. What should I do?
When power is disrupted to the radio it locks and an access code is required to unlock the unit. The code is supplied on a card and kept in a separate location. The selling dealer also keeps a record. This is done in to prevent the use of stolen radios. Don’t know the selling dealer? Contact HONDA directly.
I have a 1988 Corvette that has been a problem since I got. I have taken it to several places to get help. So far, no one has fixed this car. The car starts and runs but the check engine light comes on. It idles up and down on its own. I have replaced the TPS (that is the code that came up) the IAC (what the dealer told me was causing the problem). Right now I am getting ready to replace the computer. I need help! Kevin
problem here is no one has spent quality time with the car. Have the car
scanned and diagnosed pay attention to the injection system. Strong
possibility of dirt in the system or even faulty injectors. The car is
mainly fiberglass and electric grounding is always an issue. In this high
tech world correct diagnosis is 80 percent of the repair. Many shops are
now surcharging for diagnosis.
Dave Redinger a mechanic with over 40 yrs of experience operates his shop “DOCTOR H HONDA SPECIALISTS in Toronto for the last 24 yrs. Dave can be heard on AM740 every Saturday @ 9am on the Neighbourhood Mechanic.
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