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Mechanic Career change?

Hi everyone. I’m a 25 year old auto mechanic from San Diego, ca. I have been a mechanic at a dodge dealership for over 5 years now and am already...

AtExit8 in City, New Jersey

Updated 9 months ago

Shop wants to take me in without pay? - 2 Replies

I have an autobody shop that is interested in what I have to offer. Was told I could start working there, but would not be payed for a little...

Michaelmoorebmw66@*****.*** in Lakeside, California

Updated 25 months ago

03 ford escape brakes - 6 Replies

i have an 03 escape,i just did rear brakes now i here a clicking behind brake pedal ,how do i fix this

Jeff Slogy in Salem, Oregon

Updated 31 months ago

Starting out Entry level Mechanic - 4 Replies

I just graduated from auto mechanic shool and is finding out that most shops want 5 or more yrs of experience. Where is the best place that I can get...

rcf1 in Bantam, Connecticut

Updated 33 months ago

Automotive Mechanic - 35 Replies

I am doing an interview for a class project and I chose auto mechanics for my topic and I need someone to answer a few questions for me.

Nickilaughs in Orangevale, California

Don't bother with the automotive industry

My husband is two years in, has his degree and all 8 ASE certs. 16$hr with no benefits, sick time or vacation time. It's an hour drive each...

JOSE in Scarborough, Maine


INPUT AM APPLYING FOR JOBS ON MBI. (RENTAL EQUIPMENT). but I block I do not know what to write or I am asked (License Information). I do not that, it...

gixerkiller in Gardena, California

Updated 50 months ago

Auto technician mechanic physical strength - 1 Reply

How much do you need to be able to lift to become an auto technician? Generally how physically strong do you have to be? Info on strength for any of...

santi mendez in Merced, California

Trying to get a job as an automotive mechanic (beginner).

I am currently attending my community college to get an Associates Degree in Automotive Techonology. I already have some past experience in the...

Johnhover in United Kingdom

Updated 60 months ago

The best part is... - 2 Replies

What do you enjoy most about automotive mechanic work? What do you dislike the most? Is it challenging? Are there many opportunities to learn and...

Indie_One in Wichita, Kansas

Updated 61 months ago

Advice for anybody starting out in the trade - 1 Reply

I only have one piece of advise for anybody getting into the automotive trade as a mechanic, panel beater or painter. Run. Run as fast as fast as you...

mlso21 in Scottsdale, Arizona

Updated 66 months ago

chip keys help me!! - 2 Replies

I have a 2004 dodge hemi. I think I am supposed to have chip keys. I lost my last set of keys and the dealership was going to charge like 200....

Mechanic72 in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 68 months ago

Getting ahead... - 6 Replies

What is the best training for becoming a hirable automotive mechanic? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an...

Medic2005 in Woodbridge, Virginia

Just started working at pepboys

So, as the topic states I just stated as an entry level tech. I've been laid off from two jobs and got tired of working inside. My question is that I...

klagmire in Fenton, Michigan

Updated 78 months ago


, I have not been certified but i can be , I can hone and bore cylynders walls, grindvale and vale sets, check the out of round ness of crank and cam...

c jones in Knightdale, North Carolina

Updated 86 months ago

4.0x engines on ford - 5 Replies

I have an Explorer that has the x engine in it with lifters rattling. How hard is that to change the lifters?

Randy in Hemet California in Los Angeles, California

Updated 88 months ago

Diesel mechanic training - 5 Replies

Hey I am getting ready to attend UTI out in Phoenix and leanr how to work on diesels and get all of my ceftifications. I have been working on heavy...

april in Stephenville, Newfoundland

Updated 88 months ago

Mechanic (Fast Fitter) with other useful skills.. (Possible Whole Family Move) - 4 Replies

Hello, Bonjour, We are a family currently living in France but would be possibly in intrested in moving in 2009 About Me, My name is John, 33,...

toddd in Hazel Park, Michigan

Updated 89 months ago

88 iroc-z atlernator in engaging - 2 Replies

i have a 88 iroc 350 tpi that the alternator is not engaging alternator is brand new and also running a brand new optima red top with it tested good...

minchewdaniel@*****.*** in Jacksonville, Florida

Updated 93 months ago

Show me the money... - 10 Replies

What are typical automotive mechanic salaries? Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this...

wayne in Ruston, Louisiana

Updated 95 months ago

Automatic transmission won't shift - 1 Reply

My son's 1995 Plymouth Neon had serious engine and transmission oil leaks. We pulled engine and replace seals on both. Now engine runs fine, but...

Teacher in Anamosa, Iowa

Updated 95 months ago

Which school is best? - 2 Replies

Hi! I'm a high school teacher, and I currently have a student that is interested in attending either UTI or MMI to become a motorcycle mechanic. Both...

Joe in Bourbonnais, Illinois

Updated 98 months ago

remote starter - 5 Replies

I don't know much about this, so I was hoping someone could help. My mechanic is having trouble installing a remote starter in a chrystler town and...

Radiomaster101 in Miami, Florida

Updated 107 months ago

Automotive Mechanic - 6 Replies

How much training/education is required? How much would it cost? How are you trained to get started? If it were a hobby, would it cost alot of money?...

steve in Winsted, Connecticut

Updated 108 months ago

TURD truck - 2 Replies

How hard do you think it would be to take a 4.3 chevy motor and put it in a nissan pickup truck. Pretty hard probably.

Carl in Wauconda, Illinois

Updated 110 months ago

Squeaking noises - 2 Replies

I have a 2002 Saturn SL2. When the engine is running I notice that it is making squeaking noises. I'm not sure if this is due to a belt near the...

kras in Calgary, Alberta

blue book question

Hi everyone. I recently got "let go" from my position at a dealership where I completed my first and second year apprenticeship. Upon leaving my...

Michado in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin

Updated 111 months ago

Starting out... - 3 Replies

How did you get your start doing automotive mechanic work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position? Do you need a...

artman in Dallas, Texas

Updated 111 months ago

my old ford - 7 Replies

i have a 1988 ford f150 with a fuel injected 5.0 when the pcv valve is in the truck it stalls quite often either when in drive or when just idling...

certified auto tech,15yrs.exp. in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Updated 119 months ago

Boom or bust? - 1 Reply

Are jobs in this industry on the rise? Are there any sub-sectors that are growing? Where are the jobs? Which places have the most automotive...

rombal35@*****.*** in Kuwait

camber angle

excessive tire worn

whiskey in Tucson, Arizona

harley davidson

where are the motorcycle jobs

antonio2456@*****.*** in El Paso, Texas

Updated 123 months ago

plymouth grand voyager - 1 Reply

Got a question would it hurt to replace my blown 3 speed automatic with a new 4 speed automatic? can someone let me know asap... email addy...

Jazmin in Fontana, CA in Los Angeles, California

Updated 127 months ago

To be the best... - 4 Replies

What are the top 3 traits or skills every automotive mechanic must have to excel? Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your automotive...

Curious in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Automotive Career Help

Hi I start go to community college for Automotive Techonogly ASEP with GM Motor. They told me that GM-ASEP does require the student to have a...

WILLIAM GELMAN in East Brunswick, New Jersey

Updated 129 months ago

Re: saturn and why it shuts down - 1 Reply

saturn 98, if the temperature reaches just over the Quarter the car totally dies. what could it be?



I am currrently rebuilding a 305 motor and I like to read the forums on your page it give me ideas and i like to see the progress other people have...

owner612 in Woodland, Wisconsin

american imports

Has any one heard anything about the owner of american imports in wawautosa,wi. I heard something about jeff not good. I need to know if he is good...

Vern in Ashley, North Dakota

switching flywheels... has anybody got an idea here?

I came a across a terrific deal on a GM dual mass flywheel. I decided to use it to replace a damaged solid mass flywheel. This is in a 1998 K3500...

barb m in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 138 months ago

Nielsen Dodge City Gary, IN - 1 Reply

Auto Tech/Mechanic...Don't work here!! There are soooooo many OSHA violations here. Outdated shop and poor pay.

Gareth in Nottingham, United Kingdom

Updated 145 months ago

Interview Preparation - 1 Reply

Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming automotive mechanic interview? Are there common interview questions that come up again and...

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