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Are you a diagnostic detective?

By Pam Oakes, SME automotive professional

If you consider yourself a diagnostic detective see if you can solve this cooling system mystery before the end of the article!

Cooling Corner: The mystery of the 2008 Dodge Charger

Customers drive into our shops for maintenance, tires and corrective repairs. But every now-and-then even the most seasoned techs get a surprise. This is one of those times. 

While waiting for the car to cool-down, it was time to talk to the customer. The “20-Question” game is always an interesting exchange between the vehicle owner and the tech. Sometimes you get the background, other times just a bunch of “I don’t knows.” This time, the driver was a seasoned vehicle owner. He understood the “why” of the questioning and answered quickly. The take-away from the talk: He thought he saw antifreeze on his garage floor. He said that he topped-off the reservoir with water since he didn’t have any chemistry on-hand. But, he added, just about a cup-full. No more. (Read More)

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