Sunday, October 14, 2012



To fix it, you have to take apart a lot of things, starting with the airbag. After you fix it, the replacement parts might well develop the same problem if the assembly process is not done right.

You have to be proper professional to deal with such cases.

It can be problem of clock spring or the issue is not with clock spring but with the steering column itself.

These has to be inspected.

The Details below explains the procedure:----

The clockspring's function is to provide power to controls horn and AIRBAG in the hub of the steering wheel, the clockspring is not a "cable that wraps around the steering column".

The clockspring is a small circular part with electrical connectors, and these connectors hook up with the cable that runs next to (not wrapped around) the steering column. The circular design of the clockspring allows for constant electrical contact in a situation where a normal wire-type connection would not be possible, given the constant movement of the steering wheel.

Please Note: The clockspring's connections and proximity to the driver's side airbag.A mistake made in this area can result in a sudden "explosive" surprise in your face with a blast.

Its not a DIY job.

But if its not related to clockspring then problem can be with steering itself.

If the vehicle does not use any hydraulic fluid to run the power steering. Then as per most of all vehicles on the road nowadays use electric drive motors to turn the power steering assist system.
This being said the most common issue with intermittent squeaking noises
On some cases it is the rubber boot that is in the firewall where the steering shaft goes through.
This rubber boot has a tendency to make squeaking noise against the steering shaft once the lubricant in their gets dry. If the boot is felt hard that you can use silicone paste to lubricate this.
Most auto garage mechanics use this paste to lubricate rubber materials.

A minor steering squeaks should not cause any damage if the squeak is in fact coming from the steel shaft where it goes through this rubber boot and the firewall.

These issues can be easily solved by non-technicians ,just lubricate this yourself with a small brush. 

Please Note:--- Do not use any petroleum based lubricants only use silicone paste. Just push the paste down between shaft and the rubber boot with the help of brush as you turn the steering wheel back and forth. This should take care the noise if that is where it is coming from. 


The most common faults on these models are the steering wheel  rubbing on the plastic cowling, or it could be the rotary coupler behind the steering wheel getting worn out.
This unit is very delicate and is connected to your airbag and horn circuit.
In case of steering wheel rubbing with plastic cowling,bit of wd-40 spray can help and do wonders to to at-least lower the squeak noise.


On these vehicles like other vehicles there is a rubber boot at the bottom of the steering column where the shaft from the column goes through that makes squeaking noise when the boot contacts the steering shaft while turning the steering wheel on your model..
If these boot gets hard the noise comes out while turning steering column
You can use Seal–Tite Dielectric grease (or Equivalent) Kent 57876 is the part number..
and apply this grease in between the steering shaft and the boot .These grease will lubricate the rubber boot and noise will go away.


The garage repair experiences shared from 1997 Ford F150 steering makes squeaking noise

There are several components in the front end will cause the squeak.
Ask someone to urn the steering wheel left and right while you are under the truck in front. 
Inspect  each part one at a time and exactly confirm from which part the noise is coming. 

The possible squeak the noise can occur from are the outer tie rods, the idler arm on the right front frame rail, the pitman arm on the steering box, and both lower ball joints. I have replaced each one of them for the squeak.So anything can be possible. Your inspection should be right.

These details will help.

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Warning lights flash on dash,to indicate you there is some sort of problem.

Its very easy to understand what problem is there by dash lights.
Engine light blinks when problem with engine or its related components.Oil light blinks when oil is low or its sensor is dirty and needs cleaning.
Coolant light blinks when coolant is low and engine overheats due to low coolant or its a faulty Engine coolant sensor.

So as per these warning lights the brake and battery warning lights,When these dash lights are lit, this is a common sign of a fault in the Charging System.
 Most commonly, a failing Alternator.
There is a quick easy test for this, with the use of a voltage meter. Testing is helpful and advisable because makes you confirmation before replacing the part.
Try these tests :----
With the engine running, take a voltage reading at the battery terminals. If the voltage is not between 13v-14v, or fluctuates in and out of this area, the Alternator will need to be replaced.
If the Alternator passes this test, turn the engine off and wait 15min. Take another reading at the battery terminals, this time with the engine off. If the voltage is anything less than 12v, the battery may have a "bad cell" and is not accepting the alternator's charge. If you do not have access to a voltage meter, most local "big chain" parts stores, like AutoZone, will run these tests for Free at there service centers.

Once the fault is confirmed,always go for branded parts instead of local aftermarket parts.These after market parts are lot cheaper as compared to branded parts,but there performance also differ as compared to branded parts.

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Digital Camera Troubleshooting

Problems like Lens error or Lens not advancing out when camera is power ON.

And for many other Lens related digital camera problem,try these basis service repair tips to get your problem solved.

Lens error Problem or Lens related problems are very common on most of digital cameras,let it be of any brand or model.But these problems occurs.

But mostly this is  the commonly encountered error among compact and bridge digital cameras.These is based on my personal experiences on digital cameras.
When the problem occurs you get worried and only one option comes to your mind.That is a serious repair is needed and the expenses will be high.But you love your digicam so much that you get it to professional to get it repaired.
It may indicate that your camera needs repair (or replacement). But before you go that route, however, there are several things you might try. These are not foolproof and they're not guaranteed: if your camera needs professional repair then it needs professional repair.But any how,what bad to try,if these tricks are not damaging your digicam any more.

The working digital camera suddenly showing a problem,there are many causes for this.On some cases you know the issues and on some cases you are not aware of the possibility.These digicams are very attractive many a times our friends and or our relatives,just get it out of box and start clicking some photographs .These equipment's are to be used very gently and carefully.If not takes proper care,it can show problems.

  • One is impact, caused by dropping the camera or knocking it against something, especially with the lens extended. 
  • Another is dirt or grit in the works, jamming it. 
  • Ironically, one of the most common sources for the dirt or grit is the camera case. 
  • Cases tend to accumulate dirt and lint and other stuff, which eventually get transferred to the camera.
  • Another cause is the camera getting turned on while the lens is obstructed. 
This can happen if the camera gets turned on inadvertently while in its case or a purse or other confined space.

Warranty: If your camera is still under warranty, take advantage of it.And take it to the company service center.
But if its old or at-least out of warranty then ............
Cross your fingers and try these steps in order.Before directly getting it to the professional camera repair shop:-----

The first step is to turn the Power ON of your camera:
If you have an AC power adapter for your camera, use it. This is not the same thing as a battery charger, but instead a device intended to power the camera for a long time on AC power. If your camera has a Lithium-ion battery pack, make sure it's fully charged. It your camera uses AA or AAA batteries and you're using rechargeable  put in a fresh set of alkaline batteries instead. The purpose of this is to get the maximum power to the motor. Try turning on the camera.
But if the Lens is not coming out automatically then it needs cleaning.

The second option is cleaning the camera lens side assembly.The side assembly which moves in/out:---
 You can use can of compressed air if you don't, try cleaning the area around the lens, where the segments normally extend. Be careful not to blow more grit into the works. Try turning on the camera.

Once the cleaning is done.Turn the camera On and see if its releasing the lens assembly out or not. If the previous step didn't work, turn the camera over so that the lens is down, and try turning on the camera. Sometimes the extra effort of lifting its own weight will jar it free.

On most of such cases the above two previous methods help.But if its not helping on your case then try these last method.Jiggling: 

Since your camera is out of warranty and nothing else works, so what do you have to lose? Jiggle the lens with a fingertip as you turn the camera on. Side-to-side, up-down, clockwise-counterclockwise. Don't push down on the lens so hard that you keep it from extending.Also dont push on lens glass.These lens glass are very weak and very delicate to get cracked OFF,with very gentle push.

Hope your camera lens error issue gets solved by these basics repair and service tips.


How to download Pics from Digital Camera to Computer

Digital camera to computer Pics transferring procedure:----

Its a simple and very easy procedure.

There is a memory card in the camera.It can be easily removed out.The pics are stored into this memory card.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.

These details will help.