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Jessica Howe

Automotive Expert & Coach, AskPatty.com

Member since: Sep 2017
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Automotive Expert Advisor

Jessica Howe is an insightful Automotive coach with an exceptional track record in helping clients become confident and self-reliant when it come to their vehicles. Using the skills acquired through personal and professional training, Jessica understands the processes of learning, and strives to help even the most technically-challenged to succeed with basic automotive maintenance. With over 10 years of experience, Jessica is dedicated to teaching others how to take control of their automotive needs.

With a strong mechanical background, and a degree in Transportation Technology specializing in Automotive Technologies, Jessica has a reflective understanding of how women relate with the automotive world. She is committed to adapting the way women in particular interact with the industry, and wants to empower every person, male or female, to succeed when dealing with all automotive matters.  


Jessica Howe lent her expertise to these automotive questions from our members:

Hello! I have a Honda Civic, and I believe that my radiator cap is leaking. There is a huge wet spot inside my hood, right around the area near the radiator cap, and I believe it's rusting (?). There are wet, orange, brown, mucus-like blobs within the wet areas. I definitely want to fix this ASAP. is there anything I can do to fix this problem myself? Also how do I identify the cause of the leak on my own? Looking to do whatever I can to alleviate this issue--or fix it, if possible--on my own first. If I do need a mechanic to fix this problem, how much money do you think that would cost? Just a ball park estimate? Thank you!

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Hi. I just want to ask about how can i assure that the new car that im buying is a brand new one. Or if there is something that i have to know/check in the car's body to convince myself that the car is definitely brand new and fresh from the supplier. It is just an assurance because im having a doubt on our agent right now. Because she have just swapped her 2017 model of the same unit that im about to buy. Im worried that there could be a possible illegal actions that some people might tolerate in order to have an extra income. Note: our agent didnt let us choose the variant that we want to instead she just name the available one (which is the variant trend AT 2018 model that she also said that there has no upgrade from its predecessor 2017 model). Hope you could give me some advice for me to have a wise buy and to feel the happiness that i have to feel knowing that i buy the car that is brand new and the one that i wanted.

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Wouldn't let me put the model but it's a 97 GMC Jimmy. 4.3. 6 cylinder vortech. 4wd. The issue is it died the other day. The dashboard gauges won't work. Stuck in park. Cranks but doesn't start. Battery and alternator are both good. Didn't have a spark. Installed new ignition coil and it started up but wouldn't start up after. Even replaced the ECM computer and still nothing. Also code scanner just says error over and over.

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First off, how come when I go to model, there is no Dart. What’s up with that. Anyway Dodge Dart 2013, has a code p1EDF, or could be Piedf, and I can’t find it in all the listed codes. Problem is no heat fan, checked coolant, it’s topped up. Really would just like to know what that code represents that came up on my reader. When I reset it the code comes up again right away. Help please.

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blower fan takes long time to come on. colder it is, longer it takes. thermostat replacement accomplished nothing

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