Monthly Archives: May 2016

Honda Pilot AC Clutch Test

A quick way to test an ac clutch, especially for the Honda platform, as they can have common failures of the ac compressor clutch. A digital voltmeter, 1:48, test of resistance range should be between 3.9-4.3 Ohms. Additionally the clutch gap clearance .014-.024 should be checked with a feeler gauge. 2:57. It is vital, after replacement of compressor that the Continue Reading
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PT Cruiser Fire Battery Bad Eng Mounts

A very interesting situation with this PT Cruiser, as it was towed in to the garage as a no crank no start situation. The driver stated while cruising the check engine light came on and the engine started to surge and felt like it was ” dancing”, then quickly stalled, as a small fire ensued right in the area of Continue Reading
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Nissan Murano Camshaft Sensor Tips

A very common fault for late model Nissan ,including the 07 Nissan Murano, of to which we uncover specifications, testing and replacement. A PO340 fault is a camshaft sensor position code, and with a basic check should not have any oil contaminants on the sensor connectors.The valve cover gaskets can be a common area of leak source towards the rear Continue Reading
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Honda Civic Coolant Leak Engine Block Warranty

Early 09 Honda civics (exc Hybrid, SI Models) may exhibit coolant looks at the engine block and be covered under Honda Warranty. As long as it has been less than 8 years you should be covered. Steps to take: 1. Look for coolant leaking from the engine block cracks typically behind the engine oil/separator. 2. Pressure test the coolant system Continue Reading
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Vehicle (Kia) Hub Bearing

This horrible sound from a Kia wheel area is the hub bearing which could have been a disaster by way of a wheel potentially separating from the hub itself. Typically you will hear a moaning noise that will increase as your vehicle speed increases, as well as a fluctuation of this noise as you engage left or right turns, depending Continue Reading
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Volvo (Part 2) Control Arms

Inside the Garage – Volvo Control Arms (Part 2) – Rubber control arm bushings can crack and dry rot over time. In this video of our Volvo series we replace the control arm as an assembly to get the front end of the suspension nice and quiet. The summer temperatures in Arizona can be brutal on all things rubber regarding Continue Reading
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Volvo (Part 1) Vehicle AC Leak

Inside the Garage – Volvo AC Leak (Part 1) – This week we dive into difficult to find car air conditioning leaks on a Volvo S60. With so many components of the AC system that could be leaking, we utilize an AC dye and an AC refrigerant leak detector to ultimately discover a defective AC condenser.
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