Monthly Archives: July 2016

Monsoon Tips & How to Avoid an Engine Disaster

Unfortunately not a Margherita mix. This oil & water blend could result from blazing through a flash flooded area during the Monsoon season. Take the extra steps & ensure the plastic under carriage components are in tact & in place. Any of these protective covers missing could cause over spray & splash straight in to expensive electrical parts. If your Continue Reading
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My Toyota Sienna Won’t Start

A pretty frustrating morning for the owner of this Toyota Sienna, as it out of no where developed a no start condition and was towed in to the garage. Crank No start : Typically a fault within the air fuel management system or input\output sensors of the drivetrain. When the engine is cranking the primary voltage of the vehicle (battery,cables,relays,ignition Continue Reading
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Rear Mode Actuator Ford Expedition

With a very noticeable clicking noise coming from the rear drivers side area located near the rear hatch as well as warm air only blowing from the rear of the vent system…we dive in for the cause and fix. Most vehicles have so much that takes place that is completely out of sight and out of mind…until something stops working. Continue Reading
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Lincoln Town Car Cooling Fan Noise

The Lincoln Town Car paid a visit to the garage today with a fierce noise emanating from the engine bay. A closer look revealed a scraping sound from the fan assembly. As we removed the suspect fan assembly we could identify lots of play in the actual shaft of the electric motor as well as upon a closer look , Continue Reading
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Chrysler Sebring Coolant Outlet Leak

The Sebring actually had some pretty low miles considering the year,but nevertheless had a very common leak from the plastic water outlet. When replacing this component it is recommended that you utilize Mopar Chrysler OE part (Mopar-04792630AA-Engine-Coolant-Outlet-Flange) There are differences in quality as we reveal a few points. We have used the aftermarket outlets in the past with little success. Continue Reading
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Diesel in to Gas Engine Fix

Not an easy thing to deal with, or explain to the rest of the world when this happens. Don’t feel like a schmuck, it can happen. Administering Diesel fuel in to a gas driven vehicle is not as bad , in most occasions, as everyone will lead you to believe. ( the reverse of that situation can be more in Continue Reading
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GMC Truck Rear Main Seal Leaks & Steering Play

The GMC Pickup had been leaking for some time and returned in the garage for repairs. Additionally ,viable steering play in the wheel had developed and we investigated. The GMC\Chevy trucks can develop an oil leak in the area of the lower bell housing of the transmission. Utilizing an engine dye to circulate throughout and capturing the exact leak locations Continue Reading
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Inside the Garage Toyota Camry Lights Not Working

The Camry came in early this morning with the owner complaining of no exterior or interior lights. After deeper discussion it was quickly discovered that all of these symptoms took place after a recent battery replacement elsewhere. As we immediately suspected that the battery cables were initially installed backwards ,we discovered a blown 100 Amp Charging System fuse. This fuse Continue Reading
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13 Leased Honda Civic Curb Checked

Curbing checking a vehicle can be some what alarming and in most occasions very damaging to the suspension and steering of the vehicle. Not so much in this case as we dive in to the leased Honda Civic. While driving we certainly identified a subtle wobble in steering wheel along with a slight brake pulsation. Now we could visually see Continue Reading
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Reviving Chevy Truck Inside the Garage

As it has been extremely busy at the garage, we found the time to take measures to get this Chevy Truck revived from what would seem like a cemetery of a desert wasteland. Anything sitting for 5 years in our neck of the woods requires a serious safety check of all things undercarriage and deadly. Black Widows and other related Continue Reading
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