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  • "MY CAR ENGINES STALLS --AND THE STARTER CRANKS BUT WON'T START"

    Thursday 12 January 2017

    #startercranksbutwontstart #TIPM #sunroofleak   This was a Dodge Durango that was having phantom electrical issues.  Our technician did a full diagnostic on the vehicle and discovered a leak coming from the sunroof drain tube and followed it to where it was draining to.  Turns out it was leaking water onto the Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM).   This is  the nerve-center of your car’s electronics and it distributes power to everything from safety t... read more

  • "MY CAR BATTERY CONTINUES TO DRAIN?'

    Monday 17 October 2016

    #compressorclutch #clutchrelay #paperclip The other day we had a '07 Ford F150 with a battery drain.  We did a full diagnostic on the vehicle and noticed a "heavy clicking" sound coming from the air compressor clutch.  Some of the reasons why the compressor clutch may not engage are due to mechanical failures, electric failures or low pressure freon levels. We disconnected the battery cable, opened the fuse and relay box to locate the relay&n... read more

  • "IS A COURTESY CHECK NECESSARY IF I'M JUST BRINGING MY CAR IN FOR ONE SPECIFIC PROBLEM?"

    Thursday 08 September 2016

    A customer came in last week stating his blower was not working.  After checking the blower circuit we found the blower control amplifier defective and replaced it.  As a serivce to our customers we always do a Courtesy Check on all vehicles which includes a 50 point inside and out inspection. We check everything from the head lights, under the hood to under the vehicle and the brakes and tires.  We found his tire tread to be below recommended specifi... read more

  • "NOT ALL PARTS ARE CREATED EQUAL"

    Thursday 25 August 2016

    #camshaftsensor #aftermarketsensor #mitsubishi Last week we had 2 Mitsubishi's come in, a 2001 Mirage and 2001 Galant.  Both would start and then die.  Both had previously replaced their camshaft sensors. The camshaft sensor gathers and sends information about the car’s camshaft speed to the car’s electronic control module. This information is received by the computer, which then uses this data to further calculate the time of ignition and the t... read more

  • IS IT IMPORTANT TO CHANGE MY TIMING BELT ACCORDING TO MY CAR MILEAGE MANUFACTURERS RECOMMENDATIONS?

    Monday 11 July 2016

    #timingbelt #carmanufacturersrecommendations #interferenceengine The answer to this question should be answered by one of our customers who came in last week.  He came in and his car was 15,000 miles over by recommended manufacturers mileage to replace his timing belt.  He opted to wait.  2 weeks later he gave us a call. He had been driving on the freeway and the car quit running.  Due to him waiting he risked causing engine damage to the cylinder head.  T... read more

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