Tag: Burleigh Heads


Holden Cruze window regulator

The Holden Cruze is a popular car that we see a lot of. We have seen serval lately with a failed window regulator. The complaint being “My window won’t go up”. Not a unique fault, as with all things that move they eventually wear out. These window regulators can fail several different ways – cables breaking, pulleys failing, gears jamming, motors failing

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Hyundai iload turbo failure

The popular Hyundai iload van with the 2.5L turbo diesel has a couple problems that we’re seeing increasingly often. Todays example in Burleigh Heads is a prime example – Turbo failure! The main and often first symptom people are experiencing is the iload turbo failing. This is generally a result of another problem. The turbo in our experience is the

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Mobile brake repairs

Brake safety is extremely important. As a mobile brake specialist on the Gold Coast we can ensure your vehicles brakes are working perfectly. We come to you with our fully equiped workshop van to a location convenient to you. Some key points to tell if your brakes need inspection and/or repair: They sound different. If your brakes squeal, scrape or

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Prado Ball joint

Today we attended breakdown in Tallebudgera of a Toyota Prado which the front lower ball joint had failed. This is a major breakdown. When a ball joint fails it allows the suspension and wheel to move uncontrolled. This vehicle had its right hand front wheel at 45deg and pushed back into the guard. This caused the vehicle to lose steering

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Ford Focus Engine mount

Today was another Engine mount failure. This time on a 2008 Ford Focus in Burleigh. The owner was complaining of a vibration in the vehicle. I inspected the mounts as this is a common problem, especially on vehicles around the 10yr old mark. The rubber in the mount over the years loses its strength and eventually sags. This allows the

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Head Gasket replacement

A head gasket replacement is a major and costly repair.  Generally if a head gasket has failed there is another failure which has caused it.  Every time I inspect a vehicle with a failed head gasket Im looking for the root cause of the fault – this a lot of the time is from an overheating scenario. A failed water

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Holden Astra strut tops

Today I have a Holden Astra with a suspension knock noise. The front suspension strut tops have collapsed which is causing the noise. I removed and replaced these with new units, quiet and easy job with the correct tools. Not a job to ever try without a quality spring compressor as there is a lot of stored energy in the

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