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Tag: car service

6
Sep

Dodge Journey engine mount

Today in Benowa I had Dodge Journey with the 2.7 V6 engine to repair. Our client’s complaint was a “Clunk noise when accelerating”. I carried out a though inspection of the vehicle and traced the noise to a failed rear engine mount. The Dodge Journey has a east west mounted V6 engine. At the lower rear of the engine sits

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5
Sep

Diesel fuel filter

The diesel fuel filter is a very important part of the fuel system. This is even more true with the advances in diesel fuel system technology. With todays modern diesels with common rail, high pressure fuel pumps, fine tolerance injectors the fuel filters role becomes even more critical. The main pic is of a Toyota Hiace D4D engines fuel filter.

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27
Apr

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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23
Mar

Fuel injectors

Fuel injectors like all parts can cause problems, especially in higher milage vehicles. They can electrically fail or can block up with foreign matter, carbon, etc. Common symptoms of fuel injector issues can include: misfiring running rough pre ignition (pinging) running on bad fuel economy lacking power Not all workshops have access to a fuel injector test bench for flow

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20
Dec

Fuel additives

Fuel additives – What do they really do? Do you need them? Do they really help? These are common questions we get with regards to fuel additives. What do they really do? Well it depends on what type. The types we use are Petrol treatment (Pro Ma PT5), Diesel treatment (Pro Ma DT5) and Diesel fuel bug biocide. Each of these have

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23
May

Ford Falcon lower ball joint

Ford Falcon ball joints are a commonly worn item. They take a lot of load and will eventually wear out. Today’s breakdown was for this exact reason. This Falcon’s lower ball joint had failed causing the lower control arm to drop down and press against the brake rotor. As this was a 2004 falcon with over 200,000km we decided on

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28
Apr

Shackle bushes

Shackle bushes are an item that are often overlooked during routine maintenance. Shackle bushes live in the leaf spring shackle, they are the bush that allows movement in the suspension. Every time you drive over a bump or turn a corner your suspension moves. This movement will eventually wear out the bush. During services these bushes should be checked for

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5
Mar

Subaru timing belt

Todays vehicle in Mudgeeraba was a 2009 Subaru Impreza with the EJ20 engine. A routine log book service with a timing belt replacement. The timing belt replacement is a very important job. If not replaced and failure occurs, major (expensive) engine damage can occur. On the 2009 Impreza the timing belt is recommended by Subaru to be replaced every 125

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1
Mar

Toyota Camry engine mounts

Todays Toyota Camry engine mounts had failed allowing the motor to move excessively in the engine bay. The engine mounts are made of rubber, their role is to insulate the engine vibrations from being felt in the vehicle and also to hold the engine in place. A couple key symptoms of failed engine mounts are vibrations and/or a ‘knocking/thump’ noise

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2
Feb

BMW X3 Harmonic balancer

Another preventable breakdown today.. This time on a BMW X3 diesel in Coolangatta. While driving down the highway the client complained of loss of power steering. This was a symptom due to the harmonic balancer failing and not turning the drive belt which drives the power steering pump. The harmonic balancer was reported in their last service as having cracks

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