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Tag: Engine light

26
Apr

Roadside Assistance

Certified Automotive is a complete mobile service. This means we come to you wherever you are on the Gold Coast. Roadside assistance is what we specialise in. We commonly attend to a wide range of breakdowns. Some of these include: Car won’t start Drive belts and pulleys Batteries, alternators & starter motors Cooling system repairs – hoses, radiators, water pumps

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16
Dec

Oxygen sensor

Oxygen sensor are an important component in the vehicles engine management system. The oxygen sensors are located in the exhaust system. Their job is to determine and report to the computer the fuel ratio of the exhaust. This information allows the computer to know if the engine is running rich or lean. From this info along with many other inputs

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22
Jan

Hyundai engine failure

A callout in Tugun to a Hyundai Sonata to inspect a loud noise from the clients engine has led to a complete engine replacement. The noise was a very loud ‘knocking’. This was diagnosed on site as a failed con rod bearing which was causing the piston to hit the cylinder head. This is a major engine failure. The cause

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21
Jan

Commodore injector fault

Todays fault is a VE Commodore 6L V8 with an engine fault. This vehicle was running rough, it had a noticeable misfire. It was actually running on 7 cylinders not 8. A diagnostic check was done with a scan tool which showed code P0203. This code means ‘cylinder 3 injector circuit malfunction’. With some further testing this was confirmed as

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7
Aug

EGR problems

EGR stands for Exhaust Gas Recirculation. This system is on nearly every vehicle as it helps manufacturers meet emission standards required. This system does as the name says, it recirculates exhaust gas back into the engines intake to be re-burnt. This does 2 things, it increases the fuel economy and reduces pollution. This system does however cause a lot of

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3
May

Engine oil flush treatments

Engine oil flush treatments are a common item in servicing modern cars.  With many vehicles needing high quality oils and with services schedules being stretched out further oil flush treatments are becoming more necessary. The oil flush is an additive which is added to the old engine oil and the vehicles is run with, prior to changing the oil. This

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3
Aug

Weekend Mobile Mechanic

A regular question I get asked is “Do we work on weekends?” The answer – YES we do! We offer weekend mobile mechanic services to the entire Gold Coast. Unlike many other mechanics on the Gold Coast we work 7 days a week. Breakdowns never happen at a convenient time and your weekends are important. So if you need assistance

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20
Jun

Coil packs

All petrol vehicle now days have coil packs in one design or another. The coil pack is deigned to create the ‘spark’ for the spark plugs. It is a electrical component which does not require servicing and has no set replacement schedule. Coil packs can last for a long time, but they can fail like any electrical component. They live

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26
May

Engine light on

When that little engine light comes up on your dash it means there is a fault somewhere in the system. The vehicle won’t tell you what the fault is unless you have a scan tool to communicate with your vehicle’s onboard computer. With onboard computers now normal in every vehicle having the latest diagnostic equipment is vital. Your owners manual says

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