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Tag: engine repair

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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4
Sep

Cracked injector line

Today in Palm Beach we had a diesel fuel leak from a Nissan Patrol 3L engine. The leak was quickly diagnosed as a cracked fuel injector line. This is not a common fault with this engine. More so, a common fault with any diesel engine that has been previously worked on. These diesel fuel injector lines are made from steel

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12
May

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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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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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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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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25
May

E10 fuel

It’s not common today to have bad fuel from the service station though it does happen. As a mobile mechanic we see a lot of breakdowns and bad fuel is generally not a major issue. What is an issue is E10 fuel (ethanol) being used, especially in older cars. We find the long term use of E10 fuel can be

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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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