Tag: mazda


Mazda 3 water pump

Today we had a 2004 Mazda 3 water pump to replace. The owners noticed a strange noise and a coolant leaking from the engine. We attended her workplace in Mudgeeraba and the problem was quickly diagnosed. The water pump internal bearing had failed. This was due to normal wear, not unexpected with the age of the car. This Mazda 3

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BT50 HD leaf springs

Today we had a 2015 Mazda BT50 which of course you know is the same as the Ford Ranger. This dual cab ute is used by a tradesman who carts around his tools in the back. The original rear leaf suspension are not designed for constant load applications. Over time these leaf springs had sagged very low to where the

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Hyundai Getz engine mounts

Engine mounts play a very important role in your vehicle. They hold the engine and gearbox in place and insulate the vibrations from your engine away from the vehicles body. Engine mounts come in many different styles but all carry out the same role. Some are hydraulic while the majority are rubber bushed. If they tear, split, collapse or are

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Spark plugs

The humble spark plug has come along way over the many years. Once spark plugs were cleaned and gapped every service with replacement done every couple of services. Now we have spark plugs lasting 100 000km! The big change is the material used in the spark plug such as platinum or iridium. This allows the spark plugs to wear at

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Diff bush replacement

Diff bush or bushes are the rubber mounts that hold the vehicle differential in place. Today it was a Mazda Tribute that received a new set of bushes. These diff bushes are subject to a lot of force from the power of the engine trying to twist the drive line. It is quite normal to need to replace these bushes

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Log Book Servicing

When you purchase a new car log book servicing will be a requirement. The log book contains all the service requirements particular to your vehicle.  With all the specifications set down by the vehicle manufacturer. According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in order for a car’s warranty to remain intact, motor vehicle dealers are allowed to insist that

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Cabin Air Filter

An often overlooked maintenance item is the cabin air filter. This filter is not in many older cars but in the last 10 years it has increased in popularity and is now used by all manufacturers. Its job is to filter the air coming into the cabin. This keeps the vehicles air-conditioning evaporator, heater core, vents and ducting clean. Also the

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