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Tag: mobile mechanic

27
May

Honda Accord Euro Alternator

This Honda Accord Euro from 2006 would not start. The vehicle was broken down at the customers house. I inspected the fault firstly by testing the battery, which was at 6volts well below what is needed to run the computers and a far way off starting the vehicle. With a jump start pack connected the vehicle started. I tested the charging

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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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25
May

Holden Viva clutch

Today we have a Holden Viva with a failed clutch. When this vehicle was inspected it was slipping when under load. This is standard wear from normal use that has worn this clutch down. It hadn’t failed completely at this point but this is the time to have it replaced. Before a major failure happens causing possible other damage and

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24
May

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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22
May

Holden Cruze misfire

A common fault I deal with a lot is engines misfire and running rough concerns. Today it was a Holden Cruze in Nerang. The complaint was running rough and lacking power. I found this engine to running on 3 cylinders not 4, this was quickly diagnosed with the scan tool. Replacement of the coil pack was needed. The coil pack

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21
May

Toyota 1HZ cracked head

The Toyota landcrusier with a 1HZ engine can be a reliable workhorse.  But they do not like being over heated.  This Landcruiser in Parkwood which I have to repair this week had been overheated due to a leaking radiator.  A common fault with the 1HZ engine is the cylinder head cracking between the valves with overheated.  Also cracking between the

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20
May

Classic Holden WB kingswood ute

Great change to get a classic to work on today. Holden WB Kingswood ute. This well looked after example is running a 253 V8 for now.. With a stroker 355 being built for an upgrade. Today was just a simple tune to ensure it was running well until the new driveline was ready for the big swap.

19
May

Stop leak additives – Beware

Today we saw a Holden Commodore with a common adult – a failed heater tap leaking coolant. This is a very common failure and easily fixed. A kit was installed which has the new heater tap and all 4 hoses with new clamps. When I went to fill the radiator with new coolant I found the tank filled with mud?

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12
May

Hyundai Getz low oil pressure

This hyundai Getz in Mermaid beach was suffering from low oil pressure. The client called us out to inspect and repair this fault. The oil light was on on the dash, so I confirmed the oil pressure with a test gauge. The pressure was low. This is becoming a more common fault as modern engines have finer tolerances. The general

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24
Mar

Positive afternoon working on an Isuzu

Great client, who has his Isuzu truck serviced on time every time and it shows, over half a million kilometres and still running perfectly! Perfect example of how a good maintenance schedule can provide stress free driving. This Isuzu has many more years and thousands of KM of life left in it thanks to the quality servicing.