This customer came into the shop for a noise. The noise was caused by a bad wheel bearing. The vehicle only has 24,000 miles on it, and when we checked the rim, we found it was rather bent. Most likely the customer hit something with great force, bending the rim and ruining the wheel bearing. […]

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I do own a spring compressor for disassembling and reassembling struts, but I have no idea where it is. A long time ago, a crafty veteran taught me this handy approach. The compressed load of the spring is actually much lower than most people expect. To put the assembly back together, use the weight of […]

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This customer came in complaining of noise on acceleration and braking. The rocking of the engine, due to broken motor mounts was causing a very loud clunk.

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Here is an animation of how a motor is assembled and then how it all functions together. This video gives you an understanding of how most modern engines work. The engine featured is a four cylinder dual overhead camshaft motor, the bread and butter of most passenger cars today. I hope you enjoy it as […]

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