Category Archives: In The Shop

Don’t Forget the Grease Fittings

Sometimes while checking over a car, I find that someone in the past didn’t do a good job on something. If it was just somebody doing work in their driveway I could excuse it as lack of knowledge, but if … Continue reading

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Dead Battery & Sliding Door Won’t Open

A 2001 Honda Odyssey was brought into the shop with two problems to diagnose that you might not think would be related. The battery kept going dead, and the left sliding door wouldn’t open. I decided to focus on just … Continue reading

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Quick Tip: Check Both Sides of the Brakes

If you’re looking over a car, whether a used car you’re considering buying, or just checking over your car before a trip, one thing you should check is the brakes. But unless you have a jack or a lift, you … Continue reading

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Where’s the Refrigerant Leak?

A common car repair needed in the summer months is the air conditioning system. Over time, parts can get damaged or start leaking from age, letting the refrigerant out of the system, and causing only warm air to blow from … Continue reading

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Broken Engine Mount

Engines are held in cars by several engine mounts, which at the most basic are typically some sort of rubber bushing or cushion. These absorb some of the vibrations and also let the engine flex a little in relation to … Continue reading

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Overfilled Transmission, Broken Wires

A second-generation Honda Insight came into the shop with a complaint of low power when accelerating, and the transmission “D” indicator was flashing. When I pulled it in, it was clearly something going wrong with the transmission.

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Mice In Cars Isn’t Good

I’ve had to deal with damage from animals under the hood of cars multiple times. A lot of times it’s just the remnants of a small nest something started building, sometimes it’s pieces of food or droppings, or even chewed … Continue reading

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Corroded Airbag Sensor Wire

A Honda Civic came into the shop needing an SRS light diagnosis. This light indicates that there’s something wrong with the airbag system. On Hondas from the early half of the 2000’s, this is often caused by a faulty seat … Continue reading

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Similarly Damaged Civics

It’s not that uncommon to have two of the same model and color car in the shop at the same time, but not often that they have very similar damage.

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Steering Work on a Dodge

I work at a Honda dealership, so 99% of the cars that come in are Hondas, but once in a while I have to work on something else, but as long as it’s something basic, it’s basically the same as … Continue reading

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