Tag Archives: Damage

Water Leak Totals Car

Water leaking into a car can be a real headache. There are a lot of electronics in modern cars, and they don’t like getting wet. If there’s enough water for long enough, carpet with get moldy and body panels will … Continue reading

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Be Careful What Tree You Park Under

If you’re somewhere with a lot trees, you sometimes need to be careful where you park your car. You might think that the only danger a tree could pose to your car would be a falling branch, but that it … Continue reading

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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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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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Poor Quality Collision Repair

I was looking over a Honda Odyssey that was a few years old, and noticed a few things that were amiss in the engine bay. The first thing I noticed was that the cover for the PCM was missing, and … Continue reading

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Scraped Bumper, Broken Wire

A Honda Accord came into the shop with only a few thousand miles on it and a check engine light. It had a code for no signal from the radiator coolant temperature sensor, so I got started on electrical diagnostics.

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Melted Spark Plug

Misfires are probably one of the more common engine problems. They can be caused by a variety of problems, often something to do with the spark plug. Usually an engine can run okay with a minor misfire, but if it’s … Continue reading

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Rusted Out Gas Tank Straps

A customer had their Honda Civic towed into the shop with a bit of a problem. They said that they had run over a deer carcass and now their gas tank was falling out. The car wouldn’t run, so it … Continue reading

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Worn Out Timing Belt Tensioner

Timing belts need to be replaced at regular intervals to prevent them from wearing out and failing. At my Honda dealership, we recommend replacing them at 100,000 miles. We also replace the water pump, and often replace the tensioner. Over … Continue reading

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Smashed Subframe

A customer brought their Honda Accord came into the shop complaining of a bad vibration that seemed to be from the engine. Engine vibrations can be caused by a rough-running engine, or by failing engine mounts.

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