Tag Archives: Diagnosis

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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“The Other Shop Said…”

Sometimes a car comes in that a customer had taken to another shop, but the other shop didn’t have the tools or specialty expertise to complete a repair. Sometimes a car comes in that another shop couldn’t figure out what … Continue reading

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Mystery Noise on a Brand New Car

Trying to diagnose noises in cars is often a pain. If it’s something that happens while driving, you have to either try to figure out where it’s coming from while you’re driving, or pull someone else away from what they’re … Continue reading

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Capless Fuel Filler Seal Failure

Most customers that come into the shop to get a problem diagnosed don’t know what the actual problem is, just the symptoms. Sometimes people come in and tell us what they think the problem is, but they might not be … 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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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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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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Chewed Injector Wires

I was given a Honda Ridgeline with a check engine light to diagnose. It came up with two codes, one current and one pending. The current code was P219A AF Ratio Variation of Cylinder, which on Honda Pilots and Ridgelines … Continue reading

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