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2008 Hyundai Azera Rust Damage from PA Road Salt

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Looking at an 08 Hyundai Azera today. Needed some other stuff, but a check of the alignment showed a need to make a rear toe adjustment. Turns out, the rear subframe is collapsing due to internal rust problems. Couldn’t move the adjustment without colapsing it further. Own one? You may want to have a look.There is a Hyundai service Campain (ref # RC-113) that may help you get it repaired at no charge. Here are a couple pics if what we found.

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Mechanic’s Corner is brought to you by Denny Aungst of Jeck’s Service Center in Pine Grove, PA. Jeck’s Service Center is a multi-faceted family run business specializing in automotive, light truck and school bus repair. Denny is an ASE Master Certified Auto Technician and enjoys sharing tips on his website and Facebook page make sure to follow along on Facebook and if you are in his area, consider Jeck’s for your next service.




Posted: 30th January 2017  |  Author: Kevin Schappell  |  Category: Mechanics Corner

Ford Edge Ball Joint Replacement

ball joint, ford edge, control armSometimes it is the correct way to repair a ball joint by replacing the entire control arm. A previous repair to this Ford Edge that came in for an alignment failed by using a lower quality ball joint replacement. This particular control arm had issues with the ball joint socket stretching when the joint is replaced. This particular vehicle had the ball joints pop out of the control arm while driving. I know NAPA doesn’t even offer the ball joint separate from the entire control arm.

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Mechanic’s Corner is brought to you by Denny Aungst of Jeck’s Service Center in Pine Grove, PA. Jeck’s Service Center is a multi-faceted family run business specializing in automotive, light truck and school bus repair. Denny is an ASE Master Certified Auto Technician and enjoys sharing tips on his website and Facebook page make sure to follow along on Facebook and if you are in his area, consider Jeck’s for your next service.




Posted: 16th January 2017  |  Author: Kevin Schappell  |  Category: Mechanics Corner

Twisted Cartridge Oil Filter

disc brake, squeal, dust, padsThese style oil filters can be tricky. Make sure to get them on straight AND properly torque the housing. This customer came in with ZERO oil pressure due to the previous shop getting the filter installed crooked. It twisted it that tight and locked the bypass valve so no flow could eventually make it through the filter. This filter made it almost 9000 miles (well over due for change) and couldn’t have been very efficient at protecting his engine.

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Mechanic’s Corner is brought to you by Denny Aungst of Jeck’s Service Center in Pine Grove, PA. Jeck’s Service Center is a multi-faceted family run business specializing in automotive, light truck and school bus repair. Denny is an ASE Master Certified Auto Technician and enjoys sharing tips on his website and Facebook page make sure to follow along on Facebook and if you are in his area, consider Jeck’s for your next service.




Posted: 13th January 2017  |  Author: Kevin Schappell  |  Category: Mechanics Corner

Critters in your engine’s air filter…

disc brake, squeal, dust, padsOne of the most neglected things on a car is the air filter. This one was a vehicle that is parked outside. Mice love to find warm places to make their nests. This then clogs the filter and skews the MAF readings on a modern car causing it to usually use more fuel and misfire. Check them regularly or better yet, if you live in a remote location or park them for extended times, you may want to use a screen over the intake duct to prevent the entry of mice.

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Mechanic’s Corner is brought to you by Denny Aungst of Jeck’s Service Center in Pine Grove, PA. Jeck’s Service Center is a multi-faceted family run business specializing in automotive, light truck and school bus repair. Denny is an ASE Master Certified Auto Technician and enjoys sharing tips on his website and Facebook page make sure to follow along on Facebook and if you are in his area, consider Jeck’s for your next service.




Posted: 11th January 2017  |  Author: Kevin Schappell  |  Category: Mechanics Corner

Disc Brake Squeal on BMW 3 Series

disc brake, squeal, dust, padsQuestion: Just purchased used BMW 3 series…automatic…diesel…the brakes are consistently squealing upon braking (slowing down from about 20-25mph to 0) dealer said this is usual “brake dust” issue and brakes don’t need to be changed until another 10000 miles…any advise? Noise is embarrassing.

Answer: Yes, more than likely the brake squeal you hear is normal.  Brake dust and pad design can cause some brakes to squeal more than others.

On your next brake pad change, make sure the mechanic cleans everything well and applies an anti-squeal coating to the back of the pads. (see products below)  I use this on every brake job I do and rarely have issues with squeal.

There are wear pads on most modern brake pads which let you know it’s time to change the brake pads, but that is usually a louder noise.  If you think it might be the wear indicators, I would take it to another shop you trust and have them pull the wheels and inspect the pads.

 

Posted: 11th October 2016  |  Author: Kevin Schappell  |  Category: General

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