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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.

disc brake, squeal, dust, pads
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

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