Customer was at another shop last week and the shop didn’t impress them. So they decided to give another shop a try. We simply gave them an estimate based on their list and the customer chose to bring the vehicle to us.
Spark plugs, ignition wire set(spark plug wires), fuel filter and transmission solenoid pack replacement. About 4 hours work. On the lift and in progress already.
Regular customer scheduled for a brake service today. Dropped off. Road test. Definitely not a pleasant sound coming from the brakes. Installed new OE Quality Equivalent Ceramic brake pads front and rear with new rotors on rear. Road test for good fix. No more terrible squeeking.
Good fix. Customer approved repair. New starter installed. Back on the road.
Another busy one at Roy’s Quality Car Care….more tow ins on the way and several appointments for tomorrow…..
Just finished road test after repairs. All good! Another wonderful repair by Papa Smurff.
The Expedition is coming along. All plugs are in and coils bolted down. While in this vehicle doing the tuneup, several vacuum lines were found to be damaged or deteriorated. Our Technician repaired or replaced all necessary lines.
While removing the right rear coils, the tech was sprayed with fuel. The fuel rail bolt wasn’t in the rail holding it in place. This could have been caused by lazy repair work being done by a prior “mechanic” or backed out (not likely for the second to have happened the bolt is literally 2.4″ in length and unlikely to have that much thread back out on its own)
“Code Blue” is a term that our parts change technician has coined for all Ford products. They are all considered “Code Blue” in his mind because they’ve been the ones to give him the most Gray hair through the years(the blue oval is where the Code Blue is derived).
Looks like another 30 minutes or so and this one will be motoring along again.
Only 2 hours into the job and we need another part. The driver’s side half-shaft boot is torn and no grease left. Called customer for update, customer has approved replacement of half shaft.
The newest member of the Roy’s Staff is Jamie Schuchart. He’s a Chevy man by heart, but he’s getting his baptism by gear oil for his new found love, Hyundai Clutch Jobs. This will be his second one in over a month. Not to mention that his first one that he did had to be pulled 7 times. Not by any mistake of his own. Multiple parts failures caused that original unit to be pulled many times.
This has left us with a new approach to Hyundai Clutch replacement. The Hyundais of the late 90′s and early 2000′s used a “pull” type clutch pressure plate. This adds a new angle to the way clutches normally function. Most times when you push the clutch pedal it pushes the fluid in the Clutch Master cylinder which forces fluid into the Clutch Slave cylinder pushing the clutch release lever which pushes a release fork to make the pressure plate release. Hyundai changed one step in that process instead of pushing the fork, it pulls it. This pulling motion puts added strain on the fork and lever assembly and in most cases causes that fork and rod to twist beyond it’s normal position and damages the rod. This twisting will cause premature clutch wear due to reduced clutch pressure plate movement causing more drag on the clutch disc.
Good fix is to replace with matched clutch kit and new release fork and rod assembly. This one’s on the lift now….more information as the job progresses…. All parts are here for the repair.
As anyone that has worked on a Ford 5.4l can attest to these can be a challenge. The 5.4l engine stuffed in the Ford pickups and SUV’s can be a challenge for Spark plug replacement…..Job Started at 8:30 am we’ll update you all later today to let you know how it’s going.
No crank. Check battery, check wiring, both good. Check starter, locked up. Waiting for customer approval on repairs…