Don’t ignore a loud knocking noise! When you hear a knocking noise when going over bumps it is easy to assume that you can wait to get it taken care of.  For the most part that’s true.  A bad shock or a bad sway bar link will usually just make more and more noise until…

2013 Nissan Maxima Camshaft Sensor We pulled a code for the camshaft sensor on bank 1 of the engine on a 2013 Nissan Maxima. The code was P0340: Camshaft Position Senor Circuit Bank 1. The problem is that there are two camshaft sensors for each bank. Camshaft position sensor reads a mark on the camshaft…

Broken Teeth on Your Flywheel? If you hear a grinding noise when you’re trying to start your car you might have some broken teeth on your flywheel. There is obviously other possibilities but its worth investigating. The flywheel, also called a flex-plate on automatics, is bolted to the back of the engine. Between the engine…

A/C Filter Replacement The A/C filter (cabin air filter) replacement is often neglected. In fairness if you don’t replace the filter, it won’t affect the operation of the car. But it will affect the air flow when using the A/C or the heater. The A/C filter (cabin air filter) sits between the blower motor and…

Heater Blows Cold Air? A heater that blows luke warm or cold air can be the symptom of several possible issues. It could be as simple as low coolant or it might be something more serious. But there are a few tests you can do to clue into the issue. The heater is a pretty…

Do you have a bad head gasket?? If your car was overheating and all of the sudden it stopped starting then you might have a bad head gasket. A blown head gasket is a very expensive issue to fix so you want to have a professional look at the car before you jump to conclusions….

We were called out after a big rain. The customer had a passenger side floor board that was full of water. After he dried the floor there were some lights that stayed on when he tried to drive it. There was a check engine light, an ABS light and a traction control light. He also…

Maintaining the proper tire pressure will save you money. Having the low tire pressure light on is very common these days. It is easy to ignore, but low tire pressure can cost you money! I have personally increased my gas mileage by 2 miles per gallon by just properly filling the tires. Low or over…

Intermittent starting issue on 1999 Nissan Maxima. The starter would not make any noise at all. The starter was under warranty. We had to diagnose this car a couple of times. It seemed like every time we touched the car it would start again. We finally were able to check voltage at the small wire…

A customer complained of a knocking noise and a check engine warning light. We checked the codes and found several codes for some cylinders misfiring and a P0300 indicating a multiple misfire. There is a TSB for these engines pointing to a valve or camshaft issue. The knocking noise sounded like it was coming from…

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