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Carmasters Automotive

(757) 525-3920
33 Verified Reviews
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ADDRESS

931 E. Little Creek RD
Norfolk, VA 23518 USA

AUTO REPAIR EXPERIENCE

  • James Bennett, Owner
  • Established 1998
  • 6 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 5 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 95 Years of Car Repair Experience

Carmasters Automotive Reviews

OVERALL RATING

33 Verified Reviews
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by - Verified Customer February 05, 2014

Second time using the services for self and for business, and found the establishment to be courteous professional and fair.

by - Verified Customer February 05, 2014

Whenever I dropped off the car, I had to come back twice to get the work done. Scheduling issues.

by - Verified Customer February 02, 2014

Great service!! Roy was very nice and professional!!

by - Verified Customer February 02, 2014

I would recommend them probably by telling somebody. They were very good, handling my car really good, checked in and out in a reasonable time.

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by - Verified Customer February 01, 2014

Good service , helpful attendant.

by - Verified Customer January 28, 2014

Repair work was quick and the expense was very reasonable. Best of all, my car runs like new!

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by - Verified Customer January 25, 2014

It seemed like they found extra repairs to inform me I needed fixing.

by - Verified Customer January 24, 2014

Great customer service.

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by - Verified Customer January 23, 2014

They're courteous and nice to my wife, been there a long time. Very up front with her.

by - Verified Customer January 22, 2014

They were very quick, I had my vehicle back in no time, and they kept me informed on what was going on through the entire process. very nice and professional.

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by - Verified Customer January 20, 2014

Prompt detailed service.

by - Verified Customer January 20, 2014

Your are good.

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by - Verified Customer January 13, 2014

I have been satisfied with the service over the years I have been a customer. I like that you have a loaner car when doing service on my vehicle.

by - Verified Customer January 13, 2014

Customer service is great the people there are just awesome, technicians are very helpful, giving you good advice on what you need versus what you don't need. Very awesome atmosphere, I like them a lot I will recommend anyone to go there.

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by - Verified Customer January 12, 2014

I got my car back in a decent time manner.

by - Verified Customer January 12, 2014

They did what I wanted them to do, I had to wait a bit as there were a few people in front of me.

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by - Verified Customer January 11, 2014

I trust Jim Bennett and his crew.

by - Verified Customer January 05, 2014

Technician Cracked The Windshield During The Inspection Syicker Installation Then Didn't Mention A Word About It & When We Noticed The Crack We Called Them To Ask For It To Be Repaired Or Replaced & Since The Crack Was Listed On The Mechanics Notes & He Claimed The Crack Was Already Present Prior To Arrival. Owner/Technician Notified Us Via Phone He Is Registered With The Courts As A Certified Reporter So Our Claim Wouldn't Stand Up In Court Not To Mention Since It's In The Mechanics Notes It Wasn't Necessary To Notify Us OF The Crack During Or After The State Inspection Process. He Also Cross Threaded A Stud OnThe Second Car We Were Having Inspected & Claimed It Was Cross Threaded Before But It's A Brand New Vehicle Only Maintenanced By Subaru Technicians At Perry Subaru. We Were Treated Unfairly, Our Vehicles Were Damaged, & We were Treated Terrible Along With Threatened When We Attempted To Allow Car Masters To Correct Their Mistakes. We Will Be Contactibg The BBB For A Complaint.

Reply from Carmasters Automotive – by carmaster January 30, 2017

05/22/2014 Pre-delivery inspection completed
Maintenance inspection completed
Four wheel alignment performed
Oil and filter changed
Tire(s) balanced
Tires rotated
Emissions or safety inspection performed
03/05/2014 40,700 Brakes checked
01/20/2014 38,459 Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
Tires rotated
01/04/2014 37,692 Safety inspection performed
09/13/2013 33,644 Alignment checked
Alignment performed
Drivability/performance checked
09/04/2013 33,385 A/C and heating system checked
08/09/2013 32,141 Exhaust system checked
Oil and filter changed
04/12/2013 26,226 Brakes checked
Wiper(s) replaced
03/30/2013 25,550 Oil and filter changed
Wiper(s) replaced
12/07/2012 20,007 Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
Tires rotated
11/15/2012 18,627 Headlight(s) replaced
10/01/2012 14,975 Oil and filter changed
08/02/2012 9,642 Oil and filter changed
Tires rotated
05/16/2012 Oil and filter changed
04/24/2012 4,308 Vehicle serviced
01/31/2012 5 Emissions or safety inspection performed

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by - Verified Customer January 04, 2014

Pleasant management, and they were able to accommodate me on a Saturday without a prior appointment, and in a timely fashion.

by - Verified Customer January 04, 2014

Good service, nice people who have worked on my car four two plus years.

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by - Verified Customer December 31, 2013

I've been going there for nearly 10 years. Always had excellent service. They provide recommendations for other service. Very solid work, every time. Knowledgeable staff.

by - Verified Customer December 31, 2013

Very professional, very nice, very understanding.

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by - Verified Customer December 26, 2013

Good friendly service.

by - Verified Customer December 26, 2013

The warranty work for the starter was good. The response for the oil leak was unsatisfactory. Less than 1000 miles after having the timing chain and oil pump replaced, I asked for the oil leak to be checked. I have owned this S10 since September 1995 and have always parked it in front of my house. There was never a sign of oil leakage until this work was done at Carmasters. When the work was done, Mike called me and asked if I would authorize replacing the rear main seal while they had it open and I said yes. When I picked up the vehicle, Mike said that they did not replace the rear seal as it looked good and it showed no signs of a leak. The front seal was or should have been replaced with the timing chain replacement. Now you say the oil is leaking form the front seal and even more from the rear seal and I need to live with it and add oil as needed or replace the engine because of blow by. Blow by does not always mean that a new engine is required. It can be caused by a problem in the PCV system. I do not find this acceptable as a solution to a problem that I believe was caused by work done at Carmasters. I know times are slow, but I have been unemployed since March 1, 2013 and cannot afford to subsidize slow business. I know that you previously recommended a dye to find oil leaks, but when I checked for oil leaks prior to bringing the vehicle back to you, I found a bolt missing from the timing chain cover which caused the oil around the oil pan and did not show visible signs of leakage in the street. I had provided all of the gaskets and seals for the timing chain and oil pan when I brought the vehicle in. When I found some of the gaskets still in the cab when I picked up the vehicle, Mike told me that Carmasters had gotten an entire set of gaskets and seals under warranty from the first timing chain job that was done there. I have given you a lot of business over the years with many vehicles, but I may not come back in the future.

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by - Verified Customer December 23, 2013

It was good service and time that was spent was good too.

by - Verified Customer December 21, 2013

Like the free loaner, work was done in a timely manner however when they called to tell me the car was ready the total was $100 more than I was originally told and I was never called to approve more work. Asked for the military discount and was told I'd get it but the final total was the same. Also a little concerned that a month later I am having the same problem with the vehicle (although it could be the other side).

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by December 16, 2013

They do a good job. Good price.

by - Verified Customer December 14, 2013

They're fair and honest. They tell you what's wrong with your vehicle at a reasonable price.

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RepairPal Scorecard
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OVERALL QUALITY SCORE

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CarMasters Automotive has much of what we look for in a certified shop. They have a well-rounded group of employees with a lot of experience who are lead by an ASE certified Master Tech who as gone above and beyond to gain certification in many additional areas. The team here is supported with the training, state of the art tools & equipment they need to tackle most any problem their shop will encounter, all with a 24 month, 24,000-mile warranty! They back this up with amenities that show a commitment to customer service; shuttle service, WiFi, extended business hours, and they are open Saturdays. We were impressed with CarMasters, we think you will be too!


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SPECIALTIES

  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Windshield/Glass
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AMENITIES

  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Extended/Evening Hours
  • Financing
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Loaner Car
  • Military Discount
  • Open 24 Hours
  • Open Saturday
  • Rental Car
  • Senior Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
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AFFILIATIONS

  • ASE Blue Seal
  • TECH-NET
  • iATN

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Retired Military owned. Napa Autocare. 2 year/24,000 miles Piece of Mind Nation Wide warranty most Repairs. Large drive through outside inspection lane for Boat, Camper and RV Trailers as well as Storage for all Vehicles.

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Questions Answered by Carmasters Automotive
Can find high side but not low side 4.6 L ...
Should be on the same line with the orifice tube installed at the union between them. The fitting before the orifice tube closest in line to compressor is the high side and the one after the orifice tube closest to the evaporator is the low side.
auto trans
If you have a non-digital instrument cluster,most Fords have a shift cable that sometimes has the cable or a adjusting wheel break. Often cables can be re-adjusted with no parts but will not know until disassembled, Jim,CarMasters Automotive
The window worked fine then, until I went ...
A power window regulator is what connects or transfers the power of the window motor to move the glass up and down inside guides or channels. Often the regulator especially cable type as a cable wears can fray and start dragging and binding causing the motor to slow or stop and can eventually over load and cause a motor to fail. Operating an motor over loaded can sometimes also damage the controls like switches, relays, fuses or modules(most common types are Gear, the oldest, a flat nylon tape type used for a few years on GMs and the most common currently cable type which is much lighter and quieter the the original gear types. Other causes of glass moving slow/binding are when the channels/guides felt/rubber is worn, dry/damaged or bent. Cable regulators can also break which will often cause the glass not to go up and sometimes even fall and can hear the motor running when switch is pressed. I hope this helps, Jim CarMasters Automotive.
The alternator is not working and need to ...
How do you know it is the alternator? Alternator, tensioner, pulleys, belt, fuseable link, wiring, grounds, and alarm modules are a few of the things that can cause charging problems on your car. If it has not been properly diagnose why it is not charging and not just the fact that it is not charging we can diagnose or replace the your alternator. We have between 2 year and lifetime warranty on alternators, Free loaner vehicles and many other customer benefits or discounts. Call Kris 456-0722 for pricing with warranty options or any ther questions, Thanks, Jim
I i have changed the coil and no spark to ...
Your transmission flywheel teeth generate a signal to the crankshaft position sensor on the passenger side by the back of the cylinder head in the bell housing. If it got hit during replacement or unpluged engine will crank but not start. If it is not unplugged and you can not test or replace sensor (always test first so not wasting your time or money)call Kris at CarMasters and he can help you get towed in for testing and repairs, Jim
Now both calipers lock up and overheat. Co...
Often on GMs a brake hose can collapse internally and act like a check valve causing brakes to not properly release especially if there is a bracket mid way holding the brake line. Sometime if the bracket is opened a little with a pry bar so the hose is loose that will temporarily improve the releasing of the caliper but hose should still be replaced even if it releases completely as it will likely get worse and being loose in bracket may chaff wearing into hose from the out side that already has an internal problem. This is what I would check first. If you need vehicle, diagnosed and repaired please call Kris or Andrew at CarMasters 456-0722, Jim
I've tried checking the fuse but all t...
There are fuses in the under hood and under dash fuse/relay blocks that affect the ignition switch and gear shift position indicator. If you checked all fuses in all locations recommend use manufactures wiring diagram and perform pin point testing. May have a problem such as wiring (sometime a rodent has been know to seek shelter when it is cold and can not resist chewing on wiring)or the ignition switch. If you do not want to perform the required testing please contact Kris or Andrew at CarMasters 456-0722, Jim
I have a 2007 Solara, stays in garage, onl...
This seems to be a common problem reported by many owners of cracks by glove box and head unit. The problem is so common that there are several vendors selling wood grain dash kits and dash carpet pads for as low as $37.99 from places like AutoAnything. I hope this helps, Jim CarMasters Automotive
Code indicates electronic front end sensor...
There should be a left and a right front sensor. they are normally mounted low on the front core support. Often it is easier to get at sensors with vehicle on a lift Should not take more than 45 minutes to dis arm and replace a front sensor. If this is something that still needs done that you do not want to do yourself, call Kris or Andrew at CarMasters Automotive 456-0722, Jim
Blower fan does not work on any number you...
Very common for a blower motor to wear out and start drawing too much current and damage the blower motor resistor or module. Some of the things that can cause blower motor not to work include: Blower motor, blower motor wiring, connectors, relay, fuse, switch/control panel, blower motor resistor, blower motor module and Ignition switch. A fuse is a protective device so if it is blown replacing fuse is not normally the fix,correcting the cause of fuse blowing then replacing the fuse would be the correct fix. Often resistors, fuses, wiring connectors, relays switches and modules fail from over load which can be cause by a bad motor or shorted wiring. If you still need help with the diagnosis or repairs please call Kris or Andrew at CarMasters Automotive 456-0722, Jim
i live in Lagos Nigeria, west Africa
You may have a problem with the brake peddle switch that controls the shift lock solenoid or the shift like solenoid if you can not move the gear shifter to select the desired gear.
with auto on or any other switchs are on. ...
You may have a problem with Control Panel or Defective Duovalve. Has and work been done to it? it is also possible if has been apart to have Connector plugs reversed on back of control panel.
post catalyst fuel trim system too lean ba...
If you have not already (was not mentioned) Based upon fault codes stored, it is recommended to follow service bulletin B12 07 04 and have the engine control module reprogrammed. A wiring problem can also cause the problem or a problem with the engine control module. Jim, CarMasters Automotive
cable is good.drive gear light is stuck in...
The neutral safety switch function should stop vehicle from starting with gear shifter in any position except park or neutral (that is also a State of Virginia state inspection item as well to check). So until cause of why vehicle is stuck or electronically thinks it is in drive is corrected it is not supposed to crank and start. Park Neutral Position (PNP) Switch or Wiring can cause both of your conditions. Recommend call Kris or Andrew at CarMasters 456-0722 so you and get vehicle in for proper diagnostic, Jim
i'm in need of repair insurance that w...
Give AUL a call. Here is a link to there site with contact info. https://www.aulcorp.com/index.aspx
My experience having done many inspections for them VIA inspection and arbitration companies that am contracted to work for, I hear from most of the repair facilities that they are one of the quicker responding and easier to deal with (so long as paper work is properly submitted and failures properly diagnosed and demonstrated by repair facility technicians) so long as failure is a covered repair. With that being said read your contract regardless of the company you choose. Many only cover a catastrophic when something breaks, and don't cover when something stops working due to worn out like transmission friction. Often for a little more money you can get a policy that covers just about anything as long as you do your required maintenance and do not do anything intentional to cause failure such as modifying vehicle wheels/tires or performance modifications.
Maxima cut-off while driving due to a blow...
any component on the circuit or even the wiring can be shorting to ground or a bad ground. to diagnose a technician should install a circuit current testing device to properly load test the circuit. technician would also use a wiring schematic a fuse block reference chart a power probe and or DVOM. Manufacturers trouble shooting flow chart as well as a search of TSBs and recalls by symptoms. every vehicle when running should also have the alternator and battery tested as too high of voltage or AC leak by can damage components and your problem with component blowing fuse could be result of another problem and not the cause. You can call Kris or Andrew 456-0722 to get vehicle propely diagnosed and repaired at Carmasters. Don't forget to ask for free loaner car if you need one while yours is being diagnosed and repaired, Jim
the Vehicle is been parked for over a fort...
From the Dodge dealer.Be warned that there must be a learn/relearn procedure done after replacement we just replaced a 2008 Caliber throttle body today at CarMasters Automotive. Please call Andrew or Kris 757-456-0722 to get your replaced and learn procedure done, Thanks, Jim
Driving to work & serpentine belt brok...
Several things can cause a belt that is not old to fail. If any components like power steering pump, A/Compressor, alternator, harmonic balancer (not just idler or tensioner) has a pulley that has a loose bearing or bent will cause wobble, has a bearing or internals seizing, has damage to a pulley that is damaging a belt, has a pulley misaligned or a defective belt. If you need your vehicle checked out and repaired please call Andrew of Kris 456-0722 at CarMasters, thanks, Jim
The RPM will fall off and I will have to p...
I would need to have the vehicle to run a few test and check a couple pressures to know for sure what the cause is but I would start with the 2 most common things I have seen cause this problem on almost any vehicle. 1st check for restricted exhaust usually in the Cat. Converter(has your check engine light come on? Do you have any modifications?) or muffler. When a converter or muffler starts to break apart internally they can act just like a wet/dry vacuum when it is full of water and no more air flow, shut it off, turn it on and is ok briefly until the airflow shifts a broken piece that blocks the air flow just like the ball in the full vacuum. Similar can happen when a fuel filter is almost plugged. I would check those first if I had not DTCs to validate. If you need any help with the diagnosis or repair call Andrew or Kris at 456-0722,Thanks Jim CarMasters Automotive
What is the cost to replace the tie rod en...
I recommend flushing the power steering system fluid so any possible contamination that cause the original rack to fail does not cause the new rack or your steering pump to fail. Also will want an alignment with the rack. Call Andrew or Kris 456-0722 for and estimate and let them know if you want a free loaner vehicle while it is being repaired, thanks, Jim CarMasters
replaced fuel filter,distributor;mass airf...
I recommend you call Andrew or Kris 456-0722 at CarMasters for a quality diagnostic. Just because a sensor has a code does not always mean it is bad and needs to be replaced. Often the sensor is working properly and letting you know that something is wrong. Most of the dealers do not test sensor wave form on a lab scope to confirm sensor is bad. Often there can be a bad ground, vacuum leak, connector, wiring or module that will cause a sensor code. Sounds like something electrical is getting hot and failing, what is really frustrating is occasionally when a new part is bad and is assumed it is good and not verified and dealer or shop keeps throwing parts at it at the owners expense, as I am also an BBB, warranty, insurance and arbitration inspector/investigator that goes into other shops/dealers every week and not all are the same or do and equal quality job.
history code p061, i052, p052
that is a fault that can be often caused by brake light switch circuit or cruise control circuit failures, if you need if properly diagnosed and repaired call Andrew or Kris at 456-0722, thanks, Jim, CarMasters
this problem just happen. never had proble...
Please call Kris or Andrew at 456-0722, they will need all your specific info like VIN, if is a sedan or hatch(5) and should be able to give you a better quote. You can also stop by the shop to show them vehicle if you like as well as reserve a FREE Loaner vehicle while being repaired, thanks, Jim CarMasters Virginia Beach
you can feel the engine bog down at low sp...
Make sure fluid is full (not over full) for both the transmission and the coolant. Also are there and check or warning lights on like ABS/TCS (anti-lock brake system/traction control system), Service engine soon or check engine, low coolant or red brake warning light? Vehicle would need to be Diagnosed by not only checking for codes but more so by looking at engine, transmission and speed sensor live data. Call Michael or Kris at 757-456-0722 so you can bring in and let them know if you need a free loaner car, Thanks, Jim
In the morning the radio start but then th...
There are several TSBs for Navigation most concerning Uconnect and module lockups. Do you have a way to scan all (not just PCM/TCM) modules for fault codes?
pretty sure its not the blower motor. nois...
That could be your A/C Compressor or and component on your serpentine belt drive system such as pulley bearings in tensioner, idler, alternator for example. When the A/C compressor engages it increases load on the belt which is why it could be another component. Best to listen to each component with a stethoscope with engine running and A/C compressor clutch engaged, then to confirm remove the belt, start engine briefly to make sure noise is gone and not internal, shut off engine. If noise is gone then with engine shut off, spin each pulley driven by the belt by hand while listening with stethoscope to confirm source of noise heard when belt was on and engine was running (noise/sound travels so well through metal that can be fooled sometimes as well can have more than one bearing failing but the one that is the loudest can mask the not as bad failing bearing noise). If need checked out or repaired please call Michael or Josh at 757-4456-0722 thanks, Jim
My check engine light is on and I get a P0...
Should be top rear of engine, on the intake manifold near fuel injector. If need any diagnostic or repair assistance including a free loaner car please call Michael or Josh at 757-456-0722, thanks, Jim
I can't use this app if you don't ...
The on line REPAIRPAL APP has not been updated yet likely because it is a newer vehicle and APP is used on so many devises and operating systems. If you need estimates the system in our shop has 2013 RAV4 in it and Michael 757-456-0722 should be able to help you.
y why am I having this problem
there are many reasons both mechanically and electrically that can cause car not to turn over especially with water damage (mechanical such as hydro-lock). If you have vehicle tow in we can diagnose and tell you why. Please call Michael at 757-456-0722 for more info, to arrange for diagnostic and FREE Loaner Vehicle if needed.
100,000 service level,.
No it does not have a timing belt. Please call Michael at 757-456-0722 for 100k service and to reserve a FREE loaner vehicle while your service is being performed.
Where is bank1 and sensor
There are up stream and down stream sensors for each bank located in the exhaust system mostly in pipe, but can be in a manifold or converter in/outlet. Bank 1 is normally same bank as cylinder 1. Cylinder one is normally the first cylinder on the side with the cylinder head that sits farthest forward. On most Ford V8s that would be the right of the passenger side. For any service needs Please call Michael or Tammy at 757-456-0722, Thanks
Jim
My car ran great until the other day the ...
There are several possibilities, some of which are: you may have a bad new alternator, you may have faulty alternator connector or wiring, or may have a bad alternator MEGA fuse (175 Ampere if I remember correctly). Recommend test/check those items first. If you do not have the test equipment to do so we can test and repair at CarMasters Automotive 757-456-0722. We are have Free Loaner Vehicles by appointment (sometimes for walk in customers if not out/reserved already) are open until 8PM M-F and 6PM SAT. Please call Michael or Jim, Thanks
changed coil & inighter & distribu...
many things such as timing, ECM, fuel pump, EFI main relay, fuses such as AM2, faulty new parts (distributor), wiring, CKP sensor can all cause a no start condition as well as bad intake valve(s) leaking by. Recommend take to a certified professional based on all you have already done with no success. Call Jim or Michael at CarMasters 757-237-7080 to arrange having vehicle brought in for diagnostic.
the lap belt no longer retracts and locks
Most modern seat belts are anchored with a special bolt often a Torx type and are under carpet or trim. Often from being in for years they will rust/corrode and be seized in place. We have all of the special tools to change your seat belt even if seized, though if seized or if someone attempts to change and rounds or strips securing fastener(s) that would require additional cost for labor and fasteners if not provided with replacement seat belt. Please call Michael 456-0722 and he can assist you with getting your vehicle repaired
Be kind im a boot to repairing things on m...
Could be a rub from the backing plate, could be due to type and quality of pads/rotors. What did you clean the rotors with? Did you do any break in? Some/many vehicle and brake manufactures REQUIRE brake friction to rotor/drum initial break/wear in or new brake can or often will wear out sooner, make more noise than normal or even fail prematurely. Break in for most vehicle takes 15 to 30 minutes and consists of 30 to 50 stops with very light braking from speeds of 30 to 50 MPH with 30 seconds between each stop for cooling.
Car is bouncing, had the tires balanced. M...
Need to know if it is upper or lower control arm for correct part/labor cost and need to know left or right to get correct parts, if upper makes a difference if built before/after 12-01-2004. When you have that info Please call Michael or Jim at 757-456-0722 and we can give you an accurate estimate.
it will stop accelerating at around 40 mil...
There are many causes that can limit vehicles performance/power, from restricted fuel/air filters, faulty sensors, jumped timing. Would need to diagnose to determine the cause(s) of your problem, please call 757-456-0722 and Michael or Jim can get you in for diagnostic.
Good Morning,<br><br>I have a 97 4runner, ...
Recommend clean area around the leak, then monitor to determine the source of the leak. Sometimes it may be helpful or even necessary to add UV dye and use a UV light to find source of the leak. Leak could be from the valve cover gasket replaced already. I head and valve cover not properly cleaned of gasket not aligned properly new one can leak. How much crankcase pressure from blow-by does your engine have? Also if your PCV is not working properly or your engine is worn out (piston rings/valve guides) you may be over pressurizing the crankcase which will cause properly installed gaskets and seals to prematurely leak. Also if valve cover was over tightened that can crush gasket or bend/break/warp the cover causing leaks. If you would like your engine professionally check please call 757-456-0722
I was reading the details from your site, ...
In addition to owning CarMasters Automotive and working on Mercedes I also am contracted as an expert to go into the dealerships and other repair facility to perform inspections/investigations for legal arbitration, BBB, warranty and warranty/insurance companies with the majority throughout the years on Mercedes. I would agree on many problems on the 00-03 CL 55 AMG (those years average 400+ TSB), the 00-03 CL600 also has its share of problems but only about half that of the 00-03 CL 55 AMG in my experience. Recommend before you purchase a pre-owned vehicle let us check it out so you have a better idea of and current but not obvious problems before you purchase 757-456-0722
Change plugs clean injectors tried everyth...
You can try (very dangerous)some flammable spray like starting fluid or brake cleaner, spraying lightly while cranking and if engine runs you confirm that you have a fuel problem. This should is normally only done with professionals as it is possible to have a back or misfire that can start a fire. If engine runs on a shop type fuel supply then as pushrod suggested you may have a fuel pressure problem which could be a electrical problem with pump or injectors or mechanical problems like filter, pump, pressure regulators of injector(s). If you still can not get going you can call Roy 757-456-0722 for to arrange a diagnostic and request/reserve a free loaner/rental vehicle while being diagnosed/repaired.
When should i change it again.
Besides owning a shop, I also go into all the dealerships and most of the independent shops from Kitty Hawk NC to southern Maryland as an inspector/investigator for legal arbitration, warranty, insurance companies, BBB and national corporations/manufactures. I frequently have seen timing belts breaking well before the 90K to 105K mileage recommended by most manufactures (of course after it is out of factory warranty. The advantage to most manufactures to extend the maintenance on everything or to not even schedule change/replace (now most things only say inspect that in past said to change/replace)anymore is so they can help sell and market their products by advertising a lower cost of ownership by eliminating maintenance especially if it has little effect on the vehicle until after the factory warranty is expired. I recommend my family and customers change their timing belts between 60K to 70K changing components every other time. I have seen many failures starting at 72K and of course out of warranty. Please call Roy 757-456-0722, if you are due for change and make sure to let him know if you would like a free loaner vehicle while yours is being serviced, Jim
I was told my transmission did not work,ho...
Sounds like your friction is not being applied properly, which can be caused by control/apply electrical/mechanical components such as computer, solenoid valve, valve body, pump or can also be caused by worn out friction as well such as clutches. Many control problems often can be corrected quicker and for less cost, whereas pump, friction type problem would require transmission removal and overhaul or replacement. Need to start by having vehicle towed to a quality repair facility for diagnosis.
I was told my transmission did not work,ho...
Sounds like your friction is not being applied properly, which can be caused by control/apply electrical/mechanical components such as computer, solenoid valve, valve body, pump or can also be caused by worn out friction as well such as clutches. Many control problems often can be corrected quicker and for less cost, whereas pump, friction type problem would require transmission removal and overhaul or replacement. Need to start by having vehicle towed to a quality repair facility for diagnosis.
The display on my device reads Device is U...
There are a number of things from problem with the disc or the NAV hardware, there are a number of known problems which the manufacture has released TSBs for, I would start by checking with the common known problems before check for the not so common problems. Here is a list that you can start with that may help, Jim
Description Potential Causes
Confirmed Fix
1. No audio from NAV, CD, radio, or phone from D2B (Domestic Digital Bus) system....
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L, V8, USA *
Test Details... Confirmed Fix Details...

Tests/Procedures: 1. Hook up factory compatible scan tool and Read/Record/Diagnose faults. Erase faults and function check audio system. 2. Look at "actual values" versus " specified values" in the command audio sy...

1 Confirmed fix

CD Changer
COMAND/Radio Control Module
Fiber Optic Cable
Navigation Control Module
Tele-Aid Control Module
Telephone Control Module
Wiring Harness Connectors


1 - Navigation Control Module
- Confirmed Fix - Exact Vehicle Match
- Confirmed Fix - Similar Vehicle Match * - A vehicle with the same engine as the one you selected.

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Hotline Archives for Same Engine Package +/- 2yrs : Hotline Fixes
Description Potential Causes
Confirmed Fix
1. Navigation does not recognize disc and disc does not eject....
2006 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L, V8, Des 113.969, USA *
Test Details... Confirmed Fix Details...

Tests/Procedures: 1. Perform system reboot. Remove power and ground from drive unit. Wait 2 minutes and re-connect. Erase codes and function check operation. 2. Verify Navigation disc is correct application (C...


Audio Gateway Module
Navigation System Disc
Navigation Unit


* - A vehicle with the same engine as the one you selected.

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TSBs: Technical Service Bulletins Unedited OEM TSBs
OEM Number
Issue Date
Description

P-B-82.85/264
07/22/2003
NAVIGATION SYSTEM GUIDANCE ERRONEOUS OR DOES NOT FUNCTION DUE TO POSSIBLE SWITCH-OFF OR INCORRECT GPS SIGNALS DURING WORLDWIDE CRISIS SITUATIONS


S-B-65.00/02
05/14/2008
RETROFIT FOR ROOF REPLACEMENT OF THE TELEPHONE AND GPS ANTENNA WITH RELEVANT WIRING HARNESS


P-I-82.70/280
09/01/2003
VOICE ACTIVATED CELLULAR TELEPHONE INSTALLATION


P-B-82.85/301
02/02/2004
DTC D300 IN NAVIGATION SYSTEM


P-B-82.95/322A
04/01/2004
"TELE AID NOT ACTIVE" DISPLAYED IN INSTRUMENT CLUSTER - REVISED


P-I-82.85/322
04/01/2004
NAVIGATION SYSTEM INSTALLATION - SEDAN


P-I-82.85/321
04/01/2004
NAVIGATION SYSTEM INSTALLATION - WAGON


P-B-82.85/363+
05/27/2004
SWITCHING BETWEEN DAYLIGHT SAVINGS AND STANDARD TIME IN COMMAND


P-B-82.85/404
10/05/2004
NAVIGATION INACCURATE


P-B-82.85/374A
10/08/2004
SOFTWARE TO RESOLVE NAVIGATION ISSUES - REVISED
When I reach 45 mph I hear a rattle in the...
When sitting still and revving there is no load (or little) on the engine and transmission, also ignition timing problems (they are computer controlled) can also cause a rattling under load. At CarMasters we depending on the problem can install a electronic chassis ear on vehicle during road test or operate on a lift with one technician under vehicle listening while and other is operating the engine and throttle from drivers seat to identify the source of noise/concern
My car is very loud when I start it. I had...
We do exhaust here at CarMasters Virginia Beach 757-456-0722. We often get the hard to do jobs from the exhaust shops when bolts have broken off and they do not want to or do not have the ability to deal with the more in depth jobs, If it is a very easy exhaust repair in addition to CarMasters Mitches muffler and brake in Norfolk is very reasonable as well, Ask for Michael 857-5738
On cold starts knocking sound that seems t...
An occasional ticking or rattling noise from the camshaft hydraulic valve lifters (HVA) may occur
during cold engine starts, due to frequent short
-
distance driving, or the noise may occur for an extended
period of time even though the engine is at operating temperature.
Improved parts were phased into production beginning on 10/1/2008 and fully implemented on
November 31st 2008.
also radio . not fuse. started back then q...
Most likely the multifunction switch has a problem, start testing there. Remember if replacing multifunction/combination switch that the combination flasher from the original multi function switch needs to be transferred to the new switch. Just seen about radio too, you may have a problem with ignition switch, front control module of wiring. timing to use wiring diagrams and meter and perform pin point testing.
Traction control , VSC and check engine li...
Clear the codes and see if one comes back first or all at the same time, here are some known fixes when others had the same codes:
6 - Battery
5 - Yaw Rate Sensor Zero Point Calibration
2 - Antilock Brake (ABS) Fuse
2 - Yaw Rate And Lateral Acceleration Sensor
2 - Oxygen (O2) Sensor(s)
2 - Wheel Speed Sensor (WSS)
1 - Battery, Battery Cable Terminal(s)
1 - Wheel Speed Sensor (WSS) Flexible Wiring Harness
1 - Engine Control Module (ECM)
1 - Right Front Wheel Speed Sensor (WSS) Harness
1 - Battery Cable Terminal(s)
1 - Engine Coolant Thermostat
1 - Ground
1 - Brake Light Switch
1 - Antilock Brake System (ABS) Control Module Wiring
1 - Skid Control Electronic Control Unit (ECU), Yaw Rate And Lateral Acceleration Sensor
1 - Downstream Oxygen (O2) Sensor, Yaw Rate Sensor Zero Point Calibration
1 - Engine Control Module (ECM), Gas Cap
1 - Skid Control Electronic Control Unit (ECU) Wiring
1 - Master Pressure Switch Voltage Supply
I was told that it is either the oil sendi...
it is best to get some brake/parts cleaner in spray can (be careful most are flammable) and clean up around leaks so you can see where starting from. Also want to make sure you do not have excessive crank case blow-by or you may continue to have leaks even if repaired. May also want to put some UV dye in oil (best after oil changed, then clean so can see the fresh leak with dye from the source). May need to put on lift to see the source of leaks and clean.
It does it on and off I had serpintine bel...
Not sure what you mean on and off (acceleration?) Recommend use a mechanics stethoscope to listen to accessories, then take the serpentine belt off and start briefly and check again with mechanics stethoscope. Can also spin some things like idler, tensioner, alternator pulleys by hand with belt off and listen with mechanics stethoscope. Sometimes power steering pumps will whine if fluid old with moisture or has air in it from leak or low of fluid.
When I start my vehicle the Mercedes emble...
Mercedes computers like most since 1996 MUST be programmed. Most manufacture off short term programming subscriptions except Mercedes only offers subscription by the year, so even if shop owns the special equipment to program Mercedes computers they will not purchase subscription unless they are going to be programming a lot of Mercedes. Which leaves the programming to the Mercedes dealers or Mercedes specialty aftermarket shop.
unable to move car without noise fwd and b...
Noise can be from steering suspension or drive train. Most shop/technicians would want to test drive and hear the noise then put on a lift or even better if a available over a pit with a second technician in the drivers seat turning and shifting forward to reverse while technician below inspects with flash light and stethoscope. They should also from below be able to identify the source of the oil you seen, though to confirm source of some leaks requires some cleaning and degreasing first and occasionally even adding some bright UV dye
Not allowing radio, GPS, or Sirius to be u...
I have seen some problem when charging system voltage was erratic due to failing alternator, or when getting too much A/C (ripple) from failing alternator diode and even with a failing battery or poor corroded ground connections that can effect any radio.
like it was included
Most/many modern PCM/ECMs require programming (some since 1990). A reputable shop should be able to give you the out the door price with parts, labor including programming fees, taxes and hazmat/shop supplies as applicable to the cent. Occasionally they may have to make a call and get a call back from parts suppliers on part cost and availability for less common special order parts. They also may need more information like VIN, production date, emission level and even the ECM/PCM part/calibration number to get the correct part and cost and if vehicle is not there can be hard to do. Many will quote a low cost without taxes/fees & the info then when you get there it will go up because it is a different module needed and you did not tell them (they make it your fault). Please call Roy at CarMasters 757-456-0722 and you should get an accurate quote and yes we program Fords (may sure if your vehicle has a PATS (passive anti theft system) that you bring 2 PATS keys with as Ford requires 2 keys be present to complete module programming
they said 600 they didnt say lavor after t...
Most/many modern PCM/ECMs require programming (some since 1990). A reputable shop should be able to give you the out the door price with parts, labor including programming fees, taxes and hazmat/shop supplies as applicable to the cent. Occasionally they may have to make a call and get a call back from parts suppliers on part cost and availability for less common special order parts. They also may need more information like VIN, production date, emission level and even the ECM/PCM part/calibration number to get the correct part and cost and if vehicle is not there can be hard to do. Many will quote a low cost without taxes/fees & the info then when you get there it will go up because it is a different module needed and you did not tell them (they make it your fault). Please call Roy at CarMasters 757-456-0722 and you should get an accurate quote and yes we program Fords (may sure if your vehicle has a PATS (passive anti theft system) that you bring 2 PATS keys with as Ford requires 2 keys be present to complete module programming
i have a 99 ford explorer talk to you guy...
Most/many modern PCM/ECMs require programming (some since 1990). A reputable shop should be able to give you the out the door price with parts, labor including programming fees, taxes and hazmat/shop supplies as applicable to the cent. Occasionally they may have to make a call and get a call back from parts suppliers on part cost and availability for less common special order parts. They also may need more information like VIN, production date, emission level and even the ECM/PCM part/calibration number to get the correct part and cost and if vehicle is not there can be hard to do. Many will quote a low cost without taxes/fees & the info then when you get there it will go up because it is a different module needed and you did not tell them (they make it your fault). Please call Roy at CarMasters 757-456-0722 and you should get an accurate quote and yes we program Fords (may sure if your vehicle has a PATS (passive anti theft system) that you bring 2 PATS keys with as Ford requires 2 keys be present to complete module programming
One day ac will work perfect then the next...
There are several possibilities that can cause intermittent A/C compressor clutch engagement. If it is working perfect when it does work then it should not need a can/any more refrigerant and if some was added system may be overcharged now. Not knowing if you have a manual or automatic controlled system (both are available from Dodge) make it harder to give good info. Most of the time when working perfect intermittently it is often and electrical problem like a relay, switch/sensor or module. We diagnose circuit using manufactures wiring diagrams, bi-directional computer scan tools, pressure gauges and DVOM, I hope this helps, if not a relay which most can try/change themself if they can find it, them fee free to call Roy 757-456-0722 for a Free Loaner car/van with A/C while we diagnose and repair yours
I do not know the the place of the speaker...
speaker if door mounted are recessed in the door shell and would need to remove the speaker from the door to best access the wires, If this is more than want you feel comfortable doing call Roy 757-456-0722 for a Free Loaner car/van with A/C while we diagnose and repair yours
theyt old me a vet tech was coming to look...
That depends. If you declined shop recommend new/re-manufactured parts and requested used parts which will save you money but at a risk and there is a problem with the used part, that was a risk you accepted trying to save money. I shop did not diagnose and installed PCM per your request and there was something else wrong that damaged new part then they were only doing what you asked for and should not have to work for free, also who ever supplies the part supplies the defect part warranty. If I get a bad part I can go to the supplier with a labor claim and get compensated for having to replace it a second time, if you supplied your own part to save money you get to compensate (pay) again. BUT if they diagnosed it, and you are approving and doing exactly what they recommended and they are picking the part and it is not used,and they get a bad part, then you should not have to pay again!!!
Where is the alternator located on my 2007...
should be under the hood by the power steering pump. The power steering pump and the power steering pump bracket should be removed per KIA before replacing the alternator. How do you know that you need and alternator? What competent certified technician diagnosed it? Please call Roy 757-456-0722 for a Free Loaner car/van with A/C while we diagnose and repair yours
Just wanted to know if anybody has had thi...
That can be anything from as simple as a bad mount to a failing transmission. Please call Roy 757-456-0722 for a Free Loaner car/van with A/C while we diagnose and repair yours
fuel pump carstarts and cuts off
Could have a security problem, have you scanned all modules, not just ECM? Often a Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor or Wiring as well as after a timing belt failure/replacement a Bent Crankshaft Position (CKP) Sensor Reluctor or Improperly Installed Crankshaft Position (CKP) Sensor Reluctor, Please call Roy 757-456-0722 for a Free Loaner car/van with A/C while we diagnose and repair yours
For about a year now any time I use the ai...
It depends on if the noise is coming from the dash HVAC components or from possible Steering or suspension components, We have multiple methods of finding and confirming source of noise with wireless chassis ears, digital bore scopes, electronic stethoscope and more. Please call Roy 757-456-0722 for a Free Loaner car/van with A/C while we diagnose and repair yours
is heard when no one is in passenger seat
Try moving the seat front/back/up/down. What type of fabric cover is on the seat? If leather there are many different conditioners/cleaners that help keep it soft and less noisy.
is there any damage to using Radiator stop...
That depends on the internal condition of your cooling system and the type and quality of stop leak used. Reportedly General Motors used the Bars stop leak type pellets in every new radiator for years, this was their way of insuring that they would hold, as told by a retired engineer who worked for GM for over 35 years and he said that was the normal way of sealing new radiators. Stop leaks can plug up the system where you do not want it to as well as if you ever have the system serviced it may leak again. Certain parts of the system seal better than others which depends on the material such as plastic, rubber, iron, aluminum, ETC... and the pressure and temperature. Water pump seals and oil coolers rarely are helped by stop leak.
i spilt juice in the gear box
Lights, radio and windows are normally on a different circuit then the starting, ignition/ECM. I would do best to dry out then check all your fuses before having towed in for diagnostic. If you can not getting running call Roy 757-456-0722 and reserve a free loaner Car/Van while we diagnose and repair yours
turn key it trys to start but just shuts d...
Sound like possibly having a theft/security failure. Call Roy 757-456-0722 to get towed in and reserve a free loaner vehicle while yours is diagnosed and repaired.
Just bought this car with 90,189 miles. I...
Not sure what your history is or what has not been done that was due or which Z3 you have like coupe/roadster, Hop this helps for what you may want to do now:

2000 BMW Z3 Coupe 2.8L, L6, Des M52TU, USA

James Bennett - Car Masters Automotive



FACTORY SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE
CarMasters Automotive
528 Newtown Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
P:(757) 456-0722
F:(757) 348-9381TEXT
WWW.CARMASTERSAUTO.COM
2000 BMW Z3 Coupe 2.8L,
L6, Des M52TU, USA


Current Odometer:
90,189 miles



At CarMasters Automotive, we're committed to the safety and reliability of your vehicle. Our expert technicians can recommend the right scheduled services to help prolong the life of your car and help prevent costly repairs in the future. Your vehicle is one of your largest investments...so let us help you protect it. Your 2000 BMW Z3 Coupe 2.8L, L6, Des M52TU, USA currently has 90,189 Miles, and your vehicle manufacturer recommends that you have the following items inspected, replaced or serviced now.



The following maintenance items are recommended based on the
current odometer reading and/or the age of the vehicle. No
Maintenance Indicator Lamps are currently illuminated.

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Clean underbody with plain water


The underbody of a vehicle seals off the cabin and trunk area from outside elements. The vehicle underbody is open to outside elements such as dirt, mud, salt, rust, grease, grime. Over time, these can build up and cause damage. Cleaning the vehicle underbody, as recommended by the manufacturer's maintenance recommendation, can help keep the underbody clean and in good condition and also help maintain it's value.



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CATEGORY RATING COMMENTS
Engine
A general problem with this vehicle is the failure of the Intake Air System. Problems
due to leaks in the Intake Air System can result in a poor running engine, and may
cause the Malfunction Indicator Lamp to illuminate.

Transmission & Driveline
Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair cost
Steering & Suspension
Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair cost
Brake
Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair cost
Heating & Air Conditioning
Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair cost
Starting & Charging
Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair cost
Accessories
Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair cost


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Minimal Problems



Moderate Problems



Significant Problems


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NHTSA Camp. #


Component Affected

06E026000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING
2000 BMW Z3 Coupe (E36/7) L6-2793cc 2.8L DOHC (M52 TU)
Vehicle » Maintenance » Service Intervals » Normal Service
15,000-75,000 90,000-135,000 150,000
Maintenance Items 15,000 30,000 45,000 60,000 75,000
Air Bag Systems Inspect Inspect
Air Filter Element Replace
Alarm System Transmitter Replace Replace
Axle Shaft Assembly Inspect Inspect
Battery Inspect Inspect
Body and Frame Inspect Inspect
Brake Fluid Inspect Inspect
Brakes and Traction Control Inspect Inspect Inspect Inspect Inspect
Clutch Hydraulic System Inspect Inspect
Control Arm Bushing Inspect Inspect
Cooling System Inspect
Diagnostic Readout Box Diagnose/Test Diagnose/Test
Doors, Hood and Trunk Inspect Inspect
Engine Oil Replace Replace Replace Replace Replace
Exhaust System Inspect Inspect
Fluid - A/T Inspect Inspect
Fluid - Differential Inspect Inspect
Fuel Supply Line Inspect Inspect
Fuel Tank Inspect Inspect
Heating and Air Conditioning Inspect Inspect
Hydraulic System, Brakes Inspect Inspect
Instrument Panel, Gauges and Warning Indicators Inspect Inspect
Lighting and Horns Inspect Inspect
Locks Inspect Inspect
Mirrors Inspect Inspect
Oil Filter, Engine Replace Replace Replace Replace Replace
Oxygen Sensor
Parking Brake System Inspect Inspect Inspect Inspect Inspect
Power Steering Inspect Inspect
Seat Belt Systems Inspect Inspect
Service Reminder Indicators Reset Reset Reset Reset Reset
Spark Plug
Steering Inspect Inspect
Tires Inspect Inspect
Vehicle Diagnose/Test Diagnose/Test
Wiper and Washer Systems Inspect Inspect
15,000-75,000 90,000-135,000 150,000
Maintenance Items 90,000 100,000 105,000 120,000 135,000
Air Bag Systems Inspect Inspect
Air Filter Element Replace
Alarm System Transmitter Replace Replace
Axle Shaft Assembly Inspect Inspect
Battery Inspect Inspect
Body and Frame Inspect Inspect
Brake Fluid Inspect Inspect
Brakes and Traction Control Inspect Inspect Inspect Inspect
Clutch Hydraulic System Inspect Inspect
Control Arm Bushing Inspect Inspect
Cooling System
Diagnostic Readout Box Diagnose/Test Diagnose/Test
Doors, Hood and Trunk Inspect Inspect
Engine Oil Replace Replace Replace Replace
Exhaust System Inspect Inspect
Fluid - A/T Inspect Inspect
Fluid - Differential Inspect Inspect
Fuel Supply Line Inspect Inspect
Fuel Tank Inspect Inspect
Heating and Air Conditioning Inspect Inspect
Hydraulic System, Brakes Inspect Inspect
Instrument Panel, Gauges and Warning Indicators Inspect Inspect
Lighting and Horns Inspect Inspect
Locks Inspect Inspect
Mirrors Inspect Inspect
Oil Filter, Engine Replace Replace Replace Replace
Oxygen Sensor Replace
Parking Brake System Inspect Inspect Inspect Inspect
Power Steering Inspect Inspect
Seat Belt Systems Inspect Inspect
Service Reminder Indicators Reset Reset Reset Reset
Spark Plug Replace
Steering Inspect Inspect
Tires Inspect Inspect
Vehicle Diagnose/Test Diagnose/Test
Wiper and Washer Systems Inspect Inspect
15,000-75,000 90,000-135,000 150,000
Maintenance Items 150,000
Air Bag Systems Inspect
Air Filter Element
Alarm System Transmitter Replace
Axle Shaft Assembly Inspect
Battery Inspect
Body and Frame Inspect
Brake Fluid Inspect
Brakes and Traction Control Inspect
Clutch Hydraulic System Inspect
Control Arm Bushing Inspect
Cooling System
Diagnostic Readout Box Diagnose/Test
Doors, Hood and Trunk Inspect
Engine Oil Replace
Exhaust System Inspect
Fluid - A/T Inspect
Fluid - Differential Inspect
Fuel Supply Line Inspect
Fuel Tank Inspect
Heating and Air Conditioning Inspect
Hydraulic System, Brakes Inspect
Instrument Panel, Gauges and Warning Indicators Inspect
Lighting and Horns Inspect
Locks Inspect
Mirrors Inspect
Oil Filter, Engine Replace
Oxygen Sensor
Parking Brake System Inspect
Power Steering Inspect
Seat Belt Systems Inspect
Service Reminder Indicators Reset
Spark Plug
Steering Inspect
Tires Inspect
Vehicle Diagnose/Test
Wiper and Washer Systems Inspect
Cost to replace the rack and pinion on a 2...
Please call Roy at 757-456-0722 and have your VIN ready, he can email you and detailed estimate as well if you want to get work done reserve a FREE loaner car/van
a/c air comes from the defroster and floor...
Often there is a problem with the mode controls/doors and yes we have and can again fix that problem. Please call Roy at 757-456-0722 and have your VIN ready, he can email you and detailed estimate as well if you want to get work done reserve a FREE loaner car/van
I believe the cd changer is causing my bat...
The remote CD player should have a 15 AMP fuse in the underhood fuse block. Please call Roy at 757-456-0722 if you want to get work done reserve a FREE loaner car/van
I have tryed to reset it, its keeps displa...
You may have a problem with the sensor or circuit. We can test both and determine what is causing your problem and what is needed to correct it, Please call Roy at 757-456-0722 if you want to get work done reserve a FREE loaner car/van
I turned off the engine, when I tried to s...
How much current does your starter draw? You could have a Battery, cable or starter problem. You can try to turn engine over with socket and ratchet from the front crank pulley. Sometimes you can remove a cover from the bottom front of the transmission and using tools turn with the flywheel/flexplate teeth. If still does not want to turn can try to take all of the spark plugs out as if cylinder id full or water of fuel it will be in an hydraulic lock and not rotate without causing damage. Please call Roy at 757-456-0722 if you want to get work done reserve a FREE loaner car/van
The brake lights work and the clutch switc...
Some of the most common causes are: Cruise Control Servo, Brake Pressure Switch or - Speed Control Switch Wiring. There has also been a few recalls that may apply, if Recalls not already done or the cause please call Roy at 757-456-0722 to reserve a FREE loaner car/van while we diagnose and repair yours.
air bag was deployed and replaced and now ...
Here are a few no start possibilities: Battery
Low Battery Voltage — While cranking (less than 10 volts).
Digital Engine Electronics Control Module (DME) — Disconnected DME ECU with the key on.
DME Main Power Relay
Disconnected EWS Unit — Disconnected EWS ECU (key on)
Fuse
Rolling Start Code — Rolling start code is out of sync between the EWS and DME.
Engine Control Module
Improper EWS Module Coding
Fuses
Incorrect Key
Oil Level Sensor — Oil level sensor bringing down voltage from fuse 15.
Park Neutral/Clutch Switch
Wiring
EWS Unit
Defective Ignition Key
Defective Key Antenna
it gets quieter as you drive.like somethin...
Often noise is from brakes (friction or backing plate), can also come from wheel bearings. Recommend have the vehicle checked out at facility which has an electronic wireless chassis ear available. Call Roy at 757-456-0722 if you would like a free loaner vehicle while we check and correct it for you.
Can you just replace a shroud without repl...
a should direct air flow to ensure proper cooling and efficient effective fan operation. Normally a shroud does not fail unless it has been hit by something. Often if a clutch fan clutch/bearing or a water pump hub driven fan water pump bearings fail it can allow the fan to wobble and hit the shroud or even the radiator. When the fan hits the shroud then fan and or shroud will often break and the broken pieces can also damage the radiator. Call Roy at 757-456-0722 if you would like a free loaner vehicle while we check and correct it for you.
If the radiator clutch is replace only wou...
a should direct air flow to ensure proper cooling and efficient effective fan operation. Normally a shroud does not fail unless it has been hit by something. Often if a clutch fan clutch/bearing or a water pump hub driven fan water pump bearings fail it can allow the fan to wobble and hit the shroud or even the radiator. When the fan hits the shroud then fan and or shroud will often break and the broken pieces can also damage the radiator. Call Roy at 757-456-0722 if you would like a free loaner vehicle while we check and correct it for you.
What could be the sound ? There are no eng...
Many newer design alternators have clutches in them and it is normal to hear a little noise when first shutting off engine and alternator is coasting down, otherwise you may have something else making a similar noise or have a defective replacement alternator. Call Roy at 757-456-0722 if you would like a free loaner vehicle while we check and correct it for you.
WHAT AND WHERE IS INTAKE CAMSHAFT POSITION...
Some Potential Causes
Malfunctioning Engine Control Module (ECM)
Improper Engine Control Module (ECM) Ground
Improper Engine Control Module (ECM) Power
Damaged Engine Control Module (ECM) Wiring
Failed Intake Camshaft Position (CMP) Actuator Solenoid
Damaged Intake Camshaft Position (CMP) Actuator Solenoid Wiring
Some confirmed repairs
Intake Camshaft Position (CMP) Actuator Solenoid
Intake Camshaft Position (CMP) Actuator Solenoid, Intake Camshaft Position (CMP) Actuator Solenoid Wiring
Ground G107
Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid
Engine Oil, Engine Oil Filter, Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid
Engine Oil, Engine Oil Filter, Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Screen
Vehicle Grounds
Please call Roy 757-456-0722 if you would like a FREE loaner car/van while we diagnose and repair yours.
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Most 96 Fords have both red transmission and power steering fluids. The steering rack an lines are near the firewall just in front of the floor boards. Please call Roy 757-456-0722 if you would like a FREE loaner car/van while we diagnose and repair yours.
I replaced the front brake pads and the tw...
With brakes not working 100% no one should ever tell you that it is safe to drive. You could have air in the system. Does vehicle have ABS brakes? I have seen when both front calipers changed at the same time left and right get mixed up and the bleeder is then on the bottom and will never properly bleed. Also I have seen when old calipers are taken off the pistons compressed without opening the bleeder and the reverse flow of old dirty brake fluid damage ABS or master cylinders. Please call Roy 757-456-0722 if you would like a FREE loaner car/van while we diagnose and repair yours.
Today, I slid under the vehicle as it was ...
Oil is a petroleum product and if also hitting the exhaust you would smell it. You may also have a fuel leak, best to get it checked out. Please call Roy 757-456-0722 if you would like a FREE loaner car/van while we diagnose and repair yours.
we tried a yellow wire but it kept blowing...
Its best to use a DVOM otherwise called a multi-meter to check polarity of the wiring at the high mount stop light. You can also use the same meter on different setting to check for short to ground and current draw for just that one light. Please call Roy 757-456-0722 if you would like a FREE loaner car/van while we diagnose and repair yours.
I took my alternator off of the truck and ...
That is a filter capacitor used to keep noise off the audio. You should be able to get from most radio shops and some parts stores. If you are not using a radio you dont need it. Even with a radio you might maybe get static but that is it. If you need any repairs and would like a free loaner vehicle please call Roy at 757-456-0722
start car and you smell gas also
How did it run before? If timing belt is a tooth off, any inlet sensors like air temp were left unplugged or you have inlet air tube or vacuum leaks that can happen. Please call Roy 757-456-0722 to reserve a free loaner car while yours is diagnosed and repaired.
1989 Chevy S-10 4.3L V-6. When engine is ...
You may have Idle control, air or vacuum leaks. Please call Roy 757-456-0722 to reserve a free loaner car while yours is diagnosed and repaired.
No apparent leaks, no apparent smoke. Has ...
I have seen a lot oil oil pressure senders/switches leak. Recommend put on a lift and use spray parts cleaner then run while on lift and watch for the source of leak so you fix/replace it right the first time, call Roy or James at 757-456-0722 if you would like leak checked/repaired and get a FREE loaner vehicle while yours is in our shop
now it wont pass inspection i want to kno...
Please call 757-456-0722 and ask for Roy or James, have your VIN ready and production date from the label at the drivers door opening. They will search recalls and TSB and let you know. If there are no defect recalls they can also look up the cost to replace and email you and estimate. When you chose to get the work done here you can also request a FREE loaner car 757-456-0722
Also will not restart sometimes,until unlo...
You may be right, could be a security problem. Recommend before you get stranded to have diagnosed and repaired. We have GM TECH 2 as well as MDI diagnostic tools/programmers same as the Cadillac dealers and some great aftermarket tools they do not have. You can also request a FREE loaner vehicle while yours is being diagnosed and repaired ask for Roy or James 757-456-0722
car turn off on turns/ someone said change...
You may have a problem with the idle speed control. When the engine load increase the idle speed should be maintained at idle (often when turning many models have a pressure switch in the steering system and when pump is working harder it will let the engine know to maintain speed) If this is too much for you to diagnose while you are still learning, you can call 757-456-0722 and ask for Roy or James and request a FREE loaner car while you have us diagnose yours.
Do have a list of the possible troubleshoo...
P04xx are emission related DTCs, really need VIN or vehicle info (Gas, diesel, 4cy, v-6, turbo, auto manual, ETC...????) some of the possibilities are:
Leaking Evaporative Emission (EVAP) System Hose(s)/Line(s)
Failed Gas Cap Seal
Failed Leak Detection Pump (LDP) Vacuum Hose
Defective N80 Canister Control Valve
Dirty N80 Canister Control Valve
Defective Carbon Canister
Leaking Engine Vacuum
Check gas cap for loose or bad seal first, I you want it diagnosed and repaired, call Roy 757-456-0722 and let him know if you would like a Free Loaner Vehicle.
when i start blower then compressor is on....
Most vehicles when set to any defroster position will also run the A/C compressor to help cool and condense moisture in the air before heating the air and blowing on your windshield (if air heated was not dry your windshield would fog up)
Can not get hot air from heater even thoug...
That is usually a flow problem, air flow or coolant flow with multiple possible causes for each problem such as a restricted heater core or temperature blend door actuator. If you would like it diagnosed and repaired just call Roy 757-456-0722 and let him know if you also need a FREE loaner vehicle while yours is being serviced.
My check engine light just came on. It is ...
P1442 EVAP Vacuum Switch Circuit High Input During Key On
Possible Causes Setting Conditions

Vacuum switch signal circuit is open between switch and PCM
Vacuum switch ground circuit open between switch and ground
Vacuum switch has failed

DTC P0106, P0107, P0108, P0112, P0113, P0117, P0118, P0121, P0122 or P0123 not set; ECT and IAT sensors more than 41ºF at startup, and the difference between the startup ECT sensor and IAT signal more than 45ºF, system voltage at 11-16v, engine speed from 800-6,000 rpm, throttle angle over 14%, Purge duty cycle below 1%, and the PCM detected the EVAP Purge Switch indicated 12v (the switch is open) for 5 seconds.

This code sets in 2 Trip(s).
This code will turn on the MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp)
If you need this diagnosed please call Roy at 757-456-0722 and let him know if you need a FREE loaner car while yours is being serviced.
where is the pressure sensor and is there ...
Some of the Potential Causes
Restricted Vacuum Line
Canister Purge (CANP) Solenoid
PF Sensor
PF Sensor Circuit
If you need this diagnosed call Roy 757-456-0722 also let him know if you need a free loaner vehicle while yours is being serviced
2002 mercury sable steering was making lou...
You should install new pump in clean system as a contaminated system can cause new pump to fail. If old pump is not pumping a all a shop with a flush machine can flush system before new pump is installed. If you need system flushed or pump installed please call Roy at 757-456-0722 and let him know if you would also like a FREE loaner vehicle while yours is being serviced.
Need to know if it is RWD or AWD and if it is a V-6 or a V-8, How do you know that the alternator is bad? There is a MEGA fuse as well as could have a wiring problem, also PCM also has charging input. If you need it diagnosed and repaired and would like a FREE LOANER VEHICLE just call Roy 757-456-0722
the car runs rough only at idle after driv...
Many thing can cause misfires as simple as low and dirty oil and the cam actuators wont work properly or other things such as:
Vacuum Leaks
Cam Actuator
PCM/ECM
Wiring
Engine Mechanical
Fuel Injector
Ignition Coil
Spark Plug
If you need it diagnosed and repaired and would like a FREE LOANER VEHICLE just call Roy 757-456-0722
I took my cadillac to the shop because i w...
Anything that fails that puts extra fuel into the exhaust that makes the converter(s) work harder than normal to burn off excessive fuel will make the converters hotter which can make them fails. If fuel injector not working properly and put too much unburnt fuel as can also a bad MAF or throttle body depending on how each fails and they could make engine too rich or too lean (lean make engine hotter and can burn valves or pistons, rich makes converter hotter until it fails, If you need it diagnosed and repaired and would like a FREE LOANER VEHICLE just call Roy 757-456-0722
I work in Bahrain. How long should an evap...
Most should last longer than 6-7 years and especially longer than 1 year unless there is something else causing it to fail such as over pressurization or improperly mounted or foreign object impact/chaffing. I checked and no current TSBs nor are there any common/frequently reported problems on evaporators on 2006 Mini Cooper S ( I am a inspector for insurance/warranty companies and in the BMW/Mini dealers all the time and to the best of my knowledge not a frequent common failure, as well as any competent shop would have at least a 2 year warranty on most of their repairs. Is car in Bahrain or you or both? If car is here in Virginia Beach and you would like a FREE Loaner vehicle while being diagnosed and repaired, please call ASE Blue Seal Certified CarMasters 757-456-0722 for Roy or Jim RET USN, ASE Master Automotive and Master Collision, ASE Advance Performance, ASE Service Consultant & Parts Specialist, ASE Collision estimator, ASE Undercar Specialist, ASE Light Diesel, ASE Medium/Heavy Truck technician, Virginia State Police Vehicle Safety Inspector and VA courts accepted expert witness for national corporations.
wet spark plugs
remove wet air filter, throttle body inlet boot/tube and spark plugs and slowly by hand with socket and large ratchet or breaker bar, then after rotated at least twice by hand, crank engine for about 30 second with spark plugs out until no water seen coming out spark plug holes. If you did not run through water then you must diagnose and repair source of water such leaking intake, intake or head gasket. If you need help diagnosing and repairing and would like a FREE LOANER car, van or SUV please call Roy or David at 757-456-0722
I was driving down the road and this tarib...
Need to inspect/diagnose problem. Many things such ad caliper piston or slide, brake hose internally collapse or even a ABS or proportioning valve issue occasionally can cause a lock up. If you are not equipped to check and diagnose the ABS/brake system we are and have both GM factory scanners and FREE Loaner cars call Theresa 757-456-0722
you can try to go through the window gap with long tools such as a big easy lock out tool or a long reach serpentine belt tool. Some times we also use a tiny light on a long bendable wand or a digital borescope to better see lock latch assembly inside of the door. Worst case I have seen where inside door panel has been removed with door shut (often damaging it) or panel cut for better access.
We use a coolant system pressure tester so as to find leaks when it is not running. We also put vehicle on a lift so can view from below when system is pressurized. We also pressure test the the system cap. We have a digital borescope available to look hard to find spots as well. Hope this helps. If you do not have or can not get these items to test your vehicle and would like us to do it, please call Theresa at 757-456-0722 we can diagnose, repair and have free loaner vehicles available while we repair yours.
ON

VEHICLE INSPECTION
MEASURE RESISTANCE OF AIR FLOW METER
(a) Disconnect the connector from the air flow meter.
(b) Using an ohmmeter, measure the resistance between
each terminal.
AIR INDUCTION SYSTEM
Air Flow Meter
If not within specification, replace the air flow meter
When it warms up it drives perfect. Servic...
is it 4 or 6 cylinder? RWD or 4WD auto or manual trans? there are different single failures that that can cause both of your symptoms or you may have more than one problem, depending on your configuration. If you need this diagnosed and would like a free loaner vehicle while your is being repaired call Theresa 757-456-0722 Monday after 0730
Most wont back fire if they do not crank or tun over at all. Most that back fire have an electrical or mechanical timing problem or failure, and intake valve leaking by (mechanical timing problem or failure), or if running and back fire on deceleration could have a exhaust leak. Do you have a check engine light and if so what are the codes? does the engine crank/turn over at all?
The problem normally happens if I have to ...
I sounds like an electrical part/sensor is failing when it gets warm/hot. There are several even many that can all cause the same stalling symptoms. If you would like the cause diagnosed and get a free loaner car/van/SUV to drive while yours is being repaired (even have a 2003 Impala former police car with working spot light) Please call Theresa, Jack or Jim at 757-456-0722
Changed starter, battery fully charged, al...
I am pretty sure there is a fusable link about 40 ampere rating in the wire going to the starter that looks like plain wire also have you checked the neutral safety switch? I you need that diagnosed and would like a free loaner vehicle please call Jim or Jacques at 757-456-0722 Merry Christmas

Shuts off and hasnt ran since fuel pump so...
Sounds like could have a wiring problem, I would check all grounds for high resistance and voltage drop. Do you have communication with all computer modules? When it was running what was voltage?
as soon I shift from nutral to drive with ...
BMW HAS A COUPLE TSBs THAT MAY BE RELATED TO YOUR CONCERN SUCH AS: SI B51 35 10
Body Equipment Rattle Noises from A-pillar Area of Dashboard.
Would need to heard/see problem to positively identify. Call 757.456-0722 If you would like shop to take care of your concern
I&#39;m trying to replace the oil sending ...
most use a 1-1/6" socket about 2-5/8 In. in length (a few may have a 1" about 2-5/8 In. in length and some after market universal specialty oil sender/switch sockets with work on both 1" and 1-1/16 senders/switches
Check your fluid levels, If transmission low it can cause all of these problems and permanent damage, DO NOT Overfill it either as that will cause problems too. Only used the approved Toyota or better fluid. Also check your coolant level as the transmission cooler is in the radiator and if trans mission is getting overheated will also cause problems and damage. Do you have any engine or transmission fault trouble codes store? If all of your fluids are full and look good not burnt or contaminated and you need it diagnosed and possibly use of a FREE LOANER CAR call 757-456-0722 and ask for Nick
The engine also overheats when you run a f...
Most of the time it is a oil cooler or oil cooler oring failure, hope this helps, recommend you get it taken care of ASAP as if coolant is getting in the oil or overheating can quickly cause serious damage. If you need repairs and would like a FREE Rental/Loaner car call Nick at 757-456-0722 PS these also have a lot of water pump problems so it is possible that it got hot because of water pump failure and that cause oil cooler and/or oring failure and your coolant/oil intermix.
I had changed the plugs, later found out t...
Not sure what you mean by " later found out that the 3rd plug part of is the cost"
You can use a good scan tool like the TECH 2 and check for cylinder misfires, do a cylinder balance/contribution test and or a dry then wet compression test if you find a problem with a cylinder. If compression good you can graph the secondary ignition and fuel injector patterns or if do not have a lab scope and compression good try swapping coil and fuel injectors with a good cylinder and see if problem follows, also make that you have the current PCM calibration loaded. If you need help doing this and need a FREE Rental car while your is diagnosed call Nick at 757-456-0722
1990 thank you
There is no per say distance sensors, there can be ABS wheel speed sensors and there is an transmission output speed sensor used on most FWDs for speedometer input which is also used for the Odometer that you may be referring to as distance sensor. It tracks wheel rotation not distance so if tire was slipping in ice, snow mud ETC... it would show more mileage even though the vehicle may not have moved
I cannot accelerate beyond this. Please wh...
Could be several causes such as Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor, Throttle Body Assembly, or fuel supply delivery system. Is check engine light on? On or not are there and DTCs stored? If you can not check these items/systems and would like a FREE RENTAL/Loaner car while yours is being diagnosed, Call Nick at 757-456-0722
The gear shifter cable wouldnt go in drive...
SHIFT CONTROL CABLE, frequently bushings fail at transmission end. The shifter itself also know to fail. Catt Nick 757-456-0722 if you would like it diagnosed and repaired as well if you would like a free Rental car
We have replaced heater valve, thermostat,...
use a laser temperature gun and check the temp of the heater hoses going in and out of the heater core, the lower the flow of coolant the colder the return hose will be, if the return hose is hot then you may have a HVAC ducting air flow problem, if the inlet hose if not very hot then you have a coolant flow problem (such as scaled/restricted heater core, air bound/cavitation , water pump impeller, ETC...)
It also has a slight rumbling also
There are a lot of problem with the IPC stepper motors failing, but before replacing IPC make sure have good power and grounds to it, ignition switches have been known to intermittently cause it to jump when power interrupted briefly.
02/20/15 started my vehicle with no proble...
could had a thermostat stick, system could have air in it now, recommend pressure testing system an cap, scan PCM for codes see if any cooling system Nick 757-456-0722
Normally performance is related to the amount of fuel injected and the amount of air flowed in to engine the amount engine compresses that are and ability to flow out, so if there is a fuel problem air inlet problem with air filter or turbo if equipped or electrical mechanical timing or exhaust restrictions or anything that monitors or controls these systems you may have a power loss
Lots of things can cause shifting problems from as simple as fluid level to low/high to internal damage requiring repair/replacement, with many other things that have nothing to do with the transmission, such as if computer thinks brake pedal is being pressed or a bad or wrong engine throttle value, best to have it diagnosed soon so if there is not any serious damage you get it taken care of before it gets worse, call Nick at 757-456-0722 and we can get it diagnoses by one of our master technicians (we also have a Chrysler dealership trained master technician as well)
I changed the switch or censor on the inje...
Need to know what your fuel pressure is as well and DTCs stored/present. Can also do testing/checking such as compression. manifold vacuum, cylinder balance/contribution to determine if problem is with all or one cylinder. Can also use scan tool data to check fuel trim, O2 and timing type data. If this is more than you can handle plae call Nick 757-456-0722 to get diagnostic done.
If it hydraulic (either engine or electric motor driven) and is physically leaking from input or either output seal then it has failed otherwise would need to test pump pressures if mechanical and motor as well as input/controls/angle sensor if electric
It drove fine on the way home, idle was a ...
Should still start with only changing the IAC. If IAC was not the main problem why it was idling lower than normal and now new IAC that has not been learned may be why it is not starting. Did you have a check engine light before changing IAC? Have you checked for fuel and spark? We are also in Norfolk and have Vehicles available for our customers to drive while we diagnose and repair theirs if needed, call Roy 757-456-0722
down to the bulb socket but Mazda doesn&#3...
Sandy, We use a test device called a power probe and can give both good power and ground signals. I have also had a lot of luck with my local Napa Auto Parts store being able to match up a replacement socket (many in stock, some can be ordered). They can also order many light assemblies. If you do not have the test equipment and would like the vehicle tested and repaired please call 757-456-0722 and we would be glad to take care of you (also if you are at least 21 let them know if you will need a vehicle to drive while yours is being diagnosed and repaired)
1. On some Honda models the serial number can be retrieved from pushing the buttons on the radio. If this Accord does not have navigation, verify the display says CODE, then push and hold the #1 and #6 radio preset buttons when the display says CODE and turn on the radio. Then a "U" and a 4-digit number should appear, that is the first 4 numbers of the serial number then the display will change to a "L" and a 4-digit number and that number is the last 4 digits of the serial number.

2. Or remove the radio and get the serial number from the radio. Call a Honda dealer and have them get the 5-digit code. Enter the code using the radio station preset buttons. If the vehicle has the navigation system rear the service news article attached to this archive for 4 digit code information.
Some earlier Hondas had the codes placed on side of glovebox seen when glove box open. access the serial # ands we were able to get the code from the dealer
TURN RADIO OFF AND PUSH AND HOLD # 1 & 6 , TURN RADIO ON AND WRITE DOWN CODES . CALL THE DEALERSHIP . OR LOOK IN THE AUDIO BOOK AND CODE SHOULD BE THERE .
After you recover the u and L code call honda they will give you the radio code (open 24 hours) 1 800 999- 1009
VIN: 5J6YH18696L001031
Country: UNITED STATES
Vehicle Type: Multipurpose Vehicle (MPV)
Year: 2006
Make: Honda
Model: Element
Engine Type: L4, 2.4L
Assy. Plant East Liberty Ohio
Production Seq. Number: 001031
Body Type: 4 Door Wagon
Trim Level: EX
Driveline Type: FWD
GVWR Class: Class C: 4,001-5,000 lb
Brake System: Hydraulic
Vehicle Class: Mid-size MPV
Horsepower: 160HP
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: 4 Speed Automatic
Restraint System: Dual Air Bag; Side Air Bag
Manufacturer: Honda Manufacturing of Alabama LLC
Engine Code: H1
NETWORKING: LIN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM: B2405: Sub Bus LIN Module Communication Malfunction (2013 LX570) This DTC is stored when LIN communication between the No. 2 main body ECU and overhead junction block stops for 10 seconds or more.
Is this dealership repair? How much time ...
If it was previously deployed then absolutely not. The dash cover is designed to allow the air bag to deploy through it so repairing cover not a good idea, the cover should be replaced (many are part of the air bag, 757-456-0722 if you would like an estimate to replace.
It starts and shut off when key is turned....
Frequently the key and tumblers wear out and replacing them will take car of the problem most of the time, which having replaced the cylinder,occasionally there is a problem with the housing/switch/shift lock which would require more than key and tumblers or cylinder, We can take care of that either way, Please call Roy or Beckie if you need us to take care of that for you. 757-456-0722
The car drives well but at intervals it wi...
Sounds like possible a transmission problem. I would check my transmission and coolant (coolant cools both engine and transmission) level and condition right away (should routinely check all fluid levels). Also Should scan for the DTCs set when your check engine light came on. Also should make sure that the engine and transmission have the most current calibrations and check for any TSBs or recalls. If you need help with this please call Roy or Beckie 757-456-0722
If the return heater hose is hot normally that means coolant is flowing through the heater core and is not transferring heat to the air from the blower motor. It is best to use a laser temperature gun and know the exact temperature of the heater core inlet and outlet temperatures. If the outlet hose is close to the same temperature as the inlet you could have a heater temperature blend door or door control problem, if your vehicle has a cabin air filter installed it may be dirty and restricting air flow or you could have a problem with the blower motor. If you need this diagnosed call Roy at 456-0722, also let him know if you want one of our $10 rental cars while yours is being diagnosed and repaired.
There are no signs of leakage from anywher...
There are several possible causes from a plugged evaporator drain allowing condensation to back up in the HVAC system and leak inside the vehicle, door or windshield seals or even a rust hole. If your coolant level is dropping you could also have a heater core or hose/line leaking. Best to know what the source is and correct before something else is damaged. We have a couple of methods to test for leaks including using an ultrasonic transmitter and receiver. If the tips above have not help you find the source, please give Roy a call 456-0722 so we can diagnose and repair for you, make sure and let him know if you want one of our $10 rental cars.
I&#39;m getting heat on passenger side..bu...
Often a HVAC actuator failure is the cause of this, if you need help diagnosing and repairing, we have the dealer Tech 2 scanner and much more for your Cadillac, just call Roy 456-0722, make sure and let him know if you want $10 rental car while yours is being repaired.
What were the levels in your radiator as well as your coolant reservoir/tank? vehicle can overheat for a short period of time before losing coolant, eventually if overheated enough there will normally also be coolant loss. You may also have a gauge sending unit failing. If a computer scan tool is available look at the ECM coolant temperature which uses a separate/different sensor. If you do not have that available and would like us to diagnose and repair this for you please call Roy 456-0722 and make sure to let him know if you want one of our $10 rental cars while yours is being repaired. MAKE SURE if coolant is low or you think car is actually overheating to have car towed as driving with low coolant and overheating can do a lot of damage.
Some times it may kick in but mostly not. ...
Often a HVAC actuator failure is the cause of this, if you need help diagnosing and repairing, we have the dealer Tech 2 scanner and much more for your Cadillac, just call Roy 456-0722, make sure and let him know if you want $10 rental car while yours is being repaired
after I stop at a light or put the truck i...
You may have a problem with the TCC staying locked up, or problem with the air idle control or even a vacuum leak can cause erratic idle and stalling, recommend you get this diagnosed before more damage is done, call Roy 456-0722 and make sure to let him know if you want a $10 rental car while yours is being repaired.
Truck will crank but will not always start...
here is a list of the most common possible causes:

Battery Power Supply
Fuel Pump Relay
Wiring — Orange wire.
Ground
Power
Relay
Open Wire
Fuse
Electronic Control Module (ECM)
If you still can not find cause of the problem we can, call Roy 456-0722 and make sure you let him know if you want a $10 rental car while yours is being repaired.
I read the article on this site:<br><br>br...
WHO IS DIAGNOSING? DO THEY HAVE A DEALER/FACTORY TECH 2 SCANNER AND A LAB SCOPE? The ECBM could be the cause but so could a faulty level sensor, ignition switch, wiring, Antilock Brake System (ABS) Motor Pack, mater cylinder or not using the scanner to properly bleed system. If this still has not been properly diagnosed and repaired, I know we can, call Roy 456-0722 and make sure to let him know if you want a $10 rental car while yours is being diagnosed and repaired
It sometimes revs without moving while on ...
This can be caused by faulty speed sensor, a interrupt in throttle position sensor, or several other causes, best to have problem diagnosed and repaired before it damages something else, call Roy 456-0722 if you still have the problem and would like it diagnosed and repaired and make to let him know if you want a $10 rental car.
This can be as simple as low power steering fluid but often is due to a failed pump, occasionally is a failed steering rack assembly, if you still have the problem we can diagnose and repair, call Roy 456-0722 and make sure to let him know if you want a $10 rental car while yours is being repaired
It doesn&#39;t shift right in low speed, w...
which drain plug is loose? if it is for the transmission and you are low on fluid, that can cause shifting problems and damage any transmission automatic or manual. If coolant drain plug is loose and vehicle is running hot, a automatic transmission which is also cooled by the radiator can also have shifting problems and get damaged from operation overheated or low of fluid. If you are not sure and still have the problem call Roy to have it diagnosed and repaired and make sure to let him know if you want a $10 rental car
What is this and cost to repair
The most common causes are Automatic Transmission, Automatic Transmission Shift Solenoid, Engine Control Module (ECM), or wiring. Each have a different cost. Recommend if you still have this problem and want it properly diagnosed and repaired before it possibly causes more damage to call Roy 456-0722 and make sure to let him know if you want a $10 rental car
took ti to have it ck out.they said i need...
Who did you take it to? who said that was what it needed? If they based it on codes without testing for cause of the code you may have wasted money replacing those parts or could have gotten a defective part. Scanning for codes and replacing parts without testing would be like buying a new thermometer every time you have a fever. Often when a sensor sets a code because it is out of range it is doing its job telling a skilled technician there is something wrong that needs testing to find out what is causing it, sure once in a while the sensor could be bad just like if a thermometer is dropped it might not work right but most of the time when it says you have a fever you are sick and need to see a doctor to find out why so you can be treated properly and fixed just like your car. If you have not had this properly diagnosed yet and would like it to be, call Roy 456-0722 and make sure you let him know if you want a $10 rental car while yours is being repaired.
There are many possible causes, most of which also set a code. EGR sensor or valve can some times cause this without setting a code right away. You can try disconnecting the EGR hose temporarily and see if it is not as bad or goes away. If you still have this problem and would like it diagnosed, please call Roy 456-0722 and make sure to let him know if you want a $10 rental car while yours is being repaired.
Is the "Disable" switch on in the overhead panel? This has been know to be caused by Rusty Power Sliding Door Hinge or Obstructed Power Sliding Door Track. Also try to re-initialize the doors:
1. Try the initialization procedure put the door into the manual initialization mode. Open the sliding door being initialized.

2. Turn the ignition switch on.

3. Turn the automatic door main switch off.

4. Within 3 seconds of step 3, press the door pillar sliding door open/close switch of the door being initialized 10 times within 10 seconds .

5. Within 3 seconds of step 4, turn the ignition switch off then on. The warning chime should sound 3 times, this indicates the door has entered the initialization mode.

6. Turn the Automatic door main switch on.

7. Press and hold the overhead sliding door open/close switch of the door being initialized until the door completely closes and stops, then release the switch.

8. Press and hold the same overhead sliding door open/close switch again until the door completely opens and stops, then release the switch.

9. Press and hold the overhead sliding door open/close switch again until the door completely closes and stops, then release the switch.

10. Turn the ignition switch off. The power sliding door initialization process is complete. This procedure will have to be done for both doors if the battery was disconnected.

If this does not work you may have a wiring or module problem, recommend to call Roy 456-0722 to have diagnosed and repaired and be sure to let him know if you want a $10 rental car while yours is being repaired
The problem remain permanent and it can no...
switches are know to fail where the base will not go forward or back but the seat back will still tilt front to back.
i know there is a tsb pointing to a proble...
I still as you have found do not see a TSB for the 2015 Camry 2.5, 2.5 hybrid or V-6. Often this is caused by oil pressure bleeding down on variable camshaft timing/timing tensioners. Engine with a worn or loose fitting piston can also experience piston slap when cold that goes away as soon as piston is warmed up and expands.
please help due to blockage in my drain pi...
Only way a fuse will malfunction is if it blows from over current trying to protect the circuit from more damage which needs the cause of the over current diagnosed and repaired then replace the fuse or if the fuse does not have a good connection and not allowing current to flow which can be caused by long term moisture corrosion. If you are still having problems and want diagnosed please call Roy 456-0722 and make sure to let him know if you want a $10 RENTAL CAR
please help due to blockage in my drain pi...
Only way a fuse will malfunction is if it blows from over current trying to protect the circuit from more damage which needs the cause of the over current diagnosed and repaired then replace the fuse or if the fuse does not have a good connection and not allowing current to flow which can be caused by long term moisture corrosion. If you are still having problems and want diagnosed please call Roy 456-0722 and make sure to let him know if you want a $10 RENTAL CAR
stereo and satellite system work , NO volu...


If a DVD changer is installed, the “Mark Levinson”, “Gracenote”, and “DOLBY”
logos are shown on the panel.
1
“AUDIO” button
Push this button to display the audio
control screen. For details, see page
181, 203, 206, 217, 229, and 238.
2
Function button display screen
Touch the buttons displayed on the
screen to control the radio, CD
changer, DVD changer or sound li-
brary. For details, see page 182.
3
button
Push this button to stop and eject the
disc. For details, see page 200 and
214.
4
Disc slot
Insert discs into the slot after pushing
“LOAD”
button. For details, see
pages 198 and 212.
5
“LOAD” button
Push this button to insert the disc.
For details, see pages 198 and 212.
6
“TUNE/FILE” knob
Turn this knob to move up or down the
station band, file or track. For details,
see pages 187, 193, 208 and 240.
7
“CH/DISC” button
Push


or


button to select a
program type, a selected disc or an
album/artist/genre. For details, see
pages 188, 200, 202, 214, 216 and
239.
8
“SCAN” button
Push this button to scan radio sta-
tions or scan the tracks,discs, files or
folders. For details, see pages 188,
195, 204, 209, 210 and 241.
178
AUDIO/VIDEO SYSTEM
LS460_Navi_U (L/O 0609)
2007 LS460L/LS460 Navigation from Aug. ’06 Prod. (OM50750U)
Good battery, alternator, and starter. Jus...
Not cranking can be caused by many things such as Data Line, Ground, Pass-Key III Module, Power Powertrain Control Module (PCM), Theft Module, Wiring, Body Control Module (BCM), Connection or Ignition Switch to name a few. If a fuse is blow that is because of a over current problem, fuses do not just wear out, if you have a blown fuse you need to diagnose what cause the excessive current draw that blew the fuse and fix that before replacing the fuse or it will likely blow again (if it does not blow immediately as soon as powered up). If you still have this problem and would like it diagnosed and repaired please call Roy 456-0722 and make sure to let him know if you want a $10 rental car while yours is being repaired.
Just wondering if a faulty brain box can m...
the ECM/computer some time called brain box could be the problem, but not that often is it the problem. Have you check all your fluid levels, coolant engine oil, transmission fluid and made sure they were not low. There are many things that can cause fluctuating RPM and power. Is the check engine light on or has it ever been on while engine is running? Have you check for any current or history fault codes? If you are still having these problems and would like it diagnosed please call Roy 456-0722 and make sure to let him know if you would like a $10 rental car while yours is being repaired.
most common causes are Hazard Switch/Turn Flasher, Turn Signal Switch, Connection, Wiring Harness, if you need us to diagnose which one of these is the problem and repair please call Roy 456-0722 and make sure to let him know if you want a $10 rental car

The car is the new Honda Civic 2006 Model,...
there are a variety of possible causes for this such as a faulty Shift Solenoid or ECM. I recommend you have this check by a professional with a OEM capable diagnostic tool. If you do not know of one please call Roy at 757-456-0722 and make sure to let him know if you need to use one of our $10 rental cars while yours is being diagnosed and repaired.
it gives you no warning at all doesn&#39;t...
There many possible causes for engine stalling, most of then are electrical. Is the check engine/service engine soon light come on? Have you had computer scanned for any current or history fault codes?
Ford uses a variety of controls depending on the trim level from manual to fully automatic controls. Most use in the early 90s used a combination of cables and vacuum to change HVAC settings. These also have been found to have restricted heater cores and occasionally more than one problem. I vacuum system and not obvious problem most well equipped will use a emission system smoke machine to find leaking actuators, hoses or controllers. Occasionally clips, arms or doors, some inside HVAC air housing box can also come apart, jamb or break, from insects/rodents, debris put in vents/dash defroster that fall in. Newer fully automatic systems and a few older use electric motors instead of stiff wire cables or vacuum actuators, If you have not found cause or need help correcting and would like a$10 a day rental vehicle while yours is being repaired please call Roy 757-456-0722
I got my fan clutch fixed so it&#39;s not ...
Is fluid has been overheated especially if it hasn't been replaced or serviced recently I would remove the transmission pan and filter and inspect for debris. If looks good put new filter,pan and fluid and test drive before automatically buying a new transmission, but if there are a lot of debris especially if burnt then time to replace. Any questions and if you want a $10 rental car while we service or replace your transmission please call Roy tomorrow morning.
Sounds like a fuel problem. Recommend connecting a fuel pressure test gauge and monitoring when going up and experiencing problems. Then after confirming problem inspect diagnose for cause
Wiper motors connect to linkage which connects to the wiper arms, this combination of linkage is called the wiper transmission (transmits power from the motor to the arms). You may have a bushing that connects the transmission linkage to wiper or motor that has failed and linkage is rubbing and hitting, If you need this looked at by a shop pleas call Roy 757-456-0722 and make to to let him know if you will need a $10 rental car while yours is being repaired.
Is the check engine light on? Are there any current or history codes? this model often has been known to have problems with Crankshaft Position (CKP) Sensor, fuel pump ECM/computer. If you are not able to scan for codes and then test components on the circuit that has codes we can, call Jake or Roy 757-456-0722 and make sure to let them know if you need a $10 rental car while yours is being diagnosed and repaired.
Odometer stopped working , one day it star...
often instrument cluster may have a stepper motor problem, occasionally there may be a sensor problem not providing the proper input to the instrument cluster, That can be confirmed with a good diagnostic scan tool such as a Dealer level Tech 2 tool, if you need this done and would like a $10 GM rental car while yours is being diagnosed and repaired please call 757-456-0722 and ask for Jake or Roy
Even after I filled the gas tank it&#39;s ...
Most Likely you have a problem with the tank level sending unit, or the circuit wiring or connectors, we can diagnose and repair any of those problems and more and put you in a $10 rental car while yours is being repaired, call 757-456-0722 for details
The inspector said my power steering fluid...
What we do at the shop is use a flush machine with your vehicle running suck out fluid from the high full level down to the minimum normal level, fill back up with a clear flush cleaning solvent compatible with your power steering system, cycle the steering wheel to get the cleaning fluid to run through the system, repeat that until fluid is no longer dark dirty looking, then do the same with new fresh steering fluid (we normally use a manufacture approved full synthetic) repeating until the system is full of good clean fluid, that way the pump, the gear, the lines and if installed the cooler all get flush and filled with new fluid. If you do not have a way to do this we can 757-456-0722
was at the mechanic and had a computer sca...
What is your coolant level in the radiator/system? If you have a leak and are very low on coolant, there may not be enough coolant to flow across your wet bulb coolant temperature sensor normally located at the top/upper area of the engine which with no coolant flowing through engine to the top heat will not be properly transferred causing damage to the engine internals with a delayed indication on your dash. If you need vehicle properly diagnosed and repaired call 757-456-0722 and asked about our $10 rental cars while yours is being repaired
Recently when i put my van in drive with t...
there are multiple possible causes such as Blower Module — Front blower module, Control Head,
Wiring, Blower Motor, Blower motor resistor to name a few. Best to make sure all your fuses are good. If they are it is best to check using combinations of wiring schematic, DVOM, power probe, and bi-directional scan tool that can access all modules such as the front control modules and not just a code reader that reads engine only DTCs. If the fuses are not the problem or if they blow again after replacing and you would like this problem diagnosed, please call 456-0722 and make sure to let them know if you are interested in a $10 rental car while yours is being diagnosed and repaired.
I was informed that the cause of the engin...
I also own a 2011 F350. When parts fail they are considered defective by some because they no longer function as originally designed. After the factory warranty is over often unless there was something that affects many parts, there will not be a recall when a part fails
This is the first time I am experiencing a...
The vehicle has a saddle tank with 2 sending units, AND WILL LIKELY NEED TO BE DIAGNOSED WITH BOTH A DIAGNOSTIC SCAN TOOL AND A QUALITY METER SUCH AS A GRAPHING DVOM. If a fuel level sensor is replaced, the instrument cluster reset procedure will need to be done or the fuel level will still be inaccurate. This tells the cluster a new sensor has been installed and it will "learn" the characteristics of the new sensor.
The Driver Side Front Wheel gets hotter th...
There a a few possible causes with the 2 most likely being a failing wheel bearing or brakes not releasing. There are a few possible causes for brakes not releasing. Brakes staying applied can cause additional damage including damage to wheel hub bearing. A failed wheel hub bearing with a lot of play can also cause bake pad wear. I hope this helps, If you need more help diagnosing or with the repair please call Jordan or Sherri at 757-456-0722 0730 tomorrow morning and be sure to let them know if you want a $10 rental while yours is being repaired.
I would like to buy a rebuilt carburetor. ...
there are in fact slightly different carbs for auto trans VS manual trans and California emission. to ensure you comply with federal emission/EPA requirements and proper function it is best to stay with correct carb. they rebuild kits or available built to order from NAPA
when the car is on motion, after may be 5 ...
Is the Check engine light on or on and flashing, if so what DTCs/codes are there? have you had and repairs or service done in the past few months if so what? Others with similar symptoms had these problems: Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor(s) and/or Crankshaft Position (CKP) Sensor
(Bank 1 Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor and Bank 2 Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor and Crankshaft Position (CKP) Sensor)
Happened once before in a rain storm
What engine do you have? 6.0L or 8.1L gas or 6.6L diesel, there are many possible causes including updating to the latest Powertrain Control Module (PCM) calibration, Refer to TSB 06-06-04-042B. We can flash program or diagnose if needed, call 757-456-0722 for more details and let us know if you will need a $10 rental car.
I want to<br>Change the transmission filte...
NO special tools are required, makes a big mess so have a very large drain pan. Be careful not to over-tighten pan bolt and damage pan so it never seals on gasket. it depends on your skill level.

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