Northside Automotive

(607) 264-2537
10 Verified Reviews

8:00am to 5:30pm
8:00am to 5:30pm
8:00am to 5:30pm
8:00am to 5:30pm
8:00am to 5:30pm


97 Harry L Dr
Johnson City, NY 13790 USA


  • , Owner
  • Gordon Dusinberre, Owner
  • Established 1994
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 55 Years of Car Repair Experience

Northside Automotive Reviews


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by - Verified Customer May 14, 2013

He gives reliable and on time service.

by - Verified Customer May 07, 2013

The woman that receives you at the door is very courteous. The mechanics are very knowledgeable and honest.

by - Verified Customer May 06, 2013

I'm happy with the service. He is a ways away but its worth the drive.

by - Verified Customer April 29, 2013

They are highly recommended. I don't feel like I was taken advantage of. Very trustworthy.

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by - Verified Customer April 26, 2013

They fixed my car several times. They got them up and running and so far I haven't had any problems. They do good work.

by - Verified Customer April 22, 2013

I would definitely recommend them to other people. They are very honest and do not pressure you into any work that doesn't need done.

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by - Verified Customer April 22, 2013

They were good and knowledgeable and quick.

by - Verified Customer April 16, 2013

It was a good experience and I would go back.

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by April 11, 2013

I've been going for ten or more years. We like the service. We have always been happy.

by - Verified Customer April 08, 2013

I would take my car again. Good price and good job. They did everything they said they would do.

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Northside Automotive has been serving the community of Johnson City since 1994. We found this shop to have well trained employees. Their team of technicians receive training to stay up to date on all the latest automotive technologies and have more than 55 years of combined experience. This shop has made the investment in the tools and computer diagnostic equipment needed to properly service today's complex automoblies. All their work is backed by a generous 36 Month 36,000 mile warranty. For your convenience they also offer wireless internet, state certified emissions testing, and early bird/after hours drop-off.



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Since 1994, Northside Automotive has provided motorists in the Johnson City, NY 13790-1647 area with comprehensive auto repair services that include Car Care Services, Undercar Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Internal Engine Services, Heavy-Duty Services, Towing and Miscellaneous Services. Our goal is to offer the best services available at affordable prices to get you back on the road in no time.


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Questions Answered by Northside Automotive
where is the evaportive emission system pu...
The EVAP purge control valve is located on or near the RH strut tower.
Dark Green/White wire at the purge solenoid
my macnice change these parts thats i wrot...
I would recommend doing a compression test on all cylinders. It is possible that you have low compression on 1 or more cylinders. You should see a compression reading of 130-160psi. You may also want to check the vacuum in the intake manifold at idle, it should be 16-18 inches of vac. Is it possible you have a timing belt/chain issue? If you have jumped time this could cause a misfire as well. Personally I would recommend a mechanic that properly diagnoses your problem rather than just throw parts at it hoping that will cure your problems. Hope this info was helpful to you.
was hit right rear near gas tank has now l...
I would recommend start with checking the fuel pressure. It is possible your wreck did some damage to the fuel pump harness. You may want to also make sure your inertia switch has not been tripped, check your owners manual to see if you do indeed have an inertia switch. Make sure that you don't have any pinched fuel lines also.
getting three codes p0888, p0841 and p0700...
From the fault codes that you are getting you may have a transmission wiring harness problem Check: wires corroded in half at connector in left front fender well behind splash guard. Or under the battery. You may also have internal transmission problems like the solenoid pack failure. I also wouldn't rule out a faulty TCM (Transmission Control Module)
There are no oil leaks and it is not burni...
There is ONLY 2 places the oil can go, leaks or burning it. If you are not seeing oil on the ground then your engine IS burning it. You just cant see it. With todays efficient converter configurations, chances are the "blue" smoke that you would see with burning oil has been "cleaned up". I would start with replacing the Crankcase Ventilation Control Valve. You may have to buy this part from the dealer, many aftermarket parts houses don't carry it.(#11617501566 $60.87) It is located in the intake manifold near the throttle body (NOT easy to get at) Hope I was able to help
the s after driving it comes on and stays ...
The blinking S light has to do with your transmission. When it flashes it is flashing the fault code ie: 8 flashes is code 8, 4 flashes is a code 4 and so on. I think your steering issue is a separate concern, more than likely you need a power steering rack assy or pump, or BOTH in most cases. As for your S light the most common failure I have seen is the Transmission Control Module.
120,000+ miles<br> <br>Replaced the rack &...
If all of your suspension components are good: Ball Joints, control arm bushings etc. You may want to take a look at your steering yoke. It looks like a small universal joint, located just above where the steering column meets the rack assy. In fact check the condition of the entire steering column. Have someone move steering wheel back and forth slightly (the amount of play in wheel)and follow the components till you see what's moving and what's not.
I have a 2005 hyundai elantra, 108k miles ...
It is possible you have an internal transmission problem. What does the fluid look like? it should be a clean pink color. Smell it too, does it smell burnt? If your transmission hasn't been serviced in a while I would start there. Expect to pay $100-$200 for the service.
Very likely Greg, if your Ranger is equipped with an air bag the noise could be coming from the "clock spring" in the steering column. If you dont have have an air bag ill bet the noise is coming from the brushes, directly behind the steering wheel. Pop off the plastic collar behind the steering wheel and you will see the 3 brushes that will be dry and in need of lube. Spray some Lithium grease in this area and the noise should go away. If you have an air bag, this will not work, and the noise is probably in the lower part of the steering column where it goes through the fire wall. You can spray the same lithium lube spray in this area. Hope this helps you Greg.
You have to be absolutely sure there is no air trapped in the cooling system. If no air is trapped, It may be possible that there is a fracture in the cyl head its self. You may want to have to have a machine-shop pressure test your cyl head for possible cracks. Yup, you may have to pull it off again. :-(
The starter and ignition fuse are both fin...
If you Infinity is manual transmission, I would say your clutch switch may be faulty. If your car is automatic, the neutral safety switch may be at fault. Have you tried to start your car in neutral? Try it. If it starts you may need a neutral safety switch, some import auto makers call them inhibitor switches. Go online to find a wiring diag. of the "starting circuit" (Auto Zone / Advance, may be able to help you with this) this will show you the path that the "S" terminal takes. Hope this helps you.
I replaced the starter and battery. I put ...
Can you turn over the engine manually by hand? Can you turn the crank pulley? You say the starter engages but won't turn.
I had the spark plugs replaced, coils repl...
Possibly dirty injectors. See if a shop in your area does MotorVac, or similar process for cleaning injectors. Oh, and just curious, you say the plugs and coils were replaced, were the insulators also replaced (located between plugs and coils, may have been part of coil) check.
How can we fix the problem of the air cond...
The evaporator drain is clogged. Crawl under passenger side of vehicle ( should not need to jack it up, if you do, use safety precautions ) you will see what looks like a down spout vacuum hose,not connected to anything, run some wire up those hose and get ready for a bath. Very common issue with any a/c system.
IF all the fuses are good. You may have a faulty GEM (Generic Electronic Module). Chances are you won't have the equipment to test this. Check with an independent shop in your area, see if they can diag this for you. Or you may have to take it to the dealer.
IF the check engine lamp was on because of an EVAP leak, and you fixed it by installing your gas cap you will have to drive it a while to reset the monitors. Or, unhook the battery for about 5 min and reconnect it. However this will erase the "history" diag data making it more difficult for a technician to diag your concern.

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