Eric Sevim

Technician
143 points
ASE Master Certified Technician who specializes on Honda, Acura, Nissan, Infiniti, Toyota, Lexus, Subaru, Mazda. As an automotive leader in the bay area since 1997, Eric is employed by award winning A+ Japanese Auto Repair, Inc. in San Carlos CA 94070.
Recent Activity

Question Asked: brake squeak
June 30, 2015, 02:09 PM
What could it be? It seems to be coming from the front?
Question Answered: Why is the vehicle a little sluggish when I push down on the gas pedal?
February 10, 2014, 01:30 PM
The lack of response could be anything from a slipping transmission / clutch, something under the gas pedal (like the driver's floor mat), worn ignition components, etc. If that Forester is the turbo model, it may just be turbo lag or a bad turbo. As for the inspection - $169.69 Eric Sevim - A+ Japanese Auto Repair - www.aplusjapaneseautorepair.com
Question Answered: How much is it to repair a gross polluter?
June 12, 2013, 01:01 PM
You will want to check out this site... this will help - http://www.bar.ca.gov/80_BARResources/01_CAP&GoldShield/Factsheets/Website%20CAP%20FAQs.pdf As for repairing it. You will first need a shop or someone knowledgeable to inspect what the problem is. Eric Sevim A+ Japanese Auto Repair, Inc. http://www.aplusjapaneseautorepair.com/ - San Carlos Auto Repair Shop
Question Answered: my car starts idles ruff for about 30 seconds to a minute then smoothes out
June 12, 2013, 10:18 AM
Cold start morning roughness that clears up... possible leaking injector (over night or if you let it sit for a while), possible head gasket issue (coolant leaking into cylinder), possible oil leaking past valve seals (hence oil fouled plug until it clears up. Check coolant level, has it dropped at all? Leaking fuel injector has to be tested with fuel pressure tested and some other stuff. The leaking valve seals... look at the exhaust, is there any coloration during the rough running? Black, white, blue? - Keep me in the look. Eric Sevim - Co-Owner - ASE Master Certified Technician http://www.aplusjapaneseautorepair.com/ San Carlos, CA 650-595-2277
Question Answered: my car has been driving rough not changing gears smoothlyfor about 2 weeks,
June 10, 2013, 09:01 AM
Hello Pontiac G6 Owner, I would start by having someone check your engine oil level. This code is related to the camshaft position and a valve that is controlled by oil pressure. If your oil is very low or dirty, it could set this code. Also, if you oil is low, you will start wearing out your new car's engine. If the oil level checks okay, there is most likely an issue with the cam position sensor, control valve, computer, or wiring issue. Let me know if you need anymore help, Eric Sevim - ASE Master Certified Techinican A+ Japanese Auto Repair - San Carlos CA 94070 http://www.aplusjapaneseautorepair.com/
Question Answered: what is OBD 2 not communicating with vehicle onboard computer?
June 07, 2013, 10:06 AM
Check all fuses... But most likely the shop's equiptment was the issue. Check to see if when you turn the key to the on position, does the check engine light come on the dash? If it does you know that the computer is getting it's powers and grounds. You can also look at the 16 pin OBD connector (located under the steering wheel area) and make sure that the pins are not bent or damaged. Let me know what happens, Eric Sevim - ASE Master Certified Technician A+ Japanese Auto Repair - San Carlos CA 94070 http://www.aplusjapaneseautorepair.com/
Question Answered: I start my van fuel gauge shoots to top 10 sec. later drops to empty
June 07, 2013, 10:03 AM
Yes bad connection or bad fuel sender assembly. Due to the fact that the fuel gauge goes all the way up and back down, it sounds like the gauge is okay. Eric Sevim - ASE Master Certified Technician A+ Japanese Auto Repair - San Carlos CA 94070 http://www.aplusjapaneseautorepair.com/
Question Answered: got fire and getting fuel but wont start
June 07, 2013, 10:02 AM
Yes, check compression. Is it is a timing belt motor? If so, do check the timing if the compression is bad before you condemn the motor. Eric Sevim - ASE Master Certified Technician A+ Japanese Auto Repair - San Carlos CA 94070 http://www.aplusjapaneseautorepair.com/
Question Answered: AC will only blow full blast from the back section and the front will only blow
June 07, 2013, 10:00 AM
It sounds like a air conditioning blower motor resistor. I am not sure of the cost but you can call the local dealer and see if they have the part. If you have some mechanical ability you should be able to change it. It will be located somewhere under the glove box. Eric Sevim - ASE Master Certified Technician A+ Japanese Auto Repair - San Carlos CA 94070 http://www.aplusjapaneseautorepair.com/
Question Answered: In the last 3 years I have had 2 RF CV axle assemblies, l RF inner CV axle half
June 07, 2013, 09:59 AM
I think miles auto nailed it. But do confirm that it is not the wheel bearing. Every time the axle is tighten, the wheel bearing is loaded up and it can do strange things to the bearing, including over load it. Eric Sevim - ASE Master Certified Technician A+ Japanese Auto Repair - San Carlos CA 94070 http://www.aplusjapaneseautorepair.com/
Question Answered: In replacement of timing belt, what other things should be changed?
June 07, 2013, 09:56 AM
Timing belt, water pump, upper and lower idler, hydraulic tensioner, coolant, both drive belts. We don't normally change the seals, but we do inspect them. If they are dry we leave them be. Lastly, you may want to do the thermostat and thermostat gasket as a preventative measure as long as the coolant is drained out. Hope that helps! Eric Sevim - ASE Master Certified Technician A+ Japanese Auto Repair - San Carlos CA 94070 http://www.aplusjapaneseautorepair.com/
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