Check Engine Lite On? READ THIS!!!!!!!

What The Check Engine Light Means What to do If your check engine light comes on: If your “check engine” light illuminates don’t react like one Connecticut motorist, who simply poured an extra quart of engine oil into her 2002 Toyota Corolla. Although extreme situations, such as low oil pressure or an overheating engine, might trigger a “check engine” light,… Read More

Brake Inspection: How to Know When You May Need Brakes…..

What’s Wrong With My Brakes? A high-pitched scraping or squealing noise that goes away when you step on the brake tells you that the brake pads could be worn. A grinding, metal-against-metal sound when braking indicates that your brake pads or shoes may be completely worn away, and you are now damaging the rotors or drums. If your brake pedal… Read More

Mass Air Flow Sensor Testing,P0171-P0174 System Lean

Mass Air Flow Sensor Testing,P0171-P0174 System Lean Vehicle: 2001 Land Rover Discover II  Codes: P0171, P0174, TCM Incorrect Gear Ratio Symptoms: NONE, Slight pre-detonation (pinging) when hot STRAIGHT TO THE POINT: The vehicle has no drivability concerns and was hard to diagnosis. The TCM (transmission control module) is setting incorrect gear ration codes which means the transmission is slipping (usually).… Read More

Cabin Air Filter, Why and When To Replace?

Automotive cabin air filters  How often do you change your cabin air filter? The cabin air filter is typically a pleated-paper filter that is placed in the outside-air intake for the vehicle’s passenger compartment. Some of these filters are rectangular and similar in shape to the combustion air filter. Others are uniquely shaped to fit the available space of particular… Read More

Automotive Electrical System Testing

Automotive Electrical System Testing                 This tutorial is going to be on basic automotive electrical system AVR tests.  AVR stands for Amps, Voltage and Resistance. When performing an electrical system diagnosis it will be broken down into three main systems. Your starting system, charging system and capacacity “battery”. NAVAGATION:  Battery  Testing Charging System Starting System Parasitic Draw Testing Insulated Circuit Testing(volt… Read More

Battery Cable Repair

How To Repair A Battery Cable When repairing a battery cable it is best to remove the cable from the vehicle. If you have the battery lug crimper you can perform an on vehicle service which in some situations can be very helpful. This tutorial will show you a way to do the repair without a battery lug crimper, but… Read More

99 Subaru Impreza: Clutch Replacement

99 Subaru Impreza: Clutch Replacement STEP 1: Start with the top side,  this tutorial is for the 2.2l SOHC, if you happen to be working on the WRX turbo model the clutch configuration is different. There is a release pin for the clutch fork that has to be removed in order to remove the transmission. Anyways, disconnect the battery and… Read More

99 Subaru Impreza: Wheel Bearing Replacement

99 Subaru Impreza: Wheel Bearing Replacement video: Noisy Subaru Wheel Bearing This tutorial will require some specialty tools. If you are interested in purchasing any of the tools used for  this tutorial they are listed as below: Matco Tools Hubmaster Elite (front wheel bearing and hub remover &  installer) Part# HUB35E Cornwell Tools 9-Way Slide Hammer Puller Set Part #… Read More

Cheap Auto Repair In Portland, OR

Looking for cheap auto repair? Look no further!!! Cheap Auto Repair Milwaukie, OR MDH Motors is celebrating the launch of the all new  “www.mdhmotors.com”. Here are some of the amazing deals and rates we offer. $60.00 hour labor rate FREE  check engine light diagnosis FREE  electrical system analysis with repair FREE  vehicle inspections OR pre-purchase vehicle inspections with repair or… Read More

Vehicle Maintenance Chart

Vehicle Maintenance Service Intervals R=Replace I=Inspect I/R=Inspect then Replace if needed. This schedule is appropriate for most American, European and Japanese automobiles. Information and instructions in your owner’s manual supersede this repair schedule. This guide is meant to supplement the manufacturer recommendations for your specific vehicle, and should not replace such recommendations. This is not meant for vehicle troubleshooting, repair… Read More