- Check the Condition Of the Engine Mounts
- Check the vehicles under hood fluid levels and remove the oil fill cap and breather assemblies (where applicable) Remove the vehicles engine oil drain plug, and drain the contents of the engines oil pan or sump. Remove the filter assembly and clean the sealing surfaces of the housing for reinstallation. On cartridge equipped vehicles, replace the housing O rings and clean the debris from the housing and relief valves. Lubricate the O rings on the housing and or the filter assembly and replace the filter or element. Clean and inspect the oil drain plug gasket, and check the threads in the engines oil pan. Torque the plug to the manufacturers specification using a new gasket where required. Clean the grease zerks to remove debris, and lubricate all accessible fittings on the vehicles steering, suspension, driveline and chassis components. Check and or set the tire pressures and relearn the TPMS system where required. Fill the engine with the manufacturers specified type, grade, and viscosity engine oil and verify level after purging the new filter. Check and or top off all low fluid levels and reset the maintenance reminder system where applicable. Note. Some vehicles maintenance reminders do not take on initial reset. If your maintenance light happens to come on following an oil service, please give us a call so we can correct it.
- Install data scanner and engine analyzer. Run tests on the fuel, ignition, and computer control systems. Retrieve fault codes from the processors memory. Codes exist in the system for (P0171) system lean bank #1 (P0303) misfire on cylinder #3, (P0316) misfire detected, and (P0357) ignition coil primary circuit fault. Perform all necessary pin point tests checking the wiring, grounds, relays, and related circuit components to isolate the problem to a faulty ignition coil assembly. It is recommended that the ignition coil be replaced along with electrical connector to repair the issue.
- Remove all components necessary in order to gain access to the engine mounts. Remove all attaching hardware for the mounts and raise the engine slightly in order to remove the engine mounts. Remove the mount from the vehicle and install the new mounts into position and tighten all hardware to specification. Lower the engine back into position and center the driveline. Install all previously removed components back to original configuration and road test the vehicle. NOTE: The starter had to be removed to be able to remove the engine mount and one of the terminal posts broke off during the removal process due to age/deterioration and will need to be replaced due to the damage.
- Remove front steering and suspension components and spindles. Remove retaining rings or clips and remove ball joint assemblies from the control arm. Clean the control arm bore and press in new lower joint. Lubricate all steering and suspension components and check the preload of the spindle. Replace steering and braking system components and clean and repack front wheel bearings and hub assemblies where applicable. Perform a wheel alignment and road test the vehicle.
- Remove the four tires from the vehicle, and clean the wheel studs, hub flanges, and the rims centric. Check the vehicles braking system components for wear, remaining brake material, and signs of pending issues. Reinstall the tires onto the vehicle in their best suited locations based on overall wear, torquing all lugs to factory specification. Inflate all tires to the manufacturers suggested pressure, and visually assess the tread for abnormal wear which may indicate a need for a wheel alignment. Reset the vehicles tire pressure monitor sensor locations where required, using the factory approved TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring) system, scan tool. Road test the vehicle and confirm there is no abnormal handling characteristics following the rotation. Note: Some vehicles may have a slight drift following a tire rotation. This is due to a pattern tha
Mark E. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/31/2020