Hungry Mouse

13. 10. 21
Last Updated: 21 October 2013

Ever wonder why things stop working on vehicles.   One reason why is a disconnect or open wire in a circuit. It will cut off the voltage or ground.   Either way no power and the device will not operate. The mouse in this situation made a nest behind the battery and was using the wire harness for a food supply.   The complaint was the check engine light is on, the transmission doesn't shift property, and some on the instruments on the dash quit working.   Everything was taking care of by relocating the mouse and its home and repairing the chewed wires. 

2008 PORSCHE CAYMAN S

13. 10. 21
Last Updated: 21 October 2013

Thickness New:  10.5 mm

Wear Limit:  2mm

Current thickness at top of outboard pad 5mm

Parking brake failure

13. 10. 21
Last Updated: 21 October 2013

The parking braking on this vehicle is part of a rear disc brake system. The parking brake shoes are located in the hat of the rotor disc. As you can see the system failed and caused the wheel to lock up. It damaged the wheel seal, backing plate, and all the components of the parking brake system. This vehicle has less than 50 thousand miles on it. At the same time it is 11 years old.

Rusty Fuel Lines

13. 10. 21
Last Updated: 21 October 2013

Rust has taken its toll on these fuel lines. In areas where chemicals are used to control snow and ice it's not uncommon to see fuel and brake lines rusted like you see here. Especially on trucks that plow the snow and spread salt. In most cases all the lines are replaced with new coated lines to help slow down the corrosion process. A key to prevent this from happening or at least slow it down, is to wash the under carriage through out the snow season. If the vehicle is purchased new have it undercoated. 

2010 DODGE RAM 2W/D 5.7L

13. 10. 21
Last Updated: 21 October 2013

Air Induction System: Improve performance and fuel mileage.