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What is an ECM?

What is an ECM? Your ECM is your engine control module. To put it simply your ECM is the brain of your vehicle. Your ECM is made up of hundreds of smaller modules. All the modules in your vehicle are connected and work together. When one is not functioning properly it can cause other modules to not function correctly when they are not receiving the correct information. This can cause a run-ability issue. When your check engine light comes it indicates that one of those modules is not functioning properly. To know which module needs to be tested we need to perform an engine diagnostic. After an engine diagnostic is performed, we will know why your light is on and how we need to proceed. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather   Our specials can be found here - Specials - J & H Automotive, Inc Ready to make an appointment … ... read more

Why is my car running lean?

Why is my car running lean?

If your car is running lean it might be due to one of your emissions components. If one of these components is not working as it should then it can cause your check engine light to come on. To know which component is causing the error we would need to run an engine diagnostic test. An engine diagnostic test will test the different modules in your ECM for proper specifications and determine if they are working within the proper specification. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather   Our specials can be found here - Specials - J & H Automotive, Inc Ready to make an appointment … Appointments - J & H Automotive, Inc Want to know more … About Us - J & H Automotive, Inc ... read more

My check engine light came on now what?

My check engine light came on now what?

My check engine light came on now what? Your check engine light came on due to a fault in one of your operating systems. Your check engine light monitors the modules and systems that keep your car running properly. If one of those systems or modules is not working properly then it will cause your check engine light to come on. A quick scan will tell you the error code, but it will not tell you why the error code happened. To know why it came on you will need to have an engine diagnostic test run. This will determine the next action that needs to be taken. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather   Our specials can be found here - Specials - J & H Automotive, Inc Ready to make an appointment … Appointments - J & H Automotive, Inc Want to know m ... read more

Why does my car smell like eggs?

Why does my car smell like eggs?

Why does my car smell like eggs? Your car could smell like sulfur which is the smell that spoiled eggs produce. It may be due to an issue within your emissions system. To know why we would need to perform an engine diagnostic test on your vehicle. This will determine which of the components of your emissions system has started to fail to cause your smell. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather   Our specials can be found here - Specials - J & H Automotive, Inc Ready to make an appointment … Appointments - J & H Automotive, Inc Want to know more … About Us - J & H Automotive, Inc Would you like to join our merry band of misfits? ... read more

Why is it hard to fill my gas tank?

It could be hard to fill your gas tank due to the modern design of the cap-less gas tank fill port. This could be due to dirt and debris can get into your fuel filler neck assembly. This is supposed to seal your fuel tank when you remove the gas filler nozzle. If it does not seal when it closes it can cause a check engine light and possibly fuel contamination. If you are having issues give us a call and let us take care of you.   Happy Adventures, Heather   Our specials can be found here - Specials - J & H Automotive, Inc Ready to make an appointment … Appointments - J & H Automotive, Inc Want to know more … About Us - J & H Automotive, Inc Would you like to join our ... read more

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Fuel

Why did my car just shut off?

Why did my car just shut off? Your engine could have shut off while driving due to your timing belt breaking. Depending on the manufacturer and your engine your timing belt could be due at 60,000 miles to 90,000 miles. When your timing belt breaks your engine will die. This can also cause damage to the valves which are inside your cylinder heads. The only way to know if it has damaged your engine is to take components off the front of your engine and just replace the timing belt. We then attempt to start your engine. If it starts, then we complete the timing belt repair. If it does not then we will need to rebuild the cylinder heads.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.   Happy Adventures, Heather Our specials can be found here - Specials - J & H Automotive, Inc Ready to make an appointment … ... read more

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Timing Belt

Happy Mother’s Day 2022

Happy Mother’s Day! We wanted to say a very special Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. We hope you know how special you are and that you know how much you are appreciated. To our moms, we want to say thank you for loving us. We love you and we are so thankful that we get to call you Mom. We hope your day is wonderful and you get spoiled. Enjoy your day! Happy Adventures, Heather         Our specials can be found here - Specials - J & H Automotive, Inc Ready to make an appointment … Appointments - J & H Automotive, Inc Want to know more … About Us - J & H Automotive, Inc Would you like to join our merry band of misfits? ... read more

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Mother's Day

Why are my brakes locking up?

Why are my brakes locking up? Your brakes could be locking up due to misadjusted brake system components. If this is the case then your brakes need to be adjusted properly to prevent them from locking up. Another common failure is a sensor that controls your traction control. If this sensor is starting to fail then it will tell your brakes to be applied too quickly and this could cause them to lock up. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather Our specials can be found here - Specials - J & H Automotive, Inc Ready to make an appointment … Appointments - J & H Automotive, Inc Want to know more … About Us - J & H Automotive, Inc Would you like to join o ... read more

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Brakes

Why does my engine have low oil pressure?

Why does my engine have low oil pressure? Your gauges could be showing that you have low oil pressure due to a faulty oil pressure sending unit. If your oil pressure sending unit has failed, then it will not read that amount of oil pressure in your engine correctly. There are other components that can fail this will also cause low oil pressure. If you think you are having an issue with your engine oil pressure, then it needs to be checked right away. Your engine oil pressure is a vital component to keeping your engine running smoothly. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather Our specials can be found here - Specials - J & H Automotive, Inc Ready to make an appointment … Appointments - J & H Automotive, Inc Want to know more … ... read more

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Oil pressure

Why did my car stop accelerating?

Why did my car stop accelerating?

Why did my car stop accelerating? Your vehicle may have stopped accelerating due to a faulty fuel pump. If your fuel pump stops working, then fuel cannot get to your engine and your engine will stop accelerating and then die. Your fuel pump can stop working due to a plugged fuel filter or contamination in your fuel tank. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather Our specials can be found here - Specials - J & H Automotive, Inc Ready to make an appointment … Appointments - J & H Automotive, Inc Want to know more … About Us - J & H Automotive, Inc Would you like to join our merry band of misfits? ... read more

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