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Saul's Automotive, Denver Colorado
The Best Auto And Truck Repair in the Mile High City

Good morning. This is Saul Reisman here at Saul's Automotive. Today we're out here in the parking lot with this 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The reason that we're here talking with this vehicle today is this guy's 15 years old, has 140,000 miles, and needs a head gasket repair, which is a major, major labor endeavor.

We have to remove the intake manifold, remove the valve covers, disassemble the heads themselves, remove them from the vehicle, pull the timing setup off of it, and then physically machine those heads, put new gaskets in, reassemble. This is a very time-intensive job, and in most 15-year-old vehicles would be the time that your mechanic might call you and say, "You know, this is borderline. This is decision-making time of whether or not we're repairing this car or whether or not we're taking the money that would be repairing this car and putting it in something else as a down payment or a purchase of something otherwise.

Our job here as your mechanic is to make sure that we give you the best advice possible so that you can make the most informed decision, even if that means steering you out of a repair that could potentially make the shop a profitable job. Our goal is always to keep you reliable and save.

The reason that we're talking about this particular vehicle is because in any other situation, with a 15-year-old vehicle needing a repair that costs a couple of thousand dollars, we probably would not be recommending a repair. The only reason we're recommending a repair on this vehicle is the engine that's in it was specifically designed by Mitsubishi to make a pretty substantial amount of horsepower, they're famous for their longevity, hitting 250 or even 300 thousand miles, and we typically see them come in built-in performance variance making double or triple the horsepower of the factory stock form. So we can rest assured that we know this engine is going to continue on with a happy and healthy life for years to come.

If you've got a vehicle that you're concerned about whether or not it's worth the repair, whether or not it justifies or it might be time to cut it loose, please give us a call. We don't charge any inspection fee because you and I both need to be on the same page and know what we're up against, how to best approach and what that game plan is, even if that means it might be another vehicle.

Give us a shout here at Saul's Automotive at 303-919-7769. We'd be happy to help any way we can.

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The Best Auto And Truck Repair in the Mile High City
Good morning. This is Saul here at Saul's Automotive and we're going to do a quick follow-up about these Jeeps and this death wobble problem that we've been facing.
Now a lot of you've been watching our videos and trying to learn as much as you can about the issue here and we're trying to be able to provide the best information, the most up-to-date, front-of-the-edge so that you can be as prepared as possible.

We're still seeing vehicles as early as 2017s coming in with death wobble issues. We've learned a few additional components that we're seeing caused the failure early to help prevent from you seeing major, major failures once the wobble occurs.

The steering gearbox on these vehicles has a very poor design. The metallurgy in it uses a Chinese-made metal that eventually deteriorates and instead of the actual teeth meshing tightly, the teeth harden, become thinner and therefore spaced apart. And instead of meshing nice and smooth, physically have to travel a greater distance.

When this happens, you can hold that steering wheel tight as all get out, but the steering can still fight you and bounce against you as those teeth mesh are fighting. When this happens is what starts to allow the deterioration of ball joints, rod ends, control arm bushings, track bars, steering stabilizers and all kinds of joints in the front end.

We have found this to be the most common culprit to such an extent that FCA, who produces Jeep, has now increased the core charge on these steering gears by $300. What used to be buying a brand new gearbox from the dealer for anywhere from $400-$700, they've now added a $280 core charge on because they know how fast and how common these steering gears are failing.

The steering gear failure on them is so pronounced, in fact, that they don't have any in stock. When we called today and said we needed one they said,

"That's on national back order. No one in the country has it and we don't have an ETA."
Well, that's not acceptable. You need to drive your car. We need to get you on the road.

So we partnered with an independent power steering specialist here in Denver that rebuilds our gears in-house for us, so that we can get you back on the road immediately. We use a 4340 Chrome-Moly gear set so that it will not fail the same way ever again and we guarantee the product for life.

So if you're having a problem getting your gearbox out from the dealership or trying to do the service yourself, give us a shout. We can definitely help and help prevent the further and more expensive failures that these see.

At the same time, we're going to be talking here shortly because we recently found out that 2012 to 2016 Grand Cherokees with independent front suspension are starting to exhibit the same conditions. These vehicles are now getting old enough, the suspensioners are wearing enough, that we're seeing death wobbles come in from solid beam axles and independent front axles.

Give us a shout here at Saul's Automotive at (303) 919-7769 for the best fix for your Jeep Death Wobble in Denver, Colorado.
If you've got a Wrangler that you think might be getting loose, getting wiggle, or getting wobble or if you've got a newer Grand Cherokee and you think something's out of the ordinary, we need to look at it soon. The repairs on those can be very, very costly and we definitely want to make sure we nip it in the bud.

Give us a call here at Saul's at (303) 919-7769. Stay smooth.

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Saul's Automotive, Denver Colorado
The Best Auto And Truck Repair in the Mile High City
Normally, you see me inside the shop, underneath a car or up on the lift with some fancy piece of equipment. Today, we're in the parking lot, because neither of these Nissan cars can move under their own power, so no better way to show you of a better example, of how to prevent a good commonality failure.
Both the vehicles that I've got my hands on are Nissan products that use a CVT or constantly variable transmission. We've got an Ultima and a Murano here. They also use this in the Rogue and several others, like the Maxima and then some. The problem with the CVT or constantly variable transmission is that there's no actual gears. You're used to a manual transmission that they call an automatic, where you feel ... boom ... boom, each gear shifting. Those days are gone in terms of Nissan's perspective.

Now, we here at Saul's Automotive had never replaced a Nissan transmission. One more time, we had never replaced a Nissan transmission until 2007. Then Nissan started doing research into their profitability versus reliability and started issuing constantly variable transmissions, knowing that they're filled with rubber bands that are disposable.

If you've ever been to a fair or out to a country show or even a Renaissance festival, you might see a character standing around with a stick in one hand, a string between them, rolling a figure eight shaped object back and forth, like an hourglass, back and forth. Think of that design, and that's what's going on inside your transmission. We have a figure eight on either side, as a variator, and the belt between them, so that as there variators move to and from, the belt going across them effectively has a smaller or larger diameter to change the gear ratio.

Now, what this means for you is, you hop on the freeway, you put your foot to the floor and that engine going to redline and holds it there until you're on the freeway. Now, this does get the most power to the ground in the most efficient way. It also puts serious wear on the engine, by keeping it at higher RPM than normal and stretches the bands inside that transmission. Nissan was really going for profitability. They made sure those transmissions are non-rebuildable.

Long gone are the days of taking your Chevy, Ford or Dodge transmission apart, putting all new parts in it, rebuilding it and sending it back to the road, with an American made stamp behind it. If the CVT in your Nissan fails, you write a check to Nissan. Depending on which CVT it is, it'll cost anywhere from $1,800 to $3,800 for just the part, not the labor to take apart the car and put it in.

The way these vehicles are designed, you must drop the motor transmission and front subframe, as an assembly, in order to remove and access that transmission. The best way to prevent these failures and keep these vehicles in top shape is to get that CVT fluid changed every 40,000 to 60,000 miles.

We here at Saul's Automotive offer a factory fluid flush for $249, which is exactly the cost of materials to do it because it takes only a few minutes to do, and we want to save your transmission. We have to tell people that these failed every day. We see them as soon as 25,000 miles.
We don't encourage owners to purchase these vehicles as a result. However, if this is what you're driving and we need to keep you on the road, our job's to keep you reliable, cost-effective and safe. Safety being that first priority means, we're going to replace it and guarantee it works right. Reliability meaning, we're going to do everything we can to make sure the best product goes in it. The replacement units we go through, we source directly from Nissan. We replace coolers and lines with them, to guarantee perfect new performance. Last but not least, to keep it on the road as long as possible.

See us regularly for those fluid services, and you won't be in this parking lot getting these phone calls, telling us you need a transmission.

Keep it on the road. We'll talk to you soon. Call us at 300-919-7769.


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