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Integrity Automotive’s certified mechanics wanted to highlight this common issue they have been seeing lately. We have found this same issue in both Dodge Ram and Ford trucks. The customer usually calls Integrity Automotive’s car specialists after they notice a misfire or after they have repaired multiple issues from codes the check engine light sends. Yet that evil light keeps coming back!

So, what is the culprit?

The camshaft! The camshaft controls the inlet and exhaust of the air fuel mixture in the combustion chamber. As Integrity Automotive’s certified car care specialist explains in this video there are some small components that work along with the camshaft such as the lifters or rocker arms that have needle bearings in them that are failing and breaking. When these little things fail, they cause major damages.

If you have noticed your truck just not running as well as it used too, or you have that pesky check engine light that keeps turning on, no matter how many parts you have replaced, give Integrity Automotive a call and have one of our certified mechanics take a look and see if this is the issue you are having.

This Ford Flex was brought to us by local company Nevada Quilt Stuff, it was parked for a while because of COVID and was invaded by mice. The owner noticed some “gifts” in their car and brought their vehicle to us from inspection.

Integrity Automotive’s mechanics initially went through and removed any bedding and other traces of mice. Once the engine and other infested areas are cleaned Integrity Automotive’s certified car repair specialist did a full inspection of the vehicle to ensure the critters did not do any damage to the vehicle.

Typical issues our mechanics find is wires that have been chewed or almost chewed through. This can cause all kinds of havoc on your cars electrical system and could be potentially dangerous if the weak wire breaks while driving. 

If you notice any signs of life in your vehicle, schedule an appointment with Integrity Automotive’s certified mechanics so we can clean everything out properly and thoroughly inspect your vehicle so you can be safe back out on the road.

Integrity Automotive is Essential and Open to Help You with all Your Automotive Needs

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Integrity Automotive is open and ready to help you out! Was your car sitting too long and just does not want to start? Or are you a little behind on scheduled maintenance?

Give Integrity Automotive a call today to schedule an appointment.

At Integrity Automotive our goal is to honestly inform our customers of their options and let them choose what is best for their car/truck and their pocketbook. Integrity Automotive prides itself on its upfront pricing with no hidden costs and whenever possible gives the customer multiple options to fit their needs and price range. Integrity Automotive’s goal has always been to help people make their car or truck better and more reliable.

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Integrity Automotive’s certified mechanics get multiple phone calls a day from customers concerned because the check engine light has turned on. Our car repair experts always go on a case by case basis, but in general the answer is, bring it over when you have a chance and our car experts will take a look.

BUT if your check engine light is blinking. STOP! Do not pass Go. Do not collect your $200. The blinking check engine light is your cars way of screaming merci, no more, help. As soon as you can safely pull over do so and call a tow truck. Tell the tow truck driver to tow your vehicle to Integrity Automotive. A phone call (775 351-2500) to Integrity Automotive at this point is greatly appreciated.

This 2011 Ford Taurus SHO is a perfect example of what to do. They listened to their Taurus and had it towed to Integrity Automotive.

After closer inspection by Integrity Automotive’s certified car care specialist they discovered this Ford Taurus was dumping raw fuel out of the exhaust. Potential side effects of this issue could include:

  • Trapping fuel on top of a piston
  • Hydro-locking a cylinder
  • Dilution of the oil which could cause wear inside the engine

and of course, the scariest of all there is the risk of managing to ignite the fuel at the exhaust opening!

Integrity Automotive’s certified car care specialists were able to find the bad pressure regulator and the jammed fuel injector. With Integrity’s car care specialists this Ford was able to get back on the road quickly.

If your car has a check engine light blinking (or any light is blinking or in newer cars an exclamation mark) PLEASE for the safety of you and your family, pull over and call for a tow. Besides the fact by continuing to drive you could further damage your vehicle, there is a safety issue at stack at this point. Remember to always drive safe!

This is the cylinder head of a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi. As you can see in the video the valve seats inside the cylinder heads like to break loose. This is bad! They can bounce around causing additional damage.

Integrity Automotive’s certified mechanics will be replacing the original Dodge cylinder head with this new updated model that has a tighter fit to hopefully eliminate this problem in the future.

If you have a Dodge or Chrysler Hemi that is making some strange sounds or is misfiring this could be the issue. Ignoring it will NOT make it go away! Call Integrity Automotive for an inspection today!

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