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Heavy Duty Services: Engine Overhaul & Replacement

For the big jobs, take your vehicle to Elmer Sweetwood & Sons! Our expert services are ideal whether you have a late model import or newer domestic vehicle. And because we guarantee the work we perform, you can rest assured you are receiving the highest quality engine overhaul and replacement services in the El Cajon, CA 92020 area.

Our heavy duty services include:

Diesel
Although diesel engines don't require tune-ups and tend to last longer than gasoline engines, they do require regular maintenance. Typical maintenance tasks include:

  • Changing the oil & filter
  • Changing the air filter
  • Changing the fuel filter
  • Bleeding the fuel system
  • Draining the water separators
  • Refilling the urea injection system

You can count on the experts at Elmer Sweetwood & Sons to help your diesel engine last a long time.

Engine Maintenance
Any car part manufacturer will tell you that preventive maintenance is critical to the part's lifespan. Like other auto parts, car engines aren't built to last forever. However, you can increase the engine's lifespan by performing regular preventive maintenance. The easiest way to maintain peak performance and fuel economy is to provide regular engine maintenance for your vehicle. To have your engine maintained by experts, visit Elmer Sweetwood & Sons.

Engine Replacement
The engine converts energy into useful mechanical motion. This amazing machine is what keeps your vehicle moving. Although generally reliable, a car engine is susceptible to damage and breakdown. When this happens, do not sit and stress over it. Take action. Take the vehicle to a mechanic for an engine replacement. Bring it to Elmer Sweetwood & Sons. Visit us at 151 S Sunshine Ave for quality engine replacement services.

Engine Repair
When your vehicle shows any sign of trouble, bring it to Elmer Sweetwood & Sons for full-service engine repair in El Cajon, CA. From diagnostic check engine light repair to precision engine part repair, our expert auto mechanics are ready to help you.

Engine Repair and Rebuild
After years of use, your car's engine inevitably deteriorates. If you car needs a new engine and you are not ready to invest in a new car, consider having the engine rebuilt. This involves replacing or resurfacing all the rundown parts in an engine. Regardless of your engine replacement needs, Elmer Sweetwood & Sons has experienced engine rebuilders ready to assist you.

Transmission Maintenance
Any car part manufacturer will tell you that preventive maintenance is critical to the part's lifespan. Like other auto parts, car transmissions aren't built to last forever. However, you can increase the transmission's lifespan by performing regular preventive maintenance. The easiest way to maintain peak performance and fuel economy is to provide regular transmission maintenance for your vehicle. To have your transmission maintained by experts, visit Elmer Sweetwood & Sons.

Transmission Replacement
In motor vehicles, the transmission usually refers to the gear box, which uses gears and gear trains to transmit speed and torque from a rotating power source to another device. You can have your car's transmission replaced with a new, rebuilt, remanufactured, repaired or used transmission. For more information contact Elmer Sweetwood & Sons in El Cajon, CA. Our experienced service technicians can help you make the best decision for your vehicle and your wallet.

Transmission Repair
Our services include transmission repair on both manual and automatic transmissions. The first step in getting you back on the road is assessing your transmission to accurately determine the source of the problem. In some cases, we are able to repair your transmission simply with adjustments, replacing external seals, or replacing accessible parts. To have this done by specialists, call 619-444-1696 to talk to the mechanics of Elmer Sweetwood & Sons today.

Transmission Flush
Although most manufacturers recommend a transmission flush every 30,000 miles or every two years, some symptoms may indicate that you need a transmission flush sooner. Some of the symptoms that indicate that your car needs a transmission flush sooner are: transmission grinding or strange noises, problems shifting gears, slipping gears, surging of the car, and delay in vehicle movement. Flushing the used fluid from the transmission washes away tiny particles of dirt, clutch material, and metal shavings. For all your transmission flush needs, call 619-444-1696 or visit Elmer Sweetwood & Sons today - we are transmission experts.

Cylinder Head
A cylinder head is the closed end of a cylinder (located in a car's engine block). It sits above the cylinder block, closing the top of the cylinder and forming the combustion chamber. The cylinder head coordinates airflow in and out of the engine. Since the cylinder head's chief function is to seal the cylinders properly, insufficient compression results in the car being difficult to drive. To have your cylinder head checked and repaired, talk to Elmer Sweetwood & Sons's cylinder head repair and reconditioning specialists today.

Timing Belt
A timing belt is a part of your car's internal combustion engine. The belt synchronizes the camshaft and the crankshaft rotation so that the engine valves open and close at the correct timings. Also, the belt prevents the piston from striking the valves in an interference engine. A timing Belt is a rubber belt that usually features teeth on the inside surface, while a timing chain is a metal roller chain. Most cars we drive now have timing belts instead of timing chains and gears. Although different manufacturers have their recommended mileage, you need to have your car's timing belt checked regularly. To have it checked by experts, contact Elmer Sweetwood & Sons today.

Cylinder Block
A cylinder block is the powerhouse for the motor vehicle. The solid cast car part houses the cylinders and their components (gaskets, valves, and seals) inside a lubricated and cooled crankcase. Since it is one of the most important parts of your car, the block is designed to be extremely strong and sturdy. Although strong and sturdy, the block is susceptible to failure resulting in a vehicle that won't start. Cracked blocks, porous blocks, core plug, or freeze plug failure are some of the problems facing cylinder blocks. Call 619-444-1696 to talk to the mechanics of Elmer Sweetwood & Sons about your cylinder block problems.

ASSOCIATIONS

  • State of California Licensed Smog Check Test & Repair
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • IATN (International Automotive Technicians' Network)
  • ALL-DATA
  • IDENTIFIX
  • MITCHELL 1
  • World Pac
  • NAPA
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • Elmer Sweetwood and Sons took really good care of me and my 1996 Ford Bronco. Sam along with the other knowledgeable and experienced mechanics worked diligently on my car to get it running well again. Thanks to these guys my Bronco runs like a champ even better than before. I highly recommend this auto repair shop for anyone who wants to repair there car in a timely fashion and great price. Thanks again Sweetwood!
    -Oscar Vargas

  • How can you go wrong with a business named Elmer Sweetwood and Sons. Old School. Honesty and integrity. Been taking my Ford Ranger there for service for a few years. I have been very satisfied with the customer service and the quality of work. Highly recommend Elmer Sweetwood for your automotive and truck needs.
    -William Denhart

  • My experience was as always.....prompt, courteous and reasonable. Keep up the good work. Merry Christmas to all the hard workers at Sweetwood.
    -Bobette Drimmel