Fill out an Automotive Repair Request Form or
email automotivedept@byui.edu or call 496-7660 to be added to our project list.

Current Project Needs:

Winter Semester:

Electrical

Problems with batteries, Starting (no or slow crank), Charging (alternators), and Issues with basic electrical accessories: lights, horns, wipers, windows, door locks, air bags, cruise control, etc. (1990 or Newer)

Engine Performance

Hard starts or won't stay running, Check engine light, Hesitates during acceleration, Backfires, Idle speed fluctuates, Coolant leak, Overheats or stalls when coming to a stop. (1996 or Newer)

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Brakes, Wheel Bearings, Tires, Shocks & struts, Ball joints, Loose steering, and Wheel alignment. (1990 or Newer)

Engine Overhaul

Cars needing the engine completely rebuilt or with serious engine problems, Engine noises, Smoke, etc. ($1000 deposit) (1990 or Newer)

Automatic Transmissions

Shifting issues, Transmission fluid flushes, Transmission and transaxle rebuilds ($500 deposit) (2000 or Newer)

Spring/Fall Semester

Electrical

Problems with batteries, Starting (slow or no crank), Charging (alternators), and Issues with basic electrical accessories: Lights, Horns, Wipers, Windows, Door locks, Air bags Cruise control, etc. (1990 or Newer)

Engine Performance

Hard starts or won't stay running, Check engine light, Hesitates during acceleration, Backfires, Idle speed fluctuates, Coolant leak, Overheats or stalls when coming to a stop, Tune-ups/Poor engine performance, Water pumps, Fuel system, Ignition systems, Crank (NO START), Timing belts, Turbos, and Some head gaskets can be diagnosed. (1996 or Newer)

Steering, Suspention and Brakes

Brakes, Wheel bearings, Tires, Shocks and struts, Ball joints, Loose steering, and Wheel alignment. (1990 or Newer)

Manual Transmissions and Drivetrains

Manual transmission, Clutches, 4-wheel drive, CV axles and boots, Differentials, Grinding noise when shifting, Clicking noises from wheels on corners, and Vibrarion under acceleration. (1995 or Newer)

Heating and AC

Inadequate passenger cooling, Blower motors not working, Evacuation and recharge (1993 or Newer)

Alternate Fuels

Hybrid Fuels and Diesels (1996 or Newer)

Disclaimer: Repairs made will be done as an instructional project by BYU Idaho automotive students. The university and its employees and agents will not be liable for loss or damage to the vehicle. You agree that the vehicle will not be released until fees are paid. A mechanics lien may be assigned to the vehicle to recover those fees. Students may operate the vehicle for purposes of testing and diagnosis at your risk. Automotive students repair vehicles for students, faculty, and community members.

Automotive Engineering Technology students repair vehicles for students, faculty, and community members. The criteria for repairs at our facility are:

  • The projects are selected on a first come, first serve basis. The technicians will contact you when they are ready to work on your vehicle.
  • We need projects that related to our classwork. We cannot accept all types of repairs.
  • We need your vehicle for several days, possibly weeks. Once we start work on your car, you cannot take your car until the project is completed.
  • An authorization of at least $100 for cost of repairs is required for all repair requests.
  • After the vehicle is completed the vehicle must be picked up within 24 hours.
  • A depisit of $500 is required for transmission rebuilds and $1000 is required for engine rebuilds.