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How to Diagnose Rear Differential Noise

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The rear differential is extremely important when it comes to the proper overall functionality of your vehicle. This component allows torque to be generated through the car’s crankshaft out to the wheels. Issues with the rear differential is quite rare, …

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How to Prevent Diesel Fuel Gelling

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There are numerous problems that can arise for vehicles during the winter months, especially ones that use a diesel engine. Diesel fuel gelling occurs as a result of the paraffin solidifying due to extremely low temperatures. When the temperature hits …

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AGM vs. GEL Batteries -Differences

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When you are trying to decide on the right battery, it is important to look at AGM batteries vs GEL batteries. Both of these batteries have something to offer, but there are also major differences. The more you learn about …

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How to fix a Coolant Leak

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A coolant leak can be really hard to find. In many cases, the coolant can drip down on a hot part of the engine and evaporate before you can see it. I get a lot of questions about people that …

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Rod knock – Causes, Information, and Fixes

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It is vital that you listen to your engine noise occasionally. The internal combustion engine is a complex mechanism where an air/fuel mixture is ignited hence moving the pistons. The pistons are connected to the crankshaft, which in turn turns …

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The Most Common Timing Belt Questions

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We are getting a lot of questions about the timing belt. That’s why I decided to write this article to answer all your questions about a timing belt. My name is Magnus and I’ve been working as a car technician …

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Symptoms of Low Fuel Pressure & The Causes

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A vehicle requires proper fuel delivery to its engine to function properly. There are at least 4 components that make up a vehicle’s fuel system which includes the fuel pump, fuel pressure sensor, the fuel rail and the ECU which …

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Transmission Rebuild or Replace?

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Once you notice problems with your car the most common question asked is whether to repair worn out parts or replace. Both options are often quite expensive. Rebuilding the transmission will require you to replace the clutch, seals, gaskets, and …

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How to Reset TPMS Warning light at home

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TPMS stands for “Tire Pressure Monitoring System” and it turns on whenever your car tires are irregularly inflated. However, a lot of drivers complain that TPMS warning light keeps blinking even after they have filled your tires to the proper …

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Symptoms of a Bad Intake Air Temperature Sensor (IAT) – Replacement Cost

In Engine by Magnus Sellén13 Comments

Did you notice your car’s engine making a knocking sound? Or noticed a drop in acceleration? Chances are that your car’s Intake Air Temperature Sensor (IAT) is damaged and that should be fixed immediately to avoid any serious damages to …

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How to Start a Car With a Dead Key Fob

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The automobile industry is getting its fair share of modernization. We have technology like parking sensors, keyless entry, automatic windshield wipers and what not! This is truly the age of technology. But no matter how advanced the technology, there are …

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White Smoke from Exhaust – Main Causes & Fixes

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Smoke from car exhaust can be of various types and can be because of a variety of reasons and situations. Ranging from blue, grey, white and blue, every type directly or indirectly is because of a distinct phenomenon. Generally, it …

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Manual vs. Automatic transmission – Pros, Cons & Information

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Manual transmission cars have been in existence since the mass manufacturer of cars. Today, most cars have automatic transmission. The lack of the clutch makes it easier to drive. In automatic transmission cars, the gear change is done automatically as …

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How much does a Car Paint Job cost?

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A paint job is a necessity when your car starts aging and showing signs of wear. The reasons for getting a paint job to vary but the leading cause is fading. As you use your car, harsh climatic conditions cause …

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Fuel Injector Symptoms, Function & Causes

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A fuel Injector is a vital component of the fuel-injection system found in almost all modern gasoline powered cars. A fuel injector plays the role of delivering fuel to the car’s engine and most of the time when the car …

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Types of Replacement Engines Described (Remanufactured, Used, Rebuilt, Crate )

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There was a time when the use of the vehicles was limited to transportation purposes only. With the dawn of the 21st century, the significance of the cars has totally changed as cars are not only a means of transportation …

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How to Reprogram Key Fobs Yourself at Home

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Electronic car keys also called key fobs are extremely useful in controlling your car’s doors, trunk, alarm and can even remote start your car from a distance. Like any other electronic device, these key fobs can malfunction after some time …

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How to Enter Honda Security Radio Code

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When you replace your car battery, you may need to enter your Honda radio codes to activate your radio. This might even be required for a simple disconnection or complete draining of your battery. Usually, you can activate your radio …

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How to Fix A Broken Seat Belt Buckle?

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The safety rating of a vehicle is not always the first thing you look at when you go out to buy one. In a perfect world checking the safety rating of a vehicle would be your first consideration but we …

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How to Choose the Right Axle Ratio for your Truck/Pickup

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The differentials and axles are essential components in transferring power from your engine to the rear or front wheels. Internal combustion engines operate through the combustion of air/fuel mixture. When the pistons move they in turn power the driveshaft. How …

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Engine Running Rich – Symptoms, Causes & fixes

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Internal combustion engine run through the combustion of air/fuel mixture. Spark plugs are used to provide the necessary spark for ignition. This will then move the pistons and crankshaft. Typical gasoline engines use air to fuel ratio of 14.7:1. However, …

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How to get Rid of/Dispose Old Gasoline in a Safe way

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Gasoline is highly inflammable, and this necessitates environmentally safe disposal mechanisms. Our world often revolves around gasoline. It is required to power up generators, automobiles and various farm machinery like tractors. There are legal frameworks that have been created for …