EPC Light on Audi & Volkswagen – Meaning, Causes & Fixes

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You are driving your car, and suddenly the EPC light displays (often together with the engine light) on your dashboard. Will it damage my engine? Is it dangerous to drive with? How much will it cost to repair my car? …

5 Symptoms of a Bad Fuel Pump Relay, Location & Replacement Cost

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The fuel pump relay is an important component of the fuel system of your vehicle. The fuel pump relay gives the fuel pump power when it is time to build up fuel pressure in the rail. Whenever you turn on …

Throttle Control Warning Light (ETC) – Symptoms & Info

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Almost all cars after 1990 were equipped with some kind of electronic computer that was supposed to control the functions of the car. This computer is called an ECU or PCM and is included with every car you buy. In …

How to Clean a Throttle Body

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The throttle body is an essential part of the car, which plays a key role in your car’s performance. It controls the amount of air that is admitted to the ignition chamber. The air path is blocked by a valve …

How to Clean a Catalytic Converter without Removing it

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Are you struggling with the P0420 code and want to clean your catalytic converter, but realize that it’s a lot of work to remove the catalytic converter, and you want to do it without removing it? Then this article is …

Subaru Head Gasket Problems & Symptoms

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Have you ever heard of the problems with the Subaru head gaskets? If so, you may suspect that the gasket on your Subaru has gone bad. However, this is a significant problem in many Subaru vehicles and should be removed …

Fuel Gauge Sensor Symptoms & Replacement Cost

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The fuel gauge sensor is a sensor that is not seen very often. This is mainly due to the fact that it is not located near the engine under the hood, which is the area you inspect most often. This …

Crankshaft Harmonic Balancer Symptoms & Replacement Cost

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The crankshaft harmonic balancer is linked to the engine’s crankshaft. The crankshaft shakes violently when it receives energy from the bulging pistons. The harmonic balancer acts as a mediator between the pistons and the crankshaft by making sure the transfer …

Idler Pulley Noise – Common Reasons & Information

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When you open your hood, you may find that you have belts attached to the alternator, water pump, AC compressor, and power steering. One or more pulleys are fitted to hold these belts in position. The pulley guides these belts …

8 Symptoms of a Bad Fuel Pump, Location & Replacement Cost

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The fuel pump is an important component of your vehicle. Without it, your car would die imminently In all modern gas and diesel vehicles, a fuel pump is necessary, whereas, in older vehicles, the function depends solely on gravity to …

Short Block Vs Long Block Car Engine – Differences

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The engine is the heart of the car. It consists of various components, each of which contributes to improving the performance of the car. The engine block contains the pistons, crankshaft, and oil pan, while the cylinder head contains the …

5 Symptoms of a Bad Starter Motor, Location & Replacement Cost

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Having a functional starter motor in great shape is really important, because what could be more irritating than a car that fails to start in the early morning when you are in a hurry to an important meeting? Unfortunately, the …

Car Sensors used in a Car Engine

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Almost all modern car engines use a variety of different vehicle sensors to collect the right information and calculate a perfect air-fuel mixture for the best fuel consumption in all situations. The disadvantage of using many different vehicle sensors is …

6 Causes of an Alternator Not Charging & Diagnostics

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Many people assume that the car’s battery is the only thing that powers all electrical components in the car. But this is not true. The alternator plays a vital role in supplying power to the car’s AC, recharging the battery …

8 Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter, Location & Replacement Cost

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Do you have problems with your car and suspect that the catalytic converter is defective? Catalytic converters are known to fail and they are often very expensive, especially if you are looking for a brand new one. The diagnosis of …

How much does a Car Engine Weigh & How to reduce it?

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The engine consists of different components, and the weight of the engine depends largely on the type of car. For a small car, you would expect an engine weight of 150kg/330 pounds, while a large V8 diesel can weigh over …

Bad Valve Cover Symptoms & Replacement Cost

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An engine must be tightly sealed so that it can work efficiently. When it comes to sealing parts of an engine, there is nothing that seals better than a gasket. The gasket takes the most damage and abuse every time …

Will the Check Engine Light Reset Itself?

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Your car’s dashboard has many warning lights that inform you when there is a problem with your car. You will have indicators, headlights, a fuel gauge, an engine light, and more. There are those scary moments when the engine light …