Archive for the ‘Fuel System’ Category
How to diagnose and replace a faulty O2 sensor using a Fluke 233/a multimeter
With gas mileage a major concern of many people today it is smart to know when you should replace your O2 sensor.
An O2 sensor or oxygen sensor sends a signal to the PCM or Powertrain Control Module in your vehicle and lets it know how much oxygen is in your exhaust. The O2 sensor is the main source of input on the PCM control of fuel. The O2 sensor can be misleading to the PCM however. If the O2 sensor is not functioning properly your vehicle can be running extremely rich, causing your vehicle to lack power and have a decrease in fuel mileage. The O2 sensor can also cause your vehicle to be running lean and can cause a dangerous situation for your vehicle engine.
Cleaning your throttle body.
A dirty throttle body can cause many different vehicle related concerns. It can cause a lack in power, hard starting, poor idling, stalling, and many more problems. Overtime your throttle body will begin to gain carbon and after time will cause some driveability concerns.
The carbon on the throttle body causes a lack of air or restrictions to airflow. This will affect your vehicle’s performance. It is normal and should not require a whole lot of skill to fix. This article will discuss the procedure to fix your dirty throttle body.
When it comes to getting fuel to your engine it is the fuel pumps job to maintain a constant flow of fuel from your tank through the fuel lines into the engine. A common problem with fuel pumps is that they wear out over time and simply fail. Replacing a worn out fuel pump is not that difficult of a task, but it can be extremely dangerous. If you think about it you have a tank full of fuel and lines containing pressurized fuel. This is why it is important that you follow these steps to help you accomplish the task of replacing your fuel pump safely. (more…)
How do I change my fuel filter in my car?
Changing the fuel filter in your vehicle can be easy, if you know what you are doing. This article will help you understand the correct process on how to properly install your new fuel filter in your vehicle. Make sure to follow ALL of the instructions, if you do not you may accidentally cause pressurized fuel to shoot everywhere causing an EXTREMELY dangerous situation. You do not want this to happen, so I have written this article to help you to accomplish this relatively simple task safely.
Now that we have discussed exactly why you should follow all of the instructions due to the safety of yourself, we will now go into the process of changing your fuel filter. I will try to make changing your fuel filter simple with this article, since it seems they always like to go in the winter. Hopefully this article will help you speed up the removal and installation of a new fuel filter.