Posts Tagged ‘ATD’

My Heater in my car only works on one speed. How to fix.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

lA common problem among vehicles is heating concerns.  In this article we will discuss what occurs when your vehicle’s blower motor won’t run or will only run on one speed.  We will discuss how you can test this and fix the problem.

When your blower motor doesn’t work most people just assume that the blower motor is at fault.  This is not true and can lead you to waste money on replacing a blower motor that will not fix your problem.  In order to understand how to diagnose and fix the problem we must first understand how a blower motor circuit works.

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Riveted or Pressed Fit Ball Joint Removal.

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

sBall joints are a common cause of problems in the suspension and steering systems of new vehicles.  They can be easy to replace if they need to be or else they can be difficult to replace if they are riveted or pressed into place.  If you have ones that are simply bolted in place or threaded in take a look at this Ball Joint Replacement and Inspection.  That article will tell you how to properly diagnose and replace bolted on or threaded in ball joints.

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Summer Vehicle Prep How do I prepare my car for summer?

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

afSummer Vehicle Prep

When it comes to different seasons, there are different things that you should do to your vehicle to help keep it running in perfect condition.  With summer here it is time to start thinking about preparing your vehicle for the summer.

There are several things that you should do when you are thinking about preparing your vehicle for the summer.  They are all important and should all be done to help keeping your vehicle in top shape.

 

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Replacing a Ford V6 Timing Chain

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

aReplacing a Ford V6 timing chain is a fairly difficult task if you don’t know what you are doing.  It can become a head ache if you don’t do the procedure correctly.

The timing chain is what drives the camshaft and in Ford’s case the camshaft position sensor.  If you have a timing chain that is worn or stretched it can cause a lot of problems.

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Oxygen Sensor Tech How to replace an 02 sensor

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

How to diagnose and replace a faulty O2 sensor using a Fluke 233/a multimeter

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With gas mileage a major concern of many people today it is smart to know when you should replace your O2 sensor.

FLU-233/A Fluke 233/A Remote Display Automotive Digital Multimeter Kit

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.

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How do I Flush my Automobile Cooling System?

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

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How to properly flush your cooling system manually

Your vehicle’s cooling system can become corroded after years of use. This corrosion occurs from the minerals in your coolant collecting inside your cooling system.  Some other damage may occur over time due to old age of your vehicle’s cooling system.  Another damaging factor could be that your vehicle has some sort of mechanical malfunction which damaged the cooling system.

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Rear Brakes W/H Integral Parking Brake

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

lInstalling rear brake pads on a vehicle equipped with an integral parking brake may be difficult if you don’t know what you are doing.

For those who do not know an integral parking brake means that your caliper piston does two jobs.  First it applies pressure to the pads when you press the brake pedal.  Second it has a ratchet mechanism to apply pressure when you press the parking brake.  How this system works is the caliper piston instead of just pushing out like it would on a normal system, rotates while it comes out.  The rotation is how the parking brake applies.  This is what makes changing brake pads difficult on these vehicles if you don’t have the correct tool.  You need a tool that rotates and presses the piston in at the same time.

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How do I replace my GM V6 Intake Gaskets?

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

IntakeIntake gaskets can be a very costly failure if you do not service them immediately upon finding them worn.  The intake gaskets on GM 3.1 liter, 3.4 liter, and 3.8 liter are very well known for having troubles.  These are some vehicles that have intake gasket problems.  So if you have a vehicle with one of these engines in them, make sure that you ask your dealership about some of the updated gaskets and intake manifolds to help prevent the failure.

We will discuss how an intake gasket fails.  Generally the intake gasket fails so that you will have engine coolant leaking into the engine.  This is bad because a liquid is not only uncompressible and can hydro lock a motor but it does not mix with oil.  If you run the engine long enough with this leak then you will have a lack of lubrication because there will be water in your oil and water does not have the lubrication properties of engine oil.

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Understanding the PCV System How to Replace PCV valve?

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

aThe PCV system on modern vehicles plays a major role in the proper operation of the engine.  It is a very simple system and often time is forgotten about in diagnosis.  The PCV or Positive Crankcase Ventilation system if working incorrectly can lead to many problems in driveability.

The PCV system works by allowing fresh air from your intake tubing to blow through the engine.  This clean air then mixes with hydrocarbons and then passes into your intake manifold to be burned.  The PCV system prevents pressure from building up in your engine and is also an emission device.

If you have a PCV system that is not working correctly you can have many problems with your vehicle.  We will discuss some of these problems but first we must understand the components of the PCV system.

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How to Clean a Throttle Body on a Car

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

mCleaning 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.

 

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