Posts Tagged ‘Tools’

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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Bartec 400SD TPMS Tool Tutorial

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

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The latest in Combination TPMS Tool Technology, the TECH400SD! Improving on Bartec’s widely used TPMS Diagnostic and Programming tool, the added features will certainly help Tire Shops and Repair Facilities build their success in TPMS!

The TECH400SD has market leading coverage for the diagnosis and repair of the TPMS of Domestic and Import vehicles. Through its uniquely robust OBD cable, the TECH400SD can diagnose problems and reset the TPMS control module of Asian makes such as Nissan, Honda, Subaru and Toyota. Also, because the TECH400SD is an activation tool, it can quickly activate the TPMS Sensors during a domestic car relearn on such makes as GM and Ford.

Lisle Tool 22100 Duramax Flywheel Locking Tool Instructions!

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Lisle Tool 22100 New Duramax Flywheel Locking Tool! How to Remove Harmonic Balancer  

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Lisle Tool just released its newest automotive specialty tool.  This tool is the 22100 Flywheel Locking Tool.  This tool is a new specialty tool released by Lisle Tool.  This tool is among the great automotive tools.  It makes changing a water pump and removing the harmonic balancer on the 6.6 liter Duramax truck equipped with an Allison automatic transmission a breeze.  The new tool comes with everything you need to remove the harmonic

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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.

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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 Pressure Test a Car Cooling System?

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

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Cooling systems are vital to any car running correctly, and are often time mis-diagnosed.  This is because a lot of technicians today over think it, and often times forget to check the little things.  This article is aimed at the backyard mechanic or everyday do it yourselfer.  It will help you to understand how to properly pressure test your vehicles cooling system.  This is one of the simplest, yet most effective tests for diagnosing a cooling system.

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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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Working on hybrid vehicles

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

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With the new trend in vehicles being better mpgs, it is eminent that there will be more hybrid vehicles.  These vehicles are similar to regular vehicles, but they do however require some extra caution and special tools to work on them.

The main problem with hybrid vehicles is that a lot of shops do not know how to correctly work on them.  This article will be aimed more for the shop, or the backyard mechanic who really knows what they are doing.  When it comes to hybrids SAFETY is number one.  These vehicles use extremely high voltage to run their electric motors.  This is what makes knowing what you are doing extremely vital, or else you could end up hurt or worse dead.

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Recharging Your Air Conditioning Robinair 34788 Instructions

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

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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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