Month

March 2015

MOST COMMON TROUBLE CODES AND CAUSES

MOST COMMON TROUBLE CODES P0420 – Catalyst System Low Efficiency P0171 – Fuel Trim System Lean Bank 1 P0401 – Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Flow Insufficient P0174 – Fuel Trim System Lean Bank 2 P0442 – Evaporative Emission (EVAP) System Small Leak Dete
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HOW TO FIX ALL WHEEL ALIGNMENT PROBLEMS

Has this ever happened to you? You have the alignment checked on a car or truck and found that it was within the acceptable range of specs for the application, but it does not steer straight. It is a common enough problem, so keep reading any maybe we can straighten things out for you
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COMMON CAR A/C PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS

Intermittent cooling An A/C system that blows cold air for awhile then warm air is probably freezing up. This can be caused by air and moisture in the system that allows ice to form and block the orifice tube. Air can get inside a system through leaks, by not evacuating the system pri
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WHY YOUR ENGINE WON’T CRANK OR START

What To Do When Your Car Won’t Start Every engine requires four basic ingredients to start: sufficient cranking speed, good compression, adequate ignition voltage (with correct timing) and fuel (a relatively rich air/fuel mixture initially). So if your car fails to start, you ca
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HOW TO DO A COMPLETE BRAKE REPAIR WORK (part 2)

BRAKE ROTOR RESURFACING Rotor resurfacing is not necessary when the pads are replaced provided the rotors are in reasonably good condition (within acceptable runout, parallelism and wear specs). Even so, there are valid reasons for having the rotors resurfaced. If a rotor is close to
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HOW TO DO A COMPLETE BRAKE REPAIR WORK ( part 1 )

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What is a “complete” brake repair? It is a brake repair that does not leave important things undone to save time and/or money. We are talking about things like rebuilding or replacing high mileage calipers and wheel cylinders, replacing disc and drum brake hardware, resurf
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What Does a TPMS Warning Light Mean?

What is TPMS? Direct Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is a warning system that warns a vehicle’s operator of an unsafe change in the air pressure in one or more of the tires. Readings are provided by pressure sensing transmitters mounted inside each tire and sent to a cent
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HOW TO FIX COMMON BRAKE PROBLEMS

Brake problems usually indicate the need for certain repairs or replacement parts, so here is a quick review of some common fixes: LOW BRAKE FLUID This may be the result of worn disc brake pads, or it may indicate a leak in the brake system. If the BRAKE WARNING LIGHT is also on, most
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5 CAR NOISES YOU MUST NOT IGNORE

Unusual car noises are often a clue that something is wrong with your car, so here are five car noises you must not ignore: Chirping or Squealing Sound From a Wheel While Driving A cyclic chirping or squealing noise coming from the vicinity of a wheel often indicates a wheel bearing o
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AIR CONDITIONING(A/C) BLOWING WARM AIR INSTEAD OF COLD AIR…HELP

Is you car’s air conditioner blowing warm air only and no cool air? Your A/C cooling problem could be caused by any of the following: Your A/C system may have lost its charge of refrigerant. This is probably the most common cause of a no cooling problem. Another possible cause o
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