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Preventing Disc Brake Dust

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Eliminating Brake Dust There’s no way to eliminate brake dust entirely because all friction linings are designed to wear. If the pads didn’t wear, they’d soon chew up the rotors – and pads are a lot cheaper to replace than rotors. Relatively soft nonasbestos or
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ENGINE WON’T START, NO SPARK

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If your engine cranks normally but will not start because it has no spark, or it stalls and won’t restart because it has no spark, the problem may be due to any of the following: * A bad crankshaft position (CKP) sensor (on engines that do not have a distributor), or broken, loo
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR SUSPENSION SYSTEM

To confidently and authoritatively tell you that your car is on SUSPENSION! Honestly, I had to look up a dictionary, so that this exercise does not end up being a boring lecture of professional and technical jargon. In Microsoft Encarta dictionary’s seven meanings for the word “suspen
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HOW TO FLUSH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID

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Transmission Flushing Cautions Flushing can prolong the life of a transmission, provided it is done fairly regularly, say every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. But if the transmission on a high mileage vehicle (say over 100,000 miles) has never been flushed, it is probably best to NOT flush t
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ALL ABOUT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUIDS

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Watch out for “pink stink,” the burned odor that indicates trouble inside an automatic transmission. The next time you check the fluid level in an automatic, sniff the fluid on the end of the dip stick. If it smells like burned toast and/or has a discolored brown appearanc
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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT

An automatic transmissions that is acting up may need to be repaired or replaced. Replacement is an expensive option, but in many cases it is the only option unless the problem is relatively minor. Why? Because rebuilding an automatic transmission requires special training, experience
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TRACKING DOWN THE CAUSES OF ENGINE FAILURE

An engine failure is always bad news. Besides taking away your wheels, it forces you to make a painful financial decision. If the cost to repair, overhaul or replace the engine is more than the resale value of your car or truck, the investment may not be worth it. But if your vehicle
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WHAT DOES THE SMOKE FROM MY EXHAUST MEAN?

If you see different colored exhaust fumes it’s time to pay attention to your car. Even if your vehicle isn’t flashing any warning lights, the smoke coming from your exhaust is a signal that something might not be working properly. What does BLUE smoke from my exhaust mean? If your ca
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How To Diagnose an a/c Compressor Failure and Prevent It From Happening Again

The compressor is the heart of the refrigeration circuit. It pumps and pressurizes the refrigerant to move it through the A/C system. Compressors work hard and run hot, up to several hundred degrees and several hundred pounds per square inch of internal pressure. They rely on only a f
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CAR WON’T START (POSSIBLE CAUSES & QUICK CHECKS)

YOU TRY TO START YOUR CAR BUT IT WON’T START What should you do when your car won’t start? Diagnosing a no-start condition requires a logical approach to figuring out what might be preventing your car from starting. Below is a list of possible causes that can prevent your
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