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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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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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IS YOUR A/C BLOWING WARM AIR INSTEAD OF COLD AIR?

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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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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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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5 WARNING LIGHTS YOU SHOULD NEVER IGNORE

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OIL PRESSURE WARNING LIGHT The oil pressure warning light comes on if your engine has lost oil pressure or oil pressure is too low for safe engine operation. You should pull over to the side of the road, shut the engine off and check the oil level on the engine dipstick. Possible Caus
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DIAGNOSING AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS

Automatic transmissions are a mystery to most motorists. All they know is that they put their gear selector in “D” for Drive and their vehicle goes forward, they put it in “R” for Reverse and it goes backward, and they put it in “P” for Park when th
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RADIATOR REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT

Most radiators in late model cars are aluminum. Years ago, they were mostly copper/brass. In the 1980s, only about 24 percent of all new domestic and import vehicles were equipped with aluminum radiators. Today, that percentage is almost 100 percent. Why the change to aluminum radiato
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REASONS WHY YOUR BRAND NEW CAR MAY GIVE YOU PROBLEM AND MAKE YOU SPEND HEAVILY

Owning and driving a car involves two things most motorists would rather avoid: spending money on maintenance and spending money on repairs. While standing on a long queue yesterday morning waiting for the next bus to come and convey us to our various destinations, a man standing imme
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CAR MAINTENANCE TIPS

Care and Maintenance Tips Keep Your Car Running in Top-Notch Condition We’ve compiled our best expert advice, surprising tricks, and car maintenance tips to prolong the life of your automobile!  Be patient during the break-in period You’ve bought your dream car and now you want to mak
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