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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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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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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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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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IMPORTANT CAR MAINTENANCE YOU NEED TO KNOW AND DO YOURSELF(continues)

In this post we will talk about car maintenance as regards coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, windshield washer fluid and filter maintenance COOLANT MAINTENANCE Check the coolant level, strength and condition. The coolant reservoir should be maintained at the full level, othe
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IMPORTANT CAR MAINTENANCE YOU NEED TO KNOW AND DO YOURSELF

Car Maintenance like Changing Fluids, Filters, Belts & Hoses are what we will focus our discussion on. Though service intervals on today’s cars are longer than ever before, they still require regular maintenance. That includes checking fluid levels, changing filters, and in
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HOW TO MAKE A CAR LIVE LONG

Avoid short trips. The difference between driving short distances and longer distances – and it’s a detrimental one to your vehicle – is that the engine never has a chance to reach its optimal operating temperature on short trips. Here’s why that’s a problem. Water is a byproduct of c
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