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Caring For Your Transmission

Your transmission is an extremely important part of your vehicle. It is what transmits the power from your engine to your drive mechanism. Without your transmission, your vehicle would simply not function. It is also extremely expensive to repair or replace. For these reasons, it is important that you take the steps necessary to car […]

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Jul

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Fuel Injection Systems

Fuel injection systems come in two main forms. One is the TBI (throttle body injection). In this type of fuel injector system, there is a single or dual barrel throttle body and either one or two shower head injectors mounted above. In the TBI, the fuel is atomized and distributed over the throttle plates and […]

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Jul

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Diagnosing a Blown Fuse

Don’t you love it when they play your favorite song? It’s summer time. You’re driving down the road. You’ve got the windows open, the breeze rustling your hair, and your favorite song blaring. Maybe, you’re even singing along. All of a sudden, the radio shuts off. Aside from your frustration of not being able to […]

28

Jun

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When to Replace Your Timing Belt

The timing belt is a rubber and fiber belt with teeth along its length. The timing belt is responsible for timing the camshaft and crankshaft rotations. It is an important function, because the camshaft rotates at one-half the speed of the crankshaft. As the camshaft and crankshaft rotate with the timing belt, the camshaft causes […]

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Jun

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What Your Serpentine Belt Does

The first serpentine belt was used in a Mercedes Benz in 1985. The serpentine belt is also known as the multi-v, poly-v, or multi-rib belt. It is a belt that drives several peripheral devices in vehicle’s engine. Some of these peripheral devices include the water pump, the alternator, the power steering pump, the A/C compressor, […]

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Jun

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What Happens if Your Timing Belt Breaks

The timing belt is an important part of the engine function, because it is responsible for helping the crankshaft drive the camshaft. The camshaft is then able to open and close the valves in a carefully timed fashion; Thus the name “timing belt.” When examining the timing belt, you should be looking for cracks, shredding, […]

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Jun

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Keeping Injectors Clean

The fuel injector is a part common to all vehicles sold in the last several decades. The fuel injector is a valve responsible for delivering the gas, or other type of fuel, to be mixed with air and burned in the engine. This needs to be done with precision and timing. So, the fuel injector […]

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Jun

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Installing a Transmission Cooler

If you are like many people in the state, you’ll need a Utah auto repair center to install a transmission cooler for you. If, on the other hand, you have the tools, equipment, and a little expertise, you can install the transmission cooler yourself. With the front end of the car raised securely, you will […]

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Jun

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How to Tell if Your Clutch is Going Out

The clutch is an important part of a vehicle’s construction. It has distinctive sounds and signs when it is going out. If you know how to recognize these sounds and signs, you can save yourself a lot more hassle and expense later on by catching it early. A slipping clutch can be diagnosed rather easily. […]

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Diagnosing a Bad Starter

If you suspect your starter needs some repair, you may be able to check it out yourself. Keep in mind, however, that if the car wouldn’t start after a drop in outside temperatures, it may actually be something with your ignition or fuel system. If the car won’t start, you also don’t want to go […]