Camshaft and crankshaft sensors monitor the position of the engine’s crankshaft and camshaft by generating an electrical signal based on the position of the trigger wheel (variable reluctance sensor) or … Continue Reading What Are Camshaft and Crankshaft Sensors?
The anti-lock braking system uses an ABS sensor or wheel sensor to monitor the wheel speed and send this information to the ABS computer. The ABS computer uses this information … Continue Reading What is an ABS Sensor And How Does It Go Bad?
When trying to decide on the best cabin air filter for your car, it helps to have a little background on how this piece of gear works and why you need one.
Up until the late 1980s, most cars had a fairly straightforward throttle control. You stepped on the accelerator pedal which was connected to a cable that actuated a mechanical linkage … Continue Reading What Is An Electronic Throttle Body?
(Editor’s note: This article on hybrid battery installation tips is meant for skilled readers who are familiar with working on their own vehicles. If in doubt, please visit the experts … Continue Reading Hybrid Battery Installation Tips
Old and failing spark plugs can cause a host of problems in your engine, and it should be expected that you’ll have to change them at least a few times during the life of a vehicle. Luckily, it’s a pretty straightforward DIY that requires close attention, but not many tools. With the right know-how and a few tricks up your sleeve, changing spark plugs is a simple…
Automotive AC repairs are often beyond the scope of most DIY mechanics. Take a closer look with us as to why.
It used to be when you heard someone say “diesel,” the word “dirty” was usually in close proximity. Those were the old days. Today’s modern diesel engines, including those found … Continue Reading EGR Valves & Coolers Are Core To Maintaining Clean Diesel Emissions
A bad mass air flow sensor can throw off your fuel economy and engine performance. Luckily, it’s a pretty easy fix.
Solid Serpentine Alternator Pulleys and Automatic Belt Tensioners were first utilized by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in 1979. Their sole purpose was to transmit power to the alternator using one … Continue Reading Alternator Pulley Evolution