Reading the Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Reading The Diagnostic Trouble Codes

If you have noticed that the Check Engine Light on the dashboard of your car is illuminated, it probably means that your car is experiencing a problem that relates to the emission system. On vehicles that are equipped with an OBD II diagnostic system, if one or more diagnostic trouble codes are triggered, then the Check Engine Light will be turned on. This is to ensure that you can find out the problem by reading the trouble code using a …

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The Effects of Exhaust Backpressure on Your Engine

The Effects Of Exhaust Backpressure On Your Engine

Exhaust backpressure can be a reason for a lot of problems with the engine. If your catalytic converter is plugged, this condition will result in the inability of your engine to perform properly and your fuel economy will also drop. In fact, if the converter is completely plugged, there is a possibility that the engine will stall. This condition can also occur when a muffler, a resonator, or double-walled exhaust pipe has collapsed. These things will be able to restrict …

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How to Fix a Leaky Head Gasket

How To Fix A Leaky Head Gasket

You can usually notice the leakage from the head gasket when your engine is overheating frequently. This is because the leakage will cause the head gasket to lose the ability to seal the cylinder head, which in turn will lead the coolant to seep through the gasket. The cylinder will be contaminated by the coolant and will cause the engine to overheat excessively. This condition might be hard to notice at first. There are several reasons why a leaky head …

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Reasons to Perform Brake Drum Replacement

Reasons To Perform Brake Drum Replacement Feaured

Why is brake drum replacement crucial? Well, there are so many different parts of the vehicle that contribute to the perfection or smooth operation of the ride, and brake drum is no different. Even the smallest parts have important role in the running and safety of the vehicle, which means that replacement shouldn’t be considered lightly either. But before we dwell further about the replacement, you need to know the details of the brake drum and its overall function. Understanding …

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How to Find and Fix Leakage on the Coolant System

How To Find And Fix Leakage On The Coolant System

Leakage on the coolant system is one of the most common problems with this component. Normally, the leakage on the coolant system is easy to find since you can notice the liquid seeping or dripping from the component that has leaks on them. You might also be able to notice the overheating condition of your engine. Meanwhile, your vehicle might also be equipped with an indicator lamp that shows a low coolant level. You can usually inspect the level of …

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Electrolysis Corrosion in the Cooling System

Electrolysis Corrosion In The Cooling System

If you ever had a failure on a new heater core that you had just replaced for less than a year, then this might be a symptom of electrolysis corrosion on the cooling system. Another symptom from this condition might be a failure on the radiator from the inside out that is caused by corrosion or pitting on the material. Late-model vehicles are the ones that are more prone to have corrosion from electrolysis. This is because most new vehicles …

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Car Shakes When Braking

Car Shakes When Braking Featured

Drivers usually have a pretty good idea about the condition of their cars based on how it performs while being driven. As a vehicle owner and driver, you will be able to notice when your car starts to perform differently than normal. One of the most common car issues that can be noticed straight away is when the car shakes while being driven. A few reasons can be behind the shaking, but usually it involves the condition of the braking …

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Essential Things to Know Regarding Oil Changes for Your Car

Essential Things To Know Regarding Oil Changes For Your Car Featured

The use of oil is required on every type of engine that you use on your vehicle. But, the engine will usually require a specific type of oil to be used. This is because most modern engines are built featuring some specific standards from the manufacturer which also require some special specifications for the oils. The right type of oil will be able to ensure a prolonged service life from your vehicle’s engine. There’s also a possibility that your car …

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Oxygen Sensor Location

Oxygen Sensor Location

The scan tool is the device that can reveal the problems that occur on one of the oxygen sensors in your vehicle. You will need to use one if you want to troubleshoot the problems related to your oxygen sensors. The scan tool will show trouble codes as the indications for the fault, and it will also tell you which sensor is having a problem by pointing the sensor positions. There are three locations for the oxygen sensors, which are …

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P2328 OBD-II Trouble Code: High Voltage Condition on Ignition Coil J Primary Control Circuit

P2328 OBD II Trouble Code High Voltage Condition On Ignition Coil J Primary Control Circuit

The Definition of Trouble Code P2328 A high voltage condition on the ignition coil J primary control circuit The power-train control module (PCM) will store the trouble code P2328 when the sensor has detected a voltage condition that is higher than normal for the ignition coil primary control circuit with a designated letter J. When this condition occurs, the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) is also going to be illuminated. You can find the specific “J” circuit on your vehicle by …

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