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Ford Firing Order

Ford Firing Order Featured

The firing order is a term to determine the sequence used for the spark plugs firing mechanism. Normally, engines with a distributor will determine the firing sequence based on the routing of connection between the spark plug and the distributor cap. If the piston is located at the top dead center (TDC) design as seen on the compression stroke, the spark plug terminal #1 should be perfectly aligned with the distributor rotor. The V8 engine produced by Ford typically uses …

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Chevy Firing Order

Chevy Firing Order Featured

Your Chevy vehicle actually has a sequence for the spark plugs firing mechanism. This is called your engine firing order. If the engine is equipped with a distributor, the firing order is usually determined by the spark plug wires routing that connects the distributor cap to each cylinder’s spark plugs. If the piston placement uses the top dead center (TDC) positioning on the compression stroke, then you can be sure that the distributor rotor is aligned with the spark plug …

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Spark Plug Fouling

Spark Plug Fouling Featured

One of the most common causes for engine misfiring is the fouling of spark plugs. Fouling is a term used when plugs become dirty for any reason. And when this happens, sparks plugs will lose their ability to fire, which in turns unable to ignite the mixture of air and fuel inside the engine. Aside from causing a misfire, dirty spark plugs can also cause loss of power and the plummeting of fuel economy. Meanwhile, there will also be an …

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When Your Engine Car Won’t Start Or Crank, What Would You Do

When Your Engine Car Won't Start Or Crank, What Would You Do

Four basic every engine need to start: good compression, sufficient cranking speed, fuel and adequate ignition voltage. Now, you know if an engine fails to start, assuming one of requires essential ingredients is missing. The difficult part is to judge which one that missing. You need to analyze more to find the source the problem. Probably you are dealing with a battery or starter problem when the engine won’t crank. Assuming starter is the source of the issue, check if …

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Dashboard Lights Show Engine Temperature Warning Light On

Dashboard Lights Show Engine Temperature Warning Light On

What should do when the Temperature Warning Light is ON Your engine could be damaged when you insist on driving the vehicle when the temperature warning light is on. When the warning is is on, it tells the engine is running too hot (overheating). If the cooling system is working normally and it filled properly, the engine should not overheat. So, stop the driving and pull over then shut off the vehicle and wait for the engine to cool down. …

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Spark Knock (Detonation): Engine Knock Under Acceleration

Engine Pings or Knocks When Accelerating or Lugging | Spark Knock (Detonation)

Spark Knock is a pinging noise, rattling or knocking which might be heard while the engine is working hard under load (passing on the highway, towing a trailer, driving up a mountain, etc.) or is accelerating. When the fuel is detonating it called spark knock. Detonation is when the fuel explodes rather than burning. It happens when there is compression and to much heat in the combustion chamber. It’s comparable to preignition, but preignition is when the fuel ignites before …

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Car Overheating

Car Overheating

Have you ever experienced with an car overheating (engine overheating)? 195 to 220 degrees Fahrenheit (90 to 104 degrees Celsius) is a “normal” temperature range where the most engine operates. To get proper emissions control, good economy and fuel performance, it is important to have a relatively constant operating temperature. However the engine will overheating when the engine to run hotter than normal and it will causing a problems. Water and ethylene glycol antifreeze is a mixture content (with a …

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Oil Pressure Sensor: Low Oil Pressure Warning Light Comes On And Off

Oil Pressure Sensor-Low Oil Pressure Warning Light Comes On And Off

When the engine losing oil pressure, it will caused the indicator light of engine oil pressure warning is on. If engine losing oil pressure, it can causing the engine severely damaged, so stop driving and turn off the engine. How The Low Oil Pressure Light Comes On And Off There many factors that most likely caused the oil pressure gauge, low oil pressure warning light comes on and off, defective sending unit of oil pressure, warning light switch, or low …

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Engine Hesitation Problem: Car Hesitates When Accelerating

Engine Hesitation Problem Car Hesitates When Accelerating

Hesitation is when the engine stumbles, misfire or when you step on the throttle or you accelerate it lacks of power. The issue occurs most generally due the air/fuel mixture is going lean or isn’t being enriched properly. Or when the air/fuel mixture going to lean or the engine comes under load, the ignition system is weak and misfiring. There more air will be suctioned by the engine when you step down on the accelerator and the throttle opens. The …

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Failed Emission Test Codes: Most Common Trouble Codes

P0300 - Engine Misfire Detected (random Misfire)

Based on Illinois Environmental Protection Agency data test, the most common trouble codes that cause an OBD II plug-in emissions test failed on many vehicles and make the Check Engine light on would be fouled or a worn out catalytic converter. More common trouble codes that cause vehicles fail on emissions test and make the Check Engine light coming on can found below. Description Percentage Trouble Code Coolant Thermostat 3.1% P0128 Oxygen (O2) Sensor Slow Response Bank 1, Sensor 1 …

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