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Steering Rack

July 31st, 2016 by

        Steering Rack What it does The “steering rack” is a device that converts the rotary motion of the steering wheel into linear motion by running a gear wheel (“pinion”) over a flat-toothed bar (“rack”). The result is what is known as “rack-and-pinion” steering. Like any mechanical component, the steering rack can wear out, which results

Water Pump

July 24th, 2016 by

 Water Pump Be aware You may need to have your vehicle’s water pump replaced if you notice a coolant leak that seems to be coming from behind the timing belt cover on the engine, or you notice that your temperature gauge is beginning to fluctuate. What it does This impeller pump, which is usually located

Cooling System Problems

July 17th, 2016 by

COOLING SYSTEM PROBLEMS It is estimated that half of all engine failures are associated with cooling system problems, which is reason enough to have an auto technician analyze the coolant regularly. This coolant analysis should include: radiator pressure-cap test thermostat check pressure test to identify external leaks belt and hose inspection check of system pH

Struts

July 10th, 2016 by

STRUTS If your vehicle seems to wallow over bumps in the road like a ship bobs over waves, it may be time to inspect your struts and shock absorbers. The part of the suspension system known as the strut assembly is basically a shock absorber encased in a spring for added support. A shock absorber

Turbocharged Maintenance

July 3rd, 2016 by

TURBOCHARGED MAINTENANCE Energy Requirements As automobile manufacturers look to meet government energy requirements without compromising engine performance, they are increasingly embracing turbocharging. According to the estimate of a leading turbo supplier, 39 percent of all the vehicles sold in North America will have turbocharged engines by 2020, which is up from 23 percent in 2015.