Ignition Coil

IGNITION COIL As part of the ignition system, it is the job of the “ignition coil” to transform the battery’s low voltage into the thousands of volts required for the spark plugs to ignite the fuel. Failure This component can fail due to voltage overload caused by bad spark plugs/plug wires or shorts caused by

Mass Airflow Sensor

MASS AIRFLOW SENSOR When you experience vehicle symptoms such as: Engine hesitation Stalling Jerking upon acceleration Poor fuel economy Compromised performance the problem may be a contaminated mass airflow sensor. This instrument measures the volume of air entering the engine. This information is needed by the Engine Control Unit (ECU).  It calculates how much fuel should be delivered to each cylinder

Engine Overheats

Engine Overheats If an engine runs fine for a few minutes and then the engine overheats, a bad thermostat is a likely culprit. It is the thermostat’s job to regulate the engine’s temperature by opening and closing to regulate the flow of coolant. Maintenance is important. If the coolant is not changed in accordance with the

Sizing Automotive Tires

SIZING AUTOMOTIVE TIRES When sizing automotive tires, the string of numbers and letters on the sidewalls of automobile tires contains all the information you need to find replacement tires. The alpha-numeric code on the tire of the typical family sedan begins with “P,” which stands for “passenger” car. The following number (such as 215) indicates the

Dragging Brakes

DRAGGING BRAKES “Dragging brakes” is a term that refers to brakes that remain partially applied even though pressure is not being exerted on the brake pedal. One of the likely causes of dragging brakes is contaminated brake fluid, which usually occurs as a result of openings around rubber seals or tiny breaks in flexible brake