Posts Tagged “diagnosis”

Battery Drain Issues, Diagnosis

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Battery Drain Issues, Diagnosis

Persistent battery drains are a serious annoyance for car owners, but are particularly difficult (and tedious) for a mechanic to locate and repair. Quite often the drain will be in an inaccessible place, there will be more than one drain source, or the issue just never seems to resolve. Small, parasitic drains are the most…

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P0115 and Coolant Temp Sensor Diagnosis

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P0115 and Coolant Temp Sensor Diagnosis

When you receive an error code on your car reading a P0115, your first reaction is likely to quickly replace that coolant sensor. That may fix the problem, but making a guess like that is also likely to cost you the part and time spent replacing it without a fix. Read about it at 10w40.com.

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Basic Starter Problem Diagnosis, Repair

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Basic Starter Problem Diagnosis, Repair

Recently in our forums, user maryjean posted an issue regarding her vehicle’s starting system. Most starting issues are caused by a defecting starting circuit or starter motor. The first thing to check in maryjean’s case is the starting circuit, starting at the battery terminals. Her vehicle’s symptoms indicate that it’s likely that her battery cables…

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Solving Engine Hesitation Issues – Diagnosis

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Solving Engine Hesitation Issues – Diagnosis

We started this series talking about engine hesitation to describe what it is and what the most likely causes for it would be. Now that we know the most likely causes, lets look at the best ways to diagnose the true cause so it can be repaired. Read about it at 10w40.com.

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Brake Pulling, Caliper Diagnosis

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Brake Pulling, Caliper Diagnosis

Most modern vehicles utilizing disc brakes have what’s called a “floating caliper.” Some may use a “fixed caliper” which is only slightly different in terms of how it operates to apply pressure to the disc. Read more at 10w40.

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Coolant leak diagnosis – finding that pesky leak

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Coolant leak diagnosis – finding that pesky leak

If you check your coolant levels regularly, you may eventually catch a leak. Otherwise, you’ll likely notice it when your vehicle begins to run a little hot and eventually gets close to overheating or (worse) overheats. Most of the time, coolant leaks are small, slow, and hard to catch until they become a bigger problem….

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