9 Causes of a Car Losing Power When Accelerating

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Have you ever been in a situation where you’re driving your vehicle and as you accelerate, you start to lose power instead of gain power? Sometimes this can be attributed to your car not having enough fuel. However, it can also be attributed to numerous other causes related to mechanical problems, malfunctioning sensors, and/or malfunctioning … Read more

7 Symptoms of a Bad EGR Valve (And Replacement Cost)

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Exhaust gas recirculation is a practice that has been used to reduce emissions since the 1970s. The exhaust gas recirculation system, or EGR, routes some of the exhaust gases back into the intake manifold so they can enter the combustion chamber a second time. Although it may sound strange, this emission reduction practice actually has … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Charcoal Canister (And Replacement Cost)

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The emission system of the engine produces a lot of carbon emissions which are released into the environment. This is what continues to make gasoline engines so controversial among those who care about protecting the environment. However, there is a special component called a “charcoal canister” (or evaporative emission control canister) which exists in the … Read more

8 Pros and Cons of Common Rail Diesel Engines

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Common rail diesel engines are the modern version of diesel engines. Most of the diesel-powered vehicles you see today will have common rail technology in it. If you’re unfamiliar with common rail, it is a term that defines the fuel injection system used for these engines. Common rail uses a high-pressure rail to deliver fuel … Read more

7 Symptoms of a Bad Radiator Cap (And How to Test)

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The part of a vehicle known as the “radiator pressure cap” contains 2 valves. Its purpose is to contain coolant in the radiator and ensure that the cooling system remains pressurized. The radiator cap is sometimes also called a coolant cap or an antifreeze cap. All three names refer to the same part.  Cooling systems … Read more

5 Causes of Car Engine Knocking Noise (and How to Fix It)

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Have you been hearing some strange knocking noises or unusual vibrations from the engine bay? There could be an underlying problem that needs to be addressed.  A fully functional internal combustion engine should not make any unusual noises, particularly if the noise is a loud ticking, knocking or clacking sound. If you do start to … Read more