5 Symptoms of a Bad Oxygen Sensor

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The oxygen sensor (aka: O2 sensor) is located inside of the exhaust manifold of a vehicle. Its purpose is to keep track of the level of oxygen which remains unburned in the exhaust system while exhaust is leaving the engine. The oxygen sensor sends a signal to the ECU indicating how much oxygen was found … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Starter Motor

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Every vehicle has a starter motor in it. The purpose of the starter motor is to spin the engine fast enough for the engine to run off of its own power. The starter is really just an electric motor that can be controlled by the ignition. When you turn the key in the ignition, teeth … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Thermostat

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When you get too cold or hot in your house, you probably adjust a thermostat to change the temperature in the room. Engine blocks can also be too hot or too cold; they too need a thermostat to manage their temperature. How does a Thermostat Work? Unlike the thermostat for your house, most thermostats used … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Air Filter in Your Car

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The air filter is a part of the vehicle that should be self-explanatory. As you probably know, the internal combustion engine can only operate if it has the proper amount of air and fuel. The air that goes into the engine is supplied by the outdoors. However, the engine requires this to be clean air … Read more

7 Symptoms of a Bad Fuel Pump

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The fuel pump is a valuable component of the internal combustion engine. Since there needs to be a mixture of fuel and air inside the combustion chamber, the fuel pump is responsible for pumping fuel from the gas tank, through the fuel lines, and into the combustion chamber. What is a Fuel Pump? A fuel … Read more

Symptoms of a Bad PCV Valve (and its Replacement Cost)

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The PCV, or positive crankcase ventilation, valve allows gas from the engine’s crankcase to get released into the combustion chambers. This helps improve the functionality of the vehicle and increases the efficiency of its engine. But if you have a PCV valve that is bad then you will notice the performance of your car will … Read more