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BMW E46 3 Series Power Steering Pump Problems

We often take power steering for granted until the accessory belt breaks or a part fails and we're left to muscle the front wheels around on our own. And as the section width of the average passenger car tire has gotten wider it has become almost impossible to do without some sort of power assist.…
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Symptoms of a Bad Electric Fuel Pump

Nearly every modern fuel-injected car and truck requires a fuel sending unit. The Fuel Pump for 1999 to 2003 Chevrolet and GMC Pickup Trucks takes the form of an electric pump mounted in the fuel tank, which you might be able to hear as a quiet whirring sound when the key is first turned. This…
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2006-2012 Honda Civic AC Compressor Problems

As the weather heats up this summer, you'll need to make sure that the air conditioning system in your Honda Civic is in proper working order for maximum comfort while commuting or on a road trip. But if you're having issues with the AC unit, they can be one of the most expensive repairs to…
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Problems with 1997-2006 Jeep TJ Wrangler Power Steering Box

Jeep ownership is all about personalization. You hardly ever find two that are the same. That’s why one of the characteristics that has cemented the 1997-2006 Jeep TJ Wrangler as a perennial favorite for drivers looking for a fun and inexpensive off-roader is the ease with which the TJ platform can be modified. Big tires,…
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Common Types of Diesel Injector Failure on the 6.0L Ford Powerstroke Engine

One of the most common points of trouble and a common source of reliability complaints with the 6.0l Ford Powerstroke Diesel is the failure of the diesel injectors. These injectors drive diesel fuel into the cylinder where it is oxidized and ignited, creating the legendary earth-moving power the Ford Powerstroke is known for. The first…
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The Difference Between Shocks & Struts

While they mostly do the same job and the words are often used interchangeably, shocks and struts refer to two vastly different suspension designs. You cannot use a shock absorber in the place of a strut, and vice versa. This can naturally lead to some confusion when trying to order the correct parts for your…
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Performance Benefits of Slotted And Drilled Rotors

One of the most important systems on every vehicle on the road today is the brakes because going fast, or even moving at all, isn’t fun or efficient if you aren’t able to stop. A properly functioning brake system is vital not only to vehicle control, but also safety. It won’t matter at all how…
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Is Your Mercedes AirMatic Suspension Sagging or Compressor Seized?

Driving a Mercedes equipped with AirMatic suspension should be a comfortable and soothing experience. After all, the smooth ride of a fine German luxury car is legendary! But as these vehicles age, the active air suspension system develops malfunctions that are almost always accompanied by hefty repair bills that that will often hinder the satisfaction…
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Problems with the Z55 Autoride Suspension in 2000-2014 GM Trucks

On many of GM’s larger trucks there was an optional Z55 suspension package available. Autoride is GM's trademark name for their automatic load-leveling suspension and computer controlled shock system. The Autoride system provides for a great ride, but when the system fails it can leave a big hole in your pocketbook. BuyAutoParts.com offers brand-new passive…
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1998 – 2004 Audi and Volkswagen Control Arm and Ball Joint Failure

With the introduction of the fifth generation of Volkwagen’s B and C platform that underpins the Audi A4, A6, Allroad, and Volkswagen Passat, Volkswagen-Audi AG moved to a multilink front suspension system. The entire front suspension consists of eight individual control arms, two upper and two lower on each side. Together they locate the wheel…
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