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What’s In An AC Kit?

AC is a huge part of our business, and our best-selling AC component would definitely be the compressor. For many people, it may be the only AC part they actually know of, and it’s certainly most people’s first suspect when the vents stop blowing cold air. But A/C is a complex system with a lot…
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Symptoms of a Damaged or Failing Alternator

The alternator supplies power to a vehicle’s electrical components like the headlights. The alternator tends to fail gradually, and its warning signs can signify future breakdown long before it occurs. Diagnosing a problematic alternator early can save you from a world of trouble. Avoid ignoring the tell-tale signs, and get the problem fixed before you’re…
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Wheel Hub Bearing Failure Warning Signs

Symptoms of a Worn Wheel Hub Bearing Signs of a worn wheel hub bearing vary in severity. Some may be difficult to detect, leading to damage before corrective action can be taken. The time frame in which damage occurs is linked to driving condition and/or the mechanical practices that were followed at installation. Noise is…
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Symptoms of a Bad Crankshaft Position Sensor

The crankshaft position sensor, otherwise called the engine speed sensor (ESS), monitors the rotation of the crankshaft. It can be identified as a thin, long, black cord, located next to the crankshaft. Based on the reading of the crankshaft position sensor, the Engine Control Unit (ECU) determines which cylinder should be fired with respect to…
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Common Symptoms of a Failing Intercooler

The intercooler is fitted between the turbocharger and engine, and between two turbochargers in twin-turbo systems. The intercooler located near the engine is often called an aftercooler. Be it an intercooler or aftercooler, the function remains the same: to lower the temperature of the compressed air that is generated by the turbocharger. Intercoolers are also…
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K03 vs K04 Turbo for the Audi & Volkswagen 1.8T

What’s the last time you saw an Audi on the road older than a first-generation A4? The B5-chassis A4 was a turning point for the brand, and it’s probably the reason Audi is still around today. It was also the first vehicle to use the 20v 1.8T engine, which soon found its way to the…
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The Right Way to Delete Power Steering From Your Honda Civic EG

On the 1992-1995 Civic, trim levels CX, DX and VX came equipped with manual steering, while the higher-spec LX, EX and Si had power steering as a luxury feature. 25 years later, when most of these cars are modified and few are left as humble commuters, the manual steering is more desirable; when the car…
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How to Delete Power Steering From Your Fox-Body Mustang

The Fox-Body Mustang is having a collector car moment right now, probably due to nostalgia, but also because the cars were so undervalued for so long. They’re relatively light, plentiful on Craigslist, and the aftermarket is huge, so you can make it whatever you want; not to mention all the other cars on the Fox…
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How to Replace Your Autoride Shocks the Right Way

The Autoride suspension available on most full-size 2000-2014 General Motors Full-Size SUVs (RPO Code Z55) is a complex, and often misunderstood system. Autoride was available on most Chevy Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon (including XL and Denali), Cadillac Escalade (including ESV and EXT) and Chevy Avalanche. There are two separate aspects to it; air suspension,…
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