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What does the Service Engine Soon Light mean?

What does the Service Engine Soon Light mean?   You are driving on the road and out of nowhere, the Service Engine Soon light appears on your dashboard. You get a lot of questions in your head, “Will it hurt my engine to keep driving?”, “Should I stop right now and tow it to the mechanic?”, “How expensive will this be?”. But do not worry, the service engine soon light is not as dangerous as it seems. I will write about what it is and the meaning of the service engine soon light.   The meaning of the Service Engine Soon Light The meaning of the “Service Engine Soon” is depending on what car model ...

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5 Best Car Battery Chargers Review

5 Best Car Battery Chargers Review The most important part of your electric system is the car battery. A car battery will get a lot shorter life if you let it stand half-charged a lot. To make your battery live as long as possible, the best way is to always have your battery charged. Many people drive only short distances and MAX all consumers like fans, seat heats etc and in that case the battery will never get time to get charged by the alternator. The solution to this is to charge your car battery when you are not using it. Today’s smart car battery chargers give the battery the required charge and you can let it be connected when you ...

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How to read GM OBD1 codes at home

How to read GM OBD1 codes at home If you have a GM car between 1980 – 1995 there is a big chance that you have the OBD1 connector ( ALDL ). This connector is unique and applies to Pontiac, Chevrolet, GMC, Oldsmobile, Cadillac and Buick. The good thing if you have this connector, is that you can read you trouble codes at home without any diagnostic tools. There are special diagnostics tools for this kind of connector, but it is not necessary as you will read them as good without a tool. If you have a newer car and need a OBD2 diagnostic tools you can check our other articles. OBD2 codes. Connector location The connector is usually located under your steering wheel, ...

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Low transmission fluid symptoms

Low transmission fluid symptoms Low transmission fluid can cause a lot of problems and even damage your transmission. Your transmission uses the transmission fluid for several purposes. Mainly it is used as a hydraulic fluid, it transfer power with your converter between the gears and the engine. It is also used to lubricate, clean and cool down your transmission parts. If you are suspicious about your transmission fluid level you should always check it as fast as possible. If you drive too far with low transmission fluid, your transmission may fail caused by overheating or lack of lubrication. Gear Slippage The most common symptom of low transmission fluid is slipping from your transmission. Your transmission requires hydraulic pressure to connect the force between the engine and ...

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Transmission Shift Solenoid: How to Fix

Transmission Shift Solenoid: How to Fix   Modern transmissions use a lot of electronics as you may know. If one of those hundreds of electric parts fails, the whole transmission could fail. What’s happening when an electric part gets defective, is that the engine control unit/transmission control unit feels it and put the engine and transmission into limp mode. A very common part in the transmission that could fail, is one of the shift solenoids. In this guide, I will write about, what is a shift solenoid? And how to fix it the easiest and cheapest way?   What is a transmission shift solenoid?

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5 Best OBD2 Scanner Tools

5 Best OBD2 Scanner Tools   There are a lot of different OBD2 scanner tools out on the market and it can be really hard to find the best OBD2 scanner for your car. Different OBD2 scanner tools work well with different car manufacturers etc. I’m working as a diagnostic technician and I’ve tested out the most DTC scanners on the market. I know which one works well and which one to avoid. That’s why I decided to write this to help you out to choose a good OBD scanner for your needs and teach you more about OBD2 scanners.   My Best recommendations for OBD2 scanner tools     FAQ About OBD2 Scanner Tools (If you want to only check the reviews, scroll down or click ...

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How to fix a Coolant Leak

How to fix a Coolant Leak A coolant leak can be really hard to find. In many cases, the coolant can drip down on a hot part of the engine and evaporate before you can see it. I get a lot of questions about people that can’t locate their coolant leak. The process to find a coolant leak is really easy if you know how to do and have the right tools. I’m working as a diagnostic technician and have diagnosed and fixed thousands of coolant leaks. The good part of this is that I’m going to share my troubleshooting secrets with you about how to find coolant leaks the easiest and fastest way.   Find the coolant leak First, we have to find ...

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5 Best Car Batteries to Buy in 2018

5 Best Car Batteries to Buy in 2018   Modern cars are getting more and more electric parts that require a lot of electric power. That’s why a good car battery is one of the most important parts of a modern car. A Bad battery can cause a lot of strange problems with your cause and even damage your electric parts. A car battery may seem like a simple part and it does not matter which battery you choose, that’s totally wrong. Choosing the right battery can save you a lot of time and money. I’m working as a diagnostic technician and I’ve seen a lot of problems in cars caused by a bad/faulty battery. That is why I decided to write this ...

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Bank 1 vs Bank 2 – Sensor 1 & 2 O2 Sensor Location

Bank 1 vs Bank 2 – Sensor 1 & 2 O2 Sensor Location   We get a lot of questions about how to locate which O2 sensor is bank 1 and which one is bank 2. So I decided to write this article to sort it out once for all. It sounds really confusing with all the “Bank 1 Sensor 2 etc” but if you have learned it once, it’s not that complicated. I often hear about people that replaced the wrong sensors because they did not have the knowledge of which sensor they replaced. After you have checked out this article you won’t do the same mistake!   What is bank 1 vs 2?  

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How to Bleed Your Car’s Cooling System

How to Bleed Your Cars Cooling System Get all the air bubbles out of your cooling system after a water pump or thermostat replacement can be really difficult. Your engine could easily overheat and you may damage your engine if you have not get out the air from the cooling system. I’m working as a mechanic and I have found a really good way to get out the air of the cooling system fast. This method can differ a bit between different car brands but the principle is the same. Follow this guide in step to step and get all the air out fast and safe. There are some tools that will make this a lot more easily and faster, but not ...

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How to charge a car battery the best way

How to charge a car battery the best way   Charging your car battery is good for your battery and it will make it live longer. Many drivers drive their car only short drives, and that will cause the car to drain more of the battery than the alternator can produce. It will end up in a dead battery situation when you least want it. The good thing is that you can prevent it by using a car charger. I’m a mechanic and I get a lot of questions about how you should charge your battery and if it’s dangerous to charge it too often. In this article, I will give you all the answers to the most common questions. There are two different of ...

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5 Tools Every Car Owner Should Have At Home

5 Tools Every Car Owner Should Have At Home   A puncture, dead battery and engine light popping up will always happen when you are in hurry and when you least want it to happen. A car owning life can be really difficult and expensive between the rides. The good thing is that there are several smart tools out there to make it a lot easier. I’m working as a mechanic and I use this tools daily and they help me a lot to save time and money. Let’s take a look at what tools that I’m talking about.  

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