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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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