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A parasitic draw is when electricity is drawn from the battery even after the vehicle is shut down and all circuits should be shut off. You can think...
Torque Converter
Automatic transmissions are complex, wonderful things. They are usually a mystery to most do-it-yourself mechanics. It’s very likely that if you’re wo...
Auto Trans cutaway photo
Automatic transmissions are sometimes touchy things. One of the most difficult things, and most common, to diagnose with an auto trans is slipping. So...
Cooling Fan (mechanical)
Engines should normally be operating in the 195-220 Fahrenheit temperature range. Hotter than that and they become less efficient in every way. Too ho...
Duramax 6.6 engine
Diesel engines are a hot topic right now, but most are ignoring that beyond automotive, there are diesel engines in use for a myriad of things. One th...
Coolant leaks are sometimes a real problem and, if the coolant is leaking into the environment (on the ground), they can be a serious violation. Most...
Radiator hose
Believe it or not, the best time to service your engine's cooling system, especially if you live in a cold environment, is in the fall rather than the...
IAC Valve
Erratic idle and idle surges are often due to problems with the idle speed control valve (aka idle air control valve). An idle speed that is not stead...
Cruise Control icon
Cruise control has come a long way in the past few decades and has gone from being an expensive luxury item to a common standard piece of equipment in...
Radiator hose
When a heater core, radiator, or other cooling system component fails through corrosion from the inside, there's a good chance that electrolysis corro...