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Best Practices for Replacing ABS Sensors

Best Practices for ABS Sensor Replacement Replacing the anti-lock brake speed sensor is a job that most DIYers can handle without much difficulty. On most vehicles, you only need a few wrenches, a new ABS sensor replacement assembly, a lever or lever mount, and about 30 minutes to get the job done. Using a few tricks of the trade can …

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Great Reasons for Purchasing an Electric Automobile

A big decision that a person needs to make at some stage in their life is what car to buy. The ideal car is usually one that looks good, but is reliable at the same time. But it doesn’t have to end there. You also have considerations such as safety concerns, as well as whether the car fits your lifestyle. …

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7 signs your car battery is about to die and needs to be replaced

Without battery, your car cannot run. One of the most annoying things in life is the sudden death of your car battery! It can delay your work or miss an important appointment! But the good news is… there are several ways to tell if your car battery is about to die and needs to be replaced. And in this article, …

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HOW TO INSPECT A BELT TENSIONER

Most typical engines then use a serpentine belt to drive accessories, including the power steering pump, air compressor, and alternator. Unlike V-belts, which are tightened by moving the bracket, serpentine belts use spring tensioners to ensure belt stability. Once the belt is beyond its service life, it is too long for the tensioner to run. In this case, you need …

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Can the brake line be repaired?

Metal brake lines running under your car or truck transfer power from the pedals under your feet to the calipers and discs. Hit that pedal hard enough to make the ABS pulse and line pressure can go up to 1,400 psi (97 bar) or more. In comparison, your local water supply operates at around 50 psi (3.5 bar). So with …

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SEMI-AUTOMATIC TENSIONING VS AUTOMATIC TENSIONING

Are you ready to replace the tensioner assembly in your vehicle? Are you getting a lot of search engine results showing semi-automatic errors? Are there other types of tensioners that can provide increased performance or extend belt and pulley life? Search engines cause you to mislead Tensioners appear in applications around the world, from bicycles to motorcycles to factory-sized packaging …

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WHAT ARE BRAKE CLIPS?

Have you ever wondered why brake clamps are used in car braking systems? If so, you are not alone. Most people are aware of the general purpose of brake pads and rotors, but clamps are often overlooked. In fact, some people are not fully aware that clamps are used in braking systems. Let’s take a look at what a brake …

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How to check serpentine belt wear

What do the alternator, water pump, air conditioner and power steering have in common? In modern cars, they are driven by serpentine belts. What you don’t want is for those long rubber bands to suddenly break while on the road, as you will lose all driven attachments and possibly the engine itself. Existing serpentine belts have the ability to last …

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BRAKE ROTORS: TYPES, TIPS, AND FAQS

Do you get a sympathetic shock while driving on the road, but the brakes are still in good condition? It may be time to shape or replace your brake rotor. Before you go shopping for some new parts, take some time to get a better understanding of how to get your car to a safe stopping point a mile away. …

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Signs of a bad or failed pulley

The main purpose of the idler pulley is to create tension and guide the drive belt in the machine. This belt wraps around the engine parts including the alternator, pump, power steering and water pump. If your vehicle’s idler pulley is not working properly, you will end up with a very frustrating and expensive repair unless you take timely action. …

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