Here are some quick tips for keeping 4x4 trucks ready for hunting season, camping trips or spontaneous rides in the hills and back out again, keeping the work profitable and keeping headaches to a minimum.
The quest for further gains in fuel economy continue, mandated by a little thing called CAFE, short for Corporate Average Fuel Economy, a series of regulations enacted by Congress passed in reaction to the OPEC embargo of the ’70s.
Perhaps one of the toughest jobs in the automotive field is diagnosing small leaks, especially A/C and Fuel Vapor (EVAP) leaks. Finding these leaks can be time consuming and frustrating to say the least.
All those vehicles on the road that still use timing belts need experts like you to be ready to replace them. Here’s how to avoid common problems and keep the job profitable – no matter what you’re working on.
In the March 2016 issue of Motor Age, I wrote an article on this same subject — “A picture is worth 1,000 words.” This month I would like to carry on this thought with a little more in-depth study of how thermal imaging works and a case study on an electrical system problem. Let’s take a few minutes and explore how this works.
The “repeatable” technique that will be covered here applies to engine breathing issues, but also can be used for a variety of other complaints — low power, lean codes and transmission shifting, to name a few.
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