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Crankshaft position sensor functions and malfunction symptoms

Internal combustion engines can be found in virtually all modern-day automobiles. There is an engine management component in these vehicles called a crankshaft position sensor which keeps track of the crankshaft’s rotational speed and its position. As the component monitors…
Radiator Cap Functions and Malfunction Symptoms

Although the name suggests that the radiator cap is just a normal cap holding the coolant inside the radiator, that’s only half of its function. The radiator cap is actually a two-way valve, holding the coolant inside, like we said,…
Symptoms of a bad idle air control valve

The idle control valve, or idle air control valve as it is most commonly known, is an important engine management component found in most road vehicles. It’s charged with a rather crucial job. Namely, it controls and regulates the engine’s…
Variable Valve Timing Engine Advantages

Most modern engines are equipped with variable valve timing. This technology improves performance and efficiency at the same time, but how does it really work? Well, before we get into that, let’s explain the terminology. You see, the technology is…
Things You Should Know About Manual Transmission

Studies show that only 10% of drivers still use manual transmission vehicles. The biggest reasons why these drivers say they like manual transmission more than automatic transmission is because manual gives them better gas mileage and it is much cheaper…
Oil Control Valve Functions and Malfunction Symptoms

Oil control valve commonly used on engine with variable valve timing system. This system is to control the engine performance using the method of retard and advance camshaft angle. And benefits of this system is: Fuel consumption efficiency, Reduce gas emission, and increase engine…