5 Brake Fluid Leak Symptoms (and Repair Cost)

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Brakes are one of the most important components of any vehicle. Keeping your brake system in good condition is one of the best ways to ensure that a vehicle has a long lifespan and keeps you safe at the same time. When the braking system fails, there can be a variety of possible causes for failure. A common … Read more

7 Common Engine Running Rich Symptoms

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A vehicle’s fuel mixture refers to the ratio of fuel and air in the combustion process. When you have too much fuel and not enough air, your car is considered to be running “rich”. When you have too much air and not enough fuel, your vehicle is considered to be running “lean”. The engine computer … Read more

5 Bad Flywheel Symptoms and Replacement Cost

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A flywheel is a round-shaped mechanical device that connects to the crankshaft which generates energy from rotation and then stores that energy for later use. In situations where the engine torque is intermittent, the flywheel will supplement this with its own stored rotational energy. You would find flywheels in cars with manual transmissions rather than … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Ground Strap (Ground Wire) and How to Replace It

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The ground strap is the heavy black wire which connects to the car battery’s negative terminal to the chassis of the car. Some other names for the strap include: negative battery cable, ground wire, or ground cable. The ground strap is the foundation of the entire vehicle’s electrical system. All of the electrical currents that … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Torque Converter (and Replacement Cost)

In this article we are going to talk about the part of the automatic transmission called the torque converter. After reading, you will know how a torque converter works, symptoms of a bad torque converter, and its average replacement cost. How a Torque Converter Works Basically, the rotational power of engine torque is transferred to the … Read more

4 Different Types of Differentials (and How They Work)

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Differentials have a long history which many say go all the way back to the 1st millennium BC and recorded by China. While they didn’t have cars back then, chariots, wagons, and carts still experienced the problem of wheels slipping and dragging when cornering which damaged wheels, axles, and roads. The avoid this, a simple … Read more

5 Causes of Transmission Fluid Leaks and Repair Cost

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If you notice a small puddle of red fluid underneath your vehicle, this is not a good sign and indicates a transmission fluid leak. It will form stains on your driveway or garage floor but more importantly, it can cost you a lot of money in repairing the leak and replacing the fluid. To understand the … Read more

Transmission Fluid Color Chart (What the 5 Colors Mean)

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The color of the automatic transmission fluid in your car can help in diagnosing a transmission problem and give you an indication of the overall health of your transmission. To use the information and automatic transmission fluid (ATF) color chart provided below you must first determine the color of the transmission fluid that is in … Read more

Front and Rear Differential Repair and Fluid Change Cost

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A vehicle’s differential (or diff), whether front (FWD), rear (RWD), or both (AWD), helps deliver power to the axle(s) and regulates how fast each wheel rotates. Like any other component of a drivetrain, differential problems may arise over time. Because the issues can be anything from replacing a seal to a complete rebuild or replacement, … Read more