Steering Angle Sensor Types, Calibration and Diagnostics

The electronic speed control system depends on the steering angle sensor to calculate the angle of the steering wheel’s position as well as its rate of turn. To get this information in degrees, you can use a scanning tool. Inside the steering column, there is a sensor cluster which houses the steering angle sensor. This … Read more

Common Symptoms of Faulty Starter Motor

The starter motor is responsible for starting up the combustion engine. Once you turn on the starter switch, the electric motor is turned on by the starter relay. The starter gear ring is driven by this motor through the pinion gear. Two magnetic fields end up interacting which causes the starter motor to rotate. Electromagnets … Read more

3 Common Causes of a Car That’s Hard to Start When Cold

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Have you ever noticed that your engine can be hard to start sometimes? This problem is known to happen more frequently when it’s cold outside. Starting Problems (Hot vs Cold Temperatures) Well, there are various reasons why engines have trouble starting in different temperatures. When an engine is hot and hard to start, the problem … Read more

Bad Alternator vs Bad Battery (Which is to Blame?)

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We have all been in situations with our cars when we try to start up the engine, but the car won’t start. This doesn’t mean the engine is faulty, but rather the battery or the alternator is having problems. But which one is it? People can easily misdiagnose their power problem by thinking they have … Read more

3 Symptoms of a Faulty Speed Sensor in Your Vehicle

There are two common types of vehicle speed sensors and they each play a different role. One type (engine speed sensor) is usually installed on the transmission or transaxle, and the other type (vehicle speed sensor) is installed on the knuckle arm on the four wheels. The engine speed sensor takes data from crankshaft position … Read more

Power Window Regulator Repair Tips

The power window regulator is responsible for the up and down motions of the windows of a vehicle. The basic of the power window regulator is the same as that of the older crank systems with the only difference being the drive the force provider which has become a motor instead of the driver’s or … Read more