Engine knocking is a noise that comes from the engine bay and can be caused by bad spark plugs, poor quality fuel, a carbon build up or a problem with the engine timing. So as you can see, engine knocking is not just caused by bad quality fuel and can in fact point to a more … Read more What Is Engine Knocking (and What Causes It?)
Most of the time, white smoke coming from the exhaust of your car is nothing to worry about. But if you suspect there’s a problem with the way your car is running then white smoke might be a sign that there is in fact something wrong. White smoke coming from the exhaust of your car on … Read more 7 Causes Of White Smoke Coming From The Exhaust On Startup?
If the brake booster on your car is faulty then the brake pedal will be harder to push down on. The brakes won’t work as well as they should and it will take longer to stop. If you suspect there is something wrong with the brake booster on your car, it’s obviously very important to get … Read more Symptoms of A Bad Brake Booster
The most common reasons for car stalling, are bad fuel, problems with the fuel delivery system or problems with the electrical system. All engines need fuel, air and properly functioning electrics to run smoothly. So on the surface, figuring out why your engine is stalling should be easy, right? In this article, I’m going to run through the … Read more Car Stalling? (The Most Common Reasons with Fixes)
No matter how it ends up there, water in the gas tank of your car is bad news. The number one symptom you’ll see if you get water in the gas tank is a decrease in performance and an overall lack of acceleration. Table of Contents 5 Symptoms of Water in your gas tankWhat Can … Read more What Are The Symptoms of Water In Your Gas Tank? (And How To Fix It)
A failing or broken manifold absolute pressure sensor (MAP sensor) will cause your engine to run badly. Early symptoms of a failing MAP sensor include engine misfires, decreased fuel efficiency, rough engine idle and decreased power especially when accelerating. The MAP sensor is one of a group of realtime sensors that the ECU relies on for … Read more Symptoms Of A Bad MAP Sensor
If you are having trouble with the automatic transmission in your car, it may be caused by a faulty transmission control module. The symptoms of a bad transmission control module include difficulty changing up or down through gears, getting stuck in neutral or first gear, random unintended gearshifts and poor fuel economy. The transmission control module controls … Read more What Are The Symptoms of a Bad Transmission Control Module?
Spark plugs are without doubt, the most important part of the engine ignition system. One or more bad spark plugs is going to mess up how the engine runs, and will cause problems such as engine misfires and poor fuel economy. It’s therefore important to check and replace spark plugs regularly. They provide the ignition energy … Read more What Are The Symptoms Of Bad Spark Plugs?
The idle air control valve can be found on most vehicles and plays an important role in managing engine idle speed. It does this by allowing air to bypass the throttle body and into the engine when idling As you can imagine, a bad or failing idle air control valve will cause the engine to act … Read more Symptoms Of A Bad Idle Air Control Valve
Every petrol or diesel car has a camshaft position sensor. It plays a vital role in keeping your car or truck engine running smoothly by relaying information back to the ECU. The symptoms of a bad camshaft position sensor can be similar to other common engine problems. So it’s important to learn how a camshaft position sensor works, … Read more What Are The Symptoms Of A Bad Camshaft Position Sensor?