To better understand why the automotive industry is in the middle of a perfect storm , first go back and consider the also perfect set of events that led to a robust recovery and a record setting 2016 sales year. A tiny split or damage to a hose could, if left unnoticed result in engine or gearbox damage. Engineered components like wheel bearings, crankshafts etc. where metal surface condition is the first indicator of part failure. All these important visual signs require good natural light.
Spring-lock connectors have been used by Ford Motor Company for many years on fuel and AC lines. A special tool is required to disconnect the lines. The tool must be the right size for the line being disconnected. As the tool slides into the line connection, it spreads the garter spring over the other line. The lines can then be pulled apart. Two -rings seal each connection. To reassemble, lube the -rings and then push the lines together until the garter spring clicks and locks the connection. Double check the lock by trying to pull the lines apart.
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When you first start doing your own automotive maintenance and repair work, you’ll find yourself making some pretty impressive messes. Even as an auto repair veteran, I still find myself making a few good ones. Since spills are a pretty common occurrence with mechanical work, knowing how to clean them up should be part of your knowledge base. Installation was a breeze. However, I nearly gave up when the reservoir started leaking, and nothing was coming out of the sprayers. I popped one of the hoses off the sprayers, engaged them, and got sprayed with water. So, there was pressure, but it stopped at the sprayers. Turns out, they were painted over.
Use Your Eyes: Usually when our customers complain of an alternator issue it just takes a quick look to find a belt missing, hanging off the engine block or so loose it’s flapping around the engine compartment. A quick visual check of the belt for cracking, excessive wear marks and other visual related problems can give you some idea of what may be the problem. Also, the drive belt must have the proper tension to run the alternator correctly; too much tension is just as bad as not … Read more
This lens will provide you with the steps of how to prepare an automotive paint surface for airbrushing or custom paint work. If not properly cleaned and prepped, the airbrush or graphic paint will not adhere, which will result in peeling. This is something that will ruin many hours and effort spent on your artwork so let’s learn how to do it correct so your airbrush work will last a long long time. Do you feel a pulsation in your brake petal when you push it? If so this can mean your brake rotors are warping causing a vibration in your petal. Also do not forget to check the can be the culprit while the rotor shows the symptoms. I was dozing on the couch the other day and dreamed mushrooms were growing on my feet. When I awoke my dog was sleeping on my legs. No rats, though.
I could never do this, but a very cool idea for someone who has the ideas and talent! Learn how Stratasys 3D solutions help shapes the way cars are imagined, designed and developed. Brand refers to the trademark given to a certain product. Sometimes it is the same with the manufacturer’s … Read more
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What do you think about the Dell XPS 13? Although there are desirable upgrades to the CPU/GPU/Storage/RAM, the 13 seems like a good alternative to the 15 for significantly less. Hmm. I have seen this waveform many times but not a 2002 vehicle. This is where having a known good waveform library comes in handy. I know that I have a known good waveform from a 2002 Jeep Liberty 3.7 Liter in my library. Let’s pull it up.
So there you have it, my thoughts as they pertain to diagnostic fees. Keep in mind that there are certain issues that will sometimes require extensive diagnostics such as water leaks and electrical issues, but you should never authorize more than one hour for diagnostics. Should … Read more
In 1981, Mark Carr was working as a graphic arts salesman for a photographic mural company. He had just moved to Houston from upstate New York and was finding success in his role, but he was restless. He felt like he was built to be doing something different. My newer article (click here) summarizes the best car rat-proofing ideas contributed by readers in the 270+ comments below. Or read the comments and add your own ideas! If you have questions about products, tools, literature or content on our website, click here to find out how to contact Microchip.
A variety of compressors are used and each has their own procedure for adding oil to the replacement compressor. Some compressors have a sump that stores a volume of oil where a dipstick is fashioned to check the level, while most do not. Some compressors require a given amount of oil added to the suction line opening and the compressor is rotated in the proper direction a given amount of times.
Oil or coolant disposal, parts bins, benches all need to be readily accessible to all bays, some can be placed between benches. The number of transmission jacks, and other equipment should … Read more
Labor Rate(definition): A dollar amount that the customer pays the shop for labor costs incurred while repairing the vehicle. The rate is billed per hour of time. So let’s say the labor rate for a shop is $100 per hour. That means that if the repair is quoted as 1 hour, you’ll pay $100 for labor plus any parts costs, shop fees, etc. The SSD drive is huge at 512 GB. It has faster boot times, faster graphics rendering times, and is just a smooth user experience overall. As I mentioned before, It may depend on where you live… ask your local auto mechanic if this is a problem in your area.
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The Automotive Congress has over the last years proven to be the most important and interesting happening on the Dutch automotive technology calendar. On June 7th and 8th, the 11th Automotive Congress and its participants will proudly reveal the state-of-art technology and discuss the challenges we face in this exiting industry. A clear span or clear floor hoist as it is also known, means simply that there is nothing on the floor connecting the two sides of the hoist together. Dear Ankit I am sorry but I do not think it is a good idea! You need a real school! current database of over 4.3 million verified fixes. This database is continually being updated also, and will just make things that much more easy and efficient for you.
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Rat nests can be found on the ground as well as up in the trees. Destroy them completely. NVIDIA is working with PACCAR, a leading global truck manufacturer, on … Read more
Fulfillment of highest expectations to car modeling, clay models, production of concept cars and show cars. You’ll find that many car relays have a diagram stamped on the case itself to identify each pin or terminal with a number. Now, if you look at the actual pins or terminals, chances are that you’ll see these same numbers printed next to them as well. Heritage Preservation professionals benefit from FARO’s scanning and imaging solutions allowing them to quickly capture detailed aretefacts, objects and as-built conditions for historic preservation/restoration plans.
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Turning off the key and it runs well again for a short time. The PCM is taking out injector pulse when it sees a catalyst damaging misfire on that cylinder. This is perfectly NORMAL. It will discontinue operation for that key cycle. What the poster is experiencing is normal strategy. Fix the misfire and the injector pulse will continue uninterrupted.
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Key Applications: Personal vehicles, vans, trucks, SUVs, hybrids, racing cars, aftermarket service & repair centers, OEM assembly lines. Despite the name, I believe metal flakes are generally automotive grade polyester, although some have an aluminum core (as do some other glitters). Because they are made to be solvent resistant, they tend to be more colorfast but because they are cut from polyester film like those other glitters, they have an exposed edge which leaves them subject to bleeding too.
Car batteries are NOT ‘maintenance free’. You must check the battery regularly. Keep the terminals, cables, and connectors clean and free from corrosion. Here’s how to clean the battery: use a wire brush and baking soda/water mixture to scrub away the growth of whitish, greenish, and bluish stuff on the battery terminals.
The best news of all is that this may not just be a concept. BMW has put the Zagato Coupe through high speed testing, and it meets German road standards. We may actually see this thing on the road! DuPont science is improving today’s hybrid and electric vehicles helping develop the fuel-cell powered vehicles of tomorrow.
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The New Bolero Power+ delivers an enhanced performance while retaining the core DNA of the legendary Bolero. It is powered by the reliable mHAWKD70 engine which is efficient, has low NVH and comes from the proven mHawk family of engines. It delivers more power, more mileage and is more peppy. It also offers better manoeuvrability and spacious 7 seats with added cushioning.
Add rubbing compound and start buffing. Do this in sections of about a square foot at a time, for best results. Use an orderly motion: left to right, right to left and then down and repeat the pattern. Repeat this step until you are satisfied with the result, it usually takes about 2-3 … Read more