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Customer’s Engine Stumbles In Acceleration: What To Test

Ideally, an engine will accelerate smoothly through its power band. However, there are problems that can cause it to stumble (you might be more familiar with the terms judder, hesitate or hiccup). There are quite a few problems that can cause stumbling during engine operation, but you’ll have to do a few tests to find out exactly what’s going on. You’ll also have to make sure that the problem is actually stumbling and not missing or backfiring (test drive the car yourself to duplicate your … [Read more...]

Possible Reasons For My Customers Engine Running Lean

Lean operation happens when there’s too much air in the air-fuel mixture. In minor instances, it won’t cause much problem, but in serious situations, it can cause massive headaches and expensive repairs. It might even lead to the need for engine replacement if left unchecked for a long period of time, thankfully there are many used engines for sale. Diagnosing a lean condition can be tough, as there are many different situations that can lead to it. Here are some of the most common reasons for … [Read more...]

What Are Likely Causes of High Oil Pressure in a Vehicle?

Oil pressure should ideally stay at a median level. However, if your customer is experiencing high oil pressure on an intermittent basis (or even on a regular basis), there are some simple things to check before worrying about anything drastic like dropping in a replacement engine. However, there is the chance that the problem is serious, and you’ll need to consider offering your customer a rebuilt engine, remanufactured engine or even a crate engine to replace it. First, look for some of the … [Read more...]

Things to Know about Import Transmissions

Imports have become major players on the American automotive scene. In fact, when it comes to sedans and coupes, a significant number of people drive Hondas, Toyotas and Nissans (as well as other import brands). Imports are reliable, hold their value well, and are often relatively easy to work on. However, if you’re replacing a transmission in your import, there are a few things you should know. These tips will ensure an easier removal process.Front-Wheel DriveOne of the first things to … [Read more...]

Dodge Engine Replacement Tips – Dodge Ram 1500, Dodge Dakota and Dodge Durango

While ensuring that your Dodge truck is properly maintained will help maximize engine life, it’s not always that simple. Sometimes, hidden flaws in engine casting or early failure in internal components means that you’re in for an engine replacement. That’s no fun, but knowing a few things ahead of time will help make the process a little less onerous. Owners of a Dodge Ram 1500, Dodge Dakota or Dodge Durango will find the tips and tricks below helpful.First Things FirstThe first thing … [Read more...]

What to Know about Replacing the Transmission on A Chevy Silverado, Impala, Blazer, Camaro or S10

Chevy cars and trucks might be renowned for their longevity, but they’re not designed to run forever. Eventually, you’ll have to start replacing major components, including your transmission. While transmission replacement is an involved process, a few tips and tricks can make it simpler for you. Whether you drive a Silverado, Blazer, S10, Camaro or even an Impala, the information below will help.Front-Wheel Drive ConsiderationsWhile the Chevy Silverado, Blazer, S10 and Camaro are … [Read more...]

A Look at the Best-Selling Ford V8 Engines

When it comes to Ford engines, there’s a tremendous amount of history covering almost a century of manufacturing, and hundreds of different engine sizes and configurations. Ford’s engines have run the gamut from the average daily driver (perhaps the largest, yet least spectacular category) to powerhouse engines designed for racing and performance. The company’s probably most famous for its V8 engines – they offer power, performance, customizability and more. Of course, there have been tons of … [Read more...]

For Used Cars, It’s The Inner Beauty That Counts

      Shopping for a used car can often be a murky and disconcerting experience. An automobile is one of the most technically complex products you will ever buy, and there are a multitude of things that can go wrong after you drive it off the lot. Used cars are particularly tricky since they often don’t come with a factory warranty. If it breaks down on you three months after buying it, you’ll have to pay out of pocket for the repairs, which … [Read more...]

Transmission Replacement Terms You Must Know

Transmission problems can strike at any time, whether you’re driving an automatic or a stick shift. Wear and tear, early failure of internal components, lack of transmission fluid (due to leaks, usually) and other problems can leave you stranded. When this happens, you’ll need to replace your transmission, but there are a few things you need to know before getting into the process. If you’re not familiar with the various transmission replacement terms, it can be a confusing process.New … [Read more...]

Replacing Your Car’s Transmission? Consider These Three Important Things

Transmission troubles are more than mere inconsistencies. They can be expensive repairs, and they’re essential. Without an operational transmission, your car won’t be going anywhere. Replacing your transmission when it fails is the smart thing to do, but there are several things that you should consider before you opt for a particular replacement type.The Length of Time You’ll Own the CarOne of the most important considerations when it comes to transmission replacement is the length of … [Read more...]

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