Understanding Torque Converters
Automotive Basics

Torque Converters ~ Understanding and Troubleshooting

Torque converters are a type of fluid coupling which transfers rotating power from a prime mover, like an internal combustion engine, to a rotating driven load. In a vehicle with an automatic transmission, the torque converter connects the power source from the load. [Read More…]
How To Set Ignition Timing
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How To Set Ignition Timing

Setting the timing on your engine is one of the most misunderstood adjustments, but the information on this video will help you understand and answer all of your questions about ignition timing. [Read More…]
Automotive Basics

How To Use A Multimeter

How To Use A Multimeter ~ The digital multimeter is the go to tool for dealing with electrical problems in a car, and is the proper tool to measure voltage, current, and resistance. In fact, [Read More…]
Anti-Lock Brakes ABS
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Understanding Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)

An anti-lock braking system (ABS) is a system that prevents the wheels from locking while you are braking. It is a very safe and effective system and the purpose of this is twofold: it allows the driver to maintain steering control under heavy braking and, in most situations, it shortens the braking distance. [Read More…]
Manual Clutch Set
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Understanding Clutches

Clutches are a mechanism for transmitting rotation, which can be engaged and disengaged. When we talk about a clutch in everyday life, we mostly referring to a sub-component of a motor vehicle engine’s transmission that is designed to allow us to change gears when we drive. [Read More…]
Ignition System Coil and Distributor
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Understanding Ignition Systems

The ignition system is a key component in making an engine run because it provides a way for the fuel mixture in the engine to burn. All gasoline engines require an ignition system. Most four stroke engines use mechanically timed electrical ignition systems. [Read More…]
understanding spark plugs
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Understanding Spark Plugs

A spark plug is a device that delivers electric current from the ignition system in the combustion chamber to ignite the compressed air/fuel mixture with a spark. Spark plugs a metal threaded shell, electrically isolated from a central electrode by a porcelain insulator. [Read More…]
Air Intake
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Understanding Air Intakes

There are various kinds of air intakes to choose from. Among the most popular styles of air intakes are short ram intakes, cold air intakes, and ram air intakes. If you are wondering how you could get the best air intake system, and what the differences between the various designs are, here’s what you need to know. [Read More…]
Throttle Body Fuel Injection
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Understanding Fuel Injectors

Fuel Injectors have totally replaced carburetors that were once used for fuel delivery. Fuel injectors are part of a computerized system that sprays the fuel into the combustion chambers at regular intervals – whereas carburetors will use a vacuum to pull the fuel into the engine’s combustion chambers. [Read More…]
Disk Brakes
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Understanding Disc Brakes

The disc and brake pad are the parts of the brake system that do the actual work of stopping the car. Disc brakes can come in several designs. To better understand how the disc brake works, we will go over the components of the brake and the technology behind how a disc brake actually functions. [Read More…]
Solenoid and Starter
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Understanding Car Starters

In the earlier days when automobiles were a new thing, a hand crank was used to start the engine, but by 1920, nearly every vehicle had self-starters. It had replaced the hand-cranking. [Read More…]
Fuel Filter
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Understanding Fuel Filters

Fuel filters are found along the fuel lines, either in the engine compartment or near the fuel tank. The fuel filter’s job is to trap large particles in the fuel and stop them from getting into the engine. [Read More…]
Exhaust System
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Understanding Exhaust Systems

The exhaust system is a series of pipes that evacuate the spent gases from an engine. So basically, the exhaust system will just vent waste gases from the engine. There are multiple exhaust system types which you can learn more about here. [Read More…]