Category: Informational

What is an Electronic Throttle Body, Throttle-By-Wire, Fly-By-Wire, or Drive-By-Wire? 3

What is an Electronic Throttle Body, Throttle-By-Wire, Fly-By-Wire, or Drive-By-Wire?

Electronic Throttle Bodies? Where’s the throttle cable? As you may already know opening the hood in a modern car reveals systems alot different than that of years past. As engine life has been extended...

What are Hollander Part Numbers!? 0

What are Hollander Part Numbers!?

People often  ask why their new part has a “Hollander” part number on it. Is Hollander a brand? What exactly is a Hollander part?! Hollander is nothing more than a universal part numbering system....

Automotive terminology, codes, abbreviations, and other words that can be just plain confusing 0

Automotive terminology, codes, abbreviations, and other words that can be just plain confusing

Most auto technicians and car parts people have a separate language which may not make any sense to the average person trying to work on their car. I am going to try to create...

Identifying F150 regular cab, super cab, crew cab 4

Identifying F150 regular cab, super cab, crew cab

The 2004 -2008 Ford F150 had 3 major variations of cab styles, and the labeling can become confusing. This is a short post to help identify exactly which model F150 you have. This information...

A basic description of Automotive AC Systems and how they work 5

A basic description of Automotive AC Systems and how they work

Automotive AC systems can be intimidating if you are to jump in headfirst without a little background on exactly what is happening inside the system.  I am writing this article to give some insight...

Important information for AC Compressor Replacement 3

Important information for AC Compressor Replacement

If you’ve had an AC Compressor fail on you, Murphy’s law states that it likely happened in the heat of the summer. Therefore you most likely want to get it fixed as soon as...

Taking the mystery out of Oxygen Sensors. 7

Taking the mystery out of Oxygen Sensors.

Many automobile owners and enthusiasts have heard of oxygen sensors, and know that their car has one or more of them. But how many people really understand their purpose and importance to the vehicle’s engine? New...

Oxygen Sensor Problem Diagnosis and Information 0

Oxygen Sensor Problem Diagnosis and Information

Oxygen Sensors: How to Diagnose and Replace By Larry Carley c2007 Today’s computerized engine control systems rely on inputs from a variety of sensors to regulate engine performance, emissions and other important functions. The...

Ignition Distributor-Install Tips & General Info 0

Ignition Distributor-Install Tips & General Info

The Ignition distributor is basically the heart of the ignition/spark system. The PCM,ECM, or vehicle computer is the brain and controls the distributor. The distributor is being removed form most late model vehicles and...

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