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OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0174 Code: System Too Lean (Cylinder Bank 2)

While the P0174 OBD-II trouble code is not manufacturer-specific and is considered a generic powertrain code, it can be more common in certain car makes than others. More specifically, a...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0171 Code: System Too Lean (Bank 1)

For combustion engines to function smoothly, it needs to have a mixture of 14.7 parts air to 1 part fuel (14.7:1). To maintain this, the engine control module (ECM) constantly...Read more

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How to Pass an Emissions Test: 7 Tips That May Help

Note: Please check your local and state laws regarding exemptions and coverage of car emissions testing in your area. Emission testing, or smog check, ensures your car meets the emission...Read more

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How to Diagnose a Faulty Fuel Pump

So, you think you may have a faulty fuel pump? Troubleshooting the problem is usually pretty straightforward. But occasionally, a tricky diagnosis will have you pulling out your hair and...Read more

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Bad Fuel Pump Symptoms

It's a frigid winter morning and you go to start your car—it cranks and cranks but doesn't fire. Sound familiar? Then you may have a bad fuel pump. But don't...Read more

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Filters

There are a number of replaceable filters in a car. They are listed in your owners manual along with recommended replacement intervals. If you live in a dusty area or...Read more

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A Short Course on Fuel Systems

This article is broken down into two sections: What is a fuel system?How does a fuel system work? What is a Fuel System? The modern automobile fuel system has several...Read more

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Fuel System

The function of the fuel system is to store and supply fuel to the cylinder chamber where it can be mixed with air, vaporized, and burned to produce energy. The...Read more

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CAR CARE — What Must I Do to Take Care Of My Car?

What does your car mean to you? How you view your car may determine how well you tend to treat it. If you see it as a mere conveyance, you...Read more

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