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September 02, 2020 P2181 Code: Cooling System PerformanceDiagnostic trouble code (DTC) P2181 stands for “Cooling System Performance.” It is triggered when the powertrain control module (PCM) detects that the coolant temperature in the radiator and engine is outside of the normal range (too hot or too cold).
May 04, 2019 Understanding Your CarEach section will start with a basic explanation of that system and how it works. We then break the system down into its component parts and explain each item and how it relates to the whole.
May 04, 2019 A Short Course on Automobile EnginesAir enters the engine through the air cleaner and proceeds to the throttle plate. You control the amount of air that passes through the throttle plate and into the engine with the gas pedal. It is then distributed through a series of passages called the intake manifold, to each cylinder. May 04, 2019 A Short Course on Cooling SystemsA typical 4 cylinder vehicle cruising along the highway at around 50 miles per hour will produce 4,000 controlled explosions per minute inside the engine as the spark plugs ignite the fuel in each cylinder to propel the vehicle down the road. Obviously, these explosions produce an enormous amount of July 23, 2019 6 Signs of a Bad RadiatorLet’s take a look at what the radiator is, how to spot the symptoms of a bad radiator, and how to diagnose the issue.
Bad Radiator Symptoms: Common Signs that Your Radiator is Failing