My Isuzu Axiom is chattering when I'm cornering. What is wrong?
If you hear chattering when cornering, your differential may be having a problem. The differential is made up of several toothed gears that are entwined with each other. Its effective operation depends on how well and precise the gears are arranged and oriented with each other. If it is not properly lubricated or when the gears go out of place, it creates noise. The noise also indicates if the gears are already worn out. If the gears are already worn-out, you need to have them replaced or fixed by a professional mechanic.
What causes the check engine indicator to light up?
Your Axiom has a check engine indicator that tells you if there's something wrong with your engine or exhaust system components. When it lights up, it can be a simple problem that can be fixed quickly, or it can be a threat to the components under the hood. One of the most common reasons why the check engine light comes on is a faulty or worn oxygen (O2) sensor. The O2 sensor's function is to measure the amount of unburnt oxygen in your exhaust system. If the O2 sensor goes bad, it can damage the spark plugs and the catalytic converter. Another common cause is a faulty mass airflow (MAF) sensor. The MAF sensor measures the air entering the engine. If it is damaged or worn out, it should also be replaced to avoid damaging the spark plugs, O2 sensors, and the catalytic converter. A loose or missing gas cap can also trigger the check engine indicator to light up. If it is loose, all you need to do is tighten it, and if it's damaged or missing, replace it with a new gas cap.
Pink fluid is leaking from my car. What is it and what should I do with it?
If you find pink fluid under your car, it is the transmission fluid that is leaking. Try to locate the source of the leak. If your transmission fluid level drops too low, you might start to feel your transmission slipping, jerking in and out of gear, bucking, and other problems with the transmission of your car. A broken transmission is costly to fix, so it is better to prevent the transmission from breaking down because of a transmission fluid leak. To check if you have enough fluid, you can manually check the level with the dipstick in your car.
My Isuzu Axiom is using up too much engine oil. I know this isn't normal. What should I do?
When your Axiom is using up too much engine oil, it can only mean that your valve guides or piston rings are already worn out. If the valve guides are damaged or worn out, the engine will suck the engine oil into the cylinders. Meanwhile, if the piston rings are worn or damaged, engine oil will burn. And when this happens, the engine will have low compression. To fix this problem, replace the faulty parts.