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Is It Safe to Drive With the DPF Light On?
Diesel particulate filters are intended to reduce soot emissions by as much as 80%. When the filter fails, the DPF (diesel particulate filter) light will come on. It indicates a partial blockage...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Crankcase Vent Filter
Common signs include oil leaks, excessively high idle, and a decrease in engine performance, power, and acceleration.
How to Replace an Air Injection Pump Filter
Air pump filters may be failing when the engine has a rough idle and is sluggish. Reduced fuel economy may also indicate a bad filter.
5 Commonly Overlooked Vehicle Maintenance Items
Brake fluid, auto transmission fluid, and coolant flushes, as well as cabin filter changes and valve adjustments, are all important services.
How to Replace Your Air Filter
Before it can enter the engine, the engine air filter traps any dust and debris by acting as a shield, blocking its path. Over time, however,...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Air Pump Filter
If your engine is running sluggishly, the Check Engine Light is on, or there is a rough idle, you may need to replace your car's air pump filter.
How Long Does an Air Pump Filter Last?
In any vehicle that has an emissions system, otherwise known as a smog control system, it is vital that the air that enters the system is free of contaminants and debris....
How Long Does a Crankcase Vent Filter Last?
The crankcase vent filter is connected to a breather tube that connects the crankcase and then has access outside to clean air. The clean air then flows back in through the...
How Long Does a PCV Filter Last?
The Positive Crankcase Ventilation, also known as a PCV valve, helps relieve some of the excess pressure produced in your vehicle's crankcase. Using a filtered air flow, the PCV system draws fumes and vapors...
How To Replace a Cabin Air Filter That’s Behind the Glove Box
Cabin air filters are a new feature found on many late model vehicles. These filters are responsible for filtering the air that enters the vehicle when the heating and air conditioning...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Air Filter
Check if your car's air filter is dirty. If you notice a decrease in gas mileage or engine performance, you may have to replace your air filter.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Cabin Air Filter
Poor air flow and an unusual odor can indicate it's time to replace the cabin air filter.
How Does a Transmission Filter Work?
The transmission plays a hugely important role in how your vehicle functions. It's connected to the rear portion of your engine and transfers power from the engine to the wheels. Without a transmission, a...
Which Filters in My Car Can Be Cleaned Vs. Replaced?
While it is recommended that you change out your vehicle filters on a regular schedule, you can extend the life of some filters by cleaning them. Eventually, though, all filters need replacing, because cleaning...

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Jeeps stalls at traffic lights - 1979 Jeep CJ5
From the description it almost sounds like an air/fuel mixture issue. Possibly caused by unmetered air being sucked in at closed throttle. The vacuum system should be checked along with the intake manifold gasket. If no leaks are obvious, a...
Van stalling - 1993 Chevrolet G30
Have your fuel pressure checked with the engine running, as well as checking for a dirty throttle body. Running out of gas may have stirred up sediment in the tank which has somehow found its way to the fuel injectors....
Hi thanks for this chance. Based on auto indicator I took my car for service. I had to pay $586
In my opinion, I don't believe that you were cheated. These seem like fairly standard prices for those services. If you would like a point of comparison, you can enter your vehicle information and the same services into our estimator...
Driver having trouble finding cabin filter & air filter
After a quick search it seems there are a few options available online. The vehicle service manual much like the ones the technicians at the dealership are available for purchase online. For the best results, inquire for an official copy...
Check Engine Light is on and engine is quaking and stalling - 2006 Mercedes Benz C55 AMG
Hello. If the Check Engine Light has come on, then that means the computer has detected some sort of issue. I would rescan the computer to see if the same code has returned, even after cleaning the sensor. If cleaning...
Does this transmission have a transmission filter that can or needs to be change at certain miles?
Most vehicles have an internal transmission filter that can be changed by removing the transmission pan. Some diesel trucks will have an external filter that can be changed just like an oil filter. The transmission filter is usually recommended to...
Truck won't start.
You will need to check the power resistor wires to the starter relay to see if they were burned in two. This is the most likely cause when the starter is shorted.
Front seal leak in minivan's transmission - 1997 Ford Aerostar
Hello. It sounds like your transmission either did not get completely full of fluid after the service or it is leaking fluid again. To check the transmission fluid, start the car and leave it in park. Next pull out...
Had a hole in the oil pan so replaced it. Ever since then the oil filter will spray out oil.
Try checking all of the fittings near and around the oil filter housing as well as the oil pump. Check to be sure the correct O-ring is sealing correctly when the oil filter is screwed on as this is a...
Change oil remove filter
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1985 BMW 635CSi. According to the information I have found, your vehicle uses a canister style oil filter. To remove the filter, use a 17mm socket to remove the filter housing. Pull...
In traffic when accelerating, engine hits over-rev protection
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1989 Dodge Ramcharger. Check the transmission fluid to be sure the transmission is not being starved of fluid while operating. Otherwise it sounds like there is trouble in the transmission valve body...
Bad gas mileage and always runs in 4WD - 1979 Chevrolet K20 350 V8
Hi there, thanks for your question. Yes, these older Chevys do have full time four-wheel drive. There are kits available that will disengage the differential from the transfer case, but I've heard mixed reviews on how well they work. You...
I have checked the oil level and the oil level on the dipstick is far over 'maximum'. Should I carry out a full service?
You should find out the reason the oil is overfull. If the oil is contaminated with water then you may have a head gasket blown. If the oil is contaminated with fuel then you may have a fuel injection system...
What is a throttle body filter
I'm not sure why you are getting the definition of "throttle body filter" for the code P0068. The definition I come up with is throttle body air flow performance. In fact, all of your codes are having to do with...
Check Engine Light on after changing oil - 2012 Kia Rio5
If starting it today was the first time after changing your oil, the oil filter and oil galleries were empty for a few seconds. If this is the case, the Check Engine Light is reflecting the lack of oil pressure...
oil seal filter leakage
There is a small o-ring that sits inside of the top of the oil filter that is intended to seal up to the bottom of the oil filter housing. If this is not properly mated with the bottom of the...
I have a stutter at idle
I would recommend checking the mass air flow sensor. As you know this also contributes to the regulation of air flow into the throttle body. If this does not have the proper voltage going to it, this may also cause...
Water linking only into the passenger side soaking the carpet.
Hi, thanks for writing in. It sounds like you may have a clogged AC drain from debris. I recommend having the drain cleaned out from the engine compartment. If you would like help, consider having an expert automotive technician from...
Oil coming from oil filter
If the filter is not tightened properly the vibrations of engine can work the filter loose over time. If you tightened the filter and it was still leaking that means that there was a problem with the seal on the...
Runs fine with the map sensor vacuum line plugged off
Hello, the map sensor is an input of engine load. When the map sensor is disconnected it will set a fault code which is emission base and check engine will come on,this cause the system to go into a default...

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