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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Instrument Voltage Regulator
Common signs include dim or flickering gauges, inaccurate or erratic readings from the voltage regulator, and an inoperable instrument cluster.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Temperature Sensor
If the temperature gauge gives false readings or does not move, you may need to replace the oil temperature sensor.
How Long Does an Oil Temperature Sensor Last?
Oil is vital for engine operation – you can’t drive without it. Trying to run your car’s engine without oil would result in catastrophic damage. However, it’s just as important that the...
3 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Temperature Gauge
A car temperature gauge shows how hot the engine is. If the temperature gauge reads high, your car could be leaking coolant or have a bad water pump.
How to Replace a Fuel Gauge Sender
The fuel gauge has a sender that goes bad when it says that the fuel level is different lower or higher than it actually is.
How to Install a Car Volt Amp Gauge
When you think about the number of sensors that your engine has, it seems like there is an endless amount of gauges that can be installed to monitor their readings. Some of...
How to Monitor Your RPM Gauge to Get the Best Performance Out of Your Car
A car tachometer, or RPM gauge, shows the speed the engine is spinning. Watch your RPM gauge to improve your car's performance and fuel efficiency.
How to Install a Tachometer in Your Car
A tachometer gauge allows the driver to see the engine's RPM. Some may install tachometers for performance, looks, or to simply monitor engine speed.
How to Replace a Fuel Meter Assembly
The fuel gauge assembly indicates your fuel level. The fuel gauge will no longer work if there is an application of reverse charge or corrosion.
How to Replace an Instrument Voltage Regulator
The instrument cluster has a voltage regulator that fails when the panel is dim or flickering, reads erratically, or is totally inoperable.
How to Buy a Good Quality Tire Pressure Gauge
Keeping an eye on your tire pressure is vital. Low tires wear poorly, and they can have a negative effect on your fuel economy. It also makes them more susceptible to...

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