Monthly Archives: July 2012

History of Transmissions: Automatic vs Manual!

If you have ever wondered what the differences are between a manual or automatic transmission, there are several things you should know about how the system works. The way you use a vehicle and the type of driving you do … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Your Power Steering Pump

How does it work? The pump itself draws in fluid from a return line and pressurizes it. This system has to make enough pressure to turn the wheels at idle, requiring a valve to control pressure when the engine is … Continue reading

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Transfer Cases and Their Function

The transfer case is used in both 4wheel and all wheel drive vehicles. It is attached to the rear of the transmission and receives power directly from the transmission. If the driver selects 4wheel drive mode, the transfer case (using … Continue reading

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How Differentials Work

An automotive differential is a set of gears placed in the driveline which splits engine power to the axles allowing the right and left tires to turn at different speeds. This is necessary because as a vehicle makes a right … Continue reading

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Rack and Pinion Rebuilds

Your car’s rack & pinion steering system is your link to the road, providing safe, responsive handling and that road-hugging feel car enthusiasts love when it functions properly. However, as the miles build on your car’s steering system, you may … Continue reading

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