Solenoid ABS Brief Review

Administrator posted this 18 June 2019

What does the ABS Solenoid do in your car? Long story short, ABS is the anti-lock braking system, and you can easily get access to the information through the OBD-II DLC. ABS is very important for your safety, as its main and preferable task is to prevent wheel lock during braking. The functionality of the Anti-lock Braking System is procured by modulator, valves and solenoids inside it. The controller receives the brake pressure from the main cylinder, and puts under the control the pressure in the wheels.

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Semi-automatic transmission & PowerShift

Administrator posted this 13 June 2019

Semi-automatic transmission is another type of gearbox. This device is billed as a manual gearbox with automatic control. At the same time, it is wrong to be confident that the clutch-less manual transmission is a kind of automatic, manual gearbox or CVT.

The semi-automatic transmission (SAT) complexion reminds mechanics, in addition, it is equipped with actuators for clutch release/transmission selection), as well as sensors and electronic control unit.

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P0190 - P0194 Fuel Rail Pressure

Administrator posted this 11 June 2019

To continue the topic of the error codes, it is time to mention faults with Fuel Rail Pressure system. A fuel rail is essentially a pipe (usually resembling a rail) used to deliver fuel to individual fuel injectors on internal combustion engines.

  • P0190 Fuel Rail Pressure 
  • P0191 FRP Range/Performance
  • P0192 FRP Low Input (voltage)
  • P0193 FRP High Input (voltage)
  • P0194 FRP Intermittent

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A continuously variable transmission (CVT) Pross & Cons

Administrator posted this 06 June 2019

Manual, hydraulic, automatic, variable and robotic transmission. Buying a car, the driver always draws on the type of transmission installed and a number of its other features. Quite common gearbox is CVT transmission, its main advantages and disadvantages and will be discussed.

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Error code P0217 - Overheating engine

Administrator posted this 04 June 2019

Error code P0217 is common, like the two previous ones (we wrote about earlier). P0217 is classified as a state of engine overheating or cooling system overheating, which essentially means the same thing. 

There are a lot of causes and consequences of overheating of the engine. It is important that the overheating of the engine is very dangerous and can lead to detonation. That is why when the error P0217 is shown up you need to climb under the hood and fix the problem immediately. 

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What Smart Key means?

Administrator posted this 30 May 2019

Car manufacturers are trying to maximize the level of comfort. The use of the key is an outdated technology. Radio signals and “smart” access to the car a new trend of automotive fashion.

Smart car access the system, smart key, keyless access — all this is one name for the electronic system of access to the car and to start the engine. The system has different names from different manufacturers (Keyless Drive - from Volvo or Keyless Go - from Mercedes-Benz), but this doesn’t change the essence of the system.

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The beating of the brake pedal — how dangerous is it?

Administrator posted this 23 May 2019

The beating of the brake pedal is a clear problem, indicating a malfunction of the brake system. This fault has a low level of danger, but ignoring it - can play a fatal role.

The beating of the brake pedal occurs as a consequence of the reverse action on the cylinders. That is, under normal conditions, the pads evenly compress the brake rotors or pressed against the brake drums or friction sheave.

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ECU - Electric Control Unit or Engine Conrol Unit?

Administrator posted this 21 May 2019

ECU is an Electric Control Unit, but sometimes the acronym means Engine Control Unit. So the question is, what does ECU really mean and how does it influence on the car output?

Actually, ECU is a general term for any electronic unit which controls different vehicle's “branches”. For example, Airbag Control Unit, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, etc. One car can include 80 ECUs.

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Wheel balancing is an important process you should follow

Administrator posted this 16 May 2019

Wheel balancing is an important process in the operation of the car, which depends not only on the comfort and quality of driving, but also the safety of the driver on the road. To carry out this procedure is necessary during the seasonal change of tires, as well as permanent operation mode auto - for every 10 thousand miles. Your car driving abilities are affected by the quality of the roads, the terrain, season, and transported cargo. For example, if you live outside the city in the Northern region with long winters and the car is a daily means of transport - the balancing is recommended for every 5 thousand km. Thus, pay more attention to this issue.

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Letters & Digitals Mercedes-Benz or is the classification so complicated?

Administrator posted this 14 May 2019

Mercedes-Benz corporation was established in 1926 (when Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft and Benz & Cie. merged). Along with the development of the automotive industry, there was a need for the classification of models of vehicles and their motors. Each company tried to stand out by introducing new production technologies and producing more unique products. As a result, labeling appeared in order to help categorize all produced cars by the corporation or even brand. 

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