Motor matters: Spotting faults

Like all of us, cars occasionally get sick as well. Thus, they need to be regularly checked and maintained to keep them in proper working condition as much as possible. Keeping your vehicle in shape and condition may require you to change some of its auto parts, especially if your vehicle is an older model. Car parts wear out over time so you would need to replace them with higher quality parts.

Like all of us, cars occasionally get sick as well. Thus, they need to be regularly checked and maintained to keep them in proper working condition as much as possible.

Keeping your vehicle in shape and condition may require you to change some of its auto parts, especially if your vehicle is an older model. Car parts wear out over time so you would need to replace them with higher quality parts.

When a vehicle is of simple make and uncomplicated with engine parts easy to find, one can easily guess and replace the defective part because the price is usually cheap. And if you go to a salvage yard, you can buy the part for almost next to nothing. This used to be the case.

But with the present complicated and highly advanced engines; no one can do that anymore. Troubleshooting by guessing is an expensive option which does not work most of the time. It is challenging to guess right or tell the car’s problem. However, with some advice, you can tell the problem and have it fixed.

First and foremost, identify it. Try to check if your car is making any noise? Loosing power? Or is the engine overheating by checking your dash gauge?

For electric problems, simply get the engine fault code for directions to the specific circuit that is causing the problem. You can get this easily by buying a scanner to detect the suspected components. 

After identifying the suspected component, it can be replaced by a new one with similar ohmmeter or voltmeter readings. If similar, then replace and reset the code before taking the vehicle for a road test.

Why? To make sure the symptom or the code does not show up again.

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