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What are the Symptoms of Clogged or Dirty Fuel Injectors?

What are the Symptoms of Clogged or Dirty Fuel Injectors?

In order for your car engine to operate smoothly, it needs the proper balance of fuel. The fuel injection system allows the fuel to be mixed with a right amount of air before entering the engine chamber. With constant use over time, fuel injectors become clogged or dirty. It will eventually need to be replaced. Here are some symptoms to look out for to know if your fuel injectors are getting bad:   Signs Of Dirty Fuel Injectors   Engine stalls or fails - If the amount of fuel needed to power the car is insufficient, the regular revolutions per minute (RPM) won't be met and the engine will stall   Engine vibrates - A dirty injector can stop the correct cylinder from firing. As a result, you may feel shakes as your car struggles to get power.   Engine misfires - A clogged injector can cause the vehicle to misfire.   Check engine light on - One of the most noticeable signs that there is a problem with your injectors is when the check engine light ill ... read more

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Diesel Truck Water in Fuel Warning Light On

Diesel Truck Water in Fuel Warning Light On

What should you do if the water in fuel warning message comes on in your Ford Powerstroke truck? First of all, you do not need to worry, this is a message indicating that the fuel water separator needs to be drained. Minimize driving until you can service the system to avoid water-related damage or contamination.  The Ford Powerstroke Fuel and water separator is located on the driver's side frame rail just under the driver's seat. It is a large aluminum housing with a black plastic cap to the rear and four fuel lines. Before getting under the truck you will need a drain pan and Allen wrench to drain the water separator. Slide under the truck and remove the Allen plug (indicated by the red arrow) in the lower portion of the pump/separator. After allowing the fuel to drain simply resecure the plug and clean up! Cycle the ignition key to the on position and wait 30 seconds before turning off and repeating. After 2 complete cycles start the truck as you normally wou ... read more

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What is Leaking From My Car?

What is Leaking From My Car?

              At some point, we have all experienced the fear of unknown fluids under the car. When this happens, you’re probably going to worry about what fluid is leaking and what the newfound leak means for your day. You might worry if your car is safe to drive, and how much the repairs will cost. Before you get too worried, let's get an idea of how to identify the fluid leaking from your car.  First of all, let's break the fluids down into two groups; oil-based and water-based fluids. The oil-based fluid category will include Motor oil, Transmission Fluid, Differential Fluid, Power Steering Fluid, Brake Fluid, and Fuel. To tell the difference most oil-based fluids will leave a rainbow on wet surfaces and have a noticeably oily feel.  To help you further determine the fluid in question see if you can tell the color and location of the fluid.         Fuel ... read more

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