Maintenance

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Overview of a Modern Electronic Power Steering System

EPS Isn't New, But It Has More Capabilities

Electronic Power Steering (EPS) is now standard equipment on virtually all new models of vehicles sold. One reason is clear: it removes the parasitic drag of the constantly turning, belt-driven hydraulic pump used to supply the hydraulic force to move the steering mechanism.


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Keep TPMS Tools Updated for Accurate Relearns

Continental is launching a national public service campaign to make sure tire dealerships and service facilities are aware they need to keep TPMS tools updated so they can service all vehicle makes and models and ensure trouble-free and profitable tire services.


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Seal A/C Leaks With LeakFinder

Tracer Products offers LeakFinder LF200CS, an air conditioning sealant that permanently seals pinhole leaks in accumulator/receivers, evaporators, condensers, O-rings, hoses and more. The single-use syringe comes with an adapter to connect to either R-134a or R-1234yf systems.


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Understanding Individual Cylinder Fuel Control

We Break Down This Engine Management Strategy

If we go back to the early electronic fuel injection, (EFI) systems known as batch-fired injectors or what was called simultaneous EFI systems, the bank 1 injectors were all fired together. The next engine revolution resulted in the powertrain control module (PCM) group firing the injectors from bank 2. When an injector electrically lost its resistance value or had a problem called pintle distortion, it created a rich condition on that specific cylinder and bank.


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