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Symptoms of a bad or failing ignition switch

Here's what you should be looking for

Some symptoms of a bad ignition switch include the car stalling while driving, starting then suddenly stalling and accessory power problems

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Symptoms of a bad or failing steering rack/gearbox

Look out for these things

The steering system utilized in many modern cars is a rack and pinion steering system.

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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Serpentine/Drive Belt

This is what you should look out for

The serpentine belt, also known as the drive belt, is a belt on a car engine that works with the idler, tensioner, and pulleys inside the accessory drive belt system.

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Symptoms of a bad or failing power steering pump

Here's what you should be looking out for

The power steering pump directs fluid from the reservoir into the steering gear, which applies the correct amount of pressure to turn the wheels smoothly.

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Symptoms of bad or failing intake manifold gaskets

This is what you should be looking out for

The intake manifold gaskets are some of the most important gaskets found on an engine.

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Symptoms of a bad or failing brake master cylinder

Here's what you should be looking out for

The brake master cylinder is one of the most important components found on modern car braking systems.

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Symptoms of a bad or failing coolant temperature switch (sensor)

Look out for these signs

The coolant temperature sensor, also known as the coolant temperature switch, is an engine management system sensor that is used to monitor the temperature of the engine’s coolant.

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Symptoms of a bad or failing canister purge solenoid

This is what you should look out for

The canister purge solenoid is an emissions control component that is commonly found on the evaporative emissions (EVAP) system of many modern vehicles.

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Symptoms of a bad or failing oil pressure sensor

Here are the things you should look for

Without the proper amount of oil, your engine will sustain major damage.

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Here are the symptoms of a bad or failing transmission speed sensor

A guide for what you should know

A guide for what you should know.

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Check out these symptoms of a bad or failing timing belt

A broken timing belt could cause a very expensive problem

A broken timing belt could cause a very expensive problem.

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These are the symptoms of a bad or failing CV axle shaft assembly

You won't want to be driving on it long

You won't want to be driving on it long.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Thermostat

A car thermostat regulates the flow of coolant through the engine and is an incredibly important player in the operation of your vehicle’s engine.

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Here are the symptoms of a bad or failing fuel pump relay

Check this out if you think you're having fuel pump relay issues

The fuel pump relay is an electronic component that is found on virtually all vehicles equipped with an internal combustion engine.

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These are the symptoms of a bad or failing idle control valve

Check this out if you think your idle control valve is bad

The idle control valve, also commonly referred to as the idle air control valve, is an engine management component that is found in one form or another on the majority of road going vehicles.

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Symptoms of a bad or failing camshaft position sensor

Read this to see if it may be a problem with your car

If your vehicle doesn't drive like it used to, has the check engine light illuminated or refuses to start, you may want to take a look at your camshaft position sensor.

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Here are the symptoms of a bad or failing exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve

The EGR valve is supposed to recirculate exhaust gases back into the intake

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These are the symptoms of a bad or failing engine control unit (ECU)

The ECU is your car's main computer

The ECU is your car's main computer.

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Here are some symptoms of a bad or failing starter relay

One of the most important, and most forgotten, components of the ignition system

One of the most important, and most forgotten, components of the ignition system.

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Here's how you shut off the anti-theft device in your car

Strategies for shutting the system off

Anti-theft systems are designed to prevent your vehicle from being stolen, but if it isn't working, you'll need to find a way to shut the system off so your car will return to normal operation.

5 Car Parts Potholes Can Damage

Think driving will get easier once the winter season ends? Think again.

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