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How to Replace a Condenser Fan Relay

The condenser fan relay and the engine cooling fan relay are, on most vehicles, the same component.

How to Replace a Car Air Conditioning (AC) Compressor

The compressor is designed to pump refrigerant through the A/C system and to convert low pressure vapor refrigerant into high pressure vapor refrigerant.

Why Cooling System Repairs on a European Car Can Be Tricky

Most people think that cooling systems on all vehicles can be simple to work on.

How to Replace a Cooling Fan Resistor

A lot of manufacturers use cooling fan resistors in order to offer multiple fan speeds on a single fan assembly or to control dual fans.

How To Keep Your Car From Overheating

Summer is the most popular time of the year for road trips, camping weekends, and sunny beach days.

How to Remove and Replace a Heater Control Valve

The purpose of a heater control valve is to control the flow of engine coolant to the heater core, located within the passenger compartment.

How to Replace a Cooling Fan Relay on Most Vehicles

A cooling fan relay is used on vehicles that have an electrical fan to cool the engine.

How to Calculate the Concentration of Coolant in a Car

A vehicle's cooling system helps transfer heat away from the engine, allowing the vehicle to function at a normal operating temperature.

How to Flush Your Cooling System

Flushing the cooling system is part of every vehicle's scheduled maintenance.

How to Quickly Cool Down a Hot Car

Knowing how to cool off a hot car that has been sitting in the heat and sun can save you the discomfort of having to sit in your vehicle's hot interior while driving to your destination.

How Do I Prepare My Car for Summer?

Summer's heat, dust, and stop-and-go traffic will take their tolls on your vehicle.

How Long Does a Cooling Fan Resistor Last?

The purpose of the cooling fan resistor is to remove heat from the engine’s coolant and from the A/C refrigerant.

How Long Does a Cooling Fan Relay Last?

The purpose of the cooling fan relay is to pull air through the A/C condenser and the radiator.

How Long Does a Coolant Tube Last?

The coolant tube, or hose, carries coolant to and from the engine in your vehicle.

How Long Does a Coolant Reservoir Last?

The coolant reservoir is a tank located in your vehicle that holds the overflowing coolant that comes from your cooling system.

How Long Does a Coolant Recovery Reservoir Last?

The coolant recovery reservoir is both an expansion tank as well as a coolant recovery tank.

How Long Does a Connector Hose Heater Control Valve Last?

The hose heater control valve opens and allows hot coolant from the engine to blow into the heater core.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Water Pump (Auxiliary)

Many of today's modern cars utilize a standard water pump to keep their engines at a consistent operating temperature.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Water Pump

In order to run cool on those hot summer days, your engine needs to have a consistent flow of coolant supplied from the radiator throughout the engine.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Radiator Hose

The radiator hose is part of your vehicle’s cooling system.

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