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How to Replace an Air Conditioning Expansion Valve (Orifice Tube)

If your air conditioning (AC) has been less than helpful this summer, it may be the expansion valve (also known as an orifice tube).

How to Replace an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve

You car may display a Check Engine Light, it may not be running correctly, or it may not pass your local emissions test.

How to Replace an Air Diverter Valve

Today's modern cars, trucks, and SUVs have become highly efficient operating machines.

How to Replace a High Pressure Safety Valve

To the running engine, the lubrication system is much like the heart and blood of the entire operation.

How to Check an Idle Air Control Valve

Commonly called an idle air control (IAC) valve or idle speed control (ISC) valve, this device is used on many cable-operated throttle bodies to regulate the engine idle speed.

How to Replace a Vacuum Brake Booster Check Valve

t require much tightening but just needs to be snug tight.

How to Replace a Proportioning Valve

There are many different valves used in the conversion from drum brakes to disc brakes and in brake systems in general.

How to Replace Your Car Idle Air Control Valve

The speed of an engine’s RPMs while at a stop is called idle or idle speed.

How to Replace a Car Combination Valve

A combination valve provides everything you need to balance your brake system in one compact unit.

How to Troubleshoot and Replace a Leaking Valve Cover Gasket

A valve cover leak can occur well before you ever know it is there.

How to Replace a PCV Valve Hose

The Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve hose is a hose running from the valve cover on the engine to either the intake air box or the intake manifold.

How to Replace a Power Steering Control Valve

Power steering makes maneuvering a vehicle much easier, more efficient and safer for all drivers.

How to Replace a Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) Valve

The positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve is incorporated into current production engines to aid in improving emissions.

How to Change a Radiator Valve

The thermostat is a valve that controls the flow of coolant in the cooling system of the vehicle.

How to Replace an Air Pump Check Valve

The air injection system is used to reduce hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions.

5 Commonly Overlooked Vehicle Maintenance Items

Without a doubt, the best way to maintain your car is to follow the manufacturer's suggested service schedule, but some people opt not to for various reasons, cost often being one of them– the scheduled maintenance services can certainly be expensive.

How to Inspect Valve Clearance Adjustment

The term “valve adjustment” is an oxymoron.

How to Clean an EGR Valve

The EGR valve is the heart of the emissions system on an engine.

How Long Does a Vacuum Brake Booster Check Valve Last?

The braking system on your car requires a lot of pressure.

How Long Does a Vent Oil Separator Last?

The engine in your car can only run when the right number of controlled explosions are performed.

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