This video covers the external conditions that can cause this type of damage. Sponsored by TrakMotive.
Access to secondary waveform testing is nearly impossible on some modern coil over plug ignition coils. But what if you need to check the secondary circuit function of the coil? The solution might be scoping the current ramp. Sponsored by Blue Streak.
Battery replacement is one of the most common repairs performed by a shop, but some late-model vehicles require more than just attaching the cables and hold-downs. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.
A coil takes a finite amount of time to build up this charge. This is the dwell time, normally defined as the camshaft’s degree of rotation, during which the voltage flows through and charges the primary side of the coil. Sponsored by Blue Streak.
When a bulb burns out it can produce a message in the instrument cluster and even a code. Andrew Markel discusses the procedures required to troubleshoot the circuit and to get the message to go away. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.
If the seal or O-ring is leaking, it can cause a driveability issues with poor idle quality and lean DTC codes. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.
By performing these easy checks, you can determine if the spark plug wires are the problem or it is another component in the ignition system or on the engine. Sponsored by Blue Streak.
Synthetic and conventional base stocks are the same in how they interact with gasket and seal materials. This video covers the source of the myth, and why any engine can benefit from a synthetic or oil. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.
Less expensive ignition coils use resins that are less resistant to vibration, heat and endless heat cycles under the hood. Taking a risk on a cheap ignition coil from an unknown source can put an engine at risk. Sponsored by Blue Streak.
Andrew Markel explains why two overrunning decoupler pulleys (OAD) may look the same on the outside, but on the inside they may be different. The reason for this is that the OAD pulley is tuned for the engine, drive belt system and alternator. Sponsored by Litens.
Online service information is like having access to an entire library in the repair bay. Navigating the service information like a book can cause you to miss critical information like TSBs and user generated content. Andrew Markel covers how to use the search function to find more information faster. Sponsored by ProDemand from Mitchell1.
Andrew Markel covers how the movement of the pistons create torsional vibrations in the belt drive system. These small changes in the speed of the crankshaft can cause vibration in the alternator and belt drive system. If the vibration goes unchecked, it could lead to belt wear and component failure. Sponsored by Litens.