The oil level sensor in the Oldsmobile Aurora operates the oil "dummy light" in the dash to tell the driver when the level of the oil in the oil pan is low -- that is its sole function. The Aurora has a separate pressure switch for the oil pressure gauge. Depending on the year and model Aurora, your
The coil springs on the Chevrolet Malibu are part of the automobile's suspension. They work together with the shock absorbers and struts to make the ride smoother when driving in your automobile. They also perform safety functions by helping the car to stick to the road when you are on bumpy terrain
It's the light every car owner dreads: the check engine light. It could mean your vehicle has a significant problem, or it could be a minor issue. The only way to know for sure is to take the vehicle to an auto parts store or mechanic and have the codes read by a special machine. Once this is done,
When it is hot outside, riding around in a Sentra with warm air coming from the air conditioner is an uncomfortable experience. If all of the components are working properly and if your Sentra was made after 1993, you can use an R134 refill kit from an auto parts store to recharge the system. Models
The GMC Yukon comes in a few different packages with a variety of options. Available in two-wheel or four-wheel drive, it also features an upgraded version of the Yukon Denali and the Yukon XL. The most popular Yukons came in the 1500 series (quarter-ton) with a front and rear shock absorber suspens
The door handles on most Chevy Caprice models are mounted to the door frame, so you must remove the door panel to access the mounting hardware. This is a tough job, as the door handles were not designed to come off easily. If you have to get to them, give yourself an entire afternoon to get the job
The fuel pump on the 1993 Nissan 240SX is located in the fuel tank. Removal and replacement of the fuel pump does not require removing the fuel take as there is a fuel pump access door located under the rear seat of the vehicle. No special tools are required, but the fuel pressure must be relieved b
Two things make an internal combustion engine function: fuel and fire. If the engine in a Grand Prix isn't working the way it should, then it's because there's a restriction on one or the other. If it's fuel, then the two most common problems are a clogged fuel filter and a malfunctioning fuel pump.
The low profile of Lincoln floor jacks make them perfect for the amateur DIY as well the professional mechanic. Over time, however, you may need to troubleshoot various problems with the Lincoln jack. While these are high quality jacks, they can (and do) eventually wear out. Before replacing them, m
Since its debut in 1985 the Ford Taurus has always used a fuel injection system to provide gasoline to the engine. By 1999, the Taurus was in the last year of its third generation and while many things had changed, the front-wheel-drive sedan still employed an electronic fuel injection system. To pr
A pulley on an engine is the device that powers the drive belt on the front of the engine. Pulleys on the engine are connected and secured to the engine by a nut in the middle of the pulley. Once the securing nut is tightened, the engine pulley will be securely in place on the engine.
A damaged or leaking radiator hose can burst unexpectedly. The coolant of a modern automobile operates in a sealed, pressurized environment. If a hose is leaking or damaged, the coolant, because of the pressure it is under, will quickly find the hole and escape. This will cause a rapid increase in e
Changing the serpentine belt in the 1996 Jeep Cherokee is a key part of maintaining the engine. The serpentine belt is the force that drives the alternator, the water pump, the power steering pump and the fan, so a failure of the belt could result in a loss of control and loss of battery power, and
A bad fuel filter in a diesel engine shows symptoms before failing.Auto Engine image by Andrew Breeden from Fotolia.comThe symptoms of a clogged fuel filter in a diesel car show up in the way an automobile starts or runs during acceleration. The fuel filter is a fuel system component...
The fog lights on the Chevy Avalanche are supplemental lights used to illuminate the road underneath fog. As the name suggest, these lights are especially useful and effective when it's foggy outside. However, they provide additional lighting at night for improved visibility. Like standard headlight
Automotive repair shops rely on the quality of their work and the satisfaction of their customers in order to stay in business. If customers are not happy with the service they get from a mechanics shop, they're not likely to do business with the shop again. This is why it is important for automotiv
Everyone wants to save money. With the economic situation as it is, people are looking for for good investments that will reap rewards. Car covers has become a popular choice, as it save people lots of money that would have otherwise been spent on cleaning, and repairing the damage that nature has c
Vacuum cleaners are one of the essential tools for cleaning our homes. It's an appliance some of us can't do without. Vacuum cleaners have been such a great innovation in our homes that when they start to show signs of failure, having them repaired would mean a whole different expense, when the real
Dismantling a car takes time and effort, but can be worth the hassle if planning on using the parts from one vehicle to restore another or to sell at a profit. Junkyards make the majority of their income by purchasing cars for pennies on the dollar, dismantling cars for parts and allowing individual