Air Conditioning System in Automobiles

You're stuck in traffic on an August afternoon and your auto air conditioning system is not up to the task. Sweat pours from your neck and runs down your back, turning your seat into a swamp of discomfort. Your legs feel like they’re stuck to the vinyl or grated by cheap velvet. Your hands are ready to slip from...

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Rack & Pinion Power Steering

Rack & Pinion steering is steadily becoming the typical kind of steering on cars, small trucks, and SUVs. It is actually a pretty simple mechanism. A rack and pinion gearset is encircled in a metal tube, with each end of the rack poking out from the tube. A rod, called a tie rod, hooks up to each end of...

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Power Steering System Pump and Rotary Valve

As the vanes turn, they draw hydraulic fluid from the return line at low pressure and push it into the outlet at high pressure. The amount of flow from the pump often varies based on the engine's speed. The pump is designed to send a regular flow when the engine is idling. But when engine is running at higher...

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Future of Power Steering in Automobiles

You can expect to see innovations that will drastically improve fuel efficiency. One of the coolest ideas being considered iin the future of power steering is a "steer-by-wire" or "drive-by-wire" system. These would take out the mechanical link between the steering wheel and the steering, using a purely electronic control system instead. Basically, the steering wheel would operate like...

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Recirculating Power Steering

The recirculating-ball steering gear has a worm gear. It helps to think of the gear in two parts. The first part is a metal block with a threaded hole in it. This block has gear teeth cut into the exterior, and these engage a gear that moves the pitman arm (see diagram above). The steering wheel connects to a...

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Shocks and Struts Suspension

Shocks and struts are two important parts of your suspension system that ensure your vehicle is balanced and riding comfortably with all four wheels on the road. We highly encourage you to get suspension inspection in order to maintain excellent car handling. Blown shocks and struts can result in a vehicle that handles poorly or even unsafely on public...

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Coil Springs Suspensions

The coil springs in your suspension system, along with your struts and shocks, all work to reduce road impact, spread the weight of your vehicle, and keep all four of your wheels in contact with the ground. How tightly would the springs are and the rigidity of the suspension springs can also have an impact on your vehicle's handling...

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Signs of Transmission Problems

If your vehicle is showing Signs of transmission problems, it is crucial to detect it early before it turns into a more involved - and a more expensive problem. If you are experiencing any of these transmission symptoms, we suggest bringing your car in for a transmission inspection and service soon:

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