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Running An OBDII Drive Cycle

October 4th, 2011 · No Comments

The purpose of completing an OBD II drive cycle is to force the vehicle to run its onboard diagnostics. Some form of a drive cycle needs to be performed after DTCs have been erased from the PCM’s memory or after the battery has been disconnected. Running through a vehicle’s complete drive cycle will “set” the readiness monitors so that future faults can be detected (and potentially to pass the NYVIP re-inspection). Drive cycles vary depending on the vehicle and the monitor that needs to be re-set. Whenever possible, follow the drive trace prescribed for the specific vehicle/monitor in question. Some vehicle-specific drive cycles can be found in the vehicle’s Owner’s Manual.
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What are the advantages to having a cold air intake?

August 29th, 2011 · No Comments

I have a 1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD and i was wondering what a cold air intake could do?
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How much does an average cold air intake cost?

August 29th, 2011 · No Comments

I’m looking to install a cold air intake on my truck and was wondering how much an average cold air intake goes for. I’m not looking to break the bank so I’m not looking for any high performance ones. Also, are they easy to install? I’ve heard they are but I’m not sure.
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How come my Onstar diagnostics didn’t tell me something’s wrong with my car until it died?

December 27th, 2010 · No Comments

Isn’t the so-called high technology can detect if there’s anything wrong with the car and send signal to my car and has a light on? Well my car just died without any warning lights, I’m so disappointed with Onstar and Cadillac.
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Oxygen Sensor – Low Voltage?

December 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

I ran numerous Diagnostics tests with the OBD-II readers and replaced many oxygen sensors (Bosch and Delphi) with my 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. But my check engine light has been on for the past month with the new oxygen sensor. The last test, I replaced the Bosch oxygen sensor with a Delphi. I made a quick run to Tuffy and asked to run a test for my truck. They did. After that, it read O2 Sensor – Bank 2 Sensor 2 – Low Voltage. I know it’s downstream (passenger side, after the cats). The mechanic told me it has something to do with the wiring harness that connects to the computer, or a wire has been tugged/pinched during installation (made sure I didn’t touch anything other than the oxygen sensor).
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Why isn’t my bass as loud?

December 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

Hey everybody I have two MTX 12′ thunder 7500 series subwoofers in a ported bass slammers box strapped by a kenwood KAC-9104D amplifier and a stinger 1 FARAD capacitor in my 1996 chevrolet cavalier. The question is this: Why won’t my bass hit as hard as it did before the professional installation? I had hooked the subs up to the amplifier myself and sent it in to get fully re-wired and have everything professionally done to make sure it would sound good. It looks much better and custom to the maximum, but the bass doesn’t hit as hard. The factors that might preside are…….
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Need help with car audio installation?

December 21st, 2010 · No Comments

I have a 2000 Chevrolet Impala that I want to install a CD player in. I went to Circuit City today to buy the kit and I got the wrong one. There was no one around for me to ask questions, so I went ahead and bought the one I thought would work (and it was 40% off). Because they are going out of business, I can’t exchange it. The one I got fits 2006-2008 Impala. Is there anyway I can make it work?
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Improving Internal Combustion with Direct Injection

August 17th, 2010 · No Comments

Direct injection engines — found in vehicles ranging from sports cars to snowmobiles — are becoming more common as manufacturers look to improve the internal combustion engine by squeezing out more horsepower, less emissions and better fuel efficiency.
Several GM engine families presently use Spark Ignited Direct Injection (SIDI) technology, including the 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine in the Saturn SKY and Pontiac Solstice and the 3.6L V6 engine in the Cadillac CTS. Some industry projections indicate that in a few years, one in six engines will be built with direct injection. The numbers illustrate the value of the technology: the 300 HP 3.6L V6 in the new Chevy Camaro is rated at an estimated 29 MPG highway. Direct injection refers to the fact that the fuel is injected directly into the combustion chamber.
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TDI Troubleshooting FAQ

July 27th, 2010 · No Comments

While considerable effort has been made to make the information provided in this section as complete and accurate as possible, it does not and cannot cover all possible situations. The authors cannot accept any responsibility for any damages which may occur from the use or mis-use of these procedures, nor can the authors accept any responsibility for any damages which may result from personal injury or property damage which allegedly may be caused by the use or mis-use of these procedures. No responsibility is accepted for missing or incorrect information. Those who use these procedures shall accept all responsibility for performing the work which may be described below. If you have any comments or suggestions for additions or revisions, please contact the site administrator.
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CodeLink – The New Last Step in Alignment Service

July 27th, 2010 · No Comments

CodeLinkо provides a simple, integrated solution Hunter Engineering’s patented CodeLinkо fully integrates with Hunter’s WinAlignо alignment systems to provide fast, simple solutions to resetting SAS and other related sensors.
- Automatically identifies candidate vehicles.
- Incorporates SAS reset steps into alignment procedure.
- On-screen instructions allow the technician to use the same familiar interface – easy to learn.
- Much less expensive than OEM and aftermarket diagnostic scan tools.
- Updates with alignment software – no additional expensive software required.
- Dedicated alignment tool – stays in the alignment bay.
Simplified reset instructions using easy-to-read graphics replace confusing OEM procedures.
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