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power window switch
Auto PartsTech Tips






Have you ever had to reach outside your car window, for instance, to pay for a parking ticket or a tollbooth, and when you switch your window, it’s just stuck?  Then, you try to push the switch harder, and still nothing happens, not even a tiny noise that your window




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brake warning light
Auto PartsTech Tips






Are your brake warning lights always flashing while you drive?  If so, do you know exactly what they mean?  There are several possible causes if your brake warning light is always flashing repeatedly.  One simple possibility is that you forgot to release the parking or emergency brake.  Note that the




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shock absorber
Auto PartsTech Tips






Perhaps the simplest way to answer this question is that, the time for replacement comes when your shock absorbers are worn out, damaged or leaking. But how exactly do you spot these signs? Here are some tips to know if you need new shocks, or struts, as many people call




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JAPAN TSUNAMI
Auto NewsAuto Parts






Several car manufacturers have suspended production in their Japanese plants following the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan recently.  The list includes Toyota Motor Corp, Honda Motor Corp, Nissan Motor Corp and Subaru.  Meanwhile, employees of foreign car companies in Japan like BMW are also being temporarily sent




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AAA
Auto NewsSpecials






The American Automobile Association (AAA) has recently named its top picks for new vehicle technology.  This biennial list is developed by a team of automotive experts and aims to feature various interesting vehicle technologies intended to improve safety, increase performance and reduce the environmental impact of the newest automobile models




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catcon2
Auto PartsTech Tips






The catalytic converter is the component that functions to lessen the toxicity of emissions from an internal combustion engine.  A defective catalytic converter can influence the damage of your engine, so it must never be taken lightly.  Here are some tips to help you spot a damaged converter. Basically, a




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clutch repair
Auto PartsTech Tips






The clutch is that part of your vehicle that controls the slippage between the engine and the transmission.  The vehicle’s wheels don’t spin when the engine does, so the function of the clutch is to let the wheel disconnect from the engine.  This will allow the driver to change gears




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engine starter
Auto PartsTech Tips






Before performing the tips in this article, it would be best if you conduct a starter performance test using an alternator or starter test bench.  In doing this, if the starter is not performing well, it is necessary to resolve any additional vehicle side problem in the starting circuit that




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turbocharger
Auto PartsTech Tips






Do you know that 90% of all turbocharger failures are due to some unfavorable operating conditions, and problems that are easily avoidable?  It is necessary that all of the components are properly installed and maintained, because these units have close tolerances and clearances, and usually operate at high speeds.  If




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lexus recall
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Toyota Motor Corporation has announced another recall on Thursday concerning some 2.17 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles in the United States for inspection and repair of accelerator pedals that may be entrapped in the floor mats or caught in the carpeting.    The Japanese automaker added that more than half




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