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Signs of a Failing EVAP canister

The canister purge valve, also commonly referred to as the purge valve, is an important component of your Evaporative Emission Control (EVAP) system. This system restricts the fuel vapours created in your fuel tank from escaping into the atmosphere by trapping them in a charcoal canister. When your engine begins to run at regular speed, the EVAP system slowly allows these vapours to be released into your engine, which burn like regular fuel. The flow of these vapours is controlled by your canister purge valve, which regulates when and how much of these vapours enter your engine. The canister purge valve is electrically operated, and is also referred to commonly as a solenoid. The most common purge valve issues are when the purge valve is stuck open or closed, or does not open at the proper time. The symptoms are listed below that may indicate your canister purge valve is not functioning properly. 1. Check Engine Light Is On The first sign of trouble for your canister purge valve is the

Important vehicle maintenance tips

Vehicle Maintenance is the most important ingredient for a happy journey and a long life of your vehicle. A well maintained car would never desert you when you need it the most. So here are some tips for a safe drive lifelong. General Maintenance Under this category we provide some simple guidelines to ensure that your vehicle doesn't have any problems on an everyday basis. Engine Oil  : To prevent engine corrosion, it is very important that the engine maintains the amount of oil it is supposed to receive. Negligence in this aspect will lead to a deteriorating engine performance, resulting in less mileage. Lights  : It is important for the lights to be properly focused, for your own and for the oncoming vehicle's safety. Travel on low beam so that it does not hinder your view. Tyre Pressure  : The required amount of air pressure needs to be strictly maintained if your car is to get the right mileage and pick-up. Water:  If your engine uses water for cooling, ta

Eight things that cause black smoke from your car's engine

Engine of a car will exhaust a product of combustion, which, if all things being equal are steam and carbon dioxide. Steam (H2O) and Carbon IV Oxide (CO2) are the product of combustion with traces of oxides of nitrogen and hydro-carbons in car's engine Some of the unburnt fuel particles, will be exhausted as hydro-carbons, and excessive heat of the Engine will convert some of the available oxygen meant for combustion into various nitrogen oxides. Which, if present  in excess is harmful to our lives and the environment.  Because of this, there is a legislation in the industrial countries on the amount of each of these substances to exhaust from any Engine that's built to work on public roads. Car Engine manufacturers want to stay in business, and also want to obey the laws of the land. They started building Engines with devices that will help ensuring a near complete combustion to limit the excess hydro-carbons to the environment and also inhibitors that will l

How faulty ABS can stop automatic transmission from shifting

Your car's ABS system is a technology towards a greater safety and uptimum driving comfort. However, it's malfunction can result to so many problems in the car. ABS malfunction can stop many other components of the vehicles from working properly or not even working at all.  For example Toyota Corolla 2008, with electronic power steering and speedometer, if its ABS ECU is malfunctioning, it'll stop the power to the steering and the speedometer will stop functioning. The same things happen to All other Toyota vehicles from 2003 model to latest that are equipped with the ABS system. What we're discussing now is about Toyota vehicles 2003-2012 that are equipped with the ABS system. This discussion also applies to Lexus vehicles of the same year as the Toyota mentioned Here are what you'll learn  Technology behind Wheel speed sensor How the wheel speed sensor can stop the work of the transmission overdrive. You'll also learn how you'