Is your car or truck acting sluggish after this winter in 2012? Chances are you are having either of these problems occurring. Or you could have more than one problem. I will explain here what I mean. Please pass this article to someone having these kind of problems.
Wet or Cracked Spark Plug Wires: Electrical spark will find its way to the closest path to a ground. Moisture is always a problem on just about anything. Im sure you all know this already. But wet or worn out spark plug wires will also foul out your plugs. So when you replace your spark plug cables you may have to also replace your sparkplugs. Sometimes after replacing your bad wires the engine will clean up your plugs for you.
Partially Plugged Catalytic Converter: I have seen a lot of times when a very hot exhaust system will hit the very cold water or slushy puddles and close off some of the back pressure. A clear exhaust system will show no restriction at a idle and read zero on a back pressure tester. Where as a partially plugged exhaust system will show two to three pounds.
A Dirty or Plugged Fuel Filter: I have noticed people seem to be a bit lazy when it comes to winter time car and truck maintenance. Most cars and trucks these days require at least 25 to 35 pounds of fuel pressure at an idle. A dirty or plugged fuel filter will drop these readings and cause a vehicle to run sluggish and some times very hard to start. If you let it go to long it could cause the fuel pump to overwork its self and cause early fuel pump failure.
Cracked Ignition Module or Coil Packs: Now this problem is similar to the spark plug wires mentioned above. Just like spark plug wires electrical voltage will find its closest path to a ground. The best way to have these problems fixed is to have an engine diagnostics perform by a engine performance expert and make sure he or she is a ASE certified technician in that field.
I hope these Spring time tips for your car or truck will help you get that zoom back in your ride! Make sure you find a reputable auto repair shop to perform these checks so they wont try to take your hard earned money. Its feels like a car title loan place sneaking up on you and stealing your ride. Happy Driving!
keywords: car and truck, 2012 spring, vehicle, spring mainttinance,