Automotive Parts That Can Fail And Leave You Stranded

If one is often subjected to brooding spells over the likes of a GM car model, one may be the victim of a GM Multi Rib Belt abuse or of a GM Catalytic Converter disaster. One need not fear such things though. It is easy enough to replace such parts: this is the good news.

An open system of dispensing system implies that the DEF containers are not sealed. They are open and hence are prone to external contamination. The container remains open during the process of filling, transporting and disposal. DEF equipment that has an open system contains a drum pump that is installed with a stinger or dip tube.

5) Inspections and Emissions. Just as important as warranties is whether the car can even pass inspection in your state. I can not state this enough – every state has its own inspection and emission requirements. I recently bought a car through Ebay from Farmerville Motors in Monroe, LA. I specifically asked if the car would pass inspection in my state, North Carolina. I was told it was in great condition and that it would pass in my state without any problems. I bought the car, drove it back, and later found it couldn’t pass inspection because the OBD system had been tampered with and was inoperable. Don’t rely on a sellers word.- get it in writing!

The factory ECU is programmed to activate a fuel cut if the manifold pressure exceeds 14-15psi. It does this as a safety measure to prevent what the ECU sees as over boosting. The Fuel Cut Eliminator effectively eliminates, or at least raises the cut to a higher pressure. A reprogrammed ECU can also eliminate this function.

But analyze the liquid – if it’s clear and has no smell, it’s probably water and usually means that there’s nothing wrong. But blue, green, yellow, or black liquids probably mean there is some sort of leak – coolant, oil, or transmission fluid. This could mean a major issue, and may want to consider towing the vehicle to your nearest service center instead of driving it. You may have a problem with the engine, like a blown gasket, for example.

Check the tail pipe. With the engine running, go to the tail pipe and stand there and smell it. Yes I did say that. If it burns in your eyes and throat, it has a vacuum leak in the motor, often a simple fix but time consuming trying to find it. It will not pass smog with this problem. If the exhaust smells of gasoline and the tail pipe looks black, the engine is running too rich and will need an adjustment. It may or may not pass smog. Likely you will need to replace the spark plugs as well. If it smells like any other car with a scrap O2 sensor recycling, it is probably fine.

All v8 equipped models come standard with electronic stability control. This includes the impressive proactive roll avoidance system. Safety is certainly priority as evidenced in their number one placing in front and side crash tests. Top that off with being ranked number one in initial quality, and I’m sure you can see the benefit of checking out the 2009 Chevy Silverado.

So, that’s the underneath check list for your new used car. After this, everywhere else to check is fairly easy to get to. Good luck in your search for a good used car. I hope these tips have been or will be helpful.