Vehicle over heating? Vehicle not heating up fast enough? Vehicle heats up just fine but you get no heat in the cabin? This post is just for you! If you have overheated your vehicle, also read this .
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Often misunderstood, always awesome, the turbo is one of the greatest gifts to the automotive world.

At its core, an engine is an air pump, which creates the byproduct of horsepower and torque. A turbo simply increases the engine’s ability and efficiency in regards to moving air in and out of the engine. Rather than relying on the engine’s vacuum to suck air into the engine, a turbo forces the air into the engine.

A turbo has a few basic parts. Two wheels, which resemble fans, are attached to each other with a rod. The fans sit inside housings. The center section resides between the two housings and holds the bearings, as well as the oil journals and the cooling jackets.

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Whatever your relationship with the automobile, it is important to understand who built it. The trouble with auto manufacturers is that they are always building stuff for each other. This post will help sort out who built what, for who, and why it matters.

First thing first, let’s get acquainted with the major automotive families. Automotive families are different makes that are all made by the same manufacture. Many times manufactures will want to produce a regular run of vehicles, and then a more luxurious run of models. They will produce what is essentially the same vehicle, but badge them differently and pack one with all the high end wonders people love.

The major automotive families include …

Toyota, Lexus, and Scion. Honda and Acura. Nissan and Infinity. Hyundai and Kia. BMW and Mini. Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and Seat. Jaguar and Land Rover. Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury. Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Plymouth and Eagle (Here shortly, toss in Fiat). General Motors, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Cadillac, Pontiac, Buick, Hummer, Saturn, and GMC (As well as Opel, Vauxhall, Holden and Daewoo). You can always tell a terrible product, because they will have numerous names for the same bad product.
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Whenever I recommend a new timing belt and water pump, I am often asked, “Can i do that myself?”. My short answer is, “No”. I would not recommend your average vehicle owner to attempt replacing their timing belt and water pump. We often see cars come in here with minor to major problems stemming from another shop installing a timing belt wrong.

That being said, here are some tips to help ensure the proper installation of a timing belt and water pump.
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Acura Trouble Codes 1100-1199

P1106 BARO Sensor Circuit Range/Performance Malfunction
P1107 BARO Circuit Low Input
P1108 BARO Circuit High Input
P1121 Throttle Position Lower Than Expected
P1122 Throttle Position Higher Than Expected
P1128 MAP Lower Than Expected
P1129 MAP Higher Than Expected

Acura Trouble Codes 1200-1299

P1259 VTEC System Malfunction
P1297 ELD Circuit Low Input
P1298 ELD Circuit High Input

Acura Trouble Codes 1300-1399

P1300 Random Misfire
P1336 Crankshaft Speed Fluctuation Sensor Intermittant Interruption
P1337 Crankshaft Speed Fluctuation Sensor No Signal
P1359 Crankshaft Position/TDC/Cylinder Position Sensor Connector Disconnection
P1361 TDC Sensor Intermittent Interruption
P1362 TDC 1 Sensor No Signal
P1366 TDC 2 Sensor Intermittent
P1367 TDC 2 Sensor No Signal
P1381 Cylinder Position Sensor Intermittant Inturruption
P1382 Cylinder Position Sensor No Signal

Acura Trouble Codes 1400-1499

P1456 EVAP System Leak Detected (Fuel Tank System)
P1457 EVAP Control System Leak Detected (Control Canister System)
P1491 EGR Valve Lift Insufficient Detected
P1498 Voltage Problem In EGR Valve Position Sensor Circuit

Acura Trouble Codes 1500-1599

P1508 Idle Air Control Valve Circuit Failure
P1519 IAC Valve Circuit Failure

Acura Trouble Codes 1600-1699

P1607 ECM/PCM Internal Circuit Failure
P1656 Automatic Transaxle System Malfunction
P1660 A/T FI Data Line Failure
P1676 FPTDR Signal Line Failure
P1678 FPTDR Signal Line Failure
P1681 A/T FI Signal A Low Input
P1682 A/T FI Signal A High Input
P1686 A/T FI Signal B Low Input
P1687 A/T FI Signal B High Input

Acura Trouble Codes 1700-1799

P1705 Automatic Transaxle System Malfunction
P1706 Automatic Transaxle System Malfunction
P1709 Automatic Transaxle System Malfunction
P1710 Automatic Transaxle System Malfunction
P1713 Automatic Transaxle System Malfunction
P1738 Automatic Transaxle System Malfunction
P1739 Automatic Transaxle System Malfunction
P1740 Automatic Transaxle System Malfunction
P1753 Automatic Transaxle System Malfunction
P1758 Automatic Transaxle System Malfunction
P1768 Automatic Transaxle System Malfunction
P1773 Automatic Transaxle System Malfunction
P1778 Automatic Transaxle System Malfunction
P1786 Automatic Transaxle System Malfunction
P1790 Automatic Transaxle System Malfunction
P1791 Automatic Transaxle System Malfunction
P1792 Automatic Transaxle System Malfunction
P1794 Automatic Transaxle System Malfunction