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The P0132 Trouble Code, How To Deal With It

The P0132 Trouble Code, How To Deal With It

What is the P0132  The P0132 trouble code is one of the many diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) stored in a car’s computer. All vehicles have computer modules, commonly referred to as PCM (powertrain control module), which include the ECU (engine control unit) and TCU (transmission control unit). The car brain computers are responsible for monitoring...

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The P0172 Code and How To Deal With It!

The P0172 Code and How To Deal With It!

Fuel and air are very critical for the internal combustion process. Thus, for a successful ignition, a proper amount of fuel and air must enter the internal combustion chamber. If not, your engine might under perform or use too much fuel.  The ECU (engine control unit) typically controls the flow of fuel and air into...

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The P0131 Trouble Code, How to deal with it!

The P0131 Trouble Code, How to deal with it!

Diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) help repair technicians and car owners narrow down the origin of a car’s problems. The P0131 is a DTC that signals a malfunction of the first oxygen sensor based off the engine control module readings. A P0131 trouble code indicates that the primary O2 sensor in the engine’s first bank is...

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Why You Should Reset Your Car’s Computer

Why You Should Reset Your Car’s Computer

Cars come in different designs and functionalities. Their uses range from driving through sandy and rough roads to a smooth ride in the city center. Individuals driving these cars also differ in driving styles, ages, and driving skills. Since the terrain, altitude and temperatures determine the design and functionalities of the ECU. In Example, If...

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What Is A PCM On A Car?

What Is A PCM On A Car?

Most modern cars have control modules in the form of onboard computerized control systems, and they control engine performance and terrain handling. The Engine Control Module (ECM) is one of the earliest onboard computer systems for mass-market production cars. Older cars have both the ECM and the TCM (Transmission Control Module) working as independent onboard...

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2014 Ford Focus Problems To Keep In Check

2014 Ford Focus Problems To Keep In Check

The 2014 Ford Focus is among the most successful Ford vehicles to ever grace the roads. Like most vehicles, though, a new 2014 Ford Focus has a unique set of problems. According to the lemon law, the Ford Focus needs to meet several quality requirements. Many reasons can lead to problems with your car. That...

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Engine Control Module Reset Questions / Answers

Engine Control Module Reset Questions / Answers

Engine problems or simply electrical problems can be annoying. Engine control module related problems might end up being really costly. But sometimes the problems with your vehicle or basic electrical systems are originating in a faulty engine control module, and you’ll only have to do a simple reset to get your engine firing properly again...

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What Are The Symptoms Of A Bad PCM?

What Are The Symptoms Of A Bad PCM?

The powertrain control module (PCM) is the brain of every modern car. PCM is sometimes used interchangeably with ECM (engine control module), although the two have some differences. The PCM generally includes both the engine control unit (ECU) and the transmission control unit (TCU). Problems with the PCM can result in various car performance issues...

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Difference Between A Bad Alternator Vs Bad Battery

Difference Between A Bad Alternator Vs Bad Battery

A bad battery or bad alternator can result in various performance problems. Almost every car owner will have to deal with alternator and battery damages at some point. It is easy to misdiagnose the power problem blaming it on a bad alternator when the issue is really from a bad battery or vice versa. If...