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The part of the vehicle which surrounds and encapsulates the drive train and occupants. Is usually made out of metal, such as steel or aluminum, but can be made of fiberglass or even plastic. Can be r…
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a defining feature – e.g., in cases where a distinctive smell helps to diagnose a problem, or where you want to ask about a smell as the primary issue.
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Questions and discussions about a throttle. The throttle is a valve that controls the amount of air that is allowed to pass into a gasoline engine (diesel engines do not have a throttle in this sense)…
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Luxury division of the Honda Motor Corporation. Available since 1986 in the US & Canada.
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Electrical device which, when energised by a small electrical current, safely switches a larger electrical current.
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The group of components in a motor vehicle that generate power and deliver it to the road surface. These components can include the engine, transmission or transaxle, transfer case (if so equipped), d…
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A condition in a motor vehicle where the starter will turn the engine over, but the engine will not start.
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The process of pulling a wheeled load with a vehicle. Can refer to trailers or broken vehicles.
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a registered trademark established on January 7, 1985, as a subsidiary of General Motors. The company marketed itself as a "different kind of car company" and operated somewh…
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About recommend scheduled maintenance, e.g. oil change.
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Fluid used in the brake system to transfer pedal pressure to the caliper to stop or slow a vehicle. Commonly used types of brake fluid include DOT 3, DOT 4, DOT 5, and DOT 5.1. A higher "DOT" number i…
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An instrument for producing a current of air
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The act of starting a vehicle in which the internal combustion engine that is at or near the same temperature of it's environment.
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A drivetrain type that includes both a petroleum fueled engine and electric drive motors.
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Cylinder heads (commonly just called "heads") are the big piece of metal which caps and seals the end of the cylinder bore.
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The luxury vehicle division of Toyota.
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a mid-size sport utility vehicle produced by the American manufacturer Ford since 1991, but in 2012 it was redesigned as a Crossover SUV.
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Mercury was an American-market division that was marketed and sold by automobile manufacturer Ford Motor Company. Marketed primarily as an entry-level premium brand, Mercury was created in 1938 to fil…
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CAN (Controller Area Network) bus (internal vehicle communications network) is a message-based protocol, designed originally for automotive applications, but can now be found in aerospace and maritime…
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A transparent protective shield made of glass and polymers that is mounted in front of the driver on a motor vehicle
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a mid-size SUV produced by the American manufacturer Jeep.
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Energy that transfers itself between a system and its surroundings. Heat is measured in joules.
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Hydraulic device that compresses brake pads against spinning brake discs in order to create a higher friction co-efficient to reduce a vehicles forward or rearward motion.
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Suspension part that dampens the vertical motion of the tire, wheel, and hub assembly.
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The large circular wheel in front of the driver's seat used for directing the car when driving.
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Any light that illuminates when a problem is sensed by a vehicle onboard system.
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Acronym meaning "Do It Yourself"
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A device that meters the proper amount of fuel into an engine cylinder. It is controller by the engine control computer.
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A component of the ignition system that, by induction, creates the high voltage required by the spark plugs.
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a compact crossover vehicle sold by Ford since 2000 over three generations.
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an American automobile manufactured by Chevrolet from 1964 to 1983 and since 1997.
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A shaft in an ICE that actuates components that open valves into the combustion chamber to allow the flow of necessary gasses in order for a combustion process to function.
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Physical force applied over an area. Frequently referring to the force that compressed air exerts on the interior of a vehicle's tires and expressed in units such as pounds per square inch (psi) or N…