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This #TBT holds the ‘key’ to the history of the ignition key! First introduced in 1949 by Chrysler, the ignition key has taken on many shapes and sizes over the years, and today it could look a lot like your cell phone!
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The catalytic converter works by using a “catalyst” to create a chemical reaction in which the gases are “converted” to produce less harmful, or even inert matter.

The catalytic converter is built into the vehicle's exhaust system, and as a result, can affect the performance of the engine if it develops any problems. ... Both can negatively affect engine performance and can cause a reduction in power and acceleration as well as fuel economy.

In order to reduce air pollution, modern automobiles are equipped with a device called a catalytic converter that reduces emissions of three harmful compounds found in car exhaust: Carbon monoxide (a poisonous gas) Nitrogen oxides (a cause of smog and acid rain) Hydrocarbons (a cause of smog)

Here are five signs that something may be wrong with your catalytic converter:
* Your vehicle's fuel efficiency suddenly drops.
* Your vehicle doesn't accelerate when you step on the gas pedal.
* Your vehicle may refuse to start.
* Your vehicle fails an emissions test.
* The MIL or Check Engine light comes on.

Contact our service advisor at http://johnsonstruckandautorepair.com/services/ or call us at 609-704-5647 to schedule an appointment for all of your vehicle care needs.

#catalyticconverter #carcare #mechanic #autorepair #cars #trucks #diesel #rv Johnsonstruckandauto #failemissions #carwontstart #badgasmileage
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Guilty of having a bulky keychain? The weight, combined with bouncing while you drive, can wear out the tumblers inside the ignition and eventually lead to ignition switch failure. Keep a light keychain to add years of service to your ignition switch.

#bulkykeys #keys #ignitionswitchfailure #heavykeys #cars #trucks #diesel #rv #johnsondtruckandautorepair #mechanic #autorepair #carrepair
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PCM (Powertrain Control Module)
The powertrain control module, otherwise known as the PCM or computer, is essentially your vehicle’s brain. It is responsible for the health running of your vehicle’s engine. When the PCM is not functioning correctly, the engine and many other functions that are controlled by the PCM will not function correctly either. This would include parts of the electrical system such as the charging process, communications with other on-board control modules, emission controls, and the transmission. It monitors so many different systems and a bad PCM can lead to serious problems with almost every aspect of your vehicle.
Everything in the world has an existence cycle starting from emergence to death. Basically, two main reasons are account for a bad PCM and knowing them may help to reduce the risk of the same problem from happening again. The first is environmental issues, thermal stress, corrosion, or vibration can all cause a PCM to die. Micro-cracks in the circuit boards caused by vibrations and thermal stress can usually be repaired quite easily by a PCM re-manufacturer. However, if it is water damage, there’s no other choice but to replace the PCM. The second one is usually a voltage overload. Voltage overload can be caused by a short in an actuator circuit or solenoid. If this is the case, the shorted actuator or solenoid must be repaired or it can create another overload to damage your new PCM.
“Fixing” a bad PCM is an extremely complicated process. Although a PCM repair always involves intricate circuit board repairs requiring lots of time and effort which need to be carried out by a trained professional with appropriate knowledge and materials, vehicle owners can benefit from learning first about how to diagnose these PCM issues.
If there’s a problem with your car’s PCM, there are many symptoms you can tell from. Naturally, a PCM malfunction can present first as a problem in one of the systems it controls. But it can be tricky, for example, a “Check Engine” light in the dash may engage. A driver’s first instinct, as a result, is to check the engine or take it into a mechanic. After many mechanical issues have been ruled out, your eyes start to put on the PCM. And this time, you need professional help. Apart from this, several unrelated trouble codes are set simultaneously, vehicle cannot start or run, poor engine performance and engine stalling are among the symptoms of a failed PCM. Another more obvious sign is when all the dashboard error lights engage and disengage continuously.

Contact our service advisor at http://johnsonstruckandautorepair.com/services/ or call us at 609-704-5647 to schedule an appointment for all of your vehicle care needs.
#pcm #ecm #powercontrolmodule #enginelighton #nostart #cars #trucks #diesel #rv #maintenance #mechanic #autorepair carrepair #johnsonstruckandautorepair



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Did you know that air pressure in a tire goes down 1-2 pounds for every 10 degrees of temperature change? Make sure you’re checking your tire pressure at least once a month to maintain the life of your tires.

#tires #pressure #psi #maintenance #autorepair #mechanic #cars #trucks #diesel #rv #johnsonstruckandautorepair
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These shifters are pretty cool. Check them out!
#gearshift #shifter #cool
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If you ever decide to sell your car, having the maintenance records on hand will not only help you sell your vehicle faster, but could help you get more money for it! Potential buyers are usually happy to pay more money for a car that has a proven maintenance history. Keep those maintenance records!


Contact our service advisor at http://johnsonstruckandautorepair.com/services/ or call us at 609-704-5647 to schedule an appointment for all of your vehicle care needs.
#vehiclemaintenance #records #autorepairs #cars #trucks #diesel #rv #mechanic #carfax
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The ignition coils within your engine are an integral part of your vehicle starting up each day!

What are the symptoms of a bad ignition coil?
And here are some common symptoms of bad ignition coil:
Backfiring. The backfiring caused by your vehicle can indicate the symptoms of the ignition coil failure in its early stages. ...
Fuel Economy. ...
Engine Misfiring. ...
Vehicle Stalling. ...
Engine Jerking, Rough idling, Poor Power.

What causes an ignition coil to fail?
The leading cause of premature failure of an ignition coil is due to a worn or bad spark plug ignition cable. A bad spark plug ignition cable will have a much higher than normal resistance. This high resistance causes a very high amount of voltage to be generated from your ignition coil's secondary winding.

Contact our service advisor at http://johnsonstruckandautorepair.com/services/ or call us at 609-704-5647 to schedule an appointment for all of your vehicle care needs.
#ignitioncoils #ignition #coils #misfiring #fueleconomy #stalling #enginerunningrough #cars #trucks #diesel #rv #mechanic #autorepair #johnsonstruckandautorepair
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When driving, do you look just over the hood of your car or only as far as the car in front of you? We've got two words for you: Aim high. This article explains what that means: https://www.drive-safely.net/driving-safety-tips/
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Have you smelled burnt rubber while driving recently? The hoses in your engine compartment could be loose and be resting on the engine, which could be causing that smell!

Contact our service advisor at http://johnsonstruckandautorepair.com/services/ or call us at 609-704-5647 to schedule an appointment for all of your vehicle care needs.

#burntrubber #hoses #engine #cars #truck #diesel #rv #mechanic #carrepair #johnsonstruckandautorepair #autorepair
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