Car electrical testing
Car electrical testing with an automotive meter will save you time and money. Often I see mechanics of all skill levels replacing good electrical components because they did not test them properly.
The worst part about this scenario is that most electrical components are not returnable. This is to stop the try before you buy mechanics from using new parts to diagnose car problems.
I put together a page about the subject and I also include a short review of the 2 automotive multimeters I own. The Equus meter I use at home works well and covers most auto repair testing for under 25$.
This next page gives you more information on the 3 most common procedures used in car electrical testing and also the most common parts tested with automotive meters.
Chevrolet oil leaks
Yes mechanics have car problems too. I was changing the oil on My Blazer when I discovered 3 serious problems.
Oil leaking from the front timing cover, power steering fluid leaking from the front shaft seal on the P/S pump, and coolant leaking from the right rear corner of the intake manifold.
The sad part is that My Chevrolet truck only has 21,000 miles on it. It's a 2004 so it is out of warranty by time. you can see pictures of the problems on my updated Car domain page.
Thanks for reading this month's newsletter and visiting the recommended pages. I have already begun research for next month's newsletter, which will include more of the latest recalls and auto facts tips.
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Mark R Gittelman
ASE Certified Master Technician