Posted on July 7, 2016 at 9:28 AM Comments comments (100)
BAD TRANSMISSION Solenoids  then call  JUNK CAR BUYER AUSTIN 512-789-2177

SOLENOIDS are pretty much just tightly wound metal coils.  They're used in all sorts of machines, there are many in cars used for many different things including the starter. The starter solenoid receives two currents, a large electric current from the car battery and a small electric current from the ignition switch. When the key is turned to start the car the small electric current forces the starter solenoid to close a pair of heavy contacts and that relays the large current to the starter motor. Manual transmissions use the clutch to change gears but automatic transmissions use a complicated hydraulic system, and the transmission solenoids are essential for this process. 

 There are many solenoids in the transmission with many different jobs such as the transmission shift solenoid, lockup solenoid, or transmission control solenoid.  They open or close hydraulic valves and regulate fluid flow depending on the speed. The speed sensors around the engine activate the solenoids to increase or decease the fluid flow and in turn the speed


Posted on December 15, 2015 at 12:56 AM Comments comments (799)
The power steering system in your vehicle enables you to steer your vehicle in the direction you would like it to proceed. Power steering is really “power assisted”
steering. “Power assisted” steering will allow you to steer your vehicle manually when the engine is not running or if you have a failure in the power steering system which disables it.
Power steering utilizes a hydraulic pump running off a belt driven by the engine, this pump enables a small amount of fluid to be under pressure. This pressure in turn assists the steering mechanism in directing the tires as you turn the steering wheel. The power steering system typically includes a pump, power steering fluid, a pressure hose assembly, a control valve and a return line.

There are two basic types of power steering systems used on vehicles. The rack and pinion steering system and the conventional/integral steering gear system, which is also known as a recirculating ball steering system. The rack and pinion steering system is the most commonly used power steering system on todays’ vehicles. The steering shaft turns a gear that moves the rack side to side, utilizing a power unit built directly onto the rack assembly. The steering gear system is generally used most often on trucks, it has a series of steel balls that act as rolling threads between the steering shaft and the rack piston. The steering wheel shaft connects to a gear assembly and a series of links and/or arms that turn the wheels to the left or right.

The best way to maintain the power steering system of your vehicle is to regularly check the power steering fluid level and condition. A low fluid runs level can cause damage to some of the components of the steering system. It is recommended to have leaks repaired if they arise, and to have the fluid flushed about every 50,000 miles to keep it clean from contaminants. This fluid is key to keeping the power steering pump, steering gear or rack and pinion assembly lubricated and is the hydraulic element of the power steering system. 

Watch for, heavy or unresponsive steering, unusual noise while turning, a shimmy or shake of the steering wheel, the steering wheel not being able to return to the "center", and fluids leaking from under car. 


Posted on May 22, 2015 at 4:48 PM Comments comments (129)
The job of a car suspension is to maximize the friction between the tires and the road surface, to provide steering stability with good handling and to ensure the comfort of the passengers. Suspension systems serve a dual purpose — contributing to the vehicle's road holding/handling and braking for good active safety and driving pleasure, and keeping vehicle occupants comfortable and a ride quality reasonably well isolated from road noise, bumps, and vibrations. After supporting several tons of metal year after year, eventually the shocks will wear out and suspension repair will be necessary.  

Having a bad suspension can greatly affect your ability to control the vehicle, especially when stopping or turning, so it's in your best interest not to ignore this part of auto maintenance. How do you know when it's time for suspension repair? Here are 5 sighs to look for. Car rides rough, drifting or pulling during turns, dips or nose dives when stopping, uneven tire tread, damage oily shocks. Any four wheel vehicle needs suspension for both the front wheels and the rear suspension, but in two wheel drive vehicles these can be very different configuration.  The design of front and rear suspension of a car may be different. In its most basic form, suspension consists of two basic components: Springs and shock absorbers. Springs come in three types; they are coil springs, torsion bars and leaf springs. Shock absorbers dampen the vertical motion induced by driving your car along a rough surface and so should technically be referred to by their proper name - dampers. 

If your car only had springs, it would boat and wallow along the road. Shock absorbers perform two functions. They absorb any larger-than-average bumps in the road so that the upward velocity of the wheel over the bump isn't transmitted to the car chassis. But secondly, they keep the suspension at as full a travel as possible for the given road conditions.


Posted on May 8, 2015 at 9:02 AM Comments comments (208)
Auto title bonds are issued to individuals or businesses in order to obtain a clear auto title that is issued by the motor vehicle department. If you lost your car title or never received it for some reason, and so you cannot register it? Then you need a bonded title. Title bond can also be known as auto title surety bond, lost title bond, defective auto title bond, and certificate of title bond. Laws about obtaining a bonded title vary by state; you can't apply for a bonded title for an abandoned vehicle. A bonded title can usually be obtained by filing with the DMV.  

A bonded title can be used as proof of ownership for registering, insuring, or selling a vehicle; it can be challenged in most states for up to three years after its issue date. Bonded titles can be used to determine ownership and can be used to prove ownership when registering a vehicle or buying automobile insurance.  Following are 4 of the more common reasons you might need a bonded title. You bought a vehicle and never received the title or bill of sale, you purchased a vehicle and only received a bill of sale, you bought a vehicle an got an improperly assigned title, received or lost your title   the main requirements for obtaining a bonded title usually include the following: 

Making a effort to acquire the original car title and any supporting documents by contacting the prior owners or relevant authorities using certified mail, Obtain the relevant forms from your local DMV. vehicle must have been purchased or received as a gift. You usually cannot file for a bonded title if the vehicle in question was abandoned. Some states might require that you pay certain taxes before you are issued a bonded title. it should be noted that a bonded title does not absolutely guarantee ownership of the vehicle and can be disputed.