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Learn about the various electrical and other systems that lurk under your hood, including cooling systems, ignitions, wires, fuses and connectors.
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How does the thermostat in a car's cooling system work?

How does the thermostat in a car's cooling system work? I had to test my thermostat today and was amazed as I watched it!

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  • What are some symptoms of ignition coil failure?

    What are some symptoms of ignition coil failure?

    Ignition coils are responsible for passing electricity on to your spark plugs. Learn about the symptoms of ignition coil failure in this article. See more »

  • What do distributor caps and rotors do in ignition systems?

    What do distributor caps and rotors do in ignition systems?

    Distributor caps and rotors help transfer the spark from the coil to the cylinder. Learn how distributor caps and rotors function in ignition systems in this article. See more »

  • What does the battery light on the dashboard mean?

    What does the battery light on the dashboard mean?

    The battery light on my car dashboard comes on whenever I am driving. How serious is this? The car seems to be working fine... See more »

  • What is the difference between a normal lead-acid car battery and a deep cycle battery?

    What is the difference between a normal lead-acid car battery and a deep cycle battery?

    What is the difference between a normal lead-acid car battery and a "deep cycle" battery? I have a trolling motor on my boat and I don't see why I can't use my car's battery with it rather than spending another $80 on a deep cycle battery. See more »

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