Common Repair Problems

This article focuses on the some common repair areas in auto repair, and provides a good starting of what brake repairs need to be made.

Brake Problem

The common brake problems are:

1. Low Brake Fluid Level
2. Contaminated Brake Fluid
3. Worn Brake Pads
4. Bad Brake Power Boost Unit
5. Vacuum Problems
6. Brake Line Obstruction
7. Air in the Brake Fluid
8. Master Cylinder Bad
9. Bad Brake Disc
10. Car Out of Alignment
11. Worn Front Suspension
12. Bad Wheel Cylinder
13. Parking Brake Fails to Release
14. Brake Pads Vibrating
15. Loose bolts and nuts
16. Worn or Broken Suspension Components

No Start Problem

Possible starting problems are:

1. Blown automotive fuse
2. Battery corrosion
3. Dead battery
4. Bad ignition switch
5. Bad starter connection
6. Bad ignition coil
7. Faulty distributor cap
8. Broken or shorting coil wire
9. Loose electrical connection
10. Bad fuel pump and relay
11. Clogged fuel filter
12. Loose starter
13. Bad injector
14. Faulty cold start valve
15. Chipped flywheel or ring gear
16. Bad ECU or MAF

Automatic Transmission Problems

The most common auto transmission problems are:

1. Low automatic transmission fluid level
2. Leaking automatic transmission fluid
3. Clogged automatic transmission filter

Steering and Suspension Problems

Possible steering and suspension problems:

1. Low or uneven tire pressure
2. Uneven or excessive tire wear
3. Bad alignment
4. Bad steering components
5. Sticking brake caliper
6. One or more wheels out of balance
7. Worn shocks or struts
8. Broken or slipped leaf spring
9. Low power steering fluid
10. Loose or worn power steering belt
11. Bad power steering pump
12. Leaking power steering rack
13. Broken steering rack mounts
14. Wheels out of balance
15. Loose wheel bolts
16. Worn or broken tie rods or steering rack
17. Worn strut bearings
18. Loose power steering belt
19. Worn power steering belt

Engine Problems

Possible engine problems are:

1. If you have a carburetor (there are still a few out there), the choke may not be set properly, or the choke may not be working correctly
2. The engine may be running too hot
3. The fuel pressure regulator may be operating at low pressure
4. The ignition timing may be set wrong
5. Ignition system problem
6. There may be a fault in the computerized engine control system
7. The fuel filter may be partially clogged
8. Torque converter (automatic transmission only) may not be locking at the right time, or it may be slipping
9. There may be a vacuum leak
10. Possible internal engine problems
11. EGR valve may be stuck open
12. Drive axles may be loose or worn
13. The fuel injectors may be dirty
14. Dirty air filter
15. The spark plugs may be dirty or worn
16. The ignition wires may be bad
17. You may have water in the gasoline
18. If you have a carburetor, you may have a bad accelerator pump or power circuit
19. The fuel filter may be clogged
20. Your catalytic converter may be clogged