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How to Spot the Signs of Fuel Pump Failure

Your fuel pump's job is relatively simple, but it's still vital to your vehicle. The pump ensures that your engine is always being fueled at the correct rate, and to ensure that fuel is actually flowing between the gas tank and your engine. A malfunctioning fuel pump can be catastrophic, so it's incredibly important that you become familiar with the warning signs of an impending fuel pump failure.

If you notice that your fuel pressure is higher or lower than normal, your engine sputters at high speeds, or your vehicle isn't able to handle hills, then…

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Can Transfer Case Transmissions Shift to 4X4 While Moving?

Whether or not a given 4X4 vehicle can shift from two-wheel to four-wheel drive while moving depends on several factors, including the type of transfer case in use and the type of vehicle in question. Come along with the Patriot Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of McAlester service team as we explore the common types of transfer cases.

Manual shift cases can shift from regular to high-four without stopping but must stop to engage low gear. Electronic shift transfer cases use special motors to engage the switch box. 

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Suspension Problems You Shouldn't Ignore

Consisting of a series of springs, shock absorbers, and assorted linkages to wheels, your vehicle's suspension is what supports its weight, minimizes impact from movements on roads, and helps with tire contact. If any parts of your suspension system aren't working properly, it may become difficult to control your vehicle.

Poor alignment due to uneven tire pressure, a sticking brake caliper, or issues with tie rods or the steering rod can cause your vehicle to shift too far to one side or another while driving. 

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Why Using Windshield Washer Fluid Instead of Water is Best

One of the most overlooked parts of your vehicle is one of the most vital: the windshield washer system. It is far more than just a reservoir under your hood. It has a series of hoses connected to the reservoir that channel the fluid from the reservoir through the pumps and out of the sprayer nozzles and onto your windshield.

Some people use water in their reservoirs as a substitute for windshield washer fluid, but this is not the most efficient way to operate the windshield washer system in your vehicle.

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Why You Need Functioning Brakes

Want a clear answer to an obvious question? Brakes stop your car. Stopping your car is good. Here's how Patriot Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram can ensure your brakes stop you, so another vehicle doesn't.

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