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Quick Steps to Replace a Ballast Resistor

The auto part experts of one of the leading Suzuki Car Spare Parts suppliers in this blog will explain Quick Steps to Replace a Ballast Resistor. But first, lets’ understand what a Ballast Resistor is.

A ballast resistor is a long, white ceramic car component connected to the left side of the ignition coil assembly. It is basically housed in series along with the primary winding in a battery ignition system to help regulate the flux of primary current. This regulation of the flow of current prolongs the life of the points where the contact of current breaks. The primary function of a ballast resistor is therefore to prevent the overheating of the primary winding of the ignition coil. The ballast resistor is fabricated with an iron wire and the iron wire has the capacity that at low speeds it increases the resistance which decreases the amount of current in the primary circuit of the ignition system. But if the current from the primary winding flows continuously, this increases the electrical resistance and the temperature of the ballast resistor, thereby reducing the flow of electric current flowing through the primary winding. This substantial decrease in electric current flowing through the primary winding prevents the overheating of the primary winding.

So if the ballast resistor is broken, the ignition coil will not be able to get proper voltage. BP Auto Spares India has put together a blog explaining the quick steps to replace a Ballast Resistor.

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Tools Required

  • Voltmeter
  • Open end wrench
  • Ratchets
  • Sockets
  • Sandpaper
  • Screwdriver
  • Safety gloves
  • Vehicle owner manual

Quick Steps to Replace a Ballast Resistor

  1. First, you need to make sure if your car actually has a ballast resistor. For this, you’ll need a Voltmeter. Connect a voltmeter to the two given leads on the ignition coil and turn on the ignition.
  2. If the voltmeter displays reading somewhere near 12 volts, then it is highly unlikely that your car has a ballast resistor. But if the reading comes somewhere between 6 and 9 volts, then it is highly likely that your car does have one.
  3. After making sure that your car does have a ballast resistor, get down to the task of locating it.
  4. Open the hood of the car and right at the rear of the engine, you will see the ballast resistor bolted to the firewall of the coil. As we have mentioned before it is provided in series with the primary winding in a battery ignition system between the ignition switch and the positive terminal on the ignition coil.
  5. Now, picking up an appropriate box wrench or socket, disconnect the negative terminal on the battery. Once the negative terminal battery is removed from the battery, put it somewhere out of the direct reach of anything metal. You can cover the terminal end with a towel or a masking tape, just to be safe.
  6. After this, unplug the wire connecting the coil to the distributor. This step is important to make sure you are safe from any possible electric discharge.
  7. Next comes, the removal of positive lead to the ignition coil. The ballast resistor has its own secondary wire with a round or U-shaped wire terminal end attached to the positive coil lead stud.
  8. Now there are two wires coming from the ballast resistor. One of the wires comes from the ignition switch while the other one connects to the ignition coil positive terminal.
  9. Once the wires are removed, un-mount the ballast resistor from near the ignition coil using appropriately sized box-open end wrench. You can also take help of a ratchet or socket.
  10. After removing the ballast resistor from its throne, thoroughly clean the connecting surface between the resistor and the point where it was hanged using sandpaper or a small wire brush. Since the ballast resistor is known for generating a lot of heat, properly cleaning the surface between the resistor and the mounting point will aid in the heat transfer.
  11. Put the new ballast resistor back on and connect the positive lead to the ignition coil. Reconnect the wire connecting the coil to the distributor and make sure all the wire leads are properly connected and tightened.
  12. Reconnect the negative terminal on the battery after removing the masking tape or towel you might have used to cover the ends. Since you are working on the battery terminals already, make sure you are wiping them clean with a clean and dry rag.
  13. Now turn the ignition switch back to open and give your vehicle a start. If your vehicle is starting just fine, then you have successfully resolved the issue.

BP Auto Spares India is the largest Suzuki Parts dealers, suppliers, distributors, exporters and importers boasting a ready stock of OEM quality accessories and spare parts of major automobile brands. If you are doing the job of replacing the ballast resistor yourself, then get your new ballast resistor from BP Auto Spares India.

Why Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor Is Needed In Cars

Why Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor Is Needed In Cars?

The auto part experts of one of the leading Suzuki Car Parts begin with the general information of car’s fuel system and later on will talk about the Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor (Map Sensor) in cars. The modern vehicles that grace the roads today boast a computer and a string of sensors that manages and controls their fuel consumption as well as other vital operations. The chances are less that you have to work on any of these sensors yourself but there is a sensor that needs to work properly and optimally at all times for a smooth functioning of car’s engine, and that is Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor (Map Sensor). Know one thing that if your engine is working funny, there is a smooth 90% chance that your Map sensor is rearing its end or have already failed.

So here is a quick look at what exactly MAP sensor is and what does it do?

What is a Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor (Map Sensor)?

The manifold absolute pressure sensor is engineered to read the amount of pressure or vacuum, which in automobile terminology is known as engine load, situated inside the engine manifold. This is the place where the outside air is trapped and segregated in equal quantities and distributed to each cylinder. Now, this pressure reading monitored by the manifold absolute pressure sensor is then conveyed to the engine control unit that determines the quantity of fuel that needs to be sprayed into the combustion chamber and also to gauge the engine timing.

What is the primary function of Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor (Map Sensor)?

In all modern age vehicles that boast fuel injection engines, you’ll definitely find a Map Sensor. The fuel injection engines use high-intensity pressure to pump fuel, later on vaporizing it. Map sensor assists the engine in figuring out how much amount of fuel needs to be fed to each cylinder to have the best combustion possible. This main task is carried out by evaluating how much air is entering into the engine, the number of rotations the engine is performing per minute and the temperature of the air. After gauging all this, a central electronic control unit (ECU) then calculates the air density within the fuel mixture. Based on these units the engine control module then will regulate the flow of fuel and flow of air so that the best possible combustion can be performed.

What are the different types of Map Sensors?

With Analog Output: It is a widely used Map sensor. The voltage that these sensors give is directly proportional to the engine load.

With a Digital Output: The Map sensors with Digital Output give a certain type of frequency that rises with the increase in frequency.

Learn more about car sensors and car parts by simply visiting the blog section of BP Auto Spares India.

Let’s Talk In Detail about Vehicle-to-Everything Technology (C2VX).

Let’s Talk In Detail about Vehicle-to-Everything Technology (C2VX)

The industry experts of one of the leading Suzuki Spare Parts dealers are highly impressed by the way the automotive electronics industry is gearing towards constant revolution year-after-year with the primary objective of making the cars safer, greener and to enhance the overall driving experience.

A steady increase and constant advancements in the wireless communication technology, radar sensor amalgamation, imaging technologies, Internet-of-Things and Big Data have opened new gates for the automobile industry and the manufacturers to explore the nooks of these technologies and device multiple solutions for a wide range of applications. The trend to manufacture ever smaller mechanical, optical and electronic products and devices, huge leaps in navigation systems and the inclusion of even smarter devices has pushed the boundaries of Vehicle-to-Everything Technology (C2VX).

Vehicle-to-Everything Technology (C2VX) today and tomorrow will play a huge role in the development of Internet-of-Things (IoT). It is to be believed with the way the car technologies are progressing that the smarter or the connected cars of the future will interact only among themselves and with the environment around.

Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) or collectively known as Vehicle-to-Everything Technology (C2VX) belongs to the troupe of wireless technology which is entirely focused on enhancing the road safety, improve traffic management and to bring in the new concept of Intelligent transport system (ITS) which is proficient in reducing the environmental impact over the vehicle.

A Vehicle-to-Everything Technology (C2VX) functions on 5.9GHz Dedicated Short Range Communication, which is a form of WiFi. This derivative of Wireless Fidelity is specially designed for fast moving objects which enable vehicles on the road to interact with each other, communicate their state, their position, speed, surrounding, and destination to other vehicles on the road and also to the infrastructure.

The technology while keeping in check its surrounding also alerts driver of the potential risks and dangers on the road such as collision, crash, pedestrian nearby, unsafe overtake, vehicle breaks ahead, road hazards or the car in blind spots, thereby reducing the overall impact of the surrounding environment over the vehicle by improving collision avoidance and reducing fatalities and injury severity.

Due to these amazing safety benefits of Vehicle-to-Everything Technology (C2VX), The Global Automotive Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Market is poised for strong growth during the forecast period 2017 to 2027. Ford and telecom chip maker Qualcomm has also decided to take their partnership forward so that they can explore the nooks of C2VX further.

Quick Steps to Replace a Proportioning Valve

Quick Steps to Replace a Proportioning Valve

Quick Steps to Replace a Proportioning Valve

The automotive car parts experts of one of the leading Suzuki Parts dealers, BP Auto Spares India says that though each and every part of your car plays a quintessential role in making it run on the road, special attention must be paid to the brakes of a vehicle, because without it there is no way you can bring a car to a complete halt. There are varied numbers of valves that are there in the car braking system, some of which work in harmony with the brake master cylinder while others work independently from the master cylinder.

One such valve is the proportioning valve.

What is a Proportioning Valve?

A proportioning valve has a vital role to play in vehicles that have disc brakes installed on the front wheel and drum brakes on the rear wheels. What happens is that since the disc brake pads are in contact with the disc and the drum brake shoes are not in contact with the drum; if a proportioned pressure is not applied the disc brakes would be activated before the drum brakes upon depressing the brake pedal. The proportioning valve carries out this important function of engaging drum brakes before the brake discs.

The proportioning valve applies a proportionate pressure to the rear wheels on the front wheel drive cars to prevent locking up when you suddenly. This ability to engage the rear brakes first before the brake disc provides control and stability to stop the vehicle safely.

But what if these proportioning valves go bad or start malfunctioning? We will take the vehicle for proportioning valve replacement to a local mechanic or do it on our own.

Suzuki PartsSteps to Replace a Proportioning Valve

Tools Required

  • Wrench set
  • Boxed end wrenches
  • Safety glasses and Gloves
  • The new set of proportioning valves
  • Floor Jack
  • Jack stands
  • Socket Set

Step 1: Since a Proportioning Valve is located under the master cylinder on the driver’s side of the engine compartment, you have to go under the car to get things done. For this, you need to raise the front of your vehicle with the floor jack and secure the front tires with the triangular jack stands.

Step 2: You will be able to access a proportioning valve with much ease with the front tire removed. Use a lug wrench or impact wrench to pry off the front tire.

Step 3: There is only one way you can easily remove a Proportioning Valve from the vehicle and that is by disconnecting the brake lines coming out of it and also the wire harness that is connected directly to the low brake fluid light on your dash. Use an open-ended wrench to disconnect the brake line from the valve.

Step 4: Now with the help of a ratchet set unbolt the screws that are keeping the Proportioning Valve in place and remove it.

Step 5: Once the old valve is removed, immediately get on the task of replacing it with the new one securing it with the bolts you previously removed.

Step 6: Once the new Proportioning Valve is in its place, put the harness back on and reconnect the brake lines.

In case you are looking for a new set of Proportioning Valves then you can check the wide assortment of automotive parts, BP Auto Spares India stocks for major car and truck models.

A sneak-peek on Carburetors

A Sneak-Peek on Carburetors

When talking about the semantics of an automobile and how it works, the car experts of one of the leading Suzuki Spare Parts dealers, BP Auto Spares India says that we can surely sum it up in a simple equation, fuel plus air equals motion. That’s the most common science behind all the automobiles that we see cruising on land, over the sea, and through the sky. Every car, truck, and bus follows the same mechanism; they transform fuel into power by mixing it up with air and then burning the mixture in the metal cylinders within the internal combustion engines. Now, exactly what will be the proportion of fuel and air that goes inside the cylinder for explosion depends entirely on fast how you are driving, where you are driving, how you are driving and for how long you are driving. These factors along with others regulate the fuel-air mixture. But long before the electronically controlled system, fuel injection was invented, there were devices known as carburetors that happen to add fuel (red) to air (blue) to make a mixture that’s just right for burning in the cylinders.

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Now, you’ll only find these ingenious devices on old cars and motorcycle engines and lawnmowers and chainsaws with small, compact engines.

Now, Now!

What is a carburetor?

A carburetor is a mechanical device that was a vital part of the auxiliary superstructure of the conventional internal combustion engines. They were basically there in a car to play these important functions.

  1. They are responsible for combining gasoline and air together to create a highly combustible mixture,
  2. They are responsible for regulating the ratio of air and fuel and transporting it to the metal cylinders within the engines.
  3. They are responsible for controlling the speed of the engine.

You must be wondering where all the carburetors have gone. Well, since the mechanical revolution, manufacturers have been kicking out the conventional carburetors in favor of the electronically controlled fuel injection system. The reason behind this development is because modern automobiles are serviced better by fuel injection systems, since they use less fuel for power and eventually make less pollution, also they deliver fuel directly into the cylinder, and the idling is easier with fuel injection systems since they can add a small proportion of fuel into an engine to keep it running.

Though they are the thing of the past, you’ll definitely find them in old classic cars and motorcycle engines and agricultural equipments.

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Let’s Look at Some of the Advantages of Driving Hybrid Cars

To give you a brief snippet of the future that holds the oncoming of hybrid cars, according to the industry experts of leading Suzuki Car Parts Dealers,” There will be more than 100 different battery-powered vehicles available in five years, despite little interest so far from drivers.”

Automobile giants that are hell-bent on rolling out their ambitious and passionate plans to launch more than a 100 new designed battery operated models in the next few years are forgetting one major fact. What? Almost half of the world is still unaware of what hybrid cars actually are? The ones who are aware are still not able to get the full buzz of this greener technology. So, what is more important launching more hybrids or making people aware of this phenomenal technology?

Well, I don’t know in which side you are, but we are definitely vouching for “enlightening people of the pros of this greener technology” part, later comes launching new models.

Let’s get started

Environment-Friendly: Of course they are and by far the most talked feature of the hybrid cars- their ability to not harm the environment. It is believed that if more and more people are going to drive hybrid cars, it would significantly reduce the on assault of C02 emissions in the air. Adding the cherry on the top is the fact that these cars produce 25-30% less CO2 emissions than regular cars. Why? Hybrid cars are equipped with both petrol engine as well as the electric powered engine, which recharges via the petrol engine.

Fuel efficiency: Because of the dual engine usage, the combination helps maintain the efficient energy consumption, no matter where you are driving or at what speed you are driving. This reduces the dependence of hybrids cars on petrol as opposed to the regular cars. This is particularly because of the fact that when driving at lower speeds hybrid cars make use of electric powered engines and when picks speed, the power of the petrol engine kicks in, because of which fuel consumption is significantly less.

Weight Advantage: Hybrid cars are designed using lightweight materials, because of which they operate smoothly on much less energy levels, thus consumes less energy consumption as compared to the full-weight regular cars which in order to drive smoothly takes up a lot of energy.

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How to Replace a Car’s Serpentine Belt?

A serpentine belt or the drive belt is a rubber belt that helps connect the alternator, power steering, and A/C to the crankshaft which is an engine component that transports the power from the engine to those attached components. If the belt is suffering from any kind of fault, the car battery will not charge nor will any electrical components or accessories in the car will work. The serpentine or the drive belt is also known as the v-belt.

Since there is a large amount of heat that is produced in the engine, the serpentine belt due to the excessive heat exposure cracks and breaks over time. The first indication of the serpentine belt breaking is the rigidness while rotating the steering wheel. In some cars, water pumps are connected to the serpentine belt. So when the belt breaks, the coolant needed to cool down the engine, will not properly flow, which will lead to the overheating of the engine.

Modern day belts are equipped with only one serpentine belt that drives the entire engine accessories component.

Suzuki Car Spare PartsIf there is a continuous squealing noise from the engine, it means that you need to replace your serpentine belt. Just follow the steps put together by the renowned Suzuki spare Parts Dealers.

Things you’ll need

•   Socket set and ratchet

•   Serpentine Belt

•   Protective eye glasses

•   Latex gloves

•   Flashlight

Steps to replace serpentine belt

Step 1: Park your car in a safe spot and turn off the engine. Let the engine cool before working on any part associated with it.

Step 2: In order to access the various parts of the engine, remove the guard covers and shrouds that may cover the repair area.

Step 3: Once all the engine guards are off, locate where the belt tensioner is. It is located under the spring tension which is used to hold the pressure on the belt to keep it in place.

Step 4: In order to release the tensioner, pull it in the opposite direction of the spring tension.

Step 5: Remove the belt from the nearby pulley once the tensioner is released.

Step 6: Now the belt is ready to be removed.

Step 7: Once the belt is removed, compare the old and the new belt to see if they match in size and specifications.

Step 8: Install the new serpentine belt onto the pulleys and activate the belt tensioner.

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Easy-to-do Steps to Replace Struts on Your Car

A vehicle’s strut performs two main important functions,

1. First, like shock absorbers, the piston is attached to the end of the piston rod which works against the hydraulic fluid to control the movements of suspension and springs. The valves in the shock absorbers build resistance to the pumping forces, generated by the up and down movement of the suspension.

  1. Second, the struts provide structural support for the working of the vehicle’s suspension. Due to this, they ultimately handle the vehicle ride, manage vehicle control, steering, tires alignment, braking and wear on other important parts of the suspension.

Generally, the struts and shocks absorbers are not much prone to wear and tear, but like every other thing, with time, they do become obsolete and lacks an operational efficiency, which demands an immediate replacement.

The experts of the leading exporters of Suzuki Car Spare Parts have listed together few easy-to-do steps to help you replace struts.

Things you need

  • Jack Stand
  • Floor Jack
  • Strut Spring Compressor
  • Wrench and Socket Set

Steps to Replace Struts on Your Car

Step 1: Jack up your car enough so that you can easily crawl underneath it and put jack stands under each wheel.

Step 2: The first step towards strut replacement is the removal of brake line support; though not all cars have one, some just have a small rubber grommet.

Step 3: The strut is secured in place at the bottom with the help of a pinch bolt. It is a bit difficult to unbolt, so if you can, use a breaker bar to unscrew the pinch bolt or get yourself some air tools.

Step 4: Next comes the sway bar, drop it so that you can access the bar that connects it to the strut.

Step 5: Now, remove the two bolts located at the top of the strut. This step is a little bit cleaner but complex. But before you loosen the bolt, jack up the brake disc or drum, to relieve the struts of the little bit pressure. Don’t jack them up completely, just enough to support the strut’s weight.

Step 6: As for the interior bolts, you’ll access them through the trunk.

Step 7: Remove the bar that links the struts to the sway bar, and replace it with a new one.

Step 8: Now, repeat the steps in the reverse order to put everything back together and you are ready to go.

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What are Manual Transmission Synchronizers

Just so that you can grab on everything we are going to talk in this blog, let’s start with the basics and we’ll smoothly move along to the tough part. Modern high priced range cars and trucks are equipped with synchromesh synchronized manual transmissions. They basically feature 3 different components with help of which the remaining or the constituting elements work. There is an output shaft, an input shaft, and a countershaft.

The output shaft is located and spins in harmony in a bore which is placed in the center of the input shaft. Next, comes the input shaft which contains a pinion gear and it is wired to the countershaft. Now the gears which are located on the countershaft are fixed while the gears which are situated on the output shaft spins freely. The output shaft and the input shaft together are referred to as the main shaft. These main components are designed so that a smooth shifting and transition of gears can prevail.

A brief Understanding

Earlier, when auto technology has not reached its slithering heights, double-clutching was a common phenomenon so that it can disengage a gear, meanwhile allowing the collar and the next applied gear to come up to the same speed and then to apply a new gear. In order to double-clutch shift, what we do is press the clutch pedal hard to disconnect the engine from the transmission. With this, the collar moves to neutral. When your release the clutch again and rev the engine, so that the next gear can reach a right rpm value, it allows the collar and the next applied gear to spin at the same rate allowing the dog teeth to engage the gear. The moment the engine hits the right speed again, you press the clutch again, for the dog teeth to stick the collar into place for the next applied gear.

According to the professionals of BP Auto Spares India, largest Suzuki Car Parts dealers today, we use synchronizers to banish the need of double-clutching.

So, synchronizers do provide complete justice to their name. They let the gear and collar to synchronize their speeds when they are already in contact, but before the dog teeth are engaged, allowing a smooth, crunch-free selection. In case you want to learn more about Manual Transmission, you can visit the link What are the Symptoms of a Bad Manual Transmission

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What are the Symptoms of a Bad Steering Rack

Well according to the experts of the largest exporters and suppliers of Suzuki Spare Parts there are few noticeable signs of a failing steering rack.

How can you tell your steering rack is going bad? With the large chunk of components connecting the steering wheel to the front tires of the car, it is pretty hard to comprehend which component is the root cause of the impending failure.

How does a Steering Rack work?

The steering wheel system equipped with modern vehicles is basically a rack and pinion steering system. The rack and pinion of a steering system are composed of several components which include universal joints, main and intermediate propeller shafts and positioned in the center is the steering rack or gearbox. The rack and pinion steering transform the force generated by the steering wheel when it turns into a force which genuinely turns the wheels of the car, which allows the wheels of the car to change directions.

Symptoms of a Bad Steering Rack

Car Wandering: The first and the foremost symptom of a bad steering rack is the incessant wandering of the car on the road. In case your car is wandering relentlessly on the road, both at low and high speeds, it is a sure shot symptom of the faulty steering rack. That is when you need to constantly grip the steering with both your hands to keep it in place and constantly correct the direction of the vehicle. Sometimes the wandering of your vehicle can also be due to the misalignment of the wheels, but with the bad steering rack, there will be severe wear on the inside and outside of the tire.

Leaking Power Steering Fluid: Too tight steering wheel can sometimes cause leaking or low power steering fluid. This is because the steering box is hydraulically powered and the fluid levels inside it won’t decrease under any circumstances unless there is a leak somewhere. A leaking power steering fluid means that there is a loose fitting component, broken gasket or seals, or other mechanical issues somewhere in the steering box, which needs to be rectified as soon as possible.

Grinding Noise When Steering: Clunking, thudding or grinding noise coming from the vehicle, when cornering or turning, is another common symptom of a bad steering rack. This is because of the lack of lubrication and the metal contact of the steering rack. Due to the faulty steering rack, other components may also start to lose which causes the clunking and thudding noise when you turn the wheel.