By Ed Sobey
Written for mechanical newcomers who won't comprehend their catalytic converters from their common joints, this useful advisor is helping train a uncomplicated realizing of the way autos functionality. units are grouped in accordance with their habitats—under the hood, contained in the motor vehicle, and more—to support determine the know-how in query. fixing car puzzles resembling the place precisely does a dipstick dip and what's rack and pinion guidance, this useful reference illuminates what’s occurring below the hood with no all that dirt and grease.
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The amazing thing is that it can do this to an accuracy of only a few feet even though the satellites are thousands of miles away. The GPS unit computes the position of the car in terms of latitude and longitude. This, of course, isn’t useful to you unless you know the latitude and longitude of where you are going. The location information is integrated onto a map database so drivers can see where their cars are in relation to street addresses, roads and bridges, and other key points. The map data is stored in a factory-installed ROM (read-only memory).
Water on the windshield allows more of the infrared light to escape. When the sensor detects less infrared light returning, it turns on the wipers. The device senses how quickly water builds up on the windshield and sets the rate of wiping accordingly. If the windshield is wet, the sensor speeds up the wiping. If it is not as wet (more light returns to the sensor), it slows the wiper. I N TE R E S T I N G FAC TS Rain-sensing windshield wipers were offered on luxury car models starting about ten years ago.
Fluid inside the coils is circulated through two parts of the system. Where the fluid evaporates in the tubes, it cools and can absorb heat from the surrounding air. Where the fluid condenses back into a liquid state, it heats up and then gives off some of its heat to the surrounding air. The cooling side of the system is located in the passenger compartment and the heating side is located under the hood. A compressor increases the pressure of the fluid in the gas phase, which increases its temperature.
A Field Guide to Automotive Technology by Ed Sobey