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The Definitive Automotive Dictionary p
Amorphous silicon Used in a variety of
Ampere-hour A measurement of a unit of electrical charge of current, over a specific period of time, usually used to find the strength of a battery.
Amp/hr. rating The measuring of current to
determine the ability of a battery. The higher the amp, the st
Amplifier Used in auto radio systems, to p
Air Management Unit (AMU)
Located in a chassis c
Back axle The axle in the rear.
Back band The soft member that cases a door or window.
Backbone network The computer network that links lower capacity networks usually using fiber optics.
Backfire The noise or explosion that
occurs when unburned fuel enters the exhaust system and is ignited. This can
also occur by a flame f
Back flushing To force liquid in an opposing direction, as when cleaning an engines cooling system.
Backlight defogging system A rear window that is heated.
Balanced crankshaft A vibration damper that has extended reinforcements.
Calendering Inside the tire casing, it is
a thin layer of rubber that p
Caliper Disc brakes device that clamps on
Camber An adjustment in the alignment of a wheel in an outward or inward tilt.
Camshaft drive sp
Capacitor An electrical storage device used on some motors to run or start circuits.
Capillary Used for temperature gauges, it is a tube with a very small bore.
Capping The re-treading of a tire carcass.
Cap stat An expandable thermostat (wax-type) located at the bottom of a SU carburetor that reduces fuel flow when the temperature rises under the hood.
Cap wrench A tool that fits on to one end of an oil filter in order to install or remove the filter.
Carbon build-up Burned oil that is deposited in the combustion chamber atop the piston and head, which can cause sticky valves and an inefficient engine.
Carbon filter An activated carbon air filter used as a cleansing agent.
Damp 1. The reduction of any vibration to the crankshaft. 2. To slow the oscillations in a carburetor piston, spring or other like items.
Dampening belt The belt that is wrapped a
Damper springs To p
Dashboard The inner f
Dash-pot An instrument called a diaphragm
used to cont
Drive belt A rubber belt that is used to connect engine parts such as the alternator, power steering pump, water pump, etc.
Easing fluid Penetrating oil
Factory adjusted Part of a vehicle that has been set or established by the manufacturer and is not meant to be adjusted or changed.
Fader Referring to the f
False air An unmeasured air leak into the intake system between the intake valves and the airflow meter making the reading false.
Fan A fan has 4 to 6
Fan pulley Located on the hub of the radiator fan, it is the pulley on which the driving belt runs.
Fast idle The opening of the th
Fault reader An elect
Gap bridging Carbon deposits that form
between and ac
Gap style The way in which spark plug
Gas cap The vented cover that is twisted or snapped into place over a gasoline chambers entrance.
Gas damper A shock absorber for gas.
Gas fade Hot gases and dust that cause brake fade due to a reduction in friction between the drum and brake linings after hard braking.
Gas filter A fiber device that screens
Gas gauge Located on the dashboard, a gas gauge is either a digital reader or fluctuating needle that indicates how many gallons of fuel are left in a fuel tank.
Gasket Made f
Gas pedal An accelerator device that increases the amount of fuel to the engine by pushing down on the device with ones foot.
Gas tank The metal container that is used to store fuel.
Half shaft The two turning shafts, which
connect the wheels to the final drive in a rear suspension or f
Halogen bulb A brighter light that contains a trace of a halogen like iodine.
Jack A device often stored within a vehicle that allows one to lift a portion of a vehicle in order to repair it or change a tire.
Jamb switch A button that is located in a doorjamb that is pushed in when the door is closed and pops out when the door is opened to switch on courtesy lighting within a vehicle.
Lagging Using a non-conducting material to cover hot fluid lines so that the temperature can be maintained.
Laminated windshield The p
Magnetic gasket A material used to seal a door tightly closed using magnets that are inserted into the gasket.
Mag wheel Wheels made of magnesium, aluminum or a combination of steel and aluminum making them lightweight.
Nave plate The hubcap
Oil pan An area that is bolted to the bottom of the crankcase that holds engine oil and keeps foreign bodies like dirt out of the engine.
Pad A term often used to describe the brake shoe in disc brakes.
Radial cooling fins Parallel to the centerline of the axle are brake drum cooling fins.
Radiant heating When hot surfaces radiate heat into a space to make it warm or hot.
Safety belt A belt worn by passengers in a vehicle to keep them in place in case of an accident or quick stop.
Tachograph A gauge that registers vehicles miles, speed, distance, and other trip information often used in commercial transport vehicles.
Tailgate A latching fold down side of a truck bed found in the rear - can also be part of a SUV or station wagon or other similar vehicle.
Vacuum activators Used in air conditioning
systems, a system of valves and dampers cont
Valet switch A toggle or button that overrides the alarm system when an automobile is being valet parked or for other services.
Water-cooling system Used on most
vehicles, it is a cooling system that runs water a
Window regulator Is either a manual or electric mechanism to raise or lower a glass window.
Wrist pin Passed th
X-valve Either an intake valve that allow oxygen and fuel to go to the cylinder head or an exhaust valve that allows the already used gas to exit.
Y-connector A line shaped in a Y as with a windshield washer pump connection to the spray nozzles.
Yoke A yoke may be used on the forked sections of a U-joint or in a center pull braking system it is a triangle shaped piece of metal that connects the main brake cable with the stirrup cable.
Zigzag spring The wavy type springs used in creating bases for the construction of seats.