Glossary of Auto Terms

DriverSide's Car Dictionary has the most comprehensive definitions of automotive terms. This auto glossary can help you decipher what your mechanic is fixing and what the purpose or function of the particular auto part or accessory is for. We have taken the mystery out of automotive service jargon, so that you don't have to.

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Flooding

This not-good situation most often occurs in carbureted cars whose engines are injected with too much fuel to start and/or run properly.



See Also:
Air/Fuel Mixture
Tailpipe
Intake Manifold
Carbon Canister
Muffler
Accelerator Pump
Automatic Choke
Air Aspirator Valve

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