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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Misfiring

The failure of the air/fuel mixture in one or more cylinders to ignite while the engine is running.



See Also:
Fuel Injectors
Air Filter
Air Cleaner Intake
Intake Manifold
Carbon Canister
Accelerator Pump
Fuel Filter
Backpressure

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