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While rough engine idling may be caused by any number of factors, vacuum leaks are the most common. To find the leak, auto technicians are likely to conduct an initial visual inspection while listening for telltale whistling noises. If that fails to uncover the leak, a smoke machine will likely do the trick. This type of leak detector injects artificial smoke into the intake manifold, where the smoke continues to travel throughout the system and exit at the leak source. Common leak sources include many of the engine's vacuum fittings, the intake manifold gasket, hoses or vacuum-operated accessories (such as the power brake booster), or damaged or ill-fitting fuel injector O-rings or a worn throttle shaft.

A vacuum leak is, of course, just one possible cause of rough idling. It takes an experienced and expert technicians to track down the source of your problem, even if it's something as simple as a leak. Our ASE-certified technicians have the skills necessary to fix your car right the first time you bring it in. What's more, we can provide the regular maintenance that can catch small things, like ill-fitted fuel injector Orings, before they start affecting your engine.

Call 952-473-4848 for an appointment today. Our address is 2220 Daniels Street, Long Lake. Be sure to visit our website at www.chunksautomotiveservice.com for a chance to win free gas!

HINT: If a vacuum leak is large enough, the engine may stall out completely.