The supercharger is a mechanical component that compresses additional air and deposits it through the intake manifold. The additional oxygen powers the engine cylinders which in turn create more combustion and more power. Superchargers are common on sport and performance vehicles.
Signs of a bad supercharger
- Lack of power
- Check engine light illuminates
- Abnormal noises
If you notice any of the above signs, get your supercharger serviced by a car care professional right away. A bad supercharger will cause a drop in engine performance and torque. The drive belt and tensioner will also be inspected when getting your supercharger serviced.
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