This guide helps you diagnose turn signal problems, when one or more of the signal lights refuses to work.
DIY repair of the rear door handle, door latch, or door lock actuator. Detailed step-by-step photos and no special tools required. Save money doing it yourself.
It can be challenging to get rid of a rodent infestation in your car or truck, but there are several remedies that can solve the problem.
How to do a timing belt replacement for the Toyota V6 Camry, Avalon, Solara, Sienna, HIghlander, Lexus ES300 and Lexus RX300. Video instruction, lots of photos, and step-by-step instructions.
Ten possible events that can trigger a "check engine" light in a Honda. Read the ten questions here; they will give you useful information that will help your mechanic diagnose the problem quickly.
Find that parasitic battery drain that's causing your car battery problems whether you have a newer or older vehicle model.
If your engine cranks but won't start, this guide tells you where to begin your diagnostic and what to do next.
Regular automotive preventative maintenance is conducted at intervals that, allow you to discover potential issues before they become serious problems down the road.
Fluid leaking from a car could mean immediate repairs are needed, or it could be something totally normal. How to identify the leak and figure out what, if anything, needs to be done about it.
DIY Toyota or Lexus Fuel Pump replacement. Many photos and step by step instructions. No special tools required. Relatively safe and easy and not too time consuming.
Of all the faults the ZF 6HP automatic transmission can throw at you, the E Clutch fault is by far the hardest to determine the cause of.
What are the best spark plugs for your car? Can platinum or iridium breed new life into your engine? Should you upgrade?
This guide will show you how to use a digital multimeter, hydrometer, and other simple tools to troubleshoot, inspect, and clean your battery if necessary.
How to remove and replace the fuel filter to help with rough idle, lack of performance or low fuel pressure. For VW MKIV, Jetta, GTI, and Audi A4.
I discovered how to avoid expensive car repair bills when the "check engine light" is on. If it’s a catalytic converter warning, try my low-cost solution first before going to a mechanic.
Is your car using too much oil? How to do some tests to find the reason. Learn about common leak sources and prevention.
How to replace an in-tank fuel pump and its associated filter assembly, with pictures. The disassembly and the assembly of parts, the testing of the installation, and trouble-shooting.
The important function of a working PCV valve, how it works, signs that it's failing, and how to test.
If your brakes squeak, and you want to know why, maybe I can help! Here are four common brake squeaks plus a bonus scraping noise; compare these situations to yours. Questions are welcome.
The most likely reasons for bad clutch performance, a noisy clutch, or strange behavior by the clutch pedal. Look for your symptoms here.
Check your fuel pump relay — and other automotive relays — in minutes using three different simple methods.
Automatic transmissions are great to drive ... when they're working well. Let's look at what to do when they're not.
How to troubleshoot a mass airflow sensor in a few simple steps, what to look for, and how to interpret your results.
In this article, I will explain step-by-step how to replace a water coolant outlet (sometimes called a coolant air bleeder) on a 2006 to 2009 Dodge Charger with a 2.7L engine. This guide does not cover the RT, SRT, and SXT trims.
How to replace the radiator on your Toyota Camry. No special tools required. Plenty of photos and step-by-step instructions.
When your engine starts but stops, concentrate your diagnostic efforts on those systems or components most likely to cause the failure.
Does your Toyota erratically change steering direction? Do you notice thumping or a tugging sensation when accelerating from a slow speed and turning? New control arm bushings may be needed. Includes video!
Do-it-yourself Front Wheel Drive (FWD) wheel bearing replacement for most Toyotas and many other cars. Lots of photos, and details about tools needed.
Complete description of Case backhoe hydraulic cylinder repairs, rebuilding, and replacement, with step-by-step photos to guide you through the process.
How to test your vehicle yourself to investigate common and not-so-common reasons for a sluggish engine.
If your engine won't turn over, this guide helps you find the most common—and not so common—problem sources.
Replacing a worn bushing on the sway bar (stabilizer bar) will eliminate a common rear end rattle in the '90s Camry.
Testing the voltage drop can help you find trouble spots in your starter circuit before you swap components unnecessarily.
Though old news, 6-speed DSG transmissions are still on the road in many vehicles. So let's look at some of the more common problems you might encounter with yours.
Three common brake noises I encounter every day: a grinding sound, a thumping from the rear, and a squeak. Includes a repair technique for noisy drum brakes that I found by trial and error.
If the air conditioning goes out in your car, you want to get it fixed quick. There are a number of problems that could cause this issue. Keep cool with these tips and tricks.
Diagnose alternator and charging system problems with this practical guide to get your car back on the road faster.
Step-by-step instructions to change a flat tire, quickly and easily. This is a necessary skill, important to all car owners, because a car tire can become flat at any time.
DIY How To Honda Accord engine head gasket, timing belt, water pump and radiator replacement / replacement.
A malfunctioning sensor can cause performance problems, turn on the "Check Engine Light" and fail an emission test. Testing a sensor is usually done with a DVOM. Test the ECT, TPS and pressure sensors
Recognizing symptoms of a bad EGR valve will help you troubleshoot potential problems sooner and restore engine performance faster.
Mice, rats and other rodents can do surprising damage to your car engine and other automotive parts. How do you keep them out of your vehicle?
Install a car thermostat replacement in minutes without causing coolant leaks, damage to components, or engine overheating.
How to drain and replace the ATF on your Camry, or flush the ATF if necessary. Includes videos of flushing the ATF with and without the help of a 12-volt oil pump.
If your steering wheel vibrates, or your car shakes while driving at highway speed, find out why. Don't spend money unnecessarily on an alignment or other services that won't fix this problem.
The most common reason for a slipping automatic transmission, and the most common reason for a slipping standard transmission. What to do to fix it in either case.
Troubleshoot your potentially bad brake booster using the simple tests in this guide to save time and money.
There have been complaints of the EPS light going on suddenly or the power steering failing in Civics and Accords. What you can do if this happens to you.
How to replace front end strut mounts (and struts) on the '97-01 Toyota Camry, with a video. Plus other causes of front end noise.
Tips and precautions to use when replacing your brake pads, so you can get quality results on a Honda or any other vehicle.
If you recognize one or more of these symptoms, have a look into your camshaft position sensor before it gets you in trouble.
Diagnose the most common problems with your car's starting system without special equipment or knowledge, based on the symptoms described here.
I am going to show you—step-by-step with pictures—how to change the engine oil of a 1994 Toyota Corolla with a 1.8-liter engine. It is the same for 1993-1997.
Edible not by humans but by rodents. This is a story about how our Prius's wiring harness was chewed by rodents...and it could happen to you as well.
AC system diagnosis can be done by feeling the lines for the correct temperature/ pressure relationship. With gauges hooked up, the pressures can be measured and then diagnosed.
I have well over 100,000 miles already on my car. Proper maintenance helps prolong the useful years of your car. I’ll tell you how I'm keeping my old car running as good as new with little cost for upkeep.
The color of the exhaust smoke can give you valuable information about the state of health of the engine.
How to replace the timing belt and pulley yourself on the Hyundai Elantra and Kia Spectra. Step-by step instructions, plenty of photos, and a video!
Do you know what to do in the event that you get in and turn your car on but it doesn't start? Check out this hub for some helpful tips on what to do.
This collection of repairs for Honda Harmony lawnmower transmissions is growing monthly. If your Harmony transmission has a problem, we probably have the solution!
Do it yourself (DIY) replacement of the timing belt, water pump, and oil seals on the 4-cylinder Toyota Camry and similar cars, with photos, lists of tools, and parts recommendations.
Have you been having trouble starting your car, truck, van, or SUV? Here are some signs that you have a dying battery.
Simple, easy to understand proven methods on how to earn the highest salary as an automotive technician without stealing from the customer.
This guide shows you how to locate, remove & clean your exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve on Renault Trafic, Opel / Vauxhall Vivaro & Nissan Primastar vans. Cleaning helps your diesel engine run smoothly and it's possible to bypass the valve to increase performance & economy.
How to replace the door glass, door glass guide, window regulator and window motor on a Camry. No special tools required. Most parts can be obtained from a salvage yard and transferred to your car.
Diagnosing simple fuel pump problems is within the reach of the average car owner. Use this guide to get your car back on the road faster.
Five common brake problems: soft brake pedal, pulling to one side while braking, vibration while braking.
How to remove and replace the driver's-side CV axle shaft and seal on most Toyota Camrys. Detailed instructions and plenty of photos. No special tools required.
The GM 5L40-E is a popular transmission, but it is not without its faults. Here are some of the most common ones.
There are a few types of transmission you might find in your vehicle, here are the differences between them.
If you are like the millions of people electing to drive their cars beyond the 100,000 mile mark, it would be wise of you to invest the money into getting the proper maintenance needed that this integral moment in your car's life.
Locate a car electrical short using a test light, digital multimeter and this simple to follow guide.
Signs and symptoms of a bad heater core in your car: fog, drips, and funny smells in the cabin, no heat in the cabin, the engine overheating.
Batteries are the heart of the electrical system on cars, trucks and boats. The battery is a storage unit that converts chemical energy into electrical voltage. Problems can effect the entire vehicle.
ECU remapping, engine chipping, and chip tuning all mean the same thing. This guide explains exactly what is meant by these terms and will help you to decide whether remapping your car or van will benefit you!
Use a car battery hydrometer on a dead car battery or suspected bad car battery to learn its state of charge and health in minutes.
How do you maintain a car tire? And how to put air in tires? A beginner's guide to general maintenance of car tires.
Loss of cooling at high engine speeds? It is very likely that you have a variable-displacement compressor. Before deciding to replace the compressor, read this article.
Did your car mechanic say you need a new catalytic converter because your check engine light is on with code P0420 — and it will cost you $800? I found an alternate solution that worked, using high-octane gasoline.