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  • If your engine won't turn over, this guide will help you find the most common—and not so common—problem sources.

    My Engine Won't Turn Over

    My Engine Won't Turn Over

    by Dan Ferrell14

  • Recognize bad fuel filter symptoms, improve engine performance, and avoid expensive repair bills.

    Bad Fuel Filter Symptoms

    Bad Fuel Filter Symptoms

    by Dan Ferrell10

  • Know your engine. A simple guide to what's under the hood of your car with maintenance tips and pictures. Try the quiz at the end to see what you learned.

    Ladies, What's Under Your Hood?!

    Ladies, What's Under Your Hood?!

    by Joanna6

  • Worried your fan belt is bad? Hearing strange squealing or whining noises from your car? Thinking about a few extra things every car should have in a tune up? Look no further! This article's for you!

    Five Signs It's Time to Replace Your Fan Belt

    Five Signs It's Time to Replace Your Fan Belt

    by Wrench Wench1

  • Recognizing symptoms of a bad EGR valve will help you troubleshoot potential problems sooner and restore engine performance faster.

    Symptoms of a Bad EGR Valve

    Symptoms of a Bad EGR Valve

    by Dan Ferrell203

  • Ever wonder what the secret behind auto dealerships selling used cars is that makes the cars look good as new? This is the biggest part of it and now you will learn how to do it even better than they do—the pro way.

    How to Sand and Polish a Car so the Paint Looks Good as New

    How to Sand and Polish a Car so the Paint Looks Good as New

    by Pablo Marroquín8

  • Maybe this article will help other folks with the same 4WD symptoms who’ve exhausted all the other possible solutions. Or, maybe it will just make you pull more hair out because it doesn’t help you at all. Hopefully the former. Keep in mind, I’m not a mechanic, as I’m sure you'll be able to tell.

    4WD Not Working? Chevy Trailblazer Four-Wheel-Drive Problems

    4WD Not Working? Chevy Trailblazer Four-Wheel-Drive Problems

    by Holly8

  • Does your engine crank, but won't start? This guide tells you where to begin your diagnostic and what to do next.

    My Engine Cranks but Won't Start

    My Engine Cranks but Won't Start

    by Dan Ferrell29

  • Nearly everyone is nervous prior to their vehicle's smog check. Here are the absolute best tips and tricks that are proven to get your vehicle to pass the test with flying colors!

    Tricks to Passing an Emissions (Smog) Test

    Tricks to Passing an Emissions (Smog) Test

    by Kate Daily0

  • Learn how to change a front wheel bearing with a step-by-step guide with photos and a video. In the video, you will learn what a damaged wheel bearing sounds like and how to determine which wheel bearing is causing the noise. Once you learn this trick of the trade, your mechanic can never sell you a wheel bearing you don't need.

    How to Change a Front Wheel Bearing

    How to Change a Front Wheel Bearing

    by Eddie Carrara52

  • Tips and precautions to use when replacing your brake pads, so you can get quality results on a Honda or any other vehicle.

    How to Replace Honda Brake Pads

    How to Replace Honda Brake Pads

    by Eddie Carrara72

  • You've fixed the issue which was causing your check engine light to turn on, but now it wont turn off! Try one or more of these approaches to get the light to go off and be sure your engine is ok.

    How to Get Rid of the "Check Engine" Light

    How to Get Rid of the "Check Engine" Light

    by Kate Daily34

  • One of the most nerve-wracking diagnoses that an engine can receive: blown head gasket. Dive into this article to learn the three most common signs your engines developed a bad head gasket.

    Three Signs and Symptoms of a Blown Head Gasket

    Three Signs and Symptoms of a Blown Head Gasket

    by Wrench Wench1

  • Is the carpet in your car faded or stained? Does it clash with new seats or repainted exterior? You can re-dye the carpet to its original color or spray on a coating of a different color. Try dyeing or coating instead of replacing your “dying” carpet.

    Car DIY: How to Dye Your Faded Auto Carpet

    Car DIY: How to Dye Your Faded Auto Carpet

    by Howard S.6

  • Ford Fusion owners: Beware if your A/C has stopped working! Ford had a genius idea to install a sensor in the top of the evaporator case. What does this mean to the owners of the Fusion?

    Ford Fusion A/C Compressor Won't Turn On

    Ford Fusion A/C Compressor Won't Turn On

    by RayTheWrench159

  • If the air conditioning goes out in your car, you want to get it fixed quickly. There are a number of problems that could cause this issue. Keep cool with these tips and tricks.

    How to Fix a Broken Car Air Conditioner

    How to Fix a Broken Car Air Conditioner

    by WheelScene4

  • If you want to know how to increase horsepower, you're not alone. These are some simple engine modifications just anybody can do to their car.

    How to Increase Horsepower

    How to Increase Horsepower

    by WheelScene2

  • Your mechanic says you need a wheel bearing . . . what's that? In this article, you'll find pictures, videos and an explanation of what a wheel bearing is, what it does, where it is, and the noise it makes when it's damaged.

    What Is a Wheel Bearing?  Diagnosing a Wheel Bearing Noise

    What Is a Wheel Bearing? Diagnosing a Wheel Bearing Noise

    by Eddie Carrara917

  • This article will explore signs and symptoms of a bad heater core in your car, from fog and drips to funny smells in the cabin, no heat in the cabin, or the engine overheating.

    Five Signs That Your Car Has a Bad Heater Core

    Five Signs That Your Car Has a Bad Heater Core

    by Wrench Wench103

  • Common brake problems, such as a soft brake pedal, pulling to one side while braking, or vibration while braking can have serious implications for your car's health (and your health, in turn!). Learn more about the most common brake issues and their solutions, here.

    Five Common Brake Problems in Cars

    Five Common Brake Problems in Cars

    by Eddie Carrara718

  • What do you do when your power window gets stuck in the down position and you don't have the money to get it fixed by a mechanic? Here are the steps I took to close my car's power window manually.

    How to Raise a Power Window Manually

    How to Raise a Power Window Manually

    by Burrado3

  • Having problems with your car's thermostat? This article shows you how to check your thermostat in a few minutes without removing it from your car.

    Do I Need to Replace My Car Thermostat?

    Do I Need to Replace My Car Thermostat?

    by Dan Ferrell24

  • In this article, I will explain the most common reason for a slipping automatic transmission and the most common reason for a slipping standard transmission. What's more, I'll teach you to fix it in either case.

    The Most Common Reasons Why a Transmission Slips

    The Most Common Reasons Why a Transmission Slips

    by Eddie Carrara1228

  • In this article, we'll discuss how a variable displacement compressor automatically adjusts its capacity by adjusting its piston displacement, and how such an adjustment is being controlled.

    Variable Displacement Compressor: How It Works

    Variable Displacement Compressor: How It Works

    by Victor Mangubat12

  • 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.

    DIY Auto Service: AC System Diagnosis by Symptom

    DIY Auto Service: AC System Diagnosis by Symptom

    by Mike Thomas67

  • Imagine getting a flat tire on your way to work. You stop to change your tire, and a lug nut is stripped and won't come off. Access to a couple simple tools will prevent this from becoming a problem.

    How to Remove a Stuck or Stripped Lug Nut

    How to Remove a Stuck or Stripped Lug Nut

    by Matthew Clemmer14

  • Testing spark plug wires to solve power loss, trouble starting, increase in gas consumption and other performance issues.

    How to Test Spark Plug Wires

    How to Test Spark Plug Wires

    by Dan Ferrell2

  • Diagnosing an electrical short can be very difficult and expensive. The actual repair usually consists of an inexpensive wire connector and some tape. The real expense is the time it takes to locate the problem.

    Electrical Shorts in Your Car Blowing Your Fuse?

    Electrical Shorts in Your Car Blowing Your Fuse?

    by meansdavid12

  • Does condensation build up on the inside of your car windows and make it hard to see? This article explains why condensation builds and how to get rid of fogged windows.

    How to Stop Condensation and Damp in a Car

    How to Stop Condensation and Damp in a Car

    by Ritchie Hicks6

  • You have filled your tires with air but that annoying low tire pressure indicator light on your dash still won't turn off. Here are a few simple tricks you can easily do yourself to get it to reset.

    How to Reset a Stuck Low Tire Pressure (TPMS) Light

    How to Reset a Stuck Low Tire Pressure (TPMS) Light

    by Kate Daily8

  • Is your DMV renewal date nearing? Your old vehicle may fail to pass the required smog test. This simple, no-cost home remedy will surely make you pass the emissions test even if you have already failed the test once.

    How to Pass a Smog Test With an Old Catalytic Converter

    How to Pass a Smog Test With an Old Catalytic Converter

    by Daniel Mollat0

  • Grinding noises in a car's braking system is a sure sign something has failed or broken and needs immediate attention. Get the noise checked out as soon as possible before driving, the problem could put you in danger.

    What Can Cause Grinding Noise in a Car's Braking System?

    What Can Cause Grinding Noise in a Car's Braking System?

    by Eddie Carrara6

  • Install a brake booster replacement following these simple steps, even if you have to remove the brake master cylinder.

    Brake Booster Replacement

    Brake Booster Replacement

    by Dan Ferrell0

  • This is a guide to finding, cleaning or changing the MAF sensor on your Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro, Renault Trafic or Nissan Primastar van. This sensor is often the cause of low power, an inability to rev properly, and rough running. Follow this easy-to-follow guide to find out how to change it yourself.

    How to Clean / Change MAF Sensor on Trafic, Vivaro & Primastar Vans

    How to Clean / Change MAF Sensor on Trafic, Vivaro & Primastar Vans

    by Rain Defence146

  • 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.

    Four Common Types of Brake Squeaks

    Four Common Types of Brake Squeaks

    by Eddie Carrara311

  • BMW X3/X5 Brake, ABS, and 4x4 warning lights all on at the same time. Information on the probable cause (defective BMW transfer case actuator motor gear) and fixes.

    BMW Transfer Case Actuator Problem and Fix

    BMW Transfer Case Actuator Problem and Fix

    by johnnyvest92

  • This guide tells you how to troubleshoot the usual suspects and more when your engine won't crank over.

    Engine Won't Crank Over

    Engine Won't Crank Over

    by Dan Ferrell0

  • DIY instructions for cleaning or replacing the MAF (mass airflow) sensor in a VW Jetta, Golf, GTI, Passat, New Beetle, A4. Included are step-by-step pictures, part numbers, and tools required for the job.

    How to Clean or Replace the MAF Sensor for VW or Audi

    How to Clean or Replace the MAF Sensor for VW or Audi

    by Writen4u113

  • How to use a voltage drop test to troubleshoot common automotive problem circuits to speed up repairs and save money.

    Automotive Voltage Drop Testing

    Automotive Voltage Drop Testing

    by Dan Ferrell0

  • Engine misses can be hard to diagnose, but you can start with the most likely sources to speed up your repair.

    Why Does My Car's Engine Miss?

    Why Does My Car's Engine Miss?

    by Dan Ferrell2

  • This collection of repairs for Honda Harmony lawnmower transmissions is growing monthly. If your Harmony transmission has a problem, we probably have the solution!

    Honda Harmony 215 Transmission Problems

    Honda Harmony 215 Transmission Problems

    by Eddie Carrara306

  • Hyundais have a common problem with the A/C not working when the car is stopped. It's often a bad connector that is very easy to fix for under $20. This article will show you how to do the fix yourself.

    Troubleshooting Hyundai Air Conditioning Problems

    Troubleshooting Hyundai Air Conditioning Problems

    by Steve Mark63

  • Water leaking into a car can lead to mold, corrosion, computer issues, and bad smells. Water can leak into your passenger compartment from outside or inside the car, often from the windshield.

    Water Leaking Into a Car

    Water Leaking Into a Car

    by Eddie Carrara695

  • Radiator stop leak should only be used in certain circumstances. Learn if this product might be right for you.

    Radiator Stop Leak Review

    Radiator Stop Leak Review

    by Benji Mester12

  • The engine is the powerplant of a car. It consists of several parts—both electrical and mechanical. Let's find out about each of them.

    Principal Engine Parts of a Car

    Principal Engine Parts of a Car

    by Innovative1015

  • A knocking or ticking noise from your engine is a sign that something is wrong, usually because of a lack of oil. If you're questioning what is normal engine noise, I may have the answer.

    Knocking or Ticking Noise From Your Engine

    Knocking or Ticking Noise From Your Engine

    by Eddie Carrara43

  • Do a cleaning EGR valve job at home to improve engine performance and prevent serious engine mechanical problems.

    How to Clean an EGR Valve

    How to Clean an EGR Valve

    by Dan Ferrell3

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