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  • 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? I should start by saying there are many reasons why your...

    Ford Fusion A/C Compressor Won't Turn On

    Ford Fusion A/C Compressor Won't Turn On

    by RayTheWrench159

  • Lets face it. The instructions provided with your update kit are less than understandable. You open your kit and you are left scratching your head, "Where do I even start?" I understand this problem because I help customers, like you, over the phone...

    How To Update An OTC Genisys Automotive Scan Diagnostic Tool

    How To Update An OTC Genisys Automotive Scan Diagnostic Tool

    by jtomasic lm10

  • If your engine won't turn over, this guide helps 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 Ferrell10

  • For car and truck owners who have a "check engine" light on caused by OBDII codes P0171 and P0174 (Fuel System Too Lean), here are some tips for diagnosis and troubleshooting.

    OBDII Codes P0171 and P0174: Diagnosis

    OBDII Codes P0171 and P0174: Diagnosis

    by johnnyvest3

  • 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

  • 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 Daily30

  • 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.

    Maintenance Tips for Old Cars: Avoid Costly Expenses

    Maintenance Tips for Old Cars: Avoid Costly Expenses

    by Glenn Stok13

  • 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 Carrara304

  • 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 Ferrell188

  • A do-it-yourself battery replacement is a real money-saver but you also have to be responsible with the proper disposal of your old battery. There are 5 important factors in choosing a car battery: size, brand, reserve capacity (RC) rating, age, and cold-cranking amps (CCA) rating. The car battery is the power underneath the hood of your car. It provides electricity needed for door locks, sliding windows, lights, and other car accessories. Your car is dead, the moment your battery dies. At first

    Choosing a Car Battery - Guide To Finding The Right Size & What You Need

    Choosing a Car Battery - Guide To Finding The Right Size & What You Need

    by Live N Learn45

  • Do an oil pan gasket replacement at home following the safety precautions, tips, and method outlined in this guide.

    Oil Pan Gasket Replacement

    Oil Pan Gasket Replacement

    by Dan Ferrell0

  • I used everything from ozone to car deodorizer bombs, pet odor eliminators, canisters, vent clips, sprays, syringes, liquids and fresh air. See what was the most effective!

    10 Ways to Deodorize Your Car

    10 Ways to Deodorize Your Car

    by David Ortega7

  • The four noises that car owners complain about most often: CV joint noise, water pump noise, belt noise, and heat shield noise. What your noise means and what might fix it. Plus a car buying tip.

    Four Common Car Noises

    Four Common Car Noises

    by Eddie Carrara1976

  • If you think you may have rodents or mice living in your vehicle, here are a few tips on where to find their hiding places and how to evict them permanently!

    Can Rodents or Mice Ruin a Car?

    Can Rodents or Mice Ruin a Car?

    by Eddie Carrara14

  • This article focuses on the often-misunderstood, underestimated RB20DET, as found in various late-eighties/early-nineties Nissans.

    RB20 Turbo Upgrades

    RB20 Turbo Upgrades

    by Dreaded Fist46

  • 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

  • Radiator stop leak should only be used in certain circumstances. Check out this radiator stop leak review to see if it might be right for you.

    Radiator Stop Leak Review

    Radiator Stop Leak Review

    by Benji Mester12

  • 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 Carrara68

  • Living in an area of the US that get's over 4 feet of snow per season on average, you need the best extendable snow brush possible. The funny thing is, the best extendable snow brush is not a brush at all, it's a reinforced foam pad, and it's great...

    Looking for the Best Extendable Snow Brush?

    Looking for the Best Extendable Snow Brush?

    by Eddie Carrara8

  • 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 Carrara48

  • The most likely reasons for bad clutch performance, a noisy clutch, or strange behavior by the clutch pedal. Look for your symptoms here.

    Symptoms of a Bad Clutch

    Symptoms of a Bad Clutch

    by Dan Ferrell42

  • Spark plug problems can be tricky to identify. The symptoms of faulty spark plugs are pretty general and can be attributed to a number of other issues. So read this article for tips and tricks on how to differentiate spark plug problems from other issues.

    Spark Plug Problems

    Spark Plug Problems

    by Benji Mester11

  • 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 Carrara625

  • 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 manually close my car's power window.

    How to Raise a Power Window Manually

    How to Raise a Power Window Manually

    by Burrado2

  • The topic of RB20 intake manifolds is a hot one. As the price of used Nissan RB20DET engines continues to tumble, more people are viewing them as a viable option to their current engine. The RB20 itself is a marvel, with a sturdy iron block and...

    RB20 Intake Manifolds

    RB20 Intake Manifolds

    by Dreaded Fist2

  • 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 Ferrell1

  • 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

  • DIY (Do it yourself) Toyota MZFE V6 Fuel Injector Replacement. Detailed instructions with plenty of step by step photos. Replacement method can be used in the Camry, Avalon, Sienna, ES300 & RX300.

    DIY Toyota V6 MZFE Fuel Injector Replacement

    DIY Toyota V6 MZFE Fuel Injector Replacement

    by hardlymoving4

  • Testing spark plug wires to solve power loss, hard-to-start, increase in gas consumption and other performance issues.

    How to Test Spark Plug Wires

    How to Test Spark Plug Wires

    by Dan Ferrell2

  • 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

  • I didn't want to pay a fine for a burnt-out headlight and I didn't want to pay someone else to replace it either. Here's how I did it, with some nuances that may help you.

    How To Replace a Headlight on a Jeep Patriot

    How To Replace a Headlight on a Jeep Patriot

    by Whatsittoyou0

  • 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.

    Most Common Reasons Why a Transmission Slips

    Most Common Reasons Why a Transmission Slips

    by Eddie Carrara1136

  • 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

  • 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 Carrara26

  • One of the most nerve-wracking diagnoses that an engine can receive: BLOWN HEAD GASKET. Dive into this article to learn the 3 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

  • 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

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

    Bad Fuel Filter Symptoms

    Bad Fuel Filter Symptoms

    by Dan Ferrell10

  • 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

  • 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 Daily4

  • 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

  • Sources of engine rough idle problems and related symptoms for a faster diagnosis and repair.

    Engine Rough Idle Problems

    Engine Rough Idle Problems

    by Dan Ferrell0

  • 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

  • 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.

    What Do I Do When my Car Won't Start?

    What Do I Do When my Car Won't Start?

    by Wrench Wench3

  • 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

  • Are you having car-starting trouble other car issues and wondering whether your alternator is still good? Here's how to tell and how to rebuild or replace your alternator if it is in fact the culprit.

    Five Signs It's Time to Replace Your Alternator

    Five Signs It's Time to Replace Your Alternator

    by Wrench Wench7

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