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  • 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 Carrara947

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Carrara739

  • 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

  • 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 Carrara1298

  • A guide to easily changing the color of your wheels using Plasti Dip. This is a temporary but durable coating that protects your wheels and adds style.

    How to Plasti-Dip Your Car Wheels or Rims

    How to Plasti-Dip Your Car Wheels or Rims

    by Auto Faction5

  • 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

  • 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

  • If you have disconnected your battery for any reason, then your Honda radio and/or navigation system will say "code" and not work. Here are three ways to get that code and how to make your system(s) work again.

    3 Ways to Unlock Your Honda Radio Code

    3 Ways to Unlock Your Honda Radio Code

    by Chris Andrews2

  • The cause of car vibrations can be difficult to pinpoint because of the vast number of potential causes. But if you car vibrates only when accelerating, you may have a CV joint issue. Address it and you won't be afraid to drive your car again.

    Car Vibration When Accelerating:  Suspect Your CV Joint

    Car Vibration When Accelerating: Suspect Your CV Joint

    by Eddie Carrara21

  • Repair manuals for the Datsun/Nissan 720 series of trucks fail to mention the fuel pump relay—where to find it, what it does, how it's wired-in, and how to repair or replace it. Luckily for you, this article has the answers.

    1981–1985 Nissan and Datsun Pickup Fuel-Pump Problems

    1981–1985 Nissan and Datsun Pickup Fuel-Pump Problems

    by Dan126

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Ferrell45

  • 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 Carrara8

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

    What's Under the Hood of Your Car?

    What's Under the Hood of Your Car?

    by Joanna6

  • 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 Mark70

  • 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

  • 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 Mester14

  • Brake problems are common and sometimes complex. I make it easy to understand the basics and hopefully put you on the right path to understanding your problem.

    What Your Vehicle Brakes Can Tell You

    What Your Vehicle Brakes Can Tell You

    by YoJDawg552

  • 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 Carrara738

  • Are the brake lights on your Honda staying on even after you remove your foot from the brake pedal? The solution to this problem is simple, and costs less than five dollars in most cases.

    How to Fix "Stuck" Brake Lights on a Honda

    How to Fix "Stuck" Brake Lights on a Honda

    by adriantheautoguy18

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

    Bad Fuel Filter Symptoms

    Bad Fuel Filter Symptoms

    by Dan Ferrell10

  • 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 Ferrell8

  • DIY how-to instructions, with photos, for replacing the head gasket, timing belt, water pump and radiator on a Honda Accord. The repair pictured here was done on a Honda F23 2.3L I4 engine, the engine also used in the '98-'99 Acura CL, '98 Odyssey, and '98-'99 Oasis.

    How to Replace a Honda Accord I4 Head Gasket (1998-2002)

    How to Replace a Honda Accord I4 Head Gasket (1998-2002)

    by hardlymoving44

  • 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 Carrara65

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Daily42

  • Choosing the right replacement car battery for your vehicle can be daunting. There are so many brands, manufacturers, and retailers out there that it can be difficult to know where to begin. Learn the 5 factors to consider when choosing an appropriate replacement battery for your vehicle.

    Choosing a Car Battery: How to Find the Right Size, Brand, and Rating

    Choosing a Car Battery: How to Find the Right Size, Brand, and Rating

    by Live N Learn46

  • 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

  • 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.

    Did You Know Your Car Had Edible Parts?

    Did You Know Your Car Had Edible Parts?

    by Mike Russo11

  • 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

  • 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 Thomas77

  • 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 Carrara312

  • 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

  • Here are 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 Ferrell63

  • 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

  • Diagnose engine knocking with the help of this simple guide before your engine suffers costly damage.

    Why Does My Engine Knock?

    Why Does My Engine Knock?

    by Dan Ferrell1

  • 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 Carrara335

  • 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

  • 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 Mollat2

  • 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 Carrara87

  • 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 Ferrell16

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