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  • 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 Mester13

  • P0300 random misfires can be hard to diagnose, leave you stranded and with an expensive repair bill, but this guide can help you.

    P0300 Random Misfire Diagnosis

    P0300 Random Misfire Diagnosis

    by Dan Ferrell0

  • 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 adriantheautoguy22

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • How much does it cost to repair damage small rocks cause to your windshield? How much does it cost to replace a windshield if it cracks? Is it dangerous to drive with cracks in the windshield?

    Windshield Rock Chips: Does It Pay to Repair Them?

    Windshield Rock Chips: Does It Pay to Repair Them?

    by Dr Penny Pincher5

  • Over time, your vehicle's spark plugs can go bad. They will eventually oxidize and wear out. Bad spark plugs can cause decreased gas mileage, engine misfires, and poor performance.

    How to Replace Spark Plugs

    How to Replace Spark Plugs

    by Kate Daily1

  • Let's 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 lm14

  • You’re driving along and all of a sudden your sun visor pops down to get in your way. Sound familiar? Here is my tutorial on how to fix a loose car or truck visor.

    How to Fix a Loose Sun Visor

    How to Fix a Loose Sun Visor

    by Nicoli Clause6

  • A little TLC for your car interior goes a long way. Regular maintenance should keep your cloth seats as good as new.

    How to Clean Car Seats

    How to Clean Car Seats

    by clearly1

  • 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

  • Paying for air is annoying. Here is how you can find free air, and also how to set your tire pressure for the best performance of your tires and your car.

    How to Find Free Air for Your Tires

    How to Find Free Air for Your Tires

    by John Dove0

  • There are many reasons that your heater might be giving you the cold shoulder—literally. This article will cover the three most likely reasons why your heater is blowing cold air.

    3 Signs Your Heater Switch Is on the Fritz

    3 Signs Your Heater Switch Is on the Fritz

    by Wrench Wench0

  • 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

  • Clean your MAF sensor in minutes using a simple procedure. Fix rough idle problems and other performance issues.

    How to Clean an MAF Sensor

    How to Clean an MAF Sensor

    by Dan Ferrell2

  • 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 Fist47

  • 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 meansdavid15

  • The Audew 2-Cylinder Compressor was designed to inflate tires on cars, trucks, RVs, and travel trailers as well as other inflatables. Bicycle and motorcycle tires, basketballs, and more can be pumped up if the compressor is all that the manufacturer says it is.

    The Audew 2-Cylinder Portable Air Compressor: A Review

    The Audew 2-Cylinder Portable Air Compressor: A Review

    by Chris Mills4

  • 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

  • This repair will detail the steps involved in replacing the AC evaporator on a 2007 Kia Sportage. A car's evaporator is the least costly major AC system component when compared to the compressor and condenser, but it's the most difficult and time-consuming to replace.

    How to Replace the AC Evaporator on a 2007 Kia Sportage

    How to Replace the AC Evaporator on a 2007 Kia Sportage

    by hardlymoving1

  • How to replace a washer fluid pump on a 2006 BMW X3. Often these pumps begin leaking and must be replaced. Step-by-step instructions with pictures.

    How to Fix a BMW X3 Washer Fluid Leak

    How to Fix a BMW X3 Washer Fluid Leak

    by johnnyvest34

  • 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

  • Don't replace your spark plugs when you can clean them and get another 5,000 to 10,000 miles out of them!

    How to Clean a Spark Plug

    How to Clean a Spark Plug

    by Joanna5

  • This article walks you through how to change the wallpaper on your Sync with MyFord Touch display in your Ford vehicle. The wallpaper size must be 800 x 384 pixels, and less than 1.5 MB.

    How to Change Sync With MyFord Touch Wallpaper

    How to Change Sync With MyFord Touch Wallpaper

    by Max Dalton3

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.7

  • Turbocharged cars can be as complicated as they are fun (and they are buku fun). Because of their extra bits, especially the turbo itself, simple but crucial care can help protect expensive parts.

    Turbo Tips: Five Ways to Extend Your Turbo's Life

    Turbo Tips: Five Ways to Extend Your Turbo's Life

    by ManuelCintron4

  • The starter uses the battery and battery cables to provide the power to crank over the engine. The starting system can be tested to find a slow-crank or no-crank problem.

    DIY Auto Service: Starter Diagnosis and Repair

    DIY Auto Service: Starter Diagnosis and Repair

    by Mike Thomas0

  • Use a digital multimeter (DMM) to test your MAF sensor before replacing it. Sometimes you won’t even need a multimeter.

    How to Test a MAF Sensor

    How to Test a MAF Sensor

    by Dan Ferrell0

  • Learn how to read spark plugs, know when to change them, and how to gap them properly to avoid poor fuel economy, performance problems, and expensive repairs.

    How and When to Change Spark Plugs

    How and When to Change Spark Plugs

    by Dan Ferrell0

  • 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

  • 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 YoJDawg555

  • Whether your car is hard to start when cold, hot, or both, this guide gives you tips and tests to help you fix your car sooner.

    Why Is My Car Hard to Start?

    Why Is My Car Hard to Start?

    by Dan Ferrell2

  • Change spark plug wires in your own garage; it only takes a few minutes and you can save a lot of money using this guide.

    How to Change Spark Plug Wires

    How to Change Spark Plug Wires

    by Dan Ferrell0

  • Here are step-by-step instructions for replacing the rear brake pads on a Lexus LS 460. The rear brake calipers on this vehicle are "fixed caliper" style, not the usual "floating caliper." This article will be worth reading if you've never worked on a fixed caliper.

    How to Replace Rear Brake Pads on a Lexus LS 460  (With Video)

    How to Replace Rear Brake Pads on a Lexus LS 460 (With Video)

    by hardlymoving0

  • A clicking starter is not a good sign, but those clicks can help you diagnose and fix the problem.

    Why Is My Starter Clicking?

    Why Is My Starter Clicking?

    by Dan Ferrell0

  • 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 Dan129

  • 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

  • When your engine will not rotate, these simple checks and tests can help you diagnose and repair the fault.

    Why Won't My Engine Turn Over?

    Why Won't My Engine Turn Over?

    by Dan Ferrell0

  • Do a cooling system flush to remove rust, scale and other contaminants from the radiator and engine and prevent clogging and overheating.

    How to Flush Your Cooling System

    How to Flush Your Cooling System

    by Dan Ferrell0

  • How long has it been since you changed your spark plugs? A year? Two years? It's about time, don't you think? Detailed pictures and instructions included.

    How to Change Your Spark Plugs!

    How to Change Your Spark Plugs!

    by Joanna2

  • Know how to replace an oxygen sensor safely. A bad oxygen sensor will increase fuel consumption by up to 40%.

    How to Replace an Oxygen Sensor

    How to Replace an Oxygen Sensor

    by Dan Ferrell0

  • Understanding the causes of misfiring and how to fix them can save you a lot of money in fuel and prevent excess emissions.

    Misfire Causes and Solutions

    Misfire Causes and Solutions

    by Benji Mester6

  • I see it every so often: When the tire rotation guy doesn't screw in the lug nuts by hand before using his impact driver, the next person who tries to remove the lug nuts has to use so much torque that the lug stud strips its threads or even breaks off.

    Fixing a Sheared-Off or Cross-Threaded Lug Stud (With Video)

    Fixing a Sheared-Off or Cross-Threaded Lug Stud (With Video)

    by hardlymoving0

  • Is your battery dead? Do you need a jump? Are you completely at a loss as to how this is done? This is the article for you! We'll go over the simple process of safely jump-starting a car battery.

    Jump-Starting a Dead Car Battery

    Jump-Starting a Dead Car Battery

    by Joanna0

  • 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 johnnyvest5

  • 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 Carrara313

  • In this article I'll go through the two different types of check engine light and whether you need to pull over immediately or keep driving. I'll also discuss common reasons and how you might be able to fix it yourself (even if you know nothing about cars).

    Check Engine Light - Should I Pull Over or Can I Keep Driving?

    Check Engine Light - Should I Pull Over or Can I Keep Driving?

    by Ian Mundell0

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