DIY Auto Repair
Ford Expedition Rear Wheel Hub Bearing Replacement
How to disassemble a wheel bearing on a Ford Expedition to eliminate a wobbly tire.
Engine Hesitates During Acceleration But Gives No Trouble Codes
When engine hesitation occurs with no trouble codes, you could feel at a loss, but this post will help you find the problem.
Diagnosing Problems That May Be Caused by a Weak Spark
Weak spark problems may come from poor ignition system maintenance. They may be easy to fix at home.
How to Replace the Battery in Your Car's Remote Control Key
Does your car do nothing when you press the lock or unlock button on your remote control key? The battery is dead. Take it to the dealer or repair shop and let them replace the battery. Or, do this simple task yourself and keep your hard-earned cash.
How to Change the Spark Plugs and Ignition Coils on a 4th Generation (2011-2016) Honda CRV
If your 4th Generation CRV is approaching 100K miles, it's time to replace the spark plugs and ignition coils. It can cost a bundle to have a mechanic do it. It is easy to do yourself and save hundreds of dollars.
How to Replace a Side Mirror on a Ford Ranger (With Photos)
Learn how to replace the side mirrors on your Ford Ranger or Mazda B series with this easy, step-by-step guide.
Diagnose Exhaust System Problems Using Your Ear and Nose
Noises and smells can give you clues to diagnose common exhaust system problems, if you know where to look.
How to Replace an Externally Controlled Variable-Displacement A/C Compressor with a Fixed-Displacement Compressor
If your car's A/C is running most of the time, shortening the life of your compressor, you may be able to replace an externally controlled variable-displacement compressor with a cheaper fixed-displacement compressor, while keeping some advantages of the original compressor.
How to Repair a Rusty Fender on Your Car, Truck, or SUV
Have you ever looked at your car and seen that bubbled paint on the edge of your fender? Follow along as I cover the steps to easily repair this common problem. From sanding to priming and finally painting and clear coat. I will provide an easy, step by step guide with a list of products I used.
Troubleshooting Brake Light Failure
Your brake lights can be off without you even knowing it. A common cause of brake lights not working is a brake light switch. Here is a fix that worked for my 2013 Honda Civic (9th generation) and should work for many other cars.
Front Ball Joint Replacement on the '01-'05 Honda Civic 1.7L (With Video)
In this article, via video, I'll show you how to replace the front suspension lower ball joint on a '02 Honda Civic EX.
Power Steering Fluid Leakage? Toyota / Lexus Passenger Sedan Rack and Pinion Replacement (With Video)
This article, via video, will show you how to replace the rack and pinion assembly commonly found on Toyota and Lexus passenger sedans (i.e., Camry, Avalon, Corolla, ES300, ES330, etc.) The replacement was necessary due to power steering fluid leakage coming from the inner tie rod end seals.
A Review of the TOPDON BT100 Battery and Alternator Tester
I bought a TOPDON BT100 battery and alternator tester for my at-home toolbox to replace a bulky old Snap-On tester, and want to share what I found out!
Your Honda's Electronic Load Detector and How to Replace It (With Video)
If your battery dash light is flickering and your battery is discharging, it could be the electronic load detector. The video here shows how to replace it.
Toyota/Lexus Axle Shaft Replacement, Passenger Side (With Video)
This article, via video, will show you how I replaced the passenger-side axle shaft on a 2008 Toyota Camry. You can use this procedure as a guide for other Toyota and Lexus passenger sedans since Toyota's axle design is consistent.
Replacing Rear Brake Pads on a Lexus RX350 That Has Electronic Parking Brakes (With Video)
This article, via video, will show you how to compress caliper pistons to perform a brake pad replacement service on a Lexus RX350 with electronic parking brakes.
Stabilizer (Sway Bar) Replacement on a '99 Corolla (With Video)
How I eliminated front end clunking, rattling, and scratching noises that perisisted after I replaced the suspension struts on a 99' Toyota Corolla with over 200,000 miles.
How to Replace the A/C Compressor and Condenser on a Lexus ES330 (or '02-'03 ES300) (With Video)
This article, via video, will show you how to replace a malfunctioning a/c compressor and condenser on the Lexus ES330. The ES330 chassis changed from the ES300 (except the '02 and '03 ES300) making service access to the compressor and condenser different.
Toyota Camry Motor Mount Replacement (With Video)
Noticing weird clunking noises when accelerating or driving over rough roads? Engine revs up before the car moves? It could be worn engine mounts. This article, via video, will show you how to replace these mounts, as demonstrated on a 2003 2.4L Toyota Camry.
How to Replace the A/C Compressor and Condenser on a Lexus ES300 (With Video)
This article, via video, will demonstrate how to replace the a/c compressor and condenser on a Lexus ES300 with over 170,000 miles.
How to Install an Oil Catch Can on a Toyota 2.2L 5SFE Engine (With Video)
EPA emission standards don't allow engine blow-by gases to be released into the atmosphere. But channeling these spent oily gases back into your engine will eventually carbonize engine internals and impact performance. Installing an aftermarket oil catch can is a easy and simple solution.
Replacing a Leaking Valve Cover Gasket on an Acura TL or Honda Accord V6 (With Video)
This video shows a valve cover gasket being replaced on a 2004 Acura TL V6 which shares the same engine as the Honda Accord V6. No special tools are required.
Replacing a Leaking A/C Condenser and Accumulator on an '04 Honda Civic (With Video)
This article, via video, will show you how I repaired a leaking a/c system on an '04 Honda Civic. Refrigerant was leaking from a pinhole puncture in the a/c condenser. After replacing the condenser and accumulator, I did an evacuation and freon recharge to complete the repair.
How to Replace the CV Axles on an Infiniti I30 / Nissan Maxima to Stop Wheel Vibration (With Video)
This article will show you how I replaced both CV axles on a '97 Infiniti I30. On this car, the CV boots had split, letting out all the grease. This same procedure can be used on the Nissan Maxima. Worn CV bearings or bearing cages or an out-of-round shaft can cause wheel vibration.
Diagnosing Power Steering Problems Using Your Steering Wheel
Check for common power steering problems and their potential sources to fix them sooner.