In this easy, step-by-step guide, you will learn how to replace the side mirrors on your Ford Ranger. This guide is for the body style made between 1998 and 2012. Additionally, this guide will work for mid-90s to 2006 Mazda B Series trucks.
Noises and smells can give you clues to diagnose common exhaust system problems, if you know where to look.
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.
In this article, via video, I'll show you how to replace the front suspension lower ball joint on a '02 Honda Civic EX.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This article, via video, will demonstrate how to replace the a/c compressor and condenser on a Lexus ES300 with over 170,000 miles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check for common power steering problems and their potential sources to fix them sooner.
Check for the most common issues behind manual transmission gear grinds.
Find difficult-to-locate power steering leaks and get practical tips on system repairs to save time and money.
A 1992 Mitsubishi 3000 GT SL, sitting dead and idle for over 10 years, was brought back to life in this series of videos. It was renovated from the engine compartment to the suspension. I used many new off-the-shelf parts with no high-performance custom modifications.
This article, via video, will demonstrate how to replace the timing belt, water pump, and camshaft and crankshaft seals on a 97 Toyota Avalon (1MZ-FE V6). This V6 engine is also used on the Camry, Sienna, Highlander, Solara, Estima, Mark II & Windom from '92 to '04.
One day, upon starting my 2002 Chevy S10, the dreadful "Service Engine Soon" light displayed. I hooked up my code reader and found the cause was a bad PCV and IAC sensor. This article shows how I did the repair.
This article, via video, will show you how to replace the valve cover gasket and spark plug tubes seals on a 2014 Honda Accord Sport I4 F24 GDI engine.
How to replace the rear brake pads and rotors on a 2014 Honda Accord Sport and some Acura TSXs as well. An unusual feature of this job is that the caliper piston is recessed into the caliper by screwing it in, instead of compressing it.
Older high-mileage Camry and Solara vehicles will eventually suffer from leaking (loud) exhaust flex pipes and clogged, non-functioning catalytic converters. Solution: Replace the entire down pipe with all new components. It's a lot cheaper than piecemeal repairs.
Step-by-step guide to installing SR Performance Coil Overs on a Ford Mustang. Installing coil overs on a vehicle may sound difficult but with this step by step guide you will see that it is much simpler than you think and can be done in the comfort of your own home.
Unfortunately, the plastic T connectors used in the cooling systems of Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury fail and cause leaks, and they are hard to replace. But this video shows you how to replace them.
This article, via video, will show you how to remove the right cylinder bank coil packs and spark plugs from a 2004 4.0L V6 Nissan Xterra WITHOUT removing the intake plenum.
This video will show you how to rebuild a brake caliper assembly.
This video will show you how to replace the front brake pads and rotors on a 2012 Ford Escape. This "floating caliper" hardware design is typically found in European automobiles. There are no abutment clips. The inside pad is spring-mounted into the caliper piston and remains fixed.
This video will show you how to replace the front strut on a 2007 ('07 - '12) Acura RDX or a 2007 ('07 - '11) Honda CRV. Both vehicles share the same suspension strut design, making the parts interchangeable.
This video will show you how to replace the CV axles (driver and passenger side) on a 99'-03' Acura TL. These shafts are also used on the 01'-03' Acura CL and the 98'-'02'Honda Accord.