Published: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:11:32 +0000
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZCold weather is no time to be driving a car with no heat. Troubleshoot your no-heat problem to get to the bottom of the situation. Whether it's a quick repair or requires a trip to the shop, you'll get an answer for yourself.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIf your car won't turn over, you could save hundreds of dollars by figuring out what's wrong on your own. It's worth a try!
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZWe rely on the remote unlock, lock, and alarm functions on our car or truck key fob, or key chain. This keychain remote has batteries that go dead. If you have a dead or weak battery in your car remote, you will lose range or not be able to use it at all. Replacing your car remote battery is easy. You can replace the battery in 5 minutes or less. We'll show you a Honda remote and a Mercedes Benz remote as examples. Other remotes will be similar. Most are easy to deal with. Remember not to force the remote open if it doesn't seem to want to open up. A broken remote can cost hundreds of dollars to replace.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIf your car is idling to high or too low, it could be an early sign of a bigger problem. Figure it out now and save money on future repairs!
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZThere are many reasons why your car may be overheating. Take a look at this list of common causes of overheating and you will be closer to diagnosing.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIf your car won't start, it might be the starter, or your wiring, or your fuel injection, cold start, key won't turn, hot start, and many more things.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIt's easy to jump start your car if you are stranded with a dead battery. Jumper cables are easy to use with these simple instructions.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIf your rear defrost is not working, there are a number of things that could be causing it. This step by step troubleshooting and repair guide can help you figure out what the cause is, and show you how to fix it cheaply.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIf your Honda Accord, Civic, Prelude, CRX or other won't start when it's hot, you are suffering from a common Honda no-start problem.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIf you don't replace your own headlight, you'll pay big at the shop. It takes 5 minutes, and you'll save lots of money by installing it yourself. Pick your bulb and go.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZDon't let your car run hot because it's low on coolant. It's easy to check the coolant level in your radiator. It should be part of your regular maintenance routine and only takes a second.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZYou may have solved your dead battery with a jump start, but what is causing the battery to drain so often? Here are some ideas to check out.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZDiagnosing a brake problem yourself can save serious time and money, whether you're doing your own repairs or taking it to the repair shop.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZThe EGR valve is a crucial part of your car's emission control system. Find out what it does and when to replace or repair it.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZBefore you replace your exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve, many people try cleaning it. It's easy to clean your EGR valve, and here's how to do it.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZFlushing your car or truck's radiator is important. Save on future repairs by keeping a clean cooling system. DIY to save money!
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZWhen you have automatic transmission issues, a simple auto transmission checklist will help out to diagnose your aiutomatic transmission problems.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZYou don't need to ask a pro to check your oil. You can check it yourself in 5 minutes, without even getting dirty.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZThe ABS light can be triggered by a number of symptoms. Before you decide to take the car in, you might want to take a look at your ABS wheel sensors.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZLearn about the common triggers that can cause your Check Engine light to come on for almost no reason at all, to save you money and your safety.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZUnwelcome or unusual sounds under the hood could mean big trouble down the road. Diagnose them early and save yourself some serious headache.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIs your battery light on? The dash lights on your car all mean something. Be sure you know what to do if your battery light comes on while you're going down the road.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIf your car is shaking, whether it's the steering wheel or something deeper, this checklist can help you figure out what's causing the problem.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZWhat is the difference between red and green anti-freeze?
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZEver wonder what the difference between antifreeze and coolant is? If you're curious, we have the answer for you, and you'll be surprised!
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZTiming belt replacement information for most makes including Honda, GM, Chevy, Chrysler, Acura, Audi, Volkswagen, Volve, Toyota, Ford, and many more.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZA short in your spark plug wire can cause your car to run rough, affect your gas mileage adversely and even cause dangerous situations under the hood!
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZThis is a fuse location map with amperage and other important information about fuses for your Volkswagen Jetta 1999 and newer. It shows things like brake lights, headlights, turn signals, etc.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZA bad turn signal is either a bulb or a relay flasher problem. Here's how to fix both of those.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIf your power steering is noisy, screeching, squealing, or if your power steering is weak or jumpy, you may simply need to add some power steering fluid.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIt's not safe to drive around without all of your lights shining brightly. Every bulb on the outside of your car has a safety function.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIf your universal joint or drive shaft is making noise, you may need to replace your universal joint. This printable step-by-step how to with detailed photos will help you replace your universal joint and save lots of cash.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZWhen done right, wet sanding can produce amazing results. Whether you're trying to prep your car for a paint job or revive a tired finish, you should have wet sanding as part of your restoration arsenal.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZYou can work on your own car, but what do you need to get started? Check out this short checklist of things that you must have before you launch into your career of DIY auto repair.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZYou can repair your windshield yourself with a windshield chip repair kit. We've tested them, and now we'll show you how to fix a chipped windshield using one of these kits. Save money, you don't need a replacement windshield, fix this one.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIf Error Code P0401 is telling you that your EGR valve needs help, here are some things to think about before you start to panic.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZA bad wheel bearing deserves a good listen. But before you pay for work, be sure you are actually in need of a wheel bearing replacement. A little time in diagnosis can save big money in the long run.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZSuspension problems are hard to diagnose. Whether you have shakes, shimmies, vibrations, or bumps, we can help troubleshoot with you.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZYou can plug your own flat tire for about $5. Buy a tire repair kit and use this guide to learn how to repair your flat tire safely in about 15 minutes.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZYour ignition coil can be the culprit in many automotive troubleshooting situations. You will need to test your coil to see if its bad.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZTesting a vehicle battery is simple, requiring a few basic tools.Here's how to measure the state-of-charge and do a load test and a bounce back test.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIf you've ever needed to drain your gas tank, you know how frustrating it can be. The problem was you were lacking good equipment and good advice. I'll show you how to do it right.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZCheck out how we repaired this plastic bumper for less than $100. It was torn, scratched and had multiple holes in it. The result was a superb value for the cash outlay.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIf your car's making a grinding sound when you stop, it's not something to ignore. Brakes can be expensive to repair if you wait too long.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZWe've all seen it on the shelf, that yellow can claiming it can repair tires in your moment of distress. But will it really work?
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZI own a 1998 Jeep Cherokee SE (not a Grand) 4.0L I6 with 4WD. The consistent problem I am having is with the cooling system, and I am wondering if it is just the car or if something can be done about it.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZRepairing a dent in your car body is not difficult. It just takes patience to sand, wet sand, color sand and fill the dent using body filler like Bondo.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZThere's no reason to drive around with malfunctioning power steering. Find out if it's a simple fix by checking your power steering fluid level.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZThe newest batch of smartphone driven, app-based automotive scan tools and code readers have opened the door to a wealth of information for the DIY mechanic.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZSome bolts just won't budge. You can use a penetrant like PB Blaster, Liquid Wrench or WD-40, but to really get it free you might need to apply heat.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZA circuit tester is an important troubleshooting tool when you are trying to diagnose an electrical problem with your car.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIf you are trying to locate or replace your oxygen sensors in your Ford, this chart will tell you where they are located.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZDiagnosing GM Converter Lock-Up Problems
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZMinor body damage can cost thousands to have repaired, but doing the work yourself can save most of that money! Give it a try.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZDon't pay the inspection station or shop to replace your wipers. Save big and do it yourself with this step-by-step guide including great photos!
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIf you get stuck or need a short pull, a tow strap can really help you out. Be careful to use it correctly and safely. We'll show you how.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZA dead battery in your Prius may be your fault and you didn't even know it. Check out these odd scenarios that can lead to a dead battery. Prius specific!
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZHow does an alternator work? What does an alternator do? If you've ever wondered what's going on inside your alternator, read up here.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZBefore you replace the main relay in your Honda Civic, Accord, Prelude, CRX or other Honda, be sure you perform this fairly simple test.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIt's time to get your car ready for the upcoming winter driving season with some auto maintenance. Taking half an hour to check a few key safety points on your car can save you time and money.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIf you see your dashboard brake light or oil light illuminated, you should start troubleshooting the reason behind the light to avoid expensive repairs.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZThere is a difference between a sunroof and moonroof. Think you know the answer? I'll explain it in more detail that you asked for.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIf you need to replace a fuel injector, this is how to do it. Step by step, with photos. Ready for printout. Be prepared!
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZA comprehensive review of the Bar's Engine Oil Stop Leak. Does it work?
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIf you're experiencing low brake pressure, bad pedal feel, or any other problems with your brakes, you might need to replace your master cylinder.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZThe clunk you hear under the car might be a broken exhaust hanger causing your muffler to bounce around. A bad exhaust hanger is easy to replace.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZYour fuel filter is your engine's safety net. Keeping your fuel filter clean increases gas mileage and helps avoid future repairs.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZAll of the numbers and letters on the sides of tires mean something. If you know how to decipher them, you'll be empowered to make a real decision about what tires are right for you, and how to save money buying them.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZWasher fluid can help keep your windshield clean in the summer and ice-free in the winter. It's easy to top it off so you know you won't run out when you really need some window juice!
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZMIG welders are the best introductory tool for welding. They are easy to use and can be mastered with practice and work. Check out the basics of MIG welding and see how the pros get metalworking done.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZThe easiest way to identify a leak is by looking at, and smelling the fluid that's sitting on the ground in your driveway. Here's how.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIf you have to replace your master cylinder, you will have to bleed the brakes. But how much after you install a new master cylinder may depend.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZFind the source of your oil leak by inspecting your engine. An oil leak can be serious, but there's no need to panic.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZKeeping a proper coolant mixture is vital to your car's health. Antifreeze should be close to 50 percent mixture. You can test your coolant mixture easily with an inexpensive coolant mixture tester that can be bought at any auto parts store.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZBefore you start running new wires, understand what a ground wire is, and what the negative side of your car's electrical system is all about. It will help you troubleshoot your circuits and fix electrical problems.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZEngines make predictable, symphonic noises. If your engine is making a popping sound, you need to see what's going on under the hood. Troubleshoot your popping noise soon, like today.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZDiesel engines have several pencil element glow plugs per cylinder to get them going when it is cold. Use these steps to replace them when needed.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIt's commonly accepted lore to prime before you paint, but do you always need primer? When can it actually do harm rather than help?
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIf you hit a serious bump you might need to get an alignment. Alignments are not expensive usually, and include adjustments of suspension like camber, caster, toe in, toe out, thrust, and 4-wheel alignment. Let us show you definitions of what all of these things mean to you and the health of your car or truck.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZWithout an ignition coil, distributor cap, rotor, spark plug wires and spark plugs, you can't do much at all with a tank of gas.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIf your oil level drops between oil changes you might have a problem. Troubleshoot your oil consumption problems to see if you need to make a repair. Engines may be burning oil or leaking oil, or you might have oil in the antifreeze.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIt can be corrosion, gunk, goop or just general tightness, but none of these things can keep your stuck car wheel on with this handy trick.
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2016-12-05T11:11:32ZLook here for information regarding timing belts. Timing belt replacement information for most makes including Honda, GM, Chevy, Chrysler, Acura, Audi, Volkswagen, Volve, Toyota, Ford, Daihatsu, Kia, Hyundai, Infiniti, Nissan, Isuzu, Jeep, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Cadillac, Pontiac, Mercedes
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZA handheld OBD2 tool such as those manufactured by INNOVA will pull and display diagnostic trouble codes, show emissions related monitor status, display freeze frame data, which was set when the “Check Engine” light problem occurred and more. In a very high percentage of cases, a handheld OBD2 tool is all that anyone needs to diagnose emissions-related failures in today’s vehicles.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZEver get in your car and you can't even turn the car key? Everything seems stuck. There's an easy way out of this jam, and it won't cost you a thing.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZEngine codes are the language of your car's diagnostic system. Don't speak OBD II? Don't worry, we've got you covered with this database.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZHow does ABS work? What is my antilock braking system doing? Here is a guide to the ins and outs of your car's ABS brakes and the system that runs them.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZThere are three basic types of welders used in auto shops. Check out which may be right for you.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZReplacing a catalytic converter is an expensive repair, so be sure you need one before you throw your wallet at it. Here are some of the most common symptoms that may or may not lead to replacing your car or truck's cat.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIf you're taken by surprise by a breakdown, it doesn't mean that you have to be stranded or call for the tow truck. Being prepared for a side-of-the-road repair can save you time and money. Radiator repairs can be a bummer. You might not be able to fix everything with a packet of pepper, but I'll tell you one radiator repair that calls for just that.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIf you've hooked up to your OBD-II diagnostic plug and got nothing, don't assume that the system needs serious work. Sometimes it can be simple and free to fix.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZSometimes you need to top off your engine's oil. It's easy, and doesn't even have to be messy. Follow our tips and you won't make any mistakes. Make sure you're comfortable with your dipstick.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZChanging brake pads is easy to do yourself. I will tell you step by step how to replace brake pads. With photos. Brake pad installation is not difficult, and with this step-by-step instruction you can save big money. Replacing your brakes (disc brake pads) can be done quickly, If it's time to install new brake pads on your car, be prepared.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIf you're thinking about having your car painted, there are some things to consider before you nail things down with a paint shop. Knowledge is power, and knowing that to expect from a painter can mean a lot. Check out this list of things to think about.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZA noisy exhaust is a bummer. Find out whether your excessive exhaust noise is a big deal or an easy fix.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZAn in car battery and alternator tester makes the first step in charging system diagnosis quick and easy. And you can have one for less than $20. Wow!
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZA bad coil means no spark, so testing your ignition coil is an important step in troubleshooting an no-start or a no-spark issue.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZDiagnose problems with older automatic transmission with the help of these diagnostic tips, like how to read Diagnostic Trouble Codes relating to transmissions.
2016-12-05T11:11:32ZIf your spark plugs are not firing in the right order, your engine may not start or will run terribly. Look up your correct firing order to avoid future hassles.