Repair & Troubleshooting

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Wondering how does a manual transmission work? Find out what happens when you shift gears.
By Cheryl Bowman
Learning how to check a car alternator is just the beginning of your journey into the heart of your car's electrical system.
By Don Bowman
The basics of what a ball joint on a vehicle does, and how to tell when it's no longer functioning safely.
By Rebecca Mikulin
If your car suddenly becomes hard to steer, stay calm and slowly get your car off the road. You will be able to steer enough to get your car to safety.
By Minnie Chatterfield
Wondering how to jump start a car battery? It's simple to do, but you must follow a precise order of connections to reduce the risk of battery explosions or accidental shocks.
By Rachel Mork
Replacing a serpentine belt is not difficult, but you need to know what to look for so that you know when its time has come.
By Don Bowman
Learning how to remove a steering wheel is harder than it used to be because there is a new danger involved. The airbag.
By Don Bowman
What is the force that transmits your engines power to the wheels?
By Jamie Douglas
A bad throttle position sensor can be dangerous, but there are a number of signs to look out for.
By Rebecca Mikulin
Learning how to replace an ignition key cylinder should not be too difficult for most home mechanics. This guide will walk you through it.
By Don Bowman
Learn how to test a voltage regulator to help diagnose potential alternator issues.
By Rebecca Mikulin
Knowing how to replace a starter can save you a lot of time, stress and money. 
By Rebecca Frank
A blown head gasket is one of the absolute worst things that can happen to your car. Learn the signs.
By Maeve Rich
A quick tutorial on how to repair a radiator. It's a difficult job for beginners, but you may be able to pull it off.
By Maeve Rich
Oil in your spark plug wells is a potentially serious sign and indicates mechanical work that must be fixed.
By Rebecca Mikulin
Do not overworry about how your car idles, because the problem might be easily fixed.
By Diane Quinn
Remote starters are a great safety and convenience feature, and are surprisingly easy to install.
By Rebecca Mikulin
Do you suspect that your vehicle has a bad water pump? Familiarize yourself the signs of this problem.
By Rose Clearfield
Replacing the intake manifold gasket is a simple, straightforward process with due precautions.
By Rebecca Mikulin
If your car shakes when you apply the brakes, it generally indicates an issue that must be addressed immediately.
By Rebecca Mikulin
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