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Learn the basics about spark plug gap and begin to optimize your own vehicle.
By Don Bowman
Changing spark plug wires is something you can easily handle on your own. Learn how.
By Don Bowman
Finding the EGR valve location is actually quite simple. Just look for the flying saucer on a pedestal. 
By Don Bowman
If your car smells like gas, it could be a serious issue, and you should not drive it until a mechanic has determined it is safe.
By Minnie Chatterfield
How does a car starter work? Electric currents run through the solenoid starter. Learn how.
By Rebecca Frank
Serpentine drive belt routing can be confusing, and it is easy to route a replacement belt incorrectly. Learn the basics and avoid the obvious mistakes.
By Don Bowman
Need some automatic transmission troubleshooting tips? In many cases, faulty or worn-out computer chips are causing problems, but there are some issues that you can diagnose yourself.
By Cheryl Bowman
Learn how to change spark plugs and the differences you are likely to encounter based on your car's age.
By Don Bowman
Signs of a fuel gauge problem can present themselves without warning. Be prepared to act.
By Don Bowman
There's no such thing as common ignition coil problems because the ignition coil itself is extremely reliable. The culprit is usually the mechanism that controls the coil.
By Don Bowman
Learning how to replace a serpentine belt may not be particularly easy, but it can save you quite a lot in mechanic's fees.
By Don Bowman
Learn to notice bad ignition coil symptoms before they cause serious damage to your engine.
By Don Bowman
Where is the neutral safety switch located and what does it do? The neutral safety switch plays a silent but crucial role in the safety of your vehicle.
By Don Bowman
Need some help with clutch troubleshooting? Learn the potential causes of noise, a soft clutch pedal and gears that slip.
By Cheryl Bowman
Learning how to rebuild a power steering gear box requires some pretty advanced automotive skills. But, if you have the chops, here's how to do it.
By Don Bowman
Ignition module troubleshooting is something better left to professionals, but you can narrow down the culprits in advance.
By Don Bowman
Replacing rear disk brakes is something that you will rarely have to do. Here's how.
By Gene Rodriguez, III
The cold season is upon us and people who drive in colder climates need to pay especially close attention to their vehicle's battery. Being stranded during the winter can be a scary experience!
By John Of All Trades
There are a number of reasons why your low coolant light may have come on.
By Minnie Chatterfield
Ignition coil troubleshoorting begins when you can't find the culprit for your no start situation.
By Don Bowman
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