Repair & Troubleshooting

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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
You pull up to a stop sign, and as you depress your brake pedal, the most horrible, shrill noise sounds out. What could have cause it?
By Minnie Chatterfield
Learn how to change transmission fluid. It's a skill that absolutely every driver should master.
By Don Bowman
Signs of a fuel gauge problem can present themselves without warning. Be prepared to act.
By Don Bowman
Learn to notice bad ignition coil symptoms before they cause serious damage to your engine.
By Don Bowman
Installing a car thermostat is a quick and easy fix that can save you from expensive heat related engine damage. For under $10 (plus the cost of engine coolant), a balky car thermostat can be replaced in less than an hour.
By Gene Rodriguez, III
Fuel gauge troubleshooting comes down to checking out a few basic components in the fuel gauge.
By Don Bowman
The device we know as a jet engine, which makes air travel and rapid cargo delivery possible, also creates electricity.
By Jamie Douglas
Learn how to handle some common car battery problems and how to maintain your battery.
By Rachel Mork
Cruise control can fail for a number of reasons. Some simple fixes could save on a bill from your mechanic.
By Rebecca Mikulin
The oxygen sensor location on your car is no secret, but it might be hard to find it if you are replacing it for the first time. 
By Gene Rodriguez, III
Learn how to replace the neutral safety switch. It's a vital part of your car, but when it is giving you problems, you have to give it the heave ho.
By Don Bowman
You can do your own radiator flush, but take special care around coolant.
By Maeve Rich
Diagnosing automatic transmission problems on your own is virtually impossible with newer cars, which have on-board computers to control the transmission's operation. In this case, you'll need to find a dealer or specialty shop that can communicate with your car.
By Cheryl 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
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
If your car shakes when you apply the brakes, it generally indicates an issue that must be addressed immediately.
By Rebecca Mikulin
When your ABS warning light comes on in your vehicle, it might be time to get down and dirty. With a few tools and some patience, you can usually take care of this situation at home.
By Lindsey Renuard
How often should I change my transmission fluid? The answer might surprise you.
By Don Bowman
If you have a vehicle with battery issues, never leave home without jumper cables.
By Minnie Chatterfield
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