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Signs of a fuel gauge problem can present themselves without warning. Be prepared to act.
By Don Bowman
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
Wondering how does a manual transmission work? Find out what happens when you shift gears.
By Cheryl Bowman
The average cost of repairing a transmission varies, depending on the car and the nature of the problem. Learn some average costs and things you can do to save money in the long run.
By Cheryl Bowman
It is not difficult to replace your own power steering pump with just a little knowledge and a few basic tools.
By Rebecca Mikulin
Do not overworry about how your car idles, because the problem might be easily fixed.
By Diane Quinn
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
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
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
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
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
Learn how to change transmission fluid. It's a skill that absolutely every driver should master.
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
Learn to notice bad ignition coil symptoms before they cause serious damage to your engine.
By Don Bowman
The drum brake consists of a number of different parts, creating a reliable stopping device for most vehicles.
By Rebecca Mikulin
You can do your own radiator flush, but take special care around coolant.
By Maeve Rich
What is the force that transmits your engines power to the wheels?
By Jamie Douglas
If your brake light is stuck on, it may be an easy and relatively inexpensive switch fix. Brake lights stuck on my also indicate a short in your wiring system.
By Rebecca Mikulin
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
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
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