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A bad throttle position sensor can be dangerous, but there are a number of signs to look out for.
By Rebecca Mikulin
Discover four ways to save money on car repair costs. From choosing a mechanic you can trust to doing the job yourself, use our helpful guide to cut down on car repair prices and put more money back in your pocket.
By Nicole Tomassetti
Alternator charging problems come in about five flavors. Find out which one is causing your trouble.
By Don Bowman
Changing disc brakes gets easier each time you do it. But you can skip to the advanced class just by following a few basic tips.
By Don Bowman
Can I drive my car with a blown head gasket? Here's why you cannot.
By Maeve Rich
Learn how to change drum brakes. You might be surprised how easy it is to do.
By Don Bowman
Head gasket replacement is one of the most difficult car repair maneuvers there is. If you think you have the mettle to pull it off, learn the basics.
By Maeve Rich
Here's a guide to help you as you're replacing radiator hoses.
By Maeve Rich
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
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
Bleeding a clutch can be a real chore for some vehicles. Get tips for bench bleeding and working air out of the transmission system.
By Cheryl Bowman
Symptoms of ignition coil failure are the same, no matter which kind of coil your engine uses. The diagnosis can be very different, however.
By Don Bowman
The basics of throttle bodies, and their uses in a vehicle.
By Rebecca Mikulin
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
Head gasket repair is not a job to be tackled lightly. Here's why.
By Maeve Rich
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
If you know how to hook up an alternator, you can save yourself some serious cash at the repair shop. The good news is that it's easy to do.
By Don Bowman
How much does it cost to replace a clutch? Well, that depends on a lot of things, not least of which is what kind of car you drive.
By Don Bowman
Understanding how to disconnect a car battery can save your life. Electricity is not something to be treated lightly.
By Gene Rodriguez, III
The ABS light signals possible problems in the anti-lock braking system. Having a mechanic check it out could save your life.
By Jamie Douglas
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