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Though not the easiest DIY car repair, with patience and persistence, you can install a new clutch.
By Minnie Chatterfield
Replacing the intake manifold gasket is a simple, straightforward process with due precautions.
By Rebecca Mikulin
Learning how to install a new car battery can save you a lot of money when it comes time to replace your battery. It's a simple operation, but you need to do it correctly to avoid serious injury.
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
Learning how to locate a car thermostat is an important first step in replacing this vital part of your car's engine cooling system. The thermostat regulates the flow of coolant through your car's engine based on the internal temperature of the engine itself.
By Gene Rodriguez, III
Wondering how do I fix a chipped windshield? If the chip is small enough, you can repair it in minutes with a kit from an auto supply store.
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
Diagnosing power steering problems usually means checking out two components: the pump and the steering mechanism. The problem usually resides with the pump.
By Don Bowman
Learn the signs of a bad oxygen sensor so that you can replace yours as soon as you need to.
By Gene Rodriguez, III
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
Learn how anti-lock brake systems may save your life.
By Jamie Douglas
We all want to save a little extra money when it comes to automotive repair, but how cheap of a buy is too cheap? In this article we will explore the benefits and possible drawbacks to buying re-manufactured alternators for your vehicle.
By John Of All Trades
There are a number of reasons why your low coolant light may have come on.
By Minnie Chatterfield
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
Learn how to change drum brakes. You might be surprised how easy it is to do.
By Don Bowman
The drum brake consists of a number of different parts, creating a reliable stopping device for most vehicles.
By Rebecca Mikulin
Wondering how does a manual transmission work? Find out what happens when you shift gears.
By Cheryl Bowman
A leaking transmission is as bad for the environment as it is for your vehicle.
By Minnie Chatterfield
How does a car thermostat work? All of the parts of your car's cooling system work in concert to carry away waste heat, but the thermostat is in charge of regulating all of the action.
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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