Car Engine Maintenance

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How to Troubleshoot an Overheating Engine

Don't let a small issue cause serious damage.

Coolant: What it Does and Why It's Important

Without coolant, your engine would reach temperatures beyond its tolerance levels and seize, resulting in a costly engine overhaul.

How to Change Your Car's Oil

Learn how to change your car's oil to save money and improve your skillset.

How to Install a Battery Disconnect Switch

Make your car safer by installing a switch on your battery.

How to Hollow Out a Catalytic Converter

Removing the core from your catalytic converter is often unnecessary but here's how it can be done.

How Often Should Clutch Fluid be Changed?

Many cars with a manual transmission, use clutch fluid to lubricate the clutch system and help make gear

How to Build Your Own Go Kart Torque Converter

The go kart torque converter acts as the automatic transmission of your go-kart. It is a type of fluid

Picking the Right Engine to Convert into a Go Kart Engine

Being able to build a go kart engine from an old engine taken from another motorized vehicle or machine

Fuel Injection vs Carburetors

There has long been arguments over the pros and cons of carburetors when weighed against engines with

3 Symptoms of a Bad Air Flow Meter

The air flow meter of a vehicle is a component used to measure the density and flow of the air that flows

How to Stop Leaking Radiator Fluid

If you’re leaking radiator fluid or coolant but you’re not sure how to stop the leak, there

HP vs CC Golf Cart Motors

A golf cart motor is an important aspect to think about when making the decision to buy a new golf cart.

How a Fan Clutch Works

Within a vehicle’s cooling system is a device known as the fan clutch. It is created to make the

How to Replace a Crankshaft Pulley

A Crankshaft pulley is a combination of wheels in a block or blocks in a tackle, that increases the force

How to Install a Fuel Pump Relay

A Fuel pump relay is a setup used in automobiles to maintain a consistent voltage supply to the engine.

How to Replace a Camshaft Synchronizer

Your truck’s camshaft synchronizer sets the right timing to fire the spark plugs and ignite the

Troubleshooting a MAP Sensor

A faulty connection can lead to bad gas mileage.

Add a Switch to a Radiator Fan

It's a good way to help keep your fan in prime condition.

How to Use Portable Battery Chargers

A portable jump start system will get you up and running.

Troubleshooting Dual Mass Flywheel Vibration

Dual mass flywheels are ingenious and increasingly important parts of modern, high-compression, diesel

How a Hydraulic Clutch Works

Your vehicle could be fitted with a hydraulic clutch and you may be curious as to how this component

Locating Your Car's Oil Pressure Sensor

All vehicles have an engine system that delivers oil to the motor. A highly important component of this

Troubleshooting a Parking Brake Cable

Unlike a regular pedal brake, a parking brake (also known as a hand brake) operates by running from a

Calculating the Cost to Repair a Cracked Exhaust Manifold

Repairing a Cracked Exhaust Manifold can be relatively cheap if you do the work yourself. If you opt

Single vs Dual Exhaust Systems

Dual exhaust systems, as the name implies, use two exhaust pipes. The question is, are they actually

Tightening an Oil Drain Plug

Remove the oil drain plug with a socket wrench.

Troubleshooting a Rattling Clutch Fork

In order to troubleshoot a clutch fork, you should know where it is located and what it does. It is located

Troubleshooting a Noisy Fan Clutch

Sometimes the fan clutch in your car will start making squeaking and squealing noises. In this article

How to Reset Camshaft Timing in a Vehicle

Engine timing is an important component of car function.

How to Replace a Crankcase Filter

The crankcase filter, or breather filter, served an important purpose and is easy to replace.

5 Signs of a Faulty Cold Start Valve

Among the signs of a faulty cold start valve are difficult starts, no start at all, engine flooding and

How a Vehicle Speed Sensor Works

A vehicle speed sensor enables other systems to work.

How to Bleed a Hydraulic Clutch

If you’re having trouble with your hydraulic clutch releasing; that is, when you try to shift

How to Replace a Golf Cart Motor with a Bike Motor

Replacing your golf cart motor with a bike motor will increase the speed and horsepower in your golf

Troubleshooting Your Go Kart Torque Converter

A go kart torque converter is known for its efficiency and manageability in off-road racing. Although

How to Put a Kill Switch on a Go Kart Engine

Putting a kill switch on your go kart engine is a great way to keep yourself safe while riding. The kill

How to Repair a Broken Exhaust Flange

The exhaust flange is in a very vulnerable location, and you may find that it gets damaged easily. If

Repairing a Broken Exhaust Pipe

You will have to cut out the rusted pipe.

How Often Should the Glow Plug be Changed in a Diesel Car?

A diesel car does not use spark plugs. Instead, compression heat is used and

5 Things to Look for When Buying Used Diesel Cars

When buying used diesel cars, there are things you must consider so that the vehicle that you will choose

Removing a Parking Brake Cable

Removing and replacing a parking brake cable may be necessary over the life of your vehicle. The parking

How to Quiet a Cooling Fan

A quiet cooling fan in your car is a must. Engine cooling fans will ordinarily only become noisy if they

Installing Coil Spring Spacers

Installing coil spring spacers is important for your off-road car's handling and safety. The spacers

How a Crankcase Breather Works

Crankcase breather vents combustion gas pressure from engine crankcase.

How a Throttle Position Sensor Works

The sensor is located on the butterfly spindle.