General Car Repair

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How to Change Wheel Bolt Pattern

If you found a wheel for your car that has a non-compatible wheel bolt pattern, you do not have to give up on that wheel. In fact, the fix can be quite simple. By following these few steps, you can change your wheel bolt pattern using an adapter. Your car will be riding on those new wheels in no time.

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How to Repair Leaking Transmission Cooler Lines

Leakage of transmission cooler lines can be a big problem. Repairing the lines may solve your problem on temporary basis. However this may not stay for long. The best solution would be to replace the cooler lines with new ones. This is how you are going to fix things wisely. Transmission cooler lines

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How to Make Your Own Brake Bleeder

If your vehicle brakes feel spongy or you need to press hard to apply brakes to the vehicle, it is an indication that you need a brake bleeder. the purpose of bleeding the brake is to get rid of the air that has possibly entered the brakes or to remove the grimy fluid out of the brake lines. You have

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How to Replace Transmission Cooler Lines

Transmission cooler lines are the essential parts of a vehicle. They circulate the transmission fluid of your vehicle to the radiator. Here, the fluid is cooled and then directed towards the transmission lines for re-circulation. It is important to keep a watchful eye for warning signs that indicate

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How to Wire Glow Plugs

The glow plugs in a diesel engine are an important part of the system. Glow plugs are capable of heating the air inside the combustion chamber, causing the diesel fuel to explode upon injection inside the chamber. The combustion process moves the pistons, which, in turn, results in forward motion of

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Repairing Hail Damage to Your Car Windshield

One of the car features commonly affected by hail damage is the windshield. In most cases, such damage consists of minor nicks and chips. Fortunately, this can be easily repaired. Prompt repair is vital as it forestalls more extensive damage. More severe damage or delays in repairing minor damage may

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Troubleshooting Ignition Lock Problems

A faulty ignition lock can often mean the difference between your car starting or being stranded miles from home. Even though you can unlock your car door and can fit the car key into the ignition, if you can't unlock the ignition, you won't be starting your car. The battery may be fully charged and

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6 Advantages of a Flexible Exhaust Pipe

When do-it-yourselfers are looking at replacing part of an exhaust system on a vehicle, they may be wondering about flexible exhaust pipe and how this kind of product can help make renovation of an engine system easier. There are a number of good points to using flexible exhaust pipe for exhaust systems.

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3 Exhaust Pipe Repair Tips

Exhaust pipe repair is needed when the exhaust pipe breaks or deteriorates due to corrosion. Since the exhaust pipe is an exposed part, it will be affected by weather elements such as heat, rain, humidity and oxidation. The constantly changing temperatures will cause the pipe material to expand and constrict

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Troubleshooting Common Distributor Cap Problems

When trying to track down the possible cause of your car's engine “missing,” you should look at the distributor cap as one of the possible problems. If your car or truck is not getting the right spark to its cylinders, its engine is not going to run as efficiently as it should. You might trace the

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5 Chrome Exhaust Pipe Installation Tips

To give you car or light truck a more classy or sporty look, try installing a chrome exhaust pipe. Once you get the hang of it, and if you have twin exhaust pipes, you can easily install one of these classy looking pipes on your other exhaust. On some cars you may need a welder to attach the pipes, while

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How to Install a Straight Exhaust Pipe

Installing a straight exhaust pipe on an automobile may be easy, but there are other critical factors to be considered. The exhaust systems for the automobiles are designed for providing the sound reduction as well as better performance of the engine. On that point, there are a few major differences

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Car Alarm Remote Start

The car alarm remote start feature of many modern car alarms has several benefits, yet there are additional features of remote alarms that make them desirable. Car alarms with remote start often function at a distance of up to a mile. With the remote monitor, check the temperature inside the vehicle.

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What Different Car Noises Mean

From thumps and grinding to squeals and scrubbing, there are a plethora of sounds that can mean trouble is on the horizon.

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6 Common Auto Repair Questions Answered

Being able to troubleshoot common auto problems can save you serious time and money.

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How to Adjust Brake Pedal Height

Early or late stopping can be a serious safety hazard.

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Car Parts That Are Cheaper to Buy Online

These days there are more discounts out there than ever.

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5 Tips to Reduce Transmission Repair Cost

Transmission is one of the most important parts of a car.

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Car Radiator Problems: The First Signs

Car radiators are critical to engine safety.

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Steering Wheel Jerking Right and Left

This can be a serious hazard if you don't address it.

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Windshield Crack Repair

A few little lines can spell big trouble down the road.

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How to Repair a Brake Booster

They control how heavily the brakes get applied.

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How to Repair Power Steering Fluid Leaks

When you see a drip, find it and fix it at home.

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Diagnosing Common Brake Master Cylinder Problems

Malfunctioning master cylinder means ineffective brakes.

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How to Bleed a Radiator Without a Key

You can bleed it without a key.

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How to Repair a Trailer Tire

Don't let your trailer drag across the street.

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How to Repair a Tire Valve

Tire care is essential to your safety while using the car.

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How to Replace Rear Leaf Springs

Rear leaf springs eventually wear out.

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Installing a Seat Belt Extender

A seat belt extender can be a helpful addition if you find that your belt is too tight or if you want

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Car Repair Q & A

Car Dents Q: My car is always in the shop. I refuse to plop over any more money to my “car artisan.”

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Replacing or Upgrading Your Car Muffler

When your car muffler is ready to be replaced or upgraded, you'll know it from the loud noises coming

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General Transmission Repair Information: The Basics

Knowing some general transmission repair information will be able to save you frustration and money.

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How to Use a Torque Wrench

Torque wrenches are used for tightening the bolts on any structure or mechanical assembly, whether it

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How to Use a Tire Plug to Repair a Tire

Repairing a punctured tire with a tire plug is the easiest and fastest way to make the tire usable again.

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Troubleshooting a 95 Camaro Convertible Top

Drop top weather is right around the corner, but your Camaro Convertible isn’t converting. You

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Aluminum Radiator: How to Replace a Coolant Recovery Tank

The purpose of an aluminum radiator is to keep your engine cool. An overheated engine can cause permanent

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3 Tips for Avoiding Radiator Cap Pressure Damage

If your car’s radiator cap isn’t working properly then your car’s cooling system won’t

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How to Replace a Brake Vacuum Booster

A brake vacuum pump replacement is common when you upgrade the brakes or the motor in your car. It is

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Is a Scuffed Tire Sidewall Dangerous?

It could be an early sign of significant damage.

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How to Replace a Damaged Oil Pan Gasket

The oil pan gasket is a part of the oil change pan and it is used to help prevent oil from leaking or