Diagnosing GM Converter Lock-Up Problems
It can be very frustrating to have failed air conditioning when driving in the summer. And having repairs done by a mechanic can be expensive. Fortunately, fixing the air conditioner in a Chevy Tahoe is often simply a matter of adding refrigerant to the system. Many of the refrigerants sold today al
When you are in need of a good mechanic it can sometimes be a difficult task to find the right one for the job. There are so many shops around everywhere that it can sometimes feel overwhelming to find one you can trust to give you an honest opinion and not just one that is trying to get as much mon
New, high tech auto safety systems can protect your property, keep your family safer, and even lower your auto insurance rates. Read about some of these new improvements to consider when you are shopping for a new car.
Adjusting the mechanical over-rider brakes on your camper trailer is something that is required before it becomes a performance issue. The camper trailer's mechanical over-ride brakes' first service interval is 500 kms (from new) and then again every 5,000 km. Leave other physical inspections or adj
First produced in 2002, the Jeep Liberty was available with either a four or six cylinder engine, and used a single spark plug for each cylinder. The sole responsibility of the Liberty's spark plugs is to ignite the compressed air/fuel mixture within the engine's cylinders. Spark plugs are exposed t
The term "ignition timing" refers to the point at which the spark plug is fired by the coil, and is measured in degrees of crankshaft rotation. This common adjustment is critical to the efficiency of the engine, and gets us the maximum horsepower and fuel mileage out of the gasoline we use.
One of the leading causes of a car stalling with the A/C on is a seized compressor. If there's screeching, smoking, stalling and the air blows warm out of the vents whenever the AC is turned on it's a good guess that the compressor has locked up.
Changing the headliner due to sagging or rips is an easy way to increase the appearance of a vehicle or to prepare the vehicle to be sold. A sagging headliner can also be a distraction to drivers. You can remove the headliner from a 1997 Saturn SL in under an hour with a few basic tools. Removing th
The purpose of your Ford F-150's parking brake is to ensure that the vehicle does not move when parked on an incline. Over time, the parking brake can begin to stick or become squeaky as things like road grime and brake dust begin to build up inside the parking brake assembly. Repairing the squeakin
The ignition switch in the 1994 Chevrolet full-size Blazer SUV triggers the starter motor and tells the engine to turn over, which then starts the vehicle. After years of use, these ignition switches can fail, causing you to no longer be able to start the vehicle with the key. Fixing the problem req
Radiator hoses in cars sometimes sprout leaks or become worn down and need to be replaced. Instead of taking your car to a mechanic, you can swap out the radiator hose yourself and save money in the process. You can find all the materials needed for the repair at a local auto-parts or hardware store
Unlike many modern vehicles, which use a single serpentine belt to power all of the engine's belt-driven components, the alternator used for the 1995 Dodge and Plymouth Neon features its own individual belt. This belt does have a finite lifespan and, given enough time, will eventually break. For thi
Small engines do so much for us and with such ease. There are small engines for blowing snow, weed whacking, mowing the yard, tilling the soil, pumping water, trimming shrubs, cutting branches and some that just blow a lot of hot air. Our dependence upon them can be fanatical, but our attention to t
If a stop light bulb burns out on your 2004 Nissan Maxima, it's important that you replace the bulb as quickly as possible. It's not only a hazard to drive with burned out stop lights, it's also illegal. Fortunately, replacing the bulbs is something you can easily do yourself, in just a few minutes
Your 1994 Saturn provides little room to remove and install the alternator. Still, you can have better access through the passenger's side wheel well. However, you should pay attention to the stud on the back of the alternator: This stud connects the battery cable in place and requires a special bac
The hub bearings on your Pontiac are used to ensure that the wheels on your vehicle move in a smooth, fluid motion. Damaged hub bearings can damage the steering and stability of your vehicle. You should check the condition of your hub bearings every time you carry out maintenance on the brakes. If y
There are plenty of reasons to remove the console in your 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse. You might want to access the carpet underneath to fully detail the vehicle, or you might want to replace the console if it is broken. Like most consoles, the Eclipse's is attached to the floorboard and the dash by sev
The Toro Dingo TX420 is a compact utility loader propelled by cleated rubber treads or tracks. The TX420 features walk-behind operator design with only three hand controls to execute all functions. Driven by a 20-horsepower gasoline engine, it offers maximum ground engagement power with very low gr
Adding a canopy to your camper increases your outdoor living space and adds protection from the elements. Purchasing a ready-made awning can cost hundreds of dollars at camper dealerships or camping supply stores. Learn to make your own canopy from a tarp and other inexpensive materials available at