This guide walks you through the replacing of a coolant temp sensor on a Volkswagon by showing you step-by-step instructions using a 2.8L Volkswagon Passat with a 6 cylinder engine. Start by removing the plastic engine cover, disconnecting the electrical connection, and removing a large hose so that you can gain access to the air duct.
When you remove the multifunction switch from your Saturn S-series car, be sure to disconnect the battery and remove the airbag fuse so that you can safely interact with the switch.
This guide will help you remove the heater from a Chevrolet truck - though the featured automobile is a 1979 pickup truck. If there's a bad smell coming from the heater, the guide will also help you learn how to safely clean the vehicle's heater with disinfectant, gloves, and goggles.
This tutorial shows you how to replace a rear light on a 2003 Ford Focus. Specifically, the video shows fixing the rear brake light, but this tutorial shows how to fix any rear light (including brake/tail, reverse, and turn signal lights). It is very simple and does not necessarily require any tools at all, though a pair of pliers comes in hand. Give me a break! Better yet, give me a working brake light on my 2003 Ford Focus! OK, if that's what you want, this video is going to show you how to...
Give me a break! Better yet, give me a working brake light on my 2003 Ford Focus! OK, if that's what you want, this video is going to show you how to get it. Follow the steps and see how to take that burned out bulb out of the car and replace it with a new, working one. This tutorial shows you how to replace a rear light on a 2003 Ford Focus. Specifically, the video shows fixing the rear brake light, but this tutorial shows how to fix any rear light (including brake/tail, reverse, and turn si...
If you are the proud owner of a 1997.5 - 2004 Buick Regal, chances are that at least one of your dash lights has gone out by now. Worry no longer, as this is an easy and cheap problem to fix. Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on fixing your gauge cluster, including the mileage light and driver info center.
Generally your front brakes provide 80% of your stopping power, so they tend to wear away more easily than your back brakes. But that doesn't mean your rear brakes don't suffer wear and tear as well.
Does your car sometimes accelerate when you don't intend for it to do? Depending on if your car is late or early model, the culprit could be one of several things. Here's how to figure out what causes it, and more importantly, how to make it stop.
You don't have to pay a mechanic to change your automatic transmission fluid, you can do it yourself at home! This video shows you how to execute a perfect fluid and filter change on your car or truck at home.
When you're out offroading the bottom of your car takes a beating, and it's entirely likely that you could rip or otherwise damage one of the CV joint boots on your axles. This video will show you how to replace a CV joint boot and get your 4x4 back on the offroad.
The CV axles (halfshafts) on your front-wheel drive car can develop a rip or leak pretty easily, leading to noisy driving and eventually axle unreliability. Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on how to remove and install a CV halfshaft.
Oil is vital to maintaining the health of your engine, but if it's leaving the areas of the car where it's needed it can cause major damage. Watch this video to learn how to diagnose whether a misfire is being caused by a cracked cylinder head or leaking head gasket allowing oil to enter your coolant and spark plugs.
The Mitsubishi Endeavor, like most vehicles, has it's own list of common problems. One of them is the back door locks not working. Watch this video for a guide to diagnosing your door opening problem and, hopefully, fixing it successfully.
IF you have a Saturn S-Series and it's thrown a P0340 or P0341 error code at your on the scanner after the check engine light has come on, you might be wondering how your cam position sensor can be off if you don't actually have one in your car. Watch this video to learn exactly what this code means to your car and some thoughts on how you might fix it. Three words: spark plug wires.
Are your rear brake shows worn out and making noise? Well, then today's you lucky day, because Scotty Kilmer is going to show you how to change brake shoes on a car. First, you'll need to jack up the car a few inches from the ground. Take of the wheel, then get a big hammer and whack the drum a few times to loosen it up. Take it off. For the rest of the repair instructions, watch the full video!
If you've got an oil seal leak in a very inconvenient place, then this video by Scotty Kilmer will show you how a little bottle of re-sealer may be able to fix that leak. The vehicle in this video has a leak in the front main seal of the automatic transmission. The seal is pretty cheap, but you have to pull the transmission off to replace it, which can take a serious amount of time. The re-sealer is a better solution, a polymer oil that can mix with all kinds of oils. If you mix AT-205 Re-Sea...
If your windshield wipers don't come on when you turn the switch, then try out the solutions in this video! First, check to see if there's a blown fuse. If that's okay, next check the power going to the wiper motor. You have to take the wiper arms off to get to the motor. Watch Scotty Kilmer in this video for all the remaining troubleshooting tips for broken windshield wipers.
Is your power steering binding when you're trying to turn? Or maybe it turns real easy to the right, but extremely hard to turn to the left? Well, that's a classic sign of a power steering rack that has problems. But before you go out and buy an expensive rack and pinion, and take the whole front end of the car apart to replace it, you might want to try a little trick first— Sea Foam Trans Tune, which is also for hydraulic and power steering systems.
Does your car engine blow white or blue smoke when your first start it up and then stop? That usually means that your engine valve seals aren't working correctly. Watch this video to learn how to find and fix the problem.
The lab scope is one of the most powerful diagnostic and repair tools for the modern mechanic. In this video you'll learn how adjust coil ramping with a lab scope and use the scope to determine if your have good or bad engine coils.
Being able to read an electrical diagram will greatly aide your ability to correctly diagnose car problems. If you need some help with it, watch this video for a detailed explanation of how to read an example map for the clutch start switch on a Toyota.
If you've done major work on your engine recently, you may find yourself with error code P1345, which means your timing is off. In this video you'll learn how to use a lab scope to both diagnose and fix a distributor timing problem.
Figuring out exactly where a small leak is in a solid black car tube is tough. That's where the smoke machine comes in. In this video you'll learn how the party staple can help you test an evap line for leaks.
If the oil pressure gauge on your car is acting erratic, you might think that the fuel pump or filter on your car is bad. Assuming is not the way to fix your car, and in this video you'll learn how to figure out what is causing your low oil pressure, possibly saving you having to replace your filter and pump.
The blower resistor is one of the many obscure parts in your car. If you find that the fan in your car only works on high, you might well have a broken one. In this video you'll learn how to find, test, and if need be replace the blower resistor in a 2002 Dodge van.
Lexus and Toyota are really the same company, which means happily that you can apply many of the same techniques to fixing both. In this video you'll learn how to change the timing belt on a 2000 Lexus or Toyota 3.0 liter engine (of Camry fame) yourself.
The lab scope is one of the most versatile diagnostic tools that you can have in your car shop. If you've been thinking about buying one or are looking for new ways to use it, watch this video to learn how to use a lab scope to test a fuel pump circuit.
There are several areas of your car that should contain a vacuum, and a vacuum gauge is a cheap easy way to identify all sorts of car problems. In this video you'll learn how to diagnose a bad timing belt with a vacuum gauge more cheaply and easily than any other method.
Your spark plugs are finicky by themselves, but did you know that the spark plug tubes in your engine can become loose or uneven, leading to your valve covers not sitting evenly? Watch this video to learn how you can fix your spark plug tubes and prevent engine problems.
The coils in your car's engine can cause a lot of misfires if they aren't working properly. If you want to test them and don't have any expensive professional equipment like a labscope, watch this video to learn an easy way to test coils.
If the steering wheel on your car shakes when you apply pressure to the brakes, you probably have warped brake rotors. In this video, you'll learn how to access your brake rotors, remove them, and install new working ones on your front brakes.
Power steering is one of the nicest and least-appreciated amenities of the modern car, and if yours stops working you'll know it fast. In this video you'll learn how to check if your power steering hose is leaking and how to replace it if it is.
If your engine is leaking oil from under the pulley in the front of the engine, you probably need to replace the oil pump seal. In this video Emmy Award-winning mechanic Scotty Kilmer will teach you how to do just that at home.
If your car cranks but won't start, there are one of two main things that could be wrong: the fuel system or the spark plugs. In this video you'll learn how to figure out which problem your have and how to fix it.
If smoke is coming from your car's engine you definitely have problems. It might not be too bad though, you may just need to replace the valve cover gasket. In this video you'll learn how to do just that with Emmy-winning TV mechanic Scotty Kilmer.
The radiator is one of the most recognizable parts of a car, and one that most people don't have to deal with as much as they did 50 years ago. If yours has holes, you have to replace it, and this video will teach you how to drain and replace the radiator in nearly any modern car.
Error code P0300 is one of the most infamous in auto maintenance, indicating random misfires in the engine. This can mean several different things, and in this video mechanic Scotty Kilmer will teach you how to figure out where the problem is and fix it.
Have you ever pulled on one of your car's wheels and noticed a disconcerting wiggle? You probably have a worn out tie rod. Watch this video to learn how you can check and if necessary replace the tie rods in your car.
If your car won't start you have problems, finding the cause is the most important and immediate task. In this video you'll learn about three things that can make your car not start and how to fix them: a dead battery, a faulty starter motor, and a low gas tank with a potentially damaged fuel pump.
Suspension struts are vital parts of ensuring your car's ride quality and handling. If yours are old and worn-out, you probably know it. Watch this video for easy step-by-step instructions that will help you replace your suspensions struts yourself at home on nearly any type of suspension.