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Locking your keys inside of your car is frustrating, to say the least, especially if you're in a hurry to get somewhere. You can always call AAA roadside assistance or a locksmith, but you'll probably have to fork over some money, as well as wait for them to get to you. You mi ...more
Most cars made in the last ten or fifteen years can be unlocked with a keyless remote, and once you get used to them, unlocking your car with a traditional key feels like a pain. The most common reason they stop working is just because the battery needs replacing, but when the ...more
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.
A common problem on bumper covers is that the tabs that attach the bumper to the car get broken. This is critical, as this is what secures and aligns the bumper cover. Many times, a broken tab is all that is wrong with the bumper cover. With the cost of these plastic parts $20 ...more
Have you locked yourself out of your car? Well, as long as you have a shoelace, you may be able to get back in. Don't Miss: 15 Ways to Open a Locked House/Car Door Without a Key Don't Miss: 6 Easy DIY Ways to Open Your Car Door Without a Key Video: . Pull your shoelace out of ...more
Dented your parents car, or dinged your neighbors? Watch this how-to video and get cracking before anyone notices the auto body damage. You won't believe how easy it is to fix a dent on your car with a hair dryer and carbon dioxide. Check out this instructional video and learn ...more
Having a dent on your car is like walking around the mall with a huge ketchup stain on your white tee—it's unsightly. You can ignore it, but other people won't and they'll unfairly judge you for it. My ride currently has a dent on the passenger side door and a broken rearview ...more
When working on the dashboard of any vehicle, make sure you disable the vehicle's airbag system first. Your service manual should tell you how to do that. In this video, the heater core is plugged up in a 2001 Ford Taurus, which means it needs to be taken out. The book states ...more
Even if you're lucky enough to not be injured in a car accident, it's rare to escape without some sort of damage to your vehicle. It goes without saying that there are some things you shouldn't try to fix yourself, but if it's just a scratch or dent, DIY can be a cheaper way t ...more
Replacing the windshield wiper motor on your car is a necessary repair that some car owners must take care of. Learn how to replace your own windshield wiper motor in these free auto repair video instructions featuring a certified mechanic. Part 1 of 10 - How to Replace a wind ...more
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.
Replace the thermostat on your GM 3100 or 3400 vehicle with this nifty tutorial. The video shows you how to replace a thermostat on a 3.4L GM but it should also help you repair a 3.1L GM as well. Just a heads up - you'll need to replace an o-ring when you install the new therm ...more
Keep your car safe for road use by maintaining the brakes. The brakes are the cars most essential safety feature, so don't put off a repair if it's needed. Do it yourself, by watching this video and learning how to replace the front disc brakes on a 2000-05 Chevy Impala.
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. Watc ...more
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 pre ...more
Your "check gauges" light comes on inside your vehicle, which prompts you to notice your oil pressure gauge, which is reading pretty low. What do you do to resolve this car problem? In this video, Scotty Kilmer shows you what you can do to shut that low engine oil light off fo ...more
In this automotive repair video you will learn how to fix the ABS and speed sensor in a Dodge Dakota truck. Learn how to read diagnostic trouble code to evaluate trouble indicators and fix broken sensors. So if your speed sensor or ABS brake system are on the fritz in your Dod ...more
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 o ...more
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 necess ...more
If you're working on a Chevrolet S-10 or similar pickup truck, the easiest way to getting to the fuel pump is not by dropping the gas tank, but by lifting the bed of the truck. If you have the mechanic's equipment, you can get this done fast! Doesn't have to be a Chevy S-10. C ...more
If the paint job for your car or truck has been lightly scratched, this tutorial shows you how to use Scratch Out to remove scratches. Make sure you do this in the sun, and remember to reapply your coat of carwax after you're done.
Hi there, first I'm canadian and my SUV so. I'm a hobbyist doing his best, not a mechanic, I don't take charge of other people's installation issues. Anyway, I decided to buy a SUV some months ago, and it comes without the wiring harness for the trailer and the hitch. I made i ...more
For most vehicles, the way you remove and replace (often referred to as R&R) an engine is by disconnecting everything from the motor and pulling it out of the frame. With the 2000 Chevrolet Express, the book time states 22 hours for R&R of the engine this way. But there is a s ...more
Every van is put together in a different way, so make sure that the car you want to fix is either a Chevy Venture or Pontiac Montana. You will need a quarter inch ratchet, a two inch extension for the ratchet and a 732 socket.
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See how easy it is to fix a dent in the body panel of a car with a hair dryer, a freezer (e.g. canned air, dry ice, etc.), and patience. Watch both videos to see the before and after. Don't Miss: 8 Easy Ways to Remove Dents Without Ruining the Paint Video: . Video: .
The main complaint for this 1999 Jeep Cherokee, 4.0L, is that the Low Coolant Light keeps flashing on and that it keeps needing coolant. Nothing seems to be leaking on the ground, so where's the leak going? After doing the normal pressure test to spot the leak, and the combust ...more
The video begins with a guy saying that his Ford F-150 is making a weird sound. He turns the truck on and lets us hear the sound. The truck is then taken into a workshop and we find out that the engine has blown the spark plug. He says to get a cylinder head repair kit and so ...more
In this video we will show you how to replace the headlights and also the headlight bulbs in your 93-98 Volkswagen Jetta. Video: .
Get under the hood and get your hands dirty with some home auto repair. This video will explain how you can remove and replace the radiator cooling fan in a 1998-2004 Dodge Intrepid. Once you've watched this do it yourself auto repair video you'll be ready to roll up your slee ...more
Video: . This is how I replaced the warn ball joints on my 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP. This should be similar for Buick Regals from 1997-2003, Grand Prix from 1997-2008, and Chevy Monte Carlos from 2000-2007. I originally intended to grind down the rivets holding the ball jo ...more
This next tutorial is going to be showing you how to take care of a problem that is very common amongst drivers. If water has ever spilled on you from inside your car, it's probably from your HVAC. When you use your A/C, condensation builds up as well, and this usually goes do ...more
What if you forgot your car keys and that keyless entry remote banded to them, how are you going to get in your car? Well, if you haven't forgotten your cell phone, too, you can call up someone who has access to that keyless remote, so you can unlock your car or truck via the ...more
In the past, most mechanics ended up having to replace the speedometer head when a vehicle came in with a broken speedometer. Nowadays, there's a possible reset procedure that can be used, and it can be done by most car owners right at home. A common problem for this malfunct ...more
Paying for someone to get a small dent out of your car can be expensive, especially when you realize that you can just do it yourself. If you've got a bathroom—and you probably do—then it's a surefire bet that you've also got a plunger. Still on board? Well, you can use that ...more
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In this automotive repair guide, we learn how to troubleshoot and repair a "no heat" problem on a Nissan Altima car. For all of the gritty details, including step-by-step instructions, and to get started resolving your own Altima's no-heat trouble, watch this video tutorial.
Cars are quite different than they used to be. Sure, modern cars have some cool things, but repairing them are becoming difficult. Even simple things like changing a headlight bulb. The pontiac G6 is not as hard as some of them, but it can take some time. The headlight is tuc ...more
In this video, Richpin demonstrates how to replace the camshaft sensor in a Nissan Altima. The cam sensor is located by the cylinder box. First, remove the electrical connector off of the sensor. Push up on the lock on the bottom of the sensor to pull back and remove the conne ...more
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