Brake repair bills from a mechanic can be unmanageable, so learn how to do this auto repair yourself by watching this video. Using a 2000-07 Chevy Silverado as the example, this video demonstrates how to remove and replace a truck's rear brakes.
When replacing your brake pads on your Ford Explorer, you first need to jack up the vehicle and remove the tire. This will give you access to the brakes. Locate the caliper, remove the two bolts and slide the caliper off. Inside the calipers are the brake pads. Pry out the outside brake pad off first, then the inside pad. Then it's time to reverse the process!
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.
Don't let an overpriced mechanic take control of your Chevy Tahoe repairs, learn to fix your car yourself. Learn from an ASE certified Master Automobile Technician with over 14 years of experience. He'll teach you how to replace the electric fuel pump in a Chevy Tahoe. This step-by-step video tutorial will show you the exact actions to make when replacing the fuel pump. Pay for only parts and use your own time!
In order to replace a inner tie rod on a Ford Explorer, you will need to loosen the jam nut first. Remove the pin and the nut, next. Loosen the outer tie rod. Count the rotations as you remove it. Remove the bellows boot. The inner clamp is not removable. You have to damage it to remove it. You will need an inner tie rod tool. Use your inner tie rod tool and adapter. Spin it. Compare the old and new part to make sure that you have the right one. Now, reinstall the rod. Align the vent tube wit...
A leaking fuel pressure regulator can cause your car or truck to be hard to start or die out. This may give a check engine light, also. It's a very common problem on many Chevy, Buick, Pontiac, and Oldsmobile 3.1L - 3.4L V6 engines. These are also know as the 3100 and 3400. Misfire codes P0300 and oxygen sensor codes will be stored in the computer memory. So, if you want to learn how to check your fuel pressure regulator for leaking gas on GM engines, then this video tutorial is for you.
One day, your car may break down and you won't be able to afford to hire a mechanic, so what do you do... you look on the web for some how-to vehicle repair videos and become your own car mechanic, that's what. You don't need any advanced training to perform repairs and simple maintenance on your automobile, but you may need a few tools. Invest in the basic tools and you'll be prepared for just about any car malfunction you can think of. These tutorials will help get you on your way, as long ...
Headlights are one of the most important safety features in any car or truck. This video shows you how to replace the headlights and bulbs in a 2002-2008 Dodge Ram truck, so that you won't be slowed down by a broken or burnt out headlight.
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.
Replace your front door panel yourself following these step by step instructions. You will learn how to remove and install a front door panel on any 2002-08 Dodge Ram truck. This simple procedure is the first step to a number of other repairs.
You don't have to pay a mechanic half a fortune when it's so easy to do yourself. This video can be a tutorial for changing the valve cover gasket on nearly any model of truck or van, but is specifically aimed at those who drive a Dodge Caravan. You'll have to get at the back of the engine block, but that's not too difficult - all you have to do is move a few wires and parts out of the way, then move them back when you're done.
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.
Many mopeds, if not purchased new, may need some maintenance done. Since mopeds have such simple engines the amount of work needed to maintain them is limited to a few parts. Watch as the expert explains and demonstrates how to work on various parts of the moped. The main focus is how to maintain the carburetor. From explaining how the carburetor works to removing it, working on it, and reassembling it, the video covers it all. The expert also explains spark plugs, their purpose, and how to m...
After running a diagnostics test on a 2002 Jeep Liberty, if you get the code P0442, that means you have an Evaporative Emission Control System (EVAP) leak detected, which is just a small leak, but a leak nonetheless. This video will show you how to smoke test the EVAP leak to find the problem spot inside the vehicle.
Rolf shows you how to replace the clutch on 1998 Dodge Dakota 4x4 Sport Truck in this automotive repair tutorial. Replacing a clutch can be expensive but your truck won't run without one! So watch and learn how to replace the clutch on a Dodge Dakota 4x4 truck so you can do it yourself.
In this video 1A Auto shows you how to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken, damaged, or leaking radiator. This video is applicable to the 04, 05, 06, 07, 08 Dodge Ram pickup
If you've never replaces a CV joint in a front wheel drive vehicle, it may seem like an intimidating task. But it can actually be easy if you have a good place to perform the work and have all the tools necessary to complete the task. And some good instructions, of course. Watch below for all the tools you'll need to properly change CV joints on a car, then hit up the link below to see the rest of the videos in this free series.
A blown head gasket is a very serious problem, in fact, if you have one, your car probably isn't running. But, just because your car isn't running, doesn't mean you've blown the head gasket. In this video series, you'll learn how to find, check, and replace or repair a leaking or blown head gasket. And PLEASE REMEMBER every car is different so buy and check your cars repair manual before starting.
If you need to remove a car door panel, check out this video first. It takes a bit of practice, and a little bit of tugging, but it is relatively easy to do. You will just need to remove a few screws.
In this short video Chris Vallone shows you how to remove the generator from a vintage Volkswagen beetle with less hassle. If you own a classic VW bug and need to fix or replace the generator then this tutorial will make it go much easier.
To apply glaze putty to your car, after it has been damaged, you will need the following: 80 grit sandpaper, goggles, respiration mask, putty
Don't waste money on pricey mechanics! Doing your own vehicle repairs can save you tons of dough, but just because you're avoiding the mechanics, doesn't mean you can't learn a thing or two from them. In this video, a professional shows you the quick steps to changing out the front brakes on a Ford Escape. After taking of the front wheel, you'll have to deal with the calipers and the brake pads, along with a few other things. But don't worry. Any do-it-yourselfer can change brakes. And the Fo...
Graham from TV Lesson explains how to change a tire. In most cars, the spare tire is located in the trunk, along with the jack and tools. First, look under the car and locate the folded pieces of metal to find the jack point. Raise up the jack a bit and slide it under the jack point. Next, using the lug wrench, break the torque on the lug nuts. Then, jack up the car. Once the car is jacked up, remove the lug nuts. Next, remove the flat tire and place it into the trunk of the car. Place the do...
Running low on power steering fluid could put you in real danger, causing hard steering, a sudden loss of control to the car and fatal car crashes, but here's a way to steer clear of that situation.
A spark plug is a device that fits into the cylinder head of an engine and ignites compressed fuel with an electrical spark. This video tutorial demonstrates how to change the spark plugs on a 4.7L V8 Jeep engine. When changing spark plugs, wait until the engine has cooled down to reduce the risk of thread damage, and use proper tools and safety precautions to insure a successful outcome.
In this video we will show you how to install a new set of headlights into your 02-07 Chevy Silverado.
In this automotive guide, we learn how to prepare an OEM car-body part for painting. For all of the gritty details, including step-by-step instructions, and to get started prepping your own parts for painting, watch this video tutorial.
You're driving down the road and all of a sudden SNAP—your alternator belt just snapped. You're losing power fast and need a quick fix, but there's no mechanic in sight. If you have a woman in the car, you may have a simple quick belt replacement—pantyhose. That's right, some simple pantyhose can act as a makeshift alternator belt until you find a proper solution, i.e. a real alternator belt. Check out this video to see how it's done!
Replace the rear shocks on a 1997-2005 Chevy Venture, Montana, Silhouette, or Pontiac Transport. Pick up a wrench and get to work, dont hand your car over to some mechanic when you could do the repairs yourself. First, learn how to do it the right way by watching this video.
You're shown how to replace the driver's side regulator, but the procedure is the same on the passenger's side as well. You will need: a 10 mm socket and ratchet, a flat blade screwdriver and a pair of large pliers.
The CV (constant velocity) shafts on your car allow the axel to transfer power to the wheels without an appreciable loss in efficiency. They are widespread in front and all-wheel drive cars. Watch this video to learn how to replace broken ones yourself.
When it rains, it pours. If all sorts of electrical systems on your car have seemed to break at once with no relation to each other, they might actually be related. Watch this video to learn how multiple electrical problems in a car can often be traced to one source and fixed, saving time and money.
This is a really great tip for any mechanic's toolbox. Most people switch out relays in the vehicle to determine whether they're bad or not, but sometimes that doesn't do the trick. Sometimes it's necessary to check the relay in place, in the relay box, and there's a simple trick to doing so, for any automobile. Just wrap some stranded copper wires around the contacts and plug it back into the relay box. Then test!
In this video we learn how to change the fog lights on a Chrysler 300C. First, take ff the front bumper of the car and set it down on somewhere safe. Remove the bracket that is around the light and use the plastic of the bumper as a bracket. Once you remove the light, replace it with a new one inside. After this, you will need to re-wire the car as you had it before and make sure the bumper is placed back in the car correctly. Once you're finished with this, test out the lights and then use w...
Any kind of car engine repair can be a little intimidating, but if you own a Ford Escort this video can help make a cylinder head removal a little less scary. Take a look if your Escort has a broken cylinder head or you just feel it's time to replace the one on your vehicle.
This motorcycle tutorial shows you how to remove the rear wheel on a Honda 919 motorcycle. If you need to remove the rear tire on your Honda bike, watch this tutorial. You may want to remove the chain as well, but it can be done.
Most do-it-yourself mechanics are afraid to touch newer model cars and trucks, even when it comes to changing spark plugs. This video will show you the process of replacing the spark plugs on a 2006 Ford Escape. The front three spark plugs are easy to get to, but the back three are underneath the intake, so you will have to remove that for access. But don't worry… there are no special tools required for this job.
As a mechanic, you can't get paid until you fix it, and you can't fix it until you diagnose it, which means a quick diagnosis means a quick fix which means a quick payout. If life was always this easy! This automotive video will show you how to troubleshoot and diagnose a 1999 Mercury Village, 3.3L, with 150,000 miles on it. The chief complaint is the CEL (check engine light) comes on and it runs like it has a misfire. It feels like a steady consistent misfire, which is code P0304 (Cylinder #...
This video series explains how to charge and evacuate the air conditioning system in a vehicle. Lots of machines are involved so you won't be able to do this at home.
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.