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Being a Mechanic for 27 years has left me with a bad back but has provided lots of information to share. Browse through my personal insider tips, unique car repair advice and online automobile resources. I only talk about things that I have tested or used myself. Modern cars are hard to work on but the Web based tools available today can help reduce the pain.
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Auto scanner reviews from a mechanic that uses them. See pictures and feature comparisons of the least expensive and most popular scanners.
A bad transmission torque converter can cause engine stalling or transmission problems. See inside one and learn how this fluid coupler works.
Mass airflow sensor problems can turn on the check engine light. They can also cause a variety of other symptoms before the light is turned on.
Ford rear brakes and what to check when performing a brake job. See Information from a service bulletin about premature wear of the rear shoes.
Learn about the Ford cruise control recall. The largest Recall in Ford history? This is an In-depth article with links to more information.
Review Ford abs light common problems. See how mechanics diagnose and repair common failures that can turn on the abs light on any vehicle.
Common automotive air conditioning electrical problems discussed. Mechanic explains why some AC problems can be solved without new parts.
Build a model car engine from the ground up. Scale car engine is 22 inches long and weighs 3 pounds. It is the same model I built as a kid.
O2 sensor codes are often misdiagnosed and good oxygen sensors replaced. Master mechanic gives you an example where o2 codes lead to a cheap repair.
Electronic transmission controls can simplify diagnosis of problems. See how the transmission control module can tell you what failed inside.
A cylinder leakage test can tell you what is wrong with the car engine. Car mechanic shows you how it is done and what the results indicate.
See why auto repair safety has no quitting time. Veteran mechanic talks about focusing on safely performing do it yourself car repairs.
Understanding automotive electrical terms makes diagnosis easier. Master mechanic defines voltage, amps and ohms to aid in auto electrical system repair.
Car steering parts are often up sold at auto repair shops during an alignment special. Learn how to determine when front end car parts need replacement.