Car Engine Maintenance

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clutch master cylinder device
7 Signs of a Bad Clutch Master Cylinder

Look for these key indicators.

Exhaust pipe on the back of a car
Symptoms of an Exhaust Leak in Your Car Engine

Strange smells, smoke, or liquid can indicate danger.

PCV valve in a car engine
What Is a PCV Valve and How Do You Replace One?

It's also known as a crankcase breather.

gear shift linkage in a
How to Adjust a Vehicle’s Shift Linkage

You might have to adjust your shift cables.

leaking coolant reservoir
What to Do When the Coolant Reservoir is Overflowing or Damaged

If it's just a cracked container, you can fix it yourself.

A half full clutch master cylinder reservoir.
Low Clutch Fluid Symptoms

Checking for low clutch fluid with a dipstick is easy; however, there are other signs of low fluid you might see while driving.

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How to Replace a Vapor Canister Purge Valve

The vapor canister purge valve is an integral part of the EVAP system, but it is also prone to malfunction over time. But what exactly is a vapor canister purge valve, how does it affect the performance of an EVAP system, and how can you replace a malfunctioning valve?

An exhaust pipe.
Easy Tips and Tools for Cutting an Exhaust Pipe at Home

This can be done safely and easily with the right materials.

How Long Do Glow Plugs Last in a Diesel Car?

Do you know when you need to replace the glow plugs in your car…and if they’re already due?

An oil pressure gauge in a car's instrument panel.
4 Warning Signs of a Bad Oil Pressure Sending Unit

A bad oil pressure sending unit will give false oil pressure readings. Learn what to check for so you know what to repair.

gloved hands replacing clutch cylinder
How to Repair and Replace a Clutch Master Cylinder

A faulty clutch cylinder is a safety issue.

An engine block
How Effective Are Head Gasket Sealers?

Engine block sealer can be an affordable temporary fix.

hands holding spraying fuel valve in engine
5 Signs of a Faulty Cold Start Injector

Check these if you're having trouble starting in the cold.

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5 Signs of a Bad Transmission Pump

Ignoring these can get expensive fast.

car engine crankshaft pulley
How to Remove and Replace a Crankshaft Pulley

With the right tools, you can do this in an hour or two.

car engine valves
Engine Valves: What They Are and How to Free a Stuck Valve

Stuck engine valves can cause numerous issues.

U-joint on vehicle driveshaft
5 Signs of a Bad U-Joint

Ignoring these can be costly and dangerous.

A man looks at a car's engine.
How to Rebuild a Small Engine

A small engine has many of the same parts as a larger engine.

an overheating car engine
How to Troubleshoot an Overheating Engine

Don't let a small issue cause serious damage.

Car engine on a white background.
How to Remove Starter Bolts

Starter bolts secure the starter in place.

hydraulic engine oil pump
How to Remove an Engine Oil Pump

An engine oil pump pushes oil through the motor.

A white car on a white background.
How to Perform a Hydraulic Pressure Test

A hydraulic pressure test gauges hydraulic pressure.

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How to Lengthen the Charge on Your Golf Cart Motor

You can add batteries to many models.

Intake manifold in an engine
How to Install an Intake Manifold

Cut the mechanic out of the equation.

Gaskets on a white background.
How to Change an Exhaust Manifold Gasket

It's a DIY project many can do.

clutch fluid reservoir
How to Change Clutch Fluid

You don't need to visit a mechanic if your clutch won't fully engage.

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Is It Time For a Tune-up Yet?

It's been a couple of years since you had the car tuned up but it still seems to be running fine.

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How to Replace a Car's Axle Boot

Replacing a car axle boot is not a very difficult task.

A car on the road.
Tips for Maintaining a Gear Pump

A gear pump pumps fluids.

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Tuning Up and Caring for Your Car's Engine

It's important that your car have a major tune up every other year or 35,000 miles.

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Improving Engine Performance with a Short Ram Intake System

A simple and economical way to improve engine performance is by a short ram intake system.

Car engine
How to Locate the Electronic Control Unit in Your Car

Like locating a brain in a human, with less fluid involved.

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How a Hydraulic Cylinder Works

Most of us are familiar with equipment that is operated by hydraulics.

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How a Gear Pump Works

A hydraulic gear pump is a component on your vehicle that is used to pump hydraulic fluid.

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Can I Put Brake Fluid in my Transmission to Stop the Fluid from Leaking?

Adding brake fluid to your transmission is a bad idea.

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What to Know When Adding a Radiator Cleaner to Your Car's Radiator

A radiator cleaner can be a major help to your car's radiator.

A car engine.
How to Prevent Car Overheating

An overheated engine is prone to cracks.

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How to Rebuild a Hydraulic Pump

If your car's master brake cylinder becomes defective, it can cause many problems.

oil pan off of a car
4 Oil Pan Replacement Tips

Prepare for your oil plan replacement with a few tips.

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How to Locate a Radiator Fan Switch

A radiator fan switch regulates the cooling system of a vehicle. If you are encountering problems with

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How do manual and automatic transmissions respond to too much transmission fluid?

If you overfill your car's transmission fluid there is only one result possible, you will foul the engine.

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5 Tips for Improving Diesel MPG

If you are concerned about improving the diesel mpg of your vehicle, read this.

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How to Replace a Dual Battery Switch

When it comes to having fun on a boat, the dual battery switch has a lot to do with it.