Have you locked yourself out of your car? Well, as long as you have a shoelace, you may be able to get back in.
The 2010 Toyota 4Runner comes with a feature called Active Trac or A-TRAC. A-TRAC traction control has the traction benefit of locking front and rear differentials, but with less weight. The ABS (anti-lock braking system) will automatically brake a slipping wheel. This will provide extra torque so that wheels with more traction can continue to push the car along. This automatic feature works seamlessly and the driving experience is not hindered in any way. However, the driver can turn this on...
In this tutorial, we learn how to bypass the kickstand safety switch on a motorcycle. If you have broke your kickstand switch, you can easily bypass it while you are on the road so you can set your bike. All you need to do this is a piece of electric tape. If you don't have this on your bike, the vehicle will completely turn off while it's in use. To do this, unplug the switch that is the kickstand safety switch. There will be two electrical tabs in this, stick a screwdriver in them to remove...
Ever lock your keys in your car? In this how-to video, find out how to safely get into your car if you lock your keys inside, just using a pole and wooden wedge. Don't call a locksmith, that's going to cost you a fortune and might take a long time too. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to break into a car.
Assuring A Proper Repair When Welding Vehicle Sheet Metal Any weld that is performed on a vehicle requires certain steps to assure a proper repair. For example, weld-through-primer must be applied to the welded surface being welded; corrosion protection must be applied to the back side of the welded area, etc. In this article we are going to discuss why fiberglass is required for auto body repair.
RichPin shows how to identify a rear axle on a Jeep Grand Cherokee to determine the correct replacement part. The first thing to do is to identify the axle by cleaning the fill plug on the back cover. Look at the inscription of the plug to find out the style of the rear end. In this example, Rich has a "Dana" style rear end. To determine if it is a 35 or 44 Dana, look at the web area to the right of the plug to locate the number. The two steps outlined in this video allow you to identify the ...
In order to repair a trunk that won't open, you will need the following: a screw driver. You will need to climb into your trunk, through the back seat. Remove the back seat. Pull the emergency release. Remove the trunk lock. Unscrew it. Look for anomalies. Bent screws could be the cause. You will need to repair any broken parts or replace them, if you decide not to replace the entire lock. Reinstall the lock in the trunk.
Ever drive a friend's car? Maybe a rental? Then you've probably found yourself in a very frustrating situation when you realize you need some gas. Heck, it probably even happens to you in your own car sometimes.
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.
Got a dent in your car? Joe Kelley and Greg Swanson show you how to get it out with a hair dryer and a can of compressed air. See how easy it is to remove minor vehicle dents without going to a shop.
Nothing about living in a snowy climate is easy, but life with a snowy, frozen car doesn't have to be the worst part of your day. With a few clever hacks and some anti-weather tactics, you can fight off frozen windshields, icy locks, and even stubborn car doors, while keeping your car running smooth all winter. 1. Deice Your Car Locks in Seconds
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.
There's been a lot in the news lately about tracking devices, and it's been pretty much all bad. They can be useful if your car gets stolen, but if you weren't the person who installed it, chances are you don't want it there. Just type "GPS tracking device" into Google and on any given day you'll find an article about someone who got busted by one of these things. Even if you don't have to worry about getting into trouble, you still don't want people following you. Here's how to make sure you...
With all the little gadgets people carry around these days, those little cigarette lighter outlets just don't cut it for in-car power sources anymore. Unfortunately, that's often the only option our cars and trucks come with.
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.
Can't get your door open? Could be the door latch cable. This video will help you install a new door latch cable in your Ford F150, F250, F350, or Bronco pickup truck (1980-1997).
The Mercury Mariner, Ford Escape, and Mazda Tribute are the exact same car with different skins, so what works on one works exactly the same on the others. Watch this video to learn how to replace the rack and pinion steering gears on any of these cars.
If you own a Saturn S-series and keep getting the code P0404 and your check engine light is on, you probably need to perform an EGR cleaning. This is actually a commong problem with soem cars and can be taken care of easily wthout having to go to the mechanic. This video will show you how to clean it properly and use the right materials for the job. You might want to wear gloves and protective eyewear when cleaning an EGR. So good luck, pay attention, and enjoy!
There's nothing wrong with driving an older car, but one problem that a lot of people run into is that as mobile devices get more advanced, it gets harder and harder to use them in vehicles made more than a few years ago. There are several ways around this, like installing a dash-mounted iPod Nano or putting a smartphone dock in your ashtray.
To change the transmission fluid on a Honda Civic, you will need a good rug, a drip pan, 10 quarts of transmission fluid, a funnel and a ratchet wrench. First, remove the dipstick to release the pressure on the liquid. Then, remove the drain plug with the ratchet wrench. You may need to bang on the bolt with a cheater bar to loosen it. Drain the fluid into the pan. Then replace the drain plug until it is hand tight. Use the ratchet wrench to tighten the drain plug. Clean up the excess transmi...
A car is stolen every 33 seconds in the United States, and from that, the percentage of vehicles recovered in the first day is a whopping 52 percent. Over the next week, that number rises to around 79 percent, but after those initial seven days are up, it's unlikely the vehicle will be found.
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!
Instead of paying to have someone else do it, learn how to flush your auto transmission fluid in less than 10 minutes by following this tutorial. Unknown to most people, is the fact that draining your transmission from the bottom, only removes about half of the fluid, while the rest remains. This tutorial shows how to do a complete flush. First, find out how much transmission fluid your vehicle needs by reading the owner's manual. You will also find out what type of product you need to use. R...
In this video, we learn how to replace a serpentine belt on a Chevrolet Aveo. Start off by turning the passengers side wheel to the right and raising your car so you can get underneath it. Now, remove the nuts and bolts that are underneath the belt so you can get to it. When you see the belt, remove it with tools and slide the belt off. Now replace the old belt with the new one and tighten the tension on the belt again. Make sure it's in all the grooves correctly, then reinstall all the parts...
In this 15-part video guide, you'll learn how to retrieve keys locked inside a car, use tools to unlock a car without a key, and prevent car theft, taught by an expert locksmith.
It is never a good sign when the 'check engine' light comes up on your dashboard. In this tutorial, learn how to reset the light if it is not functioning properly. If you have already fixed the engine issue and wish to reset the warning light on your Saturn S-Series, this video will show you how quick and easy it is to do so.
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.
Want to replace the lower ball joint on your two-wheel Ford F150? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this repair video can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in about 13 minutes. For all of the details, and to get started yourself, take a look!
Before you begin, take note that this Mitsubishi engine is an interference engine, so damage will occur if this procedure is not done correctly. In this two-part tutorial, you'll see the process for replacing the timing belt on a 1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT with a 3.0L quad cam engine. This will show you the way to do it without expensive tools to hold the cams in place.
Does your car A/C make a horrible smell when it's on? The most likely culprit is a clogged air conditioning drain. Fortunately for you, all you need to fix the problem are jackstands and a ballpoint pen. This video will show you how to combine the two to clean your drain and get your air conditioning back to cooling well and smelling good.
This video will show you how to repair and fix a broken wire using different butt connectors and also a wire tie.
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...
How to replace a headlight bulb on a 1997-2003 Pontiac Grand Prix and many other GM Vehicles which have a 9007 single bulb for high and low beams.
In this automotive maintenance guide, we learn how to lubricate the slide-out mechanism on a slide-out recreational vehicle. For all of the details, including full, step-by-step instructions, and for more advice on how to maintain your slide-out RV, take a look.
Step 1: Here is a video on how to replace the oil pan on a Pontiac Grand Prix with the 3.8l engine. This process is the same for any wbody vehicle like the Chevy Impala, Monte Carlo, Buick Regal with the GM 3800 Series II or Series III engine supercharged or naturally aspirated.
In this video you will learn how to make a basic paper hot air balloon . Great for kids and a nice way to pass your time with them.
In this video we will show you how to install a new set of headlights into your 02-07 Chevy Silverado.
Hyundai is finally getting the respect it has long deserved as automaker, and their Sonata mainstream sedan is more popular than ever before. In this video you'll learn how to replace the rear brake pads and rotors on a Hyundai Sonata quickly and easily.
After seeing many posts online about dry ice removing car dents, we put it to the test. It worked pretty well. The heat versus cold forces the panel of the car to constrict and suck out the dent. This is great for avoiding ridiculous costs of auto paint and auto body repair companies. DIY dent repair is as cheap as buying some dry ice. You can also look into using canned air (Dust Off) as it has a similar effect.
In this video we will show you how to replace the headlights and bulbs in your 05-07 Chevy Silverado.