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How to Troubleshoot a Clutch Pedal Sticking to the Floor
Clutch pedals in manual cars stay on the floor if there's a failed clutch release bearing, slave cylinder, clutch master cylinder, or clutch linkage.
How to Troubleshoot a Car That Makes Clunking Noises Over Bumps
Cars that make clunking noises as they drive over bumps may have worn struts or leaf spring shackles, or damaged control arms or shock absorbers.
How to Troubleshoot a Clicking or Popping Sound in Car Wheels
Car wheels make popping or clicking noises due to faulty CV joints, worn struts or drive belts, loose hubcaps, cupped tires, or loose suspension.
How Long Does a Timing Belt Last?
The timing belt on your vehicle is responsible for coordinating the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft so the valves in your engine open and close at the right times, and...
How to Troubleshoot a Surge Caused by Car Air Conditioning
Car air conditioning can cause a surge in the car engine if belt have slipped, the throttle body is faulty, or the idle control valve needs replacing.
How to Prevent Car Doors From Freezing Shut
Frozen car doors are a disaster if you're in a rush. Replace door gaskets, clean the door frame, and protect your door locks to fix frozen car doors.
How to Troubleshoot a Car That Won't Turn Off
If your car won't turn off, inspect the power relay, idle speed, ignition timing, and spark plugs. Using premium fuel may help but isn't a solution.
How to Troubleshoot a Car That Shudders When Turning
If your car steering wheel shakes or shudders when turning, it could be the tires, power steering, or steering damper.
How to Test a Starter Solenoid
Starter solenoids are attached to the starter. Test the solenoid with jump cables - when the solenoid fails, the car starter needs to be replaced.
How to Troubleshoot Car Overheating Causes
Car overheating can be caused by low coolant, a faulty radiator fans, a broken serpentine belt, or a stuck thermostat. Stop driving an overheated car.
How to Troubleshoot a Car that Nose Dives When Braking
Cars nose dive when the suspension is faulty. Inspect the car brake system, test the shocks and struts, and do a bounce test to diagnose the cause.
How To Troubleshoot a Car That Makes a Whining Noise When In Gear
Whining is a common car noise that cars make when being shifted from gear to gear. Test your car in different gears and check the fluids.
Which Filters in My Car Can Be Cleaned Vs. Replaced?
Car filters clean the air and fluids in your car interior and engine. You can clean the air filter, but you always have to replace the oil filter.
How to Troubleshoot a Car That Makes a Loud Screeching Sound When it Starts
Cars make a screeching sound when serpentine belts slip or crack. Lubricate car belts or have them replaced to fix the screeching noise.
How to Troubleshoot a Car Pulling to One Side
If your car pulls to the left or leans to one side, check that your tires are all the same size, suspension parts are even, and if springs are bent.
How to Troubleshoot a Car That is Hard to Start
"Car not starting" is a common complaint among car owners and is caused by faulty car batteries, spark plugs, car starter, or fuel pump.
How to Troubleshoot a Car That Has Extra Bounce or Sway
Bounce or sway while driving a car can be caused by faulty struts, shocks, or worn out tires. Check and inflate car tires to begin the diagnosis.
How to Troubleshoot a Car That Doesn't Respond to The Gas Pedal
Car gas pedals control the speed of the car. Inspect the throttle and pedal first, then the fuel filter and fuel pump if the pedal doesn't respond.
How to Tighten Lug Nuts
Lug nuts, or wheel locks, hold the wheel onto the car. Missing lug nuts can cause the car to wobble so it's important to keep lug nuts tight.
How to Replace an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve
The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve can cause drivability problems if it fails and should be replaced to avoid engine performance issues.
How to Choose a Hybrid Car With 5 Doors
Hybrid cars are fuel-efficient as they use both gas and electricity. Hybrid hatchbacks and SUVs that have 5 doors offer more cargo and passenger room.
How to Check Your Car Brake Lights
Car brake lights are essential for driving safely. Check the brake lights and brake fuses regularly to keep the brake system working well.
How to Replace a Turn Signal / Hazard Flasher
Turn signals and hazard flashers are essential for safe driving. Hazard lights and turn signals use the same bulbs and need to be replaced together.
How to Replace a Tailgate Locking Assembly
The tailgate locking assembly controls the lock and can be activated from a key fob or the driver lock controls.
Should I Lift Up My Wiper Blades Before a Snowstorm?
It's a good idea to lift up your car wiper blades before it snows. If you don't, you could get a burnt out window wiper motor or bent wiper arms.