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The Way To Effectively Tackle Your First Big Auto Repair Job As you now realize how to change oil inside your car, you may wish to undertake


a greater auto repair task. Oftentimes, car enthusiasts choose to require a DIY procedure for car repair not just as being a hobby, but as a way to spend less. If your car keeps breaking down and you will barely afford the parts to fix it, there's no way you can pay for professional labor. Prior to tackle a big repair job, check out some of the expert consultancy below! Research First You can't take apart your car and aspire to put it back together again should you don't know every one of the parts. Unless you do have a unusual vehicle, it is simple to get ahold of any aftermarket manual for your model and make. These manuals are extremely useful when you are identifying the parts of the car and how they can be created. Along with, there are simple to follow diagrams that can simplify the method. Apart from a physical manual, check out Internet forums for help. Odds are, somewhere on earth, someone has recently asked a similar questions as you may. If you feel stuck or you have a specific problem you can't wrap your head around, post around the forums and inquire! Clear Workspace Area Working on a car takes far more space than some people would estimate. You may think your garage has ample room, but you might be set for a rude surprise when you begin the repair. It's better to clear lots of space and set up up a workspace without additional clutter to make your career easier. Repair Needs Time It's essential to recognize that auto repair takes significant amounts of some time and perseverance. When the vehicle you want to repair can be your only ride to function, setup a carpool using a friend or find alternative transportation before you take your car or truck out from commission. Expect to make plenty of trips to some home improvement center and wait around for your vehicle parts into the future in, which could all devote some time. Keep Organized It's very easy to take something apart, but it really can be a nightmare to get it back together again. In case you have many nuts, bolts, and washers you're removing out of your car, it can feel like a hopeless task to not forget the way all goes together. Prior to taking your car apart, have a photograph of how the various components look when properly installed. Once you've done that, label everything having a white pen whilst keeping them properly sorted in either plastic baggies or old egg cartons. You could have lots of enthusiasm for auto repair, but be sure to do your homework first, clear enough workspace, and keep everything properly labeled. Many novice mechanics have discovered that finding the time to make a checklist will also help come up with a realm of difference! Should you stay organized and go in depth, it will be easy to correctly repair the first car.





FAQ's Auto Repair

I Have A 1993 Toyota 4Runner And The Hoeses On The Radiator Build Pressure?
The Hoses Build So Much Pressure That They Blow Off I Asked About This Earlyer But For Got To Say That The Hoses Blow Off Because Of The Pressure What Could Be The Reason For This

Head Gasket is probabley the most probabe cause.
I have seen them go before and they pump Exhaust into the coolent causing alot of PSI blowing hoses and cracking radiators.

Insurance Regulations - Auto Collision Repair?
I Am Trying To Have Some Front End Damage Repaired On My 03 Corolla. I Have A $500 Dollar Deductible And The Estimate Is For A Little Over $900. I Have A Friend Who Has The Knowledge And Ability To Repair The Auto (12 Years In The Industry) And He Is Willing To Do The Repairs Without Me Paying The Deductible. What Can I Expect From The Insurance Company. Will They Allow Him To Do It? Will They Accept Aftermarket Parts? What Type Of Final Inspection Will They Require? Will I Be Able To Accomplish This Utililzing My Friend. I Have No Doubt He Can Do A Satisfactory Job But Will The Insurance Company Work With Me. I Know The Rules Probably Vary From Company To Company But Any General Advice On How To Approach Them Or What To Expect Will Be Appreciated.

If the estimate is for 900$ and you have a 500$ deductible, the insurance check is only going to be around 400$. For that kind of money, the insurance company isn't going to care if you get the car repaired or not. They are only to pay for the loss. If your friend can do it for 400$ let him. And if the car is paid for, the insurance company will make the check out directly to you. They CANNOT tell you where to take the car to have the repairs done or what parts to use. This is called steering work and it is illegal. If they tell you they won't guarantee the parts or labor, tell them to shove it because it's not their place to do that.

Why Is My Car Still Overheating?!?
Ok I Have A 1993 Toyota Camry V6 Xle Automatic The Problem Is I Have Overheating Problems With It And I Still Cant Find The Problem Why? - Ive Replaced My Car With A Whole New Radiator After I Found A Crack On Top Of My Old One. - I Replaced A Whole New Thermostat To It Too ( Its A Failsafe One) And Some People Are Telling Me I Dont Need It Because I Live In Central California And Its Not Necessary Because Its Summer Time Ususally Needed For Winter Time. Basically Theyre Telling Me It S An Option To Have The Thermostat Or Not.And They Also Said That Its Just Blocking The Water From Flowing Right. But When I Stopped By Autozone One Of The Workers Told Me Its A Mandatory Piece To Have For My Car Because Thats Whats Going To Prevent It From Overheating And Its What Keeps The Flow Of The Water Going.So Whats The Proper Way Of Installing That? - Ive Replaced Oil Filter..My Spark Plugs..Better Gas Lol. - Also My Car Kinda Jerks When Im Accelerating It And My Gears Are Shifting Wrong And Slow. Sometimes When Im At A Stoplight My Car Starts To Shake Seeming Like It Dont Know What To Choose To Which Gear To Stay At Cuz You Can Clearly See It Going Back And Fourth From First To Second And Once It Has Done That Itll Just Completely Shut Off The I Have To Put It In Park And Turn It Back On As If It Were A Stick Shift Lol Idk,... - Can It Be My Timing That Can Cause My Overheating? - Do You Know Where Exactly Are My Head Gaskets On Top And Under My Car? Do I Have To Remove Any Parts Do Get To The Head Gaskets? Thanks And Let Me Know What You Think Is Wrong With My Car I Need Help Asap!! :) Thanks

It sounds like a fuel delivery problem.

The jerking while accelerating and high temp might be caused by a clogged fuel filter. This will cause a lean condition, and running lean is a dangerous condition for your engine. This will cause high NOx gases to form due to high combustion temp.

Have your fuel pressure tested at the fuel rail, and on the intake side if a new fuel filter doesn't work. You might need a new fuel pump as well.

How Much Would This Car Repair Cost?
Recently Got Into An Accident And My Insurance Company Says That It Is Probably A Total Loss Based On The Photos I Sent Them. Ill Find Out In A Few Days Once It'S Looked At But I'M Just Wondering People'S Opinions/Experiences On How Much It Would Cost If They Say Its Not Totaled. My Drivers Side Headlight Is Smashed In And All Around It As Well. The Drivers Side On The Right In Front Of The Door (Fender? Idk Stuff About Cars Lol) Is Dented As Well, Making It So That I Can Only Open The Door Part Way. It'S Not Pretty. Still Drivable And Works. Thanks For Any Advice!

It really doesn't take much to total a Neon! A car is determined to be totaled when the cost to repair exceeds (usually) 80% of it's value. With the high cost of body work now, a small fender bender can do that!

I bought my daughter a salvage (totaled) 2000 Neon in 2003 for $600. I repaired it and painted it as well for another $600. There wasn't enough damage for the state to "brand" the title as salvaged by the inspector, so it carries a clean title.

In 2011, she was rear ended by a Lexus, and once again the insurance wanted to total the car. I helped her fight that, got around a $1600 settlement, and I put a new bumper re bar and a used bumper cover on it, and also had to pull the trunk panel about an inch or two, and once again she is still riding! Only paint work was the bumper cover. Total repair cost was less than $100!

If YOU caused the accident, it will be more difficult to negotiate with your own insurance company, but it can be done. Get some quotes from some independent shops if you want to fight with them.

If you show you can have the repairs done at less than 80% to 90% of the book value, you may get to keep it.

White Smoke Coming From Tail Pipe.?
Ok White Smoke Coming From My Car. There Is No Over Heating And All Of The Fluid Levels Look To Be Good. I Checked The Oil And It Looks Very Much Normal, No Chocolate Milky Look Like I Have Been Told To Look For In Case It May Be A Head Gasket. There Is A Possibility That I Put Some Bad Gas In It (Water Logged Or Stihl) From My Gas Tank That I Have Outside But The Car Has Been Doing This For 5 Days Now And Have Put 20 Dollars Of Gas In It In Which I Think It Would Have Already Filtered Out By Now. There Is One Possible Other Explanation And That Is I Haven'T Changed My Oil In A Pretty Good While And It May Be That Smoking But It Doesn'T Look Bluish Color Like Oil Should Look When It Burns. The Smoking Mostly Occurs During Initial Start Up And Lasts 30 Seconds At Most. It Is Alot Of Smoke At First But Dies Down Completely After 30 Or So Seconds. Periodically Through Out The Day There Is Absolutely No Smoke, Sometimes Alot, And Sometimes In Between. There Is Absolutely No Performance Problems, Every Once In A While There Is A Little Slow Start Up But Its A 1996 Toyota Camry. Was Wondering If You Guys Know What May Be Going On. Any Help Would Be Great.

doesnt sound good to me sounds like water in the gas chambers or where u gas goes, i would have them change the fuel tank

Can A 1963 Impala Coupe With A Base Crate 350 And A 350 Transmission Beat 0-60 In 8 Seconds?
If So Whats A Rough Estimate Of Its 0-60 Times? Would It Be Tough Competition For Rice Rocket 4 Cylinder Cars With Fwd?

MAYBE on your under 8 seconds 0-60. Depends mostly on rear gear, tires and traction. It won't be much competition for anything newer though


Also depends on what "base" crate engine your talking about
10067353 195 HP $1500 goodwrench that use to be sold as a "260" HP engine, which it will make 260 HP with a alum high raise dual plane intake, 600-670 cfm 4bbl, headers, etc.
12499529 290 HP $2000

The '63 Impala is no featherweight. It tips the scales at around 3700 lbs

3700 LBS plus say a 175 lbs driver with a 260 HP net rated engine, with no tire spin will put you in the 15.0's @ 89 mph in the 1/4 mile

With 3.73 gears, drag radial tires, slapper bars, etc It could pull off around a 6.8 to 7.4 0-60 mph time

That's about the 1/4 mile times of the stock mid to late 80's camaros and mustangs

Just to give you some info on other cars times..

1994 Acura Integra LS 0-60 mph 7.5 Quarter mile 15.8
2002 Acura 3.2TL Type S 0-60 mph 6.1 Quarter mile 14.6
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 0-60 mph 8.2 Quarter mile 15.9
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged 0-60 mph 6.0 Quarter mile 14.2
2005 Chevy Cobalt LS Sedan (Auto) 0-60 mph 8.3 Quarter mile 16.4
1999 Honda Accord Coupe LX (V6) 0-60 mph 7.3 Quarter mile 15.6
2004 Honda Accord EX Coupe (V6 Manual) 0-60 mph 5.8 Quarter mile 14.3
1999 Honda Civic Si 0-60 mph 7.1 Quarter mile 15.5
2006 Honda Civic Si 0-60 mph 6.6 Quarter mile 14.9
1999 Honda Prelude 0-60 mph 6.7 Quarter mile 15.2
1993 Mazda RX-7 0-60 mph 5.4 Quarter mile 13.8
2002 Mazda RX-8 0-60 mph 6.3 Quarter mile 14.8
2005 Toyota 4 Runner 0-60 mph 7.1 Quarter mile 15.5
1997 Toyota Camry CE (V6) 0-60 mph 6.9 Quarter mile 15.3


For that weight car, you need more power to go faster. Cool thing is with a chevy 350, HP is cheap and easy. Take that $1500 350, spend $1000 on mods to it and have real close to 400 HP

Set of used vortec heads, fel pro 1094 head gaskets, performer or performer rpm intake, 214/226@.050" or so cam, long tube headers, dual 2.25" pipes, good flowing mufflers, 600 cfm carb, summit $90 HEI dizzy, and your at 375 HP or so.

I just picked up a set of 062 casting vortec heads, edelbrock performer vortec intake, comp cams 1.6 ratio roller tip self alinging rockers and chrome center bolt valve covers for $350 off craigslist today (had to drive 45 miles each way to go get them)

Something like that, with a set of $35 valve springs, $150 cam and lifter set, $75 in gaskets

That swap to vortec heads and a cam like I mentioned would bump compression from 8.5:1 to 9.95:1 and put you around 375 HP,

375 HP with traction in your 3875 lbs total weight impala would put you in the 13.30's @ 101 mph 1/4 mile times.

And that would be low to mid 5 seconds 0-60 mph with traction