The Way To Effectively Tackle The Initial Big Auto Repair Job Now that you understand how to change oil with your car, you may wish to take on
a much bigger auto repair task. Oftentimes, car enthusiasts decide to require a DIY approach to car repair not just like a hobby, but as a means to save cash. When your car keeps wearing down and you can barely pay for the parts to correct it, there's no way you can pay for professional labor. Before you decide to tackle a major repair job, take a look at a few of the expert advice below! Research First You can't take apart your vehicle and want to place it together again again when you don't know all of the parts. Unless there is a very rare vehicle, you can actually get ahold of your aftermarket manual for the make and model. These manuals can be really useful when you are identifying the various components of your own car and how they can be come up with. Along with, there are really easy to follow diagrams that could simplify the process. In addition to a physical manual, look for Internet forums for help. Odds are, somewhere worldwide, someone has asked a similar questions while you. If you are stuck or you will have a specific problem you can't wrap your face around, post about the forums and ask! Clear Workspace Area Concentrating on an auto takes considerably more space than some people would estimate. It may seem your garage has ample room, but you might be in for a rude surprise as soon as you begin the repair. It's best to clear lots of space and set up a workspace without additional clutter to help make your job easier. Repair Will Take Time It's vital that you understand that auto repair takes quite a lot of efforts and perseverance. In case the vehicle you want to repair can be your only ride to work, setup a carpool by using a friend or find alternative transportation prior to taking your vehicle out of commission. Be prepared to make a lot of trips to your home improvement store and watch for your automobile parts to come in, which can all take time. Keep Organized It's easy to take something apart, but it really can become a nightmare to place it together again again. When you have a large number of nuts, bolts, and washers you're removing from the car, it might feel as if a hopeless task to remember the actual way it all goes together. Prior to taking your automobile apart, have a photograph of how the various components look when properly installed. Once you've done that, label everything having a white pen while keeping them properly sorted in either plastic baggies or old egg cartons. You might have a good amount of enthusiasm for auto repair, but make sure you seek information first, clear enough workspace, while keeping everything properly labeled. Many novice mechanics have also found that making the effort to produce a checklist can also help produce a arena of difference! If you stay organized and go step-by-step, it will be easy to correctly repair your first car.
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FAQ's Auto Repair
Why Does My 97 Ford Contour Shake?
When At A Stop
It sounds like your engine is not firing on all cylinders. Is the check engine light glowing? If so, the problem could be a vacuum leak, bad fuel injector, bad spark plug or back spark plug wire, or something more serious (burnt valve, bad head gasket or damaged piston). It could be a timing belt that has slipped on it's cog.
The best thing to do is attatch a OBD2 diagnostic tool to the ODB2 port under the instrument panel and read the trouble code. Many auto parts stores will let you borrow a code scanner. Plug in in, turn the ignition switch to the"On" position without strating the engine, and read the code. The clerk at the auto parts store will be able to tell you what the code means, and he/she will be happy to sell you parts that may correct the problem.
Is There Any Hope For My 1988 V6 Toyota Truck With Oil In The Radiator?
I Have A 3.0 V6 Toyota Truck That Has About 250,000 Miles On It. About 5 Years Ago, I Found Oil In The Radiator. I Haven'T Gotten It Looked At Yet But I Assume That It Might Be A Blown Headgasket. Is There Any Hope Of Getting It Fixed Under The Old Headgasket Recall Or Is There A Way To Get It Fixed Cheap. I Really Would Love To Get It Up And Running Again. I Love That Truck.
If you go to an auto shop ask them yo look up on all data if there is for sure a recall on the headgasket. Half the stuff you read on the internet is people misinformed all data is a peogram for mechanics which gets info straight from different auto makers. If it is a recall bring it to a toyota dealership now matter how old or how many miles they must honor the recall.good luck with your truck.
Milky brown deffinitly sounds like a head gasket
Wrecked Toyota Camry?
Someone Hit Me During The Ice Storm Here And It'S Going To Cost $2600 Something To Fix It. The Frame Is Shifted To The Driver Side. I Was Hit Behind The Back Passenger Side Wheel And It Kinda Shoved My Trunk And Everything Over. My Trunk Closes And Latches But Still Sticks Up.
I Found A Toyota Camry, Same Year, Xle, Mine Is An Le. The Problem With It Is That It Has A Blown Head Gasket. Would I Be Better Off Buying The Toyota With The Blown Head Gasket And Putting My Motor And Transmission From My Old Car In That Car? Is There Much Of A Risk Doing That? What Else Could Go Wrong With The Car With The Head Gasket That Would Cause Me To Spend More Money Doing That Than Trying To Fix My Banged Up Camry?
I'M In Major Need Of Your Alls Help/Advice.
Thanks To All That Respond!
if frame is bent best just to give it up and sure it might be easier to go with a motor swap and repairing the damage but price wil be about same
I Need A Smog Check!?
I'M Getting A Smog Check On My 98 Toyota Truck. Should I Change The Oil Before I Take It In? Would It Make A Difference?
The oil change wont have anything to do with the smog test. If your check engine light is on, or if it was on and you recently had it turned off without repairing what was wrong, you will fail, period. If your check engine light has been off for a while and is still off, you will pass. All they do is hook a code reader/scanner and see if the light is on, or if it was recently on.
I Have 77 Montecarlo In California Need Smog Test?
The 1977 Monte Carlo will not be California smog compliant if it has the 305 engine and 2-barrel carburetor because, while that engine is emission compliant in 49 states, it is underpowered for the weight of the vehicle and only the 1977 Monte Carlo with the 350 engine and 4-barrel carburetor was California smog compliant. If your 77 Monte has the 350 engine and 4-barrel carburetor then look at the vehicle emission control information sticker on the upper radiator support to see if it is California compliant. The sticker will indicate if it conforms to California regulations. If it does not then the only thing you will need to change is the catalytic converter because it will need a California compliant catalytic converter. Then if all the components of the emission system which is standard equipment on the 77 Monte Carlo (the air pump -- aka smog pump, the air pump check valve, the heat riser, the heat riser actuator, the heat riser duct hose to the air cleaner, the EGR valve, the PCV valve, and the EVAP vapor canister) is operating as it should and the engine has good compression and is in good tune then it will pass the California smog test. And if you brought the car into California from out of state and it has the 305 engine and 2-barrel carburetor which is 49 state emission compliant, or if you have the 350 engine and 4-barrel carburetor but it does not have a California compliant catalytic converter, it might still pass the California smog test if the standard equipment 49 state emission components are intact and the emissions meet federal standards. I don't know how true it is because I am not familiar with California regulations, but I have been told by sources in California that if the vehicle was designed that way by the manufacturer and it is a used vehicle and you bring it into California that they will test it according to the standard emissions equipment it was manufactured with and pass it and transfer the registration if the emissions meet federal standards. According to what I have been told they just do not allow new vehicles into the state if they are not California emissions compliant. But don't take what I was told as the gospel truth because, like I said, I am not familiar with California regulations and I really don't know for sure if that is true.
1996 Toyota Camry Le 4 Cyl Won'T Start. Why?
Here Are The Facts:
1. For A While, I Needed To Change The Head Gasket Because It Was Cracked And Leaking Oil In And Out Of The Engine. It Was Like That For A Month Or Two. I Got It Changed As Well As The Pcv Valve.
2. My Friend Told Me That My Fresh Air Intake Hose Was Severely Cracked And Need To Be Repaired Or Replaced.
3. For The Entire Month Of May, If I Left My Car In The Rain It Would Not Run Properly. It Would Start Up But As Soon As I Got To A Light Or Stop Sign (Basically Braked Under 15 Mph) The Check Engine Light Would Come On As Well Has The Backlight Light. Battery Light, And Oil Light And The Car Would Stop And I Wouldn'T Be Able To Turn The Steering Wheel Without Putting A Lot Of Effort Into It.
4. When I Tried To Take It To The Repair Shop, The Darn Thing Wouldn'T Even Start. Now The Only Way To Start It Is To Have My Foot On The Gas As I Crank It Up, But It Dies Soon After It Starts Up. While It'S Dead The Rpm Meter Will Jump Between 0 And 1.
Does Anyone Have An Idea Of What'S Wrong With My Car?
i think it,s best to book a tow truck to the garage