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The Way To Effectively Tackle The First Big Auto Repair Job Now you realize how to change oil inside your car, you may wish to carry out


a bigger auto repair task. Oftentimes, car enthusiasts decide to take a DIY strategy to car repair not simply as being a hobby, but as a method to save cash. If your car keeps deteriorating and you can barely pay the parts to correct it, there's no method for you to buy professional labor. Before you decide to tackle a major repair job, check out a few of the expert consultancy below! Research First You can't take apart your automobile and wish to place it together again again in the event you don't know all of the parts. Unless you do have a very rare vehicle, it is possible to get ahold of your aftermarket manual for the model and make. These manuals are incredibly useful in identifying the various components of your respective car and how they can be put together. Not to mention, there are super easy to follow diagrams that can simplify the process. In addition to a physical manual, turn to Internet forums for help. Chances are, somewhere on the planet, someone has now asked the same questions as you may. If you believe stuck or you do have a specific problem you can't wrap the head around, post in the forums and inquire! Clear Workspace Area Working on an auto takes much more space than a lot of people would estimate. You might think your garage has ample room, but you might be set for a rude surprise once you begin with the repair. It's best to clear plenty of room and set up a workspace without additional clutter to help make your task easier. Repair Needs Time To Work It's important to know that auto repair takes a great deal of time and perseverance. In the event the vehicle you wish to repair is the only ride to be effective, create a carpool having a friend or find alternative transportation prior to taking your automobile away from commission. Be ready to make a lot of trips to some home improvement center and wait around for your automobile parts into the future in, which may all take some time. Keep Organized It's easy to take something apart, however it can become a nightmare to get it together again again. If you have dozens of nuts, bolts, and washers you're removing from the car, it might feel like a hopeless task to not forget the actual way it all goes together. Before you take your car apart, have a photograph of how the parts look when properly installed. Once you've done that, label everything with a white pen and keep them properly sorted in either plastic baggies or old egg cartons. You might have plenty of enthusiasm for auto repair, but ensure you do your research first, clear enough workspace, and maintain everything properly labeled. Many novice mechanics have also discovered that making the effort to produce a checklist can also help produce a arena of difference! In the event you stay organized and go step-by-step, it will be possible to properly repair the initial car.

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FAQ's Auto Repair

96 Toyota Camry May Have Blown Head? Cost To Repair?
Have Only Had This Car For A Week And After 5 Days Of Trouble Free Driving It Overheated Yesterday. Stopped As Soon As I Noticed It Was Overheating And Allowed It To Cool And Then Made It Home Without And Long Stops And With A/C/ Off. It Would Cool Down Somewhat As Long As The Car Was Moving And Then Rapidly Heat When Stopped And Idling. Noticed Coolant Reservoir Was Empty And Radiator Seems Low. Am Going To Refill Later. Bought From A Mechanic. Could He Have Disguised Blown Heads Long Enough For It To Run Well For A Week Before Overheating? Car Has Newer Radiator And Hoses Look New. Thought I Could See A Few Drops Of Fluid Dripping Under Car About Where The Back Set Floor Begins. Could That Be A Leak From A Coolant Hose So Far Back? Also Is It Crucial To Use Only Toyota Coolant Or Would Any Red-Pink Coolant Be Ok? And If It'S A Blown Head How Much Would It Cost To Have It Repaired? 1996 Camry Le 2.2L Automatic 125K Miles. Thanks!

Daughter has a Camry like yours she bought new. It has 270,000 miles and no trouble until mechanic noticed a small oil spot where head meets block. He replaced head gasket and ever since then she is using one quart oil every 1.000 miles. Before that repair, she used no oil between changes. The manager at the dealer said her car was getting old it had a lot of miles. I guess that covers the mechanic's butt.
You need a second opinion as you may have a stuck thermostat which will cause over heating as the closed thermostat where the water goes into the radiator will not let the engine cool.. that can be checked by removing the thermostat and placing it into an old pan and put it on the stove to heat the water in the pan. Use a meat thermometer to watch the water temp. The thermostat will have the temperature rating imprinted on the top, usually over 210 degrees. You can see the thermostat cap open up when the temp gets to that temperature. If it opens, then you will have to check other things like a collapsed radiator hose on top and bottom. A car age 16 years can have a bottom hose colapse as that hose has a vacuum as the water pump is sucking water from the engine casting.

How Much Does Head Gasket Repair Cost?
Toyota Camry 1993 4 Cylinder. Central Missouri Area.

Gasket set - about $60.
Cylinder head bolts - about $20. -- Caution special tool needed.
misc. fluids - $30. -- Thermostat $5
You might as well change the timing belt if it is taken apart that far anyway $50

Most of a days labor $800.

So over $1000 if you take it in somewhere or $200 if you fix it yourself. You will need to know how to time an engine from scratch.

1993 Ford Bronco Over Heating
93 Ford Bronco Over Heating About A Years Ago, I Change The Radiate And Themostat And Hoses, Been A Daily Diver, Then One Day Went To Town. Coming Up A Hill It Stated To Over Heat, I Stopped Then Let It Cool And Then Came Home On The Way Home The Hose On The Bottom Of The Radiate Blow Off, So I Stop Tow It Home And Change The Themostat And It Still Over Heats, Only Will I Go To Pull A Hill In It Or A Trailer. It Is A 302 - 5.0 Auto

Check the water pump, and the fan if it is electric. Is it loosing water/antifreeze? If so it have a blown head gasket.

Should I Take Automotive Repair?
I'Ll Be Dropping My Foreign Language And Pe Class To Go To An Automotive Program During School. I Don'T Plan On Pursuing Automotive Repair After High School But Would Like To Make A Few Bucks. My Teachers Said This Is A Good Opportunity Since I'M Getting Some High School And College Credits. Should I Do This? Will This Hinder Graduation And Pursuing My Real Career?

It is a fun class to take i took the class for one year to just get the basics and learned a whole lot more about cars than i ever thought i would know. I at first was going to go into business class during school but took auto instead and now looking into automotive engineering or mechanical engineering so dont worry about not doing automotive work after high school it'll be something to go back on if your main objective fails and plus with reduced cost college credit and its more of a real world feel than school plus you'llbe making good money if you get a job with a shop during school overall its a good idea. Im now enrolled in college and with a job offer after 2 years ill be working with Cummins so i would honestly recommend you go but its your decision if you decide to stay at school or go to technical school

What Could Be Wrong 1996 Toyota Camry?
1996 Toyota Camry 2.2 L 4 Cylinder Is Building Up A Lot Of Pressure. When We Bought It, It Had An Overheating Issue. Now It Doesn'T Overheat. We Have Replaced Radiator, Distributor Cap And Rotary Button (Ignition Button), Water Pump, Timing Belt, Thermostat, Top And Bottom Radiator Hoses, Plugs And Plug Wires, And Have Flushed The System 5 Or 6 Times, Also Have Bleed The System Several Times As Well. Any Insight Will Be Well Appreciated. We Are Not Losing Any Antifreeze, And We Are Not Getting Antifreeze In The Oil Or Visa Versa. What Could Be Causing This. The Pressure That Is Building Is Actually Trying To Push The Radiator Hoses Off Even If You Just Drive It For 5 Or 10 Minutes. Coolant Is Circulating Perfectly Fine, Heater Works Fine. Mechanics Answers Would Be Greatly Appreciated.

"When we bought it, it had an overheating issue. Now it doesn't overheat."

what happened? are we missing something. because they don't fix themselves. what gage are you looking at? engine or coolant temp gage? at this point, since it did over heat for some time, i'd Q those two sensors. good/bad. ones on the block, the other is either on the rad or t-stat housing.
is the primary fan coming on line? coolant temp sensor or fan relay issue?. relay should be in the black box off just the bat.
primary fan function? w/o a/c on, only one fan will turn when engine temp is reached. with a/c on, both fans engage regardless of engine temp. so that's not a good test for primary fan kick in. though it does prove the fan itself works. but not the *primary* fan circuit. but, that could keep it cool enough till you find the issue. they run cooler with the a/c on. normally anyway.

i Q your assessment of the *head* or *gasket*.
need to chem test the coolant for contamination. you can buy test kits at any auto parts store. do a compression test as well. no *visual* signs of cross contamination of fluids doesn't mean a thing in regards to head gasket condition. visual signs of fluid contamination is a precursor, but not definitive as it's not always present. depends on how the gasket failed or is failing.
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check list,
t-stat (correct app) and installed with giggler vent up top. good rad cap. anti freeze, coolant circulation-proves water pump function-but not definitive-good for now though. bled system with heater on full temp. primary fan functions.

if all that's good, you getting combustion chamber gasses into the water jacket. despite no cross contamination of fluids. this is not going to be an intake issue. so don't bother going there.

Where Is There A Race Track In California Close To Ventura County Where I Can Ride My 2011 Camaro?
I Want To Use The Power In My Car Legally Without Getting A Ticket.

Congratulations on being enough of an adult to realize that high speed driving belongs on a race track and not on city streets. There are several major racing facilities in Southern California. Do a Google search to find the ones close to you and call them to find out about track days for privately owned cars.

Just be aware that if you have an accident while driving your street car at high speed on a race track, your insurance may not pay to repair the damage. You may want to talk to track officials or your insurance agent before youn get too involved with this.