When it rains, it pours. If all sorts of electrical systems on your car have seemed to break at once with no relation to each other, they might actually be related. Watch this video to learn how multiple electrical problems in a car can often be traced to one source and fixed, ...more
Diagnose Car Electrical Problem
If you're working on a LLV postal truck, this video will show you how to determine if you've got a bad fuel pump or not. It's a quick diagnosis trick to determining if there's an electrical problem with the fuel pump, and first you need to take out the ECMB fuse, plug a jumper ...more
Being able to read an electrical diagram will greatly aide your ability to correctly diagnose car problems. If you need some help with it, watch this video for a detailed explanation of how to read an example map for the clutch start switch on a Toyota.
The EGR system on a car doesn't break very much, but when it does diagnosing the problem can be difficult. Watch this video to learn about your EGR system and the "ported" vacuum it operates in, and use that knowledge to diagnose problems with various cars.
Does the clutch pedal in your car go all the way to the floor? You probably7 have a problem with your hydraulic clutch cylinders. This video will teach you how to diagnose the problem and then fix it yourself at home.
Kim, a staff mechanic of Driverside, demonstrates how to check the fuses in a car. In majority of the cars the main fuse box could be located on the left side of the kick panel situated near the driver seat. Inside the car, he opened a cover stating fuse box (near the driver s ...more
When your car turns on, the computer under the dashboard runs a quick diagnostic of your car. If a problem is detected, the check engine light will turn on. Here is how you can diagnose your car to determine what has gone wrong, and how you can fix it.
Your car's electrical system is massive and complicated. Trying to find a short in the system might sound like a job for a professional, but in this video you will learn how you can use an $8 test light to locate a shorts in your car's electrical system. It will also teach you ...more
In this automotive repair video Rolf shows you how to diagnose and fix a fuel system problem in a Volkswagen Fox. In this VW Fox the gas gauge isn't working properly and the car is sluggish. Rolf will show you how to check and fix the fuel system to resolve these problems.
In the past, most mechanics ended up having to replace the speedometer head when a vehicle came in with a broken speedometer. Nowadays, there's a possible reset procedure that can be used, and it can be done by most car owners right at home. A common problem for this malfunct ...more
In this automotive repair guide, we learn how to troubleshoot and repair a "no heat" problem on a Nissan Altima car. For all of the gritty details, including step-by-step instructions, and to get started resolving your own Altima's no-heat trouble, watch this video tutorial.
One reason your vehicle may be misfiring is from a spark plug problem. To help you out, this video, aimed at mechanics, will help you diagnose the problem by using a lab scope and inductive pickup to test a coil on a spark plug. This could be done for virtually any vehicle. If ...more
Ever been stuck on the side of the road with no clue how to use those jumper cables in your trunk? Chris on WatchMojo will show you how to diagnose the problem, and the safe way to hook up those jumper cables, get the battery working again, and get you on your way. This step b ...more
A blown head gasket is a very serious problem, in fact, if you have one, your car probably isn't running. But, just because your car isn't running, doesn't mean you've blown the head gasket. In this video series, you'll learn how to find, check, and replace or repair a leaking ...more
Does your car idle high and make an obnoxious racket every time you are stopped at a light, drawing dispproving looks from your fellow motorists? If you are into home car maintenance, you may be able to diagnose the cause of this problem yourself. This video illustrates how to ...more
The alternator on your car is arguably the most important part of the electrical system, and if they break even a little weird things can start happening all over your car. Watch this video to learn how to check an alternator and make sure it's working properly.
The radiator cooling fans on your car are vital to keeping the car cool enough to run and pretty simple to work with. In this video you'll learn how to diagnose problems with and fix the radiator cooling fans in most modern cars. Problems include the fan motor, the fuse, and t ...more
The continuity test is one of the least well-known but useful functions on a multi-meter. It allow you to determine whether a fuse works by touching the contacts to it, which allows you to diagnose all sorts of electrical problems. This video will show you how continuity tests ...more
There are several areas of your car that should contain a vacuum, and a vacuum gauge is a cheap easy way to identify all sorts of car problems. In this video you'll learn how to diagnose a bad timing belt with a vacuum gauge more cheaply and easily than any other method.
The alternator in your car is a vital part of your electrical system. If your battery is draining quickly or your battery light comes on for no reason, you probably have a bad alternator. Watch this video to learn how to assess problems with the alternator and fix them yourself.
Determining exactly what of the thousands of parts on a modern car is broken is as difficult as doing the repairs many times. IN this video you'll learn how to diagnose and fix error codes P0171 and P0174 on a 2001 Ford Escape, which indicate vacuum problems.
Your car is a well-oiled machine...when you first get it. Once the new car smell wears off and the excitement of driving the latest and greatest model lessens, car maintenance becomes a chore and some of us even forget to do it regularly. But cars are expensive and you will s ...more
Do you have a car that is overheating? Do you know what to do if you have a car that is overheating? How can you find out the problem for your car overheating? Well, all these questions and more can be answered in this next video tutorial. Eric The Car Guy takes the time to t ...more
The cooling fans on Chrysler cars are not particularly well-made, but that doesn't mean you can assume that they are broken the second the cooling system stops working. Watch this video to figure out how to diagnose problems with the cooling fan relay on a Chrysler.
Carzy Provides useful tips and simple steps to maintain a car,diagnosing the problem of car, following Scheduled maintenance chart etc.
Infiniti is like no other car, it has emotion, it has soul, it inspires. There's a difference between being physically transported and emotionally moved, and you can tell them apart when you sit inside this magnificent automobile. Although the Infiniti is like a dream car, it ...more
If you're new to the RV world, then this next tutorial might help explain a problem you may experience. Installing an RV fan is a great idea, especially if it's able to take out the old air in your car and bring in new air. This tutorial talks about the issue with trying to i ...more
Fixing a bad rear defroster grid. Learn about rear defroster grids, diagnosing defroster problems, and stencil installation in this free video on car repairs. Part 1 of 7 - How to Repair a rear defroster. Repair a rear defroster - Part 2 of 7. Click through to watch this video ...more
I love making beeps and bloops with the Arduino pitches library, but sometimes archaic 8-bit tunes just don't cut it. Whether you want your robot to terrify your enemies with a demonic synthetic voice, you just need a pocket boom box on the go, or you want to a miniature guita ...more
This weekend, I was on a trip to Binghamton. In the midst of unpacking my toiletries at the hotel, I found that my brand new razor blade had lost its cap. How did I find that out? Well, when I pulled my hand out of the bag, I found that my right pointer finger was missing a bi ...more
This video will help you diagnose and troubleshoot a non-working horn in a 1991 Ford Ranger pickup truck. First off, the electrical diagram is a great place to start. Make sure the horn switch is getting power from the source. To test this, all you need is power and a ground t ...more
In this online video series learn from expert professional mechanic Nathan McCullough who graduated from Nashville Auto-Diesel College with a Grade Point Average of 3.5 and received their craftsmanship award and honor seal. Learn important automotive Serpentine belt topics inc ...more
Static electrical shock your worst nightmare? The clothes you choose, shoes you wear and even the things you touch might be the encouraging this natural phenomenon. If static shock is ruining your day then take some action. Reduce your chances of getting a nasty shock that’s ...more
The Funny Thing About Dying - A Story of Coping With Loss I remember once as a kid someone fake-punched me in the nose. This older kid hauled off with his fist and pulled the punch just shy of ruining some great and prominent Italian cartilage in the making. Somehow I stood ...more
A flashlight is one of those things you rarely need, but hardly ever have when you do. The normal-sized ones are unwieldy to carry around, and the small ones that you keep in a purse or car are easy to lose. You can solve both of those problems and get the best of both worlds ...more
Within the coming months, software startup Neurable plans to introduce the next paradigm in virtual and augmented reality: the brain–computer interface (BCI). A BCI interprets brain signals so that devices can understand user intention from predefined selections. Relying on s ...more
Whether you're a professional mechanic, a hobbyist, or someone who just wants to know why their check engine light came on, your Android device and an OBD-II adapter can provide insight as to what's going on with your car. Most adapters sell for less than $10, and once you plu ...more
Will the predicted apocalyptic date—December 21st, 2012—really be the end of the world? In this ongoing five-part series, we examine what would happen if zombies, nuclear weapons, cyber wars, earthquakes, or aliens actually destroyed our planet—and how you might survive. End ...more
Prime Directive : How NASA's Planetary Protection Officer Keeps Our Germs from Contaminating Other Planets (& Vice Versa)
On July 20, 1969, humans set foot on the moon for the first time. But some say our microbes beat us there. With the Space Age came new questions about microscopic invaders from outer space and concern about where we are leaving our microbial footprints. The questions are even ...more
A new technological movement without the technology itself is just an idea sitting and waiting. Once the technology is present in the equation, movement forward can begin. This is how many of us see the head-mounted displays (HMDs) and smartglasses that have recently entered t ...more