• How to clean a mass air flow (MAF) senson

    Most modern EFI engines have a Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor located in the air intake of the engine. This is the device that measures how much air is coming into the engine so that the computer can determine how much fuel it needs to inject. While the MAF sensor does not directly measure the…

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  • How To Choose A Drill Bit

    When you need to make a hole is something that isn’t paper, you need a drill bit. While the basic drill bit will make a hole, there are many different types of drill bits, and what you are working on makes a difference when you need to choose a drill bit that is right for…

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  • What is Paintless Dent Repair (PDR)?

    Paintless Dent Repair, or PDR, has been around for a very long time, but it has not always been considered a mainstream solution for body panel repair. There is a lot of mystery surrounding PDR and how it works, which has kept this process from being a readily accepted repair process until the insurance industry…

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  • What You Should Know About Your Brakes and Master Cylinder

    Replacing the master cylinder for your brakes or clutch is a fairly simple task – unbolt the old one, bolt the new one in place, swap the lines and you are done, right? Not exactly. While the actual swap process is easy, there is one more step in the middle that you absolutely must do before…

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  • Door Panel Repairs with Bondo Bumper Repair

    A common issue for any owner of mid-90s and newer cars is dealing with broken interior plastic. No car is more fraught with busted plastic than the 4th generation GM F-body, which is the 1993 to 2002 Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird. Due to the poor design of the factory door panel, there is considerable…

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  • Engine Hoist and Engine Stand Tips and Tricks

    Sometimes vehicle repairs and modification get serious, so serious that you have to yank the engine out. Seasoned pros do it all the time, but for the average DIY mechanic, yanking an engine is a pretty big task. The process of engine removal varies greatly by the vehicle, so we are not going to discuss…

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  • Thermostat Testing Tips and Tricks

    Thermostats are very simple mechanical control devices that work until they don’t. There is usually not much in-between partial function. While they are not expensive to replace, testing one that you suspect isn’t working is a good way to narrow down a problem. If you don’t know for sure, then you are just guessing and…

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  • 1969 AMC Hurst SC/Rambler

    Photos by Jesse Bowers and Steve Fox Protruding from the floor is the Hurst shifter; long and lean in all its chrome glory. As the factory-installed Sun brand tachometer calls out the engine speed from its perch on the steering column, the Hurst shifter is eager to grab another gear. This is what muscle cars…

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  • How to remove and install flat glass windows

    If the windshield is cracked on your modern vehicle, you call the glass shop and have them come out and replace it for you. The process is messy and complicated, requires special tools and glues, and the glass is expensive. If they break it while it is being installed (which happens more often than you…

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  • How to Repair Sagging Door Hinges

    Over time, the bushings and pins that hold the door hinge together wear out. It is a common issue, and why so many older vehicles have misaligned doors that don’t close well. This does not have to be the case. You could replace the sagging door hinges on older vehicles, but newer cars and truck…

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