How to replace both the rear shock absorbers and suspension springs on a '04 Toyota Sienna.
How I used a "Save-a-Thread' thread tap kit to repair a blown-out spark plug in my customer's Ford Crown Victoria.
This article, with segmented videos, will show you step-by-step how to replace the water pump on a '06 Toyota Camry V6 with the GR-FE engine.
This article provides step-by-step instructions for replacing a broken exterior driver's side door handle on a Lexus ES300, which should also work on the very similar Toyota Camry.
This article will show you how I replaced a worn and damaged leather steering wheel with a used steering wheel I got from a salvage yard and re-finished. The video shows a Lexus ES300 but the replacement method can be used on other Toyota/Lexus sedans.
This article will show you how to replace both the inner and outer tie rod on a '06 Chevy Tahoe. Many other GMC trucks and SUVs use the same tie rod design.
This article with video shows you how to replace all the front torsion bar suspension components on a RWD '06 Chevrolet Tahoe.
The article will show you step-by-step how to replace the major front suspension components on a Lexus ES300: the strut, control arm, ball joint, and stabilizer bar link.
See and learn how to replace an AC evaporator and heater core. In this article with over 30 minutes of video, you will see how to do it step-by-step. I did this replacement on an '01 Lexus RX 300 with over 150,000 miles.
If you're tired of looking at your dirty and rusty brake calipers and rotors through your alloy wheels, this article will show you step-by-step how to clean up those calipers and rotors, give them a paint job, and make them look like new. If looking to rebuild a caliper, I've included a video.
Videos showing how I did a tuneup on this 1997 Lexus ES 300. I replaced the valve cover gaskets, spark plugs, and ignition wires, and cleaned the throttle body.
This article shows you step-by-step how to replace the radiator, upper hose, and lower hose on a '97 through '01 Lexus ES300. The procedure can also be used on a Toyota Camry V6.
This article with video will show you how to replace the front suspension lower ball joint on a '03 -'07 Honda Accord. This method also applies to the '04-'08 Acura TSX.
This article will show you step-by-step how to replace the rear shock absorber and stabilizer bar link on a '99–'06 Volvo S80 sedan. The parts may be interchangeable with the '01–'09 S60 and '01–'07 V70. The video shows the replacement service being done on a '04 S80 2.5 Turbo.
I see it every so often: When the tire rotation guy doesn't screw in the lug nuts by hand before using his impact driver, the next person who tries to remove the lug nuts has to use so much torque that the lug stud strips its threads or even breaks off.
Learn the difference between spring, worm, and t-bolt hose clamps and why spring clamps are better for use on the hoses in your car's cooling system . Also, I'll show you how to take the spring clamps off with specialty tools.
This article will show you step-by-step how to replace all the wear components that make up the front suspension on a '99–'06 Volvo S80 sedan. The video shows the repair service being performed on a '04 S80 2.5 Turbo.
This article shows you how to replace the compressor and condenser on a Honda Pilot (2009 - 2012), including how to install new valve stems and evacuate and recharge the system.
This article provides you step-by-step instructions for replacing the upper strut mount and the stabilizer link on a 2002 Honda Odyssey. The repair method can also be applied to the Honda Pilot and the Acura MDX.
How to remove and replace the right (passenger side) CV axle on a Kia Sportage. A nylon strap or rope can be used to "snap out" the axle from the transmission. This repair can also be performed on a Hyundai Tuscon (2005-2007).
This article shows you the steps involved in the replacement of a Honda Odyssey radiator. Removal of the front bumper fascia or A/C condenser is not necessary. Only basic tools required. Level of complexity is moderate.
How to replace of the rear brake pads on a Mazda 3. Since the parking brake is tied to the brake caliper, this caliper has a spiral brake piston; the piston has to be screwed clockwise back into the caliper. The Mazda 6 has the same issue.
Here are step-by-step instructions for replacing the rear brake pads on a Lexus LS 460. The rear brake calipers on this vehicle are "fixed caliper" style, not the usual "floating caliper." This article will be worth reading if you've never worked on a fixed caliper.
This repair will detail the steps involved in replacing the AC evaporator on a 2007 Kia Sportage. A car's evaporator is the least costly major AC system component when compared to the compressor and condenser, but it's the most difficult and time-consuming to replace.
This video and procedure shows how to replace the front suspension upper control arm and ball joint, strut, and lower control arm and lower ball joint on a Honda Accord.
How to do a cross tire rotation yourself using two jack stands and one hydraulic jack.
How to replace the timing belt, water pump, tensioner, and guide pulleys on the 2005-2015 Honda V6 Pilot, 2004 Acura TL (same as Accord) with a video showing the repair performed on a 12' Pilot and another on a 04' Acura TL.
How to evacuate and recharge the AC system on a Toyota Sienna. Part III of a three-part article on servicing the AC on a Toyota Sienna.
How to replace the compressor on the 2004 Toyota Sienna. The compressor replacement instructions can be applied to other Lexus and Toyota vehicles that use the 3MZFE engine. Part I of this series covers condenser replacement. Part III covers evacuation and recharge.
Part I of this three-part DIY involves the replacement of the condenser (including the accumulator/dryer) on a 2004-2010 Toyota Sienna (3MZFE V6). Part II covers replacing the compressor, and Part III the evacuation and freon charging of the AC system.
This DIY provides the basic procedure for replacing the front hub and wheel bearing in a 2000-2011 Ford Focus (and 2008 Fusion), as well as other FWD cars, without removing the steering knuckle and without using a standing hydraulic press machine. Special tools are required.
This video shows the removal and replacement of the rear brake pads and rotors on the Toyota Highlander. The pads and rotors are interchangeable with the Lexus '04–'06 RX330, '07–'09 RX350 and the '06–'08 RX400H; therefore, the replacement procedure should be the same.
How to replace the rear wheel hub and bearing on a 1999 Lexus ES300. This bearing is also used on the 92-01 Lexus ES300, 95-04 Toyota Avalon, 92-01 Toyota Camry, and 99-03 Solara.
This article details the steps involved in replacing the water pump and water pump gasket on a 2012 Ford Mustang V6. The same water pump is also used on the 2011-2014 Ford F150. Video included.
How to replace the front brake pads and rotors on the Toyota Highlander. These steps work for the Toyota '02–'04 Camry and '01–'07 Highlander, and the Lexus '03 ES300, '99-'03 RX300, and '04-'06 RX330.
How to replace the Honda CRV rear suspension strut. Outside of a hydraulic jack and jack stands, no special tools are required. This is a moderately difficult repair.
How to replace a worn front wheel hub bearing on a 2007 Saturn Ion. This hub bearing design is also used on the '05–'10 Chevy Cobolt, '07–'10 Pontiac G5, and the '05–'06 Pontiac Pursuit.
When a car's fuel injectors become dirty and clogged, a pressurized fuel system service like the one shown here may help with rough engine idle, poor performance, increased fuel use, and bucking under load.
How to replace the front suspension components on a typical Toyota or Lexus sedan: the strut, lower ball joint, lower control arm, and sway / stabilizer link.
Do-it-yourself replacement (with video!) of the front end of the Honda CRV: the front suspension strut, lower ball joint, control arm, and sway bar/stabilizer bar link.
DIY repair of the rear door handle, door latch, or door lock actuator. Detailed step-by-step photos and no special tools required. Save money doing it yourself.
Does your Toyota erratically change steering direction? Do you notice thumping or a tugging sensation when accelerating from a slow speed and turning? New control arm bushings may be needed. Includes video!
How to remove and replace the driver's-side CV axle shaft and seal on most Toyota Camrys. Detailed instructions and plenty of photos. No special tools required. In addition, I've provided a video on how to replace a split CV boot if you want to avoid a complete axle replacement.
How to replace the timing belt and pulley yourself on the Hyundai Elantra and Kia Spectra. Step-by-step instructions, plenty of photos, and a video!
DIY Toyota I4 (5SFE) engine oil-leak repair. Plenty of photos and step-by-step repair instructions.
DIY (Do it yourself) Toyota MZFE V6 Fuel Injector Replacement. Detailed instructions with plenty of step by step photos. Replacement method can be used in the Camry, Avalon, Sienna, ES300 & RX300.
DIY Nissan Murano/Quest front wheel bearing replacement procedure. Plenty of photos and detailed instructions. Few special tools are needed and it doesn't take too long.
Replacing a Catalytic Converter on a 4 Cylinder Toyota isn't expensive. A generic converter with a 2 inch inlet is all that is needed. A muffler shop can then cut off the old converter and weld on a new one.
Step-by-step instructions with photos for do-it-yourself Starter Motor replacement on the Toyota 1MZFE engine commonly found on the Camry, Avalon, RAV4, ES300, RX300 & Highlander. Includes video for the similar GRFE engine. No special tools required. Less than 1.5 hours.
Do-it-yourself Front Wheel Drive (FWD) wheel bearing replacement for most Toyotas and many other cars. Lots of photos, and details about tools needed.
You can install any 6.5-inch round speaker onto the factory speaker mounts on a Toyota Camry. You just need a metal rotary cutting tool.
In this article, you'll find step-by-step instructions for a Toyota or Lexus Fuel Pump replacement with photos. There are no special tools required, and it's relatively safe, easy, and not too time consuming. The OEM fuel pump provider for Toyota and Lexus is Denso.
Front end clunking noise when acceleration from a dead stop? Maybe a new front motor mount requires replacement.
How to do a timing belt replacement for the Toyota V6 Camry, Avalon, Solara, Sienna, HIghlander, Lexus ES300 and Lexus RX300. Video instruction, lots of photos, and step-by-step instructions.
Here's why your Camry's "Check Engine" light comes on and what the codes mean that it generates.
DIY: How to replace the radiator on the Honda Accord and Acura CL (F23 engine). Lots of pictures.
Learn how to replace a timing belt and water pump on an Accord/Acura CL F23 2.3L I4 engine (w/ video). The replacement should be performed every 100,000 miles or 10 years; whichever comes first.
DIY how to adjust the rear brakes on a Camry. No special tools required.
How to replace the door glass, door glass guide, window regulator and window motor on a Camry. No special tools required. Most parts can be obtained from a salvage yard and transferred to your car.
How to replace worn rear suspension struts and springs on your Camry. Video included.
This is a Camry DIY on how to replace a worn tie rod end without any special tools.
If the little door to the gas tank won't open, it's easy to replace the spring yourself.
How to replace burned-out bulbs on the '99-'01 Toyota Camry, and which bulbs to buy for which uses.
Oil all over the engine compartment? Replacing the crankshaft seal may stop that.
DIY how to Toyota Corolla Chevy Prism Spark Plug Replacement. Replace with Iridium plug for better fuel economy and performance.
DIY (Do It Yourself) Toyota Corolla Door Handle Replacement.
How to replace your Camry's worn ball joint.
DIY how-to Toyota Camry power steering fluid replacement.
A DIY how-to on replacing the thermostat and temperature sensor on a Toyota Camry.
DIY Toyota Camry tuneup, plus PCV valve cleaning. Use iridium plugs for better fuel economy and performance. Also, if you notice an oil leak inside the spark plug tube, I have a video showing you how to fix it.
Camry DIY How To replace burned out instrument cluster bulbs.
DIY how to Toyota Camry Mirror replacement
How to replace the radiator on your Toyota Camry. No special tools required. Plenty of photos and step-by-step instructions.
How to replace front-end strut mounts (and struts) on the '97–'01 Toyota Camry, with a video. Plus other causes of front-end noise.
Replacing a worn bushing on the sway bar (stabilizer bar) will eliminate a common rear end rattle in the '90s Camry.
How to drain and replace the ATF on your Camry, or flush the ATF if necessary. Includes videos of flushing the ATF with and without the help of a 12-volt oil pump.
How to replace a clogged fuel filter and clean the throttle body on a Camry.
Do it yourself (DIY) replacement of the timing belt, water pump, and oil seals on the 4-cylinder Toyota Camry and similar cars, with photos, lists of tools, and parts recommendations.
DIY how-to instructions, with photos, for replacing the head gasket, timing belt, water pump and radiator on a Honda Accord. The repair pictured here was done on a Honda F23 2.3L I4 engine, the engine also used in the '98-'99 Acura CL, '98 Odyssey, and '98-'99 Oasis.