I am a home mechanic, a die-hard do-it-yourselfer. While I strive for accuracy and attention to detail, I cannot guarantee absolute perfection for every step and procedure here. If in doubt consult an auto repair manual or the services of a professional mechanic.
   I was able to safely complete each of these repairs and procedures. I sincerely hope some of this helps you toward success in your project. But things can and often do go wrong when working on vehicles. Please don’t blame the hard-working guy who posted these repair guides. Remember to always put safety first. Take your time and good luck.

Brakes and Front End Work
How to repair the rear disc brakes on 2005 Scion TC
How to replace the front wheel bearing and hub assembly 1997 Pontiac Grand AM
How to replace the right CV axle on 1997 Pontiac Grand Am
How to replace a rear brake disc caliper on a 2005 Scion Tc
How to replace the struts on a 1996-2002 Dodge Caravan
How to rebuild the rear drum brakes on a Caravan, Voyager or Town and Country
How to replace the front brake pads and rotors on a 2005 Scion tc
How to replace an outer tie rod end on a Dodge Caravan
How to replace front brake calipers, rotors and pads GM Grand Am, Skylark,Ciera, Achieva
How to troubleshoot and replace a brake hose acting as a check valve
How to repair a broken brake line with a double flare union
How to replace the lower control arm ball joint GM Grand Am, Skylark, Ciera, Achieva
How-to-do-front-brake-job-on-1997-2003 Ford F150, F250 and Expedition
How to replace front brake pads and rotors on a '96-2000 Caravan, Voyager or Town and Country
How to replace the front strut assembly on a Cavalier or Sunfire

How to replace the muffler on a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan
How to remove the exhaust manifold from a 5.4L F150

2.4L GM How to replace the water outlet on a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am
3.1L GM How to replace power steering return hose
GM 3.1L replace lower intake manifold gaskets
How to replace timing belt and water pump for 3.0L Chrysler engine
How to replace the crankshaft oil seal and timing belt 2.2L Daewoo, Isuzu, Opel, Vauxhall
How to replace the oil pressure light switch on a 2.4L GM 1997 Pontiac Grand Am
How to replace an oil seal on a car or truck
GM 3.4L how to replace the lower intake manifold gaskets Malibu, Aztek, Rendezvous and more

Poor running and starting
Removing the starter from a 2000 5.4L F150
How to replace the solenoid on the starter on a Ford 5.4L F150
How to replace the starter in a 3.0L Caravan, Voyager, Town and Country
How to replace the starter in a 2.4L Hyundai Sonata
How to replace the starter in a GM 2.4L Grand Am, Cavalier, Sunfire and more 1997-2002
How to find and replace the crankshaft position sensor on a GM 2.4L Grand Am
How to replace the alternator on on a 5,4L Ford F150,F250. Expedtion and more 1997-2003
How to replace the starter in a '98 - '05 GM 3.4L Century, Grand Am and more
How to replace the alternator on a 2.7L Chrysler Sebring
How to replace the timing chain on a GM Ecotec engine
How to replace an ignition key switch
Crank no start: How to tell if it's the battery, starter or something else

How to replace oxygen sensor for 1997 Pontiac Grand Am

Maintenance Jobs
How to replace the spark plugs on a 2000 3.0L Dodge Caravan
Replacing the serpentine belt on a 3.0L Dodge Caravan
How to replace the thermostat on a 3.0L Dodge Caravan
How to change the air filter, oil and oil filter, spark plugs and rotate tires 2005 Scion tc
How to replace the serpentine belt on a 1.8L Toyota Corolla
How to replace the serpentine belt on a GM 2.2L Ecotech engine in Cobalt, Cavalier and more
How to replace the serpentine belt on a 3.4L GM Malibu, Century and more
How to replace the headlight bulb in a Chevrolet Cobalt or Pontiac G6

How to replace blower motor resistor for Dodge Caravan
How to fix a power window failure on a GM 2001 Buick Century
How to take a pick-up topper on and off with one person and simple tools and hardware
How to replace auto door glass on a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am
How to repair front end damage on a 2001 Buick Century
How to replace the blower motor for GM Grand Am, Skylark, Achieva, Ciera
How to install a car stereo
How to replace the wiper motor on a Toyota Corolla, Yaris, Pontiac Vibe 2009-2013
How to replace the rear wiper motor in a '96-'03 Caravan, Voyager or Town and Country


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