Basic Starter Problem Diagnosis, Repair

Recently in our forums, user maryjean posted an issue regarding her vehicle’s starting system. Most starting issues are caused by a defecting starting circuit or starter motor. The first thing to check in maryjean’s case is the starting circuit, starting at the battery terminals. Her vehicle’s symptoms indicate that it’s …

When and How To Replace Struts

Any vehicle equipped with them and lasting beyond its expected factory lifespan will require strut replacement. This is most modern vehicles today, especially sedans, hatchbacks, and minivans. Many crossover-SUVs also have struts instead of traditional leaf or coil springs. Read about it at 10w40.com.

Replacing a Power Window Actuator

The power windows in today’s cars are generally reliability, but something will go wrong once in a while. There are several things that can cause a power window to not open or close, but the most common is a faulty actuator/motor or a bad set of connections to that motor. …

Replacing Body Mount Bushings

When body mount bushings begin to wear and break, the signs are obvious. The ride will be rougher, there may be grinding or squeaking noises from metal-on-metal contact, and the bushings themselves will look broken and even crumbled. If they’re there at all. Older vehicles that have seen hard use …