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How to Replace a Crankshaft Rear Main Seal Without the Hassle

Your car’s engine block and the crankshaft output flange has in-between them. And this is what you call the crankshaft rear main seal, which is designed to keep the engine oil from leaking. This rubber seal is placed in a steel plate and is mounted to the rear of the engine block. The seal is subjected […]

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How to Charge a Dead Car Battery Using Jumper Cables

There are various reasons your car battery could be drained of its power (literally dead). While it is quite easy to “resurrect” your car battery and bring it back to what it was before you last used your car. There are also various ways on how to charge a dead car battery using several methods, […]

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How to Replace a Heater Core in Under 5 Hours

A heater core is that thing in your car that looks like a radiator which is used to heat your car’s passenger cabin. This small radiator is located under the dashboard of your car which is made up of conductive aluminum or brass tubing with cooling fins that increase its surface area. If the coolant […]

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What Do “Engine Reduced Power” and “Check Engine” Lights Mean

When your engine has something to tell you, it will certainly reflect in your warning lights. Such signs are the illuminations of the “Reduced Engine Power Warning Light” and the “Check Engine Light”. What do “engine reduced power” and “check engine” lights mean when the light keeps on illuminating? The main objective of the “Reduced Engine […]

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How to Remove a Drive Shaft for Maintenance (and How to Re-install It)  

A drive shaft should be extremely strong to transmit the engine’s torque well enough to make the necessary revolution (power) to the wheels. A drive shaft is typically made up of steel. To make it lighter and non-corrosive, some car manufacturers use a composite material such as aluminum and other alloys. In this article, we […]