Home Maintenance and Repairs

Maintenance and Repairs

Maintenance and Repairs

Home Maintenance and Repairs

Ford Escort And An Oil Pan: A 1995 Ford Escort And An Oil Pan Replacement

Question: Oil Pan Gasket Replacement Thanks for your super newsletter; I have some questions for you. How expensive is it to have the oil pan gasket replaced? Is it possible for one of my mechanic friends to do it or should I take it to my trusty repair shop? Same thing goes for a timing belt. Those are the two...

Honda Accord DTC P0401

My 1997 Honda Accord 4 cyl VTEC keeps misfiring. The Check Engine Light first came on and gave me the code P0401. I replaced the EGR valve and a few weeks later the check engine light came back on and gave the same P0401 code I figured that I just didn't clean out the carbon enough when I replaced...

Routine Vehicle Inspections and Car Checklist: Under the Hood Examination, Fluid Levels and General Car Maintenance

Performing routine inspections is important to keep a vehicle in top running condition. Operating a vehicle with low fluid levels can cause serious damage to vehicle components. Driving a car will low tire pressure or damaged tires can cause an unsafe driving condition with an increased chance of a blowout. To help prevent costly repairs as well as unsafe...

Dodge Caravan & Chevy Caprice: Repair advice on a minivan losing its cool & a shiftless Chevrolet.

This weekly Q&A session answers your questions about cars and trucks. This week explores a 1996 Dodge Caravan with tireless engine cooling fans and a 1990 Chevy Caprice with a transmission problem. Question: 1996 Dodge Caravan I live in Belize, Central America. I own a 1996 Dodge Caravan Sports Edition. One day it started and then suddenly the radiator fans came...