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How to Repair Your Car

ISBN-10: 0760322732
ISBN-13: 9780760322734
Edition: 2006 (Revised)
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Description: From Motorbooks, the leader in automotive publishing for over 4 decades, comes the most practical car care guide ever produced to help the average car owner maintain and repair his or her vehicle -How to Repair Your Car. In this easy-to-follow  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group USA
Publication date: 10/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 8.37" wide x 11.13" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

From Motorbooks, the leader in automotive publishing for over 4 decades, comes the most practical car care guide ever produced to help the average car owner maintain and repair his or her vehicle -How to Repair Your Car. In this easy-to-follow guide, author Paul Brand, a nationally known automotive expert, takes you through the steps of auto maintenance and repair-simple steps that could add years to a carrsquo;s life and save a driver thousands of dollars in repairs. This is also the only car maintenance and repair guide on the market to contain 50 do-it-yourself projects in full-color, step-by-step instructions thatnbsp;are easy to follow and understand. nbsp; Focusing on post-1985 cars (with occasional explanations about earlier models), Brand introduces readers to the rudiments of automotive systems-from electrical, fuel, and cooling to drivetrain, suspension, tires, brakes, and exhaust-and discusses problems that arise in each system. The book includes practical advice for readers with only a passing knowledge of cars, as well as the basics of caring for a carrsquo;s exterior and interior. How to Repair Your Caris a must-have for any car owner who wants to extend the life of his or her car, learn how to perform car maintenance or repair instead of paying a mechanic, diagnose simple noises and knocks, as well as learn tips for knowing exactly what they're paying for when their car goes to the shop. nbsp;

Introduction
Basics and Troubleshooting
How To Use This Book
The Icons
The Preflight Check
What You Need in a Home Shop
How To Find a Good Mechanic
How To Talk to Your Mechanic
Cost of Ownership Car
Ownership Costs
Leasing Basic Maintenance Schedule
Maintenance Schedule Chart
Change Wiper Blades
Fill Wiper Fluid
How To Jack Up Your Car
How To Wash Your Hands
Fuel System Carburetors
Carburetor Drawbacks
Fuel Injection
Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Engine Management System
Taking Care of the Fuel System
Fuel Filter Changes
Air Filter Changes
Choose the Proper Fuel Detonation and Pre-Ignition
Oxygenated Fuel
Dealing with Fuel in Cold Weather
Fuel System
Troubleshooting Chart
Fuel Projects
Change Fuel Filter
Engine Diesel
Engines Hybrids
Modern Combustion Technology
How To Check Your Coolant
How To Check Your Oil
Oil Change
Costs Synthetic Oils
Air Cleaner Changes
Dealing with Leaks
Coolant Leaks Engine
Troubleshooting
Chart Engine Projects
Check Oil
Change Oil and Filter
Change Air Filter
Change PCV Valve
Replace Serpentine Belt
Electrical System
The Battery
Battery Maintenance
Battery Terminology
Reserve Capacity (RC)
Why Do Automotive Batteries Fail?
Battery Maintenance Alternator and Charging System
Easy Test for Your Charging System
Starting System Dealing with a No-Start Engine
Quick Starting System
Test Using Booster Cables
How Do You Know If the Part Is Bad?
Let There Be Spark
The Heart of the Electrical System
Electronic Control Modules
What To Do When Things Short, Fizzle, and Die
The Fuses, Relays, and Connections (FRC)
Principle Electrical System
Troubleshooting
Chart Electrical System Projects
Change Plug Wires and Plugs
Replace Distributor Cap and Rotor
Test Alternator
Replace Alternator
Replace Starter
Clean Battery Posts
Check Battery Electrolyte
Replace Battery
Test and Replace Fuses
Replace Taillight Bulb
Replace Taillight Lens
Replace Headlight Bulb
Replace Turn-Signal Bulb
Replace Back-Up Light
Cooling System
Cooling System Maintenance
Corrosion Drive Belt, Radiator, and Heater
Hose Care
Troubleshooting
Drive Belt, Radiator, and Heater
Hose Care Signs
Your Engine Is Overheating
Note on Radiator/Cooling System
Stop-Leak Products Cooling System
Troubleshooting
Chart Cooling System Projects
Check/Fill Coolant
Check Fluid Concentration
Change Radiator Cap and Thermostat
Replace Radiator Hose
Replace Your Radiator
Flush Cooling System
Replace Water Pump
Pressure Test System
Drivetrain Transmission Shifting
Manual Transmissions
Automatic Transmissions
How Automatic Transmissions
Change Gears
Modern Automatic Transmission Technology
The Differential All-Wheel Drive

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