How To Fix a Blower Motor That’s Not Working
The customer is complaining that it sounds like there’s a helicopter behind the dash of his 2014 Jetta.
The Humble Mechanic: Diagnosing Tiguan TPS Codes
Charles explains common throttle position sensor codes on a Volkswagen Tiguan.
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The Humble Mechanic: Replace a Leaking Valve Cover Gasket
Charles shows our technician readers how to replace a valve cover gasket to fix an oil leak.
Crank position sensor failure is common on VR6 engines. Mine died on my R32 while I was stopped at the drive-thru.
The Humble Mechanic: How to Fix a Noisy Suspension
Charles switches gears to work on a friend’s noisy Toyota. He takes us through replacing a strut assembly.
The Humble Mechanic: What Happens When A Timing Belt Breaks?
Diagnosing a broken timing belt or broken timing chain, and what that really could mean for the engine.
The Humble Mechanic: Why Mechanics Never Throw Away Car Parts
There’s a handful of reasons why I just can’t bring myself to throw out a lot of the stuff I’ve accumulated over the years, but here are the main reasons I’m nearly a hoarder.
The Humble Mechanic: Squeal! Grind! Clunk! How to Fix Brake Noise
A proper brake inspection, some common causes for brake noise and some steps that may get overlooked.
The Humble Mechanic: Anyone Care for a Milkshake?
Charles helps out a friend whose S10 has been overheating. He takes a look at the coolant, which is “all kinds of wrong.”
The Humble Mechanic: How Good Documentation Will Make You a Better Technician
Charles talks about the importance of keeping good documentation throughout your repair processes.
The Humble Mechanic: Should Repair Shops Be Open?
Charles talks about the recent pandemic and the automotive repair industry.