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January Early Edition
Parts That Could Use a Little Extra Cleaning

January
Brake Light Switches

February Early Edition
Battery Temperature Sensors

February
Reduce Cost and Shipping Locations

March Early Edition
Surprisingly Easy to Fix

March
How Air Suspension Works

April Early Edition
A Few Predictions About the Future

April
Clutch Pedal Position Switch

May Early Edition
Avoiding Damaging Backfires

May
Stretch to Fit Belts

June Early Edition
Steering Shafts, Columns and Gears

June
Mechanical and Electric Vacuum Pumps

July Early Edition
Trailer Tips & Tools

July
Anti-Seize. A Superstitious Ritual?

August Early Edition
Restricting Cooling Airflow

 

January Early Edition
Planning a Repair or Just Some Pleasant Reading

January
Which Type of TPMS Sensor Do You Have?

February Early Edition
Diagnosis with Infrared Thermometer

February
Types of Anti-Corrosion Coatings

March Early Edition
Which Spark Plug Is Right For You

March
Valvetrain or Exhaust Ticking

April Early Edition
Auto Parts & Aluminum Corrosion

April
Surprisingly Simple Rear Main Seal Repair

May Early Edition
High Volume Oil Pump

May
Measuring Suspension Bushings

June Early Edition
Dissecting a Washer Pump

June
PCV & Oil Separator Systems

July Early Edition
Maintaining Optimal Air/Fuel Mixture

July
Consolidating Left & Right Parts

August Early Edition
Quick Connect Fittings

August
Fuel Line Disconnect Tools

September Early Edition
Maintenance Makes Driving More Enjoyable

September
New Fuel Pump or Timing Set?

October Early Edition
Cooling System & Electrolysis

October
Blower Motors & Control Module/Resistors

November Early Edition
Locking Fuel Caps

November
Battery Vent Tubes

December Early Edition
Three Types of Window Regulators

December
Save a Little Money and Gasoline (TPMS)

January Early Edition
Whispering to Your Carburetor

January
Extending Battery Life

February Early Edition
Fuel Filter / Fuel Injection Pressure Regulator

February
Ground Connection Problems

March Early Edition
Turbocharger Diverter / Bypass Valves

March
Kids & Cars

April Early Edition
Coolant / Antifreeze for Your Specific Vehicle

April
Battery Chargers & Memory Savers

May Early Edition
Diesel Oil, Flat Tappets & Gas Engines

May
Grille Shutters

June Early Edition
Original Equipment Park Assist Cameras

June
A/C Compressor Control Valves

July Early Edition
Easy Fix for Exhaust Rattle

July
A Complex Oil Filter Housing Assembly

August Early Edition
Electrically Assisted Thermostats

August
Modern Electric Parking Brakes

September Early Edition
Oxygen Sensors for Older Cars

September
Door Lock Actuator/Latch Assemblies

October Early Edition
New Oil Specification for GDI Engines

October
Rain Sensing Wipers

November Early Edition
Catalytic Converters Are Being Stolen

November
Avoiding Surprise Battery Failures

December Early Edition
Preventing Lift Support Problems

December
Avoiding Stop/Start System Shocks & Shorts

January Early Edition
EVAP or Other Trouble Codes

January
Saddlebag Fuel Tanks & Pumps

February Early Edition
The Future of Emissions Testing

February
Air Springs & Electronic Shocks

March Early Edition
Hybrid Battery Cooling Fans

March
Hydroboost or Vacuum?

April Early Edition
Reduce Worry with Gauge

April
Neglected Brake Rotors

May Early Edition
Cracked Parking Brake Shoes

May
Fuel Pump Drive Modules

June Early Edition
Carpet Installation Tips

June
4WD Switch & ABS

July Early Edition
High Quality Fuel Pumps

July
EVAP Systems

August Early Edition
Steering Wheel Position Sensors

August
Coolant Air Bleeders

September Early Edition
Part Popularity

September
Simple but Brilliant Specialized Tools

October Early Edition
Battery Current Sensors

October
Ornery Power Seats

November Early Edition
Removing a Stubborn Shock

November
Diagnosing a Wheel Hub

December Early Edition
Restoring Headlamps

December
Diagnosing the Air Injection System


January Early Edition
Starter Motor/Starter Brush

January
Testing Struts/Shocks

February Early Edition
Where Have the Fuel Filters Gone?

February
Wiring by Region

March Early Edition
The Gasket Revolution

March
Oil Filters & Heart Icons

April Early Edition
Bumper Sensors

April
Alternator Output

May Early Edition
Modern Engine Design & Oil Consumption

May
Electronic Symptom or Root Problem?

June Early Edition
Fuel Pump & Housing Assembly Replacement

June
Easy Restoration Project with Dramatic Results

July Early Edition
Electronic Ignition Maintenance

July
Automatically Replacing Maintenance Parts

August Early Edition
Emergency Hose Kit

August
Parking Brake Shoes

September Early Edition
Daytime Running Lights

September
Hybrid Batteries

October Early Edition
Valve Stem Seals

October
Testing Relays

November Early Edition
Blower Motor Control Modules & Resistors

November
Voltage Drop Testing

December Early Edition
Frozen Batteries

December
Electric Pumps

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January Early Edition
Transmission Oil Coolers

January
Comparing Haynes and Chilton manuals

February Early Edition
See Farther Down Dark Roads

February
Automatic Transmission Fluid

March Early Edition
Water Pump Seals

March
What Does a Turbo Need to Stay Happy?

April Early Edition
The Timing Chain System

April
A/C Clutch Switches

May Early Edition
Fuel Tank/Pump Replacement

May
First Step in a Repair

June Early Edition
Winter-Blend vs Summer-Blend Gasoline

June
Destructive Bubbles/Cavitation

July Early Edition
Diesel Particulate Filters

July
Too Many Ground Wires

August Early Edition
Repair Manuals and Literature

August
High Compression Engines

September Early Edition
Pinch Welds and Jacks

September
Original Part Is Not Original(bulbs)

October Early Edition
New Parts for Old Cars

October
Coil-On-Plug Boots

November Early Edition
ABS Solenoids and Valves

November
Suspension and Wheel Damage

December Early Edition
A Great Way to Keep Track of Repairs

December
Classic Troubleshooting Techniques

January Early Edition
Replacing a Cigarette Lighter

January
Check the Check Valve

February Early Edition
Automotive Hoses Explained

February
Harmonic Balancers

March Early Edition
High Tech Safety Parts

March
Weird Engine Surging and Stalling

April Early Edition
ABS Wheel Speed Sensors

April
Standard & Reverse Rotation Water Pumps

May Early Edition
VVT Systems

May
Choose the Brands You Prefer

June Early Edition
Fuel Injected Engine Vapor Lock

June
Seeping A/C Hoses and Mystery Leaks

July Early Edition
The Missing Fuel Cap

July
Quick Dab of Paint to Assist Reinstallation

August Early Edition
Steering Wheel Position Sensors

August
GDI Fuel Pumps

September Early Edition
Drilled, Slotted and Grooved Rotors

September
Oil Soaked Serpentine Belt

October Early Edition
Blend Door Actuator Motors

October
Belt Drive System

November Early Edition
Checking for Good Ground Connections

November
LED Automotive Bulbs

December Early Edition
Strut/Coil Spring/Mount Assembly Installation Tip

December
Evaporative Emission System

January Early Edition
I Will Just Call Them All 4WD

January
Is Cooler Always Better?

February Early Edition
Don't Forget the Basics

February
Variable Valve Timing Solenoids

March Early Edition
Knock Sensor Knowledge

March
Oxygen Sensor Knowledge

April Early Edition
Testing Sensors

April
Electric Power Steering (EPS)

May Early Edition
Harmonic Balancer Replacement

May
A/C Condenser/Transmission Oil Cooler

June Early Edition
Testing Coolant

June
Radiator Fan Motors

July Early Edition
Old A/C System Repair

July
"Hot-Wired" Car Silliness

August Early Edition
Turn Signal Switches

August
Engine Stop/Start System

September Early Edition
Fuel System Cleaner

September
Power Steering Reservoir Filter

October Early Edition
Parking Aid Sensors

October
Speedometers and Speed Sensors

November Early Edition
Diesel Exhaust Fluid Injection

November
Compare Oxygen Sensors Types

December Early Edition
Heater Cores

December
Winter Fuel Economy

January Early Edition
Pre-Bled Clutch Master Cylinders

January
The $50+ Per Mile Car

February Early Edition
Overheated Caliper Pistons

February
Choosing an Oil Filter

March Early Edition
Oil Filters Part II

March
New Car Buying Guide

April Early Edition
TPMS Sensor on Spare Tire

April
Taking Parts to a Mechanic

May Early Edition
Your Engine’s PCV Valve

May
Weak Point in the Cooling System

June Early Edition
Catalytic Converter Failing?

June
Rust Pressure on Brake Hoses

July Early Edition
Motor and Transmission Mounts

July
Leaking A/C Compressor

August Early Edition
Ignition and Starter Switches

August
Alternative Muffler Options

September Early Edition
A/C Condenser & Radiator Fans

September
Caring for Boots

October Early Edition
HVAC System Plumbing

October
Used Car Buying Guide

November Early Edition
Load Adjusting Shock Absorbers

November
Turn Signal Tune Up

December Early Edition
Vapor Canister Replacement

December
Fixing Oil Leaks


January Early Edition
Belt Tensioners

January
Battery Chargers

February Early Edition
Crossover Pipes

February
Starter Solenoid

March Early Edition
Ford AOD/Throttle Valve Bushings

March
Transmission Troubleshooting

April Early Edition
New Car Marketing Messages

April
Gasoline Direct Injection Systems

May Early Edition
Sealed Beam Headlamps

May
Shock Absorber Longevity

June Early Edition
Power Window Motor Gears

June
High Intensity Discharge Headlamps

July Early Edition
Evaporative Emissions Systems

July
Camshaft & Crankshaft Sensors

August Early Edition
Mass Air Flow Sensors

August
How Long Do Fuel Injectors Last?

September Early Edition
Four Quick DIY Tips

September
The Heavy Duty Alternative Oil

October Early Edition
Alternator Troubleshooting

October
Tracking Down the Suspect Fuse

November Early Edition
Air Bag Clocksprings

November
Learning to Drive a Manual Transmission

December Early Edition
Malfunctioning Multi-Function Switch

December
Adjusting Wheel Alignment