In this guide, you will see how we replaced a muffler without welding. Rust, noisy or leaking exhaust are common problems, and often the only fix is to replace the muffler.
While we show you we changed the muffler on a Nissan Altima, the instructions apply to many makes including Acura, Ford, Audi, Toyota, Honda, BMW, Lexus, Porche, Chevrolet, etc.
The key is to buy an exact fit muffler for your particular make, model and year.
What you will need
To fix your exhaust problems, you will need a few tools and a new muffler.
If your vehicle was involved in an accident and the airbags deployed, the airbag module will need to be replaced or reset in addition to replacing the deployed airbags.
You can't reset or clear crash data with and SRS/airbag scanner because hard codes get stored in the airbag module after an accident.
Your options are replacing the airbag module, which typically costs between $650-$1500 or use one of the repair services below to reset your airbag module.
You will need to remove the airbag module from your vehicle and mail it to have it reset.
Are you looking for a free car history report? Don't waste time looking for ways to get free CarFax History Reports. This new service provides free history reports that allow you to check for title problems.
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This service is completely free but doesn't provide quite as many details as CarFax and AutoCheck reports. You will be able to check title status and vehicle specifications.
You park your car, turn off the ignition and start walking away. Then you notice the engine cooling fan is still running even though the car is turned off.
It is ok for the engine cooling fan to keep running for a few minutes after you turn off the car. Your car fan will run for a few minutes after you turn off the car then turn off.
This is normal in many vehicles such as BMW or Mercedes-Benz, the radiator fan may run up to five minutes and sometimes longer.
In this article, we go over the procedure on how to change the engine oil in a car. We drain the oil from the oil pan and change the filer as recommended by most car manufacturers.
It is possible to change the engine oil by using an oil extractor. For help with that procedure see our guide on how to change engine oil using an oil extractor.
What you will need
First, let's take a look at some of the tools needed to change your oil.
You turn on the key or press start and all you hear is a click or a few repetitive clicking sounds.
While at first, you may not think this is a battery problem, because the radio and lights work but 9 out of 10 times this problem is caused by a weak battery.
In this guide, we explore possible problems that may trigger the stability control warning on the dashboard.
Traction control light may be labeled as ESC / ESP / DSC depending on your car manufacturer.
This guide applies to cars equipped with any of the following systems:
ESC - Electronic Stability Control
ESP - Electronic Stability Program
DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
If the stability control light is on, one of the following components could be the culprit.
It is not uncommon for a seat belt to not release. Let's take a look at how you can release a stuck seat belt and common problems that can get your seat belt stuck.
While the problem is often caused by a twisted seat belt, in other cases the problem can be an indication of a more serious issue.
It is not uncommon for the seat belt to get stuck or need to be replaced after an accident. In this article, we go over the steps to replace a seat belt retractor.
Replacing the seat belt retractor is a simple job that can be completed in an hour. Below you will find general instructions on how to replace a seat belt retractor.
A steering wheel that shakes when braking can be an unnerving experience for a driver. Feeling the steering wheel shake or vibrate while the car is in motion or while braking can be indicative of a larger problem that should be investigated as soon as possible.
In this article, we discuss some of the most common problems that cause the steering wheel to shake when braking.
If your car horn is not working, take a few minutes to go over these common problems and what you can do to fix it yourself.
The most common problems that will cause your car horn not to work are either the horn itself is bad or the clock spring mounted behind the steering wheel is bad. When the clock spring is bad it is very likely that your airbag or SRS warning light comes on at the same time.
Why your car horn is not working:
Do you hear a hissing noise coming from the brake pedal? The noise may be there constantly, or you may only hear it when you press the gas pedal.
If you hear a hissing noise from under the dashboard that changes when you press or release the brake pedal area, it most likely is a brake booster that is failing.
Has your car window stopped working? If your car window will no longer go up and down or makes a strange noise if you press the window button the problem in most cases is a bad window regulator.
Other possibilities include blown fuse or defective window switch. In this guide, we go over common problems that can prevent a car window from going up and down and how to fix it.
In this article, we will help you get a better understanding of what a blown head gasket means, how to check for a blown head gasket yourself.
If your engine is overheating or you suspect a blown head gasket, stop driving to avoid further damage to your engine.
In this article and video, we explain the signs of bad engine mount (may also be referred to as motor mount). An Engine Mount is a rubber and steel component that prevents excessive engine movement during driving or reversing.
The purpose of the engine mount is to absorb engine vibration, engine torque and also support the engine.
Also, it allows the engine to flex to a certain degree but not so much to the point it put stress on the transmission and drivetrain. In this guide, you will learn how to check if your engine mounts are bad.