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  • Blog Post: Chilton Releases Hyundai Factory Service Manual Information

    Announcing factory diagnostic and service information covering all major systems, subsystems, and components specified by Hyundai, including back to the mid-90s for older models: Accent Azera Elantra Elantra GT Entourage Equus Genesis Genesis Coupe Santa Fe Sonata Tiburon Tucson Veloster...
  • Blog Post: An Annual Car Show

    Story and photography by Steve and Tracy Junker Recently our town hosted an annual car show. We live in rural America, so this was not a huge car show, but maybe that makes it more fun. When speaking with one of the vehicle owners, we learned that his truck was not well received at an earlier show...
  • Blog Post: Announcing New Audio Component!

    ChiltonDIY.com | ChiltonPRO.com | Chilton.Cengage.com You can have Chilton's repair procedure steps read out loud. Text-to-speech technology highlights each word on the page as it is spoken. It’s easy to use – just click Listen . If you have low vision, don’t...
  • Blog Post: BMW Beginnings: The Crucial Years of BMW’s Infancy

    The story of how BMW began is as confusing as any story about a major company’s initial development (see Cadillac’s early history ), made even more so by the language and business practices of another country. BMW’s emergence involved a great number of people who were either involved...
  • Forum Reply: RE: My vehicle runs fine until it reaches temperature then sputters out and stalls

    Sorry to hear that! You can look up your vehicle's make/model at . There you can browse the table of contents before purchasing the online manual to see what is covered. Just click on the plus signs to reveal the subheadings. Subscribe to view, print, and save from the removal and installation...
  • Blog Post: Chilton Releases Ford Factory Service Information for Cars, SUVs, Vans, & Trucks - 1996-2015 Model Years

    Announcing ChiltonDIY factory service information specified by Ford. Included in this new release: Ford Lincoln Mercury Key data in this release: Comprehensive factory diagnostic and service information Service manual graphics Technical service bulletins (TSBs) and Recalls...
  • Blog Post: Chilton Releases General Motors Factory Service Information for Cars, SUVs, Vans, & Trucks Covering 1998-2015 Model Years

    Announcing ChiltonDIY factory service information specified by General Motors. What's included in this new release: Buick Cadillac Chevrolet GMC Hummer Oldsmobile Pontiac Saturn Key data in this release: Comprehensive factory diagnostic and service information...
  • Blog Post: Top 5 Brake Complaints and How to Resolve Them

    Story and Photography by Jim Marotta I think we can all agree that the braking system is the most important safety device on any vehicle. Since people place such a high value on their car's ability to slow and stop, it is smart to pay attention to brake issues. Let's review...
  • Blog Post: Air Pump Ailments – Secondary Air Injection Systems

    Spark-ignition engines produce the largest amount of pollution during a cold start. Until the engine and the catalytic converter reach operating temperature, more fuel is needed, producing larger quantities of carbon monoxide and unburnt hydrocarbons. Air injection reaction systems reduce pollution...
  • Forum Reply: RE: 1997 GMC Jimmy SLE 4x4

    Recheck your repair work on the wiring. If you pulled on the wire harness, recheck all the wires! Then move on to diagnose your 4X4 problem. A scan tool can assist you in diagnosing the transfer case shift problem. Try tapping on the shift motor, if it engages, chances are you have a bad transfer case...
  • Forum Thread: how to clean egr vavle for 1995 Cadillac eldarado

    cleaned throttle body but still runs rough at stop lights driving runs good how do I clean egr vavle and removel
  • Forum Reply: RE: 2005 Chrysler 300C 5.7L Hemi Brake Light problem

    Hi there! There are two diagrams relating to the stop lamp inhibit relay in ChiltonDIY, to view them in your subscription, follow this path from the navigation outline: Wiring < Lighting < Exterior Lights < Rear Lighting If you haven't already, subscribe to the information for the...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Don't know what's wrong with my car

    Hi Sierra. Have the LeSabre's front and rear suspension checked for loose or worn suspension components for your clunking noise. Check the tires for uneven wear, balance and alignment. There is a technical service bulletin (TSB) that might apply. It is called "Info on popping or thunk noise...
  • Forum Thread: 1996 Chevy IROC Radiator Pressure & over heating issue

    I just bought a 1986 Chevy Camaro Iroc and when I take the radiator cap off cold and start the car, it runs perfect, but after a while it starts gushing hot water out the radiator cap hole! Need help as I have leukemia and very limited on funds, so don't want to waste money! Help would be GREATLY...
  • Blog Post: I Can See Clearly Now: Windshield and Wiper Care

    By Tracy Junker We’ve all been there. It is raining just enough to make a mess of the windshield, but not enough to really clean it. And the wiper blades just make the situation worse! It is easy to forget about wiper blades until we need them. However, it’s best to evaluate wiper...
  • Forum Reply: RE: 1993 liclon towncar

    Hi there. Ford's keyless entry module for the 1993 Lincoln Town Car is accessed through the glove box. Ford recommends following these steps to remove the module: 1. Drop the glove compartment door. 2. Remove the nut on the module bracket assembly. 3. Remove the bracket assembly from the...
  • Forum Reply: RE: 1993 liclon towncar

    Hi there. Ford's keyless entry module for the 1993 Lincoln Town Car is accessed through the glove box. Ford recommends following these steps to remove the module: 1. Drop the glove compartment door. 2. Remove the nut on the module bracket assembly. 3. Remove the bracket assembly from the...
  • Blog Post: Oil Change: What is the best maintenance interval?

    by Jim Marotta The 3,000 mile oil and filter change is as much a part of the American car culture as hot rods, car hops and whitewall tires. Whether we perform it ourselves in the driveway or watch while the family “mechanic” puts the car up on the lift and drains the oil, we think of...
  • Blog Post: Fighting Rust: Some Chemistry and Solutions

    Story and Photography by Ryan Lee Price Left unchecked and in constant contact with oxygen and moisture, rust will eventually convert all available iron into… more rust. Life On Earth Thanks to ... Rust? Approximately 4.6 billion years ago, when the solar system birthed, hydrogen...
  • Blog Post: A Quick and Easy Way to Bleed a Brake System

    Story and Photography by Ryan Lee Price One of the most important steps in making the brakes safe and reliable for everyday use is to properly bleed the system. The concept behind bleeding a brake system is to remove any air bubbles left in the lines. It is essential to bleed the brakes before operating...
  • Blog Post: A History of the Invisible Wall: Pursuit of Aerodynamics, Part 2, Going Mainstream

    By Ryan Lee Price Aerodynamics was great for racecars, airplanes and boats, but through the 1910s and 20s, car design was still function over form. Production car designers drew the square-shaped car built on a carriage chassis with foot boards, sunshades on the exterior of the windshields...
  • Blog Post: How To Tell If Your Wheel Bearings Are Bad

    You Hear Noise While Driving When a wheel bearing or hub assembly is bad, it will usually make a noise. The noise can vary when you turn, and also with speed. A grinding noise indicates that your wheel bearings are bad, and you should replace them. Common noises are squeaks, chirps, squeals...
  • Blog Post: Riding on Air: How Tire Pressure Affects Your Car's Performance

    By Ryan Lee Price Having a portable air compressor handy is the best way to make sure your tires maintain their proper inflation. (Photo by Ryan Lee Price) What supports the weight of your car as you amble down the road? If you said tires, you’re wrong. Technically, the air inside...
  • Blog Post: Which Antifreeze is Right for Your Vehicle?

    By Jim Marotta Back in the day, no matter which brand you chose, antifreeze was green. The glycol-based formula contained silicates as corrosion inhibitors. You mixed the antifreeze 50/50 with water and poured it in the radiator. As the engine operated, the antifreeze performed its primary...