How To Test Your Car Starter
In this video, you will learn how to test your starter real simple before
taking your starter to the auto parts. you will learn all three steps:
Solenoid, Motor and Overide Clutch testing. the goal of this video is for
you to understand the function of the different elements that make up the
starter and to help you diagnose starting problems with a more accurate
approach. video done by Jesus Cabrera of Chabot College MCOM 61.
How to Troubleshoot a Starter Problem
Learn how to diagnose and troubleshoot an automobile no-start condition.
Includes procedures for performing battery load tests and starter tests.
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Peugeot 406 Timing Belt Change
Changing a timing belt on a peugeot 406 2.0 HDi 110 DW10ATED
The car has around 122,000 miles and apparently it had a new belt put on at
79,000 miles but there was no receipts so to be sure i changed it.
It is quite an involved job, a lot of things to do and it needs to be done
right otherwise it can wreck the cars engine.
I would recommend reading the Haynes Manual and this, and reading them a
number of times to fully understand what is involved:
The tensioning procedure i did not show completely in the video as its hard
to show on camera and its best if you read the guide to see how its done.
I also replaced the water pump as its good to do when your in there, the
crankshaft oil seal was leaking hence all the oil/sludge in the area,
engine degreaser was used liberally to clean up the area and timing belt
covers before putting the new belt on.
Videos that will also help:
Crankshaft pulley replacement:
Filling coolant and bleeding the cooling system on a HDi:
I hope this video helps to show what is involved with a timing belt change
on a 2.0 HDi DW10ATED engine, but i strongly recommend that you read the
manual and the other guides.
I only intend for this video to help and condense the timing belt
replacement procedure, any suggestions on how to do things differently are
Diagnosing Starter Problems- EricTheCarGuy
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Once again I team up with BBB Industries to bring you the basic steps in
starter diagnosis. If you suspect a bad starter you might want to run
through these checks before you commit to get a new one, you just may find
that you don't need a starter but rather some other issue is causing the no
Click below and Stay Dirty
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Servicing/rebuild your starter motor
When most starters quit, they only need a clean-up of water or oil
ingression and carbon dust deposits, their brushes and commutators are
New starters cost hundreds $ and any parts could be hard to find. Servicing
them with a bit of creativity could save you some money. Brushes could be
somehow extended but the commutator segments have to be long enough.
Brushes could be as short as 5.5mm not 55mm, my slip.
Do maintain electrical separation between the baseplate + housing + 2 bare
wired brushes (ground side) and cable terminal + 2 insulated brushes +
armature coil (battery positive terminal side).
Total service time on this starter: 1 hr
Astra Turbo - Rocker Cover Gasket Renewal
My first video, it's a bit slow and boring. But was a good test.
On an engine with hydraulically adjusted valve clearance, the rocker cover
gasket may never get changed in routine maintenance.
The gasket on this car hasn't been changed for 120,000km's and was leaking
New gasket = cleaner engine bay :)
How To Test A Car Starter With A Screwdriver And Jumper Cables!
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Replacing Head Gaskets On A Ford Taurus 3.0L V6 OHV Engine. With Time Lapse. RWGresearch.com
What dose it take to Replacing Head Gaskets On A Ford Taurus 3.0L V6 OHV
Well... i got to find out first hand, and you get to watch and enjoy!
if your about to do this job your self please watch and you will have a
good understanding of how to do it. or at least whats involved.
This was a weekend project and i thought i would document it for fun... and
to help others.
This would have cost me between $1200-$1600 as a local shop. depending on
where i took it.
i did this job my self for just over $200 including the fallowing:
head gasket kit
new head bolts
new coolant reservoir
new spark plugs
RTV Black sealant
Quick set epoxy
and some coolant system flush.
for me it was better than buying a new car...
lets hope it lasts...
(Update) just hit 200K yeah well worth the 250ish $$$ fix!! :) watch here:
God bless and have fun!
Some time life throws you curve balls... for me i swing hoping to hit it
out of the park... this time i did! :)
PS. Thanks Rawbush for getting me the correct specs for all the bolts!!!!
TEAM WORK! :)
Impala - Rear Valve Cover Gasket replacement (3800 Series II)
This is how you change the rear valve cover gasket on a Chevy Impala 3.8L
(3800 Series II). The method used in this video is WITHOUT taking off the
fuel rail and fuel injectors and plenum. This present a problem with a
tricky bolt that's next to the fuel injector. You don't necessarily save
time doing it this way as opposed to removing the Plenum and fuel
rail/injectors but it's less hassle if you're worried about seating the
injectors back into place and everything. It will take you some time to get
one of the 13mm bolts out that's next to the second injector in the back.
Also this method was attempting to get the valve cover off without removing
the alternator and tensioner assembly. There is not enough clearance to
lift the cover off without removing it. So go ahead and remove the
1. Disconnect Neg Terminal from the battery (8mm)
2. Remove the plastic cover by twisting off the oil cap piece
3. Remove the rear "brace bar" (black bar going from left to right) two
13mm on each side
4. Remove the Coolant Recovery tank and set aside (two 10mm nuts)
5. Remove the alternator
6. Remove the bracket holding the alternator to the engine by the fuel
injector (10mm I believe)
7. Remove the tensioner assembly (Three 15mm bolts, one of them is hidden)
8. Remove 6 valve cover bolts (10mm)
Follow in reverse order to re-assemble, use Permatex Medium blue loctite on
the the bolts for the valve cover, you can also change the grommets, but
it's not necessary. (They are only $10 for both front and back valve