Car Got A Whistle? Fix It Like The Pros

Vehicle whistling noiseEasy step by step guide on how to fix an automotive engine whistle, this information is displayed in order of probability and...

Need To Remove Your Door Panel? Do It Like a Pro

Door Panel RemovalEasy step by step guide on how to remove an automotive door panel, though the configuration may vary, the process is the...

Need To Open Your Car Hood? Here Is How

How to Open Your HoodStep by step guide on how to open an automotive hood release, this information pertains to most vehicles. Difficulty Scale: 1...

Car Door Not Closing? Fix It In 3 Easy Steps

Door Not ClosingStep by step guide on how to repair an automotive car door that wont close. This article pertains to all vehicles. Difficulty Scale:...

Need To Replace Your Door Lock Or Outer Handle? See How

Door Lock - Outer Handle ReplacementEasy to follow step by step guide on how to replace or remove an automotive door lock and outside...

How Torque Converters Work

Inside a Torque Converter The parts of a torque converter (left to right): turbine, stator, pump As shown in the figure below, there are four...

How Torque Converters Work

The Basics The torque converter is situated between the engine and the transmission. Just like manual transmission cars, cars with automatic transmissions need a way...

How Torque Converters Work

If you've read about manual transmissions, you know that an engine is connected to a transmission by way of a clutch. Without this...

How Anti-Lock Brakes Work

Anti-Lock Brake Diagram ­Anti-lock brake components HowStuffWorks Now let's put the parts together to see how anti-lock brakes work as a whole. This diagram provides both...

How Anti-Lock Brakes Work

The ABS System Anti-lock brake pump and valves The theory behind anti-lock brakes is simple. A skidding wheel (where the tire contact patch is sliding...

How Anti-Lock Brakes Work

Anti-Lock Brake Types ­Anti-lock braking systems use different schemes depending on the type of brakes in use. We will refer to them by the number...

How Anti-Lock Brakes Work

ABS Questions Should I pump the brake pedal when stopping in slippery conditions? You absolutely should not pump the brake pedal in a car with ABS....

How Anti-Lock Brakes Work

Location of anti-lock brake components. See more pictures of brakes. ­Stopping a car in a hurry on a slippery road can be very challenging....

How Disc Brakes Work

Disc Brake Diagram Disc brake components HowStuffWorks Now let's put the parts together to see how disc brakes work as a whole. This diagram shows the...

How Power Brakes Work

If you've ever opened the hood of your car, you've probably seen the brake booster. It's the round, black cannister located at the...

How Power Brakes Work

The Vacuum Booster ­ ­The vacuum booster is a metal canister that contains a clever valve and a diaphragm. A rod going through the...

How Power Brakes Work

The Booster in Action ­ ­The vacuum booster is a very simple, elegant design. The device needs a vacuum source to operate. In gasoline-powered cars,...

How Power Brakes Work

Power Brake Diagram HowStuffWorks Now let's put the parts together to see how power brakes work as a whole. This diagram provides both a closeup...

How Drum Brakes Work

Drum Brake Diagram ­ Now let's put it all together. The drum brake diagram below shows how all the parts of the brake work together. For...

How Disc Brakes Work

Disc Brake Basics Disc brake location Here is the location of the disc brakes in a car: The main components of a disc brake are:

How Disc Brakes Work

Self-Adjusting Brakes ­ ­The single-piston floating-caliper disc brake is self-centering and self-adjusting. The caliper is able to slide from side to side so it will move...

How Disc Brakes Work

Emergency Brakes Disc brake with parking brake ­ ­In cars with disc brakes on all four wheels, an emergency brake has to be actuated by...

How Disc Brakes Work

Servicing Your Brakes Disc brake pad Photo courtesy of a local Autozone store ­ ­The most common type of service required for brakes is changing the...

How Drum Brakes Work

Servicing Figure 9. Brake shoe Photo courtesy of a local AutoZone store ­The most common service required for drum brakes is changing the brake shoes. Some...

How Drum Brakes Work

The Drum Brake Figure 4. Parts of a drum brake ­ ­ ­The dru­m brake may look complicated, and it can be pretty intimidating when you...