Here you will find my 10 of my highest rated videos from YouTube which are based from users found throughout the world. Tutorials videos range from a variety of topics such as automotive repairs or modifications, electronics, small engines, recreational vehicles, knot tying, photo editing, product reviews, and much more.
Video tutorial on the five different reasons as to why your keyless entry or key fob doesn't work. This video is based on the reasons as to why the key fob or keyless entry doesn't work completely as in operating the lock, unlock, panic, trunk and door features all together. If only one button doesn't work or your vehicle doesn't start, well that can be relating to another issue.
Tutorial video on how to diagnose a faulty water pump in your vehicle. This video consists of two different areas which include gaskets or the bearing. Now this does vary between make and models of vehicle of what type of water pump your vehicle is equipped with. Some do have mechanical clutch fans like what is shown in the video, others don't. Some water pumps can be driven by an accessories belts, other by a timing belt, they can also be hidden under a timing belt cover if your vehicle has is a timing belt engine. Any faults with the water pump could be just routine maintenance or causes by another issue under the hood which in turn causes premature failure of the pump.
Video tutorial on how to remove the push lock style fuel line fittings on a vehicle. This is a very common style found on most vehicles today that are used on a variety of applications on the fuel system, but can also be found on other components such as transmission lines. This style fitting does not incorporate a clip that needs to be remove or a tab that has to be depressed. A speciality tool is required which is very inexpensive. You can make your won removal tool as well, but with that comes the risk of damaging the lock on the fitting or having the homemade tool break during the removal process. This particular tutorial was done on a 1997 BMW 540i.
Video tutorial on how to replace the battery and complete disassembly of a Volkswagen key fob. The disassembly includes how to open the case, remove the battery, circuit board, and buttons. During disassembly, some remote may need to be reprogrammed if the vehicle's module does not remember this particular key you are working with. This keyless remote is found in the years of 2002 to 2009 and the models include Beetle, Golf, Jetta, Bora, and Passat. Part number HLO 1J0 959 753 DC & HLO 1J0 959 753 AM. This particular tutorial was done on a 2004 Volkswagen Golf.
Video tutorial on how to get your vehicle unstuck in the snow. If you manage to get stuck in the winter, it can be certainly frustrating and you also risk damaging your vehicle. This can include burning up your tires, hard on cv or u joints in axles or driveshaft, and the transmission. Here I am working with a rear wheel drive truck which are known to be worse in the snow as they have minimal weight over the drive wheels. If you are spinning the wheels and not moving, stop. This will create heat, melting the snow into ice under the tires, not allowing the vehicle to gain traction. Beyond that, this will also put excessive wear on your tires.
Video tutorial on how to unfreeze your vehicle's door locks during the winter. Some vehicles are equipped with heated door locks, some are not. This is something which you will need to refer to your owners manual. If in the event your lock is frozen, DO NOT force it. You can risk the chance of bending the key, breaking the key, or damaging the lock assembly. This particular tutorial was done on a 1997 BMW 540i.
Video tutorial on the five different ways to remove a stuck drum on a brake assembly. Depending on how the drum is stuck will affect which method is needed to remove the drum. You should get able to get an idea of how the drum is stuck by trying to move it. Either by rotating or trying to pull it from the hub. If you are able to rotate the hub, then the pads aren't against or stuck to the braking surface. Therefore it can be rusted to the hub or has a lip on the backside which is catching up on the pads. As long as you're able to pull the drum back slightly from the hub, then you are only dealing with a lip issue on the inside of the drum. Now on the other hand, if you cannot rotate the drum, then the pads are engaged either by rust, stuck wheel cylinder, or stuck parking brake.
Video slideshow that outlines how to repair sheet metal. This demonstration was done on a lawn tractor mower deck, but the same principles can be applied to auto body work on vehicles. Most automotive body panels do use a thinner gauge steel, so when welding, more care will have to be taken to reduce the amount of heat distortion. In the video I did use a flux core mig welder, but an argon unit can be used as well.
Video tutorial on how to program or add a new remote to your Dodge. This particular Dodge product I am working with is a 2003 Dodge Dakota, but this procedure does apply to other Dodge models, as well as Chrysler, Plymouth, and Jeep models. In order to add or program a keyless remote, you must have a working existing one. Up to four keyless remotes can be programmed to one vehicle. When adding or programming remotes, you must add all the extra remotes within 30 seconds during the programming sequence.
Video tutorial on how to troubleshoot and test a relay on a 12 volt application. Relays are used for numerous applications on your vehicle or small engines such as lawnmowers, snowblowers, tractors, etc to switch a high amperage circuit using low amperage. These applications can be either lighting, fuel pump, auxiliary fans, hvac fan, horns, window defrosters, power windows, etc. Some relays can be more complicated than others consisting of extra electronic components like diodes or transistors to remove the surplus of electricity and prevent voltage spikes, they can also be either normally open (NO) or normally closed (NC), and there can be two or more separate relay devices in one unit.