Engines & Components

Motor oil is the lifeblood of every engine. Our guide will help you choose the best motor oil for your vehicle.

Swapping out stock components under the hood for polished or chromed pieces will grab attention at the next car show.

A clogged or failed MAP sensor can cause many issues. Fortunately, it's relatively easy to replace a MAP sensor.

The MAF sensor is arguably the most critical one in your engine. Many aspects of engine control are based on its readings.

Some vehicles have multiple batteries to power auxiliary electronics. In that case, you need a battery isolator.

Enthusiasts say the CVT transmission is slow, boring, and soulless. But there are reasons to reconsider.

Replacing the alternator belt is a relatively simple job. See our step-by-step guide, and learn about proper belt tension.

Over time, the narrow passageways within a carburetor will get dirty. Cleaning a carburetor keeps your car in top shape.

A timing light helps you set up classic engines to work at peak efficiency. Use this tool to fine-tune when the spark ignites the fuel.

DOHC engines use two camshafts on top of the engine’s cylinder head. Each one controls a different set of valves.

All batteries lose power over time, especially when not in use. The answer for a car in storage is a trickle charger.

A leak down test will show you how much compression each cylinder has and how well the cylinder is sealing.

Replacing a fuel pump is a moderate job for most DIYers. It takes three to five hours and requires no special tools.

Learn about car clutches, including how they work, parts, and common clutch problems.

Even if a spark plug says it is pre-gapped, that gap may not be correct for your vehicle. New spark plugs need to be gapped.

Over time, transmission fluid can become contaminated by dirt and metallic shavings. It needs to be periodically checked.

EcoBoost refers to gas-powered engines that combine smaller engines, fuel injection, variable camshaft timing, and turbocharging.

Over time, all fuel injectors eventually clog up with carbon deposits and debris from the fuel system.

Your radiator ensures the engine operates within a specific temperature range. Get advice about radiator leaks and how to fix them.

Diesel engines use glow plugs to heat the engine enough for diesel fuel to ignite. See our guide glow plug types and fixing problems.

A common trouble message for many vehicles is the P0302 engine code. What should be done to fix it?