1A Auto’s Best How-to & Diagnostic Videos of 2019

In this blog post, we share our picks for 1A Auto’s best how-to & diagnostic videos of 2019.

Each year we create tons of videos to help our customers diagnose and complete their own car repairs. Some of these videos become surprisingly popular and others gain as much attention as one might expect.

Of course we know your News Year’s resolution is to do more of your own auto repairs, so here’s a list of our most popular how-to and diagnostic videos from 2019 by views to help you in the new year.

“How to Replace Radiator 99-13 Chevy Silverado 1500”

Radiators will wear out over time, and this video covers a wide year range. If you need to replace the radiator on this popular truck or its cousin, the GMC Sierra, check out this video and find out how to replace it yourself.

“How to Replace Timing Belt with Water Pump 05-12 Honda Pilot”

Changing this timing belt and the water pump is a tougher job, but this video has steps to do it correctly and safely for the more experienced DIYer.

“How to Drain and Fill Transmission Fluid 07-16 GMC Acadia”

Want to learn how to change the transmission fluid in a 2007-2016 GMC Acadia? This video shows you how to check, drain, and refill the transmission fluid properly yourself.

“How to Replace Camshaft Position Sensor 07-13 Chevy Silverado”

If your camshaft sensor needs to be replaced, this video shows you how to replace it in 2007-2013 Chevy Silverados with a 4.3L V6 engine, including what to do if the sensor is old and broken during removal.

“How to Clean and Adjust Rear Drum Brakes”

Rear brakes can look confusing, and sometimes a soft brake pedal means they just need to be cleaned and adjusted. This video covers some common problems you may run into and some general tips needed to do this job right.

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“Why Is My Car Horn Broken and Not Working?”

If your horn sounds higher pitched or different, you might need to check the fuse, or locate, check, and possibly fix the relay. If that doesn’t work, it could be the terminals on the horn or the power at the electrical connector. This video also shows you what else to check if these aren’t the cause.

“Car Air Conditioner Making Noise? Simple Fix!”

If the A/C sounds like an airplane ready for takeoff, it could be the blower motor. This video demonstrates an easy fix you can do yourself to save the blower motor and silence the abnormal sound once it’s removed. Find a video for your year, make, and model in our how-to video library, and learn how to do this simple fix yourself.

“How to Replace Steering Wheel Coupler 11-14 Hyundai Sonata”

Steering wheel couplers had a recall in these Sonatas, and their replacement is a common repair for these cars. Skip the mechanic and save some money by watching this video to learn how to do this repair yourself.

“How to Fix/Repair Small Dents on Your Car by Yourself “

Dents can be frustrating but there are a few ways the small ones can be fixed without stripping the paint. All you’ll need is a dent puller, cloth, some soapy water, and hot glue. Check this video out to learn how.

“Clunking Noise When Driving Over Bumps?”

The most viewed video of 2019 covers a common problem in many vehicles. While driving over bumps, if you hear a minor clunk at the left or right rear wheel, our mechanic Len explains what may be the cause and what parts may need to be replaced to fix this issue.

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