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January Early Edition
Transmission Oil Coolers

January
Comparing Haynes and Chilton manuals

February Early Edition
See Farther Down Dark Roads

February
Automatic Transmission Fluid

March Early Edition
Water Pump Seals

March
What Does a Turbo Need to Stay Happy?

April Early Edition
The Timing Chain System

April
A/C Clutch Switches

May Early Edition
Fuel Tank/Pump Replacement

May
First Step in a Repair

June Early Edition
Winter-Blend vs Summer-Blend Gasoline

June
Destructive Bubbles/Cavitation

July Early Edition
Diesel Particulate Filters

July
Too Many Ground Wires

August Early Edition
Repair Manuals and Literature

August
High Compression Engines

September Early Edition
Pinch Welds and Jacks

September
Original Part Is Not Original (bulbs)

January Early Edition
Replacing a Cigarette Lighter

January
Check the Check Valve

February Early Edition
Automotive Hoses Explained

February
Harmonic Balancers

March Early Edition
High Tech Safety Parts

March
Weird Engine Surging and Stalling

April Early Edition
ABS Wheel Speed Sensors

April
Standard & Reverse Rotation Water Pumps

May Early Edition
VVT Systems

May
Choose the Brands You Prefer

June Early Edition
Fuel Injected Engine Vapor Lock

June
Seeping A/C Hoses and Mystery Leaks

July Early Edition
The Missing Fuel Cap

July
Quick Dab of Paint to Assist Reinstallation

August Early Edition
Steering Wheel Position Sensors

August
GDI Fuel Pumps

September Early Edition
Drilled, Slotted and Grooved Rotors

September
Oil Soaked Serpentine Belt

October Early Edition
Blend Door Actuator Motors

October
Belt Drive System

November Early Edition
Checking for Good Ground Connections

November
LED Automotive Bulbs

December Early Edition
Strut/Coil Spring/Mount Assembly Installation Tip

December
Evaporative Emission System

January Early Edition
I Will Just Call Them All 4WD

January
Is Cooler Always Better?

February Early Edition
Don't Forget the Basics

February
Variable Valve Timing Solenoids

March Early Edition
Knock Sensor Knowledge

March
Oxygen Sensor Knowledge

April Early Edition
Testing Sensors

April
Electric Power Steering (EPS)

May Early Edition
Harmonic Balancer Replacement

May
A/C Condenser/Transmission Oil Cooler

June Early Edition
Testing Coolant

June
Radiator Fan Motors

July Early Edition
Old A/C System Repair

July
"Hot-Wired" Car Silliness

August Early Edition
Turn Signal Switches

August
Engine Stop/Start System

September Early Edition
Fuel System Cleaner

September
Power Steering Reservoir Filter

October Early Edition
Parking Aid Sensors

October
Speedometers and Speed Sensors

November Early Edition
Diesel Exhaust Fluid Injection

November
Compare Oxygen Sensors Types

December Early Edition
Heater Cores

December
Winter Fuel Economy

January Early Edition
Pre-Bled Clutch Master Cylinders

January
The $50+ Per Mile Car

February Early Edition
Overheated Caliper Pistons

February
Choosing an Oil Filter

March Early Edition
Oil Filters Part II

March
New Car Buying Guide

April Early Edition
TPMS Sensor on Spare Tire

April
Taking Parts to a Mechanic

May Early Edition
Your Engine’s PCV Valve

May
Weak Point in the Cooling System

June Early Edition
Catalytic Converter Failing?

June
Rust Pressure on Brake Hoses

July Early Edition
Motor and Transmission Mounts

July
Leaking A/C Compressor

August Early Edition
Ignition and Starter Switches

August
Alternative Muffler Options

September Early Edition
A/C Condenser & Radiator Fans

September
Caring for Boots

October Early Edition
HVAC System Plumbing

October
Used Car Buying Guide

November Early Edition
Load Adjusting Shock Absorbers

November
Turn Signal Tune Up

December Early Edition
Vapor Canister Replacement

December
Fixing Oil Leaks


January Early Edition
Belt Tensioners

January
Battery Chargers

February Early Edition
Crossover Pipes

February
Starter Solenoid

March Early Edition
Ford AOD/Throttle Valve Bushings

March
Transmission Troubleshooting

April Early Edition
New Car Marketing Messages

April
Gasoline Direct Injection Systems

May Early Edition
Sealed Beam Headlamps

May
Shock Absorber Longevity

June Early Edition
Power Window Motor Gears

June
High Intensity Discharge Headlamps

July Early Edition
Evaporative Emissions Systems

July
Camshaft & Crankshaft Sensors

August Early Edition
Mass Air Flow Sensors

August
How Long Do Fuel Injectors Last?

September Early Edition
Four Quick DIY Tips

September
The Heavy Duty Alternative Oil

October Early Edition
Alternator Troubleshooting

October
Tracking Down the Suspect Fuse

November Early Edition
Air Bag Clocksprings

November
Learning to Drive a Manual Transmission

December Early Edition
Malfunctioning Multi-Function Switch

December
Adjusting Wheel Alignment

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

January Early Edition
Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

January
Removing Spark Plugs

February Early Edition
Oxygen sensors

February
Oxygen Sensors (Older Cars)

March Early Edition
A/C Repair

March
OE Hub Assemblies

April Early Edition
Brake Flushing

April
Jump Starting

May Early Edition
Diesel Engine Air Intakes

May
Fighting Crime in Seattle

June Early Edition
Aftermarket Part Solutions

June
Brittle Plastic Clips

July Early Edition
Anti-Seize Compound & Torque

July
Condition of Serpentine Belt

August Early Edition
Power Window Motor

August
Brake Pad Squealing

September Early Edition
Cabin Air Filters

September
PT Cruiser TIPM

October Early Edition
P0335 & P1372 OBD-II Codes

October
Ford Fuel Pump & Pontiac MAF Sensor

November Early Edition
Dodge Ram A/C System

November
Engine Oil Viscosity

December Early Edition
Car-Intensive Parenting Program

December
Maintenance Free Air Filter

January Early Edition
Platinum Anniversary Gift

January
Voiding warranty

February Early Edition
Regenerative Braking

February
Modern Glow Plugs

March Early Edition
Counterman Stirs Up Trouble

March
Post-Winter Inspection

April Early Edition
A/C Refrigerant

April
Diagnosing a Hub Assembly

May Early Edition
Emissions Standards Explained

May
A/C System Blowing Warm Air

June Early Edition
Power Brake Solutions

June
Modern Belts & Hoses

July Early Edition
Motor Mounts

July
Protect Your Catalytic Converter

August Early Edition
COP Ignition Coils

August
Flex Fuel Vehicles

September Early Edition
Parts Replaced as Sets

September
Catalog as a Cross-Reference Tool

October Early Edition
Plastic Engine Parts

October
Cost of Replacement Headlamps

November Early Edition
Winterizing Against Vermin

November
Internal Structure of a Fuel Filter

December Early Edition
Modern Oil Filter Cartridges

December
Spark Plug Electrodes

January Early Edition
Power Steering Pulley Tool

January
Bent Control Arms

February Early Edition
Battery Cable Corrosion

February
Drive by Wire Technology

March Early Edition
Identifying Under Car Drips

March
Repairs Children Can Help With

April Early Edition
Wiper Motor Replacement

April
Shock Replacement Intervals

May Early Edition
Strut/Coil Spring/Mount Assemblies

May
Rack & Pinion Bushings

June Early Edition
A/C Blower Motor

June
Ignition Systems

July Early Edition
Fixing Something That Is Not Broken

July
Fuel Pressure

August Early Edition
ABS Wheel Speed Sensors

August
Summer Vacation & Dodge B250

September Early Edition
Father-Daughter Repair Project

September
Running a Fuel Tank Empty

October Early Edition
The Neutral Safety Switch

October
Emissions Test Tips

November Early Edition
The EGR Valve

November
Diverse Set of Automobiles at Show

December Early Edition
DIY Oil Change Challenges

December
Spindle (Hub) Nuts

January Early Edition
Throttle Position Sensors

January
Cash for Clunkers

February Early Edition
Automotive Fix Potions

February


March Early Edition
Private Label Warranties

March
RockAuto Part Advice Wiki

April Early Edition
The Part Is Probably Available New

April
Their Old Car Was My New Car

May Early Edition
Springtime Maintenance Checklist

May
Cuban DIYers

June Early Edition
FedEx & UPS Trucks

June
Monroe Technology Class

July Early Edition
The Elusive World Car

July
Meeting OE Brake Part Specs

August Early Edition
Using the Right Tools

August
When Oxygen Sensors Fail

September Early Edition
Timing Belts & Chains

September
Preventative Maintenance

October Early Edition
RockAuto’s Ten Year Anniversary

October
Maintain a Parking Brake System

November Early Edition
Crime Solved in Washington State

November
Better Than OE Replacement Parts

December Early Edition

December
Yellowed & Crazed Headlamp Lenses


January
Emission Parts Get New Respect

February Early Edition
Booster Seat Laws

February
Right To Repair

March Early Edition
5 MPH Bumpers

March
All the Car Needed Was a...

April Early Edition

April
Leaky Engine Transformed

May Early Edition
Investing in Low Cost Used Cars

May
Improve Your DIY Skills

June Early Edition
Rust Belt Cars

June
300 HP Sedans

July Early Edition
Hypermiler

July
Don't Always Blame the O2 Sensor

August Early Edition
Spark Plugs on Newer Cars

August
CNG Powered Vehicles

September Early Edition
1987 Oldsmobile Tech Tip

September
Oxygen Sensor Terminology

October Early Edition
New Ground Connection from Battery

October
Belt & Hose Engineering

November Early Edition
Automatic Transmission Tips

November
Potential Demise of the Big Three

December Early Edition
Winter Preparedness

December
Christmas Oil Filter