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10 Things in Your Late Model Car You Didn't Know You Could Fix.

The complexity of modern vehicles makes some projects a no-go for newbies, veteran Portsmouth, R.I., mechanic Paul Roderick says. Don't try to replace fuel or water pumps (because of their inaccessibility) or the shoes in drum brakes (because of their mechanical intricacy) unless you really know what you're doing, and "forget about electrical problems, unless the problem is a blown fuse." But, Roderick says, there are still plenty of auto DIY projects, like these, for weekend warriors.

The Toolman

Thu Mar 28 2013 02:12:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

True that all those things can be done by a novice mechanic, but at the same time if you're not comfortable with swapping out your fuel pump, I some how doubt you'll be properly diagnosing a faulty O2 sensor or idle air control valve...

Thu Mar 28 2013 17:03:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jeff Regal

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