On the old car blog we focus on automobiles that are 10 to 20 years old. These soldiers of the working class help us get to work and take our kids to school every day.
Unfortunately, the quality of these automobiles fresh off the assembly line was somewhat questionable. I performed dealership level warranty repairs on these cars from the 80s, 90s and most of the 2000 decade.
I've seen firsthand that even when these units were brand spanking new they could be a basket full of problems. Add in the ravages of time and high mileage and I think it’s safe to say these cars will most likely be troublesome to the day they wind up at the local junkyard.
Automotive computers continued to evolve quickly through this two decade period of time. Not only did the computer communication speeds increase the quality of the automotive sensors they connected to also improve with every passing year.
Below you'll find articles outlining specific problems and solutions that plague these aging forms of transportation. The old car blog also includes an RSS feed that helps you monitor when new posts are created. Although this real simple syndication seems to be a thing of the past, we still find some value in it.
In fact, since it's an old-school method of communication it seems to fit in perfectly with our old-school rides. Tell your friends that you just subscribed to The Old Car Blog RSS feed and they might think you have timed warped a decade back into the past.
See what you should do after buying a used car that will make you safer. This simple task can pay dividends for as long as you own this automobile.
Who's responsible for an oil change performed incorrectly? The auto repair shop bears responsibility. See how to handle the situation correctly.
Fixing Chrysler AC evaporator core problems is expensive. Review the root cause of the problem and weigh the pros and cons of a DIY repair.
What makes for a good first car? Safe transportation that you spend more time driving than fixing. Review some guidlines for buying a first car.
Is DIY automotive maintenance still possible? Learn how to tell a DIY car repair from something you should pay an auto mechanic to do.
See how easy replacing Nissan cabin filters is on the Maxima, Altima and Murano. The instructions and video also cover the Infiniti pollen filters.
This auto repair tools quiz is a tough one. Car mechanics use some strange looking equipment to fix automobiles. How many can you get right?
Review common ignition module failure issues on popular makes and models. Discover symptoms associated with ignition control module problems.
See mass air flow sensor parts known to be unreliable. Review common symptoms and check engine light codes for failed MAF sensor components.
We're finding the heating and air conditioning control panel on older GM vehicles unreliable. Review symptoms of a failed car AC control head.
The Nissan knock sensor code remains a common issue on many models. Repairing it the right way is a tough job, but there may be a simpler solution.
See how a bad car AC relay causes your AC to blow warm air. More importantly find replacement parts, diagnostic steps and technical tips to solve this issue.
Camshaft position actuator solenoid valve codes P0110 through P0115 explained. See component location diagrams, repair procedures and updated parts.
Learn how to handle intake air temperature sensor diagnosis and repair. See the complaint, cause and correction for P0113 IAT sensor malfunction.
Do you think all old cars have bad AC systems? Review two of the biggest automotive air conditioning system innovations in recent years.
Review the top five cheap cars that look expensive. These luxury automobiles have timeless style and high performance at bargain basement prices.
Review 5 maintenance items your car needs at 100k miles. This list is important for those buying a high mileage car with an unknown history.
The car repair knowledge quiz quickly tests your depth of automotive knowledge. Answer five simple questions and grade your auto repair skills.
Can you rebuild a carburetor yourself? Review common internal carburetor problems, the overhaul procedure and how to make bench adjustments.