Category Archive: Tutorials

Oct 09

2004 Elantra GT Front Upstream o2 Oxygen Sensor Replacement

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Upsteam o2 Sensor replacement on an 04 Elantra. Quick and Easy!

Sep 29

Poverty Guide to Saving Money when Buying Parts

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Nine times out of ten, when your car needs to be serviced, you will need parts. Sometimes you just need fluids or maybe some ECU tuning, but that isn’t as common as removing worn/failed parts and replacing them to get back on the road. And since you are part of the Poverty Garage crew, you …

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Sep 25

Five Easy Tips for Pulling Parts from a Junkyard

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Not all parts are available at parts stores. Interior parts, clips, fasteners, lights and lenses can all be hard to source items. Maybe you lost a bracket or misplaced some bolts, or maybe you got upset because something wont come loose so you destroyed it in a fit of rage.   One option is to …

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Sep 20

How to Replace a Downstream Oxygen Sensor (o2)

Plagued by the check engine light? Don’t know what to do next? Fear not, for you have come to the right place! Commonly, a check engine light will signify a sensor that needs to be replaced. In this case, it was the downstream (after the catalytic converter) o2 sensor. This sensor is easy to locate, …

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Sep 17

How to Acquire Tools: The Poverty Way


I know a lot of you may be new to auto repair, and thats great! It’s always good to see someone want to know how to repair their own vehicle because in most cases parts are cheap and labor is not. The first hurdle you will face is to actually acquire tools. If you want …

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