What I Learned From My Dad, Pt. 1
If an issue is repeatable, it's fixable.
If you can't see the symptom, it's hard to do anything.
Walk away from a problem and do something else. You'll figure it out then.
The car doesn't care that it can't move. Only you do.
Diagnosing a problem correctly is rewarding.
The only thing more rewarding is correctly predicting the solution from a distance.
If there isn't an an aftermarket part available, that part probably isn't the issue.
The more aftermarket options are available, the less reliable that part is.
If a task is simple, no one makes a Youtube video for it.
If a task is very difficult, no one makes a Youtube video for it.
You don't pay for a mechanic's labor. You pay for physical application of his prior experience.
It either works or it doesn't.