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Transmission Repair Knowledge Isn't Always Automatic

Transmission Repair Knowledge Isn't Always Automatic

In the world of automobiles there are several words that come to mind such as car, truck, steering wheel and gas prices. One thing that may not be as well-known, however, is the term transmissions. As some eventually find out, it is a very important to a vehicle's overall performance.......[Read More]
How to Adjust the Idle Screws on a Carburetor

How to Adjust the Idle Screws on a Carburetor

Your motorcycle relies on a proper mixture of air and fuel to power its motor. This mixture is governed by the carburetor, which pulls air into a channel called a venturi and mixes with gas before entering into the motor. At a standstill, the air must pass through a small opening between the throttl......[Read More]
How to Paint Your Rims Perfectly

How to Paint Your Rims Perfectly

If you want to have perfect-looking painted rims without taking them into the mechanic shop, you can do it yourself as long as you put careful attention on the details. Painting your rims perfectly means making sure that the paint is completely even, looks exactly the way you want it and doesn't get......[Read More]
How to Replace Chevrolet Truck Rotors

How to Replace Chevrolet Truck Rotors

There are several decisions to make when replacing a Chevrolet truck rotor. One important rule is to install new brake pads and a new rear grease seal with new rotors. Installing new bearings is not a must; however, take care to keep the old bearing and race together as a set. The choice of brake pa......[Read More]
How to Replace the Fog Lamp of a Mercedes E430

How to Replace the Fog Lamp of a Mercedes E430

Fog lamps are essential for safe driving. They provide illumination designed to penetrate thick fog that can roll out onto your path when it is completely unexpected. If the lights aren't completely operational, you may face a dangerous situation in which you are forced to drive your Mercedes E430 t......[Read More]
How to Put Adhesive Stripes on a Car

How to Put Adhesive Stripes on a Car

Applying an adhesive strip onto the side of a car is a simple process. As long as the surface of the car is clean, and you take your time during installation, the process will go smoothly. Allot a few hours to complete the task just to make sure you have enough time to design the stripe placement an......[Read More]
Important Import Auto Repair Tips To Keep In Mind

Important Import Auto Repair Tips To Keep In Mind

All over the globe, imported car sales have increased according to various reports. What does this mean to the maintenance of such vehicles? Purchasing a BMW, a Mercedes-Benz or any other type of imported vehicle can be rather expensive, but completing their respective automobile repairs doesn'......[Read More]
How to Adjust the Clutch in a Toyota Corolla

How to Adjust the Clutch in a Toyota Corolla

Adjusting the clutch of the Toyota Corolla is something you can do yourself. You can change the pedal height, the free play and the point where it engages. Checking the fluid level in the reservoir is also an important part of clutch care.......[Read More]
How to Change a Timing Belt on a Honda

How to Change a Timing Belt on a Honda

Timing belts should be changed before they go out. A timing belt that breaks or jumps off the teeth of the gears can cause a lot of expensive damage to a Honda engine. Most Honda cars call for the timing belt to be changed every 100,000 miles. Changing the timing belt can be done before this to prev......[Read More]
How to Install an Engine

How to Install an Engine

Now that you are finished assembling the engine or have the engine replacement on hand and hanging on the hoist, you are ready to install it. Installing an engine requires patience, coordination and planning. First, make sure the intake and exhaust manifold, brackets, sensors and other accessories w......[Read More]
How to Replace a Thermostat in a 1996 2.3L Ford Ranger

How to Replace a Thermostat in a 1996 2.3L Ford Ranger

Engine coolant thermostats are designed to open and close based on the temperature of the engine. When closed, they prevent the engine coolant from entering the engine to cool it down. This works wonders when you need the engine to warm up, but is counter-productive if it fails to open when the engi......[Read More]
How to Hook Up a Starter for a 1996 Pontiac Grand Am GT

How to Hook Up a Starter for a 1996 Pontiac Grand Am GT

When a car will not start and the battery and solenoid have been checked and found operational, chances are the starter needs attention. The older starter can be removed and rebuilt, or a new starter can be purchased for installation. The starter on a 1996 Pontiac Grand Am GT can be removed by disco......[Read More]
How to Remove Holley Boosters

How to Remove Holley Boosters

Holley carburetors are popular because of their serviceability and the number of upgrades available. Boosters are one component you can tailor to fit your engine's performance needs. Upgrading a carburetor booster can give your motor an enhanced throttle response. This means that when you apply the ......[Read More]
How to Charge a BMW Battery

How to Charge a BMW Battery

The battery on your BMW is designed to hold the electricity created by the alternator and store it for when you need it later, such as when you need to start the car. If the battery is dead, before you decide to change it out for a replacement, give it a charge just to make sure it's not temporarily......[Read More]
How to Replace Spark Plugs on a Gold Wing GL1200

How to Replace Spark Plugs on a Gold Wing GL1200

A Honda Goldwing GL1200 is a large motorcycle with a 1,200 cc engine. This motorcycle operates with four spark plugs installed on the top of the engine block. On some Goldwing models, cover plates must be removed from the sides of the engine in order to allow access to the spark plugs. In order to c......[Read More]
The Old Junker

The Old Junker

An old junker staying on a property is unsightly. It lowers the value of the land and it makes the value of other houses in the neighborhood go down. This is why so many try to stay away from living next to junky neighbors.......[Read More]
What Does the Powertrain Include?

What Does the Powertrain Include?

Cars rely on several mechanical components to generate power. This power must be converted into a form that can propel the car, or allow it to move. A powertrain helps with this function.......[Read More]
How to Paint a Car With a Satin Finish

How to Paint a Car With a Satin Finish

Automotive paints are becoming more custom than ever before. Several finishes are now available, including a satin finish. A car with a satin finished paint job can really stand out from a crowd of regular paint jobs.......[Read More]
How to Reset the Computer on a 1992 GMC Jimmy

How to Reset the Computer on a 1992 GMC Jimmy

Starting in the late 1970s, vehicles were equipped with on-board computers that were specific to each vehicle. This often meant a trip to the dealership service center for diagnosis and computer resets. The 1992 GMC Jimmy was no exception. A GM-specific computer scan tool must be used to read and cl......[Read More]
How to Change a Taillight Lens on a 2003 Honda CR-V

How to Change a Taillight Lens on a 2003 Honda CR-V

Honda introduced a compact SUV, the CR-V, in the 1997 model year. This SUV featured elongated taillight assemblies on its rear end that set it apart from other SUVs. In 2002, Honda redesigned the CR-V, but retained the elongated taillight assemblies, though they were slightly longer. This body style......[Read More]