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How Does Jog Lever Boat Steering Work?

How Does Jog Lever Boat Steering Work?

A Tiller Instead of a WheelWhen the tiller of a sailboat is put over to change direction, the boat changes direction; if the boat is steered to the right and the tiller is not returned to center, the boat will continue to the right until the tiller -- and thus, the rudder -- is again.........[Read More]
My Corolla Won't Start

My Corolla Won't Start

Toyota Corollas are compact sedans, originally launched in Japan in 1966. Corollas made their way to the United States in 1968 and since then have undergone a wide variety of enhancements. These vehicles are a popular choice among Americans, with more than 30 million sales since their debut, accord......[Read More]
Virginia Outboard Exhaust Regulations

Virginia Outboard Exhaust Regulations

Boaters should ensure that their motors comply with state regulations on exhaust and emissions.outboard motor boat image by Wimbledon from Fotolia.comGliding through clear waters on a warm day is an enjoyable form of recreation for many who live near the water. In Virginia, boaters on the.........[Read More]
How to Tie a Cargo Net

How to Tie a Cargo Net

Using a cargo net to tie down your things during a move or trip is a good way to secure your belongings during travel. It's fast and easy to do by yourself in your driveway. You do not need any tools to tie the net.......[Read More]
How to Change the Rear Brakes on a Motorcycle

How to Change the Rear Brakes on a Motorcycle

Every motorcyclist should have a basic set of maintenance skills under his belt. While some tasks require tools and skills beyond the scope of the average rider, procedures such as changing the oil and brake pads can be performed in the comfort of a home garage or driveway.......[Read More]
The Best Materials For Your Covering Your Car

The Best Materials For Your Covering Your Car

The sun can be devastating to your car's paint. Protecting it means choosing polyester based fabrics that contain UV inhibitors. The infusion of these inhibitors help extend the life of materials used for this application. Keep in mind as well the protection you will need for the interior of yo......[Read More]
How to Replace Brake Pads on a GMC Sierra

How to Replace Brake Pads on a GMC Sierra

General Motors Corporation (GMC) equipped late-model Sierras with front and rear hydraulic disc brakes. Pressurized brake fluid from the brake master cylinder causes the pistons in the brake calipers to expand and clamp the brake pads onto the rotor. Brake pads, made from a composite friction materi......[Read More]
What Kind of Oil Does a Troy Bilt Tiller Use?

What Kind of Oil Does a Troy Bilt Tiller Use?

Troy-Bilt tillers use either Honda or Troy-Bilt engines. Some models are equipped with transmissions, while other smaller tillers use a reduction gear box to support operation. Regardless of which Troy-Bilt tiller model you have, it requires oil and maintenance for best results.......[Read More]
How to Replace SLS Headlights

How to Replace SLS Headlights

If a headlight is burned out or broken on your Seville SLS, it should be replaced immediately. Fortunately, the design of the front end on the Seville SLS simplifies the process of replacing the headlight. There is plenty of room for your hands near the headlight assembly, no special tools are neede......[Read More]
How to Use a Jegs Pinion Depth Tool

How to Use a Jegs Pinion Depth Tool

A Jegs Universal Pinion Depth Setting Tool may used to measure the exact pinion depth of automotive differential components. A Jegs pinion depth tool is similar in design to pinion depth measuring tools produced by other manufacturers, and is used in the same fashion. Measurements are taken by attac......[Read More]
How to Replace the Starter Solenoid on a 2003 Mercury Sable

How to Replace the Starter Solenoid on a 2003 Mercury Sable

When you turn the ignition in your 2003 Mercury Sable, it sends an electrical charge from the battery to the starter solenoid. The solenoid then turns on the motor inside of the starter. This process happens in an instant; if it doesn't, your car will not start. Over time, the electrical pulses star......[Read More]
Car Electrical System Troubleshooting

Car Electrical System Troubleshooting

A vehicle that shows signs of electrical problems can be frustrating, as many people refuse to tamper with electricity. However, with the right tools and information, even a novice can troubleshoot some of today's common auto electrical issues.......[Read More]
Bright Hypersilver

Bright Hypersilver

A BMW wheel finished in bright hypersilver.......[Read More]
How do I Retrieve Trouble Codes From a 1990 Toyota Pickup?

How do I Retrieve Trouble Codes From a 1990 Toyota Pickup?

Get a jump start on troubleshooting your Toyota pickup by accessing the error codes. When the engine experiences a problem, a trouble code is stored in the vehicle's computer for your retrieval. Each code is stored as a number, revealed in a series of "check engine" light flashes when accessed. Two-......[Read More]
How to Install Spark Plugs in a 1996 Volkswagen Jetta

How to Install Spark Plugs in a 1996 Volkswagen Jetta

The Volkswagen Jetta was first introduced in 1979. It evolved from the VW golf hatchback and revamped to include a trunk in place of the hatchback. This, plus several body refinements brought the Jetta to the forefront of the consumer market. The name Jetta is a reference to the Atlantic jet stream.......[Read More]
How to Fix a Front Door That Sticks

How to Fix a Front Door That Sticks

If you notice a loud noise when you close or open your door, or if you can feel it sticking, this will need to be fixed. The causes of front door stick are varied, and you will first need to troubleshoot the issue to narrow down how to fix the problem. Most sticks are simple and require just a few m......[Read More]
2003 Kia Spectra Specifications

2003 Kia Spectra Specifications

Kia introduced the Spectra to North America at the 2000 Los Angeles Auto Show. For several years, the company had been successfully selling the same car in Korea, where it was known as the Shuma. In the United States, the Spectra was marketed as an affordable car with the look and feel of.........[Read More]
How to Change a Wiper Motor on a Jeep Cherokee

How to Change a Wiper Motor on a Jeep Cherokee

The wiper motor assembly on a Jeep Cherokee controls the wiper arm assembly. Over time, the motor assembly may fail, but there is no designated service life on the motor. When it fails, it can be sudden. Replacement motors can be purchased from a Chrysler dealership or any auto parts store for the y......[Read More]
CV Joint Problems

CV Joint Problems

A car's constant velocity (CV) joints normally do their job of keeping the wheels rolling smoothly and securely for more than 100,000 miles. Damage to the protective boots that cover these joints, however, can lead to serious problems. A defective CV boot can let grease escape and grit enter, wrecki......[Read More]
How to Remove the Fuel Line Clips in a 2007 Ford Escape

How to Remove the Fuel Line Clips in a 2007 Ford Escape

Ford Motor Company employs plastic U-shaped clips to hold the fuel line connectors to the fuel lines on the 2007 Ford Escape. While this method ensures a tight fit, it makes taking the fuel lines apart difficult if you don't have the proper tool. As with all automotive repairs, you can often substit......[Read More]