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How to Change a Flat Tire
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How to Change a Flat Tire

Tire blowouts and flats: it will happen to all of us at some point. The key is knowing what to do when the situation arises. Every vehicle owner should learn how to properly change a tire incase a flat happens when help is far away.......[Read More]
How to Fix the Serpentine Belt on a 2000 Buick Regal
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How to Fix the Serpentine Belt on a 2000 Buick Regal

The serpentine belt on the 2000 Buick Regal is one whole component that controls all of the front engine accessories. Once the serpentine belt is damaged or cracked, it cannot be fixed and it will have to be replaced. The ribs on the inside of the serpentine belt travel inside the grooves inside of ......[Read More]
How Is the Washer Pump Replaced on a 2002 Chrysler Town & Country Minivan?
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How Is the Washer Pump Replaced on a 2002 Chrysler Town & Country Minivan?

The 2002 Chrysler Town and Country minivan has two washer pumps: One for the front windshield and one for the rear window. Replacing either pump is easy. This information also applies to other model years and Dodge minivans.......[Read More]
Black and Decker Jump Starter JUS500IB: One of the World’S Finest Battery Boosts
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Black and Decker Jump Starter JUS500IB: One of the World’S Finest Battery Boosts

The Black&Decker JUS500IB is absolutely one of the most reliable battery boosters available today. With its compact size along with its ability to revive even the most totally drained out car batteries, this battery booster ... ......[Read More]
How to Test a Fuel Pump Relay on a 94 Ford Ranger
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How to Test a Fuel Pump Relay on a 94 Ford Ranger

A broken fuel pump relay causes a malfunctioning pump, starving the engine of fuel. The engine may stutter, stall or not start at all. Luckily, you can test the fuel pump relay in a 1994 Ford Ranger without buying any additional parts, relays or special tools. Almost all novice mechanics can test th......[Read More]
How to Replace a Serpentine Belt on a 2001 Ford Taurus
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How to Replace a Serpentine Belt on a 2001 Ford Taurus

If the belt on your Ford Taurus is slipping or making noise, it is time to replace it. The serpentine belt is responsible for turning the alternator, water pump and other accessories on the engine. If the belt fails, the engine will overheat and the alternator will not properly charge the battery. T......[Read More]
Fuel Pressure Testing Tools
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Fuel Pressure Testing Tools

Fuel pressure tester tools essentially break down into two categories: vacuum pressure tester kits and fuel pressure tester kits. These devices can be used in conjunction with computer systems in modern vehicles or threaded through the fuel systems of older automobiles to help diagnose.........[Read More]
How Do I Get to the Number One O2 Sensor on a 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette?
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How Do I Get to the Number One O2 Sensor on a 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette?

The oxygen (O2) sensor is part of the emissions control system on the Oldsmobile Silhouette. The sensor measures the oxygen content in the engine exhaust and transmits this data to the vehicle's computer via an electrical wire. The computer interprets the data and adjusts the air/fuel mixture whil......[Read More]
How Do I Replace a Radiator in a 1997 Chevy Truck?
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How Do I Replace a Radiator in a 1997 Chevy Truck?

The 1997 models of Chevy trucks were available in several styles ranging from the AS10 to the 3500 3/4-ton truck. They were also manufactured with two- and four-wheel drives and with automatic and manual transmissions. One of the differences in the transmissions is at the radiator. Automatic transmi......[Read More]
All About a Car Battery Charger
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All About a Car Battery Charger

We hope to educate you in your car battery care and the maintenance of the battery. Also the use of a car battery charger in this maintenance process.......[Read More]
How to Replace the Taillights in a Subaru Outback
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How to Replace the Taillights in a Subaru Outback

Whether you use your Subaru Outback for exploring the wilderness or hauling groceries through the 'burbs, make sure you always replace its taillights when they burn out. The replacement bulbs only cost a few bucks and installing them is a breeze, so there's no reason not to do the job yourself. Thes......[Read More]
How to Connect F1 Terminals
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How to Connect F1 Terminals

Strong connection points between electronic components will help reduce the likelihood of malfunctions and failures within an electrical system. Certain types of batteries and wire connections may feature "Blade" type F1 terminals. Terminals such as F1 connectors feature a rectangular shape with a w......[Read More]
How Does an Automatic Car Transmission Circulate Fluid?
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How Does an Automatic Car Transmission Circulate Fluid?

Transmission fluid maintains proper engine performance while keeping transmission components cool and lubricated among other responsibilities. Significant engine damage can result from insufficient transmission fluid levels or fluid pressure in the system.......[Read More]
Fram Oil Filter Dimension Specifications
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Fram Oil Filter Dimension Specifications

Using the proper tools to remove or install an oil filter will help ensure that no damage is done to the filter.oil filter tools image by CraterValley Photo from Fotolia.comOil filters come in numerous sizes and shapes. While the sizes and dimensions are identical regardless of the.........[Read More]
Alloy Wheels - How to Keep Them Looking Great
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Alloy Wheels - How to Keep Them Looking Great

Clean, shiny alloy wheels look great on your car, however preventing them looking dull and dirty calls for repeated maintenance and attention, which starts even before attaching the wheels to the car with a coating ... ......[Read More]
How to Check an Idle Air Control Valve
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How to Check an Idle Air Control Valve

The idle control valve in your vehicle is mounted on the throttle body and controls the air flow into the engine from around the throttle body. The valve, as the name suggests, controls the idle. When this valve is dirty, your vehicle will have a hard time idling. Check to see if the valve is functi......[Read More]
Definition of Auto Alignment
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Definition of Auto Alignment

Auto alignment or wheel alignment refers to lining up the wheels to point the vehicle in a straight line. Proper alignment means that the wheels and the vehicle body all point in the same direction.......[Read More]
The Effect of Ethanol on Cars
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The Effect of Ethanol on Cars

With laws in almost every state making mandatory the inclusion of ethanol in automotive fuels, its effect on vehicles has become a serious concern for the average person. How it affects the mileage, performance, and reliability of their vehicles are the most voiced issues today. With it now being us......[Read More]
 F.R.E.E Vehicle Inspection?
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F.R.E.E Vehicle Inspection?

Why do people shy away from a no-charge offer regarding their vehicle? (This has to be one of the most used come-ons in advertising....F.R.E.E) Here is an example of how we get turned off because ... ......[Read More]
How to Calculate Mustang Wheel Rate
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How to Calculate Mustang Wheel Rate

No matter the size, year, style and brand of the mustang wheel in a car, truck or SUV, the technique to determine wheel rate is the same. Wheel rate, which is spring rate actually measured at the wheel, is the amount of force it takes to compress a spring 1-inch. You can use an equation to calculate......[Read More]