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Motor Repair Tips

Motor Repair Tips

A good engine repair begins with efficient diagnosis.american v8 engine image by kenmo from Fotolia.comAll mechanical systems will eventually fail, including your engine. Over a long enough period of time, you'll eventually replace every single component in the engine until nothing.........[Read More]
How to Remove Bed Rails From a Ford Ranger

How to Remove Bed Rails From a Ford Ranger

The bed rails on a Ford Ranger protect the top of the bed walls from damage caused by moving cargo in and out of the bed and secure cargo in the bed. However, it is hard to prevent damage to the bed rails themselves over the course of a Ranger's lifetime. In the event your bed rails get damaged, or ......[Read More]
How Do I Know If My AC Is Low on Freon?

How Do I Know If My AC Is Low on Freon?

During the summer months, it is important to make sure your car's air conditioning system is in peak condition. Having low levels of Freon in the AC system can keep your car's climate control system from effectively cooling your car's interior. If you're AC system is not cooling properly or not cool......[Read More]
How to Replace a Thermostat on a Polaris ATV

How to Replace a Thermostat on a Polaris ATV

If your Polaris All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) is overheating or not warming up quickly enough, you may need a new thermostat. The vehicle's thermostat controls the flow of coolant to the engine. If you get too much flow, your ATV may not warm up properly. If you don't get enough flow, your engine may ov......[Read More]
How to Replace a Brake Line in a Cadillac Escalade

How to Replace a Brake Line in a Cadillac Escalade

Some Cadillac Escalades have problems with the brake lines running too close to the exhaust manifold, thus overheating the brake fluid. Make sure the brake lines are positioned properly on your Cadillac and replace them if needed. Consult your mechanic and make sure you purchase a replacement kit ap......[Read More]
How to Remove the Front Grille on a 2005 Trailblazer

How to Remove the Front Grille on a 2005 Trailblazer

You will need to remove the front grille of your 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer to replace the headlights or to replace a damaged grille. Don't be overwhelmed at the idea of removing parts of the truck body. This is a job you do at home. If you need to replace the grille, order a replacement from an aut......[Read More]
Important Factors in Buying Jeep Accessories

Important Factors in Buying Jeep Accessories

Right after buying your most awaited jeep, the next thing you have in mind is to buy the jeep accessories that would make your jeep very well be identified with you. This article is about some valuable factors that you need to consider when planning to buy jeep accessories for your favorite ride.......[Read More]
How to Inspect the Exhaust System on a Nissan Altima

How to Inspect the Exhaust System on a Nissan Altima

To keep your Nissan Altima safe from toxic emissions and provide a smoother ride, part of your regular maintenance schedule should include a visual inspection of the exhaust system. Late-model cars' systems may include one or two exhaust manifolds and mufflers and at least one catalytic converter to......[Read More]
How to Determine if a Car Air Filter Needs Replacing

How to Determine if a Car Air Filter Needs Replacing

The cleanliness of the air filter in your car is one of the most significant determinants of your gas mileage. A severely dirty filter can cost you hundreds of dollars per year in added fuel costs. But if you check out your filter every time you get an oil change, you can replace it as needed and he......[Read More]
Below Are the Five Most Typical Substandard Purposes of Dual Batteries

Below Are the Five Most Typical Substandard Purposes of Dual Batteries

Use a second battery to perform the plow all by itself. This technique will not connect the extra battery towards the getting supply and calls for it are associated with a terrain charger when the ... ......[Read More]
How to Install Outside Mirrors on a 2004 Ford F-250

How to Install Outside Mirrors on a 2004 Ford F-250

If the outside mirror on your 2004 Ford F-250 is damaged or electrically inoperable, you don't have to pay a body shop to install a new one. A few tools and some technical savvy will have you installing an outside mirror in no time. The procedure is the same for F-250s between the years of 1999 and ......[Read More]
Recommended Auto Transmission Additives

Recommended Auto Transmission Additives

Transmissions sometimes function better when the right additives are incorporated.car image by Maxim Kulemza from Fotolia.comMechanics disagree about whether or not all transmission additives are a good thing. Some believe that transmission additives damage the rubber seals on the.........[Read More]
How to Replace a Washer Reservoir in an Isuzu Pickup

How to Replace a Washer Reservoir in an Isuzu Pickup

The washer fluid reservoir in an Izusu pickup truck is located near the back of the engine cavity in front of the passenger's side wheel. This holds the liquid used to clean debris off the windshield. Replacing the reservoir is necessary when it has a leak or crack, and changing the reservoir requir......[Read More]
How to Repair Wiper Arms on a 2005 Accent

How to Repair Wiper Arms on a 2005 Accent

A few words can sum up a car's windshield wipers: under appreciated and integral. The simplistic design of the wiper arm on a 2005 Hyundai Accent makes replacing the arm easy, as long as you have a wrench and a knife.......[Read More]
How to Add Oil to a Hydraulic Floor Jack

How to Add Oil to a Hydraulic Floor Jack

A hydraulic floor jack is a device used to lift heavy objects or to apply force. Instead of screw threads employed by standard mechanical jacks, hydraulic jacks use hydraulic cylinders to create high linear forces. Hydraulic jacks use an incompressible and self-lubricating fluid, typically oil, that......[Read More]
How to Escape a Flooding Car Accident

How to Escape a Flooding Car Accident

In the aftermath of a natural disaster, even those who weren't affected by the damage begin to wonder "What if?" What would you do should this kind of misfortune reach your doorstep? This is what to do when your car is damaged by flood.......[Read More]
How do I Replace Glow Plugs in New Holland Tractors?

How do I Replace Glow Plugs in New Holland Tractors?

New Holland TC29D and TC33D tractors come equipped with 3 cylinder diesel engines. The TC29D come with a 29 hp engine while the TC33D come equipped with a 33 hp engine. Both engines incorprorate glow plugs to heat the cylinder chamber during cold starting conditions. Faulty glow plugs will cause the......[Read More]
Manual Transmission Facts

Manual Transmission Facts

There's no question that cars equipped with manual transmissions are fun to drive. Driving one, you're more engaged with your car. You're in direct control of every aspect of how your car will perform on the road. Still, while you might know what it does, you might not know how your manual transmiss......[Read More]
Video: How to Remove the Dryer Heater in Car AC Repair

Video: How to Remove the Dryer Heater in Car AC Repair

Video Transcript Any time that you remove a bad compressor, you have to flush the AC system out, replace the orifice tube and replace the dryer or the accumulator. You are either going to have a dryer type system or an accumulator type system. Likewise, you will either have an orifice.........[Read More]
Tips For Keeping Your Car in Top Shape

Tips For Keeping Your Car in Top Shape

When you take care of your car you will be less likely to have to dig in to your savings for Utah auto repairs. With the economy being the way it is currently it is more important than ever to keep your car in great shape. ......[Read More]