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How to Replace a Toyota Sienna Mass Air Flow Sensor

How to Replace a Toyota Sienna Mass Air Flow Sensor

The vehicle's computer uses the mass air flow (MAF) sensor to measure the air volume going through the air intake system in your Toyota Sienna. The data from this and other sensors determines fuel feed volume, cylinder fire and transmission shift time. Since the sensor is fairly accessible, you can ......[Read More]
How to Remove a W211 Instrument Cluster

How to Remove a W211 Instrument Cluster

Most Mercedes-Benz vehicles require a specific Mercedes-produced removal rod to remove the instrument cluster. The W211 vehicles, also known as the Mercedes E-Class, are no exception. This rod can be purchased directly through a Mercedes-Benz dealership or online through various stores. This removal......[Read More]
How to Remove Car Scratches With Super Glue

How to Remove Car Scratches With Super Glue

Scratches represent one of the most common cosmetic defects to plague cars, but that doesn't make them any less unsightly. Fortunately, most day-to-day scratches, such as those little nicks sustained from public parking spaces or even grooves from a malicious keying, only penetrate through the car's......[Read More]
How to Pull Out an LS1

How to Pull Out an LS1

In 1997, General Motors replaced its legendary small block engine with a totally new design, the LS1. Found in everything from Corvettes to work trucks, the LS1 soon became the must-have engine for any GM performance enthusiast. Chances are, your LS1 has plenty of miles on it by now. Whether rebuild......[Read More]
How to Install a Chevy 350 Timing Chain

How to Install a Chevy 350 Timing Chain

The timing chain on a Chevrolet 350 engine (also known as the 350 SBC, for small block Chevy) rotates the camshaft in synchronization to the crankshaft rotation. After years of service (or tens of thousands of miles of use) timing chains can stretch. This can affect the performance of the engine. Ad......[Read More]
Luxury Cars Painting Las Vegas - The Way You Want It

Luxury Cars Painting Las Vegas - The Way You Want It

There are a ton of distinctive approaches to enhance the presence of your luxury cars or simply provide for it a look that appears to be more in vogue in your eyes. Whether you are ... ......[Read More]
How to Repair Tire Rubber

How to Repair Tire Rubber

It is not surprising that Goodyear is often associated with tires. Charles Goodyear improved a primitive form of rubber that tended to melt in heat and humidity into a waterproof rubber, which is still used for tires today. Despite a tire's durability, it is possible to develop a hole in the rubber;......[Read More]
Will an Alignment Cause Tires to Be Noisy?

Will an Alignment Cause Tires to Be Noisy?

Proper tire alignment keeps the vehicle tracking straight and extends tire life. It is performed at various mechanic and repair shops, and it is a considered regular vehicle maintenance.......[Read More]
Brake Repair: How To Stay Out Of The Shop

Brake Repair: How To Stay Out Of The Shop

Brake repair, it's hard to say whether or not there is one "most important" part of your vehicle. Obviously the engine has something to say about that distinction, as does the carburetor and the seats themselves. But when it comes to driving safely, perhaps no other component of your ......[Read More]
Electronic Automotive Diagnostic Tools

Electronic Automotive Diagnostic Tools

Electronic automotive diagnostic tools are used to identify problems in your vehicle. These tools can generally be used on a wide variety of makes and models. Electronic diagnostic tools read problem codes from a vehicle's onboard computer system to identify potentially problematic areas for mechani......[Read More]
How to Remove a Muffler From a 2006 Dodge RAM

How to Remove a Muffler From a 2006 Dodge RAM

Adding a performance exhaust to your Dodge truck can add horsepower as well as a deep, rich sound to your vehicle. Although there's some heavy lifting involved, taking off the stock muffler isn't very difficult to do. In this case, the project vehicle is a 2006 Dodge Ram SRT-10, but the process is s......[Read More]
How to Fix a Cracked Dashboard With Permatex

How to Fix a Cracked Dashboard With Permatex

All car dashboards attract dirt and dust, but if you've ever gotten careless with your keys or had passengers who just couldn't keep their shoes off the dash, you know that actual damage to the dash can ruin the look of a car. The Permatex system contains a strong adhesive and filler designed to rep......[Read More]
What Is a Brake Clip?

What Is a Brake Clip?

Brake clips are small retaining pins that serve an important role in the function of car brakes. They act as stoppers to keep brake shoes fastened to your vehicle.......[Read More]
2000 Chevy Cavalier Specifications

2000 Chevy Cavalier Specifications

The Cavalier served as the main American competitor for the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla.Car's wheel image by Fenia from Fotolia.comThe Cavalier served as Chevrolet's entry into the compact car segment from 1982 to 2005. The third-generation of this vehicle was introduced as a model.........[Read More]
About the Porsche Boxster

About the Porsche Boxster

The Porsche Boxster is a mid-range sports car designed in the 1990s to compliment Porsche's existing line of vehicles. It is unique in that it was designed first as a roadster, with a soft-top roof. Earlier convertibles from Porsche were always based around a hard-topped roof. It offers performance ......[Read More]
Nissan 200Sx Headlight Installation

Nissan 200Sx Headlight Installation

Replacing the headlights in a Nissan 200SX requires more time than it does in many other cars. Because of the performance design of the motor and body, the engine compartment of a 200SX is packed with parts and accessories that fit together like an intricate puzzle. Though replacing the bulbs still ......[Read More]
Should You Change Fluid on an Old Transmission?

Should You Change Fluid on an Old Transmission?

Should older vehicles be treated the same as a new vehicles?rare old car image by pearlguy from Fotolia.comDon't change the transmission fluidSome auto mechanics believe that it's best to not change the automatic transmission in older vehicles. This is especially true if the transmission.........[Read More]
Johnson Outboard Specifications

Johnson Outboard Specifications

Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty ImagesJohnson Motor Company began in 1921. Throughout its history the company produced aircraft engines, compressors for refrigerators and boat motors. Ralph Evinrude and Steve Briggs purchased part of the company in 1935, creating Outboard Marine and.........[Read More]
How to Remove a Wiper Blade on a New GM Vehicle

How to Remove a Wiper Blade on a New GM Vehicle

When you get caught in a rainstorm with your new GM vehicle and the wiper blade breaks, you will want to remove the wiper blade and replace it as soon as possible to prevent a possible accident because of your impaired vision. The wiper blades on new GM vehicles are conveniently attached to the wind......[Read More]
How to Use a Circuit Tester on a Car

How to Use a Circuit Tester on a Car

A circuit tester is a simple mechanism in the form of a pen with a light bulb and a ground lead with an alligator clip. The circuit tester is used for locating live (battery positive) wires and ground wires. It could also be used for locating and identifying short circuits and battery draws. The vol......[Read More]