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How to Install MSD Spark Plug Wires

The spark plug wires on your car's engine are small but important components of the ignition system. If the wires are in poor condition then the spark may not be sent reliably to the plugs. A common upgrade is also replacing the existing plug wires with larger, more efficient wires that send a stron

How To Maintain Car Engines For Fuel Efficiency

Fuel efficiency of car engines is considered as an imperative and essential factor when buying a new car, all thanks to the high fuel prices. By following these easy to follow guidelines, you can not only improve your car engine's fuel economy by up to 25 percent but also increase your engine l

How to Pass Your Car Mot Test

What is car test? The MOT test, as it is often called, is an acronym of Ministry of Transport test. Every car owner in UK whose vehicle is more than 3 years old must have ...

How Do You Insulate the Cap of a Pickup Truck?

The modern truck cap is made with fiberglass, a suitable material because it can be molded into many shapes and is strong. One of its weaknesses, however, is that it doesn't have a very high R-value, which is a rating of a material's ability to resist heat transfer. To protect your cargo against tem

How to Replace a Windstar Door Lock

Door locks on the Ford Winstar can wear out over time. The driver-side door lock is especially prone to wear, as it is the one most often used. The door lock on this vehicle comes in two parts if it has power locks. The door lock, bolted to the inside of the door jamb, is part of the latch assembly.

How to Change the Coolant Sensor & Antifreeze in a 1999 Saturn

The 1999 model Saturn came equipped with a coolant sensor, whose purpose was to relay information about the coolant’s temperature to the instrument panel. The sensor was mounted on the engine, at the point where the coolant enters the engine from the radiator. A defective sensor should be

How to Install a Brake Controller in a '97 Land Cruiser

The 1997 Land Cruiser has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds when properly equipped. A trailer of this mass requires an electric trailer braking system in most states. These brakes are powered via a brake controller installed on the tow vehicle. The brake controller uses a motion sensing dev

How to Remove a Manual Window Crank

There is no need to spend money on a special tool to remove the manual window crank on your car. You don't have to be a mechanic or even mechanically inclined. Learn to use this simple method to remove your window crank.

How to Adjust the Timing in a Honda CR-V

Adjusting the timing on a Honda CR-V requires special tools and a clear understanding of engine mechanics. Installing aftermarket performance parts necessitates adjusting the timing to maximize horsepower and minimize exhaust emissions. Adjusting the timing on a Honda CR-V is also part of a standard

How to Install a Turbo Charger on a BB Chevy

A turbocharger is a form of forced air induction that uses impellers to force air into the engine's combustion chambers. Installation of a turbocharger system on a big block chevrolet engine is not a conventional undertaking; however, it can, and has, been done. The installation process requires mil

How to Make a Dual Snorkle Air Cleaner

Custom car restorers look for specific options when building their vehicles. One of those options is a dual snorkel air cleaner, which was used frequently in the late 1960s and early 1970s in muscle cars. The snorkel refers to the long piece of plastic tubing which starts with a metal tube off of th

How to Remove the Sparks From a 1997 Expedition 5.4

Performing a tuneup on your Expedition will help increase engine performance and gas mileage, and has been shown to increase the lifespan of the engine. To perform a tuneup, you must first remove the old spark plugs so you can replace them with properly sized new ones. Removing your spark plugs can

How to Repair a Leak Around a Motorhome AC

Most air conditioning units in motorhomes are mounted to the roof, so the first thing you should check is whether it is the air conditioning unit, the roof or both causing the problem. The air conditioning unit should sit slightly above the roof with a gap between the bottom of the unit and the roof

Stylish Truck Bed Covers Also Offer Security

Truck bed covers, also known as truck covers, can include any sort of soft or hard plastic hoods that cloak the cargo box of a pickup.Truck bed covers reduce the truck's drag, and thus increase the pick-up's acceleration.Since truck covers seal off the truck truck bed, air can't infil

Simple Tips For Auto Repair Dalton GA

All vehicles will need auto repair Dalton GA. This is one of the most dreaded events that no car owner looks forward to. Such solutions can cost a lot of money and if you have ...

A Checklist To Prepare Your Car For Summer

Apart from air conditioning check-up and maintenance in summer, there are other maintenance factors for a car that one need to consider. With this article, the author gives useful information on maintenance that one need to consider for a car.

How to Remove Scratches on a Memphis Shades Windshield

Memphis Shades is a brand of customized windshield specifically geared toward motorcycles. Memphis Shades windshields are made from Lucite, which has proven to be weather resistant and have excellent clarity; but the downfall is they scratch like any other type of glass or resin windshield does. You

How Does an Auto Glass Insurance Claim Work

If you are a car or truck owner and you need to get auto glass replacement, there are probably a few important questions going through your head. I almost certainly assume that you are thinking ...

How to Design an Automotive Engine

The internal combustion engine has revolutionized transportation ever since its introduction in the late 1800s. Although the automobile engine has evolved over the last century, the engine still has the same general design. Most car engines run by using gasoline in combustion. All engines have a des

How to Adjust a 1997 Toyota Avalon Headlight

The 1997 Toyota Avalon has a dual headlight system contained within one unit. Headlight assemblies fall out of alignment with normal age, damage or replacement of parts. The Avalon headlight assembly adjusts using screws located on the top side of the headlight near the fender and on the inside edge