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The History of the 1933 Fords

The model year 1933 should have been a banner year for the Ford Motor Company following the introduction in 1932 of the revolutionary flat-head V-8 engine. Only it wasn't. For the first time, Ford dropped to third place in automotive sales behind General Motors and Chrysler, thanks largely to the De

How do I Remove the Door Panels on a 2000 Cadillac Deville?

The Cadillac Deville was produced from 1949 until 2006. The 2000 model Cadillac Deville has been noted for having problems with the window regulators. As they wear out, the windows tend to fall slightly after being closed, leaving an inch or more open near the top of the door. To replace these regul

How to Replace Rear Brake Pads on a Legacy

The rear brake pads on the Subaru Legacy should be replaced every 40,000 miles. When the brake pedal in the Legacy is depressed, brake fluid is forced through the brake lines which causes the caliper pistons to extend. The pistons push the brake pads against the rotor to stop the Subaru. Worn brake

How to Replace the Rear Disc Brakes

The rear disc brakes are basically the same on all automobiles, with the primary difference being the location of the brake caliper. Everyone's driving habits are different, so there is no specific interval dictating when the brakes should be changed. Most pads have wear indicators--a piece of steel

How to Fix Scratches on the Bumper of a Car

Car bumpers are designed to take impact. Since they are at the front and back of a car, they often get scratched since they are the first surfaces to hit an object. Vehicle bumpers are typically made from plastic and require different repairs than scratches in the painted metal on the rest of the ve

How to Replace the Wheel Speed Sensor in a Honda CR-V

A critical component of the anti-lock brake system in your 1997 to 2006 Honda CR-V is the wheel speed sensor. These small devices attach to each wheel on your vehicle and measure the rate of rotation of that wheel. They then send a signal to the ABS control module for proper ABS function. A failing

How to Attach Molding to Interior Concrete Block

Many homeowners choose to paint their concrete block wall instead of installing drywall over it. However, they still need to hide the seam, where the floor meets the concrete block wall, with molding. Instead of using screws or nails, use construction adhesive to hold the molding in place. Construct

How to Oil a Uni-Filter Foam Filter

Almost all makes and models of all-terrain vehicles use a uni-filter foam filter in their air cleaning systems. These filters use a layer of oil to catch debris before it can enter the engine. It is not the foam that filters the air but the oil on it, so you need to know how to properly oil a uni-fi

How to Replace the Oil Pan on a 2000 Volkswagen Bug

The Volkswagen Bug is one of the most recognizable cars on the planet. A damaged engine oil pan beyond repair in your 2000 Bug, constantly leaking oil, may lead to very expensive repairs if you fail to replenish the lost fluid. Fortunately, you can avoid such a disaster by replacing the oil pan in

How to Determine the Year of a Force Outboard Motor

The earliest Force outboard motor serial numbers appeared on 90-horsepower units, beginning with serial number 1001 and model number 903F90A. In the middle of 1992, Force Marine was bought out by OMC/Mercury Marine. After the buyout, Force outboards started using Mercury Marine serial numbers. The f

How to Replace a 1995 Buick LeSabre Gas Filter

The 1995 Buick LeSabre features an in-line gas filter that is attached to the frame rail in front of the rear passenger side tire. The gas filter removes impurities from the gasoline that the fuel pump is sending to the engine. If the LeSabre is stalling while you are driving, you're having trouble

How to Make a Car More Desirable to Buyers

Before selling your car, there are a few things you should do to make your it more desirable for potential buyers. The automotive trade is a buyer's market; there are far more cars for sale than people who want to buy. That means shoppers can pick and choose--and by getting your car ready for sale,

How to Adjust the Parking Brakes on a 2000 Chevy Blazer

The parking brake on your 2000 Chevy Blazer should be applied every time you park the truck, even if you're on level ground. Regular use of the parking brake helps to ensure that the rear brakes are always properly adjusted. Proper adjustment of the parking brake ensures that the parking brake will

How to Diagnose Brake Master Cylinder Problems

The brake master cylinder on your vehicle is what controls the volume of fluid being forced through the brake system. As you press on the brake pedal, brake fluid is forced through steel brake lines and to a caliper system that works to slow down the vehicle. The master cylinder is what holds the fl

How to Replace the Headliner in a 1987 Corvette Convertible

A 1987 Corvette convertible is a vintage car, which means it is susceptible to wear and tear over the years. One common site of aging is the upholstery, which includes the headliner. A sagging headliner should be removed and replaced so it does not impair the driver's vision. Removing and replacing

Carburetor Rebuilding Tips for a Motorcycle

Motorcycle carburetors can gum up with varnish.moteur de moto image by Emmanuel MARZIN from Fotolia.comMotorcycle carburetors are small, precision components that rely on tiny passageways through which fuel and air must pass for the proper mixture to reach the engine. Tiny jets atomize...

Earn Huge Profits With Headlight Restoration Business

As a car or vehicle gets older, problems start to occur in its various parts. Cloudy or yellow headlights are one such problem that comes up as your car or vehicle ages. This hampers night ...

How to Replace a CV Axle on a Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla uses CV axles to transfer engine power from the transmission to the front wheels. To keep from damaging transmission components, the vehicle uses a constant velocity joint on the axles. Similar to a U-joint, a CV allows for movement in all directions while maintaining power transf

Why Use LED for Headlights and Fog Lights?

Many drivers think that they have to endure the lingering distaste for standard halogen bulbs for their headlights and fog lights. What they don't realise is that; most car manufacturers and vehicle owners today are ...

How to Test a Starter on a 2000 Dodge Stratus

Starter solenoids carry power flow from your your 2000 Dodge Stratus' battery to its motor. The solenoid starter has two internal contacts that activate when the Stratus starts up, prompted by the operator turning the key over. It essentially acts like a switch to turn on the starter. Testing the so