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The anti-lock braking system (ABS) on the Chevy Silverado prevents the brakes from locking during an emergency stop. The ABS controller does this by reducing the braking force to any wheel that is rotating significantly more slowly than the others. The ABS warning light may mean you need to replace
Being stranded on a deserted highway or country road with a flat tire can be nerve-racking if you don't know how to change a tire. Refer to the owner's manual for jack placement points and the location of the jack and tools. Most vans and SUVs such as the Plymouth Voyager keep a spare tire under the
If you are looking for a tune-up of great quality for your car, dyno tuning could be the solution. For the smoothest performance at an economical price, there is no better solution other than dyno tuning. Here's how this procedure could rev up your car for a great ride.
The 2000 Nissan Altima was equipped with a 2.4-liter transverse mounted inline-four cylinder engine. The front-wheel-drive Altima used either an automatic, or manual transaxle. The front wheels are driven by two axle shafts with CV joints. A single wheel bearing is mounted in the wheel hub at the st
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
If the transmission begins to shift hard or skip in your Dodge Stratus, the transmission may be low on fluid. Running your car’s transmission with an insufficient fluid level can damage or even burn up the gears, destroying your transmission and leaving you with a large repair bill. Check
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.