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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 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 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 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

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