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How do I Test the O2 Sensor in a 1987 22RE?

The oxygen sensor in 1987 Toyota's 22RE engine monitors the oxygen content in the exhaust. It sends a signal to the computer via a voltage output. The voltage output changes depending on whether the exhaust mixture is lean or rich -- the leaner the mixture, the lower the voltage. The computer uses t

Chevy Trailblazer Waterpump Removal

The Chevy Trailblazer midsize SUV is equipped with Chevrolet's tried and tested 3.6 liter V-6 engine or the small block V-8. Both engines offer great access to the engine compartment and the various pumps and generators needed to make the engine and car run smoothly. The water pump is one of the eas

What Purpose Does Dyno Tuning Serve?

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.

How to Install Wheel Studs on a 1967 Porsche

A classic car is just a show room piece if it is unable to drive. Your 1967 Porsche probably looks great in your garage, but without wheel studs it isn't going anywhere. The wheel studs are the hanging points where you place the wheels and lock the lug nuts onto. These are critical parts you can't d

Troubleshooting a Fuel Pump on 1995 960 Volvo

The Volvo 900 series were mid-sized cars that were manufactured in the 1980s and 1990s. The Volvo 960 was first manufactured in 1991. It was sold throughout the world and offered an all-new aluminum 24-valve DOHC inline six-cylinder engine. Volvo decided to end production of the 960 in 1998. The 960

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 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 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 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