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How do I Change Control Arm on 2001 Sebring Convertible?

The Chrysler Sebring was a rental fleet special (to put it favorably). Chrysler made the Sebring with lowest bidder parts and the minimum amount of research and development, which may have led to Chrysler's dire financial straits. Maintenance on Chrysler Sebrings is an unfortunate constant if you ow...More...

How to Replace the Interior Microfilter on a 2001 BMW X5

The 2001 BMW X5 comes with an interior microfilter, also called a cabin or air conditioner filter. Although this microfilter is not stored inside your X5's cabin--it's actually mounted in the engine compartment--it thoroughly cleans the air coming into your interior through your air conditioning ven...More...

1995 Pontiac Firefly Specifications

The subcompact 1995 Pontiac Firefly was a rebadged Suzuki Swift. Suzuki also badged the Swift as the Suzuki Cultus and the Chevrolet Swift, among several other nameplates. The Firefly/Swift was thus a product of a partnership between General Motors and Suzuki. The automakers produced the Firefly fro...More...

How to Replace the Alternator in a Plymouth Voyager

The alternator in a Plymouth Voyager operates various electrical devices in the vehicle while the engine is running. A voltage regulator keeps the voltage level constant and is usually part of the alternator assembly. You may need to replace the alternator if your headlights become dimmer while driv...More...

How to Change the Butt Plate on a Nylon 66

For 30 years, Remington's Nylon 66 thrilled shooters with its low maintenance and easy shooting. According to Remington Arms, more than one million Nylon 66 rifles were sold from 1959 to 1989 and many are in use today. This popular tube-fed .22 caliber rifle featured a nylon stock that held up to th...More...

About Automobile Brakes

Brakes are one of those things on a car that you don't minimize. It makes economical and personal safety sense to know what happens after you hit the brake pedal. It doesn't hurt to know what kind of brakes you have and the tell-tale signs of problems. When it comes to automobile brakes knowledge is...More...

How to Replace a Power Steering Pump on a Ford Escape

When the power steering pump goes bad on your Ford Escape, it's still possible to steer the car, but the steering becomes stiff. This type of repair is not one that is critical, but you should do it as soon as you possibly can. There's no need to take the car to a garage for this repair, because eve...More...

How to Replace a Radiator on a Chevy S10

The radiator on a Chevy S10 should last the life of the vehicle. However, over time, the radiator may rust for several reasons, most of which involve poor maintenance. The radiator fluid should be flushed every year, and the coolant to water ratio should be maintained at 50/50. If the radiator does ...More...

How to Replace the Heater Hoses in a Ford Explorer

Worn heater hoses can cause a loss of engine coolant, resulting in damage to the engine that can necessitate expensive repairs. If you notice that the heater hoses on your Ford Explorer are worn, it's best to replace them as soon as possible. Fortunately, this is a job that even novice mechanics wil...More...

How to Replace the Rear Brakes on a 2000 Cadillac

Cadillac is the luxury make of automobiles in the General Motors line up. As a luxury brand, Cadillac provides its vehicles with the best features available. This means that a Cadillac comes equipped with four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes. Replacing the rear brakes is as easy as removing the old brak...More...

How to Test Car Wax for Water Beading

Car wax helps to protect your car's paint or clear coat.Wax provides a barrier for acid rain, salt, tree sap and ultraviolet radiation from sunlight. Some waxes have cleaners in them to remove surface deposits such as dirt, tar, oils and oxidation. Oxidation refers to the drying of a car's clear coa...More...

How to Test the Fuel Pressure on an Oldsmobile

Checking the fuel pressure in an Oldsmobile is part of the routine maintenance of a vehicle. If the pressure is too high it can cause poor gas mileage and black exhaust smoke, while if it is to low the engine may misfire. The fuel pump and pressure system work together to keep a car's engine running...More...

Car Coolant Problems

Among the critical liquids needed to keep a car running, engine coolant comes into play when temperatures are in the extreme. Sure, you could technically use water as a coolant, but it won't last as long and it enhances corrosion in engine parts. Coolant solves both problems and is formulated to pro...More...

What is a Cylinder Head Gasket?

A car's internal combustion engine relies on many components in order to function. One of these components, the cylinder head, facilitates the transfer of gases and heat. The cylinder head gasket is an integral part of the cylinder head and the engine....More...

Top 5 Misconceptions About Tires

If you've been following our regular blog posts you'll know that we've written about tires a few times now--it's just too important a subject! In terms of performance, grip and safety, tires are one of ... ...More...

How do I Replace the Door Handles on a 1969 Firebird?

A damaged door handle on your 1969 Firebird can prevent you from being able to open or close one of your doors. This can be a nightmare for any driver and could even put your vehicle potentially at risk of being stolen if you are unable to secure it. If you notice any of your door handles have becom...More...

10W40 Oil Facts

A 10W40 oil is a multigrade oil that has two viscosity or flow grades. Prior to the development of multigrade oils, drivers had to use a thicker oil in summer and a thinner oil in winter....More...

How to Make Your Mazda Faster

Drivers are often looking for ways to make their cars go faster, and the answer is to modify the engine. Replace the stock components with performance ones to enjoy the increase in engine power. A performance air filter is easy to install, comes ready to use and will add about 4 percent more horsepo...More...