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Unregistered Vehicle Checks(Blue Slips)

Brake is one of the most important parts in a car. If it is not working at peak of its optimal capability, then your life may be in great danger. So, it is important for ... ...More...

How to Fix Drum Brakes on a Saturn

Saturn vehicles may have disc or drum brakes on the rear wheels, depending on the year and model. If the vehicle has drum brakes, the parking brake shoes are installed within the drum itself. If you need to fix the drum brakes by replacing the shoes, you are dealing with numerous springs that connec...More...

How to Set Time on a JVC Stereo

After having your JVC stereo deck initially installed, after daylight savings time or when traveling to a different time zone, you will need to set the clock on your JVC stereo unit. You can rely on the car audio technicians at your local dealership or aftermarket stereo retail outlet, or you can do...More...

How to Replace the Starter in a GMC Sierra

When the 6.5L or 6.6L engine in your GMC Sierra 1500 fails to start, check the starter motor. While it might turn, the starter motor might not be outputting the amps to start a 2001 to 2005 GMC Sierra 1500. The correct amps are necessary in order for a starter to ignite the fuel, and maintain the co...More...

Drive Belt Installation on a 1994 Mercurcy Tracer 1.9

All Mercury Tracers manufactured from 1991 through 2002, including the 1994 1.9-liter model, utilize a serpentine belt as the drive belt for running engine accessories, such as the alternator, water pump and AC compressor. You need to replace the drive belt on your 1994 Mercury Tracer if you hear th...More...

How to Choose the Correct Torque Converter

Choosing a torque converter is like choosing a camshaft, but far more complicated. There's a lot of science behind torque converter selection, and there are far more ways to choose the wrong one than the right one. Your safest bet is to call your chosen converter manufacturer and give them your info...More...

What Is a Drive Belt?

Drive belts operate the accessories of a vehicle by riding along a track of pulleys. The belts are driven directly by the engine's crankshaft. Drive belts operate the water pump, alternator, power-steering pump and air-conditioner compressor. An idler may also be present to aid belt tension....More...

How to Compound & Buff

Most automobile owners want the exteriors of their vehicles to be clean with a buffed shine. Rain, snow, oxidation and ultraviolet light can all have detrimental effects on surface paint, producing a hazy or fogged appearance. By using cutting compounds and polishing wax, surface paint can be restor...More...

How to Remove Pests From a Pasture

Pests in farmland pastures can range from the tiniest parasites to large groundhogs. Farmland pastures are used for livestock to graze, to exercise and to get fresh air. Crowded pastures lead to an increase in the amount of pests. With good sanitation, seeding and pesticide practices management of p...More...

Chemical Dumping Penalties in Minnesota

Many chemicals, especially those generated as a result of manufacturing processes, are considered hazardous wastes. Many state and federal regulations govern the generation and disposal of such waste, and in particular the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Minnesota Pollution Control Age...More...

How to Troubleshoot Automobile Engines

The engine in your automobile is a very complicated piece of equipment. However, there are three essential things that every engine needs in order to run. Every engine needs: fuel, spark and compression. Fuel, refers to the air and gasoline mixture that is sprayed into the combustion chambers. Spark...More...

How to Replace the Fuel Filter in a Duramax 2500HD

The Duramax diesel engines come inside of the medium size GM model trucks. The Duramax fuel filter on of the GM 2500 truck is responsible for keeping fuel impurities from getting into the fuel injectors. The diesel flows through the inside of the fuel filter and strains the impurities from the diese...More...

Signs of a Bad Sway Bar

A broken sway bar will affect your vehicle's performance.Sami Sarkis/Digital Vision/Getty ImagesA sway bar helps limit the body roll or lean a vehicle experiences while it corners. The sway bar, also called an anti-roll bar, is a piece of metal bolted to the suspension on each side of the......More...

66 Chevelle Windshield Trim Installation Hints

The Chevelle is a muscle car manufactured by General Motors.Black Sedan Limosine image by Ron-Heidelberg from Fotolia.comThe 1966 Chevelle is a muscle car designed by General Motors. It was produced in two-door and four-door trims with the option of a six- or eight-cylinder engine. The......More...

How to Tune a Holley Double Pumper

Holley double pumpers carry two accelerator pumps, one for the primary and one for the secondary metering block. The accelerator pump comprises a pump cam, pump diaphragm and pump nozzle. Under acceleration, or "off idle" carburetor demand, the accelerator pump injects fuel into the throttle bores f...More...

How to Remove a Vinyl Decal From a Car

When you want to personalize your car window with vinyl decals, it lets the world know a little about you. However, when it comes time to sell your car, you should present it to prospective buyers in a clean and pristine condition. Remove all vinyl decals from your car windows using these steps....More...

How to Install Sliders on the 2005 Suzuki SV 650

Frame sliders offer a cheap form of protection for a motorcycle's frame and motor. This is especially beneficial for a Suzuki SV-650, as many of the SV-models come without any form of plastic fairings that can absorb the force of an impact. Installing the simple nylon "pucks" can be confusing, howev...More...

How to Aim Headlights on a 2005 Toyota Prius

The 2005 Toyota Prius was part of the so-called Generation II, produced from 2004 to 2009. It was the first model to offer two headlight options: the standard halogen headlights and the optional HID (high-intensity discharge) headlights. Note that the HID headlights also included fog lamps. Aiming t...More...

How to Replace a Solenoid Starter on a Chevrolet

When the key turns on any car and the only sound heard is "click," it is a solid bet that the solenoid on the starter needs to be replaced. Chevrolet has streamlined the process of replacing this solenoid on their vehicles. The starters are very accessible and easily removed. The process for changin...More...