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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...

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...

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...

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...