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Signs That a Car Battery Is Dead

One of the most common misunderstandings regarding vehicles is confusion over the principal duties and characteristics of batteries versus alternators. Every day motorists are stranded along the side of the road with a vehicle that has stalled while driving. The battery is quickly condemned and atte

How to Replace an air Filter in a Ford Mustang

Replacing an air filter in a Ford Mustang is a quick and simple task. A clean air filter allows the engine to work less, making for longer engine life and better gas mileage. Ford recommends changing the air filter every 3,000 miles when the car has been driven in overly dusty conditions, or every 3

How to Check a Cooling System

The cooling system in any car protects the engine from overheating by lowering the temperature of the coolant before sending it back into the engine. It lowers the coolant's temperature by continuously circulating the coolant and by literally radiating heat away from the vehicle through the radiator

Chevy 2008 Impala Paint Colors

The 2008 Chevrolet Impala is offered in many neutral and metallic colors.backlight of a car image by Ramona smiers from Fotolia.comColor can be a significant factor in the purchase of a vehicle as it is often reflective of a driver's personality. The color and type of paint contribute to...

How to Remove the Dash in a 2005 Jeep

The dashboard protects the instrument panel of your car. The speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge, warning lights, and the steering wheel are just some items protected by the dashboard or dash. When any of these devices break, you will need to remove the dash in order to acquire the item to be repaired

How to Access the Air Filter in a Chinese ATV

There are many different Chinese ATV's on the market and all of them are different. The air filter on Chinese ATV and just about every other ATV is located on the rear top of the engine under the seat and behind the plastic body along the side of engine. You will need metric tools to remove the seat

How to Install Signal Lights on Motorcycle

One of the most common upgrades in the motorcycle industry is after-market signal lights. These upgrades can add new style to your motorcycle, or can replace the hassle of stemmed lights with ones that are flush and easy to work around. With a little electrical experience, you can install new signal

How to Remove Bugeyes Mirrors

Bugeyes mirrors by Turnco, Inc. are rear-view mirrors with a simple design that features a small circular glass extending from an arm mounted to a base. Although commonly used as rear-view mirrors on hard-shelled helmets for sports or motorcycle and bike riding, people use Bugeyes in a wide variety

How to Replace a Crankshaft Pulley

The crankshaft pulley is a round pulley on the front or side of the engine connected to the crankshaft. The crankshaft pulley is attached to the engine by a bolt in the center of the pulley. To replace the crankshaft pulley, you will need a special tool called an engine pulley remover. Almost any au

How to Replace the Hinge Pins on a 2001 Blazer

When a hinge pin on the door of your 2001 Chevrolet Blazer is worn, the door may not open and close correctly, or may begin to squeak. Correct this by replacing the old door hinge pin with a new one. You may also need to replace the bushing on the hinges as well. Do this by first determining how man

Ways to Learn About Car Mechanics

Everyone should understand the basics of car mechanics, especially anyone who drives a car on a regular basis. It can seem intimidating to learn something as complicated as auto mechanics, but if you take your time and work with others who know what they are doing, you can gradually increase your un

DIY Tailgate Cable Replacement

The tailgate on a pickup truck is secured in its lowered position by a cable. The cable is typically made of woven steel fibers that are enclosed in a plastic housing. This provides extra protection for the cable from the elements and from the regular abuse of a tailgate that gets opened and closed