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How to Gel Coat a Boat

How to Gel Coat a Boat

During a boat's normal course of use, it tends to accumulate dings and scratches. Flotsam and detritus in the water can scrape against the hull and weather can damage the boat's surface as well, but the biggest danger is the banging a boat can suffer against the dock or tie-post at the hands of an i......[Read More]
How to Remove a Window Regulator from a 1991 Camry

How to Remove a Window Regulator from a 1991 Camry

A window regulator is the moving brace that moves your car windows up and down. Sometimes these pieces break, especially on a 1991 Camry. You'll know if your regulator is broken if your window won't roll up. The good news is that removing a window regulator from an older Camry is much easier than re......[Read More]
How to Glue a Vehicle Window Seal

How to Glue a Vehicle Window Seal

A car window doesn't offer much protection if the window seal is loose or cracking. Sure, most of the wind will be kept of of your car while you are driving, but even a small crack or slightly loose seal can let water into your car. If this leak goes unnoticed, you can end up with unsightly water da......[Read More]
When Removing Car Battery What Tools Can Be Used?

When Removing Car Battery What Tools Can Be Used?

Your car's battery will provide you with at least three, four, even five years or more of dependable service, supplying the juice your car needs to get going. Ranging in price from about $60 to $100, the typical car battery is a small investment, but one that should not be neglected.Alas......[Read More]
How to Fix the Brakes on a '93 Nissan

How to Fix the Brakes on a '93 Nissan

One of the most common problems associated with hydraulic brake systems, such as the system used on 1993 Nissan vehicles, is air, water or impurities mixing in with the brake fluid. Air trapped in the hydraulic lines causes a condition known as "spongy" brakes, which lessens the amount of force appl......[Read More]
How to Change a Water Pump on a Nissan Outboard

How to Change a Water Pump on a Nissan Outboard

Changing a Nissan outboard motor water pump can be accomplished in an hour or two. The Nissan outboard motor has a gear case that separates from the upper engine housing by unfastening some nuts and sliding the two sections apart. The water pump housing assembly sits on top of the gear case and the ......[Read More]
Making E85 Ethanol at Home

Making E85 Ethanol at Home

More and more alternative fuels to gasoline are popping up for use in vehicles. From biodiesel to hydrogen, scientists are trying to engineer the next super fuel to wean America from its dependence on foreign oil. E85, which stands for 85 percent ethanol, is growing in popularity because it is made ......[Read More]
How do I Install Dome Wiring for an Overhead DVD?

How do I Install Dome Wiring for an Overhead DVD?

Wiring your vehicle for an overhead DVD player is a smart trick that will greatly reduce the "are we there yets" of those long trips. DVD player makers have a vast array of DVD players and options from which to choose. Installing these units is a job within range for those who have electrical wiring......[Read More]
How to Remove an AC Clutch in a Suburban

How to Remove an AC Clutch in a Suburban

The air conditioner clutch is electromagnetic and is designed to turn the air conditioner compressor on when it receives the correct voltage from the power train control module. A faulty clutch will cause the air conditioner to not run properly. It can be replaced in a matter of minutes. Always reme......[Read More]
How to Change a Fuel Filter on a 1992 F150

How to Change a Fuel Filter on a 1992 F150

Ford equipped an in-line fuel filter on their 1992 model-year F-150 trucks. Particles in the fuel clog and damage the closely machined components in the fuel injectors, leading to loss of performance or a non-running condition. Fine mesh in the filter removes silt and sediment from the gas tank befo......[Read More]
How to Release the Fuel System Pressure in a '89 Mazda MPV

How to Release the Fuel System Pressure in a '89 Mazda MPV

Anyone who has ever run out of gas knows that it can be extremely annoying or even dangerous if the car is in a tunnel or on a bridge at the time. The fuel system is what delivers gasoline from your tank to the engine, and if it isn't working properly, your engine can sputter or stop -- even if your......[Read More]
How to Replace the Control Arm Bush on a Toyota Hilux

How to Replace the Control Arm Bush on a Toyota Hilux

The Toyota Hilux was a light truck made from 1976 to 1995. It was designed for off-road driving and reliability. The off-road ability of the Hilux is made possible in part by its control-arm suspension setup. The control arms help focus the kinetic energy of bumps into the shock absorbers. This put......[Read More]
How do I Put Transmission Fluid in a 1993 Ford Aerostar?

How do I Put Transmission Fluid in a 1993 Ford Aerostar?

Filling the transmission fluid in your automatic Ford Aerostar is an important maintenance task. If the fluid level is too low, the transmission may slip and run hot, damaging the bands and pump in the transmission. Over-filling the fluid can be equally damaging, so check the fluid level regularly a......[Read More]
How to Replace a Headlight on a '97 Toyota Corolla

How to Replace a Headlight on a '97 Toyota Corolla

The 1997 Toyota Corolla was a transition year for the manufacturer: The models manufactured in the early part of the year came with the old-fashioned sealed headlight unit, and many manufactured later in the year came with the newer halogen headlights we see in today's cars. Whichever your car has, ......[Read More]
How to Wire Up a Perko Dual Battery Switch on a Boat

How to Wire Up a Perko Dual Battery Switch on a Boat

A dual marine battery switch allows you to use two marine batteries and isolate them from each other. This avoids problems with both batteries accidentally draining, leaving you stranded. It also allows you to turn off all power to the boat. Some models are equipped with keys and locks to prevent u......[Read More]
How to Troubleshoot the Lights on a 2006 Mazda 6

How to Troubleshoot the Lights on a 2006 Mazda 6

Troubleshooting the lights on your 2006 Mazda 6 is a simple procedure. There are two main issues that can affect the lights on your Mazda 6, the bulb and the fuse. If the bulb is old or burned out, you can simply replace it. If the light fuse is blown out, it can be replaced as well. As there are se......[Read More]
How to Replace the Alternator on an Infiniti 130t

How to Replace the Alternator on an Infiniti 130t

The alternator in the Infiniti 130t recharges the vehicle's battery while you drive down the road. It is an important part of keeping your car operational. When the alternator stops charging properly, it could cause the battery to become defective in the process, because it constantly starves it of ......[Read More]
How to Change the Oil on a Mercedes C230

How to Change the Oil on a Mercedes C230

Mercedes has created some great-looking vehicles and the C230 is no exception. With its luxury and styling, it is definitely the vehicle to be seen in. But in order to keep your Mercedes C230 running smoothly you need to schedule regular times to perform routine maintenance. Changing your oil regula......[Read More]
The Best Place to Buy Affordable Chrysler 300 Accessories

The Best Place to Buy Affordable Chrysler 300 Accessories

The best outlets from which to buy affordable Chrysler 300 accessories, including interior and exterior accessories are direct from manufacturers, local brick and mortar automotive stores, auction sites and online shops. So what is your preference?......[Read More]