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How to Make Door Panels for a Truck

How to Make Door Panels for a Truck

Building a custom car or truck means you can design your vehicle to look or perform any way you want. Part of that involves building a custom interior, designed to your specifications. At first, it seems like a daunting task, but if you have time and patience, you can build your own set of custom do......[Read More]
How to Replace a Tie Rod in a Honda CR-V

How to Replace a Tie Rod in a Honda CR-V

Replacing the tie rod in your Honda CR-V becomes necessary when the steering is off, or the SUV just won't track straight. This is probably due to your tie rod becoming bent or damaged. After you replace the tie rod and get your CR-V aligned, you'll feel the difference.......[Read More]
How to Replace a Wiper Fluid Motor on a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix

How to Replace a Wiper Fluid Motor on a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix

The wiper motor on a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix is located beneath the washer fluid tank. It provides the power to push the fluid through the washer hoses to deliver it to the windshield. Replacing the wiper fluid motor is necessary when the spray function on the wipers is no longer working, which can ......[Read More]
The Evolution of the Gas Engine

The Evolution of the Gas Engine

Gasoline engines may seem like very different animals from what they were a century ago, but don't be fooled; underneath all of that plastic and fusion-reactor-like wiring thunders a heart of steampunk heavy metal, noise and brute force. The modern gas engine is a cyborg dinosaur, a plasma-drive Rol......[Read More]
How to Tint Tail Lights in a Chevy Caprice

How to Tint Tail Lights in a Chevy Caprice

Tinting your Chevy Caprice tail lights may or may not be legal depending on where you live. You should check with your state's laws before attempting this. Tinting the tail lights will soften the color of your tail lights and may make it more difficult for drivers behind you to see when you are brak......[Read More]
Why Does My Car Squeal When I Start it?

Why Does My Car Squeal When I Start it?

A high-pitched squeal when you start your car is more than just an ear-piercing annoyance. It is a sign that there is something wrong that needs to be fixed right away.......[Read More]
DIY Car Scratch Remover

DIY Car Scratch Remover

When you realize there's a noticeable scratch on the side of your car, it can be frustrating. Fortunately, you can easily repair the scratch yourself, without spending hundreds of dollars at a body shop, or by scrubbing the side of your car with harmful sandpaper to buff out the scratch.......[Read More]
How to Patch ATV Tires

How to Patch ATV Tires

Off-roading on your ATV can be a lot of fun until the tire goes flat. Many trails can have unsafe or sharp items that can flatten a tire on your ATV. There is no need to push the ATV all the way home when your tires have the capability of being liquid-patched. Liquid tire sealer is a foamlike substa......[Read More]
How to Winterize a 305 Boat Engine

How to Winterize a 305 Boat Engine

Mercury Marine's 5.0-liter Mercruiser engine is a Chevrolet 305 engine--the same block used in Chevrolet trucks, with many of the same parts, such as the water pump, and many of the same maintenance practices. The biggest difference is that you "winterize" a boat engine when you lay your boat up at ......[Read More]
APR Performance

APR Performance

APR performance Parts makes aftermarket parts and equipment that can be fitted onto peoples cars to make the cars more race worthy. These parts streamline the vehicle, cut drag, and even lighten the (weight) load that an engine has to carry. This article will cover the different APR performance part......[Read More]
How to Mount a Radial Tire

How to Mount a Radial Tire

You will need a tire machine to properly and safely mount a radial tire onto a rim. Since there are many movable parts on a tire machine and many levers or buttons to operate one, you should familiarize yourself with the machine before attempting to mount a radial tire on a rim. Once you've figured ......[Read More]
How to Wire the Top Motor on a 1973 Buick Convertible

How to Wire the Top Motor on a 1973 Buick Convertible

The 1973 Buick Centurion and LeSabre convertibles are favorites of many auto restoration enthusiasts and classic car clubs. The cars feature body lines, trim and accessories indicative of American auto designers from the era. Similar to many convertibles, an electric motor behind the rear seat power......[Read More]
Car Repair - It's Easy If You Know Where to Look

Car Repair - It's Easy If You Know Where to Look

If you've ever needed to repair your car, you know that it costs a bomb no matter what the problem is. The shop guy is going to talk to you about part costs and assembly costs and you have no idea whether he is offering you the right price or the right part or even the right repairs.......[Read More]
How to Polish Aluminum Sheetmetal

How to Polish Aluminum Sheetmetal

Aluminum sheet metal has many diverse properties and uses, due mainly to its durability and rust resistance. Aluminum sheet metal is commonly used in the fabrication of automotive parts, boat hulls and in the construction of aircraft, as well as in the manufacture of many everyday items such as pape......[Read More]
How to Replace a 1989 Chevrolet Celebrity Serpentine Belt

How to Replace a 1989 Chevrolet Celebrity Serpentine Belt

The serpentine belt, often referred to as a drive or accessory belt, rotates the pulleys of the accessory systems in your 1989 Chevrolet Celebrity. Serpentine belts wear down after several thousand miles of use. One of the first signs that the serpentine belt is wearing down is a loud squeak coming ......[Read More]
The Best Way to Spray Paint a Car

The Best Way to Spray Paint a Car

While spray-painting your car is not generally the best way to get a shiny, professional look, it can be done in a pinch. The key to success with this project is making your spray-paint job look intentional (and not like you've been the victim of random vehicular graffiti). This can be accomplished ......[Read More]
Carburetor Basics

Carburetor Basics

A carburetor is part of an internal combustion engine that is responsible for combining air and fuel and controlling its delivery. It was present throughout most of automotive history, although since the early 1990, more modern fuel injection systems have become the norm. Still, the carburetor can b......[Read More]
How to Replace the Alternator in a Dodge Durango

How to Replace the Alternator in a Dodge Durango

The Dodge Durango uses an alternator to run electrical devices in your vehicle while the engine is running. A voltage regulator ensures the voltage level remains constant and is usually part of the alternator assembly. You may need to replace the alternator if your battery continually runs down or y......[Read More]
How to Disable a Suburban Alarm

How to Disable a Suburban Alarm

The Chevrolet Suburban is equipped with a car alarm which is factory installed. The keyless entry system of the Suburban automatically disables the car alarm when you unlock the door. To manually disable the car alarm in your Suburban, you must disconnect a few wires inside of the driver's side door......[Read More]
How to Remove the Door Latch From a Camry

How to Remove the Door Latch From a Camry

Removing the door latch from a Toyota Camry requries no mechanic. Screwdrivers and a ratchet set are the only tools needed. Each step in the process is simple and painless. To remove the door latch, however, you must first remove the interior door panel. In the last few steps, which include removal ......[Read More]