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Car Maintenance and Safety Tips
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Car Maintenance and Safety Tips

Cars are big investments. And as the car owner, it is your duty to make sure that your car is always in its best condition. This isn't only for the good of your car. But much of it is for your safety as well.......[Read More]
How to Replace a 1998 Ford Mustang Tail Light
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How to Replace a 1998 Ford Mustang Tail Light

The Ford Mustang is a sports car-like coupe considered to be Ford's cult model. Mustangs are easy to maintain, and you can change the tail lights yourself. The 1998 Ford Mustang tail light has three lamps divided from the outside by a plastic frame.......[Read More]
Help With Overheating Engines
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Help With Overheating Engines

Don't suffer through the frustration and paranoia of driving a car or truck with a chronic overheating problem. It's easy to get to the bottom of your problem if you follow some easy troubleshooting steps.......[Read More]
How to Remove Rust From a Powermaster 750
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How to Remove Rust From a Powermaster 750

Perhaps no batteries are more susceptible to rusting than those used to power watercraft. The Powermaster 750 is a deep-cycle battery designed to last in damp environments like a boat engine compartment. Despite its stainless-steel power posts and water-resistant construction, your Powermaster 750 c......[Read More]
How to Remove the Rear Brake Rotors on an S-10 Pickup
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How to Remove the Rear Brake Rotors on an S-10 Pickup

The rear brake rotors on a Chevrolet S-10 pickup are made from gray cast iron. They are held in place on the wheel hub by the brake caliper and lug nut bolts. Over time, these rotors can warp and develop extensive grooving. This warpage and grooving causes brake pedal vibration and reduces braking e......[Read More]
Instructions for Removing an Alternator
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Instructions for Removing an Alternator

Alternators are one of the most common items that fail in the normal use of a vehicle. If you notice your battery dying, even though you know it is a good battery, your lights flicker, or strange things such as your LED display car clock switching off every time you turn on the headlights, or your r......[Read More]
Strategies That Make Your Car Wash Calgary Business Flourishing
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Strategies That Make Your Car Wash Calgary Business Flourishing

What it takes to reap the maximum benefits out of your car cleaning business? Is it capital, passion or the courage to take risks? Or is it the combination of all the three? I think ... ......[Read More]
How to Replace Emergency Brakes in a VW Passat
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How to Replace Emergency Brakes in a VW Passat

Emergency brakes were originally used to stop a vehicle during a failure of the regular brakes. However, emergency brakes are now used primarily to keep the vehicle from moving while parked because the regular brakes on a VW Passat rarely fail. Emergency brakes most often need to be replaced as a re......[Read More]
Oil Filter Disposal Methods
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Oil Filter Disposal Methods

The incorrect disposal of oil filters has already caused damaged to the land and aquatic environments. The chemicals founds in the filters even aside from the oil are toxic and are capable of killing wildlife and various other ecosystems. Instead of simply throwing dirty oil filters in the garbage, ......[Read More]
How to Rotate & Balance the Tires on a BMW X5
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How to Rotate & Balance the Tires on a BMW X5

The X5 was German automaker BMW's first foray into SUVs and was undeniably a huge hit. The X5 combined aggressive, sophisticated styling with typical BMW engineering and performance. Like all BMWs, the X5 needs regular preventative maintenance to keep it on the road reliably. To ensure that the X5's......[Read More]
Ford Bolt Pattern Specs
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Ford Bolt Pattern Specs

The bolt pattern, also known as the lug pattern or bolt circle, makes up the diameter of an imaginary circle passing through the wheel lugs' centers. Bolt patterns found in Ford automobiles can be made of four, five, six, or eight bolt holes. A 5-x-115-mm bolt pattern, for example, would indicate fi......[Read More]
How to Remove Scratches From a Black Painted Table
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How to Remove Scratches From a Black Painted Table

Furniture painted black has a sleek, classical look. The surfaces of tables, however, see a lot of use and easily receive scuffs, nicks and scratches. These blemishes detract from the smooth look of a black table. Paint touch ups will not remove deep scratches, as the indentations will remain eviden......[Read More]
How to Tell the Ground From the Hot Wire on an AC to DC Battery Charger
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How to Tell the Ground From the Hot Wire on an AC to DC Battery Charger

An AC to DC battery charger is an ideal recharging situation due to the constant supply of power from the AC side providing energy to revitalize a battery. Typical AC battery chargers plug into a wall outlet for power supply. The connectors to a car battery, camera battery, or any other storage cell......[Read More]
Removal of the Hayabusa Fairing
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Removal of the Hayabusa Fairing

Suzuki's Hayabusa has been burning up the streets since its introduction in 1999, making it the bike of choice for many speed-addicted motorcyclists around the world. Until 2007, the Hayabusa has used a conventional bolt-on approach to mount its aerodynamic fairings, allowing a technician to remove ......[Read More]
How to Change a 1997 Ford Taurus Rear Brake Caliper
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How to Change a 1997 Ford Taurus Rear Brake Caliper

The 1997 Ford Taurus uses brake calipers on the rear wheels as well as on the front ones. If a rear caliper is damaged, replacing it with a new or professionally rebuilt caliper is much easier than rebuilding the current one. Because the rear brakes work with the parking brake, disconnecting a rear ......[Read More]
How to Fix a Threaded Insert
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How to Fix a Threaded Insert

Threaded inserts provide threads in soft materials or replace damaged threads. The method used to fix the insert will vary depending on which type of insert you find in the part. The coiled wire threads provided by an expanding threaded insert are unlike cut threads produced by tapping metal. This m......[Read More]
How to Remove Mildew Smells From Your Automobile
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How to Remove Mildew Smells From Your Automobile

Lingering odors from mildew and mold infestations can make driving unbearable and lower the resale value of your automobile. Mildew grows in your car due to moisture and spoilage, but there are ways to remove the mildew smell from your car so you can breathe easy and maintain your car's value. With ......[Read More]
How to Change the Positive Crankcase Valve (PCV) on a 1999 Corvette
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How to Change the Positive Crankcase Valve (PCV) on a 1999 Corvette

The 1999 Corvette is equipped with a 5.7 liter LS1 engine rated at 345 horsepower at 5,600 RPM and 350 foot-pounds of torque at 4,400 RPM. The positive crankcase valve is a small, inexpensive and easily replaceable component to the engine and is worth replacing at every oil change. If you are uncert......[Read More]
How to Clean the IAC on a 1995 Mustang GT
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How to Clean the IAC on a 1995 Mustang GT

The 1995 Mustang GT is equipped with an idle air control valve, which is responsible for controlling the amount of air that enters the engine while the Mustang idles. The IAC valve prevents the engine from stalling. If you notice your Mustang stalling, clean the IAC valve.......[Read More]
How to Get Handlebar Grips Off
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How to Get Handlebar Grips Off

Motorcycle handlebar grips provide comfort and a gripping surface to keep the rider's hands safely in place. Handlebar grips need to be replaced when they become damaged or worn. They are glued on to stay in snugly in place under all sorts of riding conditions, so removing them might sound like a di......[Read More]