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Upholstery Headrest Removal Tools

When a vehicle ages, so does its upholstery, from wear to staining. Removing the old upholstery and replacing it with a new covering, including the headrest, involves only simple tools.

How to Repair a Dented Bumper

A bumper is designed to protect the frame and workings of a vehicle in the event of a collision with another object. You can sustain dents in your bumper from shopping carts to another car, obviously with varying degrees of damage. Many people will try to bang out these dents, with unsatisfactory re

How to Replace the Fan in a Plymouth Neon

Your Plymouth Neon has an electrically operated engine cooling fan. Replacing the engine fan on a Plymouth Neon is rather easy, compared to conducting the same procedure on other vehicles. With nothing more than a wrench, a novice can accomplish these steps comfortably in about 30 minutes.

How to Remove Rust From a Car Floor

Left unchecked, rust can destroy the value of a vehicle. The key is to stop it quickly and keep up on it, so it doesn't grow further. Fortunately, there are products on the market that can stop rust in its tracks, which makes fixing the problem much easier.

How to Change the Oil on a 1991 Buick Regal

Performing an oil change on a 1991 Buick Regal is not that different from changing the oil on any other car. Doing it yourself can save time and money. Oil lubricates the internal parts on the engine. When the oil starts to break down, it is not as efficient at lubricating, and as a result, engine w

How to Buy New Trailer Tires

As with tires on other vehicles, trailer tires take a lot of abuse. Towing heavy loads on a trailer--especially in the hot weather--wears down this type of tire. The average life span of a trailer tire is three to five years. Even if your trailer tires have plenty of tread left on them, replace them

Windshield Removal Tips

Follow some simple tips to remove your windshield successfullyJupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty ImagesCracks or leaks might appear in your windshield which means it might need some attention but removing the windshield of a car is tricky business. It requires two pairs of hands and some...

Instructions for Replacing a Saturn SL2 Manual Side View Mirror

Replacing the side view mirror on a Saturn SC (coupe) series and a Saturn SL (sedan) series involves exactly the same procedure. If the interior lever to manipulate the mirror or the mirror itself has been compromised, you don't need to go to a body-shop or repair station to replace it. Aftermarket,

Auto Tune-Up Checklist

Maintaining your vehicle ensures that it will last longer, whether you purchased it new or used. Complete a basic tune-up on your vehicle every 30,000 miles. The focus of a tune-up is to keep your engine in good condition and running smoothly. Replacing basic parts saves you money over time, since y

Troubleshooting a Mercedes 190 Blower

IntroductionCheck the fuses for the blower motor and the relay. Make sure that the fuses are not blown. Check the blower motor and the relay to be sure they have power. Start the car and with the circuit tester check across the fuse for power. Now remove the relay and make sure that...

How to Reset the Service Light on a Volvo C70 2001

In 1927, the first Volvo rolled out of the factory in Gothenburg, Sweden, with an emphasis on quality and safety. The Paris Motor Show unveiled the Volvo C70 as a luxury model in 1996. The Volvo C70 convertible was the first open Volvo since 1956. Volvo equipped the 2001 Volvo C70 with a service re

Use Microdots to Protect Your Car From Thieves

A microdot is a miniature security tag which carries information sufficient to identify the origin of the part. Each microdot is barely big enough to see. It carries a unique serial number, or the VIN, and contact information for the company which manages a registration database. Microdots are easil

How to Replace the Intake Manifold Gasket on a 1996 Lumina

The intake manifold is a metal casted component responsible for delivering regulated air to the engine. The intake manifold of the 2.2L Chevrolet engine is built as two separate sections, an upper and lower. On the 4 cylinder 2.2L Lumina engine, only the lower manifold has a gasket. At times this g

Dent, Scratch and Alloy Wheels Repair

Keeping up your car's appearance is important for more than just cosmetic reasons; it has practical value as well. It prevents general deterioration and large body shop bills. Even the smallest scratch or dent can ...

How to Replace Regulators in Subaru Legacys

All Subaru Legacy models come equipped with an electronic fuel injection system, meaning that fuel is mixed with air as it passes through an electronically controlled nozzle. Before fuel reaches the injector, however, it passes through the fuel pressure regulator, ensuring that the fuel is reaching

Windshield Replacement Safety

Is your windshield broken? Unfortunately, when this happens, most people call around and go with whichever company has the lowest price. This article will tell you how to avoid a potentially deadly situation when getting your auto glass replaced.

How to Replace Headlamps in Nissan Xterras

The Nissan Xterra uses halogen headlight bulbs that can burn out over time. Replacing a bad headlight bulb requires access to the headlight assembly through the Xterra's engine compartment, but does not require the removal of the entire headlight assembly. Armed with a wrench and a replacement bulb,

How to Rebuild the Carburetor of a Nikki Mower

The Nikki mower features a Briggs & Stratton engine assembly that is comprised of a carburetor, which may occasionally require troubleshooting. Sometimes such troubleshooting reveals a problem that can only be resolved by breaking down the carburetor and cleaning its parts prior to reassembly. I