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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
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.
A week or so ago, someone asked me if they should start a mobile car washing and auto detailing business in a large US city. The scenario goes something like this; a single mom, in a large metropolitan sprawling city, let's use Houston as an example, wants to hire two-guys to do the work and us
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
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
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...
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,
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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,
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