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How to Install Headlights in a 2003 Honda Civic EX

The headlights in a 2003 Honda Civic EX need to be replaced if the filament is burned out. Replacement headlights can be purchased from most auto parts stores. However, each parts store may carry different brand names and each manufacturer of aftermarket replacement headlights has a different part n

How to Lock a Gas Tank Cap

When gas prices rise, so does the theft of gas. One way that thieves steal gas from your gas tank is by siphoning--using a tube to suck gas from your vehicle. You park your car and go to work, you come out eight hours later and find that your car won't start because you have no gas. You can protect

Do You Know What Your Check Engine Light Is Trying To Tell You?

Do those lights on your vehicle's dash board drive you nuts when they start flashing at you? Nearly every vehicle has them and they are there for good reasons. What do they indicate and what should you do if the check engine light comes on? In the following paragraphs, you will see the course o

How to Change a Fuel Filter for a KIA Sedona

The KIA Sedona model vehicles have a canister-type fuel filter that is designed to keep any debris or small particles from getting into the fuel injectors and stopping them up. The gas that goes into the gas tank can have small particles or other debris inside of it. The fuel filter will trap and ho

How to Power Buff a Car

A power buffer will cut the time required for polishing a car at least in half, and produce professional results. Follow these simple steps to become proficient at using a power buffer for a great finish.

How to Troubleshoot the Starting System on a Honda

Honda vehicles are renowned for their durability and reliability, but time and exposure to weather can cause problems in any vehicle. If your Honda experiences difficulties upon ignition or will not start, you can interpret the symptoms to determine what the problem is and get it fixed. Learning to

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 Replace Versa Engine Coolant

Nissan recommends that you change the engine coolant in your Versa's radiator once every three years. Check the coolant frequently for any debris, contaminants or variations in color. Drain and replace the coolant at the first sign of any contamination. Most auto parts stores will accept the used co

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...

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