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How to Repair a Rubber Fuel Line

Repairing a rubber fuel line requires the right tools, supplies and knowledge. When a leak is found in the rubber fuel line, no amount of duct tape, glue or sealant can fix it properly. This is due to the temperature and pressure of the fuel that runs through the line. The only way to properly repa

How to Replace Rear Speakers

Changing a rear speaker in a car or truck depends on the location of the speaker and its accessibility. Most passenger cars have access to the speakers by way of the trunk. You'll need to replace the speaker if your stereo's sound system is distorted or crackles at high volume. The speaker can be re

Y Pipe Definition

In order for fuel and air to combust properly in your engine, there has to be a waste product created. Once this exhaust is expelled from the engine, it must be routed out. Y pipes are one design used for this.

How to Inspect for Tire Defects in a Ford Explorer

Driving a Ford Explorer safely includes regular maintenance. While completing routine maintenance tasks, check your tires carefully for defects. Experts recommend that you do this at least once a month. While most Ford Explorer tires are reliable, road debris and extensive driving time can contribut

How to Fix the Windshield Wipers on the 2003 Pontiac Bonneville

Fixing the windshield wipers on a 2003 Pontiac Bonneville is a fairly easy and economical do-it-yourself repair that will save you a few dollars. Three basic repairs can be made the windshield wipers on a 2003 Bonneville: fuse repair; wiper linkage repair and wiper replacement. All repairs require

How to Replace an Intake Manifold Gasket on a Saturn Sl1 SOHC

On vehicles that use a fuel injection system -- including the Saturn S/1 SOHC -- the fuel line runs into the engine via an intake manifold. The gasket on the exterior of the manifold helps seal off any leaks running from the manifold itself. If the gasket is ever cracked or damaged you will need to

How to Start a Honda 100CC Dirtbike

Honda dirtbikes are dependable, exciting recreational vehicles and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. From the four stroke 500cc to the 50cc, designed for little tikes, there is a dirtbike available from Honda that fits your needs. The Honda 100cc dirtbikes are perfect all around performers for

How to Repair a Leaky Valve Cover

A puddle of oil under your car can indicate various problems. There could be a leak in your valve cover or valve cover gasket. This is the first thing you should look for, since it's the easiest, least invasive way to check out the problem.

How to Remove the Dash From a 2002 Chevy

Removing the dash from a 2002 Chevrolet is easy to do, but the process varies slightly from model to model. Once the dashboard is off, the car's owner has access to the instrument panel, electronics and radio. When installing an aftermarket stereo, you must remove the dash to uninstall the old radi

Auto Glass Cleaning - Tips for Sparkling Clean Windows and Mirrors

The windows of your car take a beating from dirt, bugs, bird droppings and other debris. But with a few simple techniques and a little know-how, you can make even the dirtiest windows sparkle. Here's a list of helpful glass cleaning tips to get your windows brilliantly clean - and without leavi

How to Replace a Horn in a Ford Explorer

The Ford Explorer is a mid-size Sport Utility Vehicle made since 1991. The fourth generation was introduced in 2006. It is closely related to the Mercury Mountaineer. Ford Explorer owners frequently wish to replace the Original Equipment Manufacturer horn with a much louder aftermarket horn. This is

Edelbrock Carburetor Information

The Edelbrock company produces some of the most popular carburetor designs on today's aftermarket. These carburetors are quite possibly the easiest to identify, as almost all of Edelbrock's carburetors feature a distinctive chrome finish. Not only does Edelbrock produce brand new carburetors, it als

How to Change the Transmission Filter on a Minivan

Minivans are a large, family vehicle produced by a variety of car companies. Transmission filters need to be changed when they become saturated and can't absorb heavy-metal residue. Generally, this change occurs every 30,000 to 60,000 miles depending on the vehicle. While not all minivans require th

Guide to Flushing a Radiator

A car radiator acts like a cooling system. It must be cleaned and should be free from obstacles to function effectively. Motorists often overlook radiators until something bad happens, this is the reason radiator problems are the most common causes of breakdowns.

How to Change the Brake Pads on a Taurus

The Ford Taurus has a four-wheel disc brake system that consists of a brake master cylinder, brake lines, brake calipers, brake rotors and brake pads. When you hit the brakes, you send a mechanical force into the master cylinder, which in turn sends hydraulic fluid down the brake lines to the brake

How to Remove the Dash on a 1994 Toyota Pickup

You may need to remove the dash on your 1994 Toyota pickup in order to access the electronic components behind it. Or, perhaps the dash has become cracked or faded and you wish to replace it. Whatever the reason, it is a fairly straightforward job that only requires a few tools obtained from an auto

How to Identify a 396 Big Block

Big-block engines came about in the mid 1950s to allow cars to hold their own on roads increasing filled with large trucks. The larger displacement designs of these engine allowed the pistons to draw more air and fuel into the engine in one cycle, increasing the car's power. Big blocks are named aft

How to Remove the Dash in a 2006 Ford Taurus

You may need to remove the dash on a vehicle to make specific repairs within the engine. The Ford Taurus dash is connected to panels, switches and the steering column, so there are many steps to perform to remove the dash completely. You can buy the tools needed for the dash removal from a local a