Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs : Cars & Vehicles
Pop-up trailers are popular recreational vehicles, as they're like little mobile tents that can be moved wherever you like for camping in the woods or by the river. If you get a flat tire on your trailer, or need to change the tire for any other reason, then you need to take care of it, otherwise yo
Depending on the size and depth of the dent you want to remove, there are two different ways that you may want to approach making your car look better again. The simplest method of dent repair, and one which works surprisingly well for many dents, involves the use a common hair dryer and a spray can
A vehicle's on-board computer uses a crankshaft sensor to find top-dead center on the number one cylinder. Use this to fire the spark plug and adjust its timing. To check the crank sensor with the engine off, set the Volt-Ohm meter to AC to read the ohms. To check the crank sensor with the engine ru
These days, you can't go anywhere without seeing the latest car design. Carmakers are really going the extra mile to tempt you to buy. From built-in entertainment and navigation systems to fancy sound systems, you ...
Engine coolant is a mixture of water and antifreeze inside the radiator. It may cause serious damage to the engine block, water pump, thermostat and radiator if left unchecked or unchanged for a long period of time. The coolant’s working capacity degrades over time and increases acid content.
Adjust your Chrysler Sebring parking brake adjustment if your car has a drum brake or disc in drum brake system. Save yourself time and money by skipping the mechanic and doing it yourself. Use these instructions on Chrysler Sebring models, Convertible or Sedan, from 1995 to 1998 and 2001 through 20
Oil is one of the world's most popular commodities. Oil is converted into gasoline which powers our vehicles and airplanes; oil is also a primary component in the manufacture of plastics. The price of oil is strictly controlled by those nations which produce it in order to maximize their...
Replacing the connecting rod bearings is a routine part of an engine rebuild. The bearings provide the surfaces on which the crankshaft and the piston's wrist pin ride and are a crucial aspect of a properly running motor. It is a relatively straightforward procedure to replace the bearings on a set
The 1996 GMC Jimmy offered a 4.3L six-cylinder engine with a four-wheel drive option. All the Jimmy's from that year used a rear differential for the rear-wheel drive. The trucks equipped with four-wheel drive used a transfer case and a front differential, in addition to the rear differential to sup
Painting a car's rim inserts is done in much the same manner as repainting the rims themselves. The inserts are often easier, however, because unlike the rims, the inserts can be easily removed for the painting process. There are a variety of aerosol can paints made for car rims, and they can come i
No one likes that feeling of spending too much. The only thing worse than that is spending too much on something that doesn't end up doing what you wanted it to do. If you have ...
The interior dome lamp bulb in a Buick LeSabre is located in the center of the roof panel. It is covered by a small, translucent plastic shell that softens the glow from the dome lamp bulb. When the door is opened, the dome lamp illuminates to provide the driver with a better view of the interior in
Lead-acid batteries are fitted in practically every vehicle, but the type of chemical-basis used in the cells has advanced considerably. A typical lead-acid battery is known as a "flooded-cell battery," because it contains fluid. However absorbed glass mat (AGM) and gel lead-acid batteries are a saf
The Jeep starter system turns over the engine to initiate the internal-combustion process. The system includes the battery, starter motor, starter solenoid, and on some models, a remote starter relay. It also includes all of the wiring that connects these components. If one of the components malfunc
The ignition switch in Ford vehicles is responsible for handling the electrical signals related to starting the vehicle. A failing ignition switch can cause system-wide problems ranging from the ability of the car to start, to maintaining speed and even keeping the radio turned on. Careful car owner
The concept of a car tracking device has been known as a different or independent gadget.However, even phones can still have this feature with help of your mobile phone.
Harley-Davidson Motor Co. used the constant velocity (CV) carburetor in the 1988 Sportsters, 1990 Big Twins (EVO and TC88) until 2006. Since then, all Harley-Davidson motorcycles make use of fuel injection. The CV carburetor may show signs of needing to be tuned. These signs include a drastic decrea