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How to Replace the Wiper Relay in a 2005 Mercury Sable

If the wipers on your 2005 Mercury Sable don't work properly and you have isolated the problem to one of the two wiper relays, replacing one or both doesn't require a lot of mechanical skill or even tools. Both the wiper speed relay and the wiper park relay are located in the power distribution box

How to Set a Holley Double Pumper Secondary Idle Adjustment Lever

A Holley Double Pumper is a four-barrel carburetor with an active secondary system -- that is, two fuel pumps, two metering blocks and subsequently, two idle adjustment points. Specifically, each metering block has a set of idle adjustment screws, one on each side of the metering block. This is refe

TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline

The month of May marks the one year anniversary of TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline. Since May 2004, six fuel marketers, both large and small, have joined the TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline program. They are: ChevronTexaco, QuikTrip, ConocoPhillips, Shell, Entec Stations, and MFA Oil Company.

How to Replace Tie Rod Ends on a Volvo 240

The Volvo 240 came equipped with a power rack-and-pinion steering system. This system uses tie rods attached to the ends of the steering rack, and tie-rod ends that connect the tie rods to the steering arm attached to the steering knuckle on the front suspension. The tie-rod ends are sealed from the

Aluminized Steel Exhaust Vs. Stainless Steel Exhaust

Automobile exhaust pipes come in all sizes and shapes, but most are made of either aluminized steel or stainless steel. Both have their advantages; which one you choose largely comes down to a matter of need and budget.

Keep Your Brakes in Shape for Safety

Affordable Kar Kare will help you keep your brakes in tip top shape for your safety and those driving around you. December 7, 2012 - Mesquite, TX - Brakes are one of the main safety ...

How to Replace the Transmission Oil in a 1970 Yamaha Champ Scooter

Yamaha motor scooters are all pretty much the same when it comes to design and, therefore, maintenance. If you have one and keep it for very long, you will eventually have to either change the transmission oil or pay someone else to do it for you.Servicing the transmission looks difficul

How to Repair Car Rust Holes

Cars are prone to corrosion. Older unkempt vehicles tend to develop more rusts than well maintained ones. And when these rusts are untreated, overtime they eat the metal and create unsightly holes. Fortunately, there are simple ways that can be done to repair these holes. Unfortunately, the repair d

How to Replace the Head Gasket in a Chevy Cavalier

The most common cause of head gasket failure on the Chevy Cavalier is because of the engine overheating. The engine can get hot without issue, but if you continue to run the engine when it is too hot it creates other problems internally. When the engine overheats, the cylinder head and the block sta

What Causes the Check Engine Light on a Buick Century?

OverviewJupiterimages/ ImagesA Buick Century can indicate one of several problems when the check engine light comes on. Some of the older Buick Century's have a yellow warning light and a red warning light for the check engine. The yellow light means the problem is minor,...

Reasons a Car Is Burning More Gas Than it Should

Saving money by improving gas mileage.high price of gasoline image by Chad McDermott from Fotolia.comAn unexplained increase in fuel consumption by your car costs you money and is a symptom of potentially expensive problems. Identifying the reasons your car is burning more gas than it...

1992 Honda Accord LX Antenna Repair

The 1992 Honda Accord LX's antenna is mounted on the rear quarter panel. A properly functioning antenna will ensure you receive good reception of both AM and FM radio stations. The Accord's antenna, also known as the mast, is automatic and may be repaired without removing the antenna motor.

How to Change Automatic Transmission Fluid in a Ford Mustang

You can maximize the effectiveness and durability of your transmission by changing the transmission fluid. Frequency will depend on how your drive your car. If you drive the Mustang under severe conditions, change the transmission fluid at least every 90,000 miles.

How to Replace a Power Antenna in a 1998 Toyota 4Runner

The 1998 Toyota 4Runner comes with a fixed or a power antenna. The power antenna retracts into the right fender-well when the radio is turned off. If the radio no longer retracts or extends, you will probably need to replace the power antenna motor. To perform this task properly, you will need an as

How to Troubleshoot a KitchenAid Oven That's Not Igniting

If you have a KitchenAid gas oven that is not igniting, there may be one of several potential causes. The reasons for a gas oven not to light are the same with a KitchenAid as with any other brand. Troubleshooting the problem yourself can save time and money on a service call by an appliance service

Mercruiser Boat Repair Tips

The Mercruiser sterndrive is one of the most popular boat propulsion systems on the water today. Mercruiser can be found in boats from 17-footers on up. One of the joys of boating is the many do-it-yourself projects that arise, and although the Mercruiser is relatively trouble free, problems can dev

3 Steps to Buy the Best Michelin Tyres For Your Car

The Michelin tyres are the best available on the market. However to choose the best among all the models available is really hard task. Therefore, here are 3 easy steps to help you buy those items.

How to Replace Optical Block in a KDF-60Xs955

The optical block, also known as a "light engine," in Sony projection televisions provides the vibrant colors. Unfortunately, many of these televisions have been plagued by premature degradation of heat/light-sensitive parts within the optical block. The discolorations caused by this def

How to Replace the 3rd Brake Light on a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer

You should replace the high-mount brake light on your 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer as soon as possible if you notice that it is not working. Driving with a malfunctioning brake light can put your family at risk of an accident when slowing or stopping. The light is easy to access from just inside the r