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How to Check and Replace a Timing Belt in a Honda CR-V

Replacing your vehicle's timing belt can be time consuming, but with the proper tools and instruction, most self-proclaimed mechanics are up to the task. Checking and replacing your Honda CR-V's timing belt regularly ensures its optimum performance. Consider changing your water pump at the same time

Brake Repair While Looking Out For Your Budget

Your shop technician will keep you aware of any necessary upcoming services for your car and it's safety. He will tell you ahead of time if he sees something coming up like an unknown brake ...

How to Change the Water Pump on a 2002 Dodge Pickup Truck

If you have reason to believe the water pump on your 2002 Dodge pickup truck is faulty, either because it leaks or the engine is overheating, you need to replace it. The water pump is designed to force water around the internal parts of the engine to keep them running at an optimum temperature. Repl

How to Do Custom Marble Paint Effect

This is a simple way to do custom marbleizing paint job for an automobile or motorcycle. The same technique could also be done with an airbrush.

How to Identify a Dana 35 Axle

The Dana 35 axle was introduced by MOPAR in 1948 as a lightweight but durable front axle for practically every four-wheel drive vehicle made by the company. It uses a 7.562-inch ring gear and 1.406-inch pinion gear with 26-spline axles. At one time, this axle was available in a solid configuration o

Problems With Hankook Tires

Hankook Tire, one of the world's largest manufacturers of tires for passenger cars, issued a safety recall in 2010. Drivers experiencing problems with Hankook tires should consult the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the manufacturer to determine whether their tires may have

How to Replace a Xenon Bulb in a 2001 Audi S4

The 2001 Audi S4 is a sport and luxury sedan that has a stylish front end with powerful xenon bulbs encased in the headlights. The dynamic cornering lights automatically move in the direction of the steering wheel and significantly increase the driver’s visibility. The bulbs can also be replac

How to Attach an Emblem

For automotive enthusiasts, emblems can be a badge of honor, providing a way to show off a car's brand, engine type or special feature. Emblems may also go on a boat, motorcycle or any object that you want to show off. Most emblems are made of metal or plastic and some companies make customized embl

How to Fix the Computer in a '92 Prelude

The electronic control unit (ECU) for the 1992 Honda Prelude is located under the passenger side footrest. It controls the programmed fuel injection system and other components via a series of sensors. The ECU controls injector timing and duration, ignition timing, fuel pump control, fuel cut-off, i

How to Use Fiberglass Resin for Body Repair

Fiberglass is commonly used to repair damage on car bodies. It is a very durable material that will bond to metal, wood, Styrofoam, and many other materials. Generally, fiberglass is applied in layers of fiberglass mat saturated with fiberglass resin. Resin is a thick liquid that requires a catalyst

How to Convert to Ethanol

Ethanol fuel is made from ethyl alcohol, the same type of alcohol in beer, wine and spirits. Unlike petroleum, ethanol is a form of renewable energy, produced from agricultural feed stocks and common crops. Ethanol is an alternative fuel for vehicles. Converting your car to ethanol is an easy way to

How to Install a Headlight Relay

If you have a single headlight that continues to burn out but the small plastic fuse that powers it tests good, it may be possible that you have a blown headlight relay. Relays are similar to fuses but tend to be a little more powerful. The fuse relay box in most cars is located inside the engine co

How to Change the Coolant in a Ford Expedition

The coolant in your Ford Expedition should be replaced on a regular basis, which is noted in your vehicle's maintenance schedule. When the time comes to perform this service, you can either have it done at a professional repair facility or tackle the job yourself. Before taking on this job, be prepa

How to Change a Starter Motor on a 1992 Chevy Lumina

Starter failure most often happens from a dead or dying car battery. Without the proper voltage it needs from the battery to turn the engine, the starter won't function correctly. Aftermarket accessories such as car alarms and auto-starting devices can interfere with the starter as well, especially

How to Replace the Brakes on a 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette

The 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette is a minivan made by the former Oldsmobile division of General Motors Corporation. The Silhouette used disc brakes on the front wheels to stop the minivan during normal travel. Replacing the disc brakes really means replacing the disc brake pads, as the brake pads are

Used Cars Maintenance - What Should I Do Outside of Warranty

With used cars or cars outside of warranty, it's much harder to gauge exactly what sort of services your car needs. Most of us get lazy about taking our car to a dealer and say, "Do whatever needs to be done," and walk ourselves to the waiting room or the new car lot. However, after y

How to Replace a Headlight Bulb in a Manual 2007 Mitsubishi Endeavor

In the early- to mid-2000s, a new type of vehicle took the automotive market by storm: the crossover SUV. The combination of car-like ride, SUV-like utility and van-like amenities made these vehicles suitable replacements for hulking SUVs and un-cool minivans. Mitsubishi joined the crossover segment

How to Replace an Outer Tie-Rod in a 2001 Grand Prix

The 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix was equipped from the factory with a Rack and Pinion steering system. The outer tie-rod ends in your car attach the steering system to the steering knuckle and wheel. The simple ball and socket joint used in the outer tie-rod ends in your Grand Prix is designed without a