Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs : Cars & Vehicles
Buick automobiles are manufactured with electric power windows, which use a motorized window regulator to raise or lower the glass inside its doors. This motor can wear out, and require replacement. The average backyard mechanic can replace a power window motor in a Buick in about 30 minutes.
The long awaited halo 4 release date has at long last been diclosed for the 6th November. November cannot come quickly enough, as numerous Halo fanatics around the globe will finally get hold of probably ...
Many 1997 Ford Explorer Sport Utility Vehicles include an anti-theft system. When armed, the system prevents unauthorized access into the vehicle. The system is armed by turning the ignition off and pressing the "Lock" button on the remote control. Lights should illuminate when the system is armed.
The 3/4-ton F250 Ford pickup truck is the next step up from the half-ton F150. Utilizing a heavier frame, suspension and drive train, the F250 can handle larger payloads than the half-ton version. The F250's serpentine belt is located on the front of the engine and drives all of the accessories, suc
Rechrome a bumper to make it new again.voiture jaune image by indochine from Fotolia.comBumpers are items that serve a utilitarian function on cars. They protect the more expensive sheet metal and engine components in case of minor crashes. Sometimes you may need to rechrome a bumper...
Your 1999 Toyota 4Runner ignition coil plays a vital role in the ignition system. The coil takes the twelve volts of electricity generated by your battery and converts it into the thousands of volts required to supply power to the spark plugs. Coils are a common vehicle ignition system to malfunctio
Oversteer occurs when a driver applies too much steering input, usually as a vehicle enters a curve, causing the vehicle to begin to spin. Oversteering is the underlying cause of most vehicle crashes involving rollovers. According to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, rol
The range of motorcycles available to younger riders is filled mostly by automatic transmission-equipped dirt bikes, which allow the rider to focus on the trail ahead. Honda's CRF80R bridges the gap by providing a manually-operated five-speed transmission, allowing a more-experienced rider to gain a
A damaged water pump in your 6.6-liter Duramax can cause your engine to overheat, which could lead to damage to the engine itself and the radiator. A damaged water pump can also result in a leakage of coolant from the vehicle. If you notice any damage to your water pump, you should remove it and rep
Jeep owners tend to be fanatical about their vehicles. Owners of Wranglers are no exception. They love to accessorize their vehicles, buying different rims, tops, covers for their stick shift and other items. If you are looking for a gift for a friend or relative who owns a Wrangler, take...
When it comes to customizing you Chevy Envoy the possibilities are almost endless. One of the most popular modification that you people do is install an aftermarket stereo system. Not much experience is need to install the speaker, amplifier and wire them. You will need a few tools and about an hour
The Department of Transportation requires that the date a tire was manufactured be marked on the sidewall of tires. The age of a tire is listed by the year and week of the year the tire was made. Knowing the age of your tire is important because even though the tire may not have many miles on it, th
The door switch or door lock switch is a small electrical switch that controls the opening and closing of the power door locks. On Dodge vehicles, this switch is usually in the driver and front passenger interior door panels. Replacing this switch on a Dodge vehicle is well within the abilities of t
The brake calipers that come stock on the Lexus GS300 are hydraulic brakes, with multiple pistons inside the caliper body. The seals on these pistons can wear down over time, necessitating either rebuilding or replacing the stock calipers. Removing the calipers should take about 15 minutes per corne
Zetec is a code name that refers to a dual overhead cam (DOHC) four cylinder engine produced by the Ford Motor Co. The Zetec was originally introduced in Europe in 1992 and was used in the Ford Escort, Mondeo and later in the Ford Focus. North American exposure to the Zetec engine was in...
Continuous buildup of dust and debris such as dust, smoke and mineral deposits from rain water reduces the efficiency of the windshield wiper blades on your car. Poorly performing wiper blades create hazardous driving conditions when it's raining, potentially leading to accidents or even death. Per
Learning how to properly change lanes is a vital maneuver.What's the hurry image by andrus from Fotolia.comWhether it's to avoid an obstacle, make an upcoming turn or overtake a slow-moving vehicle, you will likely find yourself in many situations as a driver in which you need to change...
After decades of building cars, GM's product line has evolved. So has the safety equipment contained inside. One piece of equipment that most people take for granted is the headrest, which was designed to help minimize whiplash injuries, as well as protect your head from objects moving from the rear