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How to Remove Front Door Panels

If you have to replace the power window motor, power window switches, speakers or rewire any components on the front doors on your vehicle, you will have to remove the door panel to access any component on the door. The front door panel is held in place on the front door by a number of screws at the

How to Replace the Alternator in a Mitsubishi Galant

The Mitsubishi Galant has an alternator that sends electrical current to various devices in the vehicle while the engine is running. Most alternators made today include a voltage regulator that ensures the voltage level remains constant. You may need to replace the alternator if your battery keeps r

Fixing the Real Problem - Roadside Assistance and Not Just Towing

When you are travelling to and from work, and the car breaks down, it may be necessary to tow the vehicle home. But towing is something you only want to do if absolutely necessary, because towing can be fraught with problems depending on the situation. But there are two terms that have managed to ge

How to Downshift to First Gear

Many motor vehicles have a manual transmission. Often an vehicle with a stick shift can be intimidating to a driver if they have not had practice with a manual transmission vehicle before. Part of driving a automobile with a manual transmission is learning how to downshift. Downshifting is used when

How to Replace the Passenger Side Half Shaft on a 94 Honda Civic

The passenger-side half shaft on the Honda Civic is attached to a short out-put shaft that is bolted to the engine block. This was done in an attempt to limit torque steer caused by unequal length drive axles. By using the output shaft to connect the transmission to the axle, the axles in the Civic

Jeep Wrangler Transmission Mount Problems

Like any off-road vehicle that takes its shares of abuse and scrapes bottom once in a while, the Jeep Wrangler can have an issue with transmission mounts. This can be seen as par for the course when you drive hard.

How to Remove Ironhead Fork Cups

The Harley-Davidson Ironhead Sportster motorcycle has been produced continuously since 1957. Its popularity stems from its simple, yet powerful design and the fact that it easily lends itself to customization. A bad set of steering fork head bearings and cups may cause a shimmy or wobble at highway

How to Install a Timing Chain on a 2001 F150 5.4

The 5.4-liter engine found in the 2001 Ford F-150 truck is a dual overhead cam design. This means that there is a camshaft located in each cylinder head that opens and closes the valves. Two separate timing chains driven by the engine crankshaft operate the camshafts. When these timing chains or ten

How to Repair a Toshiba M35X-S149 Power Jack

If you use your Toshiba M35X series laptop both in your home and while on the go, you probably connect and disconnect the power cord a lot. Although the power jack inside the Toshiba M35X is fairly sturdy, you can bend or break it if you are not careful when plugging or unplugging the AC power adapt

How to Repaint Leather Seats

As durable as leather is, it will eventually show wear and fade. Luckily, you can correct this without having to replace the seat. Apply the same method when changing the color of the seats as well. You don't need to hire a professional to do the work -- it can be done at home with available kits. T

How to Read the Baudot Code

The Baudot code is a special type of binary code that was invented by Emile Baudot in the late 19th Century. The code was altered several times before it reached its most modern stage, but eventually replaced Morse code as the preferred method of printed telecommunication code and was used until th

Torque Tool Use Guidelines

If you've ever stripped a bolt while working on engine, you know the value of a torque wrench first-hand. This specialty tool is a lifesaver when it comes to not only tightening down nuts and bolts to correct factory tightness but also avoiding costly accidents that require expensive replacement of

How to Repair Scooter Tires

With the rise in gas prices, many people are looking to scooters as an easy way to get around town. While scooters do get great gas mileage and are generally better for the environment, scooter owners will at some point or another need to repair their tires. The smaller tires and wheel base make the

How to Replace Your Shifter Housing for 1995 VW Jetta

The shifter housing on a 1995 Volkswagen Jetta contains the shift linkage for the manual transmission. This assembly guides the linkage from the dashboard into the box that holds the shifter. If yours wears out, it might become difficult to shift into gears. To fix the issue, remove the old shifter

KTM 600CC 4-Stroke Engine Specifications

KTM is arguably the best mid-bore enduro maker in the world.Motorcycle Exhaust image by Billy Tait from Fotolia.comAustria's KTM has gained a reputation as one of the premier off-road, adventure touring motorcycles in the world. KTM no longer makes a 600 cc machine -- they manufactured...