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How to Repair & Paint an Aluminum Propeller

The propeller on a boat can take a lot of abuse depending on what type of area your boat is used in. For boats used for fishing in ponds, lakes and streams, propellers can be damaged on stumps, logs, rocks or animals under the water's surface. The propeller can also be damaged while being loaded or

About Rear-View Car Cameras

Rear-view car cameras are becoming highly popular with car owners and some manufacturers who are now placing it on their vehicles. The driver no longer has to worry about who or what is behind their car because they can see everything there clearly on a screen placed inside the car. There are a numb

How to Replace the Parking Brake Cable on a Chevy Silverado

The main parking brake cable on a Chevy Silverado truck is connected to the parking brake pedal and is routed through to a bracket that connects the two rear cables. This main cable is also comprised of a front cable and an intermediate one. You must use precision and caution when replacing a parkin

How to Change a 1998 Windstar's Fuel Filter

Ford's premiere minivan for the 1998 model year was the Windstar. Available with a 3.0-liter Vulcan V-6 or a 3.8-Liter Essex V-6 engine; the Windstar employed electronic fuel injection, no matter which engine powered the drivetrain. In order to operate at peak efficiency, the fuel injection system m

How to Clean Painted Wheels

Brake dust, road grime and other debris can make your painted wheels look dull and drab. Wheels may become gray or even black in areas. A new vehicle can suddenly look not so appealing because of grime on rims or covers. Your automobile may have painted rims or wheel covers, but all are cleaned in a

How to Replace the Brake Shoes on a 1975 Plymouth Valiant

Manufactured starting in 1960, the Plymouth Valiant was Chrysler Corporation's attempt to corner the market created for compact cars in the 1950s. Though Chrysler produced and distributed Valiants globally up until 1976, many modern mechanics are not as familiar with the Valiant as they are with oth

How to Reset BMW Service

With European engineering, BMW is known for manufacturing luxurious and classy sedans. However, at times the BMW's service warning light will light up to show there is an issue with its engine. Fortunately, the service warning light is simple to reset with the use of a Service Light Plus airbag rese

Hydraulic Cylinder Repair - Tips and Tricks

Hydraulic cylinder repair is one of the cost effective methods for high end production. There are different methods that can be applied for repairing hydraulic cylinders. Online approach is one of the preferred methods of ...

How to Install an Auto Fuel Regulator

The fuel-pressure regulator monitors and maintains the pressure in the fuel injection system. Some fuel-pressure regulators have simple designs, while others may have more than one vacuum or fuel line attached to it. Regulators that begin to fail can cause engine stumbling and poor performance. Repl

How to Replace RX300 Headlights

True to its luxury branding, the Lexus RX300 offers a simple procedure for replacing the headlight bulbs. In many vehicles you have to remove the battery or coolant reservoir to gain access to the headlight, or employ screwdrivers or another tool to open the headlight assembly. Not so in the Lexus R

How do I Replace a Jack & Spare Tire in a 2003 Ford Focus?

Ford's Focus came in sedan or wagon configuration for the 2003 model year. Both models have a temporary-use spare tire, which is sometimes referred to as a "doughnut." The spare tire must be replaced when you are finished using it, as does the jack. Both the spare tire and jack are stored

How to Tighten or Replace Coolant Hoses in a Nissan Altima

The Nissan Altima has been around long enough that a good maintenance routine is required to keep it running smoothly. Check coolant hoses in the spring and fall and replace hoses every four years. Aftermarket upgrades for cooling hoses are available to enhance the looks and performance of the Nissa

How to Check a Gas Cap Warning in a Cadillac

Intensified Federal emissions laws forced the auto manufacturers to implement new emission control devices on all vehicles sold in the United States. Cadillac, among others, uses a warning system to alert the driver of a loose gas cap. Operating a Cadillac with a loose gas cap allows gas fumes to es

Auto Mechanic Services

Finding a mechanic that is going to give you a good deal on your broken car can be tough. If you don't know what to look for then you might end up spending more than you actually need to. There are mechanics that will give you honest service and do a thorough job keeping your best interest in m

How to Trim an Outboard for the Best MPG

Your motor's trim control--the button on the throttle that changes the angle of the motor in the water--is a valuable tool in maximizing your boat's fuel consumption. Trim changes the angle at which power is applied to your boat's hull. If you raise the angle of the motor, the front of the boat (the

How to Replace a Kenmore Spin Cam Bar

Replacing the Kenmore spin cam bar is necessary to get the washer working properly again if the bar wears out or gets damaged. The spin cam bar operates the mechanisms that position the washer tub, lining them up so the tub will turn at the right times. The cam bar can occasionally get bent, prevent

Bad Oxygen Sensor Symptoms in a 2001 VW Jetta

Volkswagen has come a long way from the Beetle, with complex electronic systems in its vehicles.yellow car image by JoLin from Fotolia.comThe 2001 Volkswagen Jetta features a number of improvements to the body style and internal components of the line, from a better-built "tiptronic"...