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How to Test a Chevrolet Distributor

Maintenance
The distributor on Chevrolet vehicles is the device that directs the initial high voltage spark to the various spark plug wires and begins the burning of the vehicle's fuel to run the engine. If you have a faulty distributor, you will notice your engine having a difficult time starting, a longer acc
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How to Install a Billet Grill on a Chevy

Maintenance
You can install a Billet grill on your Chevy right from your home garage, using a few tools that can be purchased from any auto parts store. A Billet grill is a grill that has side-by-side slats that allow air and water to enter and exit the front of the car, while still protecting the radiator from
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Tips for Off Roading With an Automatic Transmission

Maintenance
Off-roading should be conducted carefully to prevent injury or vehicle damage.off-road image by Dariusz Kopestynski from Fotolia.comOff-roading can be a fun activity, but can also be hazardous\. Driving a vehicle in an area with no paved trails can result in a damaged car, flip-overs and...
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How Do I Replace the Front Struts on a 1989 Chevrolet Beretta?

Maintenance
The Chevrolet Beretta uses MacPherson struts, which contain the shock absorber and upper suspension member together as a unit. You need to replace the struts if you hear or feel excessive banging while driving the car. Replace both struts at the same time, but work on one assembly at a time. Check w
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How to Repair the Radius Arm Bushings on a 1994 Ford Explorer

Maintenance
The 1994 Ford Explorer features a radius arm suspension system. The radius arm connects the axle and shock absorber to the body frame. The radius arm is typically made of stamped steel and features rubber bushings at the connection points. The radius arm bushings can fail due to cracking or excessiv
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How to Replace the Light Switch on a 2000 Chevy Blazer

Maintenance
The 2000 Chevrolet Blazer headlight switch can go bad after years of use. The switch either will fail to turn on the headlights, or it will keep the headlights from being turned off. Accessing the headlight switch will take only a few minutes. The dash cover itself clips to the dash, and an angle tr
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How do I Replace a Mercedes SLK Fog Light?

Maintenance
Replacing Mercedes SLK fog lights can be a challenge due to their location, behind the molded fender that reaches low to the ground. They are not easily accessible by conventional means, which is normally from under the hood. However, owners of Mercedes SLK models equipped with the AMG Sport package
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How to Change a Scenic Headlight

Maintenance
The Renault Scenic is a French-made car produced from 1996 until 2003. Changing the headlights on your Scenic is straightforward and only requires the use of a socket wrench. The high beams of the Scenic utilize H1 bulbs. The low beams use H7 bulbs. As the headlights are very important for your safe
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How to Replace the Bushings in a Toyota Tacoma

Maintenance
The Toyota Tacoma is a versatile truck and can be used for work, play, or just plain, simple transportation. The Tacoma can be outfitted with a variety of suspension packages for high performance off-roading or a luxury ride, if desired. The front half of the Tacoma is equipped with coil springs a
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How to Fix 2002 Mustang Brakes

Maintenance
The Ford Mustang is the classic American muscle car and the dream of many car enthusiasts to own. If you're one such lucky owner, you want to make sure your ride is in top performing condition. Regular brake maintenance is essential to keeping your car operational, and with a few basic tools and a c
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How do I Connect Diablo Predator to a Laptop U7170?

Maintenance
The DiabloSport Predator U7170 is a flash tuner that can be used to reprogram the CPU of a vehicle. Reprogramming the CPU can increase the power and efficiency of the vehicle's engine, which, in turn, results in performance boosts. The use of a tuner is especially effective with a vehicle that has h
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Beginner's Guide to Mini Trucks

Maintenance
Mini trucks are Japanese variations on the American pickup truck. The difference is the mini truck comes in several designs (flatbed, rail-bed, covered vans and specialty beds) with cab-over engine placement and relatively small wheelbases. Ideal for moving around tight urban streets and working the
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How to Install an Air Fuel Gauge on a Saturn

Maintenance
An air fuel gauge measures the Saturn engine's use of air and fuel to determine the air to fuel ratio. These gauges help your car reduce fuel consumption by determining the ideal ratio of air and fuel. These gauges also alert you to engine problems. Installing the air fuel gauge in a Saturn is a sim
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How to Change the Rear Brake Shoes on a Dodge Truck

Maintenance
The rear brakes on a Dodge truck use a drum-and-shoe braking system. The rear brakes provide up to 40 percent of your vehicle's stopping force. These brakes are not used as often as the front brakes but are very important to replace when needed. Replacing the rear brakes on a Dodge truck can be per
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How to Troubleshoot Boat Engine Trouble

Maintenance
For pleasure boaters, when the engine gives trouble, it spells a frustrating day on the water. You can diagnose the most common problems with the engine and get it back up and running. Concentrate on checking the fuel, fuel lines and filters as well as the battery charge and spark plugs.
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How to Fix a Car's Rear View Mirror

Maintenance
You're in gridlock traffic during one of the hottest days of the year and all of a sudden you see it in the corner of your eye. The rear view mirror bounces off the center console. You're left for the rest of the day without the ability to see behind you. You never really notice how much you use a