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How to Use Wire Twist Pliers

Wire twist pliers are used to twist together either pairs of wires or joined ends of a single, looped piece of wire. The pliers' twirling action twists the wires tightly together. Wire twist pliers are used in jewelry making to form decorative filigree wire. They are also used in the automotive, mot

How to Put on Decal Flames

If you want to add some edgy flair to your automobile, flame decals will do the trick. Flame decals cost between $20 and $100 from decal dealers and online stores. In just a few simple steps, your car will be flamed and ready to take out. And the good news is that most of these decals will come off

How to Change Out Handle Bars on a Yamaha V Star

The handlebars of your Yamaha V-Star motorcycle are deceptively difficult to switch out. Even though it would appear as simple as unbolting them from the risers on your steering clamp, the handlebars are attached to numerous switches, cables and controls that must be removed first. While the task is

How to Install Rotors on a 1998 Ford F-150 4WD

The F-150 was a late arrival into the F-series line up, as it did not arrive until 1975 – 27 years after the F-series debuted with the F-1, F-2 and F-3. The F-150 arrived to raving customers that snatched up the half-ton pickup in great haste, quickly making it Ford’s best-selling pickup

How to Repair an IPP Volvo Gas Door Hinge

Over time, the plastic hinge pin on a Volvo gas door can become fractured or break due to normal wear and tear. This can lead to a gas door that sags and fails to line up properly when closed. If the gas door does not close properly, it is more likely to pop open during a drive and can become damage

How to Replace Rotors on a 2004 Explorer

Depending on the type of driving conditions that you put your Explorer through, you'll need to replace your brakes anywhere from every 10,000 to 30,000 miles. Most people don't consider changing the brake rotors in the process, which is only doing half the brake job. Every time you do your brake pad

MerCruiser Engine Specs

Mercury Marine manufactures MerCruiser boat engines. They are divided into Turn-Key Start (TKS) or Multiport Injection (MPI) models. All run on 87-octane fuel.

What Are The Factors Involved In The Cost Of Windshield Repair

The windshield and the windows are the first to bear the brunt when your car is involved in an accident. Made of fragile materials, they get easily damaged under impact and pressure. Cracks and chips may appear insignificant in their size, but if left unattended for long they widen and pose serious

How to Replace the Front Boot on a GE Washer

The boot seal is a circular rubber gasket that sits behind the door of a GE washer. All GE washers come with a boot seal, as this is the component that prevents water from leaking. As you might imagine, if problems arise to properly shutting the washer door, or water is leaking from the unit, the se

Can I Cut the Lug Nut Holes on My Wheels?

The wheels of your vehicle are designed to fit a specific lug pattern and are not meant to be modified. Wheels are balanced around the center of the wheel and adding additional holes can cause the wheel to roll out of balance.

What Causes Power Steering Fluid to Boil?

The condition described by most as "boiling" sometimes isn't. Though excess heat in the power steering system can indeed cause the fluid to boil, there are other conditions that can mimic the effect.

How to Replace Headlamp Bulb on Mercedes S430 2002

Replacing a headlamp bulb on a 2002 Mercedes S430 2002 can be done without much effort or large investment of time. The act of removing the old headlamp bulbs and installing a brand new one is identical on virtually every S-Class model. The process of replacing the bulbs is straightforward and easy

Homemade Car Paint Booth

Having a car painted is one of the best ways to give it a custom look or bring it back to its original appearance; however, complete car paint jobs can cost upwards of $1,000 from some auto shops. Constructing a paint booth and painting a car at home is a good way to save money while taking more con

How to Build a Front Engine Rail Buggy

Rail buggies or dune buggies are a long-standing favorite toy of desert goers. Used to drive over dunes, rough or muddy terrain and rocky landscapes, rail buggies are light and fast stripped down versions of cars that consist of nothing more than the frame, tires, engine, steering wheel and a couple

Essential Automotive Tools

The mechanic will need a variety of starting tools for the repair industry.tools image by Marek Kosmal from Fotolia.comThe mechanic of today does not have it easy when performing repairs on cars and trucks. The newest models contain components that require specialized tools for removal...

Kawasaki Mojave Information

The Mojave is a part of the ATV series of sports utility vehicles that Kawasaki has produced since the eighties. Although no longer in mass production, the Mojave's core design has been used in other models since 2003.

How to Replace the Timing Belt on a 2002 Honda Accord V6

The timing belt is part of engine's drive system that connects the crankshaft to the camshaft and controls the timing of your engine's valves. When the car reaches high mileage, the timing belt on your Honda Accord can begin to wear down and eventually fail. Mechanics and car manufacturers recommend

How to Rebuild a Caliper For a 75 Corvette

The 1975 Chevrolet Corvette has four-wheel power disc brakes. The calipers on all four wheels have four pistons with two pistons on each side of the caliper. Rebuilding the calipers and is a straightforward project but careful inspection should be made of the pistons and the piston bores inside the