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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 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

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

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...

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