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How to Clamp a Muffler to a Pipe

How to Clamp a Muffler to a Pipe

Connecting a replacement muffler to an exhaust tail pipe requires a specialized clamp for different types of joints. A butt joint is when you have two pieces of pipe pushed together end to end. A slip joint is when one pipe slides over the other pipe. Both methods yield a solid connection, but both
How to Measure Antifreeze Concentration

How to Measure Antifreeze Concentration

Most vehicles on the road today need a mixture of antifreeze, also called coolant, added to their radiator water to combat a number of problems associated with overheating and freezing. Typical glycol-based antifreeze performs well when it has the correct percentage or concentration in the radiator.
Parts of Glass Windshields of Cars

Parts of Glass Windshields of Cars

There are usually layers of a glass windshield to provide the protection and the visual aesthetic that we are enjoying right now. To prevent the glass from breaking into smaller parts and fatally injuring the driver, a celluloid was inserted between two layers of glasses.
How to Determine Tire Rim Size

How to Determine Tire Rim Size

If you are going to be putting a rim on your car, you need to make sure that the rim will fit both the car and the tire you want to use. There are three primary sizes and you need to determine which you have. To do this, you need the numbers for the diameter, the width and the bolts.
Edelbrock Comes Out With New E-Force Supercharger For the Corvette LS3 Engine

Edelbrock Comes Out With New E-Force Supercharger For the Corvette LS3 Engine

Whether it is street or strip when you want more speed out of your C6 Corvette you want more speed. A great way to accomplish this speed is with a supercharger and there is little doubt that a great company to deal with when it comes to supercharger is Edelbrock.
How to Replace the Water Pump in a Toyota Tundra

How to Replace the Water Pump in a Toyota Tundra

The water pump is a vital part of the Toyota Tundra's engine. In fact, it is the heart of the cooling system, circulating the coolant. A faulty water pump can cause some serious damage to the engine of your Toyota Tundra. Make sure to change out a bad water pump in order to prolong the life of your
Tips on Taking Care of Car Tire Valves

Tips on Taking Care of Car Tire Valves

Tire valve stems can be made of rubber or metal that has been chrome plated. No matter what the material, all valve stems serve the same purpose: to hold air in a tire, and provide the entry and exit point for air when inflating or deflating a tire. Valve stem maintenance is fairly easy, but importa
How to Install Tire Valves in Trailer Tires

How to Install Tire Valves in Trailer Tires

Trailer tires help support the load, maintain smooth travel and protect the trailer from damage from minor road hazards like potholes. Maintaining the condition of your trailer tires requires attention to the parts of your trailer tires. The tire is made up of the rim, the tire and valve stem. A fau
How to Adjust Montero Headlights

How to Adjust Montero Headlights

The Mitsubishi Montero features headlights with holes on the housing that hide the adjustment screws which direct the aim of the headlight beams. Turning these adjustment screws changes the vertical and lateral direction of the beams. Fortunately, the holes to access the screws are readily accessibl
How to Install the Brake Controller in a 1994 Ford F-150

How to Install the Brake Controller in a 1994 Ford F-150

A 1994 Ford F-150 is capable of pulling a trailer when equipped with a tow package consisting of a tow harness and a tow hitch. If you are towing a trailer equipped with electric brakes, then you can make your towing experience easier if you install a brake controller. These let you adjust the braki
How to Troubleshoot the Cooling System in a Hyundai Sonata

How to Troubleshoot the Cooling System in a Hyundai Sonata

To uncover problems in your Sonata cooling system, you first need to understand how it works. In short, coolant collects heat when it goes through the engine and releases heat as it goes through the radiator. Cooling devices usually circulate coolant, contain it or control its temperature. Troublesh
Engine Removal on a Camaro LT1

Engine Removal on a Camaro LT1

The Chevrolet Camaro was first manufactured between 1967 and 2002 and is being revived for the 2010 model year. Most Camaros manufactured between 1992 and 1997 had an F-body LT1 engine, GM's generation II model. Removing an F-body LT1 engine requires access to the hood and underside of the car and s
How to Dispose of Old Boat Trailer Tires

How to Dispose of Old Boat Trailer Tires

In the life of every boat trailer tire, the day comes when it must be disposed of. While trailer tires can last for years, they eventually become threadbare and must be replaced. Or boat trailer tires may pop and need to be removed and replaced. But like all tires, old boat trailer tires can be dang
How to Remove the Headliner From a Lincoln Town Car

How to Remove the Headliner From a Lincoln Town Car

A headliner is a piece of flexible board or cardboard that attaches to the ceiling of a vehicle. The board is covered in fabric or carpeting to give the car a cozy feel. Removing the headliner from a Lincoln Town Car is a simple and straightforward process. Provided you loosen all of the screws and
How to Remove Water From a Car's Fuel System

How to Remove Water From a Car's Fuel System

Occasionally, filling a fuel tank results in water being introduced into the fuel system. This happens when a service station storage tank develops a leak and ground water seeps in. Water is heavier than gasoline and sinks to the bottom of the car's gas tank. When this happens, the fuel pump distrib
How to Replace the Head Gasket on a 4.0 Ford

How to Replace the Head Gasket on a 4.0 Ford

The Ford 4.0L engine, a reliable and relatively maintenance-free motor, has been used most frequently in the Ford Explorer and Ford Ranger. Despite the engine's reputation for solid performance, the head gasket occasionally becomes worn and needs replacing. The gasket seals the gap between the cylin
Projector Headlights Advantages

Projector Headlights Advantages

We rely a lot on our ability to see, especially when driving auto vehicles. If you own a car, you surely understand how important good vision can be for your safety. Quality car headlights are mandatory if you want to be able to drive safely on the roads. Cars already come equipped with factory head
Motor Mount Replacement - Changing Engine Mounts For Looseness and Vibration

Motor Mount Replacement - Changing Engine Mounts For Looseness and Vibration

Worn engine and transmission mounts can be the cause of clunks, thumps and vibration. The purpose of the motor and tranny mounts, besides holding them securely is to insulate the vibration from the engine and transmission from the uni-body or frame of the vehicle.
How do I Fix the Belts on a Mercedes 300E?

How do I Fix the Belts on a Mercedes 300E?

The Mercedes E300 model vehicles come equipped with a single serpentine belt on the front of the engine. The serpentine belt is responsible for operating all of the engine accessories at the same time. These accessories include the power steering pump, air conditioner compressor, alternator and the
How to Tighten a Dodge Colt Belt

How to Tighten a Dodge Colt Belt

The belt on the Dodge Colt is the drive belt on the front of the engine also known as the serpentine belt. The drive belt is powered by the crankshaft pulley on the front center of the engine; it powers all of the components on the engine that are connected to the pulley system. On the left middle s