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How to Remove the Key Switch on a Ford Taurus

How to Remove the Key Switch on a Ford Taurus

The key switch on a Ford Taurus refers to the ignition switch, or ignition lock cylinder. This is where you insert and turn the key to start your Taurus. Ford's key switch is, thankfully, a simple design, but requires a special tool (available from a Ford dealership or an automotive parts store) to
How to Add Oil to a Trailer Jack

How to Add Oil to a Trailer Jack

The trailer jack is the detachable front section that lifts a trailer and allows it to be transported. Because it contains moving parts and will most often be exposed to the elements, it needs to be lubricated occasionally to ensure proper operation. The act of lubricating is sometimes refered to as
How to Remove a Radiator From a 95 4Runner

How to Remove a Radiator From a 95 4Runner

The Toyota 4Runner is known for longevity and a well-built engine able to take hundreds of thousands of miles before having problems. Although the engine can take a lot of abuse, the components around it must be maintained, including the radiator. Corrosion and damage can take its toll on a radiator
How to Use an Air Bumper Jack

How to Use an Air Bumper Jack

Air bumper jacks are hydraulic automotive jacks that use air pressure to lift your vehicle off of the ground just enough to fit under it and perform car repairs. Hydraulic automotive jacks can be used anywhere, but are used by at-home mechanics to work on vehicles out of their garage or driveway. Hy
Off-Road Touring Tires Recommendation

Off-Road Touring Tires Recommendation

Off-road or all-terrain tires are designed for traveling off public roads, specifically unpaved roads, beaches, trails or rough terrain. Touring tires offer versatility along with enhanced handling and tread wear, as well as good noise and ride comfort.
The New Flavors of OBD Connector

The New Flavors of OBD Connector

If you are baffled by different terms like OBDii, OBD-II, OBD ii or OBD2, they all refer to the auto diagnostic system inside your vehicle. Referred to generally as the OBD, the On-Board Diagnostic System was approved by the California Air Resources Board as late back as in 1985. It was not until 19
How to Raise Jack Stands

How to Raise Jack Stands

To safely access the bottom of a car, it is important to raise the car high enough to get underneath, as well as ensure the car does not fall or roll while you are there. Jack stands are often used to hold a car up by the frame and keep it from falling onto the person working on the underside. Raisi
How to Select An Automotive Scan Tool

How to Select An Automotive Scan Tool

There are a variety of automotive scan tools on the market. You might think that it is difficult to choose your own scan tool. But how to select an automotive scan tool is actually simple. Read this article and you will find the right one for you.
How to Fix a Leak in the Seam of Vinyl Furniture

How to Fix a Leak in the Seam of Vinyl Furniture

The seam of a vinyl upholstered chair, couch or love seat is where two pieces of vinyl are stitched together. If the seam is torn and leaking stuffing, you can use a vinyl patch to seal the seam. If at all possible, locate an extra piece of vinyl under the furniture and cut it off with scissors. Oth
Some Steps to Clean Your Car Interior Quickly

Some Steps to Clean Your Car Interior Quickly

Keeping the cleanliness of car interior is an important thing you need to consider because it is the focal point seen from your car. In this case, you have to be capable in cleaning the car rightly so you can take benefits from it. It means that the right cleaning process you do will give the best r
How to Install a Bumper on a 98 Civic

How to Install a Bumper on a 98 Civic

The 1998 Honda Civic's front bumper cover is attached by use of nine plastic clips, four hex bolts and two Phillips head screws. The removal and replacement of the front bumper cover can be done by the average do-it-yourself home mechanic; however, care should be exercised to prevent any scratching
How do I Change the Fuel/Water Separator on a Jeep Liberty Diesel?

How do I Change the Fuel/Water Separator on a Jeep Liberty Diesel?

Replacing the fuel/water separator on the 2.8-liter diesel engine in your Jeep Liberty is not something that you need to do regularly, but when the time comes, a new separator assembly is available from the Jeep dealer. The fuel/water separator is important, as it works to remove moisture and sedime
Keeping Your Car's Windshield Clean of Dirt and Debris to Avoid Accidents

Keeping Your Car's Windshield Clean of Dirt and Debris to Avoid Accidents

You might think it is a given that it is necessary to keep an auto's windshield clean to help ensure optimal visibility, but you would be surprised how many motorists never think twice about their windshield's importance. The windshield is the driver and passenger's window on the worl
Troubleshooting a Chevy Carbureted Engine

Troubleshooting a Chevy Carbureted Engine

Carburetors are troublefree as long as they remain clean, and a fuel filter is used. For the most-efficient fuel mixture on a Chevy carbureted engine under different temperature conditions, a heat insulator block should be used under the carburetor. This keeps the engine's heat from being...
Bullet Proof Glass For The Common Person

Bullet Proof Glass For The Common Person

Most of us are not important politicians or CEO's of world-wide organizations. This means that our safety is not often jeopardized by crazed assassins with machine guns, and so generally we don't have to worry about cruising around in an unarmored vehicle. Lucky for us!
How to Calibrate an Auto Digital Compass With Temperature

How to Calibrate an Auto Digital Compass With Temperature

An auto digital compass is more accurate than the old analog compass as they are more accurate. A digital compass shows your direction on a screen while an analog uses needles. Like most digital products, recalibration needs to be done in order to maintain accurate readings on your device.
How to Choose the Oil and Fluids for an Acura Integra

How to Choose the Oil and Fluids for an Acura Integra

The Acura Integra models were produced by Honda from 1990 to 2001. A high performance "Type-R" edition was produced in 1997, 1998 and 2000. Here's how to choose the oil and fluids for all model years of the Acura Integra.
How to Pick the Right Propeller for Your Outboard

How to Pick the Right Propeller for Your Outboard

With rising prices at the fuel dock, it's important to ensure your outboard's in tip-top condition, tuned for efficient performance. Part of optimum performance means using the right propeller. Picking the right propeller for your outboard is a mixture of science, math and trial-and-error testing. A
How to Replace the Coolant Recovery Tank in a Dodge Durango

How to Replace the Coolant Recovery Tank in a Dodge Durango

The Dodge Durango has upheld its reputation for great handling for years. It's easy to take on a reasonably simple project, like replacing the coolant recovery tank, right in your own driveway. You'll rarely need to replace this tank, but if you see a crack or other excess wear appears on your 2004
How to Fix Cooling System Leaks

How to Fix Cooling System Leaks

If you notice a green puddle under your vehicle there is a leak somewhere in your car's cooling system. The source of the leak may be a faulty radiator hose, a crack in the coolant recovery tank, or a hole in the radiator itself. A fourth possibility is the water pump. The source of the leak needs t