You must clean your boat's Atomic 4 carburetor to keep the vessel running with optimal performance. The carburetor mixes air and fuel. Occasionally, it can corrode and require cleaning. When it becomes dirty, it will lack the ability to give your engine the proper mix of air and fuel. Clean your At
How many times have shop owners wrinkled their brows after being handed a hard-to-read inspection report detailing recommended work? Chicken scratch and oil smudges make repair orders and estimates unreadable more often than some might ...
The 1984 through 1989 Chevrolet Corvette models use a hydraulic system to engage and disengage the clutch. This system consists of a master cylinder mounted on the firewall that is connected to the clutch pedal, and a slave cylinder mounted on the transmission. When the pedal is depressed, brake flu
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The Chevy Trailblazer is available with several different engine options but all of them use the same style belt--a single serpentine belt that turns all the accessories on the front of the engine. The belt runs over the pulleys in a specific path that must be followed when installing the new belt.
The 1994-1996 Chevrolet Impala SS came from the factory with an air pump. This is an emissions tool, and is designed to push oxygen into the exhaust system while the engine is first warming up in order to improve the emissions coming out of the backside of the car. Not every state requires one of th
When we talk about Chinese Mini Moto Dirt bikes usually we are referring to the 49cc 2 stroke variety. You know the one that has a whipper snipper moto and sounds like a over revved lawn mower. If this doesn't annoy the neighbors on a beautiful Sunday morning nothing does.
Forklift maintenance tips For some businesses, purchasing a forklift is absolutely necessary as there is no alternative to it. There are various types of forklifts starting from the ones that run or petrol to the ...
Changing the fuel filter in a Duramax Diesel 6.6 liter can improve your vehicle's fuel mileage and eliminate many problems with moisture in the fuel lines. The Duramax Diesel was introduced in 2001 to both Chevy and GMC trucks, and is made in Moraine, Ohio through DMAX--a joint operation between Gen
To determine the cause of a blower fan failure, isolate the motor, and perform some basic electrical tests. Bring broad knowledge of electricity and specific knowledge of the use of electrical testing equipment. A wiring diagram for the specific vehicle is also helpful. Observe safety precautions
Keeping your truck clean is important. By making sure that your truck is clean, you lessen the possibility of damaging the paint and clear coat. With normal driving, dirt, sand and salt (if you live in the north), tar, and other debris can damage and potentially even ruin a paint's finish. If possib
The round canister fuel filter on the 1999 Subaru Outback is responsible for keeping the gas free of impurities and sediment. The fuel filter canister has an inner filter through which the gas flows. This inner filter catches and traps impurities and sediment from the gas. The clean gas then flows t
The starter on a 2002 GMC 2500HD has a solenoid as an integral part of the starter. The main power to the starter solenoid comes directly from the positive terminal of the battery. When power is supplied from the ignition switch when in the start position, the solenoid is actuated, supplying power t
At times, your cooling fan stops working because a sensor has gone bad, but the fan works just fine. A way to get around this situation is to wire in an on and off switch. This switch works by eliminating the ground connection when it is switched "off" and reconnecting the ground when it is "on". Th
It used to be that drivers couldn't mix two kinds of oil in the same engine. Now they can. While the gaskets in older engines would expand and contract when exposed to different kinds of oil, newer engines don't have this problem, which makes mixing natural and synthetic oils easy. Try it the next t
Laminated home surfaces, such as cabinets and countertops, provide a natural wood appearance at a much lower price than actual hardwood. Since laminate essentially consists of printed paper sealed with plastic, it may eventually peel off substrates over time due to failing adhesive. The corners or e
The Cadillac SRX is the embodiment of a new direction taken by GM's luxury line of cars, trucks and SUVs. Specifically, the SRX combines the comfort that has become synonymous with Cadillac, with sporty design and top-notch performance and safety features. To maintain that level of safety performanc
A serpentine belt drives the alternator on the Kia Sephia and changing it is a great project for the novice or home mechanic. The belt routing is important, so be sure to check the routing diagram on the radiator support under the hood to ensure you get the belt on correctly. If you are not able to
The cruise control switch in your vehicle is secured to the steering column. Many cruise control switches also contain the turn signal and headlight switches in a "combination switch." When this switch fails, you will not be able to use your cruise control. It might also affect your turn signal and
Changing a tire becomes a far more challenging task when you remove the lug nuts only to discover the rim won't budge. Car rims that are left on the vehicle for several years without being rotated, changed or removed for any kind of maintenance often become oxidized and stuck in place. It can be cha