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How to Change the Instrument Cluster in a 1996 Corvette

How to Change the Instrument Cluster in a 1996 Corvette

The 1996 Corvette was the last production year of the C4, or fourth-generation, Corvette. The C4 Corvette is equipped with a single contained instrument cluster consisting of a digital portion surrounded by analog gauges. The digital display provides information regarding speed, mileage, error codes
RAV4 Troubleshooting & Common Problems

RAV4 Troubleshooting & Common Problems

Introduced in 1994, the Toyota RAV4 is a crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV) manufactured by Toyota. The Toyota RAV4 suffers from some common operational problems often resolved by troubleshooting.
How to Replace the Fan in a Chevy Camaro

How to Replace the Fan in a Chevy Camaro

Since its inception in the 1960s, the Chevy Camaro has led the way in allowing drivers to be comfortable fixing their car as well as driving it. Installing an engine fan in the radiator is a rather simple task once you understand how your Chevy's engine fan works.
How to Mount Twin Outboards

How to Mount Twin Outboards

Mounting twin outboards may solve the problem of overheating and high gas consumption rates that most, if not all, boats with a single outboard motor are prone to having. There are several things to pay attention to while mounting twin outboards such as distance between the motors, alignment and pow
How to Install a Water Pump in a Nissan Pathfinder

How to Install a Water Pump in a Nissan Pathfinder

Overheating and coolant leaks from the engine are signs that your Nissan Pathfinder's water pump has failed. Every car overheats as it nears the 100,000 mile mark. Some do so even sooner, depending on the driver's habits behind the wheel.
What is the Difference Between a 1967 & a 1968 Camaro?

What is the Difference Between a 1967 & a 1968 Camaro?

Chevrolet's addition of the 1967 Camaro to the pony car ranks -- to compete against the Ford Mustang -- created a heated rivalry between Chevy and Ford in the late 1960s. Chevy rushed production of the Camaro as Carroll Shelby's Mustang 350GT and 500GT performance models pushed the race for raw hors
What Happens When You Get a Car Repair Estimate?

What Happens When You Get a Car Repair Estimate?

An automobile accident can be an emotional and stressful event. Whether the accident is minor or severe, there is usually some damage to the vehicles. With damage, there will be needed repairs.
How to Replace the Combination Switch in a Chrysler Town & Country

How to Replace the Combination Switch in a Chrysler Town & Country

The Chrysler Town and Country offers the practicality of a front-wheel-drive minivan with an extra helping of luxury that appeals to both families and empty-nesters. Leather interiors, a standard V6 engine, the Stow-n-Go seating system, driver-side sliding doors and a long list of amenities have hel
How to Connect a Carburetor to a Motor on a XR75

How to Connect a Carburetor to a Motor on a XR75

Many people have learned to ride dirt bikes on Honda's XR75; a small four-stroke with a four speed transmission. Dirt bikes like the Honda XR75 require more maintenance than street bikes. The carburetor on this bike is no exception. If the carburetor cannot be adjusted properly, it's time to remove
How to Check SBC Pushrod Length

How to Check SBC Pushrod Length

When building a small block Chevrolet, several things could cause a change in the length of the pushrods. If you mill the heads, deck the block, change the thickness of the gaskets or change the valves, the geometrical pattern -- thus, the length -- of the pushrod changes. If you install aftermarket
How to Adjust the Headlights in a Toyota Highlander

How to Adjust the Headlights in a Toyota Highlander

When oncoming drivers flip a not-nice finger your direction, honk at you or flash their bright lights, you might need to adjust the headlights on your Toyota Highlander. While Toyota recommends you use an authorized service center to adjust the headlights, anyone with a Phillips screwdriver can make
7 Ways to Keep Your Car Running Longer

7 Ways to Keep Your Car Running Longer

What you can and should do to help your car last longer. Seven ways to get it done!
How to Install Brakes on a 2003 Dodge Ram

How to Install Brakes on a 2003 Dodge Ram

The 2003 Dodge Ram uses a brake system comprised of four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes. The brakes include brake pads, brake rotors, and the calipers and caliper pistons that force the pads against the rotors. Chrysler recommends that you replace the brake pads every 50,000 miles. During the pad repla
How Glass Repair and Replacement is Useful for Windshield?

How Glass Repair and Replacement is Useful for Windshield?

A crack in your vehicle's windshield may appear to be small but it can damage the complete glass if it is unnoticed. If you have a limited budget, it can be really easy for you ...
How to Replace a Headlight Bulb in a 2000 Honda Accord

How to Replace a Headlight Bulb in a 2000 Honda Accord

When a headlight goes out, it is important that you change it as soon as possible. It can be dangerous for you and for other drivers to be without a headlight after dusk. Most super-stores and all auto parts stores carry replacement headlights. With these steps, you will be able to change the headli
How to Adjust Solid Lifters on a 1965 200 CID Ford

How to Adjust Solid Lifters on a 1965 200 CID Ford

Ford's 200-cubic-inch six-cylinder engine was standard in a number of different vehicles, including the Mustang and the Falcon. Although the engine was only two years old in 1965, the 200 featured some engineering changes that year, including the introduction of non-adjustable rocker arms. Each rock
How Many Kilometers Before Changing a Fuel Filter?

How Many Kilometers Before Changing a Fuel Filter?

Your vehicle's fuel filter is used to keep the fuel injection system clean. It keeps dirt and other pollutants from clogging the fuel pressure regulator and fuel injectors.
How to Repair the Diagnostic Codes on the Oxygen Sensor P1131

How to Repair the Diagnostic Codes on the Oxygen Sensor P1131

There are several reasons your car's computer has thrown a heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) P1131 code, indicating too much fuel going into the combustion chambers. In most cases, you can use a common check to correct the problem by cleaning or replacing one or more items. HO2 sensors take a lot of use o
How to Change the Rear Brake Pads on a Honda CR-V

How to Change the Rear Brake Pads on a Honda CR-V

Brake pads are an important part of your Honda CR-V's braking system. They are the replaceable friction pads that pinch the brake disc when the brakes are applied. You should replace the brake pads before they wear beyond a 1/4 inch, or risk damaging your CR-V's brake discs.
How to Wire the Navigation Light of a Basic Boat

How to Wire the Navigation Light of a Basic Boat

Regardless of the configuration of your boat's navigation lights, wiring the individual lights follows a set pattern that requires you to have a fuse in the wire between the switch and the light. With some creative wiring and a multi-terminal bus bar, you can avoid most of the soldering and some of