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How to Replace the Fuel Filter in a '91 Accord

If you have been driving a 1991 Honda Accord, then you will need to replace your fuel filter at least every 50,000 miles. You may want to consider changing it more frequently if you usually use lower-grade gasoline as well. Knowing how to change out the fuel filter yourself will help you to save mon

Color-Sanding Techniques

Hot rod owners love to color-sand their vehicles.Motor - Hot Rod image by Jeffrey Zalesny from Fotolia.comPainting your vehicle can be both challenging and rewarding. After you have painted and gotten the color and look you want, you will need to color-sand the final clear coat in order...

How to Replace Shocks on a 1999 Honda Odyssey

Shock absorbers help smooth the way a vehicle rides by controlling the up and down motion of the wheels caused from bumps and irregularities in the road. On the 1999 Honda Odyssey minivan, there are two shocks located on the rear axle of the van, held in place by one bolt at the top and bottom of th

Roadside Assistance

When your vehicle suddenly breaks down in the middle of the road, having roadside assistance can take you out of this rut. Yes, there are many programs available but the many of these being offered by credit card and cell phone companies can be confusing. Which service should you choose?

How Do I Hook Up Spark Plug Wires to a 1990 Ford 351?

The 351 cubic-inch V-8 engine, introduced in Ford vehicles in 1969, was last used in some 1995 Ford models. The 351 came about when Ford decided they needed an engine to bridge the gap between the 302 and 390 V-8s. In 1990, the 351 V-8 was used in Ford F-Series trucks. All engines have a particular

How to Restore an Inside Headlight Lens

If a headlight lens on your vehicle is foggy and dims your headlight beam, you can restore the lens. The lens is sealed onto the headlight assembly to prevent water damage to electrical components, such as the adjuster motor and the headlight bulb. In most vehicles, headlight assembly removal is the

How do I Adjust Headlights on a 1986 Honda Civic EX?

The 1986 Honda Civic EX used the same basic body style as the other models produced that year. All Civics used a square headlight system with replaceable bulbs. Like many other vehicles, through time and error, the headlights become misaligned creating hazardous situations while driving. You may be

How to Remove 98 Mustang Cobra Spark Plugs

The spark plugs in the 1998 Ford Mustang Cobra ignite the gasoline in the engine which enables it to run. In order to maintain the efficiency of your engine, check the spark plugs for wear after approximately 10,000 miles. 1998 Mustang Cobra owners should remove the spark plugs from the engine to ch

How to Remove Green Varnish From Carburetor Parts

A carburetor is a vital component of older cars that don't have fuel injectors. The carburetor ensures that the engine receives an appropriate mixture of air and gasoline so it functions more efficiently. The carburetor is exposed to extreme heat along with gasoline so it undergoes a lot of wear and

How to Repair Shutter Doors

Shutter doors provide aesthetics to the exterior of a home and are useful in repelling bright sun, wind and heavy rain or hail. Over the coarse of time, with continuous exposure to weather elements, shutter doors can sag, preventing them from closing properly or closing at all. This is due to the we

How to Take Off the Door Molding From a Chevy Three Quarter Ton Truck

The Chevrolet three-quarter-ton trucks--the Silverado 2500 series--come with a plastic molding that runs across the length of the truck, just above the lower bodyline. This is there to protect the truck from door dings when nearby vehicles open their doors. Not everyone likes the look of these moldi

How to Repair a Foggy Headlight Lens

Fogged headlights are not only a cosmetic problem on your vehicle, but they also become a safety hazard. If left untreated, fogged headlights will begin to affect the performance of the headlight. The fogged look of the headlight happens when a process called oxidization occurs, trapping moisture in

Specs of Ford Focus Zetec

Ford released the Focus model bearing the Zetec engine in 2005 -- a move that established high standards for small vehicle handling. The car's sound control also successfully dampened the engine's operating noise.

How to Charge a Gell Battery

Gell batteries are extremely durable, more weather and temperature-resistant than other battery types and are even spill-proof, which is why they are used in so many marine and mobile applications. But the same differences that make gell batteries better for more demanding applications also dictate

How to Install a Liberty Caliper

If the brake caliper on your Jeep Liberty ever goes bad a new one will have to be installed. A replacement caliper for your Jeep Liberty, with new brake shoes, will probably cost you about $75. However, you can save a significant amount of money on labor costs by installing the new caliper yourself.

How to Replace a Rear Power Window Motor

A rear power window motor mounts inside the rear door and rotates a gear on the window regulator to open or close the window. By pushing the rear window switch, you are closing the power window circuit in the door and energizing the motor. Once this happens, the motor turns the regulator gear. Howev

How to Use Deep Cycle Batteries

Deep cycle batteries are designed for extended load times and with proper maintenance can last for years before requiring replacement or repair. Most deep cycle batteries are lead-acid, zinc plate designs that are similar in make-up to a standard car battery. The long draw time, or being able to cyc

The Introduction of Turbo Chargers on Modern Cars

Many modern vehicles today are available with turbo chargers. While in the past the use of turbo chargers was mainly suited to either heavy load vehicles or performance vehicles, they have since become more of a common place in normal commuter vehicles.

How to Change the Motor Mounts on a Jeep Cherokee XJ

One of the common repairs that needs to be made on an older Jeep Cherokee is replacing broken motor mounts.While the look difficult to access, changing motor mounts is actually a fairly simple process.

How to Fix the Paint on a Fiberglass Topper

Truck toppers allow the vehicle's owner to store and haul objects without causing them damage. The topper will also protect the truck bed from environmental damage. Fiberglass truck toppers are sturdy for the most part, although the paint on them can chip. Repair these chips by first removing the ge