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How to Keep Moisture Out When Auto Painting

Putting down a nice paint job on that project car you've been working on is hard enough without having the aggravation of air line contaminants ruining it. Preventing moisture and oil from contaminating your air line and subsequently your paint job is all a matter of having the right equipment and u

How to Replace the Lower Tail Light on a Volvo

Volvo is known for making long lasting, safe vehicles. People who own these cars often find that with a little fixing up, they can run for many years. Whether someone bumps into your car and breaks the back tail light or the bulb dies out naturally, you will eventually have to replace the light. As

The Importance of Testing Before ECM Repairs

Thanks to technological advances, it is now possible for a car owner to diagnose any problem with the car through the installation of a simple gadget known as the engine control module (ECM). This gadget, which is actually a miniature computer, tells of all engine functions all the time and will fla

How to Troubleshoot a Mitsubishi Lancer

The Lancer is a sporty car manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors. The vehicle has several incarnations, and is frequently referred to as the "Lancer Evolution," or "EVO" for short. These automobiles are designed with a high power-to-weight ratio, aluminum body panels and a turbocharged engine, making th

How to Repair a VW Beetle Dashboard Crack

Dashboards crack due to old age, sun exposure and blunt-force trauma. You can fill the crack on your own using resin, vinyl fill or silicone caulking. This may may stop the crack from getting bigger but will not hide it and may make it look worse. You can hide the damage with a dashboard mat that is

How to Paint a Clearcoat

Vehicles were not always as shiny as they are today. Automakers sprayed clear coat only on higher-end cars, leaving regular cars with a dull paint finish. Clear coat makes a car shiny, protects the paint from the damaging rays of the sun and makes the car easier to clean. Learn how to paint a clear

How to Remove the Turbo on an F-250

The turbo on the engine of an F-250 takes the exhaust gases from the engine and uses them to spin a turbine, which then creates a dense charge of air that gets recirculated into the intake system. This gives the engine a horsepower increase, and helps with torque as well. If the bearings in the turb

How to Replace a 2007 Frontier Mirror

Some of the most important safety features on just about any vehicle are the mirrors. The 2007 Nissan Frontier has a mirror installed on each side of the vehicle. When these crack, shatter, or come apart from the automobile, it's usually recommended to replace them as quickly as possible. On a 20

How to Remove a 1995 Volvo Sun Visor

If a sun visor in your 1995 Volvo has begun to sag or has broken, you will need to remove and replace it. This is a very simple task that can be completed by nearly any driver with just a few basic tools. The process of removing the visor should take no more than 15 minutes. Handling this task yours

CV Joints

The CV joints in your auto are a part of the drive shaft, which attaches to the car's transmission on one side, and the wheel at the other end. This part is designed to be ...

How to Remove a Rim From a Car Tire

One of the most common repairs needed on a car is replacing a flat tire. Mechanics charge $10 to $20 to remove the tire from the rim alone. They use a bead breaker machine to remove the tire from the rim. This machines safely removes the tire from the rim, under a minute. But removing a car tire fro

How to Troubleshoot an Autometer & Tachometer

Auto Meter makes a variety of aftermarket performance gauges for virtually every make and model vehicle. Hooking up one of Auto Meter's performance tachometers in your vehicle will give the interior a customized look when compared to the stock gauge cluster tachometer. Since the Auto Meter tachomete

How to Attach Snow Tires for Ice

Snow tires also referred to as "winter tires," should be used in areas where snow, ice, slush, and low temperatures are common occurrences. Unlike regular tires, snow tires retain their elasticity when temperatures drop below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Moreover, snow tires are made with a unique tread

How to Change the Starter in a 1998 Eclipse GSX

Mitsubishi's introduction to U.S. buyers came with a bit of a thud, as its first vehicle on American soil was the unexciting Dodge Colt -- a rebadged Mitsubishi Colt. Mitsubishi's presence in America changed in 1990 when Mitsubishi released the modern and sporty-looking Eclipse alongside the nearly