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How to Troubleshoot an LT1
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How to Troubleshoot an LT1

The LT1 is an engine made by General Motors primarily for high-end sports cars. The LT1 engine was fairly reliable but did have several known issues. If you own a vehicle fitted with one of these engines and are experiencing problems with it, you'll want to troubleshoot the issue to confirm what the
SMART Repairs, a Brief History
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SMART Repairs, a Brief History

As a business format, the SMART Repair industry started to take off around fifteen years ago.Dealing almost exclusively with the motor trade dealer network.The following article gives a brief history of how this new Industry is evolving.
Signs & Symptoms of a Clogged Automotive Air Conditioning System
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Signs & Symptoms of a Clogged Automotive Air Conditioning System

The automotive air conditioning system consists of several components, including a compressor, evaporator, condenser, expansion valve, orifice and receiver-drier. Any one of the components can fail, or several can be affected by the same problem, such as leaks or blockages. Blockages in the air cond
How to Change a Fuel Pump on a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am
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How to Change a Fuel Pump on a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am

Replacing the fuel pump on a 2002 Pontiac Grand AM can be done with a set of hand tools, a vehicle jack and a set of jack stands. Doing the repair yourself can save hundreds of dollars in repair bills. Having previous automotive repair experience aids greatly in this process, however, it
How to Repair a Harley Odometer
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How to Repair a Harley Odometer

Although not essential for operating your Harley motorcycle, the odometer is nevertheless a helpful instrument, allowing you to determine how far the bike has gone. This can be especially useful when you need to change the oil or perform other maintenance tasks. If the odometer isn't working, the is
How to Replace a Fuel Selector Switch on a Sea-Doo
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How to Replace a Fuel Selector Switch on a Sea-Doo

Some Sea-Doo personal watercraft are equipped with a second, smaller fuel tank. These fuel tanks come in handy if you happen to run out of fuel while on the open water. The flow between these two fuel tanks is controlled by a switch known as the fuel selector switch. The fuel selector switch is a ty
How to Install an After-Market In-Line Transmission Filter in a 2005 Dodge Diesel Truck
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How to Install an After-Market In-Line Transmission Filter in a 2005 Dodge Diesel Truck

An after-market in-line transmission filter for the 2005 Dodge diesel truck is sold in most major automotive stores. These filters are not produced by Dodge but are made specifically to fit the transmission, and are installed beneath the transmission drain pan. Installing the filter is a relatively
How to Winterize a 1996 Johnson 4HP Outboard Motor
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How to Winterize a 1996 Johnson 4HP Outboard Motor

With attention to winter maintenance, a 1996 4-horse Johnson may last well into the 21st century, propelling more than one generation of boaters. This means your preparations for storing your boat for the winter season need to include preparations for storing your outboard. The Johnson 4-horsepower
1959 Ford Galaxie Tune Up Specs
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1959 Ford Galaxie Tune Up Specs

The Galaxie, Ford's premier offering for the 1959 model year, was originally equipped with a 223 cubic inch, six-cylinder engine as standard equipment. In addition, three eight-cylinder engines were offered as optional equipment (the 292, the 332 and the 352). The reliability and...
How to Replace a Brake on a BMW 528i
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How to Replace a Brake on a BMW 528i

The BMW 528i model vehicles come equipped with four-wheel disc brakes. The braking system is designed to stop the car by applying pressure from the brake pads to the brake rotors. When the brake pedal is pushed in, the brake caliper cylinder compresses the pads against the inner and outer sides of t
Auto Repair Bookstore
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Auto Repair Bookstore

Service and Repair manuals for Toyota vehicles.
How to Install a Distributor Cap in a 1985 Chevy Stepside
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How to Install a Distributor Cap in a 1985 Chevy Stepside

The distributor on a 1985 Chevrolet stepside pickup truck puts electricity out to each of the spark plugs via the ignition wires. This distributor has a cap on top, which has electrical contacts built into it where the ignition wires connect. If these contacts wear down, then the spark plugs won't b
Exhaust Leak Effects
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Exhaust Leak Effects

The problems associated with exhaust leaks vary by the size of the leak, its location and what type of fuel injection system your car has. Although most people think that exhaust leaks are little more than a source of irritating noise, the truth is that they can affect performance, fuel...
How to Remove the Rotors From a 1990 Ford Ranger
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How to Remove the Rotors From a 1990 Ford Ranger

Every time you change the brake pads, you must carefully inspect the brake rotors on the Ford Ranger. Check the surface for cracking, grooves and other damage that may make them ineffective. Damaged brake rotors can also ruin a new set of brake pads. It is not difficult to remove the rotors from the
What Is Electronic Brake Force Distribution?
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What Is Electronic Brake Force Distribution?

Electronic brake force distribution (EBFD) is a braking system that monitors factors like vehicle weight and road condition and adjusts the vehicle's braking force accordingly. Some vehicle manufacturers provide EBFD as a standard feature.
How to Remove the Front Bumper on a Dodge Charger
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How to Remove the Front Bumper on a Dodge Charger

The front bumper on the Dodge Charger will absorb the shock from another vehicle when that other vehicle hits you or you hit the other vehicle. Once the front bumper on the Dodge Charger is damaged, the front bumper must be replaced or rebuilt. The only way that the front bumper can be properly work
How to Replace the Brake Rotors on a Dodge Durango
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How to Replace the Brake Rotors on a Dodge Durango

The Dodge Durango was very common to warp from brake rotors. A heavy front-end vehicle powered by a large 4.7-liter, 8-cylinder engine, the front brake took on over 80 percent of the braking capacity for the popular SUV. This resulted in heating up the front rotors and in many cases created an exces
How to Attach Hardware to a Fiberglass Boat
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How to Attach Hardware to a Fiberglass Boat

Water might be the environment that boats operate in, but water can be the most destructive ingredient when it comes in contact with foam or balsa deck and hull cores. Leaking water can react to the resins and adhesives in fiberglass core material and cause a chemical reaction that melts and deforms
How to Repair Windshield Wipers
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How to Repair Windshield Wipers

Purchasing new windshield wiper blades can be quite costly--especially on today's vehicles, which have longer and more expensive blades. Repairing your existing wiper blades is a relatively simple process and is often more cost-effective. You can purchase the parts and tools needed for this job at
10 Best Car Tools, Car Forums & Car Repair Websites To Save Money
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10 Best Car Tools, Car Forums & Car Repair Websites To Save Money

Here are the Top 10 best car tools, car forums and car repair websites, and they are all free! 1. Local Auto Supply Store You go there for accessories and maintenance fluids. But, did you ...