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How to Change a Signal Light Bulb on a 2006 Chevy Impala

A burned-out signal light bulb in a 2006 Chevrolet Impala may cause an unsafe situation if not taken care of immediately. The front turn-signal bulbs are mounted on the inboard side of the headlight assemblies, while the rear signal bulbs are located in the rear tail light assemblies. Automotive too...More...

How to Remove the Speed Control in an F150

The speed control in a Ford F-150 activates the engine throttle to maintain a predetermined speed. You control that speed with a button on the steering wheel or through a speed control stalk projecting from the steering column. Although the speed control does not activate the brakes to slow down the...More...

How to Replace the Performance Struts on a Town and Country

The front suspension system on the Town and Country is a strut assembly. The strut assembly includes a coil spring, the shock absorber and spring seats. The strut provides for a smoother ride when traveling on rough terrain. Signs that the struts are going bad include bottoming out when you hit a bu...More...

How to Replace the Fan in a Mitsubishi Galant

Your Mitsubishi Galant has an electrically operated engine cooling fan. Replacing the engine fan in a Mitsubishi Galant is slightly more complicated than in other vehicles because you must drain the coolant system, but a novice can still accomplish these steps in under 2 hours with just a wrench, a ...More...

How to Put Oil in a Titan 12T RC Motor

For a radio-controlled vehicle with a Titan 12T engine, routine maintenance is essential for efficient vehicle operation. Without proper lubrication, a 12T motor will run sluggishly, accelerate slowly and fail to reach top speed. The addition of only a few drops of oil can have a remarkable effect, ...More...

Radiator Rod Repair

Automotive radiator cores consist of a series of thin tubes, suspended in a field of thin cooling fins. The engine coolant passes from one side of the core to the other, through the tubes, where the cooling fins pull heat from the coolant and pass it on to the outside air rushing over the core while...More...

How to Use Clorox Clean Up to Clean an RV

Clorox Clean-Up contains sodium hypochlorite, a disinfectant that is harmless to septic systems. RV owners can safely use the product to clean kitchens and bathrooms, without the risk of contaminating groundwater, or causing harm to the septic system. The product may be used to clean most hard, nonp...More...

How to Change the Power Steering Pump on a 1987 Ford Truck

In 1987, Ford trucks came equipped with a power-assisted steering system. The power steering pump, which is belted to the engine pulley, pressurizes hydraulic fluid in the system. This pressurized fluid travels to the steering gear. Input at the steering wheel transfers down the steering column to t...More...

How to Replace a Side Marker Light

Side marker lights are usually located in one of two places. On older vehicles, the side marker lights were installed in the lower side of the fender of bumper. On newer vehicles, the side marker light is installed in the headlamp lens. This makes for efficient use of space. Regardless of the type o...More...

How to Remove the Timing Cover on a 1998 Nissan Altima

The 1998 Nissan Altima has a 2.4L engine and should not be mistaken with the earlier version 1.8L motor from 1997 and earlier. The timing chain cover is used to prevent debris from entering the vital area of the motor, which needs to be debris free to prevent major engine damage. When replacing a da...More...

Hemi Engine Information

The storied Hemi engine is actually a series of internal combustion engines that use hemispherical, rather than cylindrical, combustion chambers. The Hemi name is synonymous with power and has led several of the cars that contained Hemi engines to become valuable collector's items. There are many re...More...

How to Pour Gas From a Gas Can Into a Car

Gas cans are handy for storing extra gas for lawn mowers and generators, and for emergency situations when you are unable to reach a gas station. Pouring gas from a can into your car is not hard, but you will want to take care not to spill. Gasoline is harmful to the environment and dangerous for ch...More...

How to Change an Intake Manifold on a 5.3 Vortec Chevy

When you remove the intake manifold on the 5.3-liter Vortec Chevrolet, you should remove it as an assembly, along with the throttle body, fuel injectors and fuel injection rail. The intake has to be removed to replace the intake manifold gasket, which does crack and leak after some time. The leak wi...More...

How to Convert a 12-Volt Battery to 110 AC

Converting a vehicle's 12-volt battery to 110 AC allows you to operate home electrical appliances, televisions, laptop computers and other devices from your car or recreational vehicle. This is easily accomplished by installing a power inverter in your vehicle. A power inverter converts a vehicle's ...More...

Sway Bar Link Instructions

The sway bar on a vehicle spans the passenger and driver side of the vehicle and prevents it from "leaning" too much to one side when turning. The unit is connected to the suspension on both ends by sway bar links. A sway bar link has a long bolt with rubber bushings inside to allow some movement of...More...

How to Calculate Buoyancy for a Small Boat

How buoyant your boat is depends, in part, on how large it is. Buoyancy is a balancing act between buoyant force, which pushes your boat out of the water, and weight, which sinks your boat into the water. The lighter your boat -- just you and a fishing pole -- the lower the buoyant force required to...More...