Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs : Cars & Vehicles
A motor has several peripheral parts that it depends on for its functionality. Some of these parts are considered to be minor components, and some are considered to be major. The serpentine belt is a single belt that drives multiple components that are connected to the motor. It is a major component
Filling a pneumatic impact gun with air tool oil keeps the parts from rusting and reduces friction inside the gun at high speeds. Water in air lines can cause a gun to rust from the inside out. The materials needed for this job can be found in most hardware and automotive stores. The job should tak
The Mitsubishi Lancer offers a simple design to facilitate changing your headlights. In some vehicles you have to remove the headlight assembly and other parts to access the headlight itself, but in the Lancer you do not need to mess with any other car parts except those on the assembly. The assembl
Automotive wiring diagrams outline how the electrical system is laid out. Each symbol in the automotive wiring diagram represents a power source, device to be powered, switching mechanism, electrical conductor, or electrical ground.Older automotive wiring diagrams utilize symbols that lo
If you need to install a new starter on your 2003 Toyota Matrix, you need to remove the old broken one first. Fortunately, the process of replacing the starter in the Toyota Matrix is not much different then changing one in a domestic engine. You will be able to change the starter in a relatively sh
You might be wondering why someone would ever need to remanufacture his vehicle's engine. Well there are quite a few reasons which can lead to the need of completely rebuilding you vehicle's engine.
The Kia Sedona is a mid-size minivan produced by Kia Motors. The spare tire is stored on the underside of the vehicle, under the right-side cargo door. The bolt is located in a recessed area that is protected by a small square plastic covering. To remove the spare tire, find and remove the bolt cove
In many areas of North America the arrival of winter starts an annual ritual of winterizing your vehicle. Being ready for whatever Mother Nature throws your way while driving will increase your chances of arriving safely at your destination. Winter driving is often feared by many drivers. It's
When you feel too much free play in your brakes, you can run it down to the auto mechanic, or you can adjust the height of your brake pedal. You only need a few tools and the information contained in this article to perform this relatively simple task.
The 1989 Ford F-Series trucks, excluding the F-150, were available with a 7.3-liter IDI engine. Due to the sheer bulk of the engine, the 7.3's required a very larger starter motor for initial torque to get the engine running. While starter repair houses were semi-common in metropolitan areas in the
Spark plugs are vital parts of any gasoline combustion engine. They are the pieces that ignite the air and fuel mixture in the combustion chamber, which in turn generates the energy that makes the engine operate. Your Toro snow blower has a single spark plug to power the engine; you will need to rep
Automobile air-conditioning problems can often be resolved by replacing a switch or refilling the liquid that supplies the refrigeration process. There can also be bigger problems that might require a more labor intensive repair by your mechanic. One problem with the AC can even be a health hazard.
The exhaust gas recirculation valve (EGR valve) on your 1999 2500 4x4 truck recirculates the air in your truck's exhaust back to the combustion chamber for a more complete burning. The EGR valve is located on the intake manifold in the 2500, next to the thermostat housing and behind the drive belt.
Cab-o-sil belongs to a range of products called fumed silicas. These products are essentially powdered glass and are used to thicken liquids such as fiberglass resin. An alternative to fiberglass gelcoat can be created by mixing resin with cab-o-sil, creating a "mud" that has the same properties of
When your window crank doesn't have its same affect as when the vehicle was brand new, steps need to be taken to regain the leverage the crank used to offer. Often, this issue is with the amount of grip the handle supplies. Sometimes the window doesn't roll up or down at all. The issue often lies wi
In Spanish, the word Murcielago means bat, but Lamborghini says the vehicle was named after a famous 19th-century Spanish bull.David J Slater/Creatas/Getty ImagesThe Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 is descended from a long line of high-performance, mid-engine, V-12, exotic sports cars. The...
One of the many components in the emission control system of modern automobiles, is the oxygen (O2) sensor. This sensor measures the amount of oxygen present in the engine exhaust. The O2 sensor is linked to the vehicle's computer. This allows for the computer to make adjustments to the fuel/air m