Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs : Cars & Vehicles
Choosing the right fifth wheel hitch can be a challenging endeavor. This is largely due to the fact that there is an extensive range of options to choose from. Fortunately, however, there are four distinguishing ...
The computer on your Jeep vehicle uses the crankshaft position (CKP) sensor to monitor crankshaft position and speed. Changing the unit may seem simple at first. After all, it only has one or two bolts or nuts. Still, depending on your particular Jeep model, replacing the unit requires careful atten
The rear brakes on your Ford Focus ZX2 are drum brakes. This type of brake system uses a wheel cylinder that presses two brake shoes against a rotating brake drum to slow and stop the vehicle. The rear brakes also act as the parking brake for the car. The rear brake shoes won't require replacement a
All bulbs go out over time, and eventually, your turn signal blinker bulbs will go as well. When they do go out, the first sign usually is a rapidly blinking turn signal indicator on your dashboard when you put on the turn signal switch. These bulbs are a standard size so there's no problems finding
When your alloy wheels meet with an accident, the best thing you can do is to take it to the best alloy wheel repair service provider. By choosing a professional repair centre you can be ...
The 2002 model year Buick Regal was equipped with a power-assisted steering gear that actuates the rack-and-pinion steering system. Pressurized hydraulic fluid is delivered by the power-steering pump to the steering gear. Steering-wheel motion is boosted and transferred to the tie rods, which contro
Automatic transmissions and transaxles are required to smoothly adjust to a wide range of changes in speed and acceleration. When your vehicle is at normal road speed and the accelerator is suddenly pressed hard, a component called the kickdown servo automatically downshifts your transmission to pro
After you've owned a car for a few years, the muffler may be in need of minor repair. It might be damaged by impact with debris on the road or could fall victim to the corrosive effects of rust. A small hole in the muffler can be repaired using muffler tape. This tape is designed to bond to the meta
The 2005 Chevy Impala has maintenance requirements like any other vehicle. Most vehicle problems seem to occur after 60,000 miles of driving. These maintenance issues typically stem from factory parts wearing out too soon, which necessitates the need for extensive and expensive repairs to...
Most people can remember the last time they washed the outside of their car. Fewer people can remember when they last cleaned the interior upholstery of their car. This is often more likely to be true if the seats are vinyl instead of cloth. Vinyl (like leather) is prone to cracking, especially duri
The Chevrolet HHR is an SUV with a large headliner. The headliner is smooth and plain with only a few vents and two cargo lights. The standard design is plain, but has enough room and open space to be easily customized to fit your style. Customizing a headliner requires the headliner to be completel
As with any machine that is used day to day, cars are vulnerable to normal wear and tear. Occasionally the headlights on a motor vehicle will need to be repaired or replaced. It is important to exercise caution whenever touching a car's electrical equipment. Upgrading the headlight system from an ol
Door pads are more often referred to as door panels or inside-door panels. These pads or panels cover up the hardware and electrical components inside your door, such as the window regulator, rail, and door lock rods and actuators. The pad also covers your door speakers. If you wish to access any of
Throughout most of automotive history, the only way to test a vehicle's horsepower output was to pull out the engine and bolt it to an engine dynamometer. In the early 1980s, a man named Mark Dobeck built the very first chassis dyno, which was essentially just a very heavy steel drum set with its to
Harley-Davidson utilizes a hydraulic disc brake system on all of their motorcycles. The brakes consist of rotor, caliper and brake pads. If the thickness of the pads falls below 1/16-inch, then all of the pads should be replaced as a set. The length of time it takes to replace both the front and
A sheared drive pin can strand you, your propeller shaft spinning merrily as your propeller doesn't turn. The drive pin that turns the propeller on Johnson 4-horsepower outboard motor's propeller shaft is held to the shaft by the propeller. The propeller is secured to the propeller shaft by a cotter