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How to Bleed a Hydraulic Cylinder on a Car Lift

Hydraulic cylinders act as shock absorbers on a variety of machinery types. One piece of machinery that relies on these devices is a car lift. Hydraulic car lifts use these cylinders to smoothly raise and lower cars. Without shock absorption in the lifting process, damage could be done to the car. T

How to Change Antifreeze on a 2003 Chevrolet 4.8L Engine

In 2003 the Chevrolet 4.8L V8 engine was used to power both Chevrolet and GMC full sized trucks, vans and SUVs. The 4.8L engine uses antifreeze to keep the engine running at a stable temperature. Over time, contaminates collect in the antifreeze and hinder the ability of the cooling system to operat

DIY 2000 Tacoma Spark Plugs

Midway through the 1995 model year, Toyota tweaked its Hi-Lux pickup and renamed it the Tacoma. The 2000 Tacoma had three engines available: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 142 horsepower, a 2.7-liter four-cylinder with 150 horsepower and a 3.4-liter V-6 with 190 horsepower. Toyota recommended changi

How Do I Replace the Glass Window in a Ford Mustang Door?

The Ford Mustang is a two-door coupe and as such has two pieces of window glass. While damage to the window glass isn't common, there are scenarios that happen which can lead to deep scratches in the glass. If this happens to your Ford Mustang, you'll need to replace the glass if you can feel the sc

Buying Tires Online

More and more products can be bought online today and Tires are now one of them. Online tire retail companies have witnessed a rapid increase in the sales numbers. After some years in which people were a bit reticent when purchasing different things online due to the fear of getting ripped off, you

Headlamp Installation On a Ford F-150

The headlamps on a Ford F-150 are very important. Driving a vehicle without headlamps or with malfunctioning headlamps can lead to a potentially fatal accident as the driver's road vision is greatly diminished and oncoming vehicles cannot see the driver. Installing the headlamps on a Ford F-150 is s

How to Change the Rear Differential Fluid

The rear differential, commonly called the "pumpkin" by auto enthusiasts, is located where the driveshaft meets the rear axle. The gearing inside needs to be constantly lubricated and is immersed in a differential fluid called gear oil. There are many types of gear oil on the market, so before chang

How to Choose and Install the Right Tire Chains

Tire chains are something that every car owner should have. You may not need to use them often, but when there is considerable snow on the ground they can make it much safer to drive. Even if you have winter tires, it's not a bad idea to keep a set in your trunk for heavy snow storms. If you ar

How to Replace the Rear Brakes on a Scion XB Assembly Drawing

Rear brakes on the Scion xB are usually disc brakes. Rear brakes are used much less than the front brakes during normal operation. Under severe braking conditions when the brake pedal is pushed hard, the rear brakes engage more to help slow the vehicle more quickly. Because they are used so much les

Types of Paddle Boats

Paddle boats are designed for waters ranging from calm ponds to class V whitewater. Paddling as a single person is possible on calm waters but multiple people are necessary for paddling whitewater unless the boat is a kayak. Some paddle boats may also be fitted with oars for single-person use.

Hire Professional Boat Repair

Like you car or your truck, your boat will need repairs and maintenance from time to time. Many people try to fix minor problems themselves, but end up causing more damage. You would be well ...

How to Replace the Air Filter on a 2007 Nissan Titan

A clean air filter helps your 2007 Nissan Titan run smoother and ensures good gas mileage. Deciding when to change your filter depends upon your driving habits and the conditions you drive in. An inspection of the filter is often the best way to determine whether it needs to be replaced. Changing yo

How Do I Remove the Rocker Panel for a 2007 Accord?

Rocker panels on the 2007 Accord are the piece of colored plastic trim under the doors. They're mainly for looks and to hide the bottom of the door frame. Sometimes, they get damaged by debris kicked up by the front tires or from a close encounter with a curb. Aftermarket rocker panels for the 2007

How to Grind a Brake

Disc brakes, standard on the front end of many vehicles, are primarily composed of a rotor, a caliper and brake pads. Whenever maintenance is performed on the wheel or brakes, the brake rotor should be checked for wear. Friction from the brake pads can cause gouges and scratches in the wall of the r

How to Sell Used Tires

Good tires help your vehicle run the way it was designed and help you travel between destinations safely. Purchasing new tires can be a costly venture, with a full set often running more than $500. Used tires are a good alternative for those who cannot afford to purchase new ones, and selling used t

How to Change Gear Case Oil in Outboard Motors

Annual maintenance of your outboard motor is important. One of the most important maintenance tasks is to drain and refill the lower unit, or gear case. Changing the gear case oil removes any water which might have gotten in and allows the oil to be examined for metal and other indicators of a poten

Removing Rear Drum Brakes on a 92 GMC Truck

The tools required for replacing the rear brakes on your 1992 GMC truck can be found in most toolboxes. Labor rates are high , and you should do any of the maintenance that you can yourself to save money on repairs. You can complete this project in your garage or driveway, and a person with no exper

How to Calculate Cabin Altitude

The most comfortable setting for cabin altitude is between 5,000 and 8,000 feet. The selector normally indicates 10,000 feet maximum; however, it is seldom used. Pressure increase is acceptable in the 500 foot per minute range regardless of the rate of climb. This is the maximum passenger (max pax)

Car Washer Machine for Cleaning Vehicle Interiors

Cleaning interior parts of the vehicles is not an easy task. It should be cleaned only with the best quality car wash equipment. When purchasing car wash equipment, make sure that it is designed for commercial applications.

How to Check the Alternator Output on a GM

The alternator is a device under the hood of your car that is spun via the serpentine belt. While the alternator is spinning, it is charging the vehicle's battery, so all the electrical components of your car work properly. It is a small, cylindrical device in the top left corner of your engine. Alt