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How to Reset the Oil Service Light on a GM

Whether you get your oil changed at a full service garage or you do it yourself, there will likely be a time you'll need to reset the oil service light on your GM. All models reset in the same manner. You don't need special tools or mechanic qualifications. Resetting the oil service light takes less

Brake Replacement Tutorial for Motorcycles

Motorcycle brakes have evolved significantly over the last few decades. The drum brakes that once ruled the two-wheeled landscape have been replaced by powerful and efficient hydraulically-actuated disc brakes, capable of slowing even the largest of touring bikes to a screeching halt. Brake pads,

How to Replace a 2000 Dodge Intrepid Alternator

A bad alternator can cause stalls, dead batteries or even damage the battery of your car. If your 2000 Dodge Intrepid has the 2.7L engine, expect to spend about an hour replacing the alternator because of the need to work under the car. In 3.2L and 3.5L models, the replacement will only take about h

How to Replace the Bulb on the Check Engine Light on a 1997 Chevy Tahoe

The "Check Engine" light on your 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe is one of many cluster lights on the instrument. Replacing a cluster light entails removing the dashboard around the instrument panel. You need only a screwdriver and a replacement bulb to fix the "Check Engine" light.

Oil Change – DIY or Not?

If you have owned a vehicle for much time at all, you likely already know the rule of having an oil change every 3,000 miles or three months. Of course, on some vehicles this time ...

How to Remove Sentra Brake Rotors

If your Nissan Sentra feels like it lurches or wobbles when the brakes are applied, the problem could be its rotors. The brake rotors are the smooth metal discs that the brakes squeeze in order to bring the vehicle to a stop. If these rotors develop cracks or "hot spots" or become uneven, it can aff

How to Reset the Service Indicator on Mercedes

The Mercedes Benz instrument panel display screen alerts the driver when service is due for scheduled maintenance, such as oil and filter changes. The service message will tell you how many miles until the next service, when the service is due and how many miles a service is overdue. Once you have t

How to Fix the Windshield Wipers on a VW Jetta

Windshield wiper blades on VW Jettas are considered routine maintenance and should be replaced every year to ensure proper functioning and visibility. Repairing the windshield wipers on your Jetta requires the purchase of a new set of wipers, which are readily available at any auto supply store, and

How to Refinish a Steel Hull

Steel is a popular material for building hulls for commercial and private vessels. Readily available and easy to work with, steel extrusions are used for the framing and steel sheeting to skin the hull. With a properly maintained paint job, the steel will resist the corrosive effects of salt water a

Instructions for Wiper Blades

It's a sad fact of life, but car parts wear out and periodically require replacement. One of the most common car replacement parts is wiper blades. On average the blades should be replaced 2 to 3 times annually, depending on how much you drive and how often you use them. Unlike some car maintenance

How to Remove a Volkswagen Golf Jetta Exterior Door Handle

If you've got a broken door lock on your Volkswagen Jetta or Golf MK III, or you just wish to install a new exterior door handle, then you're in luck. Volkswagen made the MK III door handles a breeze to remove. There's an external screw on the door enabling the home mechanic to get right to removing

Small Block Chevy Specifications

The small-block Chevy uses the same basic block for a series of V-8 engines manufactured by General Motors since 1955. The small-block power plant based on the 1955 original has been the foundation for American motorsports and circle track racing up through 2010.

How to Save Car Batteries

When a car battery does not work the way it is supposed to, you can find yourself in a variety of frustrating situations. This is why it is important to learn how to preserve your car battery. Doing so can help prevent it from losing power at an inopportune moment, and with the right care and energy

How to Check the Fuel Pump on a 1991 Buick Park Avenue

The fuel system in your 1991 Buick Park Avenue uses a mutiport fuel injection system fed by a high-pressure fuel pump mounted in the fuel tank. The fuel injectors in this system require a specific fuel pressure to function properly and provide adequate fuel atomization. Check the fuel pump to verify

Valve Guide Removal Tools

The valves in a cylinder head are held in place by valve guides.m??canisme ?? explosion image by rachid amrous-spleen from Fotolia.comAlthough not recommended, replacing valve guides is possible for the knowledgeable home mechanic. Because of the exacting measurements involved and the...

Auto Paint Repair Can Give Your Car a Face Lift

Much as you car to be prevented from scratches and dents, this is quite impossible because the exterior part of your car is the one exposed to a lot of objects and unwanted accidents. Some car owners do not care about the exterior dents and scratches of their car and disregard the need for an auto p

How to Change a Fuel Pump in a Ford Crown Victoria

On average, electric fuel pumps have a long service life, but eventually internal components wear out and develop leaks, low pressure or no pressure at all. Follow these simple steps to replace the failed electric fuel pump on your Ford Crown Victoria. The procedure is based on a 2000, 4.6L engine,

2008 Toyota Sequoia Features

Toyota is a Japanese automobile maker and manufacturer that also markets its products widely in North America. Toyota makes many different types of vehicles, including sedans, sports cars, trucks, and sports utility vehicles (SUVs). The 2008 Toyota Sequoia, released in late 2007, is a...

How to Install the Headlight Bulb in the 1995 Mercedes C280

Mercedes introduced the C-class -- or compact class -- in 1982, beneath the E-class, S-class and SL-class. The 1995 Mercedes C280 was equipped with a 2.8-liter in-line six-cylinder engine, capable of producing 195-horsepower. The 1995 C280 was available with luxuries such as power doors and windows,

How to Make a Hardtail

Hardtail motorcycles were common in the early years of motorcycling, and have gained prominence in recent decades as custom vehicles. Today, there are specialty kits that allow you to install struts in place of your motorcycle's outboard springs, giving you the experience of riding a hardtail motorc