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How to Put Pearl Paint on a Car

Pearl paint makes a car look very distinctive. Pearl paint can be made using regular auto paint with a pearl concentrate. Mixing the paint and applying it are relatively easy tasks that you can do at home. Make sure that you are in a well-ventilated area and wearing safety goggles before starting th

How to Change the Rear Tire on a Harley Rocker

Changing the rear tire on your Harley Rocker is a job that you must do as soon as you see the tread wearing out on the tire. If you rear tire blows out while you're riding down the road, you risk having a serious crash that can damage your Harley and injure you. Changing the tire takes about an hour

How to Fix a Blotchy Paint Job

If paint is poorly applied to something with little care taken when doing it, the paint will look blotchy, leaving some spots saturated in lots of color while other spots will barely have any. If this happens, you need to repaint it. Before repainting it, you need to apply primer. This will help kee

How to Replace the Left Turn Signal Bulb on a 1997 Grand Cherokee

The turn signals are an important safety feature on your Grand Cherokee as they indicate the direction of intended travel. The bulbs will fail over time from normal wear. You should visually inspect each of the turn signals once every eight months to ensure they operate correctly. You can replace an

Honda Odyssey Seat Removal

The seats in the Honda Odyssey can be removed or repositioned to create more cargo space. There are two different types of removable seats that are available depending on the specific Honda Odyssey model. Every Honda Odyssey has removable second row bucket seats. Some models also have a removable, s

Information on Crate Motors for a 1970 Chevelle

Crate engines for the 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle are readily available in all the cubic-inch displacements found in the original car. The 1970 Chevelle was equipped with the 307, 350, 402 (396) and the 454 V8 engines.

How to Remove the Dash Cover for a Toyota Tundra 2003

A car's dashboard takes the brunt of the wear and tear from sun exposure, cold temperatures and rapid changes in temperature, all of which can lead to significant damage to the dashboard. In order to replace the damaged dash, you must first remove the existing dashboard. Completely removing the dash

How to Fix a 2000 Ford Focus Wheel Bearing

The front wheel bearings in your 2000 Ford Focus are nonadjustable, sealed and pressed into the steering knuckle on the front of the car. Replacement of the wheel bearings requires that the bearing be pressed out of the steering knuckle using a hydraulic press. If you do not have access to a hydraul

How to Recharge a Booster Pac

A booster pac is a portable jump starter. Should the battery in your car, boat, RV or generator die, a booster pac can power the battery and restart it. A booster pac uses a rechargeable battery and jumper cables to provide power to the battery. The rechargeable battery should be charged after each

Synthetic Manual Transmission Fluid Benefits

Synthetic manual transmission fluid is a relative newcomer to the automotive scene. Being comprised purely out of synthetic ingredients, it has shown itself to be remarkably better in most applications than standard organic transmission fluid. Many more automotive manufacturers and...

What Is a Vortec V-6 Engine?

The Vortec V-6 engine is a trademarked name given to an engine model produced by General Motors displacing 4.3 L, or 262ci (cubic inches). The "Vortec" moniker references cylinder head airflow technology that promotes power and efficiency and was used on both V-6 and V-8 GM engines.

How to Change the Windshield Wiper on a 1989 Reliant

Check the condition of the wiper blades on your 1989 Plymouth Reliant regularly for signs of damage. Dry, cracked or worn wiper blades will not work effectively and may damage your windshield. Plymouth recommends changing the wiper blades on your Reliant at least once a year. The 1989 Reliant uses 1

Graphene Coated Oil Change Throw Mats to Prevent Oil Drips On Concrete

If you are in the mobile oil change business then you know how important it is not to get any oil on the ground. Not only is it an environmental concern because as you probably realize even 1 gallon of diesel fuel will pollute 1,000,000 gallons water, but also because many of your higher-end clients

How to Change Valve Springs on a Small Block Chevy

The valve springs in your small block Chevy, like all over-head valve engines, force the valve closed after the camshaft forces them open. Over time the valve springs weaken due to heat cycling and work hardening that occurs during normal engine operation. Weak valve springs can allow the valves to

Chronic Vehicle Overheating - Does Your Engine Rad Run Hot?

Some vehicle owners and drivers seem to have a chronic ongoing problem with their vehicles and vehicles in that they chronically overheat. It may be worse in the summertime or it may affect the car, truck or sport utility vehicle when it is carrying a heavy load - such as a travel trailer or boat. T

How to Ship an Outboard Motor

Outboard motors can be shipped using a domestic or overseas shipping service. Many of these services offer pickup, which saves time and trouble at your end. Before calling for pickup, it's necessary to prepare the motor for shipping and seal it in a shipping crate. Preparing the motor is not difficu

How to Change the Bulbs on a Nissan Xterra

Change the headlight bulbs on your Nissan Xterra anytime you notice one is dim or not functioning. Bulbs that have stopped working pose a hazard as the driver's visibility is lowered. The bulbs are available at any auto parts store and can be purchased in pairs or one at a time. Replace the bulbs to

The Key Won't Turn in My 2000 Dodge Caravan Ignition

The Dodge Caravan is a minivan manufactured by Chrysler. The vehicle was first introduced in 1984 and is currently in production. A key is used to start and power the ignition of the minivan. The Caravan must be in the "Park" position to operate and turn the key. If the car is in any other position,

7 Safe Driving Tips to Avoid Dent Repair Hassle

Dent Repair and other car restoration costs can be very pricey. Aside from that, no one would apparently want to drive a car with dents, would you? Save yourself from the stress and hassle of repairing car damages because of reckless driving. Be a responsible driver and learn about the basics of saf

How to Change the Rear Brakes on a 1997 Ford T-Bird

Are your T-Bird brakes squealing, grinding or stopping abruptly? If you experience any of these symptoms or if your brakes are not working at all, it is likely time to change your brake pads. Brakes are not that hard to take care of at home. To replace the rear brakes on a 1997 Ford T-Bird can take