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How to Remove & Install a 2000 Ford Focus Evaporator Core

The 2000 Ford Focus uses an evaporator core to cool the air that is sent into the cabin when the air-conditioning is engaged. The evaporator core contains Freon gas that cools the air that the air-conditioning fan blows across it, on its way to the cabin. Evaporator cores can fail over time, most co

Why When Buying New Tyres, Budget Is Not Always Best

Whilst seeking "good value" when buying tyres is the natural and sensible thing to do - opting for the absolute cheapest tyres available can be costly in more ways than one. The quality of the tyres on your car can be the difference between you staying safely on the road - or crashing trag

How to Test Ignition Coils on a BMW 328

On recent models like the 328 3 Series, BMW switched from the use of spark plug wires to individual coil packs that install on each cylinder’s spark plug. This is an efficient and reliable way of delivering spark to the engine. Like any other mechanical component, coils can fail over time and

Radiator FAQ

A properly functioning radiator is vital to a vehicle's performance. Overheating can occur in both cold weather and hot, and that can cause further engine damage and leave a driver stranded. While each car make and model has its particular quirks, there are common questions--and answers--concerning

How to Identify a Ford AOD

The Ford AOD (automatic overdrive) transmission was used in numerous Ford cars and trucks from 1981 to 1993. The AOD transmission can be found in such Ford models as the Mustang, Thunderbird, Lincoln Grand, Bronco, and both the F100 and F150. The AOD model is not to be confused with the AODE, the tr

How to Change an Impeller in a 9.9 HP Johnson Outboard

Changing the impeller on the Johnson 9.9-horsepower outboard is a straightforward affair that ensures your motor's cooling system will remain healthy. The impeller is the heart of the cooling system, moving the water from the cooling water inlets, throughout the cooling galleries of the motor's powe

How to Purchase Hercules Tires

The Hercules Tire brand, created in the 1950s, became known for its high-performance and luxury automobile tires. Hercules Tires are available worldwide, and the company has major hubs in the United States and Canada.

Fleet Auto Detailing Become Easy With Mobile Car Wash Equipment

When it comes to professional auto detailing, handling vehicles one at a time can be challenging enough. Whether it'†''€¬…'€¬…s cleaning RVs, family cars, or heavy vehicles, each one has its own unique cleaning needs and ...

The Method of Coupling

The method of coupling is the process of hooking a tractor to a trailer. It is one of the most important tasks of the trucker's job, because doing it incorrectly can cause serious damage to the tractor, the trailer or other drivers. The DOT requires drivers to complete a thorough inspection of the t

How to Replace Jeep Front Wheel Bearings

Replacing the front wheel bearings on your Jeep requires you to replace the entire front hub assembly. The bearings are part of a sealed unit and not serviceable separately. The hub assembly holds the bearings and bolts to the steering knuckle on the front of your Jeep. Separating the hub from the k

How to Locate a Fuel Pump Relay in a Kangoo Van

The fuel pump relay in a Renault Kangoo van is part of the vehicle's electronic fuel delivery system. This relay prevents the fuel pump from running constantly by regulating power to the fuel delivery circuit. The fuel pump relay is located inside a small fuse box located on the right side of the en

How to Paint Red on a Fog Light

Fog lights are lights mounted to the front of a vehicle to help with visibility during fog and rain. Painting your fog lights red may or may not be legal in your state, so you will need to check with your local DMV to make sure that you are able to do this. To change the color of your light lens, yo

How to Mix Metal Flake Paint

Metal flake paint jobs consist of a flat color base coat of paint with metal flakes that are applied in a random pattern on top of the paint. Although it appears that the metal flakes are mixed into the base coat, they are actually mixed into the clear coat that is applied on top of the paint. Metal

How to Replace an Alternator on a 2002 Ford Escort SE

The alternator on the 2002 Ford Escort SE is a two-part assembly consisting of an electrical generator and a voltage regulator. The two work in concert to provide the Focus with consistent electrical power to suit the car's needs when the engine is running. If either component fails, you must replac

How to Recycle Tires and Auto Batteries in Chicago, Illinois

Recycling items that are especially harmful to the environment is more important than ever, which is why the goverment is making it mandatory to recycle used car batteries and tires. Take advantage of the tax credits and discounts you'll receive by donating and recycling your old tires and batteries

How to Reglue a Rearview Mirror

Extreme exposure to heat and cold can easily compromise the glue holding a rearview mirror to the windshield. Rearview mirrors are actually attached to a "button" that is glued to the windshield. The mirror is then attached to the button, most often secured with a set screw. Most auto-parts stores w

Yamaha Rhino Facts

The Rhino, a two-person, four-wheel-drive vehicle, is Yamaha's side-by-side model in its line of off-road vehicles. It was the first vehicle to be placed in a unique class known as recreational utility vehicles (RVUs), which have a size between all-terrain vehicles and SUVs. The standard model is th

How to Change Headlights on an Explorer

The Ford Explorer is an SUV built by the Ford Motor Company since 1990. Like all vehicles, the 2010 Ford Explorer should have its headlights replaced whenever a bulb burns out. Although this guide is only for the 2010 Ford Explorer, most Explorers have a similar method of headlight replacement.

About the 1985 Mercedes 380Sl

The 1985 Mercedes Benz 380 SL is a two-door roadster. The 380 denotes the 3.8-liter engine size and the SL designates Sport Leicht (Sport Light). The SL-Class has a long, illustrious history in German sports car engineering and the 1985 380 SL belongs in the 1980 to 1985 SL-Series family.