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Procedures for Changing Harley Oil

The roar of a Harley-Davidson engine is music to the ears of motorcycle enthusiasts all over the world, and, for many, it's a dream come true when they finally get the opportunity to purchase one of these motorcycles. Yet, when it comes time to do routine maintenance such as changing oil, some rider

How to Replace RX8 Taillights

The Mazda RX8 taillight assembly includes removable bulbs to simplify the replacement process when a bulb burns out. Buy #7443 bulbs from an auto parts retailer and change the taillight bulbs at home to get your car back on the road in minutes. Access the bulbs from the trunk area, but use caution t

How to Use a Flow Meter for Welding

Shielding gas used for welding runs through a regulator and an outlet flow gauge before traveling to the welder through gas hoses. A flow meter replaces the outlet flow gauge. A flow meter is an enclosed tapered glass or plastic cylinder with gas flow increments marked around the tube. Inside the tu

How to Diagnose a Bad Clutch

The clutch is a mechanism which allows the transmission to disengage from the engine. Clutch disengagement is necessary to change gears, as well as to coast in neutral. When beginning acceleration from a stop, the clutch pedal must be released slowly so the clutch mechanism engages smoothly. Due to

How do I Clean Dim Headlights?

Dim headlights are dangerous to leave unchecked because they impede your ability to see the road ahead when driving at night. Dim headlights can be caused by the bulb dying, in which case the car should be taken to a mechanic to have the bulb replaced. Another, more common, cause of dim headlights i

Port Polishing Tools

According to the "Dictionary of Automotive Terms," the port of the engine is an "opening in an engine cylinder block for exhaust and intake valves and water connections." If the port can be equated to air passages and veins, having them be as clear of obstructions as possible means they...

How to Change Rear Brakes on a Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai introduced the economical Sonata mid-sized sedan to the U.S. marketplace in 1989. The model was redesigned for model years 1995, 1999, 2006 and 2011. All Sonatas from 2004 and earlier came standard with rear drum brakes, and available optional rear disc brakes. In the 2005 model year, Hyunda

Tips on How to Replace a Headlight Bulb

It seems like the regular checking of headlights is just something that nobody seems to remember to do. It is, however, very important that you check your headlights. If you are caught driving with a headlight out, you could be pulled over and given a ticket. You may even have to prove that you made

How to Unbrand a Toyota

Removing the makers factory emblems on your Toyota is known as un-branding or de-badging the vehicle. The process is very simple with the right tools but can cause damage to the car's finish if proper directions are not followed. So, why de-badge your Toyota? Some drivers and car enthusiasts just pr

How to Troubleshoot a Hornet Car Alarm

Hornet car alarms can include keyless entry features, where a key-fob remote control can be used to enable and disable the alarm, or access the vehicle. Other Hornet features can include multiple tone sirens, starter blocking systems, and shock sensors. Chirps are used by the devices to signal probl

A 1990 Mustang's Fuel Pump Won't Prime

A fuel pump needs to be primed before it pushes gasoline into the fuel rail or fuel injectors. Without the proper priming, the engine will stutter and stall. When a fuel pump cannot be properly primed on a 1990 Ford Mustang, it must be replaced entirely. Components of the the pump cannot be serviced

How to Replace the Camaro Power Window Switch

The power window switch on a Chevrolet Camaro provides an interface between you and the power window system. With the simple push of a button, you energize the window motor, which turns a gear to move the window glass up or down. If the window switch shorts out, the entire process "goes out the wind

Car Welding Tips

Serious car repairs are performed using welding.welding image by glgec from Fotolia.comCars are made out of a lot of metal, and seriously damaged cars are often repaired at least partially through welding. Welding is the use of gas to create a very hot, precise flame that can melt metal,...