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1963 Fairlane Specifications

The 1963 Fairlane was part of the Ford Motor Company's production line of mid-size cars manufactured from 1955 through 1971. Named after Henry Ford's estate, Fair Lane, in Dearborn, Mich., the Fairlane was a reasonably priced car with several engine and body style options that appealed to...

How to Replace an Oil Pump in a Pontiac Grand Prix

An oil pump is a necessary tool for the survival of the engine. It keeps the engine components in the Pontiac Grand Prix lubricated. Without lubrication, an engine is destroyed. In most cases you won't need to replace an oil pump, but in some cases, such as an engine overhaul, you might want to. Rol

How to Seal Leaking Boat Ports & Windows

A common mistake that many boat owners make is trying to seal leaking boat ports and windows in the same way they would seal a leaking house window. If you run a bead of caulk around the frame, it will only temporarily solve the problem. Caulk that hardens in the sun will crack and leak again when t

How to Replace a Belt in a 2002 Nissan Maxima

The belt replacing process on the 2002 Nissan Maxima is different than changing the belt on other Nissan Maxima model years. The 2002 Nissan Maxima has two main accessory belts. One of the belts controls the alternator and the power steering pump, and the other belt controls the air conditioner comp

Why is Breakdown Cover Important

Breakdown recovery is something that most people purchase, with over 10 million breakdown situations each year in the UK It seems reasonable to take out some type of breakdown cover.However there are people who don't think twice about taking out breakdown cover, these people likely haven't

How to Troubleshoot Truck Tire Wear

Trucks, as entities, might as well live in a completely different universe than their undersized road-going brethren. Trucks live in a world where mileage is measured in the millions, tire revolutions measured in the trillions and where nearly immeasurable angles and differences in weight can have p

How to Clean a Venturi Valve

A venturi valve is used on an appliance when a liquid or gas must travel through a narrowed section of tube. The venturi valve helps provide enough pressure to push the liquid or gas through the tube. A venturi valve is most commonly found on a water softener. Water softeners filter water and remove

How to Troubleshoot Big Truck ABS Lights

The anti-lock braking system (ABS) in a big truck is very similar to those in most vehicles. A sensor at each wheel monitors wheel speed. During hard braking, the wheel sensor controls the braking action to prevent wheel lockup. If the sensor determines that the wheel has locked up, it automatically

How to Disassemble a Steering Column

The steering column connects the steering wheel to the rest of the car, enabling the driver to steer the car. In newer vehicles, air bags are put inside the steering wheel to protect the driver in case of an accident. The ignition is located in the steering column as well. When the starter stops wor

How to Replace the Throttle Body in a Ford Focus

The ford Focus made it debut in 2000. It boasts abundant character and thoughtful styling along with several body options, all having contributed to worldwide popularity. Ford designed the Focus as a "world car," meaning that attention was given to responsive handling and steering, which is expected

How to Take Off a Silverado Door Panel

Removing a Silverado door panel requires a little bit of skill and patience. The panel comes off just like most door panels, but the clips securing the door to the frame are located in different places. If you have automotive repair experience, this task will take an hour or less. For the beginner,

Auto Glass Repairs Keep You Safe!

The sudden impact of two cars confronting each other is detrimental. You are lucky if the impact of the car only put a few bruises on you, but the shattered glass from your car can cause more than a few bruises, it can cause death. You may be wondering that all car glasses are the same, but the prop

2000 Sebring Convertible Problems

As with any vehicle, the 2000 Sebring convertible has had its share of recalls and technical service bulletins (TSB) outlining problems with the vehicle. If the technical service bulletin calls for a recall, any Chrysler dealer will complete the work for free. But you must have the exact...

How to Install a Valve Cover Gasket on a Mustang

The valve cover gasket on a Mustang keeps the oil in the head of the engine from escaping. It also keeps the oil out of the spark plug wells. When you notice oil leaks at the top of your engine where the valve cover meets the engine, then you'll need to replace the valve cover gasket.

How to Replace a Timing Belt in a Toyota

Inside of a standard internal combustion engine, the pistons must move in sync with the valves in order to create the controlled explosions which power the car. To maintain this precise timing it is important to make sure that the timing belt in your Toyota is in good condition. When the timing belt

Stingray Car History

The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was a concept car produced in 1959. It derived from the 1957 Corvette SS, which was an official Chevy entrant into the Sebring 12-Hour race. A ban on manufacturers sponsoring cars in racing competition relegated the SS to General Motors' test track. The Corvette SS an

How to Replace the Clutch Master Cylinder on a 1985 Toyota Hilux

The clutch master cylinder on your 1985 Toyota Hilux contains a piston and rubber cups. This simple mechanism allows you to build pressure in the hydraulic system to disengage the clutch every time you depress the clutch pedal to shift gears. However, if the master cylinder in your Toyota is leaking

How to Install a Rear Main Seal

To replace a faulty rear main oil seal (a vital part that prevents engine oil from leaking), the transmission usually must be removed, a costly and time consuming operation that is not discussed in this article. When you have removed the transmission, follow these instructions for the proper install

Ford Hubcaps for your car, truck, or van

Ford hubcaps and wheel covers are for the serious person who is tired of the tires on their car having a plain look. These days it is all about enhancements, that is what a driver ...