Cars & Vehicles
The ignition coil on a 1998 Acura Integra GSR is responsible for taking the 12 volts of current it gets from the battery and converting it to thousands of volts, then sending it to the distributor. When the coil goes out, so does your ignition system, meaning that you'll have problems starting and d
Capacitors are often used in car stereo systems with larger than normal amplifiers to ensure enough power is available to the amplifiers when they need it. Without a capacitor present in such a car's audio set-up, power would be drawn from other loads such as the lights, air circulation system and p
If the door lock on your 1988 Chevrolet pickup truck is not adjusted properly, it may fail to lock or unlock. In order to adjust it, you need to remove the interior door panel to gain access to the locking mechanism. If you have basic knowledge of automotive locks and the right tools, the adjustment
On an older car like a 1999 Ford Taurus, you may notice that the headlamps become yellowed, foggy and dingy. Cleaning your headlamps the same way you clean the rest of the car will get rid of superficial dirt, but in order to get your headlamps looking sparkly and new, you'll need to give them a lit
LED taillights for your motorcycle are not only more economical than stock taillights, they are also safer, producing far more light than is possible with standard bulbs. Fortunately, installing LED taillights into your existing light housing is quick and easy. Conversion kits are available through
A Honda Civic and Acura Integra hood is required to cool the engine and the air intake from the outside elements. If you have no hood then you will get a ticket. So a hood is a necessary part of your Nissan 350Z or your Honda Civic 92-95 because it functions both as a protector of your engine and a
Bad auto paint does not mean you have to drive an ugly car. With a thorough wash and a few innovative car care products you can achieve a glossy finish that looks shiny and bright. For best results make sure that the car is completely prepared before you apply wax. Then finish off the job with a flo
Automobile batteries can provide a lot of power, even under the most difficult of conditions. However, a battery left idle for a long period will eventually discharge. Similarly, a battery that is used for long periods of time but that is improperly charged will eventually discharge as well. One way
The air conditioning compressor is one of the main components in your Pontiac Firebird's AC system. One of the key signs of a compressor that needs to be replaced is a loud buzzing sound. Because of its high pressure and environmental regulations involving freon refrigerant, you need to use extreme
Honda started making automobiles in the early 1960s and imported its two-cylinder N600 to North America in 1970. Americans were less than thrilled with the N600 but took notice of the automaker with the introduction of Honda's Civic in 1973. Fuel economy, handling and quality are reasons the origina
The 1998 Toyota Avalon's fuel system comprises a complex map of sensors, senders, pumps and injectors. When functioning properly, the Avalon should start with the simple turn of the key, with no need for pressing the gas pedal. When the Avalon's fuel pump begins to fail, you will often need to press
The engine on a 1996 Saturn SL uses SAE 5w-30 engine oil. The recommended oil-change interval for this engine is every 3,000 miles or three months, whichever comes sooner. Failing to change the engine oil within this time frame can cause damage to the engine. Oil that is dirty or contaminated cannot
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The 1998 Volvo S70 is equipped with fog lights to improve visibility when driving at night and through poor weather conditions. Like the other lights on the vehicle, the fog light bulbs have a limited lifespan and require replacement when they burn out. You do not need to have your car serviced when
If your 2000 Buick Le Sabre won't fire up, you may have a bad starter. An auto parts store can verify that the starter needs replacing, but first it needs to be removed.
A window regulator is the frame that holds the window glass in place within your vehicle's doors. A broken regulator means the window won't roll up or down properly. To replace a window regulator, make sure you get the right one for your exact vehicle and whichever door or window it's for. You must
In 1962, the Chevrolet division of General Motors was in a transition year with only minor model changes. The Corvair had been released two years earlier and was not catching on as well as had been hoped. The mid-sized muscle car, Chevelle, was coming off the drawing board and the...
The serpentine belt on a GMC Sierra is the most vital piece of equipment to ensure that all your components work together properly. The belt runs off the crankshaft and connects to pulleys that are attached to your alternator, air compressor, power steering pump, and water pump. The truck will not f
Troubleshooting a vehicle that won't start can be a hassle. There are always several diagnoses with a no-start engine. While replacing the intake manifold on your 1999 Pontiac Montana may have been a good place to start, there are several other issues that could prevent your engine from starting. So
An electric choke can be found on a carburetor in an internal combustion engine. It has the important job of controlling the amount of air that is allowed to enter the engine. The electric choke helps the carburetor to perform this function. Unlike a manual choke, the electric choke does its job aut