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Instructions on Replacing Alternator Belts

Before trying to replace an alternator belt, be sure to have the routing diagram and the correct replacement belt. There are a couple different types of alternator belts used in today's engines, and each employs specific replacement procedures. Since there are so many cars that use different types o

BMW Auto Repair and Services

Some of the most complex and technological cars on the market today are BMWs. They are also some of the most popular cars for consumers to buy. Making sure you are going to a auto shop for repairs and services that specialize in maintaining and fixing complex European cars such as BMW is very import

Car Battery Life Considerations

One of the biggest car battery life factors is the number of times it has been charged previously. Some automobile batteries only have a recharge factor of 1000 which means that after 1000 charges the ability of power output is greatly reduced and sometimes zero. However in recent technological deve

How to Replace a Horn in a VW Beetle

The VW Beetle was first marketed under that name 1967 and sold in the United States until 1978. The new Beetle was introduced in 1998. Many VW Beetle enthusiasts are dissatisfied with the sound of the original equipment manufacturer's horn and choose to replace it. This is a fairly straightforward t

How to Fix Chevy Malibu Right Front Knuckle

The front-wheel-drive Chevy Malibu uses steering knuckles on each wheel to allow for steering the vehicle while simultaneously providing propulsion through the axle. Removal and replacement of the knuckles requires basic automotive tools and a few specialty items that you should be able to rent from

Mopar Performance Cam Specifications

Mopar Performance parts make engines powerful.New car petrol engines image by Christopher Dodge from Fotolia.comA registered trademark of the Chrysler Group, Mopar defines power in automobile engines with Mopar Performance products found in muscle, street, speed and trail vehicles. The...

How Car Engines Work

SparkA car engine starts and functions by the use of a tiny spark. This spark ignites the gas that causes a tiny explosion which pushes a piston that turns a crank shaft. There is a lot more that happens during this time, however. The piston actually has three jobs--to compress the gas...

How to Remove Crank Bolts

Crank bolts hold the crank pulley to the crank shaft in a vehicle. Removing a crank bolt requires that you hold the pulley still while removing the bolt. These bolts typically require 600 to 900 lbs.-feet of torque to remove -- which is virtually impossible by hand. To get this bolt off, you'll need

Basic Car Engine Troubleshooting

Car engines are funny things. It only takes one minute component to fail to set off a series of unfortunate engine-related events. Some engine troubles, however, are not very serious and can be easily found and fixed if you know what to look for.

How to Repair a Dragging Door

If your car door is dragging, its because at least the top hinge is bad. If not taken care of, this will eventually lead to damage to the lower hinge and other parts of the car. You need to replace the damaged hinges as soon as possible, whether you need to change the whole hinge or just the pin lin