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How to Remove an Ignition Coil From a '98 GSR

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

How to Attach a Capacitor

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

How to Clean Headlamps on a 1999 Ford Tarus

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

How to Build LED Motorcycle Taillights

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

SEIBON Carbon Fiber Hoods

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

How to Wax Bad Auto Paint

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

How To Recharge & Maintain Car Batteries

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

How to Replace a Muffler on a Honda

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

How do I Change Oil on a 1996 Saturn Sl?

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

How to Install Fog Lights on a 1998 Volvo S70

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

How to Replace a Window Regulator

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

62 Chevy Body Types

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...

How to Change the Belts in a 2000 GMC Sierra

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

How to Troubleshoot an Electric Choke

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