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How to Troubleshoot a Ford F150 Alternator

Ford F150 alternators are numerous in styles and amperage, which are designed for a multitude of accessories and equipment. Ford has alternators with external fans as well as internal. They also have internal and external regulators. The amperage ranges from 90 to 215 amps. Alternators should always

Specifications for a Chevy Z24

Chevrolet introduced the Cavalier in 1982, continuing production until 2005. Although the Cavalier was offered for 24 years, only two generations of the model existed. The second-generation was produced from 1995 until 2005. In 1986, Chevrolet debuted a sportier variant known as the...

How to Change Brake Pads on a 1998 F150

Brake pads, according to, are composed primarily of brass,copper and steel wool shavings, held together with a resin. It is this semi-metallic setup that creates the grinding noise that so many people associate with bad brakes. Another easily identifiable sign of brake wear is when the

Devices for Removing Rust

Rust is the great equalizer of any iron-based metal. Its appearance on a vehicle, wrought iron house trim and lawn and garden tools can signal the beginning of the end. Modern technology has served to push back the ravages of rust and corrosion, specifically with zinc-based paint, but the only way t

Why are BMW Engines Mounted at an Angle?

BMW does not only produce horizontally mounted engines, but those engines are the ones for which the company is arguably most well-known. The reason that BMW makes them this way still holds true, almost an entire century after their invention. Along the way, enthusiasts have found other reasons why

How to Repair a Bent Pewter Beer Stein Lid

Pewter is an alloy, or mixture, of metals including tin, bismuth and antimony that may also contain gold or silver. This soft, malleable alloy is safe for food use and resistant to the components of beer, so it is commonly used to make lids for ceramic beer steins. A pewter beer stein lid can bend a

How to Drain the Radiator on a 1997 Eldorado

A radiator in a Cadillac Eldorado hold a little over three gallons of coolant. It's advisable to replace the coolant at least every 60,000 miles, as Dexcool, General Motors' extended life coolant, can begin to break down at that mileage. The easiest way to replace the coolant is to simply drain the

How to Remove Haze From a Headlight Lens

Headlight lenses are the clear plastic covering placed over the headlight bulb. The lenses can become hazy through oxidation, discoloration, and scratches due to wear and tear. Hazy lenses prevent your headlights from projecting brightly on the road. Cleaning your lenses with a special product is ea