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What Is a Vehicle Speed Sensor?

Vehicles are equipped with a variety of devices that function together to help the automobile run smoothly. One of the most important components is the vehicle speed sensor....More...

1987 Honda Accord Cooling Switch Removal & Installation

The coolant switch, also called the radiator fan switch, controls when the cooling fan turns off and on. It senses the temperature of the coolant and turns the fan on to cool the fluid as needed. When the coolant switch fails, it can cause the vehicle either to overheat because the fan doesn't activ...More...

Oregon Studded Tires Law

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS 815.160) prohibit the use of studded tires on Oregon highways except during specified periods. The intent is to reduce damage to highway surfaces when the pavement is not covered by snow or ice....More...

How to Check for Tread Wear on a Tire on a Ford Taurus

The Ford Taurus is great for hauling the kids and their stuff around town. Whether you have a wagon or a Ford Taurus sedan to get the family where they need to go, you must check the tire tread to get there safely. Here is how to check the tread wear on your Ford Taurus so you know you ride safely w...More...

How to Replace an Oil Pump in a Saturn Ion

The oil pump is an essential piece of equipment that keeps your Saturn Ion running. It lubricates the engine by keeping the oil circulating. Without this lubrication, the engine wouldn't run. An oil pump is usually located in the oil pan. If you want to change the oil pump and replace it with a new ...More...

How to Wire a Car to Charge a Camper Battery

A camper trailer is usually equipped with a battery-based electrical system. While the camper is being used, any electrical devices plugged into the camper will draw electrical energy from the battery.A camper battery is recharged while the camper trailer is being towed. Six-...More...

How to Make a Minivan Wheelchair Accessible

Making a minivan wheelchair accessible is a multi-step process that requires a certain amount of planning. Not all minivans can be converted into wheelchair accessible minivans. Minivans must have a lowered floor, generally allowing about 57 inches vertically, to accommodate the additional height of...More...

How to Replace the Cabin Air Filter in a 2003 Toyota Avalon

The 2003 Toyota Avalon is equipped with a cabin air filter that prevents dust and other allergens from entering the passenger compartment. The interval recommended by Toyota for replacing the cabin air filter is 10,000 miles or 12 months. Driving the Avalon on dusty roads or in conditions that encou...More...

How to Remove a Window Switch in a 2001 Chrysler Town & Country

The window switch in your 2001 Chrysler Town & Country allows you to operate the electric windows by rolling them up or down. The master switch on the driver side also allows you to lock the window operation, which prevents other passengers from lowering or raising their windows. If your window swit...More...

How to Replace Weather Cracked Tires

Direct sunlight, the heat of the summer and the cold of the winter are all factors that cause tires to crack. Weather cracking, also referred to as ozone cracking or weather checking, happens when the rubber on the tire's surface becomes worn down and cracked due to harsh environmental conditions. C...More...

Vehicle Portable Exhaust Removal

Vehicle exhaust removal is important whenever working on an automobile in an enclosed space. In some garages and work areas, permanent exhaust removal systems may prove too large or inefficient to install. Portable exhaust removal systems are an alternative that allow for larger work areas without s...More...

Mercedes Benz and Its Spare Parts

The reputation of Mercedes Benz and its uniqueness over other cars is the reason for the supreme status it gathers from the fans of motor vehicles from all over the world. The vehicle is known ... ...More...

How to Change the Starter on a 1998 S10

The 1998 Chevy S10 could have one of three different engines. However, the process to change the starter is the same for all three S10 engines. When selecting the replacement starter, you should know there is a big difference between a rebuilt starter and a remanufactured one. A remanufactured star...More...

How to Inspect the Exhaust System on a Pontiac Bonneville

The Pontiac division of GM produced the Pontiac Bonneville from 1957 to 2005, and the line included some of the largest and heaviest Pontiacs ever built. If you own a Bonneville, you should inspect the exhaust system twice annually to ensure toxic fumes aren't leaking into the vehicle. Noises while...More...

How to Replace a 1993 Ford Aerostar's Driver Window

A broken window on your 1993 Ford Aerostar can be a hassle. Not only does it hurt the overall look of the car, it also makes it hard to drive in rainy weather. Moreover, a broken window leaves the vehicle vulnerable to thieves. If your Aerostar has a broken driver's side window, you should replace i...More...

How to Dismantle Car Computers

In the old days, cars were simple. At least they were simple compared to the cars we drive today that are becoming more and more sophisticated and computerized. The computers in your car control the safety and advanced diagnostics systems with which your car is equipped. They also control the air in...More...

How to Change a Pitman Arm

The Pitman arm controls the lateral movement of the steering linkage to control steering. It is located immediately after the steering box on the driver's side front of the vehicle. There is only one special tool required to remove the Pitman arm. If you know anyone who works on vehicles, the tool c...More...

What Are Internal Combustion Engine Pistons Made Of?

The internal combustion piston engine has been used in countless applications from small engines for lawn mowers,to larger engines for aircraft and automobiles, to large diesel engines for trains and ships. The applications and design processes have evolved, and so has the materials they are made fr...More...