The rear axle housing of a vehicle has axle shafts inside of it that do the turning. These axle shafts have to be held to the rear gears using a retainer. These retainers need to be removed if you need to work on the pinion seal, brakes or other rear-end components, as the axle shafts will need to b
Among enthusiasts of Japanese cars, the Acura TL (Touring Luxury) is rightly regarded as a direct competitor to the BMW 3-Series. If the TL has an Achilles heel, it's that it borrows many of its components from smaller and cheaper cars in the Honda line. Though they worked well at first,...
The manifold absolute pressure sensor on the 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GT sends a signal to the computer that tells the computer what the barometric pressure is, so that it can adjust the air and fuel mixture for the engine, among other things. If the MAP sensor malfunctions, the Grand Prix might run
When you think of car graphics as a moving billboard you will soon realize that there is great advertising potential. Very often advertising results in ongoing fees. Vehicle graphics and signage, on the other hand, does not. You will ensure that your company, services and/or products will be adverti
If you are unsatisfied with the factory-installed halogen headlights in your vehicle, you can upgrade them yourself to High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights. HID headlights produce more light, use less energy and last longer than halogen headlights. They also cost more, as a pair of HID headligh
Multiple belt systems have their advantages: If one belt breaks, but the others are still working fine, then you only loose the accessories connected to the broken belt system. In the case of a 2002 Kia Sportage, the fan belt also connects to the alternator, and without it, you'll lose all electrica
Moisture finds its way into your car in a variety of ways. Yet, one of the most common scenarios is when you leave your car windows open and it unexpectedly rains inside of it. The rain soaks the upholstery and carpet, and leaves you with a wet mess that you need to clean up as soon as possible to a
The Nissan Pathfinder is a versatile SUV with enough power to handle the tough jobs with style. The springs on the Pathfinder are easy to access and replace. The front and rear springs in the Nissan Pathfinder are part of a MacPherson strut system and can be replaced by any competent home mechanic.<
Are you searching for BMW Aftermarket Parts for your vehicle? If that's the case, then there are several cool things that you can add to your BMW.
The serpentine belt for a Ford ZX2 drives several pulleys on the ZX2's engine. The serpentine belt needs to be checked and replaced when the belt begins to deteriorate. A belt that is fraying or has teeth missing must be replaced. Replacement belts can be purchased from any Ford dealership or from m
The starter motor is responsible for cranking the engine over in all vehicles. A bad starter can result in more power being needed to start the engine, and this will eventually drain the battery. The starter motor on the 1998 Grand Caravan is mounted to the transmission bellhousing on the underside
Changing a starter on a Ford Taurus is a physically demanding job. The starter itself is quite heavy--and must remain supported throughout the removal process--while you're working in a tight, cramped area. If you have solid automotive repair skills and you're in good physical condition, you can tac
Most professionals recommend installing a new tire on your wheel that will remain within a 3 percent, positive or negative, variance of the Original Equipment (OE) tire diameter. This can provide you with more flexibility when purchasing tires if you have a less common tire size, require different p
The ignition switch for the 1997 Chevy Blazer is technically a module that is directly connected to the distributor within the engine compartment (this being one of the last GM models to use a distributor-based ignition system). Removing an ignition module and installing a new one means working with
The black paint of a BMW reveals imperfections that other colors do not because of its high contrast. Improperly applied wax will reflect light and make every excess bit of wax painfully obvious. Without applying wax, the car's exterior is exposed and more likely to suffer damage from scratches, tre
Because the taillights on your Chevy Aveo perform an important safety function, check them every six months to make sure they are functioning normally. Buy replacement taillights from the Chevrolet division of General Motors or from an auto parts store. You'll need the part number that is stamped on
The backup light is an important safety component of your BMW M3. Although the backup light is considered one of the three tail lights, it is not a part of the tail light assembly itself. Rather, the backup light is located next to the tail light assembly, on the trunk lid. If the backup light bulb
A universal joint, or U joint, is two straight rods coupled so they may bend in any direction. A U joint yoke is the specific part of a universal joint that allows for this range of motion. U joints are commonplace in vehicle driveshafts.