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The Wipers Won't Work on a BMW 328I
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The Wipers Won't Work on a BMW 328I

When a BMW 328I's wipers stop working, try figuring out the problem immediately. This is a matter of safety, as a driver should never, ever risk operating a car with faulty wipers in bad weather. Faulty wipers can affect general visibility through the windshield, and poor vision can lead to accide
How to Remove a Retainer From the Rear Axle Shaft
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How to Remove a Retainer From the Rear Axle Shaft

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
Where Did Cheap Tires Go?
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Where Did Cheap Tires Go?

Where Did Cheap Tires Go? With a New Year in 2013 comes new opportunities. Go ahead, balance out that budget, clear your credit card debt and start living frugally to prepare for the tough times ...
Types of Rotors for an Acura TL
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Types of Rotors for an Acura TL

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,...
How to Change the MAP Sensor in a 1998 Grand Prix GT
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How to Change the MAP Sensor in a 1998 Grand Prix GT

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
How to Assemble an HID Headlight
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How to Assemble an HID Headlight

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
How to Replace the Front Brakes on a 1993 Pontiac Van
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How to Replace the Front Brakes on a 1993 Pontiac Van

In order to stop your van, the brake pads make contact with the rotors, slowing and stopping the vehicle. This friction wears out the brake pads over time, and when that happens, you need to replace them right away. How quickly the pads wear depends on how much use they get. Brake pads are not ex
How to Replace the Brake Pads on a Miata
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How to Replace the Brake Pads on a Miata

Brakes play one of the important roles in your vehicle. They provide the stopping power necessary to protect you in case of an emergency. Over time, depending on your driving frequency, your brake pads will require replacement. You can replace the disc brake pads on your Mazda Miata yourself using a
2002 KIA Sportage Fan Belt Removal
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2002 KIA Sportage Fan Belt Removal

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
How to Get Rid of Moisture in My Car
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How to Get Rid of Moisture in My Car

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
How to Replace the Springs in a Nissan Pathfinder
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How to Replace the Springs in a Nissan Pathfinder

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.<
BMW Parts to Trick Out Your Car and Get All the Hot Chicks
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BMW Parts to Trick Out Your Car and Get All the Hot Chicks

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.
How to Change the Serpentine Belt for a Ford ZX2
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How to Change the Serpentine Belt for a Ford ZX2

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
How to Replace the Starter in a '98 Dodge Grand Caravan
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How to Replace the Starter in a '98 Dodge Grand Caravan

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
How to Change a Starter on a Ford Taurus
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How to Change a Starter on a Ford Taurus

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
How to Change Tire Size
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How to Change Tire Size

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
Ignition Switch Installation in a 1997 Chevy Blazer
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Ignition Switch Installation in a 1997 Chevy Blazer

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
How to Replace a Taillight for a Chevy Aveo
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How to Replace a Taillight for a Chevy Aveo

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
How to Change the Backup Light Bulb in the BMW M3
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How to Change the Backup Light Bulb in the BMW M3

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