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How to Wire a Battery Cut Off Switch

Whether it's to preserve a battery for long-term parking or to help deter car thieves, a battery cut-off switch is a convenient feature for any vehicle. By interrupting the flow of current from the battery to the vehicle, a cut-off switch will help prevent loss of cranking amps while the car, boat o

Car Problems With the Rear Wheel Bearings

Though wheel bearings are small, they play an important roll in a car's suspension. Located between the hub and the axle or spindle, wheel bearings ensure the wheel stays in its proper orientation and also ensures the wheel rolls smoothly while a car is being driven. A failed rear wheel bearing can

How to Put a Hitch on a 2007 Honda Accord

The 2007 Honda Accord comes standard with a 2.4-liter, in-line four-cylinder engine, which produces 166 horsepower and the optional 3.0-liter, V-6 engine produces 244 horsepower. Both engines are suitable for towing a small trailer designed to tow 2,000 lbs. or less. For this reason, several compani

How to Replace Performance Fuel Injectors

Replacing performance fuel injectors is a fairly simple process. If you're not familiar with your fuel injector system, grab your vehicle's repair manual to assist along the way. It is also a good idea to keep the manufacturer's guidelines for the performance injectors withhin arm's reach.

Tips For Cleaning Car Windows

Cleaning the windows of your car is easy but really having clean windows that shine is not an easy job. Many people go by with just throwing water at the windows, some clean it with sponge and water, and some just rely on the good old car wash to keep their car and the windows clean. However, a lot

How to Get More Horsepower Cheap

Enthusiasts measure a vehicle's ability to run at top speeds with horsepower. The power and torque applied to a vehicle's wheels during operation determines the horsepower. Increasing stock horsepower on a vehicle requires expensive, aftermarket upgrades. Inexpensive options offer increases to your

How to Flush a Brake System

Since the fluid in your brake lines absorbs water -- which eventually corrodes your brakes -- your brake system needs to be flushed once every two years or 30,000 miles. As water and dirt gets into your brake system, it also reduces performance. Doing the job at home saves you money and is fairly ea

How to Flush the Radiator in a Dodge Ram

Keeping a Dodge Ram operating at its peak level of efficiency requires regular maintenance. Flushing the radiator is an excellent example, because dirt and grime can build up inside it during regular use of the truck. You should flush the radiator of your Dodge Ram every other year.

DIY: Blower Fan

Depending on your year, make and model vehicle, the blower fan could be located under the dash -- usually behind the glove box -- or on the firewall in the engine compartment. The switch on the dash and the blower motor resistor controls the blower fan speeds. The blower fan does not usually come wi

How to Adjust Suzuki Boulevard C50 Headlight

The Suzuki C50 Boulevard's headlight is situated at the front of the vehicle and is very important for safely operating your motorcycle. A misaligned headlight can be just as bad as a faulty headlight, or worse as it can blind oncoming traffic. Thankfully, Suzuki has included two adjustment screws o

How to Replace a Nutone Fan Motor

Nutone is a part of the Broan-Nutone Group that manufacturers a wide line of ventilation products. Nutone and Broan bath fans are common in many homes and offices. Over time, the fan motor attracts and collects dust and grime as it draws out moisture. This often causes the motor to burn out and rend

How to Flush a Transmission in the Ford F250

The automatic transmission in a Ford F250 requires flushing every 30,000 miles, according to Ford Motor Company's maintenance schedule for the truck. Flushing the transmission removes all the old transmission fluid and backwashes the transmission filter, essentially cleaning it off, so that it can s

How to Replace a Ford A/C Compressor Clutch

The air-conditioning system in your Ford is basically a circulation loop through which refrigerant is pumped by a compressor. The refrigerant is a combination of gas and liquid that becomes very cold as it is compressed and then expanded. The chilled gas then flows from the compressor into an evapor