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How to Replace the Starter in a Honda Prelude

Maintenance
Imagine running late to get out the door for work, sitting in your 1996 to 2001 Honda Prelude and turning the ignition, but nothing happens. You try the ignition again. Still, nothing happens. Your car won't start. While any number of things can be wrong, such as a dead battery or bad alternator, th
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How to Change a Serpentine Belt on Your Car

Maintenance
Many loud squealing noises or other general engine noises can be traced back to your serpentine belt. Improper tension on the belt can lead to the wear of other items around it and place undo strain on the rest of your engine. But there is good news. Replacing a serpentine belt is a pretty easy proc
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How to Adjust the Walbro Chainsaw Carburetor

Maintenance
Chainsaws that operate with a Walbro carburetor usually have three adjustable screws which allow the operator to adjust the flow of fuel and air inside the carburetor. Making these adjustments will set the idle, low and high speeds of the chainsaw's engine, allowing more or less fuel into the combus
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A Guide on How to Process Fiberglass

Maintenance
Fiberglass is a versatile material that can be used in many automotive, residential and art projects. What most people think of as "fiberglass" is actually made up of two parts: the fiberglass material (commonly available in cloth and mat forms) and the chemical resin that bonds layers of fiberglass
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How do I Reset the Tire Warning Light on a 2002 Toyota Sienna CE?

Maintenance
The 2002 Toyota Sienna CE is a five-door minivan with passenger seating for up to seven occupants. The 2002 model features a 3.0-liter DOHC V-6 engine that produces up to 210 hp and 220 foot lbs. of torque. The 2002 Toyota Sienna CE also features a low tire pressure warning system designed to inform
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How to Lower Struts for a Sportster

Maintenance
When the Harley Davidson Sportster was introduced in 1957, it was designed to compete with the newly emerging import motorcycle market, which was, at this time, dominated by British motorcycles, such as Triumph and Norton. Having gone through many changes over the years, the Sportster continues to r
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How to Repair a Camaro Hatch Motor Fuse

Maintenance
All of the fuses within the fuse panel on your Camaro at some point will have to be replaced. Other than natural wear and tear, a blown hatch motor fuse most often happens from a short circuit. This could have occurred if you recently replaced the hatch motor and failed to properly cut the power to
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How to Change the Thermostat on a 2001 Grand Prix

Maintenance
Pontiac equipped the 2001 Gran Prix with a six-cylinder engine that used a recalculating cooling system. To allow the engine to warm as quickly as possible, the engine is equipped with a thermostat. The thermostat closes the passageway between the engine and the radiator until the engine reaches its
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How to Replace a 1999 Chevy Cavalier's Rack & Pinion Steering

Maintenance
The 1999 Chevy Cavalier uses a power-assisted rack and pinion steering system. Over time, worn internal seals and spool valves will cause symptoms like leaks and "Morning Sickness" (a condition that prevents power assist until the engine has warmed up) and require replacement of the unit. This repai
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How to Add AC Coolant to a 1995 Buick Regal

Maintenance
Coolant systems prevent a car from overheating and freezing. The 1995 Buick Regal's translucent plastic overflow tank makes it easy to identify when to add coolant. This involves filling the overflow tank and/or the radiator with a mixture of water and commercially available antifreeze.
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How to Reset the Service Reminder on a 2007 VW Jetta

Maintenance
Recognized for its German engineering, the 2007 Volkswagen Jetta has great handling, and it comes equipped with a 150-horsepower engine. When there is an issue with the Jetta's engine, the "service" indicator light will illuminate on the dashboard. This warning can be reset by using a VAG service an
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How to Replace a Headlight on a 1986 Olds Cutlass

Maintenance
The 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass uses sealed beam headlights, which require that you replace the entire headlight unit instead of just a bulb when the headlight fails. Though replacing an entire headlamp fixture is more work than changing just the bulb in a composite headlight, replacing a sealed beam he
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How to Check for Cooling System Leaks in a Saturn Ion

Maintenance
To keep your Saturn Ion in the best possible working condition you should perform periodic system checks. Inspecting the cooling system for leaks is one of these checks. If the cooling system doesn't work correctly due to a leak, it can cause the engine to overheat and permanently damage the car. Ch
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How to High Polish Aluminum Rims

Maintenance
Polishing your aluminum rims are a great way to restore its luster. This process is very cheap and easy. Set aside at least one hour to polish all four of your rims since this process can be very time consuming. Rims must be thoroughly cleaned before polishing otherwise you can ruin the finish.