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How to Remove the Oil Pan in a Ford 300

Maintenance
Ford first produced the 300 six-cylinder engine in 1965, and used the engine in its F-series pick-up trucks. Between the pan and the engine is a one-piece gasket, designed to prevent the from leaking out of the engine. Fortunately, whether removing the pan to replace a leaking gasket or to access th
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How to Replace the Front Brakes on a 2001 Ram 2500 4x4

Maintenance
When replacing the brake pads on a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4, always check the rotor thoroughly for heavy grooving that would prevent the pads from making 100 percent contact with the rotor. Measure the rotor with a dial caliper or micrometer to check serviceability. The minimum thickness on this roto
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How to Service the Transmission on a Jeep Liberty

Maintenance
Transmission service should be completed every 24 months or 30,000 miles, whichever comes first, to ensure smooth shifting from the transmission. Consistent service can help protect vital transmission components. On a Jeep Liberty, most do-it-yourself mechanics can service the transmission without t
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How to Read the Oil Dipstick in a Chevy Camaro

Maintenance
An engine needs oil to work properly so it's critical to do regular checks to make sure you have enough oil. If a "Low Oil" light shows on your instrument cluster, you need to check the engine oil level immediately. The Chevy Camaro uses marks on the dipstick to help owners check their oil levels wi
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How to Check Transmission Oil Without the Dipstick

Maintenance
Unlike automatic transmission vehicles, manual transmission cars do not require a dipstick to check for transmission fluid. The dipstick in an automatic transmission vehicle measures fluid levels, and you can pour fluid directly into the transmission from under the hood. In a manual vehicle, you mus
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How to Change the Fuel Filter on a LWB Defender

Maintenance
The Land Rover Defender has been produced since 1983. The Long Wheel Base (LWB) version features three different engine sizes: 2.3, 2.5 or 3.5 liters. In all of these models the Defender hosts an in-tank fuel filter on the bulkhead. The fuel filter removes contaminants from the fuel line before the
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How to Replace an Audi A4 Serpentine Belt

Maintenance
The serpentine belts on the Audi A4 are necessary to drive all of the accessory parts inside of the engine. Without a serpentine belt it would be impossible to run any of the electronics or the air conditioner inside of your Audi, but more importantly the engine would overheat after any extended ope
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How to Change a Headlight Bulb on a 2001 Honda Accord LX

Maintenance
The Honda Accord LX model is the mid-level trim package (DX, LX, EX). Some 2001 Accord LX models are equipped with a V6 engine; others are equipped with a four-cylinder engine. An important part of the headlight replacement procedure is different based on the type of engine and which headlight is be
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How to Change Headlight Bulbs on a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer

Maintenance
The 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer was designed with a composite headlight system. The composite headlight system only requires a bulb change when the light burns out, as opposed to sealed beam headlight systems that require you to change the entire headlight assembly. This cuts down on the time and effort
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How to Stop the Clutch from Slipping in an RC Car

Maintenance
Remote-control vehicles, whether cars or trucks, run on a variety of surfaces. Whether asphalt, dirt, gravel or "blue groove" surfaces, the slipper clutch in an RC vehicle must be set to allow a certain amount of free-wheeling rotation, or slip, so the internal transmission components do not jam or
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How to Install an Aftermarket Horn Button

Maintenance
Vehicle horns serve a very important safety function. They alert other drivers of your intention to cross traffic or avoid a dangerous collision. They can be used to call out for attention. Unfortunately, original equipment manufacturer horns can fail because of a wiring problem or a defective conta
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How to Remove Windex Chemical Smell From the Inside a of Car

Maintenance
The smell of Windex or other cleaning chemicals might make people more virtuous. Researchers at Brigham Young University conducted a study in 2009 that suggests that people are more fair and generous when they smell odors from cleaning products while in a room that was recently spritzed with window
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How to Fill a Jeep Transfer Case

Maintenance
A Jeep's transfer case routes the power produced by the engine to either the two rear wheels, or to all four of the Jeep's wheels for off-road driving. Within the transfer case are a number of gears and seals. To lubricate and cool the interior components of the transfer case, the case is filled wit
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How to Replace the Alternator in a Toyota Tundra

Maintenance
The Toyota Tundra uses an alternator to run electrical devices in your vehicle while the engine is running. A voltage regulator ensures that the voltage level remains constant and is usually part of the alternator assembly. You may need to replace the alternator if your battery continually runs down
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How to Remove the Battery in a 2001 Audi TT

Maintenance
When your 2001 Audit TT battery dies, you'll need to replace it to keep your vehicle running. You can jump the battery using another vehicle and jumper cables; however, this is only a temporary fix, and the battery will soon die again. Audi TT batteries weigh between 30 and 50 pounds, so before you