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How to Replace an Alternator Belt on a '95 Corolla

Maintenance
The 1995 Toyota Corolla comes equipped with two different drive belts that operate the front engine accessories. One of the belts controls the power steering pump and the air conditioner pump. The second belt controls the alternator. The alternator belt is driven around the alternator pulley by the
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Plenum Removal for a 1988 Corvette

Maintenance
The 1988 Corvette was the fifth installment of the C4 Corvette and the fourth year for the Bosch Tuned Port Injection. In TPI, air was introduced to the engine from an under-bumper air scoop into the throttle body and over-the-engine air plenum with runners to the intake manifold. This set-up gave a
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How Do I Replace the Headlight Switch on a Mercedes 300D?

Maintenance
The vintage Mercedes 300D features a multi-functional headlight switch that is used to change between low beam and high beam headlights as well as switch between the left and right turn signals. If your headlights are flickering or you can't change between the lows and the highs, you may have a faul
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How to Replace the Rear Bumper in a 1970 Chevy Nova

Maintenance
The 1970 Chevrolet Nova shared many different components with its other third-generation model counterparts. The rear bumpers on the 1970 model is interchangeable with all 1968 through 1972 third-generation Nova models; this makes the task of finding an original equipment bumper easier when it comes
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How to Remove the Fuel Filter From a Ford Sport Trac

Maintenance
Replace your fuel filter at least every 30,000 miles to prevent any contaminants from getting through to the fuel injectors. The fuel filter on a Ford Sport Trac uses plastic spring clip fittings. For safety reasons, always replace the plastic spring clips when replacing the fuel pump. Also, make su
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How to Change the Rear Wheel on a Honda Accord

Maintenance
The rear wheels of your Honda Accord should be changed several times a year. The life of your tires should keep them on the rim for about two years, depending on how the car is driven. But the wheels need to be removed to rotate the tires at least every other oil change, or every 8,000 miles. Flat t
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How to Install the Camshaft Sensor on a 2004 Dodge Intrepid

Maintenance
The camshaft sensor on a 2004 Dodge Intrepid calculates the rotational position of the camshaft ,and sends this information to the powertrain control module (PCM). The PCM analyzes this information to determine how to best manage the engine. When the camshaft sensor fails, it provides the PCM with i
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How to Restart a Volkswagon Immobilizer

Maintenance
Volkswagen cars use an immobilizer security system to keep the car from starting when the wrong key is used. Every Volkswagen car has a particular key that works and this key must be programmed by the dealership. Other correct model keys can still be used to start the Volkswagen; however, when the w
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How to Test Sealed Batteries for a Scooter

Maintenance
Sealed batteries offer an easy-to-use and maintenance free advantage over standard lead acid (SLA) batteries, making them ideal for use on a smaller scooter. They do, however, lose their charge over time. This is especially true when dealing with the short distances most scooters travel. Frequent, s
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How to Replace the Power Steering on a 2007 Chevy Malibu

Maintenance
Replacing the power steering on a 2007 Chevy Malibu is not difficult, but it requires a special tool. The Malibu has a cast aluminum bracket attached to the front of the engine that supports the power steering pump. The pump has a press-on pulley, which must be removed with a special puller. It will
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How to Repair Power Door Locks on a 1998 Ford Windstar

Maintenance
The Windstar was a minivan introduced by Ford Motor Company in 1995 to compete with the popular Dodge Caravan. Ford discontinued the Windstar in 2003 and replaced it with the Ford Freestar minivan. The 1998 Windstar was the last year model for the original body style; the minivan was redesigned the
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How to Change the Oil on a 2007 115 Hp Yamaha Outboard

Maintenance
The 2007 Yamaha 115-horsepower outboard has a four-stroke engine. It carries 4.55 quarts of oil in its crankcase and, depending on the filter cartridge used, as much as an additional quart for the filter -- important information to know when you select the container to receive the used oil. Yamaha r
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How to Install an Oxygen Sensor in an Audi A4

Maintenance
The oxygen sensor on an Audi A4 generally lasts anywhere from 60,000 to 75,000 miles, and when it goes out, it should be replaced as soon as possible. Otherwise, your car will run poorly, the gas mileage will suffer, and you risk doing permanent damage to the vehicle. Fortunately, this is an easy ta
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How to Remove the Blower Wheel on a Sears Dryer Model No. 11086577100

Maintenance
If you are hearing an annoying squeaking sound when your Sears dryer model number 11086577100 is running, chances are it is the blower wheel making the noise. Like other parts on your dryer, the blower wheel will eventually wear out due to wear and tear on the bearing. This does not mean you have to
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How to Remove the Soft Top on a Tracker

Maintenance
The soft top on a Geo Tracker is secured to the frame of the vehicle by two metal fasteners and four locking pins. The soft top only covers half of the Tracker, toward the rear of the vehicle. Every Geo Tracker owner should learn how to properly put the top down. No tools are need to remove the soft
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How to Replace the Power Steering Pump on a 1995 4.0L Ford Explorer

Maintenance
A worn-out power-steering pump on your 1995 Ford Explorer can fail to supply the necessary pressure to the power-steering system. The pump is relatively accessible on the 4.0L engine model, however, and you can replace it at home using a special tool to remove the pump pulley. Before installing the