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How to Wire 2 Wire Turn Signals on a 2005 Honda Shadow Aero

The 2005 Honda Shadow Aero is a cruiser style motorcycle with a variety of engine options. The wires that power each turn signal lead to the toggle switch where the ground, positive and negative wires are. The two wires inside the turn signal are positive and negative. The positive wire is the black

How to Install an Alternator on a Jeep Liberty

Whether you have a 2.4 liter, a 3.7 liter or a 4.0 liter Jeep Liberty engine, the only difference between the alternators and how to install them is the location and how the belt routes around certain pulleys. If you need to replace the alternator and you've priced them out at the parts stores, you

How to Change the Engine Mounts on a Subaru Impreza

Motor mounts on a Subaru Impreza are small rubber fittings at the bottom of the engine on the right and left sides. The motor mounts stop the engine from moving around while the engine is running and keep the engine mounted to the frame of the engine compartment. Without engine mounts that are in wo

How Does a Water Sensor Work?

Automotive water sensors in one form or another have been around for a long time. Back in 1951, Harley Earl used a moisture sensor to up the gadget factor of his futuristic Buick LeSabre concept car; positioned in the center console, this water sensor and its control system automatically raised the

What Is a Bumper Filler?

A bumper filler is one of many aftermarket options available for most vehicles. Each bumper filler is designed to fit a specific vehicle model. Costs for bumper fillers vary, as do the materials used to manufacture them.

How to Use Dynamat

One of the complaints about driving audiophiles possess is the noise of the road interfering with their music. Instead of trying to drown out the noise with damaging volume, the solution can easily be the installation of sound damping products such as Dynamat. Dynamat is a heavy, rubber-like materia

How to Prep and Paint a Car

Having your car professionally painted can make an old paint job or body work look like new, but it will also make a dent in your wallet. Painting a car yourself is not difficult with the proper tools and techniques.

How to Change the Front Wheel Bearing on a 92 Honda Accord

The fourth-generation Honda Accord, which includes the 1992 version, was produced from 1990 to 1993. This generation included three different body types: a two-door coupe, a four-door sedan, and a four-door station wagon. The vehicles also came with either an automatic or manual transmission. Despit

How to Troubleshoot C5 Headlights

If the headlights on your C5 Corvette are not working, one of four main electrical components may have failed. The problem could lie in the headlight bulbs, the fuse that protects the components of the headlight circuit from power surges, the wiring harness bringing power to the headlight bulb, or t

How to Change the Front Brake Discs on a Car

Replacing the front discs on your car will usually involve a full brake job. You will want to replace the shoes and bearings as well. When the rotor gets a groove, it will wear in the brake pad, causing unusual wear and tear on your brake pads.

How to Use a Wheelchair Lift Properly

Wheelchair lifts make it possible for people in wheelchairs to get in and out of vehicles safely and efficiently. However, you must use a lift properly to ensure the safety of both you and the passenger. If you drive for a commercial organization, consult your company's general procedures for how to

How to Replace an Air Conditioner Filter in a 2000 Lexus LS400

The 2000 Lexus LS400 is equipped with an air-conditioning filter that cleans the recirculated air within the passenger cabin. The filter traps dust, pollen and other small debris to prevent it from circulating. Lexus recommends replacing this filter every 10,000 miles or once per year under typical

How to Replace an Alternator in a Volkswagon Jetta

Replacing an alternator in a Volkswagen Jetta is necessary if inspection of the charging system reveals it is faulty. The Jetta's charging system includes the alternator, voltage regulator, a charge indicator, fusible link, the battery and the wiring connecting all the components. Under normal condi

Where to Install Paired Tires

Whether to install a pair of new tires on the front or rear axle is one of those questions where there are more opinions than actual possible answers. However, getting it wrong can be downright dangerous.

How do I Remove a Windshield on a 1974 VW?

Removing the windshield from a 1974 Volkswagen is made easier by its construction. The windshield is made of nearly flat glass and retained by a rubber gasket. The glass is small and light, the gasket easy to remove and the parts are still available to replace both the glass and gasket, if needed. R

Cleaning ZX-7R Carburetors

A ZX-7R is a Kawasaki 700 cc motorcycle. This bike replaced the Kawasaki ZXR-750 which was the main race bike in Kawasaki's lineup. Cleaning the carburetor is something that you will need to do on a regular basis to help keep the engine in proper running order. Cleaning the carburetor is not difficu

Power Steering Components for a 350 Monte Carlo Engine

The power steering components on your Chevrolet Monte Carlo's 350-cubic-inch V8 engine actually have very little to do with the engine itself. The power steering system uses power generated by the running engine to provide you with easy handling and steering. Without power steering, your...

Tools for Scraping Carpet Out of a Boat

Regardless of the reason for stripping the carpet from your boat's deck, you will need one or two tools to complete the job. The tools range from simple hand tools, to pry both the carpet and adhesive from the deck, to specialized attachments for a drill. The detailed work following will include cle