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How to Clear the Engine Light in a Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 is one of the most popular F-Series trucks made by the Ford Motor Company. Although the F-Series began production in 1948, electronic control modules were not integrated into F-150 engines until emission controls began in the early 1980s. The first edition of the On-Board Diagnostics

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 View Rims on Your Car

Buying aftermarket rims for your car can express your personality. Selection can be challenging due to the large variety available. It is best to view the rims on your car before making a purchase. If you buy rims to view on your car, make sure you can return them for a full refund if you are dissat

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 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 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

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