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How to Replace the Shocks on a Honda Civic

The Honda Civic, no matter what year or model, retained a base design that makes it easy for the nonmechanic to perform general maintenance. In the long run, this makes the Civic an economically smart car to own. Replacing the shocks on a Civic is a job that can be done in a few hours with a minimum

How to Check a Toshiba Regional Code

The regional code assigned to the DVD drive in your TOSHIBA laptop determines which DVDs the drive can play. TOSHIBA laptops sold in the U.S. have a region code of 1, which enables the DVD drive to play all DVDs that were released in the United States and U.S. terrorities, Canada and Bermuda. Depend

How to Fix a Passat Code P1857

A "check engine" light is both an alarming and uninformative warning indicator on your car's dashboard; to understand the cause of this warning light, the vehicle can be taken to an auto repair shop or auto parts store to retrieve a more precise warning code. These codes provide a list of possible c

How to Install a Jeep Cover

Installing a Jeep cover is a project that the owner can do while in the field or for winterizing a topless Jeep. This cover is not the soft or hard top that you put on the Jeep for normal use. Rather, it is intended to keep the Jeep out of weather, especially in a pinch. This can be for the sake of

2006 Scion xB Parking Lamp Installation

The 2006 Scion xB's parking lamps are built into the car's front lighting assembly. This lighting assembly also holds the headlights and the car's front turn signals. Because the Scion xB has sufficient room in the engine compartment, it's not necessary to remove the lighting assembly to replace the

How to Rebuild Brake Cylinders

Rebuilding your brake system's leaking wheel cylinders can restore them to factory performance. This a low-cost alternative to a replacement cylinder. Never use a brake cylinder hone on an aluminum wheel cylinder; these parts have an anodized finish to prevent corrosion, which would be damaged durin

How a Kawasaki Hydraulic Pump Works

What is a Kawasaki Hydraulic Pump?Kawasaki hydraulic pumps are fluid-pressure powered devices found on many high-end Kawasaki motorcycles. The type of hydraulic pump is dependent on the pump's purpose. Though there are such things as water-cooled Kawasaki motorcycle engines, these are...

How Do I Repair Radio Antennas on a 2006 Volvo?

A broken antenna on the 2006 Volvo can put a damper on your road trip, especially if you're depending on the radio for traffic and weather reports. The Volvo antenna is built into the rear passenger side of the car. Several simple repairs can be attempted to fix the antenna. The first is to troubles

How to Read Honda Check Engine Codes

The check engine codes on your Honda are generated by the vehicle's electronic control unit, or ECU. The ECU generates and stores these codes until they are retrieved and cleared from the system. When a code is generated, the check engine light on your dash will light up. These codes normally refer

How to Use Loctite on Wheel Lug Nuts

Loctite Threadlocker products can be used on automotive lug nuts to keep them tightly secured on your vehicle. However, you have to be careful what type of Loctite you use on your lug nuts or you may not be able to remove them ever again. Use a medium-strength Loctite Threadlocker, such as Threadloc

How to Test the Capacity of Car Battery

Cranking the engine takes extra energy when your charging system isn't up to par, it's cold and your oil is thick. These conditions take a toll on your car's battery. If the battery seems weak, test it to see if it should be recharged or replaced. The most meaningful and common battery capacity rati

HID Xenon Headlights

HID lighting is one of the most technologically advanced forms of lighting available today. HID stands for €High Intensity Discharge€. Instead of having a filament as in most traditional lights such as halogen or your ...

Autoglym High Tech Wheel Brush

Designed to handle the toughest of wheel cleaning jobs, the Autoglym High-Tech Wheel Brush is safe to use on clear coated, painted and even plastic trimmed wheels. It contains no metal parts and so will not inflict any damage and is completely chemical resistant, so can be used in conjunction with s