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How to Care for and Maintain a 1967 Convertible Top

Maintenance
Convertible cars became increasingly popular during the 1960s with the production of models such as the Ford Mustang. As these cars are now considered classics, caring for the convertible roof is a vital part in both keeping the car in good working condition and maintaining its value. As all convert
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How to Paint an Automotive Dash

Maintenance
Painting the dash in your automobile may be one of the most sufficiently rewarding improvements you can make for your automobile, regardless of whether or not the automobile has begun to show signs of aging. The process can be very complex and sometimes requires a professional to step in and do it f
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How to Install the Master Brake Cylinder on a 1977 Firebird

Maintenance
The master cylinder on the 1977 Pontiac Firebird creates the hydraulic pressure to stop the vehicle. This component has several rubber O-rings and valves that open and close to create the pressure. Over time, the O-rings can weaken, or the valves may simply wear out. When this happens, the brake ped
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Aye Caramba! My Tire's Flat! What to Do to Avoid Flats

Maintenance
You feel pretty good about your new tires you just picked up from a Utah auto repair shop. You paid a lot of money for them and want to keep those tires lasting for... well forever would be nice. Here are some tips to help keep your tires in good order, which will decrease your chance of getting a f
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What Are the Causes of Plate Buckling in Lead Acid Batteries?

Maintenance
Lead-acid batteries generally contain twelve lead plates -- two in each of the six cells, submersed in sulfuric acid called electrolyte. During normal charging and usage, the lead plates remain stable and relatively cool. But if the plates are subjected to extreme conditions, such as heat or freezin
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How do I Remove Body Trim From a 1978 Ford?

Maintenance
The Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903. You can remove the body trim from your 1978 Ford right from your home using a couple of tools that can be purchased at an auto parts store. The body trim is a decorative piece of plastic that runs the length of the side of the vehicle. It also helps to pro
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How to Fix a Blown Head Gasket

Maintenance
A blown head gasket is a not an easy thing to fix on your car especially for the novice mechanic. A head gasket is located between your engine and cylinder head. It is recommend that you only use this article as a guide and consult a mechanic about exactly what needs to be done with your car because
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How to Repair a 1993 Saturn SL1 Wheel Bearing

Maintenance
Driving on worn wheel bearings can be dangerous and excessive wear can occur to other suspension components. On a 1993 Saturn SL1, the front wheel bearings cannot be repaired or replaced individually, and the vehicle must be taken to an authorized service center to be replaced. The rear wheel bearin
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How do I Service the Rear End on a 1969 Camaro?

Maintenance
The rear end, or rear axle, on a 1969 Camaro takes power generated by the engine and transmits it through the driveshaft to the rear. The rear axle requires periodic service, which involves replacing the gear oil in the rear differential. The differential allows the two rear wheels to disconnect and
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Types of Electric Brake Controllers

Maintenance
Trailer brakes require electrical controllers to operate.camping,trailer image by Greg Pickens from Fotolia.comElectric brake controllers are useful devices to help make trailers stop in a quicker and safer manner. They use power from the vehicle towing the trailer to operate a trailer's...
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How to Cut Rubber Tires From Rims

Maintenance
A blown tire means that the sidewalls or tread have ripped off the vehicle while driving. Typically, the end result is that the rim is left with the tire's bead still attached but nothing left of the tire. Even the best of pneumatic machines can't easily remove a tire when the only thing left is the
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How to Diagnose an Engine Light in a 2001 Mazda Tribute

Maintenance
A 2001 Mazda Tribute's check-engine light is connected to the car's diagnostic system. There is no way to check the meaning of the light without an On-Board Diagnostics (OBD-II) code-reader. This is not only true for the Mazda Tribute, but for all cars manufactured and sold in the United States afte
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How to Replace the Thermostat in a 2000 Isuzu Rodeo

Maintenance
Isuzu introduced the Rodeo in 1990. The 2000 Isuzu Rodeo was equipped with the option of a 2.2-liter in-line 4-cylinder engine, or a 3.2-liter V-6. The thermostat on the 2000 Rodeo engines controls the engine's internal temperature, through regulation of the flow of coolant. Thermostats can go bad o
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Plastic Repair - Like It Or Not, It's Here To Stay

Maintenance
Like it or not plastics are being used on vehicles and I foresee more plastics and composites in the near future. Therefore, we must learn how to properly repair plastic in we are going to be involved with the collision repair industry. This article will give you a better idea why plastic are being
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How to Remove the Rear Rotors in a Yukon

Maintenance
The rear rotors in a GMC Yukon are part of the hydraulic braking system. When the brake pedal is pressed, the front and rear calipers squeeze the brake pads on both sides of the rotors. This "sandwich" creates friction that slows the vehicle down. When the brake pedal is released, the calipers let g
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How to Remove a Knob From a Sears Washer

Maintenance
Sears washing machines, including the models sold under the Kenmore brand name, are manufactured by Whirlpool. The washers are designed with cycle control knobs that unscrew for removal. All other knobs on the control panel pull on and off, but the cycle knob is different because of its clockwise mo
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How to Replace the Rear Brake Pads on a Jeep Liberty

Maintenance
It is possible that you won't need to change the rear brake pads on your Jeep Liberty as often as the front pads. Nevertheless, you should inspect the rear brake pads whenever you change the front pads. The brake calipers on the Liberty's rear wheels are slightly different than the front ones; thus,