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How to Fix Your Stuck Honda Civic Rear Center Seat Belt
Recently my 2008 Honda Civic's rear center seat belt retractor would not release and I couldn't fold down the rear seat. more...

How to replace 2006 Toyota tundra alternator V8 4.7 litre
How to replace 2006 Toyota tundra alternator V8 4.7 litre more...

How to Properly Repair Chips and Deep Scratches on Your Car
How to properly fix chips, nicks and scratches in your car's paint to ward off rust and make your car look great again. more...

Auto Air Conditioning Repair 101
An A/C that is not blowing “cold air” is annoying and worst can be very expensive to repair. This article discusses techniques and strategies written in laymen’s language you can use to fix common A/C problems yourself and save MONEY on professional repairs. more...

How to Replace the Starter Motor on a 1999 VW Beetle TDI
The focus of this article is to explain in laymen’s language, the steps and procedures required to replace a defective starter motor on a VW Beetle TDI. The most effective way to illustrate this article is photos showing the hand model describing the steps necessary to remove the starter motor. more...

Bed Liner Kit - Do It Yourself!
You can use a bed liner kit to apply an attractive finish to your truck bed. A bed liner in a can will save you hundreds of dollars over getting a professionally applied finish. more...

How to Get Super Glue Off a Car
Many cars now come with the option to have super protective coatings applied, often called clear coats and "bras". These are a great help in keeping such things as acidic bird droppings and rock chips from damaging your car's exterior paint job. But when someone spills Super Glue on it, that's a much stickier situation. more...

How to Make Biodiesel
In the eternal search for cheaper fuels, and a way to eliminate the use of fossil fuel from our environment, some clever researchers have come up with a way of making your own biodiesel fuel. But while it is often promoted as something you can "make at home", there are a number of things to consider, first. more...

Do Windshield Repair Kits Make Sense?
To help repair a crack or chip on a windshield yourself, use a windshield repair kit. This works easily and quickly - perfect for the do-it-yourselfer -and saves you the expense of replacing the entire windshield. Windshield repair kits enable you to repair chips and cracks up to several inches long, and also clarify and strengthen the windshield. more...

What are those blue CNG diamond stickers?
You may have seen the blue diamond CNG stickers on many mass transit busses and commercial vehicles, so what does it mean? more...

Why Won't My Car Start?
If you have ever had or are currently having car problems you know how frustrating it is not to know whats wrong. In this ezine I will cover some topics that should help you through some of your problems, so...don't panic it can and will live again. more...

How to Install Car Speakers
Most speaker installations can be finished in about an hour or less. Here are some fundamental steps to consider for installing your car speakers. more...

Tire Maintenance Tips
Tire Maintenance is fundamental for our safety. Learn how to check on your own if your tires are in good condition. more...

How To Replace Brake Pads
A step by step guide to replacing brake pads. more...

How To Store The Car Of Your Dreams Correctly
Learn the right way to store your car away for the season. more...

Beginner's Guide to Car Audio Installation - DIY
There are a myriad of things to consider when installing music in your car. Most of us do not take into consideration some of the more important aspects of car audio installations owed to the fact that these topics may not be as colorfull as we would like them to be but nonetheless, they are important factors in any car installation. more...

Top Ten Reasons For No-Start Vehicles
I have compiled this short list of some of the most common things I have seen repeatidly for why vehicles won't start hope you enjoy it and get some much needed help if needed. more...

How to Do Window Tinting
Would you like to learn how to do window tinting? Window Tinting BMPs – Best Management Practices and Procedures. Every auto detailer who lives in works south of the Mason Dixon line or in a large metro area has asked themselves; should I offer window tinting to my customers? more...

How to Change Your Car's Motor Oil
First, let's answer the question; Why should you change your own oil? Because you can save time and money. You don't have to wait in line at the service garage or quick oil change shop. For ten bucks... more...

Save Money on Gas - The Octane Factor
With the price of gas these days (over $3.00 US per gallon at the time of this writing) most people are feeling the economic pinch and wondering what they can do to trim their gas costs. This article presents one of several ways to get as many miles per buck as possible. more...

Auto Repair Manuals
Auto or Car repair manuals, targeted for motorcar fixing by amateurs as well as professionals, is offered online. We'll review printed manuals from Bentley, Factory and Chilton. more...

A Car Brake Repair Primer
Car brake repair is easy if you have the necessary knowledge. In this little car brakes repair primer we describe how two different vehicle brake systems works, which will give you a better chance to detect break problems in your Mercedes, Mazda, Cadillac or any other vehicle make. more...

Car Ding Repair
Car ding repair or auto ding repair on different car parts you can do yourself if you have the sright car accessories or tools, for example dent repair kits. How do you do it actually? more...

Auto Electrical Repair - Know Thy Battery
Before doing an auto electrical repair, your car battery is the first vehicle component that should be checked. Learn vehicle battery troubleshooting on this web page. more...

Find the Free Auto Repair Manual You Need Online
It is easy to find the free auto repair manual for do it yourself auto repair you need on the internet. Included are vehicle maintenance manuals and many other online car repair resources. more...

Car Stereo Repair
A car or auto stereo repair can be fairly easy to do, even if you are a novice. If your speakers don't make sound, all you need is a battery and some online information. Here is the information. more...

How To Repair Your Car's Power Windows
One of the easier repair do-it-yourself auto repair jobs involves replacing a malfunctioning power window regulator. In five easy steps you can remove your old device and replace it with a new one. The savings you realize for completing this project yourself will be tremendous! more...

When To Replace Your Shock Absorbers
This simple test can help you determine whether or not it is time to replace your vehicle's shocks or struts. Within 2 minutes you will have your answer. more...

When Fuel Pumps Give Up The Ghost
What to do when your fuel pump "gives it up" without warning. more...

Car and Truck Alternators
Testing to learn whether your vehicle's alternator has failed or not is a simple procedure that can be done without an expensive piece of equipment. Learn how you can make a correct determination each and every time. more...

When to Replace Brake Pads
Worn brake pads can adversely impact your ability to bring your car to a halt. This can be especially dangerous in an emergency situation when adequately working brakes are a must to help you stop your car promptly. There are some telltale signs of pending brake problems; do you know what they are? Awareness of a problem is the key to avoiding potential harmful consequences; let’s examine some well known warning signs. more...

Clutch Kit Essentials
Is it time to replace your clutch? If so, this is a job you can do yourself. Save money on big repair bills and find the parts you need at prices that make doing the job worth it to you. more...

You Can Examine Your Brakes
You can make sure your vehicle's brakes are working great and providing the protection you need by examining them yourself or having a professional mechanic examine them for you. more...

Oxygen Sensor Solutions
A failed oxygen sensor can be bad for the environment as well as harmful to your car. What is an oxygen sensor and how does it work? Please read on for detailed information and how you can save yourself a bundle of money by doing the job yourself. more...

Beware of Hurricane Damaged Vehicles!
Be careful...that used car you are planning to buy may have been salvaged from a flood. Avoid the hassle and grief of owning a lemon by doing a little research first. Read on and I will show you how. more...

Light Your World With Xenon Headlamps!
The technology was introduced in 1992, but the driving world has seen Xenon technology on mostly luxury cars until recently. For a greater field of vision, Xenon technology beats Halogen powered headlamps hands down. more...

Taking Care of Your Car's Battery
Your car's battery isn't completely "maintenance free" no matter what someone tells you. You must check your battery annually or risk being inconvenienced or worse. more...

You Can Improve Your Car's Power!
More power and better fuel mileage go hand in hand. Read on to discover four performance parts that work with your engine and not against it. more...

Snow and Your Car
Are you ready for winter? Importantly, is your car ready? The following tips can help you prepare your car for winter driving as well as help you out in the event that you become stranded. more...

Ball Joints and Your Car's Suspension System
Got ball joints? Yes you do! At least your car does. Maintenance has changed, but ball joints must still be inspected for wear, otherwise you risk bringing on tire or steering problems. more...

Heater Core Problems: Cold Snap Solutions!
Why freeze your buns when your heater core has given up the ghost? Save big bucks, do the work yourself, and warm up your car's interior fast! more...

You Can Replace Your Car's EGR Valve
Replace your car's EGR valve yourself and save some major money. Avoid your dealer's parts department and order through a trusted online wholesaler. more...

Broken Mustang Drivers Seat     enhanced content

The drivers seat in my 1993 Mustang GT has been broken for years. As I found out, this is a chronic problem in the fox body Mustangs that were equipped with power seats. The front brackets that are bolted to the floor are weak and will break with excess stress. My 'stang had been road raced for a couple of years by a previous owner and I expect that introduced stress that caused the break. I have seen this problem in many fox bodies. If you see the drivers seat sagging or leaning back on one side, as you can see here from my broken seat, it most likely is due to this problem. more...

How To Check Compression
Here is a quick tip to check for a cylinder compression problem. more...

How To Remove Tree Sap from Paint
Removing tree sap from your cars paint is generally a very difficult and time consuming task. Here are the methods and tools that I have found to be the most effective and safe ways to remove tree sap. more...

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