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How to Reset the Computer on a 1993 Econoline

The computer on your Ford Econoline van controls important vehicle systems. If this computer fails, your van will not run at all. Controlling the air-to-fuel ratio and emissions are the two most important functions of the Econoline's computer. Occasionally, the Econoline will generate a trouble code

Cavalier Z24 Secrets

Since its introduction, the Chevrolet Cavalier has had a reputation as a boxy and uninspiring car meant to be little more than basic transportation. In answering consumer complaints about lackluster performance from these little cars, Chevrolet introduced the Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 in 1988. Featurin

Automobile Assembly Process

The PartsIndividual parts of the car are constructed in various plants around the country. The parts are shipped to the construction plant via trains or trucks, and it is here that the car is actually assembled.Start With the FrameCars are constructed from the ground up. The car's frame...

How to Repair Vinyl Seats Using Permatex

Vinyl seats are durable. After years of exposure to sunlight and multiple changes in temperature, vinyl surfaces become brittle and tear. Instead of replacing your current torn vinyl seats with new seats, you can save money by repairing the tears in the vinyl seat with Permatex. A clear adhesive, Pe

How to Replace Nissan Murano Brake Pads

The Nissan Murano is part of a growing class of vehicle known as crossovers. These vehicles combine the drivability of a car with the interior space of an SUV. Because of the size and weight of crossovers such as the Murano, their brake systems need to be sufficiently maintained to perform at their

Do it Yourself Auto Fiberglass Repair

Fiberglass body parts have a variety of advantages over steel parts, but a major drawback: It cracks and shatters on impact. Repairing the damage is more complicated than repairing steel, but is still easy enough for the average weekend do-it-yourself project. The repair boils down into a few simple

How to Wire Fog Lights on a Truck

Mounted low on a truck, fog lights can make driving in a heavy fog easier and much safer. All of the parts to install these lights yourself are available online or from most auto supply stores. One person with a few hand tools should be able to make this upgrade in an hour or two.

How to Determine the Hub Bore Size

When you look at the center of a wheel hub, the bored out center hole will tell you the exact vehicle type that the wheel will fit. If the center bore on the wheel hub is not an exact match to vehicle, the car can become uncontrollable when the vehicle reaches a certain high speed. Companies that pr

How to Protect Polished Aluminum Wheels

Polished aluminum rims look fine when they come off the assembly line in mint condition. The problem arises when they have been subjected to the atmosphere, which causes oxidation. Then mud, grime and various road chemicals can also attack the aluminum's surface. Once the protective coating wears of

How to Reupholster Door Panels

Door panels on your car or truck get worn, frayed or look old over time. Your door panels may be a neutral color and you might want to add some bright colors to liven up the interior of your vehicle. Taking your vehicle to an upholsterer can be expensive. Learn how to reupholster door panels on your

How to Add a Leaf to a Dodge

If you tow a heavy trailer with your Dodge, you may want to install an additional leaf spring to the rear leaf springs. An additional leaf spring is often referred to as an add-a-leaf. These kits can be purchased from any suspension manufacturer and installed yourself so you can load more cargo in t

How to Refinish an Alloy Surface

Alloy is more aesthetically pleasing than steel and has functional benefits, including its light weight and durability. Alloy wheels improve steering and provide greater breaking power. If the surface is scuffed, refinishing can return the alloy to its original beauty. To ensure the best results fro