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What Is a Vacuum Hose on a Fuel Pressure Regulator?

The fuel pressure regulator in an automotive engine is the device that mains constant fuel pressure so that fuel is atomized, or reduced to fine particles, correctly. The vacuum hose connects the fuel pressure regulator to the collection of pipes that carry fuel to the engine cylinders, know as the

How to Replace Your Shoelaces With Zip Ties

Replace a broken shoelace with zip ties. Zip ties are small, easy to carry and they do not require any tools to install. They are perfect for many small repairs, including replacing broken or worn shoelaces. Use zip ties when it would be a problem if a shoelace became untied. They can fasten a child

How to Change an Auto Light Bulb

The average vehicle uses light bulbs in several applications, including headlights, turn signals, brake lights and tail lights. These lights are important features, allowing other motorists to see you and anticipate your intended direction, while also allowing you to see clearly at night. Replacing

How to Remove Rain X

Rain X is a popular product used to deflect raindrops from your windshield. Once applied, Rain X causes the water to sheet and roll off the windshield, increasing visibility during wet conditions. It lasts during regular car washes and heavy rains. Because Rain X creates a waterproof barrier on your

How to Identify a Boat Trailer

Just like everything that's built for boats, you might be able to find its make with a casual glance. Most builders are quite proud of their products and some splash their name on every available surface. If not, there are still several ways to track down a boat trailer's identification, along with

How to Locate the Fuse Box in a Corolla

A Toyota Corolla has numerous electronic components which require fuses to operate properly. Every now and then, a fuse will burn out or a short circuit may occur. When this happens you'll need to change the fuse. In order to change the fuse you have to locate the fuse box. A Toyota Corolla has two

How to Make an LED Light Tube

Make an LED light tube to brighten any occasion. This LED light tube will work from a wall socket and can also plug into a car's cigarette lighter. Use these tubes for parties, on car camp-outs, or for emergencies. Customize the color of the tube and even the length of the cord to fit your needs.

How to Hook Up a Tow Bar to a Chevy Camaro

As a Camaro owner, you enjoy taking your American muscle car out for a drive. You even like to travel out of town, maybe on vacation. Did you know you can hook up a tow bar to a Chevy Camaro for when you travel in an RV? RV owners utilize tow bars to tow auxiliary vehicles behind their motor home an

How to Seal Boat Trailer Lights

If your trailer lights get wet while you are launching a boat, you only have two options. The first, replacing the lighting system on the trailer, is obvious. Less obvious, but perhaps more practical, is waterproofing the light and light housing to prevent the problem's recurrence. Even if you put a

How to Change 99 Camaro Front Signal Lights

In the 1993 model year, Chevrolet completely redesigned the Camaro, giving it a wedge-like design. In 1998, Chevy refreshed the Camaro, eliminating the sunken headlights and making them almost flush with the rest of the front fascia. The rest of the Camaro's body remained almost the same, including

How to Replace a Side Mirror on a Honda Accord

The 1998 through 2002 Honda Accord models have power, folding side mirrors. Mirrors require replacing when they shatter, fold back the wrong way and break, or when the power function quits working. Replacing the side mirrors on a Honda Accord is a job that anybody can do with a few tools and some pa

How to Install Brake Shoes on a 1991 Corolla

The 1991 Toyota Corolla is equipped with front-wheel disc brakes and rear-wheel drum brakes, with the exception of the GT-S which has four-wheel disc brakes. Rear wheel brakes account for approximately 30 percent of a vehicle's stopping power, so they need to be maintained less often. The rear brake

What to Look For From Your Auto Detailer

Auto detailing is one of those things that people think is easy to do. It isn't. In fact, a proper auto detail can add hundreds of dollars to the value of your vehicle. We're not talking a quick window clean and carpet vacuum, either. We're talking the whole package: interior shampoo,

KYB Shocks, Tokico Shocks

KYB shocks are available in the GR-2, Excel-G, Gas-a-Just, MonoMax, AGX, Strut-Plus and Self-Leveling or electronic shocks. Choosing your KYB shocks can be hard unless you know what you are looking for.

How to Convert an R12 to the R134a System

Before 1995 most vehicles came with R12 refrigerant in the air-conditioning system. If your air conditioning is no longer cooling as well as it once did, then chances are you need to recharge the refrigerant in the system. Recharging an automobile air-conditioning system is rather simple, however, R

How to Choose Brake Pads

An effective braking system is one of the most crucial elements of a vehicle's safety performance. Brake pads are an integral component of that braking system. Replacing brake pads as required can mean the difference between a safe vehicle and a dangerous vehicle. Choosing the right brake pads depen

How Do I Install '68 Mustang Door Glass?

The 1968 Ford Mustang was equipped with two glass panes in each door. The main widow pane roles up and down via a handle crank attached to a gear. As the crank is turned, two adjustment arms that resemble a pair of scissors push or pull against the bottom of the window. The second window pane is use

Tools for a Fan Clutch Set

The ratchet and socket are important tools to have for any image by Greg Pickens from Fotolia.comThe fan clutch on a vehicle controls the speed at which the fan moves, relative to the motor, depending on coolant temperature. When the coolant is hottest, the fan moves close to...

DIY Outboard Motor

Having a boat is like having kids, they need different things at different stages in life. An old boat with a dying motor can be renewed by replacing the motor with your own DIY outboard motor. The process of making your own DIY outboard motor is easy if you know what you are doing, especially with