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How Do I Get the Horn Button Off of a 1970 GTO?

The 1970 Pontiac GTO is a two-door "muscle car," available in both hardtop and convertible body styles. Base vehicles received a 350-horsepower 400-cubic inch V-8 engine. With the addition of the "Ram Air III" and "Ram Air IV" option packages, horsepower for the base V-8 engine increased to 366- and

How to Find the Temperature Gauge Sender on a Chevy Engine

Your Chevy car or truck has a temperature gauge sender that sends a signal to tell the temperature gauge when to open the thermostat and allow coolant from the radiator to be released throughout the engine's cooling ducts to keep your engine from overheating. It is fairly easy to locate the sender i

How to Change a 2002 Toyota Camry Belt

The belt on the 2002 Toyota Camry is necessary to drive all of the accessories in the car's engine bay. Without it, there would be no electrical power in the car, and important parts such as the cooling fan and water pump would not work, causing the car to overheat and ultimately damage the engine.

How to Remove the Smell of Shrimp From a Car

When you transport fresh shrimp in your car you may end up with a lingering shrimp odor. Opening the windows to let fresh air in while transporting the shrimp can help prevent the problem, but if that's not possible take measures to remove the fishy smell from your car.

How to Replace a Pinion Seal on a Chevy Truck

Replacing the pinion seal on the rear axle of your Chevy truck will keep the gear oil in the differential and off the driveway. The gear oil in your truck’s differential not only lubricates the bearings, it also cools the gears and reduces wear on all the components inside the housing. If

How to Calculate the Gear Ratio for a Tire

You can calculate the gear ratio for a tire manually or by utilizing an online calculator. Gear ratio is related to the size of the tire and the RPM output of the engine. When you decrease the size or diameter of the tires on your vehicle, the engine speed will increase. This increase will change th

Directions for Installing Cam Bearings

Installing cam bearings follows a similar procedure across most makes and models of automobiles. The differences include single and dual camshafts, as well as overhead cams as opposed to other installations. The cam bearings themselves are not difficult to replace. In any case, the cam bearings come

How to Replace the Headlights in a Datsun 280ZX

The Datsun 280ZX was a sports car produced by Nissan--when Nissan was still called Datsun--in the 1970s and early 1980s. The headlights in a Datsun 280ZX, like those in virtually all passenger vehicles, burn out over time. They should be replaced as soon as possible when they burn out, since headlig

How to Disable the Alarm on a 1996 Grand Am

Some models of the 1996 Pontiac Grand Am are equipped with an anti-theft alarm system that is triggered when the sensors detect that unauthorized access is attempted. If the security system is disabled, the audio and visual alarms will not be activated. Simply turning off the alarm does not disable

How to Replace an Oxygen Sensor on a 2003 Dodge RAM

Oxygen sensors are small devices that help your truck to monitor and adjust the fuel and air mixture in your engine. When they go bad, your truck's emissions will skyrocket, which can harm the environment and cause you to fail smog tests. Fortunately, they're not too difficult to replace.

How to Remove a Stuck Flywheel on an Outboard

Some maintenance tasks, like removing the powerhead from your motor, may require you to remove the flywheel as a first step. If the flywheel doesn't respond to your polite attempts to remove it, you have a problem known as a "stuck flywheel." Removing a stuck flywheel calls for certain tools, most o

Troubleshooting 4 Stroke Scooters

Four-stroke engines are gasoline-only and require no oil additives like a two-stroke engine. Four stroke engines are commonly used on newer metric and American-made motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, motorized skateboards and ATVs. Troubleshooting a four-stroke engine can be easy and done in a few simpl

How to Replace a Dodge Grand Caravan Ignition

The ignition switch on a Dodge Grand Caravan is positioned on the left side of the steering column, opposite the lock cylinder's position; this might vary depending on the year. Replacing the ignition switch means getting into the steering column. Since the switch and lock cylinder are separate comp

How to Inspect the Exhaust System on a Nissan Maxima

A good exhaust system not only boosts your Nissan Maxima's performance, it also helps maintain the environment. When you develop a leak in this system, you risk contaminating the environment and allowing toxic gases into your vehicle. Nissan dealers suggest visually inspecting the entire exhaust sys

How to Mount an Auxiliary Outboard

Auxiliary motors range from 5 to 25 horsepower and may weigh less than 100 pounds. Sometimes called a "kicker," an auxiliary outboard can add the few extra horsepower needed to improve your boat's acceleration. If your boat is a sailboat, the auxiliary provides power when a wind is absent. You can e

How to Change a Cabin Air Filter on a 2002 Ford Ranger

On a 2002 Ford Ranger, the cabin air filter is responsible for keeping your heating, air-conditioning and venting system in tip-top shape. When the air filter gets clogged, harmful gases and damaging particles could flow through your system, causing a hazardous environment for both you and your car.

How to Install Radiator Support Bushings in a 1969 Camaro

General Motors' answer to Ford Motor Company's Mustang is a collector car worthy of the status bestowed upon it as king. The pony car which once sold new for less than five thousand dollars is now breaking the bank at collector car auctions for nearly one million dollars. It is no wonder that the af

2000 Ford Escort Belt Guide

The 2000 Ford Escort comes with a single serpentine belt. Driven by the crankshaft pulley, the belt controls all the engine accessories. The base Escort came with a SOHC 2.0-liter engine, while the Escort ZX2 features a DOHC power plant. The routing of the drive belt differs between the engines.