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How To: Replace the spark plugs on a 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250

In this tutorial, we learn how to replace the spark plugs on a 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250. First look underneath your bike to find out exactly where the spark plugs are at. Next, use wrenches and ratchets to loosen the parts around the spark plugs, then remove the spark plugs completely. After you have pulled them out, replace them with the new one and secure them into place. When finished, replace all the casing around the plugs and make sure you secure them tightly. Add on all bolts when you a...

How To: Remove and replace the valve body for a Toyota A750E/F or AB60E/F transmission

If you need to replace your valve body on your transmission, this video tutorial will show you how simple it is to do yourself. This focuses specifically on the valve body replacement of the Toyota A750E or A750F model transmission, and can also be applied to the AB60E or AB60F transmission, which can be found in vehicles like the Tundra, FJ Cruiser, 4Runner, Sequoia, and more.

How To: Cut R&R (remove & replace) time for an engine in a 2000 Chevrolet Express van

For most vehicles, the way you remove and replace (often referred to as R&R) an engine is by disconnecting everything from the motor and pulling it out of the frame. With the 2000 Chevrolet Express, the book time states 22 hours for R&R of the engine this way. But there is a shortcut, and it cuts the time nearly in half! It involves the backwards approach, where you lift the body of the Chevy Express off the frame, then pull the engine out.

How To: Replace the air filter in an Infiniti G35 engine

Infiniti is like no other car, it has emotion, it has soul, it inspires. There's a difference between being physically transported and emotionally moved, and you can tell them apart when you sit inside this magnificent automobile. Although the Infiniti is like a dream car, it has its problems just like any other brand of vehicle. There's maintenance, minor repairs, major repairs, needed replacement parts, oil changes, headlight adjustment, low tires, transmission and everything else you can t...

How To: Repair a windshield wiper arm on a Saturn S-Series car

One day, your car may break down and you won't be able to afford to hire a mechanic, so what do you do... you look on the web for some how-to vehicle repair videos and become your own car mechanic, that's what. You don't need any advanced training to perform repairs and simple maintenance on your automobile, but you may need a few tools. Invest in the basic tools and you'll be prepared for just about any car malfunction you can think of. These tutorials will help get you on your way, as long ...

How To: Replace Steel Brake Lines

This video series is all about removing and replacing steel brake lines, and includes tips and techniques for doing so. The example vehicle is a Ford Explorer. Learn what tools you need, how to remove brake lines, how to mount brake hoses, the differences in brake line fittings, retaining clips, replacing brake lines, and different types of brake fluids.

How To: Start a Car After a Very, Very Long Time in Storage

My grandfather's brother won this car in a lottery during 1957. He had no driver's license, but his brothers used to give him a lift in it. From 1975 to 1996, the car was parked in my grandfather's brother's garage. My grandfather moved the car on a trailer in 1996 to his garage a few miles away, but it's been standing still there until this year when I rolled it out and started it up. This was the first time someone turned it on in 38 years!

How To: Keyless Entry Remote Not Working? Try This Quick Fix Before Buying a New One

Most cars made in the last ten or fifteen years can be unlocked with a keyless remote, and once you get used to them, unlocking your car with a traditional key feels like a pain. The most common reason they stop working is just because the battery needs replacing, but when they're broken for real, a new one can cost a small fortune. So before you go out and buy one, try this quick fix that worked for Redditor diggalator, and cost absolutely nothing. Basically, he pried the remote apart and to...

How To: Troubleshoot and fix broken windshield wipers

If your windshield wipers don't come on when you turn the switch, then try out the solutions in this video! First, check to see if there's a blown fuse. If that's okay, next check the power going to the wiper motor. You have to take the wiper arms off to get to the motor. Watch Scotty Kilmer in this video for all the remaining troubleshooting tips for broken windshield wipers.

How To: Feather edge paint to prepare a damaged car for primer

In this Autos, Motorcycles & Planes video tutorial you will learn how to feather edge paint to prepare a damaged car for primer. Feather edging is the process of feathering or layering each layer of coating in order to prevent a rough edge. Use a 6 inch DA and 150 - 220 grit sandpaper to feather edge the paint edge. Apply the sandpaper all along the edge of the paint till the edges are smooth. Feel it with your hand to ensure that all the edges are smooth. Feather each layer of paint at least...

How To: Fix a Car Dent with Dry Ice

After seeing many posts online about dry ice removing car dents, we put it to the test. It worked pretty well. The heat versus cold forces the panel of the car to constrict and suck out the dent. This is great for avoiding ridiculous costs of auto paint and auto body repair companies. DIY dent repair is as cheap as buying some dry ice. You can also look into using canned air (Dust Off) as it has a similar effect.

How To: Replace the camshaft sensor on a Nissan Altima

In this video, Richpin demonstrates how to replace the camshaft sensor in a Nissan Altima. The cam sensor is located by the cylinder box. First, remove the electrical connector off of the sensor. Push up on the lock on the bottom of the sensor to pull back and remove the connector. The sensor is held in by a bolt so remove the bolt with a ratchet wrench. Next, pull out the sensor. Wiggle it to remove the seal of the o-ring. Rub the residual oil on the new sensor's o-ring. Then, slide the new ...

How To: Fix a plugged up air conditioner drain hose on a Jeep Liberty

A common problem on Jeep Liberty SUVs involves the passenger side carpet getting wet because of the air conditioner drain hose being plugged, where the condensation water is supposed to drain from. The drain hose sticks out about an inch inside the engine compartment, and is relatively easy to access. All you need to do is use a wire, at least six inches, to probe into it and release and buildup. You can also blow air into the hose. Watch and learn this simple A/C repair trick.