Air is heated when compressed. Because of this heating, water present in the air condenses as the compressed air cools. This can be a problem when using a paint gun. As the water accumulates, it goes through the air hoses and into the paint gun, where it ruins the paint job by spitting out onto the
A wheel weight is a small piece of metal that has been molded to fit precisely onto the wheel, usually on the outer rim of the wheel. The weight provides balance and stability when the wheel is in motion. Mary Jackson, in her book "The Greaseless Guide to Car Care Confidence" writes, "An unbalanced
All Ford Expeditions use the same computer program and code set to record and diagnose engine malfunctions. This code set is known as OBD-II, or On-Board Diagnostics, Series 2. As the name suggests, the program continually monitors the engine through dozens of sensors to warn the driver if any of th
The Toyota Celica was introduced in 1970; the 2002 Toyota Celica was available in a GT or a GTS package. The 2002 Celica GT came equipped with a 1.8-liter 140-horsepower, four-cylinder engine. The GTS version had the same engine size, but was capable of developing 180 horsepower. The fuel filter on
Keeping the coolant system of a Geo Tracker in good working order requires regular maintenance. You can pay to have this service done, but it's much cheaper to perform these tasks yourself. One necessary task is flushing the radiator. Flushing your Geo Tracker's radiator doesn't require an auto mech
6 Reasons why you should repair your windshield instead of replace your windshield. How to tell the difference between a windshield repair company and a windshield replacement company. Why repairing your vehicles windshield is much safer than having a new one installed.
The ignition coil on the 4.3-liter equipped Chevy pickup is on the passenger side of the intake manifold about three quarters of the way back on the engine. Two studs thread into the manifold holding the bracket in place; removing them will allow you to remove the coil and bracket together. The coil
Over time, engine coolant can pick up particles and contaminants from the engine. The contaminants will start to thicken the fluid that keeps your 1994 BMW 5251 properly cooled. Regular coolant changes will prevent the radiator fluid from clogging the veins in the engine that pass the fluid through
Exhaust valves, such as the ones manufactured by Rotax, are used in automobiles to open and close the intake and exhaust ports in the cylinder head. Obviously, these valves can collect dirt over time, which may eventually affect the operation of the valves. Fortunately, cleaning the valves is a simp
The auto industry started back in 1769 and today it is one of the largest industries in the world. Automobiles keep evolving every year and being a part of this industry provides a lot of ...
Fixing Jeep soft tops can be a good way save money and time. With tops costing upwards of $600 and repair materials costing a fraction of the price doing a repair is your best option. Taking care of the repair at home eliminates the wait of dropping your car off at a mechanic or repairman or having
A car owner sometimes needs to have the vehicle's door panel replaced, or new wiring put in for the window controls, or the window buttons realigned. This may seem like a daunting task, but it's really quite simple, requiring only a few basic tools that will let you access the area beneath your doo
The Citroen Xsara is a small family car produced by Citroën, a French automaker. Though not popular in America, the Xsara was produced from 1997 to 2006 in Europe. The Xsara went through several redesigns and came in several trim levels. It was even a favorite in the world rally, winning the ch
Feeler gauges are used to measure the dimensions of a gap between two objects or surfaces. Feeler gauges are uniform strips of steel or stainless steel with a precise thickness, marked with their thickness dimension. They come individually or as folding progressive sets of gauge blades hinged on t
Learning how to flare stainless steel lines properly is beneficial to a car enthusiast. Flaring stainless steel lines can save you a great deal of money when it comes to changing the brake lines on your automobile. This is especially true when it comes to custom brake lines. If you are restoring an
Hyundai Sonata sedans come with front bucket seats as standard equipment. These powered seats are adjustable in three directions and can also fold down to make additional space. Removing the front seat is not a job only the mechanic can do. With a few tools you can take the seat out of the Sonata in
The clear coat on a car adds a layer of protection and shine to the car's painted surface. Sometimes, the clear coat can look dull, yellow or become flaky and needs to be removed. Removing the clear coat from a car takes concentration and a light touch if you don't want to damage the base color coat
A battery charger is the preferred way to recharge a dead car battery.battery charger image by Albert Lozano from Fotolia.comFor how little a battery is used in your car---only when the starter engine is cranking---its failure can mean only one thing: You're stuck. Fortunately, most...
Your car could break down at any time! It is essential that you are prepared. Having a good set of car tools and some basic knowledge will save you a lot of time and money. This article highlights the benefits of having a good sat of car tools and explains why they are important.