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The 2005 Ford Focus 2.0 uses spark plugs that should last for 30,000 to 60,000 miles. Eventually, fuel economy will decrease, and general engine performance will decrease as the plugs wear out. When this happens, you'll need to replace the spark plugs. If you don't, and your plugs deteriorate signif
The 2003 745i was positioned at the upper spectrum of BMW's 2003 luxury automobile line and was fitted with a range of features that added to the 745i's appeal. While many of these features were integrated into the car's interior or chassis, a Xenon-powered high-intensity discharge-type low beam hea
Great automotive promotional items can mean the difference between getting a sale and having your customer wander to another dealership to check the selection there. Promotional items are teases, little low-cost add-ons that sweeten the deal in the customer's mind. Fortunately, the best automotive p
Your early Mustang's charging system will not operate properly unless the generator wires are correctly attached. The 1965 Mustangs sold before October of 1964 came with a generator charging system instead of an alternator, much like that on 1964 Ford cars such as the Falcon and Fairlane. Three conn
The tie rod is an essential part of your vehicle, although most people don't know what it is or what it does. The steering wheel turns your steering box, which turns the steering linkage, which in turn will move the tie rod ends that connect to the wheel via the spindle. If you need to adjust your t
It is becoming difficult to find parts for a Solex carburetor. The most popular replacements that have abundant parts availability and are more versatile are the Zenith, Rochester and the Weber 1V carburetors. Replacing the Solex with any of these carburetors requires jetting to prevent engine damag
BMWs, like all cars, sometimes need repairs. These vehicles have an onboard computer system that notifies the drivers if service may be needed. Additionally, these service notifications assist the mechanic in locating outstanding problems with the BMW. If your service warning light comes on, chec
While manufacturer's logos might weather away along with the registration numbers on the forward end of the boat's sides, things that are stamped into your boat simply don't disappear. Like an automobile's VIN, or vehicle identification number, the boat's HiN -- its hull identification number -- is
After years of saving and drooling over your dream car, you finally have it. The Mini Cooper is sitting in the garage, all in its glory. Working hard has finally paid off and you are crossing bucket list items from your list. It's been a few months and that Mini Cooper has quite a lot of miles
If you ever see smoke leaking from underneath your hood, it might be a sign that your coolant hoses have failed or are about to fail. These coolant hoses help circulate radiator fluid throughout your car's system to keep the engine running at the proper temperature. The lower coolant hose supplies t
Replacing the taillights on a VW Beetle is a little more difficult than many vehicles, but is still a fast and easy project. Driving a VW Beetle with a taillight out is dangerous and can lead to a ticket. Change out the taillights on a VW Beetle yourself and save money.
Truck suspension systems help keep the vehicle connected to the road.the largest wheel of a truck image by Ivan Hafizov from Fotolia.comTruck suspension systems have been continually refined over the years to provide greater road comfort and cargo stability. Older suspension types are...
No standard tests truly exist when it comes to automobile computers. The Enivronmental Protection Agency recently standardized vehicle On-Board Diagnostics, so all post-1996 vehicles require a handheld scanner. All vehicles that came out in 1995 and earlier are subject to their manufacturer's speci
The Ford Probe automobile was made from 1979 until 1997, with the 1997 model a carry-over from 1996. The engine light, more commonly referred to the "check engine light," was found on the dash panel. Although the car was modernized along the way, the computer controls that monitored the engine and d
The power steering pump in a 1998 Cadillac help gives this car the ease of steering Cadillac has been known for over the years. The pump requires replacement when it breaks down or starts losing fluid. Find the pump at the front of the engine and is controlled by the Serpentine belt. The belt rides
Spider cracks are a form of fiberglass damage that occurs from minor flexing or impacts. They can occur in any form of fiberglass, including cars, boats and swimming pools. Small cracks form in the outer surface of the fiberglass, spreading out from a central point like a spiderweb. These cracks do
The Cavalier is a compact car manufactured by Chevrolet. The 1996 base model Cavalier comes stocked with a 2.2 L engine and an optional four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual transmission. The timing chain on the Cavalier is an important component of the engine system. The timing chain helps ro
The serpentine belt in the Chevy Silverado works hard. The serpentine belt that controls the air conditioner also controls the other accessories in your vehicle. It is called a serpentine belt because of the way it snakes around inside the engine. It should be inspected each time you change the oil.
I got thinking and it came to me, I had never done an article on how to adjust small block Chevy lifters, so this article is going to make up for my transgressions of the past, I think people need to know this information if they have small block, or for that matter a big block Chevy.
Suzuki is the major brand name in the market and it is taken among the world's largest automakers. It specializes in manufacturing of automobiles, four-wheel drive vehicles, motorcycles, ATVs, wheelchairs, outboard marine engines and various ...