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How to Replace the Glow Plugs in Your Car
Car glow plugs work hard to regulate temperatures to help diesel engines run. Glow plugs often wear out and need to be replaced.
How to Replace a Car Combination Valve
The combination valve balances your brake system. If broken, it should be replaced to ensure a safe driving experience.
How to Change a Fuel Filter
Changing a fuel filter can be challenging, as you may need tools specific to the fuel line fitting of your vehicle.
How to Replace a Throttle Return Spring
Replacing a failing throttle return spring is essential to keep driving safely. It requires needle nose pliers and some hand work.
How to Replace a Throttle Body Due to Carbon Build-Up on Most Vehicles
Replacing a throttle body can be challenging, as it involves carefully removing a lot of other parts in the car before reaching the throttle body.
How to Replace a Power Seat Switch
The power seat switch in your car lets you adjust your seat to your preferences. If broken, especially for the driver seat, it should be replaced.
How to Replace a Power Brake Booster
Replacing a power brake booster can be challenging, as it requires several steps and the proper tools to do so.
How to Replace a Car Surge Tank Hose
Replacing a surge tank hose involves working on the coolant system, which can burn you when the engine is hot. Stay safe by waiting for it to cool.
How to Replace Suspension Springs
Replacing suspension springs can be challenging, as involves making sure all power from the car is disconnected and that the proper tools are used.
How to Replace a Steering Stabilizer Stop
When it's time to replace your steering stabilizer stop, you'll need to lift your car, disconnect the battery, and clean the mount brackets.
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How to Replace a Car Track Bar
Replacing a track bar involves lifting the car in the air and using a wrench to tighten the bar at the correct torque specification.
How to Replace a Serpentine Belt
Replacing the serpentine belt can be challenging, as it involves removing the tensioner and determining the correct route to install the new belt.
How to Replace a Coolant Vacuum Valve Switch
A vacuum line attaches to the vacuum switch in your car as part of the engine’s heating and cooling system. A faulty switch can break your heater.
How to Replace a Shock Absorber
Replacing a shock absorber can take some work, as it requires lifting your vehicle and ensuring you are aligning the new shock correctly.
How to Replace a Headlight Closure Relay
Your headlights depend on the headlight relay located in your vehicle’s fuse box. Occasionally these relays need to be replaced.
How to Replace Your Car Idle Air Control Valve
The IAC valve, or idle air control valve, dictates your vehicle’s idle. A faulty valve can lead to rough idling and stalling, among other problems.
How to Replace an Air Conditioning Belt
Replacing an AC belt can be challenging, as you have to locate specific parts in the car in order to do so, and use proper tools to complete the task.
How to Replace a Cruise Control Switch
The cruise control switch goes bad when the cruise control does not turn on or accelerate. You may need a new switch if the car will not coast.
How to Replace a Hatch Lock Cylinder
Replacing a hatch lock cylinder requires careful attention and only a few tools. You can complete the task in about an hour.

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