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How to Replace Maxima Sway Bushing

Maintenance
The sway bar in your Nissan Maxima is used to limit the amount of body sway that is caused when negotiating a turn. If the sway bar bushings are worn, it could cause your car to be unsafe to drive when making turns. To avoid this dangerous situation, make sure to replace the bushings if you notice t
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How to Drop the Oil Pan in a VW Beetle

Maintenance
Volkswagen produced the VW Beetle as an economy car, produced with both a diesel and gasoline engine (though the gasoline engine is more commonly found). The oil pan on the Beetle holds the engine oil while the oil isn't circulating through the engine. When a hole forms in the oil pan, oil will lea
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How to Remove Volkswagen Brake Rotors

Maintenance
The brake rotor in a Volkswagen is an integral part of the braking system. Hydraulic fluid is pushed through steel lines into a caliper mechanism. The caliper then pushes a brake pad using a piston against a brake rotor. The rotor turns with the drive axles and is connected with the drive wheels via
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How to Get Hydraulic Fluid Off of a Car's Paint Job

Maintenance
Hydraulic fluid can make a mess if it gets on your car's paint job. It is oily and leaves a slimy residue on the surface of the car. Hydraulic fluid doesn't cause damage to the car's paint job, but it should be removed since it allows dirt and dust to stick to your car much more easily. You can remo
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How to Troubleshoot a 1998 Nissan Maxima

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The 1998 Nissan Maxima is a full-sized vehicle manufactured by Nissan. It is marketed as a "4-door sports car". The Maxima is enjoying its 7th generation of redesign (as of 2009). In 1998, the car had an impressive peak torque output of 208 lb-ft. coming from a 3.0L engine. Being a 4-door sports car
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How to Replace the Wiper Blades on a Ford Explorer

Maintenance
If you have a Ford Explorer, than you know how well it drives in adverse weather conditions. But in order to aid your sight in those bad driving conditions, you need to make sure your wiper blades are working properly. Here's how to replace your Ford Explorer wiper blades if they have become dry-ro
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Turbocharging Vs. Supercharging

Maintenance
Many car enthusiasts want more power out of their engines. They also ask the question, "Should I use a turbocharger or a supercharger?" There may be confusion about the difference between the two, but in truth, a turbocharger is a type of supercharger. A supercharger is a blower or compressor that p
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How Can I Add Extra Reverb Effects to My Yamaha PSR-E423 Keyboard?

Maintenance
The Yamaha PSR-E423 electric keyboard is an entry-level student keyboard that helps a student focus on learning the fundamentals of playing. Surprisingly, it’s packed full of digital effects that can help a student customize his sound. This includes adding more reverb to the keyboard. The reve
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How to Hardwire Interior LED Car Lights

Maintenance
Interior LED lights, which provide lighting across a variety of wavelengths and degrees of brightness, offer convenience, safety, and the possibility of customizing your vehicle. LED lights offer myriad advantages, including their small size, longer lifetime, relatively low energy consumption compar
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How to Troubleshoot Motorcycle Front Brake Locking

Maintenance
Motorcycles use hydraulic front brakes that consist of a master cylinder, a brake line and a caliper assembly. The master cylinder is pressurized by hand pressure on the brake lever. The pressurized fluid travels through the brake line and causes the brake piston inside of the caliper to extend and
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How to Check the Transmission Fluid in a Pontiac Grand Am

Maintenance
Your Pontiac Grand Am's transmission is responsible for automatically changing gears as the vehicle moves. In order to preserve your transmission and keep it running smoothly, you must have ample transmission fluid. The transmission fluid is specialized oil that lubricates the gears and valve operat
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How to Troubleshoot an Auto

Maintenance
Automobiles are complicated machines that require a multitude of different systems to work in unison to achieve optimum performance. Additionally, car engines run under extreme heat and pressure and it is easy for parts and systems to break down due to the high speeds, temperatures and general wear