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How to Replace Bulbs With LED on a Motorcycle

Maintenance
Visibility problems are a leading cause of motorcycle accidents, so anything that makes a bike easier to see will improve safety. LED brake lights are substantially brighter than traditional incandescent bulbs, and installing them will make the motorcycle more visible on the road. Installing them sh
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How to Understand Pitch & Boat Propellers

Maintenance
Pitch is "the theoretical distance a propeller would advance longitudinally in one revolution." Webster's notes that this relates to the angle of a sloped surface, representing the angle of the slope. It all makes sense when you look at the blades of a propeller: They're mounted at an angle to the c
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How to Change the Transmission Fluid in the 2001 Chevy Prizm

Maintenance
All motor vehicles need transmission fluid along with other lubricants such as oil. Transmission fluid helps the parts in the gearbox cool off during driving. Transmission repairs are some of the cheapest on a 2001 Chevy Prizm. When you purchase the Prizm, be sure to check the fluid routinely and t
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How to Remove & Replace a Toyota Camry Front Door Panel

Maintenance
The Toyota Camry name is usually associated with quality. This reputation is usually justified, however, no car is perfect, and each will ultimately require repair at some point. Removing and replacing the door panels in your Camry is necessary if you need to troubleshoot a window or door lock elect
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How to Remove a Transmission Line From a Radiator

Maintenance
Most light cars and trucks equipped with an automatic transmission feature a transmission oil cooler built into the vehicle's radiator, to minimize operating temperatures in the transmission. Transmission fluid travels through lines made of steel and rubber tubing from the transmission to the radiat
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How to Remove the Fuel Filter From a Ford Ranger Pickup

Maintenance
The fuel filter on your Ford Ranger pickup truck helps to clean the fuel before it enters the engine. Temperature fluctuations can cause condensation or moisture to form on the inside of the tank, which in turn causes the interior of the tank to rust. To prevent damage to your engine, the filter cap
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How to Lower the Frame on a 1949 Ford Sedan

Maintenance
Hot rod enthusiasts have been lowering and raising their cars and trucks for decades. Many vehicle owners attend and enter car shows where customized suspension can be one of the most important judging criteria. Lowering a vehicle can improve handling and performance, increasing cornering and road r
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How Do I Remove a 2004 Silverado's Front Rotors?

Maintenance
The front rotors on a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado rotate with the wheel hub. The brake calipers clamp the brake pads onto the rotor, using friction to slow down the vehicle. This causes the rotors to wear down over time until eventually they can warp or crack from the heat. At every brake change, the r
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How to Troubleshoot the Power Brake Booster in a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500

Maintenance
The 2001 Dodge Ram was the last production year for the redesigned Ram model line that first appeared in 1994. The sleek and muscular styling exuded the power of a big rig, while still remaining sporty and sleek. From 1994 through 2001, Dodge continually improved on the design, with the 2001 model
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How to Replace Spark Plugs in a Nissan Pathfinder

Maintenance
The Nissan Automobile Company suggests that spark plugs in a Pathfinder be replaced every 100,000 miles. Replacing park plugs at regular intervals improves gas mileage and lengthens the engine's life. In Pathfinder models produced before 2000, the spark plugs are easily accessed on the sides of the
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How to Clean the Rear Plastic Window on a Porsche Convertible

Maintenance
Porsche convertibles come in different models, such as Porsche 911 and Porsche Boxster. It is important to keep a Porsche convertible in excellent condition. Any repairs that are necessary to the car can be expensive. Cleaning and servicing the Porsche often can help ensure a long life for the vehic
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How to Install a F250 Transmission Cooler

Maintenance
The transmission cooler on an F250 looks like a small radiator. It mounts behind the front bumper where air can flow across its core to remove heat from transmission fluid as it circulates through the cooler system. The cooler's placement makes it susceptible to impact from road debris, which can co
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Troubleshooting My Headlights on 2006 Subaru Outback

Maintenance
If the headlights on your 2006 Subaru Outback are not turning on, one of four components in the headlight electrical system may have failed: the headlight bulbs themselves, the wiring plugs bringing power to the bulbs, the fuses that protect the system from surges or the headlight switches for both
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How to Tighten Brake Line Fittings

Maintenance
Brake lines are used to connect the master cylinder to the braking systems on a vehicle, but the fittings on the ends of the lines are made of a fairly soft metal, which makes removing or loosening them difficult. Putting a traditional wrench on the fittings can round them off, making removal or tig
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How to Keep Proper Tire Inflation

Maintenance
Tires are an important part of your car that require regular maintenance. Keeping your tires in good shapes does not take much work, but it can save you money, time and stress. Your tire condition can affect gas mileage and whether or not you get out of your driveway. Always buy new tires after the