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How to Remove a Steering Column in a 1973 Super Beetle

Maintenance
Maintaining a 1973 Super Beetle is not as complicated as maintaining newer versions of the Beetle. This is mainly because the 1973 model mostly deals with mechanical and not electrical issues. Mechanical repairs may involve issues with your Beetle's steering wheel. If you want to change or repair th
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How to Replace a Cabin Filter on a 2003 Toyota Camry

Maintenance
Each 2003 Toyota Camry is equipped with a cabin air filter that helps keep the air in the passenger compartment clean. The filter traps dust, pollen and other allergens to prevent them from passing through the air vents of the heating and air conditioning system. Toyota recommends replacing the cabi
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How to Keep a Car Cool in the Desert

Maintenance
Those of us who live in a desert climate are all too familiar with coming out of the office at the end of a summer day and not even being able to touch the steering wheel. The hotter a car gets, the quicker it will deteriorate. When you're in the desert, it's important to keep your car as cool as po
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How to Replace a Passenger Side Mirror on a 2000 Sienna

Maintenance
The mirrors installed by Toyota on the 2000 Sienna are similar to most of the mirrors used on mid-sized SUV style vehicles. The mirror is plastic and encapsulated in a large plastic shell called the "housing." Inside the mirror housing is a small motor that allows the driver to adjust the angle of t
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How to Identify a M22 Rock Crusher

Maintenance
An M-22 "Rock Crusher" is a Muncie four-speed transmission for cars made by General Motors in the 1960s. Identify a transmission type correctly before fitting it into your car. If you have the incorrect transmission, your car may not function properly. You can identify several unique signs that iden
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My C4 Transmission Won't Shift Until It's Warm

Maintenance
The C4 was a dual-range automatic transmission manufactured by Ford in the mid-1960s. The C4 featured automatic upshifts and downshifts, and allowed the driver to manually select low and second gears. The transmission was equipped with a number of gears and clutches, and relied on pressure from tran
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How to Replace the Camshaft Position Sensor on a 2001 Dodge RAM V-6 1500

Maintenance
The camshaft position sensor on a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 with a V-6 engine is located in the distributor itself. The camshaft sensor is an electromagnet on a stationary mount. A reluctor ring is attached to the distributor shaft. Designed like a shallow cup, the reluctor ring has square slots around it
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How to Change a Sea Star Steering Wheel

Maintenance
Teleflex, maker of the Sea Star steering system, didn't re-invent the wheel. They did put a collar behind the hub of the wheel so that you could pull the wheel off without damaging the spokes, though. This is a major departure from boat steering wheel replacement techniques leading to damaged spokes
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How to Troubleshoot the Air Conditioning in a Jeep Grand Cherokee

Maintenance
Air conditioning problems can unfortunately be quite common in vehicles, both new and old. Often the problems can be easy to diagnose and easy to fix. Save yourself much time and money avoiding costly trips to the dealer or a mechanic by learning to troubleshoot air conditioning problems in your Jee
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The Best Way to Remove Fine Scratches & Embedded Grime From Auto Paint

Maintenance
It is almost impossible to avoid light scratches and grime on cars that are used regularly. Smashed insects, unclean sponges, bird droppings and road grime can all cause scratches in your paint. Even using drive-through car washes or washing your car with sponges that are even the slightest bit dirt
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How to Replace a Subaru Car Battery

Maintenance
The car battery on a Subaru has certain hazards that should be understood. The battery is a lead-acid type, which uses sulfuric acid as a medium for activation. Sulfuric acid causes physical harm if it comes in contact with skin. When it is being charged, it gives off a gas that can be harmful to th
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How to Program an Ignition Switch

Maintenance
Ignition switches can now be programmed to electronic ignition keys to add extra security and safety to your vehicle. These keys are synced with your engine to start your car, and once you program them, only a programmed key will start your car. Both safe and convenient, you can program the key to t
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How to Replace the Ignition Switch on a Pathfinder

Maintenance
The ignition switch on your Nissan Pathfinder is held in place with a retaining pin. The ignition switch and lock assembly must be removed as one unit. Because the Pathfinder uses a transponder inside the ignition key, you will need to have your ignition key reprogrammed or replaced by a Nissan deal
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How to Flush the Radiator in a Dodge Caravan

Maintenance
The radiator is an essential part of the coolant system in the Dodge Caravan. To keep that system in optimum working condition an owner should perform routine maintenance. Every other year, you should flush the radiator to clean out any debris that can clog the coolant system. To do this, an in-dept