Car Parts: Using & Reusing

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Several tubes of flexible ducting in a pile.
How to Install a Damper in Ductwork

Regulate the temperature in your home a little more efficiently by installing a damper yourself.

calipers on a car
How to Install Brake Calipers

When calipers get damaged or worn, keep safety in mind to get them replaced correctly.

car engine with cold-air intake
How to Make a Homemade Cold Air Intake for Your Car

If you're an automobile enthusiast, make your own cold-air intake system for your car instead of buying and installing a new one.

Brake calipers.
The Best Way to Clean Brake Calipers

Keep your brakes in good condition, here's how to clean the calipers.

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What type of cold air intake should be used for a swapped engine?

The cold air intake that should be used is the type that is listed as working with your engine.

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Tips for Installing Aftermarket ATV Parts

The aftermarket ATV parts business is quickly becoming a lucrative venture.

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Installing an Aftermarket Car Stereo

If you are sensitive to audio quality you might choose to install an aftermarket car stereo.

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How to Install Brake Lines

Knowing how to install brake lines can be very helpful for DIY.

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How to Choose Your Cold Air Intake System

Getting the right kind of cold air.

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What do I do if a brake line is still leaking after being flared?

If rust or corrosion is causing a brake line to leak, the first thing to do is double flare the brake line in order to repair the leak. If the line continues to leak after being flared, then the brake line may need to be replaced. Rust and corrosion can cause small leaks to develop which will worsen

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What is the best way to remove rust from rear brake calipers?

Some proud owners of cars and small trucks like to make the underside of their vehicles more attractive by painting parts such as rear brake calipers, gas tank, springs, etc., on the underside of their vehicle. To paint some of these parts, you'll first need to remove any rust that has built up on them.

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How often should I clean my brake calipers?

Keeping your car or pickup truck in good operating condition will likely include keeping your brake calipers clean. In order for your brakes to work effectively, the caliper jaws must be able to close efficiently. Check the calipers on a regular basis. When to Check Your Calipers Each time your car is

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What is the best way to paint front brake calipers?

In making modifications on your car or pickup truck, you may wish to include making your front brake calipers more attractive looking. One option you might consider is painting them. Accessing Your Calipers To paint your front wheel calipers you'll need to safely remove the vehicle's front wheels. Put

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How do I double flare brake lines?

In the United States, vehicles use a double flare brake line system. First place a nut on the end of the brake line with the threads facing the part to be worked on. Cut the brake lines evenly if needed. Clamp the line and use a brake line anvil to make double flares. Adjust the brake line to the mark

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Should I use a flared or compressed fitting on a broken brake line?

It is illegal and therefore never acceptable to use a compression fitting to repair a broken brake line. Instead, a flared fitting should be used. Automobile inspection offices or stations forbid the use of a compression fitting in brake line repairs. Vibrations and the mere stress of the brake system

brake caliper
How to Rebuild Brake Calipers

Rebuilding brake calipers is not as difficult as some think.

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Road To Zero Emissions

Years of attempting to change driving and purchasing behavior have made regulators realize that the only

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How to Install a Steering Damper in a Jeep

A steering damper, also known as a spirit stabilizer or steering stabilizer is installed in a car between

closeup of car Brakes
How to Tighten Brake Fittings

Tight brake fittings provide an effective braking system.

Brake Calipers
How Brake Calipers Work

Most cars have front disc brakes with brake calipers.

Chrome car exhaust pipes
Installing Aftermarket Exhaust Pipes

Installing aftermarket exhaust pipes can be done easily.

a brake hose
Troubleshooting a Front Brake Hose

A problem with the front brake hose can be very dangerous.

a Cold Air Intake
How to Add a Cold Air Intake to Your Car

It is quite simple to add a cold air intake to your vehicle.

Brake Lines
Tips for Making Double Flare Brake Lines

Flaring tubing for brake lines can be frustrating.

four black springs
How to Install Your Own Lowering Springs

Sometimes your vehicle doesn't look the way you want it to.

an air intake
Cold Air Intake vs Short Ram Intake

Cold air intake systems are the easiest choice for many.

Brake Calipers
How to Install Motorcycle Brake Calipers

This can be a relatively simple and straightforward project.

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Car Culture in America

When they first made their bumpy arrival on the American street scene in the early 1900s, automobiles

Car brakes.
6 Brake Line Replacement Tips

Your brakes are the most important safety feature on your car and brake line replacement is essential

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How to Make Your Own Custom Brake Lines

On older cars, you will sometimes need to make custom brake lines as the size you need may no longer

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Removing Brake Lines

If you are replacing the brake lines of your car, it is important to understand how to remove the old

An engine.
How to Repair a Broken Cold Air Intake

The air going to your engine with a cold air intake system will bring the temperature down.

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What to Do With Your Scrap Catalytic Converter

As with any used car part, trying to rid of your scrap catalytic converter can pose a few problems. Keeping

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How to Change a Rear Brake Hose

In order to keep your car in good working order you may at some point need to replace your rear brake

working on a car's brake line
Making a Bubble Flare for Brake Lines

You'll need precision to create a double bubble flare.

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How to Clean Rusted Brake Lines

The safety of your vehicle, and more importantly of your life largely depends on the efficiency of brake

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How to Install Aftermarket Rims

Installing aftermarket rims will give an entirely new, stylish and customized look to your dream car

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How to Install an Aftermarket Spoiler on a Car

An aftermarket spoiler can enhance the look and value of your car. A spoiler looks much like a fin and

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How to Change Brake Calipers

When you discover that you need to replace your brake calipers you may think it is a major repair. However,

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The Advantages of Using Braided Brake Lines

Some drivers who want to upgrade the brake systems of their vehicles may be looking at steel braided

A front brake hose isolated on a white background.
How to Replace a Front Brake Hose

A brake hose leak needs to be addressed immediately.

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How to Install an Aftermarket Muffler

An aftermarket muffler is something that seems to becoming more and more popular among certain sections

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What is the Average Cost of Professional Lowering Springs Installation?

If you need your lowering springs installed by a professional, then you will have a number of costs which

A shiny, new catalytic converter.
What to Know Before Buying an Aftermarket Catalytic Converter

The catalytic converter is probably the most critical component of the exhaust system.