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How to Install a Rivet Nut

A rivet nut contains an internal threaded sleeve surrounded by a thin exterior body. The exterior body dimples to hold the nut in a piece of material. The internal threads remain intact to accept a threaded fastener.

Why Car Dents Cost So Much

The other day my friend and I were getting ready to head home after a long day of work when we noticed a small note tucked beneath her windshield wiper. It read, 'Sorry, the wind blew my door into the side of your car. If this is a problem, call me and I'll have the cost covered.'

What Is a Sleeve Bearing?

Bearings allow free movement of machine parts. The sleeve or journal bearing is a simple bearing used for big-end machines, main crankshaft bearings for cars and computer peripherals. Sleeve bearings are made from hard metals like bronze and beryllium copper. The bearing is a hollow cylinder split i

Rear Seat Removal for Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla is a fuel-efficient and affordable compact car that is known for its Japanese engineering. When the rear struts are to be removed and replaced, the only way to gain access to them is by removing the Corolla's rear seat. Once the rear seat is removed, the back portion of the interi

How to Replace a G37 Microfilter

The Infiniti G37 is equipped with an in-cabin microfilter that filters dust, pollen and other allergens to prevent them from entering the cabin from the ventilation system. Infiniti recommends replacing the microfilter every 15,000 miles, or once every 12 months. Frequent driving in heavy traffic co

How to Replace Chevy Door Hinge Pins

If the hinge pins in your Chevy vehicle's door become bent or otherwise damaged, this will affect the door's alignment and put a strain on the rest of the body. Some newer vehicles don't even use hinge pins, but special bolts or screws that require a professional mechanic to repair. If your Chevy ve

Technical Information on the MerCruiser 140

Mercruisers are inboard marine engines that are produced by Mercury Marine. Mercruisers were first introduced at the 1961 Chicago Boat Show and were the first inboard marine engines that offered over 100 horsepower. The 3.0 liter Mercruiser MPI is an inboard engine capable of producing 135 horsepowe

Free Auto Repair Manual - Find Online Today

Are you looking for an auto service manual? Would you like to find a way to repair your vehicle or certain parts of your vehicle on your own?It's possible to get a free auto repair manual online to use for whatever type of auto repair you need. If you have Internet access and a computer, you wi

How to Change Brake Springs

Brake springs hold brake shoes onto the wheel hub on rear brake drums. Most vehicles manufactured in the 1990s or earlier have rear brake drums. Brake drums are used in late model cars but many manufacturers switched to disc brakes on the rear of their vehicles due to efficiency. If your vehicle has

Replacing a BMW 535I Cabin Air Filter

The BMW 535I is equipped with a cabin air filter that prevents dust and allergens from entering the passenger compartment. BMW recommends replacing the cabin air filter once every 10,000 miles or 12 months. A clean cabin air filter will increase air flow in the air conditioning system, which also in

How to Change a Rear Windshield

Changing a rear window, or as Auto Body Mart refers to as a vehicle's back light, requires several tools and materials. The steps involve removing the weatherstripping -- or its watertight adhesive liner that surrounds and seals the window in place. For a successful removal, have an assistant to hel

How to Convert a Holley Gas Carb to Alcohol

For racers looking to compete in alcohol-fueled divisions, purchasing alcohol-ready equipment directly from the manufacturer can be prohibitively expensive. If you have an old Holley double-pumper carburetor, you are close to installing an alcohol intake system. The Holley carburetor requires a few