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How to Get Cigarette Smoke Smell Out of a Car

Maintenance
Long after a cigarette is put out, the smell of smoke lingers, especially in the confines of a car. Whether you recently quit smoking and don't want the temptation wafting up your nose, or just wish to rid your car of someone else's cigarette odor, there are many cheap options you can try at home be
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How to Remove the Transmission From a Ford Aerostar

Maintenance
Removal of the transmission in your Ford Aerostar basically requires stripping it of all the electrical and mechanical connections to the engine, computer and driver control mechanisms. And since you are dealing with one of the heaviest components in your Aerostar, you will need to approach your tas
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How to Flush the Power Steering

Maintenance
Flushing the power steering should be done anytime that the fluid has a brownish look to it. This discoloration is mostly moisture that is contaminating the system. Replacing the fluid will save the seals and mechanical aspects of the system since moisture or water has no lubrication properties. The
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How to Replace the Front Brake Pads on a 2007 Town & Country

Maintenance
Your 2007 Chrysler Town & Country's front brake pads will tend to wear out more often than the rear brakes, because the bulk of the momentum is transferred to the front of the vehicle whenever you use your brakes. As such, it is a good practice to replace your front brake pads every 50,000 to 55,000
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How to Adjust the Rear Brakes on a 1992 Cadillac

Maintenance
The 1992 Cadillac model vehicles come equipped with brake shoes that stop the rear wheels from turning. These models include the Deville, Seville, Eldorado and Fleetwood. When the brake pedal is pushed in, the brake shoes compress to the brake drums. As the brake shoes are sliding against the brake
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How to Determine the Correct Tire Size for Wheel Size

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Measuring wheels (also called hubcaps or rims) for tires can seem like a tricky task. When you measure a tire to find out what size wheel you will need for it, many times you will come up with a different number that is actually needed. It's important to know how to read your tire's measurements pri
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How to Add Transmission Fluid to a Tacoma

Maintenance
Check the transmission fluid on an automatic Toyota Tacoma every 15,000 miles or twelve months, whichever comes first. Check with the Tacoma's service manual to confirm the correct choice of automatic transmission fluid, which is typically Dexron II or Dexron III. Occasionally check the Tacoma's dip
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How to Find the Paint Code for a Ford Pickup

Maintenance
Car paint jobs take a lot of wear and tear from road debris, harsh weather, dents from other cars and damage from accidents. This is especially true for pickup trucks, which are often used as work vehicles. Once the paint is scratched, it should be quickly repaired to avoid rust damaging the bodywor
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Instructions for Laundering Sheepskin Seat Covers

Maintenance
Sheepskin seat covers can be difficult to clean. The seat covers cannot be washed in a washing machine and put through normal laundering. Sheepskin shouldn't be submerged in water. Sheepskin may lose its color and the material might become stiff and tough if washed incorrectly. A key to washing shee
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How to Replace Fuses in a 2002 Saturn

Maintenance
The 2002 Saturns come with either automatic or manual transmission and get between 21 and 25 miles per gallon. Saturns are available as four-door sedans or wagons and have either four or six cylinders. Many have sunroofs, power windows and keyless entry, special features that will stop working if th
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How to Replace the Driver's Door Window in a 1999 Camry

Maintenance
To change the driver's side window on a Toyota Camry, you need to take off the inside door panel, or trim. To remove the trim, you need to remove the switch plate and the mirror adjuster cover. Once the trim is removed, you'll see that the window is held in place by only two screws. Removing these s
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Windshield Repair Kits - Make an Informed Decision

Maintenance
Discover which windshield repair company received our number one pick. There are good companies and there are companies you should avoid like the plague. A windshield repair business offers the average person a low cost way to start a business of their own. Insurance companies will pay you $50 on av
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How to Adjust the Lash on a Chevy 350 V8

Maintenance
The 350-cubic inch Chevy engine first appeared in 1967 in the Chevrolet Camaro. It was made available in other cars and trucks in 1969. The 350 Chevy is probably the most popular and widely used performance engine of all time, and there is a large selection of aftermarket parts available. The valve
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How to Measure Truck Tires

Maintenance
Whether a truck's engine is modified or stock, the power produced by the engine must go through the tires before it can be transferred to the ground. Wider tires are more effective at transferring this power and in increasing a tire's ability to grip the road surface, but result in a loss of fuel mi