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How to Hook Up the Spark Plug Wires on a 1994 Jeep Cherokee

The original Jeep Cherokee was a modified version of the Jeep Wagoneer. The 1994 Jeep Cherokee featured a 2.5-liter in-line four-cylinder engine or a 4.0-liter in-line six-cylinder. The 1994 Cherokee came available in two- and four-wheel-drive versions. The 1994 Cherokee plugs are located on the pas

How a Spark Happens - Understanding Your Ignition System

I'm going to cover the a part of your ignition system that does the most work to make your engine run as designed and that is the ignition coil. If you've read our other articles in the series than you already know that spark travel from the coil, through the distributor, down the wires, a

How to Change a Wiper Blade Refill

The wiper blades on your vehicle should be checked every six months. Wiper blades are made of rubber or silicone. However, both varieties degrade over time when exposed to harsh environments. Snow and ice are especially damaging to the rubber compounds found in most wiper assemblies. When your wiper

How to Repair a 1994 Ford Explorer Electric Window

Power windows are a wonderful convenience for people driving or riding in a 1994 Ford Explorer. However, when something goes wrong and the window won't work, it becomes an even larger inconvenience. The power window system consists of several key components. If one or more of those components malfun

How to Install an ARG Hydro Assist in a Manual Jeep Wrangler

The procedure for installing an ARG hydro assist in a Jeep Wrangler depends on whether you have an automatic or manual transmission Jeep. The pushrod for the automatic version is installed on a different location on the firewall. When installing a hydro boost assist in a manual Jeep Wrangler, keep i

How to Remove the Door Glass of a 67 Chevelle

Chevrolet manufactured the mid-sized, two-door Chevelle from 1963 to 1977. You can remove the door glass from your 1967 Chevelle right from home, saving yourself quite a bit of money. You may have to remove the glass because it has a crack or chip in it, or maybe the regulator inside isn't working.

What Is a Fuel Injector Flush?

Fuel injectors provide the push of the gasoline into the engine's combustion area by way of spraying it inside. A fuel injector flush is a means of cleaning the injectors themselves for proper operation.

How to Remove Old 3M Tape

3M uses strong adhesives on its products. Some varieties of 3M tape refuse to pull from a surface when installed properly. This problem increases when tape remains on a surface for a period greater than six months. Double-sided tape and other thick 3M tapes often require more than a simple adhesive

How to Replace a Rear Windshield Wiper on a KIA Sportage

You should replace the wiper blades on your Kia Sportage at least once a year, including the rear window wiper. Inspect it regularly for signs of damage, and replace it sooner if it is dry or cracked. Without properly functioning wiper blades, you may have reduced visibility in bad weather. The Kia

Body Kits and the Search For Excellence

Body kits are products that build on an already well manufactured great product, your car.The search for excellence has driven mankind to greater achievements from time immemorial. Any invention that has brought comfort and efficiency to our lives has consistently been improved upon by generations t

Car Rust Prevention Tips - Is There A Truly Foolproof Car Rust Prevention Method?

On any vehicle without the proper maintenance, you will undoubtedly get rust at some point. You can however take steps to help prevent this from occurring. Most of the time this involves simply not letting there be any bare metal exposed on your vehicle, as it will slowly spread the rust once it sta

6 Essential Questions to Ask Your Auto Body Shop

Besides a home, cars are our most valuable assets, but they sometimes get dinged or damaged. It is important to get your car repaired quickly and properly whenever there are any issues. This will ensure you get the maximum life out of your vehicle and enjoy a smooth ride for as long as possible.

How to Install Halo Headlights

If you are dissatisfied with the quality and style of your factory-installed headlight assemblies, you can replace them with halo headlights. Most factory-installed headlights use internal reflectors to disperse the beam of the headlight to cover the road. Halo headlights project the headlight beam

What Is an EGR Switch?

When temperatures within a vehicle's engine rise above 2500 degrees F., overheating causes the formation and emission of nitrogen oxide, a compound that is harmful to the environment. An EGR switch, also called an EGR valve, controls the amount of nitrogen oxide emitted from a vehicle's exhaust syst

How to Replace the Starter on a 1998 Chevy Cavalier

The starter on a 1998 Chevy Cavalier is an electric motor mounted to the engine block. When the driver turns the ignition, the starter motor turns either the flywheel (manual transmission) or the flex plate (automotive transmission), which in turn rotates the crankshaft. At the same time, the distri

How to Fix the Rear Window in a 2000 Ford Taurus Wagon

Ford equipped the 2000 model-year Taurus wagon with a rear-liftgate window. To open the cargo area of the wagon, the back window lifts up and is supported by pneumatic cylinders which hold the window in the open position. Damage to the window glass, such as cracks, broken glass or excessive scratch

How to Wire a Mallory Tachometer

Most Mallory tachometers are universal, enabling them to operate on four-, six- and eight-cylinder vehicles with a simple adjustment. Mallory tachometers are capable of operating a shift light, which is an excellent addition. The shift light plugs into the tachometer and works with the settable rpm

How to Select an Oil Filter

The right oil filter can make the difference between a fuel efficient, optimally operating vehicle and a sluggish vehicle that requires additional repairs. The oil filter is a surprisingly important component of vehicle maintenance. Choosing the best filter for your vehicle is one of the most import

How to Check for Auto Spark

"Spark" refers to your vehicle's electrical power distributor, cap and rotor that deliver the electrical spark needed to ignite the fuel mixture inside your vehicle's engine. If there is insufficient (or no) spark, your engine will not run. Checking for spark can be done in your garage or a well lit