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How to Test to See if All Four Cylinders Are Firing in a 1995 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2L Engine

Maintenance
The 1995 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2-liter engine fires the spark plugs using an ignition system that doesn't have a distributor. The system consists of an ignition module, two dual-cylinder ignition coils and a set of spark plugs and wires. Testing each cylinder in the firing order for proper ignition is e
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How Do I Equip a Remote to a 2005 Toyota Rav4?

Maintenance
Toyota's Rav4 SUV comes with remote keyless entry. If you want to equip a new remote, whether it be an original or a spare, you can do so from the comfort of your vehicle. A trip to the Toyota service department is not required for remote programming, although you can certainly have your dealer do i
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I Can't Get the Key Out of the Ignition Switch on a 1995 Civic

Maintenance
The Civic is a line of compact cars manufactured and sold by Honda. The car was introduced in 1972 and is currently in production as one of Honda's top selling vehicles. The Civic's ignition key may become stuck in the key cylinder if the wheel is stuck or has locked. Check the shift lever and steer
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How to Replace the Brake Light Bulb in a 1995 Ford Taurus Wagon

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In the 1986 model year, Ford released a futuristic-looking car known as the Taurus. This vehicle broke the boxy-car mold that Ford had lived by. The 1995 Taurus was the final model year of the second generation, as the lineup received a complete redesign the following year. The 1995 Taurus Wagon cam
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How to Extend Automotive Battery Life

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The battery is the electrical heart of your vehicle. Without it, ignition is impossible, as there is no source to create the spark needed for cranking the car. The battery also runs the systems within the car, such as the radio, lights, wipers, heat and air. Battery life is easily extended to its ma
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How to Recondition Aluminum Wheels

Maintenance
The alloy wheels on your car or truck are an important part of its appearance, performance and value. Over time, though, alloy wheels take a beating thanks to their vulnerable location, where they are exposed to dirt, water and the elements. Reconditioning alloy wheels can be done in a weekend and c
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How to Change Power Stroke Fuel Filters

Maintenance
The Power Stroke diesel is a very powerful engine produced by Navistar International and used in heavy-duty Ford trucks. This engine can produce a lot of power to get any job accomplished. Keeping the fuel system running smooth will require changing out the fuel filter. The filter is stored in a bow
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How to Install an Alternator Belt in a 1994 Ford Aerostar

Maintenance
The alternator belt on the 1994 Ford Aerostar is a single serpentine belt that also controls the other engine accessories. The serpentine belt routes around the crankshaft pulley, water pump pulley, power steering pump pulley, air conditioner pulley and the alternator pulley. When the Aerostar is ru
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How to Understand Hydraulic Pump Terminology

Maintenance
A hydraulic pump is a system that relies on putting pressure on a liquid to create force (called hydraulic force). Hydraulic systems are used to pump oil and help vehicles brake faster. Two different kinds of hydraulic pumps exist: hydrodynamic and hydrostatic. Hydrodynamic pumps have variable disp
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How to Replace Audi Headlights

Maintenance
The headlights in an Audi will likely need replacing once a year. The headlights for most Audis are high intensity discharge (HID) units. These headlights use a special ballast and require a specific headlight that might be found at some auto parts stores. You can also find replacement headlights at
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How to Change the Oil on a Suzuki Carry

Maintenance
The Suzuki Carry needs periodic oil changes for optimal performance -- the recommended distance between oil changes is 3,000 miles. Changing your own oil is the easiest way to save money when it comes to automobile maintenance, as the process can be performed in your own garage and you can find repl
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Selec-Trac Shifting Instructions

Maintenance
Four-wheel-drive vehicles allow you to change from two-wheel traction on standard paved roads to four-wheel drive with torque from both the front and rear. A vehicle that is in four-wheel drive couples the front wheels' drive shaft with the rear wheels' drive shaft in the transfer case. This sends p