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How to Reset the Computer in a Jeep Cherokee

You can reset the computer in your Jeep Cherokee from your home garage, saving yourself time and money. The PCM (power train control module) or computer controls the Cherokee's ignition, fuel system, emission and other systems. When it detects a malfunction in any of the vehicle's systems, it will a

Suzuki 750 King Quad Problems

The King Quad 750 made its debut in the Suzuki lineup in 2008, replacing the King Quad 700. The machines are basically the same but Suzuki increased the displacement of the engine and added options such as power steering. Problems related to the King Quad 750 are still being determined.

How to Repair and Sew a Boat Cover

Boat covers often have highly-stressed places that get straight-line tears or small holes. A small tear or two --even a few, if they are not too close together--does not mean the whole cover has to be replaced. Repairing a slightly damaged boat cover saves money and gives the boat owner another year

How to Tighten Header Bolts

Custom exhausts are popular additions to a car, and headers are the first thing to get installed. Over time, header bolts can loosen, and you have to tighten them. Getting at header bolts isn't easy, but it can be done with a few special tools. In this case, we're going to tighten the header bolts o

The Best Batteries for a 17-Foot Boat

The battery furnishes the energy needed to start a gasoline or diesel powered motor. In other cases, the battery is the energy source for the boat's motor. In most cases, batteries are used to power electronic devises such as radios, sonars, lights and navigation systems. One battery or one type of

How to Reset the Oil Life on GM Vehicles

The General Motors oil life indicator informs the driver when engine oil should be changed. The oil life indicator uses factors such as driving style, mileage accrued and climate conditions. An indicator such as a warning light on the instrument cluster or a warning display on the driver information

How Does an Oil Life Gauge Function?

PurposeOil is the lifeblood of a car's engine. It helps the engine stay clean and provides lubrication for its many moving parts. One of the most basic edicts of car maintenance is making sure the oil is replaced on a regular basis. Older oil has a lot of dirt in it and does not protect...

How do I Remove an '88 Monte Carlo Headrest?

Removing the headrest from the seatback of your 1988 Monte Carlo takes just a couple minutes and doesn't require any tools. However, since the headrest works to support your head and neck, it should not be left off while you are driving. The headrest slides out easily, making cleaning under it or in

Guide to Buying Tires

Over time, you can count on periodically replacing the tires on your car. Since tires wear out over time, certain car and tire manufacturers recommend that tires be changed after a certain amount of mileage, even if visible wear is not present. Fortunately, buying tires does not need to be difficult

F-250 Rear Rotor Removal

The Ford F-250 pickup truck was manufactured with rear disk brakes, with a hydraulic caliper pushing pads against a spinning rotor to stop the truck. The rotor material can wear out or become damaged by abuse or debris, and will require removal for replacement. The average backyard mechanic can remo