1968 Dodge Charger Restoration on the Cheap: #4

It has been awhile since I have updated the progress on the 68 Charger project so I thought I would update the status.   I finally got the 360 bolted up with the Headers which was a pain.   I used the electronic ignition from the donor truck along with the wiring harness to fire it up.  … Read More »

Our Picks for Best Bike Rack for a SUV 2016

Getting the best bike rack carrier for your SUV is not difficult especially with the many available.   There are three types of bikes racks Roof Racks, Hitch Mount Racks, and Trunk Mounted.   Roof Racks Roof racks are a good option but do have a few negatives.   First they add height to a SUV making them… Read More »

How To Revive Old Power Tool Batteries

Reviving old power tool batteries is something we all want, and need to do. These batteries are very expensive and tossing them away can be even more expensive.   There is a life span of these batteries, however we very seldom get to use them for that entire time. When charging and killing these batteries over and over… Read More »

Automotive Computer Overview Vehicles Pre-1995: Part 1

Among the different car manufacturers, vehicle models, and years, made before 1995 there are many different computerized engine control systems. Although there are significant differences between the various systems, when compared they are actually more alike than different.   COMMON FEATURES Computers The comprehensive automotive computer is a small, highly reliable, solid-state digital computer protected inside a metal… Read More »

Basic Automotive Air Condition Theory

  This is an introduction to the basics of automotive air conditioning service and repair. The place to start, of course, is with the basics – and in air conditioning, it is extremely important that you understand the principles behind what makes an air conditioning system work. This basic knowledge will be applied throughout all phases of air… Read More »

Automotive Air Conditioning

Refrigeration and air conditioning are not discoverers of the twenty first or even the twentieth century. Simple forms of refrigeration and air conditioning were in use twelve thousand years ago.   Although these early systems were crude by today’s standards, they served the same purpose as modern units.   Many aspects of modern life were made possible only… Read More »

Our Picks For Best Rims For a Dodge Challenger With Pictures

Owning a Dodge Challenger is sweet with its aggressive look and sound it is a definite head turner.   So what could be better than a stock Dodge Challenger?   Aftermarket items such as rims that personalize it to your personality.   Here is our picks for the best rims available with pictures.   Our Picks For Best… Read More »

Ford Taurus / Sable Fuel Trouble Shooting 1996 to 1999

Ford Taurus/Sable Fuel Trouble Shooting 1996 to 1999   OverView Ford made what is called the third generation Ford Taurus from 1996 to 1999 It made both the DOHC engine and the SOHC engine. With the SOHC 3.0L EFI 6cyl the most common.   When dealing with fuel problems with any vehicle care must be given when handling… Read More »

Best Place to Buy Auto Parts

When it come to replacement parts for a car or truck getting the best bargain is always tricky.   The variation in prices often make little sense.   After many years of buying automotive parts both online and at a auto part stores I have mixed feeling about both.   Parts can be bought online cheaper, not always,… Read More »

Guide: Dodge Neon Thermostat Replacement (1999-2005)

Changing out a second generation Dodge Neon thermostat is a straight forward task that definitely falls in the DIY category.   A bad thermostat will cause a Dodge Neon or any car to overheat and needs replaced when bad.   As always call a mechanic if you don’t feel comfortable working on your own car.   Only a… Read More »

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Dodge Neon Battery Light Comes On (1999-2005) What to Check.

If the battery light has come on in your second generation Dodge Neon (1999-2005) a few things need to be checked to find the problem.   This is not meant to give a detailed guide but a basic overview of what needs to be checked. Alternator The first thing that should be checked is the alternator. If you… Read More »

Dodge Neon Battery Light Will Not GO Off 2003 Dodge Neon

I recently ran into a problem with a 2003 Dodge Neon that the battery light would not go off.   After checking the usual suspects such as alternator, battery an so on I found out that second generation (2000-2005) Dodge Neon’s use a Battery Temperature Sensor.   The battery temperature sensor is there to charge the battery correctly… Read More »