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How to tune up your car.

  1. Replace the fuel filter. If you have a fuel-injection system, regular cleaning isn't necessary unless the injectors are clogged.Change the spark plugs (unless they're platinum, in which case you have 30,000 more miles to go). Also examine the spark plug wires and replace as needed. A new set of high-quality wires is worth the cost. They may be permanently attached to the distributor cap, so it will have to be changed as well.the distributor cap and rotor if your car has them (some newer models with distributorless ignition don't).Change the points and condenser if you have an older car (roughly 1978 or older) that doesn't feature electronic ignition. You'll actually want your points changed, or at least adjusted, every six months or so (if they're changed, check the ignition timing as well).Check the ignition timing and adjust as needed (rare for a car with electronic ignition--post-1980--and some cars don't allow this at all).Adjust the valves as needed (unless your car has hydraulic valves). Be sure to replace the valve-cover gasket as well, especially if you see oil on top of your engine.Check the belts. Replace if worn.Check the fluids under the hood and replenish as necessary. Change the oil and oil filter if it's been 3,000 miles since the last oil change.Replace the air filter, which should be changed between major services--every 15,000 miles--as well.Adjust the clutch, if you have a manual transmission (although some cars now sport self-adjusting clutches).Service the battery, adding distilled water (if required), cleaning terminals and cable ends.Replace the PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve. It can make your car run rough or stall if it gets clogged, and it's cheap and easy to replace.

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What is needed for a tune up?


Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome. For a tune up, you would need to change spark plugs, coils, distributor cap, coil pack, and wires. You would change the air filter and the fuel filter also. Change your pcv valve as well. You can also change all your fluids and filters, such as oil, coolant fluid, and transmission fluid.

Apr 25, 2011 | 2000 Chevrolet Blazer

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I need to to perform a tune up on my 1992 Honda. Can I do it myself instead of a repair shop


Welcome to Fixya

Tuning up a car is not an easy job. If you are aware of the standrad settings then you can do it on your own. Below are the parts of the car that you need to check when doing a tune up job.

•1
Replace the fuel filter. If you have a fuel-injection system, regular cleaning isn't necessary unless the injectors are clogged.
•2
Change the spark plugs (unless they're platinum, in which case you have 30,000 more miles to go). Also examine the spark plug wires and replace as needed. A new set of high-quality wires is worth the cost. They may be permanently attached to the distributor cap, so it will have to be changed as well.
•3
Replace the distributor cap and rotor if your car has them (some newer models with distributorless ignition don't).
•4
Change the points and condenser if you have an older car (roughly 1978 or older) that doesn't feature electronic ignition. You'll actually want your points changed, or at least adjusted, every six months or so (if they're changed, check the ignition timing as well).
•5
Check the ignition timing and adjust as needed (rare for a car with electronic ignition--post-1980--and some cars don't allow this at all).
•6
Adjust the valves as needed (unless your car has hydraulic valves). Be sure to replace the valve-cover gasket as well, especially if you see oil on top of your engine.
•7
Check the belts. Replace if worn.
•8
Check the fluids under the hood and replenish as necessary. Change the oil and oil filter if it's been 3,000 miles since the last oil change.
•9
Replace the air filter, which should be changed between major services--every 15,000 miles--as well.
•10
Adjust the clutch, if you have a manual transmission (although some cars now sport self-adjusting clutches).
•11
Service the battery, adding distilled water (if required), cleaning terminals and cable ends.
•12
Replace the PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve. It can make your car run rough or stall if it gets clogged, and it's cheap and easy to replace


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Nov 19, 2010 | 1992 Honda Accord

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what parts di i need for a tune up


Replace the fuel filter. If you have a fuel-injection system, regular cleaning isn't necessary unless the injectors are clogged.
  • Step 2 Change the spark plugs (unless they're platinum, in which case you have 30,000 more miles to go). Also examine the spark plug wires and replace as needed. A new set of high-quality wires is worth the cost. They may be permanently attached to the distributor cap, so it will have to be changed as well.
  • Step 3 Replace the distributor cap and rotor if your car has them (some newer models with distributorless ignition don't).
  • Step 4 Change the points and condenser if you have an older car (roughly 1978 or older) that doesn't feature electronic ignition. You'll actually want your points changed, or at least adjusted, every six months or so (if they're changed, check the ignition timing as well).
  • Step 5 Check the ignition timing and adjust as needed (rare for a car with electronic ignition--post-1980--and some cars don't allow this at all).
  • Step 6 Adjust the valves as needed (unless your car has hydraulic valves). Be sure to replace the valve-cover gasket as well, especially if you see oil on top of your engine.
  • Step 7 Check the belts. Replace if worn.
  • Step 8 Check the fluids under the hood and replenish as necessary. Change the oil and oil filter if it's been 3,000 miles since the last oil change.
  • Step 9 Replace the air filter, which should be changed between major services--every 15,000 miles--as well.
  • Step 10 Adjust the clutch, if you have a manual transmission (although some cars now sport self-adjusting clutches).
  • Step 11 Service the battery, adding distilled water (if required), cleaning terminals and cable ends.
  • Step 12 Replace the PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve. It can make your car run rough or stall if it gets clogged, and it's cheap and easy to replace..... hope this helped mate. Rate out of 4 above...
  • Mar 04, 2010 | 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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    I am trying to do a tune up on my own on a 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT because they are too expensive to take somewhere and have done. How do I do this


    OK, i have put a step by step check list for you to follow. this will lead you through the vitals and secondary tune up sections that will ensure optimal performance. The list reads as follows.

    Step1
    Replace the fuel filter. If you have a fuel-injection system, regular cleaning isn't necessary unless the injectors are clogged.
    Step2
    Change the spark plugs (unless they're platinum, in which case you have 30,000 more miles to go). Also examine the spark plug wires and replace as needed. A new set of high-quality wires is worth the cost. They may be permanently attached to the distributor cap, so it will have to be changed as well.
    Step3
    Replace the distributor cap and rotor if your car has them (some newer models with distributor-less ignition don't).
    Step4
    Change the points and condenser if you have an older car (roughly 1978 or older) that doesn't feature electronic ignition. You'll actually want your points changed, or at least adjusted, every six months or so (if they're changed, check the ignition timing as well).
    Step5
    Check the ignition timing and adjust as needed (rare for a car with electronic ignition--post-1980--and some cars don't allow this at all).
    Step6
    Adjust the valves as needed (unless your car has hydraulic valves). Be sure to replace the valve-cover gasket as well, especially if you see oil on top of your engine.
    Step7
    Check the belts. Replace if worn.
    Step8
    Check the fluids under the hood and replenish as necessary. Change the oil and oil filter if it's been 3,000 miles since the last oil change.
    Step9
    Replace the air filter, which should be changed between major services--every 15,000 miles--as well.
    Step10
    Adjust the clutch, if you have a manual transmission (although some cars now sport self-adjusting clutches).
    Step11
    Service the battery, adding distilled water (if required), cleaning terminals and cable ends.
    Step12
    Replace the PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve. It can make your car run rough or stall if it gets clogged, and it's cheap and easy to replace.


    EXTRAS---

    If you want to increase your compression rate, i recommend Replacing the gaskets on your intake manifold and exhaust manifold.Also, Replace the oil pan's gasket as well. This will increase the compression of the engine block.


    Please rate and god bless:)







    Apr 29, 2009 | 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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