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Need to replace battery

Not sure what steps to take to remove the battery and install the new one.

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When removing a battery you always remove the positive cable first to keep from grounding it out

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How to replace waterpump

step 1. drain cooling system.
step 2. remove battery and battery tray.
step 3. remove drive belt.
step 4. remove water pump bolts ( 318 ).
step 5. remove water pump ( 300 ) and water pump gasket ( 314 ).discard gasket.
step 6. inspect and clean gasket mating serface.
step 7. install new water pump and gasket and tighten bolts to 89 in. lbs.
step 8. install drive belt.
step 9. install battery tray and battery.
step 10. fill cooling system.

Book time is 1.5 hours ( this one is what we call a gravy run ) good luck


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What are the steps to change a water pump on a 2001 dodge neon?

disconnect cables from battery, drain radiator, Remove the Timing belt cover, timing belt, timing belt tensioner and if needed the timing belt rear cover, remove the bolts that hold the pump in place using a criss-cross pattern. Install the new pump making sure the o-ring seal is properly installed and replace all the other parts. If you need step by step instructions on how to do all these task I recommend the Haynes Repair Manual on your vehicle Manual 30036.

Jan 03, 2011 | 2001 Dodge Neon

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How can I change the rotors and brakes on a 2006 Cadillac?

Front brake
Step 1: Identify Front Disc Brake Components
Front Wheel Drive Brake Assembly
Most front disc brake components include: brake rotor, brake pads, brake caliper, caliper mount and brake flex hose. Brake service usual occurs between 20,000 and 40,000 miles depending on driver habits, road conditions and brake pad/ rotor materials used.
Step 2: Remove Brake Caliper to Replace Pads
Removing Brake Caliper Mounting Bolts
Locate primary caliper mounting bolts; apply wrench pressure counter-clockwise (When looking at the head of the bolt) to remove the bolts, upper and lower. Make sure the bolt threads are in good shape and replace if necessary.
Step 3: Remove Front Brake Caliper
Remove Front Brake Caliper
After removing the primary caliper mounting bolts lift the brake caliper off of the rotor and then tie or secure to the side, being careful not to bend or kink the brake caliper flex hose. Thoroughly inspect brake caliper and brake hoses for leakage, cracks or chaffing and replace as needed. Next remove the brake pads (If not mounted in the caliper) and secondary caliper mounting bolts. Notice how great protective gloves work, most technicians use them on the job today.
Step 4: Remove Brake Pads
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Once the brake pads have been removed, make sure if there is anti rattle hardware to transfer to the new brake pads. Some brake pad manufacturers will include the proper lube (Caliper slides) and anti-rattle hardware to ensure proper performance of their product.
Step 5: Remove Caliper Mount
Remove Caliper Mount Bracket
Finish removing secondary caliper mount bolts and remove caliper mount. Note: clean and lube caliper slides and pad friction surfaces of all foreign material or build-up.
Step 6: Remove Brake Rotor
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With the caliper mount out of the way you can now remove the brake rotor. Sometimes it can get stuck so you may need to tap it with a hammer or use penetrating oil to free it up. Some manufacturers use small screws to hold the rotor on as well. Clean and inspect wheel studs, replace if any are damaged. Also clean bearing hub rotor mount surface to ensure the proper mounting of the new brake rotor. Inspect the ABS sensor wheel for cracks or damage and replace as needed.
Step 7: Depressing the Brake Caliper
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To install the new brake pads you must retract the brake caliper piston. Remove the master cylinder lid or open the brake caliper bleeder screw to allow excess brake fluid to be released if necessary. Install C clamp tool and gently tighten clamp until caliper piston is fully depressed. Note: use old brake pad to protect the caliper piston. Close the bleeders once the piston is retracted completely
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Install new brake rotor, the new rotor is manufactured with a protective film over the rotor to keep it from rusting, remove protective film with brake cleaner before installing; also after the brake job is complete you may experience a small amount of smoke from the rotor when first used. This is normal and will go away after the first couple of uses.
Step 9: Installing New Front Brake Pads
Installing New Brake Pads
Reinstall the front brake caliper mount, and then install front brake pads. Make sure the pads are seated properly in the caliper mount; it must be a close fit to work properly..
Step 10: Reinstall Front Brake Caliper
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Reinstall front brake caliper and reinstall caliper-mounting bolts, recheck all mounts and mounting bolts. Check the caliper slides to be sure there is no bind and that the caliper moves freely back and forth on the caliper slides. Bleed brake system per manufacturer's specifications to relieve any air trapped in the system. Before driving the vehicle, push the brake pedal down and let it up slowly, repeat until normal brake pedal operation resumes, this operation is forcing the brake pads to travel to the brake rotors.

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My car wouldn't start this morning and I think the battery needs to be replaced. Can I do that myself (and how)?

yes, but make sure it's the battery first. Will the car jump and run on it's own? If not, your alternator has failed, and the battery may be fine.
To replace battery, make sure you buy the right size for your car. Loosen the terminals with the appropriate socket wrench and remove terminals from battery. Loosen battery hold down clamp. Remove battery (take back to store for core refund).
Reverse steps to install new battery.

Sep 03, 2010 | 2000 Dodge Stratus

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  • Step 1 Place a drain pan underneath the radiator. When the engine is cool, drain the cooling system from the radiator into the pan and disconnect the negative battery cable.
  • Step 2 Take the accessory drive belt out of the engine and disconnect the heater hose from the water pump.
  • Step 3 Remove the lower radiator hose from the engine (unless you are working with a diesel engine).
  • Step 4 Disconnect the heater hose from the pump, remove the upper radiator hose and take out the fan and shroud assembly.
  • Step 5 Loosen and remove all 4 bolts from the water pump pulley and take out the pulley (except on 4.7L engines) and loosen and remove the bolt to the heater hose pipe.
  • Step 6 Loosen the clamp to the bypass hose attached to the water pump (except on 4.7L engines) and remove the 7 bolts connected to the water pump. Remove the one nut in the 4.7L engines. Take note of the bolts locations, as they are of varying lengths.
  • Step 7 Clean all mating surfaces and install the new water pump with a new gasket and o-ring, lubricating it with petroleum jelly. Tighten the bolts to 40 foot pounds (54 Nm) on the 4.7L engine, and 30 foot pounds (40 Nm) on the other engines.
  • Step 8 Install all components in the reverse order in which they were removed. Use sealant on the heater hose pipe when installing and tighten the nut to 12 foot pounds (16 Nm), making sure that the pipe bracket slot is against the mounting bolt. Tighten the pulley bolts to 16 foot pounds (22 Nm) on the V-10 and 20 foot pounds (27 Nm) on V-6 and V-8.
  • Step 9 Reconnect the negative batter cable, and refill the engine's cooling system with coolant. Start the car and check for leaks when the engine reaches normal operating temperature.
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  • Step 1 Place a drain pan underneath the radiator. When the engine is cool, drain the cooling system from the radiator into the pan and disconnect the negative battery cable.
  • Step 2 Take the accessory drive belt out of the engine and disconnect the heater hose from the water pump.
  • Step 3 Remove the lower radiator hose from the engine (unless you are working with a diesel engine.)
  • Step 4 Disconnect the heater hose from the pump.
  • Step 5 Take out the power steering pump.
  • Step 6 Loosen and remove the four bolts to the water pump, taking note of their locations as one is longer than the other bolts.
  • Step 7 Install the water pump, making sure to install a new gasket, tightening the bolts to 22 foot pounds (30 Nm). Apply a bead of silicone to the gasket making sure the silicone is facing toward the water pump when installing.
  • Step 8 Reinstall and reconnect all components in the reverse order in which they were removed.
  • Step 9 Reconnect the negative batter cable, and refill the engine's cooling system with coolant. Start the car and check for leaks when the engine reaches normal operating temperature.

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    How many labor hours will it take to install a new alternator in my jeep grand cherokee?

    How to Replace an Alternator (DIY Time: 2.5 hours)
    Complexity: Moderate

    1. Alternator - $151.95

    1. Combination Wrench Set
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    3. Multimeter
    4. Serpentine Belt Tool
    5. 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
    6. Socket Set

    Step 1 Open the hood and locate your vehicle’s alternator.
    o Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.
    o Tip: Always make sure the struts on the hood can fully support the weight of the hood so that it does not close on you while working. The use of a hood prop can securely hold it in place.

    Step 2 Using your digital multi-meter, check the battery voltage. A dead battery will usually have less than 9 volts. This would not be enough power to start most vehicles.

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    o Tip: Wrap the battery cable with a shop towel and pull it away from the battery terminal.

    Step 7 Disconnect the power and ground wires on the back of the alternator paying close attention to where each wire connects. Disconnect the wiring harness connector.
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    Step 8 Loosen the alternator bracket bolts, and alternator adjusting bolts or alternator belt tensioner so that you can remove the alternator drive belt.

    Step 9 Using the proper size socket and ratchet, remove the alternator mounting bolts, spacer (if equipped), adjusting bolt, lower pivot bolt (if equipped), and the alternator.

    Step 10 Install new alternator.

    Step 11 Using the proper size socket and ratchet, loosely install the alternator mounting bolts, spacer (if equipped), adjusting bolt and lower pivot bolt (if equipped).

    Step 12 Install the alternator belt.
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    Step 13 Pull the alternator until the alternator belt is tight.

    Step 14 Tighten the alternator mounting bolts while gently moving the alternator unit to achieve proper alternator belt tension.

    Step 15 Reinstall the power and ground wires to alternator. Install the wiring harness connector.

    Step 16 Push down in the middle of the alternator belt to check belt tension. If the alternator belt moves more than a half an inch, it is too loose, adjust the alternator belt to proper tension before proceeding to next step.

    Step 17 Now that the alternator belt has been installed and adjusted, reconnect the negative battery cable. Start the engine and check the battery voltage to verify proper alternator charging.

    Step 18 Turn off the engine and recheck the alternator belt tension. Readjust the alternator belt tension if needed.

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    Remove/replacing side view mirror on a jeep grand cherokee

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    2. Step 2 Detachthe window trim cover screw, and control lever screw beforedisconnecting the entire mirror trim cover. Remove the rubber coverinside the mirror cover, and disconnect the electrical wire.
    3. Step 3 Remove three nuts from the power mirror using a Torx® star-shaped screwdriver.
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    5. Install the New Mirror
    6. Step 1 Replace the old mirror. Put the new power mirror in place. Push the new wiring through the hole in the door.
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    8. Step 3 Connect the power mirror wiring to the connection located on the door panel. Replace the rubber cover and interior mirror cover.
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    2. Step 2 Pivot the caliper up and then suspend it from the frame using mechanic's wire. To remove the pads, slide the pads straight out.
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    7. Step 3 Install the new pads by putting the anti-squeal pads onto the caliper and then sliding the new pads onto the carrier. Put the caliper top back into place. Remove the mechanics wire and push the caliper up so that it pivots back into place and the bottom.
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    your bearing failed and is causeing friction replace motor

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