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How to Find What Country a Car Was Made in by...

Globalization has made it difficult for someone to determine a product's country of origin. In the past, one could assume that a product from...

How to Check the VIN for the Transmission Type

All vehicles receive a VIN -- Vehicle Identification Number -- during the manufacturing process. The number, a 17-digit number unique to each separate vehicle,...

The History of the Chevy 402 Engine

In 1963, Chevrolet unveiled the start of what would be its big block engine family: a 427-cubic-inch V8 engine. This performance engine family was...

What Causes an Alternator to Overcharge?

The alternator in an automobile functions as a self-generating power plant that produces electricity. It converts alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC). It...

What Is the Difference Between the Ford 351 Windsor and Cleveland?

Because they share the same displacement, piston spacing and bore and stroke specs, the Ford 351-cubic-inch Windsor and Cleveland V-8s are often mistakenly thought...

How Do I Check an AC Clutch Relay?

The air conditioning clutch relay transfers power, like a switch, from the interior A/C controls of an automobile to the A/C compressor, engaging the...

How to Identify an S-10 Rear End

The Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck, one of the first compact models manufactured by a domestic auto maker, was equipped with three different rear-differentials, or...

How to Test a Ford Ignition Coil

Testing the resistance across several terminals on your ignition coil is the only safe and accurate way to tell if the coils is damaged...

How to Mix Automotive Paint With Reducer & Hardener

Modern automotive paints are activated with hardeners to promote faster drying times. Reducer is added to help the material flow through the spray gun...

How to Reset the Airbag Status Light on a Nissan

If you have recently installed a new stereo or removed the seats in your Nissan, you may have noticed the airbag status light will...

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