Monday, February 27, 2012

2007 - 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Fuel Pump Removal / Fuel Sending Unit.

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2007-2009 Hyundai Santa Fe

Tools Needed
  • 14mm Socket
  • Ratchet
  • Extension for the Ratchet
  • Flat Head Screw Driver
  • Hammer 

Be sure you do not do this with a full tank of gas

First disconnect the battery
Second open the fuel cap to let pressure out. 

Go to the rear driver side seat
it must be removed first

the front 2 bolts are covered by a plastic cover
which can be removed with a flat head screw driver

once the covers are off you will need to remove these 2
14mm bolts at the front of the seat

There are also to bolts at the back of the seat you must remove
First lay the seat down forward.
Second get your extension with the 14mm and put it between the back of the seat and the trunk area
you will see the two bolts that need removed.

After the 4 bolts are removed holding the seat
 in you will see a little flap covering the
 fuel pump access which is held down by Velcro

This a cover over the fuel pump

the cover is held down by double sided sticky tape it is easily
removed by using a flat head screw driver and
 prying up on it all the way around

Robo Jo is pointing to all the plugs that need disconnected

The red hose is tricky but follow the steps and it will come right off.
It may still have pressure be ready for a little fuel to come out.

 After all the plugs and hoses have been disconnected you will be ready to loosen the ring that hold the fuel pump in .

First stick a flat head screw driver in the slot robo Joe is pointing to and use a hammer to turn the ring counter clock wise.

It takes some hard whacks but will come lose

remove the ring and the fuel pump is ready to come out

pull it out carefully it takes some wiggling

 There will be a hose connected at the bottom remove it but don't drop it back into the gas tank it will need to be reconnected to the new fuel pump.

To put it back in, repeat the steps backwards

Thank you for looking if you have any questions leave a comment

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

How to Change the Battery on a 2000 - 2007 Ford Focus

2000 - 2007 Ford Focus Battery Removal Guide

Tools Needed :
  • Ratchet
  • 10mm socket

Lift the hood and locate the battery

 Loosen the nut at the front of the battery
until you can pull the rod out toward the front of the car.

 Pull the rod out and lift up on the plastic strap going accross the top of the battery.
Pull it strait out  from this point.

Pull the plastic cover off

 loosen the battery turminals

 Now Grab the battery and pull it out

Slid the new battery in

Reverse the steps above to replace the battery.

When you get back in the car your clock will probably be off since you replaced the battery
here is a video guide on how to set your clock.
Another option is to go to the following:
Advance Auto
O' Reilly
Buy the battery from them and they will put it in for you.

This is a guide in case you brake down in a shopping center parking lot
and dont have anyone to call and can not drive to a parts store.

Thanks for viewing

Friday, February 17, 2012

How to Replace Blower Fan on a 2001-2007 Chrysler Town and Country Mini Van

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How to Replace Blower fan on a 2001- 2007 Chrysler Town and Country Mini Van 
Tools Needed
  • 8mm flat wrench
  • 8mm socket
  • ratchet
  • flat head screwdriver

Disconnect the Battery before working on car.
Go to the passenger side and open the glove box
Empty the Glove box

push in on the out sides of both sides of the glove box.
Pull Towards you

This is what you will see once glove box is down.
Remove the plug on the right side, which powers the fan

There are 5 bolts holding the fan cover on
4 you can get from the bottom
1 has to be removed by opening the glove box.

On the very bottom of the cover
Black arrow - unplug
White Arrow - pull out of wire clip

There is a rubber seal around the power wire going to the fan
you can push the seal in by using a flat head screw driver.

After removing the fan cover and pulling it out from under the dash
you will next need to remove the 3 bolts holding the fan in place.

The Fan then should pull right out.

Its now ready for the new fan replacement

Reverse the steps above to reinstall the fan

after you are finished installing it reconnect your battery and try it out.

I hope this guide helped you in your quest to fix your blower fan on your car.

Thank you and have a great project.


Saturday, February 11, 2012

How to change lower power steering return tube / hose on a 2001 - 2007 Toyota highlander 2.4l 4 cylinder.

Tools needed
  • Jack
  • Lug nut remover
  • ratchet
  • 10mm socket
  • Pliers
  • 1 quart of dexron (atf) automatic transmission fluid
First take the lug nut remover and losen all 5 lug nuts
Next Find a solid part of the car and jack up the Highlander
Pull off the tire.

Remove the tow 10mm bolts holding the plastic gaurd on.
once bolts are removed pull it down out of the way.

Behind where the plastic cover was to the right you will see a  10mm bolt that needs removed.
you can use a small ratchet with a 10mm socket.

To the left right under the axle you will see the second 10mm bolt holding the tube on.
Remove the bolt.
take a pair of pliars squeeze the rubber hose clamp and slid it up the rubber hose.
Pull the rubber hose off the metel tube.
TIP: it may be easir to put the bolt back in then slide the hose off, have a pan to collect the power steering fluid when it comes out.

to get the other rubber hose off on the other end you must go under the front of car and remove the black plastic guard under the car.
Remove 6 bolts and pull it down out of the way

look up to the left of the oil filter you will see a rubber hose and a clamp
take a pair of pliars  squeeze the clamp and slid up the rubber hose
Pull rubber hose of the metel hose
TIP: may be easier to screw the bolt back in on the metel hose when trying to pull the rubber hose off

you can now remove the hose by pullig it out.

When putting the new hose just reverse the steps above to put it back on.

Once it is all back together you will need to fill the power steering resavor located under the hood on the passanger side.

This particualr vehical takse Dexron type ATF. It only takes about a half a quart.

First fill the resavor to the top
Second Start the car
Third pour more in the resavor untill you have it stay at the cold fill line
Get in and turn the steering wheel back and fourth
finally chack the level of fluid again make sure its at the full line.


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