How To Install Auto Carpet PART 1 Chevy Impala 2000-05 1AAuto.com
http://www.1aauto.com/1A/Carpets/Chevy/Impala/1ACCS03129 shows you how to install a carpet in your car or truck. replacing your carpet is one step in restoring an older vehicle or if you are looking for a good way to clean up or get rid of a smell in the inside of your vehicle. This is a little more challenging but can be done with common tools.
Transmission Fluid Change 2004 Chevy Impala that had an overheating problem due to low coolant
Subject vehicle with 87k miles is a 2004 Chevy Impala LT model with 3.8L (Series II) V-6 (Non-Supercharged). Overheading or running the engine hot can cause damage in other areas. Let's take a look the transmission fluid which is cooled by the same cooling system that cools the engine. This vehicle was losing coolant from the drain plug on the radatior which had been repaired successfully prior.
How to Replace Your Fuel Filter ( Example 2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L)
A fuel filter is a highly over looked maintenance item. We recommend changing it at least every 30,000 miles or according to manufacturers specifications. Check your owners manual for location and service manual for changing procedure. Always remember to relieve the fuel pressure before braking the line open. Also don't forget the safety glasses. We change a 2004 Chevrolet Impala filter in the video so yours may be different in appearance and location. Remember, changing the filter at proper intervals will improve fuel mileage and prolong fuel pump life!
The automobile consist of:
• Fuel System: Purpose is to deliver fuel to the engine. It consists of the fuel tank, pump, gauge/sensor, filter, pressure regulator and injectors.
• Air Intake System: Purpose is to clean and direct outside air into the engine. It consist of air filter, ducts, air plenum and intake manifold.
• Exhaust System: Purpose is to direct Exhaust gasses out of combustion out of engine. It consists of the Exhaust manifold, converters, pipes and mufflers.
• Cooling System: Purpose is to remove excess heat from the engine. It consists of water pump, hoses, radiator, thermostat, cooling fan and coolant recovery tank. Also the oil system serves as a cooling system as well as a lubricating system. It consist of oil pump, pan, filter and cooler.
1. Clutch: Purpose is to connect the engine and transmission together. It consists of clutch drive disc, driven disc, release bearing, clutch fork, cable, slave cylinder, master cylinder. There are three types of clutch systems: mechanical, cable and hydraulic.
2. Transmission: Purpose is to match engine speed to road speed. Two types used are manual or automatic. These consist of gears, linkages, cables and converters for automatics. A manual is connected to the clutch by a flywheel and automatic by a flexplate.
3. Driveshaft: Purpose is to connect the transmission to the rear axle. It consists of a slip yoke, shaft and universal joints.
4. Rear axle differential: Purpose is to change the angle of motion from engine to the wheels. It also divides torque between the wheels. It consists of a ring and pinion gear, carrier, bearings, crush sleeve and axle shafts.
5. Wheels/Tires: Purpose is to provide traction to the road as well as carry the weight of the vehicle.
Vehicle Control Systems:
1. Brakes: Purpose is to slow and stop the vehicle. It consists of master cylinder, brake Booster (vacuum or hydraulic), calipers, drums, pads and rotors.
2. Steering: Purpose is to direct vehicle in the required direction. Consists of steering gear (rack & pinion), steering wheel, column, inner/outer tie rods, pump, reservoir, hoses and pipes.
3. Suspension: Purpose is to provide stability and handling while also providing comfort to the ride. Consists of shocks, struts, sway bars, end links, springs, trailing arms and bushings.
1: Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC): Heats and cools interior air to passenger comfort. Also circulates outside and inside air.
• Air Conditioning: Consist of condenser, compressor, accumulator (receiver/dryer) orifice, expansion valve, hoses, evaporator, controls, actuators and modules.
• Heating: Consists of heater core, valves, hoses and switches.
1. Power Generation: Creates electrical power to run all the electrical systems. Consists of the alternator.
2. Power storage: Stores unused power to start the car and supply voltage to the alternator to create more electricity.
• Both systems consist of wiring, harnesses, fuse, relays and modules
Replacing The Oil Pan Gasket
Oil pan gasket repair part one. Just a quick view on how to re-install the oil pan with a new gasket. There probably are a myriad of different ways to do this.......
GM 3.8 Intake Manifold replacement. Removal the fast way WITH NOTES
this is the "Flat Rate " way to do a 3.8 liter upper and lower intake manifold set. as you see it is not necessary to take off he serp belt, alternator or tensioner assembly to remove the lower manifold. I recomend having someone help when it is time to reinstall the manifold because it can be tricky to lien up the coolant elbow and not mess up the lower gaskets when reinstalling. Note that it is recomended to disconnect the negative battery cable when doing any major repairs. This video is just to show some guys that said that a lower manifold cant be pulled in way less than 20 minutes, I know that I went over that , but I had some stuborn injectors and Im a little out of practice. If you are going to do this yourself and you are not a professional I recomend that you follow the procedure in a service manual
Mr. Gasket Oil Pan Gasket Installation Video
Performance Specialist Tim Musiek shows us how to install a Mr. Gasket Oil Pan Gasket on a Small Block Chevy.
To learn more about Oil Pan Gaskets
Spark Plug Change 08 Malibu
Bi-weekly "How to" #18 - 2.4L Ecotec Spark plug change in my 08 Malibu.
Includes: Removing the top cover,
& Replacing the top cover
Disclaimer: To the best of my knowledge this video is accurate. I am in no way responsible for any occurance resulting from following the instructions in this video.
- paper towels or small rags
- trouble light or flashlight
- driver with 5/16 socket or flat screwdriver (for clamps)
- pliers or vice grips
- preferably an air compressor (not totally needed)
- 3/8 drive ratchet with a long extension
- 5/8 spark plug socket
- 10mm socket
-- antisieze (optional)
- light grease ( white lithium or vaseline)
- may need needle nose pliers
- spark plug gapper if your plugs are not pre gapped
- 4 new sparkplugs (preferably AC Delco for GM)
2014 Chevrolet Impala LT, LTZ Review, Ford Focus ST First Drive
The Road Trip gives you a look at the 2014 Chevrolet Impala LT and LTZ.
Also check our first drive of the 2013 Ford Focus ST at 17:51
2014 Impala LTZ
3.6l V6 VVT, Direct Injected
Power: 303 hp
Torque: 264 ft-lbs
Efficiency: 8.4 L/100kms (Our testing, 80% hwy)