How to Replace a Power Steering Hose

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Power Steering Hose. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Power Steering Hose
  • Flashlight
  • Drain Pan
  • Flare Nut Wrench

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $73.99 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $190.08 parts and labor

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Instructions:

  • You can find the power steering pump and reservoir under the hood.
  • Make sure that the power steering fluid level is up to the required mark.
  • Look for any signs of leakage in the steering hoses.
  • Take a drain pan and put it under the pressure hose connection located at the steering rack.
  • Make use of nut wrench, unfasten the leaking pressure hose.
  • Take a new power steering hose and fix it carefully. Secure it with bolts.
  • Take a new power steering fluid recommended for your vehicle model and fill the power steering reservoir up to the full mark.
  • Turn the engine on and wait for few minutes before turning it off. Again check the fluid level in the reservoir and fill it if required.
  • Turn the engine on again and wiggle the steering wheel from left to right.
  • 10. Take a small drive to ensure the proper working of the steering wheel.
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How to Check for Loose Steering System Parts

Below guide will teach you How to Check for Loose Steering System Parts. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Mirror
  • Flashlight
  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stand Set
  • Pry Bar

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $0.00 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $118.58 parts and labor

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Instructions:

  • Park the car on a flat surface and don’t forget to apply parking brake.
  • Take a floor jack and raise the front of the vehicle. It is better to put logs behind rear wheels.
  • Take jack stands and secure the vehicle over them to avoid any critical situation because your safety should be your priority.
  • Ask the assistant to wiggle the steering wheel from left to right, so that you can check for looseness in steering column, steering box, steering rack and all other connected parts.
  • Don’t forget to observe the outer tie ends for extreme play at the link to the steering knuckle.
  • All the components which have excessive play should be replaced. Take help from owner’s manual to check for specifications.
  • Remove the defective steering system parts and consult any professional technician for help.
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How to Replace a Headlight

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Headlight. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Headlight
  • Flashlight
  • 1/4 in. Drive Ratchet
  • Socket and Ratchet Set

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $26.82 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $218.72 parts and labor

Instructions:

  • Pop up the engine hood.
  • Before doing anything, it is better to detach any wiring connection from the back of the headlight.
  • Take the headlight out of its housing. You have to remove the screws.
  • Take a new headlight and position it carefully in the headlight housing.
  • Secure the new headlight in the housing with screws.
  • It is better to install the new headlight bulb in the new assembly.
  • Reattach the wiring connection to the new headlight.
  • Switch on the headlights to ensure that the headlight is properly installed and operating.
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How to Replace a Tail Light

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Tail Light. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Tail Light
  • 1/4 in. Drive Ratchet
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Trim Panel Removal Tool
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $15.81 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $81.90 parts and labor

Instructions:

  • Switch on the headlights and go on the rear side of the vehicle to check which tail has burned out.
  • Unfasten any screws from the outside of the tail light if applicable to remove the plastic trim or cover.
  • You can access the back of the tail light by opening the trunk.
  • Take the socket and bulb out of the tail light assembly.
  • Unfasten the nuts holding the tail light in place and remove it.
  • Take a new tail light and position it in the tail light pocket.
  • Secure it with screws and nuts.
  • Reinstall the socket and bulb into the new tail light.
  • Put back the cover or plastic trim and secure it with screws.
  • Check the light by turning it on.
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How to Replace a Turn Signal Light Assembly

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Turn Signal Light Assembly. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Turn Signal Light
  • Screwdriver
  • 1/4 in. Drive Ratchet
  • Socket and Ratchet Set

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $29.11 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $97.59 parts and labor

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Instructions:

  • If you are working with front turn signal light assembly, you have to access it from under the hood. Lift the hood and secure it with hood prop.
  • Take the socket and bulb out of the turn signal light assembly.
  • Unfasten the screws holding the assembly in its place and take the defective or damaged assembly out of the vehicle.
  • Take a new turn signal light assembly and fix it in place and secure it with screws.
  • Install the socket and bulb in the new light assembly.
  • Switch on the turn signal lights and make sure the replaced assembly is operating properly.
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How to Replace a Side Marker Light Assembly

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Side Marker Light Assembly. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Side Marker
  • Screwdriver
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $30.28 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $98.97 parts and labor

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Instructions:

  • Observe carefully the side marker light assembly for any signs of damage.
  • You have to figure out what type of side marker assembly your vehicle has. Some need to be access from the hood or trunk or some even from the bottom of the vehicle.
  • One you have gain access to the assembly, take the bulb and socket out of the assembly. Turn the socket counterclockwise and draw the socket out.
  • Unfasten the screws holding the assembly and take it away.
  • Position the new marker light assembly and secure it with screws.
  • Adjust the bulb and socket in the new marker light assembly.
  • Inspect the lights by turning it on.
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How to Replace a Corner Light

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Corner Light. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Corner Light
  • Screwdriver
  • 1/4 in. Drive Ratchet
  • Socket and Ratchet Set

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $43.98 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $126.97 parts and labor

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Instructions:

  • Examine the corner light for any signs of damage.
  • Detach the wiring connection from the back side of the corner light.
  • Unfasten the screws holding the corner light and take it away.
  • Take a new corner light and secure it with screws.
  • Reattach the wiring connection to the new corner light.
  • Switch the light on to ensure that the light is properly installed.
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How to Replace a Turn Signal Switch

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Turn Signal Switch. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Turn Signal Switch
  • Screwdriver
  • 1/4 in. Drive Ratchet
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Trim Panel Removal Tool Set

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $63.73 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $217.49 parts and labor

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Instructions:

  • Switch on the ignition key and turn on the signal switch.
  • Move around the vehicle to see whether all the turn signal lights are operating or not.
  • Turn ignition key to off position and detach the negative battery cable.
  • You have to remove the steering column trim to access the turn signal switch.
  • Unfasten the bolts holding the turn signal switch in place.
  • Detach the electrical connectors from the turn signal switch before taking it out.
  • Take a new switch and secure it with bolts.
  • Reattach the electrical connectors to the new switch.
  • Put the steering column trim back to its place.
  • Join the negative battery cable to terminal.
  • Switch on the turn signal switch and check that the new turn signal switch is properly installed and working.
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How to Replace a Fog Light Assembly

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Fog Light Assembly. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Fog Light
  • Screwdriver
  • 1/4 in. Drive Ratchet
  • Socket and Ratchet Set

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $104.36 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $186.38 parts and labor

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Instructions:

  • First, inspect the fog light assembly for any visible damage.
  • Detach the wiring harness from the assembly before removing it.
  • Unfasten the screws holding the fog light assembly and take the assembly away. You may to access the screws from behind the assembly.
  • Take a new fog light assembly and installed it.
  • Secure the new fog light assembly with screws.
  • Reconnect the wiring harness to the new fog light assembly.
  • Switch the fog light assembly on to ensure that the lights are properly installed.
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How to Replace a Tail Light Bulb

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Tail Light Bulb. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Light Bulb
  • Screwdriver
  • 1/4 in. Drive Ratchet
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $16.63 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $82.86 parts and labor

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Instructions:

  • Switch the ignition key on and also the headlight switch.
  • Go back to the vehicle and expect which tail light bulb needs replacement.
  • Switch off the key as well as headlight switch.
  • You may unfasten the screws to get access to the tail light bulb.
  • Disconnect the wiring harness from the tail light assembly before removing the bulb.
  • Remove the bulb from the tail light socket.
  • Fix new bulb in the socket.
  • Reattach the wiring harness to the tail light assembly and secure the assembly with screws.
  • Turn on the lights to ensure that the new bulb is properly installed.
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