1 Locate the four screws that secure the ABS cover on the light bar. They are located along the back edge of the light bar and screw into the light bar reinforcement on the roof. 2 Remove the four retaining screws using a Phillips screwdriver. Be sure to put the screws in a safe place so that you can reuse them later to reinstall the light bar cover. 3 Lift the rear edge of the light bar cover and slide it forward. The cover needs to slide far enough forward to disengage the front edge from the light bar reinforcement. Lift the cover off the roof and set it aside. 4 Locate the jumper harness that connects to the wiring harness. It is located on the left side of the bar between the first and second lights. Unplug the electrical connector, being careful not to break the retaining clip on the connector. 5 Locate and remove the four mounting nuts on the i
1 Open the tailgate of your Jeep Liberty. Locate the two retaining screws that hold the taillight assembly into the Jeep. They are located on the inboard edge of the taillight assembly. 2 Remove the two screws using a Phillips head screwdriver. They are screwed into small plastic nuts that are pressed into the sheet metal of the quarter panel. Save the screws for later reassembly of the unit. 3 Pull out on the taillight assembly until the unit pops loose from the two ball studs that are located on the outer edge of the light. They will pop right out if you pull straight out from the quarter panel. 4 Remove the wiring harness from the rear of the assembly and remove the entire unit from the Jeep. You can now access the bulbs and remove them if necessary for replacement or to transfer them into a new unit.
1 Perform an online search to see if there are any catalytic converter recyclers in your area. If there are, bring your “cats” to them and they will pay you the appropriate value for each unit. If not, MidSouth Recycling is a nationwide dealer that takes any and all catalytic converters for cash. 2 Box up all of your catalytic converters and send them to MidSouth Recycling. Be sure to include your return information within the package, in case the box becomes damaged during shipping. The address is as follows: Mid-South Recycling c/o Steven Gee 508 Carl Whitten Road Hornsby, TN 38044 3 Wait patiently for your check to arrive. MidSouth Recycling promises a check sent out the same day that the package is received. On larger orders (over a hundred or more), Mr. Gee says he can even do wire transfers to get the money faster.
1 Open the glove compartment and locate the heater motor resistor pack on the A/C housing behind it. You will be able to access the bolts and electrical connectors through the opening. 2 Depress the lock that secures the electrical connector to the resistor pack. Unplug the electrical connector from the resistor pack. Lay it aside so that it does not get damaged. 3 Locate the two retaining bolts on the resistor pack. Remove the two retaining bolts that hold the resistor pack using a socket and ratchet. You will need to put an extension on the ratchet to reach the bolts. 4 Remove the resistor pack from the HVAC housing and replace with the new resistor pack. Install the two retaining bolts and tighten them with a socket and ratchet until secure. 5 Plug in the electrical connector, being sure that the lock on the connector snaps into place. Test the new
Wear Most original shocks will start weakening after 50,000 to 60,000 miles. Some may start showing wear at 30,000-40,000 miles. Seek professional advice on judging whether or not auto struts are worn enough to replace or upgrade. Damage A broken mount or dented housing on the struts are signs of damage requiring replacement. Leakage Oil or wetness outside of the strut indicates that the shocks are leaking and will need to be replaced. Vehicle Performance Auto struts deteriorate gradually over time and the overall ride of the vehicle will gradually become worse as the shocks wear. Bouncing excessively after hitting a bump or experiencing a nose dip in braking may mean it is time for new struts. Bounce Test Rock and release the bumper of the body. If the suspension continues to bounce more than once or twice then your struts are showing signs of deterioration and need to be r
1 Park the vehicle and allow the engine and other parts to cool down if necessary, to avoid burn injuries. Find the high-pressure hose (return hose) that carries the power-steering fluid from the pump to the power steering rack. This will be the hose with threaded fittings on the ends. Spray some penetrating oil (Liquid Wrench or WD-40) on the fittings connected to the power steering box or rack. 2 Put a drain pan underneath the lowest point of the pressure hose. Unscrew the hose fitting or bolt from the power-steering box using a flare-nut wrench, and then remove the return hose to allow the fluid to drain from the hose. Plug the area where you removed the hose with a rag. 3 Remove the other end of the power steering hose by removing all the additional fittings (clips, clamps, shields) from the pump and steering gear box, using a flare-nut wrench and screwdriver, and then cap areas such as the pump with a rag to
1 Open your trunk. Remove the tub cover from the middle of the trunk floor and set it aside. 2 Remove the trunk sill plate. This is the plastic trim along the lower rear edge of the trunk. Unscrew the four cargo-net connectors closest to the door of the trunk. Two of these are set in the trunk’s floor, and two hold the sill plate on. Carefully pull the plate upward to remove it. 3 Unscrew the two remaining connectors on the right side of the trunk. Grab hold of the edge of the right-side panel and pull it loose, lifting it carefully to clear the connector studs. 4 Disconnect the OnStar box which is located behind the right-side panel. Having pulled the panel loose, you should now be able to access it. Unplug the three connectors on the lower forward side of the OnStar box to disable it. If you wish, you can unscrew and discard the entire box as an added precaution.
1 Make sure the headlight switch inside the Dodge Caravan is in the off position. 2 Release the hood latch and open the hood. 3 Locate the three headlight assembly retaining screws at the top of the headlight assembly, then remove them with a ratchet and suitable socket. Set the screws aside so you don’t drop them down into the engine compartment. 4 Wiggle the headlight assembly out of its cavity between the front grill and the fender. Be careful not to pull it too far out; the wire harness is connected to the bulbs at the back of the assembly. 5 Reach behind the assembly and disconnect the wire harness plugged into the faulty bulb socket. 6 Turn the retainer ring surrounding the headlight counterclockwise 1/3 of a turn to disengage it and the bulb from the headlight assembly. 7 Ins
1 Raise your Jeep off the ground using a floor jack and support all four corners of the Jeep with jack stands. Raise the Jeep high enough to comfortably work under it. 2 Place a jack stand under the rear of the transmission to support it. Locate and remove the four transmission cross member mounting bolts using a socket and ratchet. Remove the cross member from under the Jeep. 3 Place a drain pan or bucket under the transfer case and drain the fluid out of it by removing the fill and drain plugs from the back of the case. Use a 10-millimeter Allen head socket to remove the plugs. Put the plugs back into the case when it is done draining so you don’t lose them. 4 Remove the front and rear drive shafts from the Jeep. Remove the bolts that attach the drive shafts to their respective differentials with a 10-millimeter wrench, then remove the mounting bolts at the transfer case for
1 Remove the bezel that surrounds the instrument cluster on the dash. You need to use a flat screwdriver, trim stick or other flat tool to gently pry the bezel loose at each of the four corners. 2 Locate and remove the screws that secure the upper mounting tabs for the cluster with a Phillips screwdriver. Remove the screws that secure the lower mounting tabs for the instrument cluster as well. 3 Pull down on the upper cluster mounting tabs and pull the cluster out far enough to access the electrical connector on the rear of the cluster. Unplug the connector and pull the cluster out. 4 Locate the bulbs that you need to change on the rear of the cluster. Turn the bulb holder counterclockwise to remove the bulb holder and bulb from the cluster. Insert the new bulb and reinstall the holder, turning it clockwise until it locks in. 5 Slide the cluster back