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Sock and vac cleaning hack | Car Hacks

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In this episode of Car Hacks, Amr tries using a vacuum and a sock to remove a pile of change from his center console.

How to Replace a Vacuum Brake Booster

The vacuum brake booster is located between the brake master cylinder and the firewall.

How to Replace a Cruise Control Vacuum Reservoir

Older vehicles manufactured prior to 1996 typically utilized a vacuum-operated cruise control that used vacuum pressure to hold and release the throttle cable.

How to Replace a Vacuum Hose

Vacuum hoses run throughout an engine’s compartment, and they are used for many applications in the engine and inside of the vehicle.

How to Replace a Cruise Control Vacuum Bleed Switch

Older vehicles manufactured prior to the introduction of electronic control modules relied on mechanically engineered components to perform the functions now controlled by electronics and super computers.

How to Replace a Coolant Vacuum Valve Switch

When the temperature begins to fall, one of the most important components on your vehicle is the heater.

How to Replace a Brake Booster Vacuum Sensor

The brake booster vacuum pressure sensor is found in most vehicles equipped with an electric or engine-driven vacuum pump.

How to Replace an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Vacuum Modulator

The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system introduces exhaust gases to the engine combustion chamber to lower temperatures.

How to Inspect Car Vacuum Hoses

As you drive your car, your engine draws in massive amounts of air which it then mixes with gas and ignites it to keep the engine running.

How Long Does a Vacuum Pump Last?

Your car’s engine is a very complex piece of machinery.

How Long Does a Vacuum Booster Last?

Without a properly working braking system, it will be nearly impossible to avoid being in a wreck.

How Long Does a Thermostatic Vacuum Sensor Last?

Winter can make for tricky driving conditions - just starting up your vehicle can be a bit more of a chore.

How Long Does an EGR Vacuum Modulator Last?

Not only does the EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) system in your vehicle cut down on emissions, but it also helps to make your engine run more efficiently.

How Long Does a Cruise Control Vacuum Reservoir Last?

The cruise control vacuum reservoir is an air bladder that stores a supply of spare air that is vacuum pressured for when the primary vacuum runs low.

How Long Does a Brake Booster Vacuum Sensor Last?

In order for a car to have the brake power that it needs, there will have to be a sufficient amount of vacuum power.

How Long Does a Brake Booster Vacuum Pump Last?

The hydraulic braking system on your car is very complicated.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Vacuum Pump

An internal combustion engine running on unleaded gasoline builds up a tremendous amount of pressure inside the enclosed crankcase.

Symptoms of Bad or Failing Vacuum Hoses

One of the side effects of a combustion engine is the buildup of pressure inside contained components.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Vacuum Brake Booster Check Valve

Many vehicles employ a vacuum brake booster in order to provide additional power to the braking system.

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