Monthly Archives: December 2016

My Car: Gas Tank Straps

Last week I wrote about the trouble I had trying to do some rear suspension work on my ’97 Civic. One of the things I discovered was that only one of the two gas tank straps was holding it up.

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Frozen Washer Fluid

We’ve been experiencing plenty of winter weather around here lately, and all the snow and ice on the roads means a lot of salt being spread, and salty water being sprayed by other cars covering your car and windshield. This … Continue reading

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My Car: Day-Off Debacle

This one had been in the planning stage for months, and I finally got the chance to do the work. And it didn’t go well.

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Tool Review: Mychanic Flex Light

I’d been looking for a good work light when I ran across this one on Facebook.

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Broken Subaru Exhaust

My sister is the only one in the family who doesn’t own a Honda, currently she has a 2003 Subaru Outback. One day she tells me that her car is sounding a lot louder. I started it and instantly diagnosed … Continue reading

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Junkyard Engines

When there’s a big problem with an engine so it needs to be replaced, usually the cheapest fix is to get an engine from a junkyard. However, you should always try to buy from a place that gives a warranty … Continue reading

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Double-Nutted Tie Rod

Most suspension parts are held together by nut and bolt combinations, but there are a few that are just a nut on a stud, usually ball joints and outer tie rod ends. To make sure the nut can’t come loose, … Continue reading

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