Monthly Archives: January 2017

Broken Tie Rod

Steering and suspension parts have to be very strong for all the abuse they take over the lifetime of a car, so when they bend or break it’s usually impressive. Advertisements

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My Car: New Fog Lights

A year ago I installed a set of Harbor Freight fog lights on my 1997 Honda Civic. They didn’t really do very much compared to my LED headlight bulbs, so I almost never used them.

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Dunk Tank

Leaky tires happen. Sometimes you can just look at them and find a nail or screw stuck in them. Sometimes it takes spraying soapy water on them to find the puncture or the leaking around the bead seating surface.

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My Car: Leaking Brake Line

In my post about plans for work on my car this year, I said that it’s likely something will break and need fixing besides what I planned to do. It didn’t take long.

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Extra-Thin Brakes

One of the company’s plow trucks was brought in to get the front brakes replaced because they were making noise, but we didn’t expect what we found when we took the wheel off.

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Corroded Rims Leak Air

Discovering that one of your tires is going flat isn’t fun. Often times it’s a nail or screw that punctured the tire, but sometimes it’s not as obvious.

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Incorrect Brake Pads

Doing work on your car yourself or having a friend do it can save you a lot of money. But you have to know what you’re doing, or things could go very wrong.

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