Monthly Archives: March 2018

Engine Compartment Feast

I’ve posted a couple times in the past I’ve written about evidence of animals in cars. Both evidence of them eating or storing food, or of trying to live in them. This car was worse than those. Advertisements

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When Bushings and Bolts Go Bad

Suspension arms are attached to the car through rubber bushings that have a metal sleeve in the middle where the bolt goes through. In rustier areas of the country like where I live, that means the bolts can be very … Continue reading

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Underbody Damage

Most new Hondas have a metal or plastic cover under the engine that has to be removed before an oil change. The majority are missing fasteners or are damaged after several oil changes.

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Recalls and Gloveboxs

The airbag recalls just keep coming. They’re usually not that much trouble, most of the Hondas I work on are pretty easy. The hard part often comes when doing a passenger airbag and needing to lower the glove box to … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: A Friday Morning Nightmare

In memory of my previous job at a Toyota dealership, which I left two years ago today, here’s a post from the day before, March 14th, 2016. Usually Fridays are the day you look forward to, if you don’t work … Continue reading

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Dropped Oil Cap

Dropping tools or bolts while working on a car is annoying, especially when it’s into the engine bay. When a mechanic drops something there’s always a silent pause while they wait to hear if it hits the ground. If not, … Continue reading

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How to Replace the Rear Wheel Bearing on a 1996-2000 Honda Civic

The left rear wheel bearing on my 1997 Civic had been making a lot of noise for a while so I finally replaced it, and it was easier than I expected. If you have to do this yourself, here’s a … Continue reading

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