Monthly Archives: September 2019

Hoarding Parts Can Pay Off

Ask any mechanic, and they probably have a drawer or box full of old nuts and bolts. It may not be very often that they need to be rummaged through, but sometimes they can solve problems. Advertisements

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Subaru Rear Wheel Bearing

I was working on a used Subaru Forester, and found that it needed a rear wheel bearing. It’s a bolt-in wheel bearing, which are usually easier to replace than press-in, because you just have to remove the bolts and take … Continue reading

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New Rims for My Corolla

New blog posts every Monday and Thursday, plus pictures throughout the week on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Watch Mechanical Malarkey on YouTube! Mechanical Malarkey T-shirts, hats, and stickers are available to order! -Dan

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Bad Welding In My Way

I was starting work on a steering rack replacement, which requires lower the subframe a few inches. While preparing to remove the bolts holding the subframe, I discovered a problem.

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Brake Light Fuse Keeps Blowing

Usually if a fuse blows, it means that there is an electrical fault in the circuit that it protects. However, a lot of times, when a fuse blows, people will just replace the fuse and not check to see why … Continue reading

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What Is An Engine Block Heater?

I’m often tasked with installing accessories on new cars that get sold at the dealership I work at. Recently I installed an engine block heater for the first time.

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Rear Brake Caliper Replacement – 2003-2007 Honda Accord

New blog posts every Monday and Thursday, plus pictures throughout the week on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Watch Mechanical Malarkey on YouTube! Mechanical Malarkey T-shirts, hats, and stickers are available to order! -Dan

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