Author Archives: Dan

Driven In With No Brake Caliper

A lot of times, a mechanic’s least favorite vehicle to work on is one that someone else already worked on. I don’t mean one that’s had work done correctly, but one that someone tried to work on and failed, whether … Continue reading

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Tool Tip: Flush Cutters

New blog post or video every Monday, 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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A Big Toolbox Does Not a Good Mechanic Make

Walk into a mechanic shop and you’ll see all kinds of different toolboxes. Big, small, new, old, different colors, different brands. Some mechanics seem to see them as status indicators, where you’re only a “real mechanic” if you own a … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Lug Nut Torque

New blog post or video every Monday, 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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The Worst Car I’ve Ever Worked On

In my over eight years of working on cars as a mechanic, I’ve seen a lot of cars in bad shape. Rusty, neglected, dirty, all kinds of problems. But when a car has so many problems you don’t know where … Continue reading

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Replacing My Truck’s Gas Tank

New blog post or video every Monday, 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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Bent Brake Caliper

I was working on a Honda Pilot, replacing the rear brake pads and rotors. Everything seemed normal until I took the caliper slider pins out to clean and lubricate them.

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2013-2017 Honda Accord Front Bumper Removal

New blog post or video every Monday, 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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Stuck Rotor Leads to Used Parts Fiasco

I had sold rear brakes on a 2014 Honda Civic, and was taking the old rotors off when I ran into a problem. The right rear rotor was sticking on the hub and studs, so I had to hit it … Continue reading

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Exterior Trim & Wheel Painting on My Civic

New blog post or video every Monday, 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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