Author Archives: Dan

How I Remove Rusty Sway Bar Links

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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Don’t Forget the Center Ring

Original equipment wheels that come on a car are designed so that they fit snugly around the center of the wheel hub. This is important because that takes the load off of the studs, so they’re not what’s holding all … Continue reading

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Basic Coolant Drain, Fill, & Air Bleed

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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Tool Review: Lisle Inner Tie Rod Tool

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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When a Car Fights You, Fight Back

Sometimes working on cars is easy. Sometimes it’s anything but easy. There are times when a car will fight your attempts to repair it, and you just have to fight back. This was one of those times.

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2013-2017 Honda Accord Lower Control Arm Replacement

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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Compare New & Old Parts Before Installing

A customer brought their Honda Accord to the dealer because there was a little clunking noise from the brakes or suspension. It didn’t take me long to figure out what the problem was once I got the wheels off.

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Parts Just Wear Out Sometimes

A Honda Pilot with over 300,000 miles came into the shop. I can’t remember if it’s the highest mileage I’ve personally seen, but it had to be near the most if it wasn’t. As expected, it had many things wrong … Continue reading

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2007-2011 Honda CR-V Rear Differential Fluid Replacement

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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Don’t Forget the Grease Fittings

Sometimes while checking over a car, I find that someone in the past didn’t do a good job on something. If it was just somebody doing work in their driveway I could excuse it as lack of knowledge, but if … Continue reading

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