Tag Archives: DIY

Throwback Thursday: Using The Tools You’ve Got

Today I’m going back to a time before I was a mechanic. Before college, I’d never really done any mechanic type work, except for a little bit on our lawn mower with my dad and brother. One year, the starter … Continue reading

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Quick Fix: Dielectric Grease

Recently my 1997 Civic had started running roughly and misfiring in the morning. Based on what my car did after driving through a puddle once I had an idea what the problem might be.

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Wrong Spark Plugs

I recently had an older Honda Odyssey come into the shop for a few recalls and other repairs, and found that it had some codes in the computer indicating misfires. It was misfiring on all 6 cylinders. First thing to … Continue reading

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Quick & Dirty Fix: Washer Fluid Pump

I recently refilled my windshield washer fluid, and found that I had a problem.

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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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DIY Sway bar Link Repair

Most cars have a sway bay in the front and rear. It ties the two sides of the suspension together to help control body roll during cornering. The sway bar is connected to the rest of the suspension by a … Continue reading

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How-To: 1997 Honda Civic Noisy Idler Pulley

My car’s engine began to make a high-pitched squealing noise at times, and I tracked it down to the idler pulley for the AC compressor belt.

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