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How To: Replacing Rotors with Bearings

Most cars these days have the rotor separate from the hub and bearing, but some trucks and older vehicles use rotors that contain two sets of tapered bearings inside them and include the studs for the lug nuts. They’re more … Continue reading

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How To: 1987-1991 Ford F-250/F-350 Front Brake Calipers

I recently did a brake job on my truck, and found that the calipers are attached differently than on newer vehicles, so here’s a how-to guide if you’re doing them yourself. You don’t need any sockets or wrenches, just a … Continue reading

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How To: 1987-1991 Ford F-Series Headlight Assembly Replacement

The headlights on my 1990 Ford F-250 were looking pretty bad. 28 years of sun does a number on plastic. Besides the fading and clouding, the housings were broken, so it wasn’t worth just restoring the headlights. If you want … Continue reading

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The Wrong Way To Wire Accessories

A Honda Civic came in with complaints of some strange electrical problems. The first step after checking for diagnostic codes was to check for any aftermarket add-ons, because if poorly installed, they can mess with the systems on the car.

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House Wiring in Cars

My 1990 F-250 has led a hard life, and the wiring has taken a beating. It’s been hacked together enough that I don’t even want to touch any of it if I can avoid it. One thing I noticed with … Continue reading

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Duct Tape Van

At the dealership we don’t see a lot of cars older than 10 years old, often when we do it’s for a recall or check engine light. Sometimes those older cars are in pretty bad condition.

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OBD-II Connector Location

Every car sold in the US since 1996 is required to be equipped with an OBD-II connector so all scan tools, and in some cases state inspection computers, can connect to them and read data. There are general requirements for … Continue reading

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