Tag Archives: DIY

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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Attempted Exhaust Hack Repair

Sometimes a hackjob fix you really hope will work ends up not working. Even though this didn’t work, I took a bunch of pictures so I want to post about it anyway.

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Quick Tip: Oxygen Sensor Anti-Seize

Another quick tip for you this week. This time, oxygen sensor installation.

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Plastic Tool Tray Reinforcement

Some tools, like screwdrivers, prybars, or special sets like brake tools, come in molded plastic trays made specifically for those tools. If you have room in your toolbox, these can keep things organized really well.

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Car-pentry Skills

Sometimes for quick fixes on their car, when zip ties or duct tape won’t work, people turn to another common material: wood.

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Cheap Work Truck Repairs

Last week I spent my time working at a summer camp, something I do every summer. I’ve done a little work on some of the camp vehicles in the past, but this year I got to do a couple full … Continue reading

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How To: My Sway Bar Link Replacement Method

One of the more common suspension parts to need replacement, in my experience, are sway bar links. Up here in New York, or in other states where rust is an issue, it isn’t always easy to loosen the nuts holding … Continue reading

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