Tag Archives: Suspension

Throwback: Coil Spring Modification

Taking another look back at a post from two years ago. Don’t do this to your car. There are ways to lower the ride height of your car that aren’t that bad. This was not one of those ways. Advertisements

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When Bushings and Bolts Go Bad

Suspension arms are attached to the car through rubber bushings that have a metal sleeve in the middle where the bolt goes through. In rustier areas of the country like where I live, that means the bolts can be very … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: A Friday Morning Nightmare

In memory of my previous job at a Toyota dealership, which I left two years ago today, here’s a post from the day before, March 14th, 2016. Usually Fridays are the day you look forward to, if you don’t work … Continue reading

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How to Replace the Rear Wheel Bearing on a 1996-2000 Honda Civic

The left rear wheel bearing on my 1997 Civic had been making a lot of noise for a while so I finally replaced it, and it was easier than I expected. If you have to do this yourself, here’s a … Continue reading

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It May Look Like A Walnut

And it is a walnut. But walnuts have caused a surprising number of problems in cars compared to other plant material.

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Hitting Curbs and Potholes

Winter brings more hazards for driving. The freeze/thaw cycle wreaks havoc on pavement, causing cracks and potholes to form, which can cause big problems with today’s low profile tires. The snow and slick conditions also make it easier to slide … Continue reading

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Honda HR-V Suspension Carnage

If there’s anything that can draw a small crowd of mechanics, it’s a car that’s gotten some impressive damage from a crash. Here’s a few pictures of a Honda HR-V that was sitting outside our body shop.

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