Tag Archives: Suspension

Steering Work on a Dodge

I work at a Honda dealership, so 99% of the cars that come in are Hondas, but once in a while I have to work on something else, but as long as it’s something basic, it’s basically the same as … Continue reading

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Broken Spring & Mount

It’s not too unusual for a coil spring on a higher-mileage car to eventually break, I’ve seen it many times. A lot of times it’s just half a loop from the top or bottom and it rattles around and makes … Continue reading

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Unsafe Ball Joint

I was starting to work on another Honda Accord axle shaft recall and was giving the car a quick once-over when I noticed that the left front lower ball joint was loose, along with some other suspension issues. After pricing … Continue reading

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My Truck’s Outer Tie Rods

When I had my truck in the shop to reinforce my seatbelt anchors, I checked over the suspension and noticed that the outer tie rod ball joints were both loose. With how rusty my truck is, I thought it would … Continue reading

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Don’t Hang Calipers By The Hose

One of my pet peeves, and something that I was taught early on when learning about fixing cars, is that when you’re doing a brake job, it’s not good to just let the caliper hang by the hydraulic hose. This … Continue reading

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Cooling Heated Suspension

Rust can make a lot of mechanic work harder, as I’m sure I’ve written about many times before. One of the things it really makes hard is alignments. Adjustment bolts can seize in suspension bushings, making it impossible to actually … Continue reading

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Subaru Rear Wheel Bearing

I was working on a used Subaru Forester, and found that it needed a rear wheel bearing. It’s a bolt-in wheel bearing, which are usually easier to replace than press-in, because you just have to remove the bolts and take … Continue reading

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Tire Blowout? Accidental Off-Roading?

Sometimes there are cars outside the body shop at the dealership that have interesting damage. I rarely get to hear what happened to cause the damage, so I have to try to guess what might have caused it.

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Car Didn’t Want To Be Fixed

It was my day off, and I had a long list of things to do, starting with some maintenance on my car. I had to do an oil change as well as replace one of the front wheel bearings. It … Continue reading

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Cross-Threaded Axle Nut

I was looking through my picture archive, and somehow I’ve never posted this from over a year ago.

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