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ride mostly single track with a little road biking mixed in.


Apr
14
comment How to replace balljoint?
After rereading your question I am unsure, is it the rear wheel balljoints or the rear control arms for the front wheels that are your concern.
Apr
11
comment What types of thread-locking Loctite do I need to be aware of as an automotive DIY-er?
While the three products I listed won't cover every job they will be sufficient for the majority of tasks for a home mechanic. They will work for all but the most extreme cases I avoid using the "heat required for removal" line (like the 271,272 products) unless it is specifically required.
Apr
4
comment Should i check quantity of battery liquid?
Using the turkey baster allows for more control and reduced risk of splashing acid. You can add small amounts into the dime sized hole easier than using an old soda bottle.
Mar
30
comment Motorcycle stood for over 12 months, turn over by hand first?
All good points and I would add change the crank oil and filter. Any sediment or water in the oil should have settled and will come out with the oil. If you feel a lot of resistance to the crank turning let it sit overnight to allow the oil to free up the rings.
Mar
4
comment What is the point of a vacuum pump with a fuel injection engine?
Also turbo or supercharged engines
Mar
4
comment Caliper piston will not collapse on Almera 98
Open the bleeder screw and attach a small length of hose to the bleeder so that the fluid can be collected and disposed of properly.
Mar
3
comment Caliper piston will not collapse on Almera 98
Have you tried pushing it back in with the bleeder screw open?
Feb
27
comment Power steering noisy and hard to turn UNTIL engine warms up
If it is an early 90's GM it has "morning sickness". A common symptom and complaint just before the steering rack fails completely.
Feb
20
comment Car Battery Dying Overnight - Disconnected
I would also check the running voltage again with the new battery. You should see about 14 volts.
Feb
19
comment 1997 ford f150 heater not working properly
Is it influenced by engine speed? As in cold at idle warm above idle? Does the temp gauge fluctuate with the heat output?
Feb
12
comment Should I run my generator dry in preparation for storage?
Even non ethanol gas with Sta-Bil has a shelf life. Fresh fuel is better than older treated fuel and is a cheap investment. I add any fuel older than 60 days to my vehicle and use fresh fuel in the small engines.
Feb
11
comment Hyundai Verna (Accent) handbrake light is on everytime
Check your owners manual to determine if you have more than one brake warning light. It could be a parking brake or service brake issue
Feb
8
comment is motorcycle chain lubrication absolutely necessary?
I was referring to the sprockets and will edit to indicate that.
Feb
2
comment Power steering seems to cutout whilst stationary.
If it has an electric power steering pump this may be normal. How long has it been doing this?
Feb
2
comment Jeep TJ death wobble troubleshooting
Can you explain exactly what the "death wobble " is.
Feb
1
comment Most acceptable way to get parts off another car?
Who is going to be responsible for removing the parts off the donor car?
Jan
31
comment Battery dies frequently
Does the problem occur more often after you have driven awhile? As in it starts every morning but won't start after a 15 or 20 minute drive?
Jan
31
comment Battery dies frequently
When it won't start does anything work, lights horn etc.? Does the engine click or try to turn over?
Jan
31
comment How to adjust handbrake on civic 1997
Does it have drum or disc brakes?
Jan
27
comment Second burst ancillary hose on Z20LET engine
It may just be the angle of the photo but is the hose kinked where it goes under the upper (large) radiator hose.