Struts can sometimes be a little scary. That is unless you have the right
equipment. They are really pretty simple for the most part. However be
sure to use a spring compressor. Here is an example on a Honda. Other
vehicles will be basically the same
Removing broken exhaust studs
Broken Exhaust studs seem to be a
predictable problem on older vehicles. Here's the best way I've found to
get them out. By the way, it works on most any kind of broken off bolt as
long as you have enough sticking out where you can get a grip on it.
Also, don't waste time with vise-grips. Get a good quality set of
gripping pliers. You'll be glad you did.
Finding an intermittent
Finding an intermittent problem is probably the most frustrating thing we
do. And because of that, it's also probably the problem that get's the
most parts "thrown" at it. Remember this. The intermittent problem does
have a cause. All we have to do is stop guessing and look for evidence.
Follow the evidence and it will lead you to the problem.
F150 Squeaky Ball Joint Replacement
Thanks for watching! Please rate, comment & subscribe. This is video of a
2000 Ford F150 4x4 with very noisy ball joints. I show how to replace the
front lower ball joints and the front upper control arms.
Service U-joints in minutes using the Tiger Tool 10105 U Joint Puller & 10202 Bearing Cup Installer
Tiger Tool 10105 - U Joint Puller:
U-Joint Puller designed to fit cars, light-duty trucks, and farm
machinery.Fits u-joints with bearing cups 1.0" to 1.25" O.D"
- Eliminates dangerous vice and socket, or hammering methods.
- Removes sealed u-joint cups in minutes.
- Does not damage the driveshaft, yokes, joints, or bearing cups.
- Patented design provides the most effective mechanical advantage for
- Heavy-duty construction.
- One piece unit (no assembly required). No bolts, no cables, and no
Tiger Tool 10202 Bearing Cup Installer:
The Tiger Bearing Cup Installer installs two bearing cups in one procedure.
An encased magnet retains bearing cup #2 in place over the yoke assembly
opposite the forcing bolt. Meanwhile, bearing cup #1 is maintained in place
by the force of the rotating plunger at the end of the threaded bolt.
Both bearing cups are pressed simultaneously, freeing the mechanics hands
to both; operate an air-wrench, and; maintain the position of the u-joint
cross during the installation procedure.
Fits virtually all medium and light-duty universal joints.
More Info Here: http://www.tigertool.com/product/20503
Jeep Cherokee Ball Joint Replacement part 1 - HD
This is footage from 2009-09-11 when I replaced the ball joints on my 1986
Jeep Cherokee. I tried to get it down to 1 video, but I couldn't condense 5
hours into 10 minutes. The only thing not shown is taking the brakes off.
Here's the writeup: http://joereid.com/2009/09/15/cherokee_ball_joints
2005 Ford F-150 Ball Joint and Control Arm Replacement
I had to swap out control arms and ball joints in my 2005 Ford F-150 4x4
truck. I turned the camera on and documented my process for making the
repairs. I believe this is the same for 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 & 2004
trucks and similar for most late model Ford F-150s.
How to Check Your Starting and Charging System
Learn how to test your car's starting and charging system. Go to
to learn more about your starting and charging system.
Get everything you need to do the job right at http://www.autozone.com
NAPA Service Tool Ball Joint Air Hammer Part # SER 68600A
This unique tool was designed to remove and install lower ball joints on
the car versus removing the steering knuckle and using a press. Using an
air hammer, the job of removing and installing ball joints is a simple
procedure saving 1 hour per side.
The tool has two main parts that attach to the air hammer, a remover and
installer. The remover easily fits over the lower end of the ball joint to
drive the old ball joint out of the steering knuckle. The installer has
been designed to fit around the upper portion of the steering knuckle
enabling a straight push for the new ball joint. The installer couples
with one of three different sizes of installer heads that drive in the new
ball joint without damaging it.
Works with "Spring Type" tool retainer air hammers.
Prelude 1988-1991 & 1996-1998
Oops, Axle and Ball Joint Replacement - EricTheCarGuy
Oops, Axle and Ball Joint Replacement
Sorry I missed you last week, I had this video half done and didn't get a
chance to finish. Well we have our 1990 Accord again, I'm getting some
mileage out of this one but I don't mind cause there are still quite a few
of these on the road and a few of you have claimed ownership to one of
these 4th generation Accords, so enjoy. A couple of things to note, I
could do a video on taking out the wishbone bolt alone, I've run into a few
problems here such as a rusted bolt that won't come out of it's bushing as
one example, perhaps future videos will show how to overcome this problem.
I thought this one went together well despite the fact that you might be
getting sick of Honda Accords, I still have more from other makes that I
haven't edited or posted yet. I have more to this video as well that may
show up in DVD form at one point, YouTube only gives me 10min to work with
but I think that is enough to get you started and not lose interest.
Perhaps you could help by submitting questions in the form of text
responses or what I would really like is a video response to something I've
put out there, that would be great.
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1995 Dodge Caravan ES
This video details my Dodge Caravan ES. Kudos goes out to Alex G for
standing behind the camera for me and doing a rock solid job!! Positive
comments are always welcome!! If you don't like this video or the vehicle
in it, please find another video to enjoy without leaving negative
comments. Stay tuned for more car videos.