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How To : Identify the rear axle on a Jeep Cherokee

Richpin's Auto Repair shows you how to properly identify the rear axle of a Jeep Grand Cherokee. This information will allow you to obtain the correct information for replacing this specific automobile part. The video will show you where you need to look beneath the vehicle to ...more

How To : Replacing a rear axle U joint

Rear axle U joints and how to remove and replace them. Learn about universal joint replacement on a car's rear axle in this free car repair video. Part 1 of 15 - How to Replacing a rear axle U joint. Replacing a rear axle U joint - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this vid ...more

How To : Identify a Jeep rear axle in order to replace it

RichPin shows how to identify a rear axle on a Jeep Grand Cherokee to determine the correct replacement part. The first thing to do is to identify the axle by cleaning the fill plug on the back cover. Look at the inscription of the plug to find out the style of the rear end. I ...more

How To : Rethread your skateboard truck axle

Have beat up trucks? Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to rethread your skateboard truck axle. There are two techniques to rethread your axle rod on your skateboard truck. You can use either a grinder or a rethreader.

How To : Change Drive Axle Boots on a Porsche 944

This is a video tutorial how to change the drive axle boots at a Porsche 944. The boots are different for the different versions, i.e., the Turbo and S2 version have stronger drive axles, but the work is the same for all models. Note The video has a German soundtrack but Eng ...more

How To : Remove your bike wheels with quick release axles

If you own a bicycle with front and rear quick release axles, knowing how to remove your tires can be important. If you get a flat tire and have no idea how to do it, you may have to pay someone, which could be costly. In this tutorial, you'll find out what you need to do in ...more

How To : Axle Stall on a skateboard

This video will teach you how you can do a trick known as the axle stall on the skateboard. It covers common mistakes of the axle stall, as well as foot placement.

How To : Do a bs axle fs 270 out trick on skateboard

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to perform the big spin axle front side out trick on the skateboard. This trick is performed on a ramp. Be sure to wear safety gear before attempting this skateboard move.

How To : Service a Peugeot 206 Compact Car

This video gives a step by step tutorial how to service a Peugeot 206 with the 1.4 liter engine. Please note that the video is not in English, but you can follow along by watching the video and following the written instructions below. Work under the car. Change the oil and r ...more

News : Three DIY Snow Vehicle BEASTS

As Popsci says, these DIY snow vehicles show winter who's boss. The Snow Chopper Two government employed mechanics in Antarctica built a "snow chopper" with junkyard parts and trash. The engine and track are from a totaled 1981 Ski-Doo Elan, and everything else from "savvy d ...more

How To : Replace the ball joints to a 99 Ford Explorer

In this next tutorial, you'll find out what tools you'll need to replace the ball joints on a 1999 Ford Explorer. It's a pretty easy to follow, especially if you know anything about cars, so good luck and enjoy! 1) Remove wheel and all non essential parts (Brakes Calipers, Ro ...more

How To : Bind to return an unresponsive yo-yo

Everybody had a yo-yo at one point in their life; some when they were just little children, some when they were bored teenagers, some when they found the kid inside of them they never knew of, and even some when they felt retirement was just not very fun. It just goes to show ...more

How To : Change a vehicle's hub bearing assembly

Hub bearing assemblies are one of the most expensive things you could get fixed on your vehicle. And it's not an easy task to repair yourself if you're not a semi-professional mechanic. But with the help of this video, you'll learn the steps to changing hub bearing assemblies, ...more

How To : Remove & install a rear bicycle wheel

In this video from Intown Bicycles, demonstrates how to easily remove and to reinstall a rear bicycle wheel from a bicycle equipped with a quick release axle. There are three different common types of bicycle braking systems, and you will learn first how to disengage each of t ...more

How To : Remove the rear wheel from your bike

Don't know how to take that rear wheel off of your bike? Is the chain making things difficult? Check out this instructional cycling video that demonstrates how to remove your rear wheel if you have to change your bike tire or fix a flat. This is a VERY BASIC and non-technical ...more

How To : Change a moped tire

Zach Levenburg of 1977 Mopeds in San Francisco shows us how to fix a flat on the rear wheel of a moped. * First, remove the rear brake cable with a wrench, and loosen the axle nuts using one wrench on each side. * Flip the chain tensioner out of the way, and push the wheel sl ...more

How To : Fix a differential leak

In this series of car repair videos, our automotive expert tells you how to diagnose and repair a differential leak. Doug Jenkins talks you through the entire process, beginning with how to rack your car and how to remove wheels, brake drums and axle in the course of removing ...more

How To : Use Real Steam Power For... Robots?

First off, let me say this—using real steam power is dangerous, and heavy, and just generally not worth it when you have modern alternatives. Except, you know, if you're a Steampunk. Or this guy: Video: . The guy in the above video makes some awesome gadgets, which are unfortu ...more

How To : Service a Porsche 944

This video gives a step by step tutorial how to service a Porsche 944. The service is demonstrated on an S2, but most steps are very similar for other versions. The video has a German soundtrack but English subtitles are available at YouTube. Working under the car Remove engi ...more

How To : Operate a car jack

If you don't know how to raise a car off the ground by now, you don't know jack. You Will Need * A car jack * Your vehicle owner's manual * A screwdriver WARNING: Follow the instructions for your jack. Never jack up a vehicle from a point not designed to handle the load. Impr ...more

News : Who Knew LEGOs Could Be So Deadly?

Seems just about anything can be constructed with LEGOs these days. You name it- a printer, an engine, an ATM, guns... even a house! Dave and John Xandega's circular saw is made with LEGO bricks, but the blade is definitely real: "She's got a Lego 9V Battery Housing and Moto ...more

How To : Make fingerboard wheels using a mini lathe

This video will show you how to create wheels for a fingerboard using a lathe. First, you should take a plastic tube and insert it into your lathe, using various drill pieces to cut down the plastic tube to the correct size. After this has been done, a drill which is attached ...more

How To : Change motorcycle tires

Therefore, those tires still need to be changed from time to time, because of a flat, or because the tread wears out—or maybe just for the purposes of an upgrade. In this motorcycle maintenance video series, learn how to change a tire on your bike. Our expert mechanic will wal ...more

How To : Dish a rear bicycle wheel

In this video, Mike shows us how to dish a rear bicycle wheel. First, you need to measure the distance from the wheel to the hub and axle. Do this on both the non-drive and drive side. Set the dish on both sides, then find the gap from each of the side. Now you will know if th ...more

How To : Cut spokes to build a bike wheel

Assemble tools and materials. You'll need a rim, a hub, and the proper length spokes and spoke nipples. You'll need a wheel truing stand, a spoke wrench, a flat screwdriver, and medium weight oil. A spoke tensiometer, a dishing tool and a nipple driver are optional. Place the ...more

How To : Build a magnetic stirring device

In this video, we learn how to build a magnetic stirring device. First you will need: a block of 1 inch thick Styrofoam, a piece of cardboard, 2 magnets, a small electric motor, a piece of non-magnetic metal, a hot glue gun, and a soldering iron. First, draw the shape of your ...more

How To : Perform the "split bottom mount" yo-yo trick

Everybody had a yo-yo at one point in their life; some when they were just little children, some when they were bored teenagers, some when they found the kid inside of them they never knew of, and even some when they felt retirement was just not very fun. It just goes to show ...more

How To : Build a 2x2x6 Rubik's Cube

Is the normal Rubik's Cube not enough challenge for you? Does your brain require more stimulation than a 3x3 or a 4x4 puzzle can give? Well, you're in luck, because you can build your own special Rubiks Cube, your very own 2x2x6. This video tutorial, in two parts, will get yo ...more

How To : Perform the "ladder mount" yo-yo trick

Everybody had a yo-yo at one point in their life; some when they were just little children, some when they were bored teenagers, some when they found the kid inside of them they never knew of, and even some when they felt retirement was just not very fun. It just goes to show ...more

How To : Make a homemade compost tumbler

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a homemade compost tumbler. Find a large barrel and mount it on a wood frame. You can use recycled materials, like an old pickle barrel if you can find one. There should be an axle in the middle of the wooden posts that runs through the t ...more

How To : Build your own skateboard

A skateboard consists of three elements: the board or deck, the wheels, and the trucks, which connect the wheels to the deck. Craft your own sweet ride by putting them together. Learn how to build your own skateboard with this Howcast guide. It is laid out for you in 9 easy st ...more

How To : Clean skateboard bearings

Riding a skateboard can be a blast, but not when your skateboard gets hard to handle because of dirty bearings. Here's how to keep them clean. Watch this video to learn how to clean skateboard bearings. Step 1. Prepare for a mess Cleaning bearings can get messy. Wear clothes ...more

How To : Perform the "candy rain" yo-yo trick

Everybody had a yo-yo at one point in their life; some when they were just little children, some when they were bored teenagers, some when they found the kid inside of them they never knew of, and even some when they felt retirement was just not very fun. It just goes to show ...more

How To : Perform the "spirit bomb" yo-yo trick

Everybody had a yo-yo at one point in their life; some when they were just little children, some when they were bored teenagers, some when they found the kid inside of them they never knew of, and even some when they felt retirement was just not very fun. It just goes to show ...more

How To : Replace trailer wheel bearings

In this video we learn how to replace trailer wheel bearings. First, place the trailer up on a jack and take the wheel off until you're left with the hub. To remove the dust cap, take a chisel and put it on the hub. Hammer it until it becomes loose and you can remove it. After ...more

How To : Build a howitzer out of Legos

Howitzers are a type of artillery first employed in World War 1. In this video you will learn how to make a toy howitzer out of Legos. It's easy to assemble, and it fires rubber bands! Materials needed: Assorted Lego pieces Rubber bands 1. Put two bars on the black plate, t ...more

How To : Perform the "one and a half mount" yo-yo trick

Everybody had a yo-yo at one point in their life; some when they were just little children, some when they were bored teenagers, some when they found the kid inside of them they never knew of, and even some when they felt retirement was just not very fun. It just goes to show ...more

How To : Solve the Whip-It puzzle

This video tutorial will show you how to solve the Whip-It puzzle. The Whip-It puzzle is not quite a Rubik's Cube, but it's just as fun! The Whip-It is also referred to as the Puzzle 6. and is a sliding piece puzzle that consists of several discs stacked up into a tower, and t ...more

How To : Remove a stuck freewheel

In this tutorial, we learn how to remove a stuck freewheel. First, take your crescent wheel and place it on the outside piece of the wheel axle. After this, use a wrench to remove the bolt that is around this, using a big push to help it get out of place. This should be pretty ...more

How To : Silicon recess a Duncan brand yo-yo

If you want to mod your new Duncan yo-yo, don't fret, help is here. See how to silicon recess your Duncan brand yo-yo. Step 1: Take apart and pop out the caps Step 2: Get the axle, 2 shims, and a nut Step 3: Setup the yoyo for your drill Step 4: Setup your drill— if you have ...more

How To : Change a dirt bike tire

To change a dirt bike tire follow these instructions. First use the crescent wrench set to loosen, and remove the axle bolt from the wheel you are working on. Then, slide the wheel out of the stays and lay it flat on the ground in an open area. Use the screwdriver to let the a ...more

How To : Overhaul a DT Freehub body

In this tutorial, we learn how to overhaul a DT freehub body. First, pop the freehub off with your hand and a rag. Use an axle clamp if this will not pop off with your hand. Now, remove the end cap, freehub body, spring, star ratchets, second spring, and spacer. Set these on a ...more

How To : Replace a broken axel on your Volcano SV 4WD truck

In this how-to video, you will learn how to replace a broken axle on a Volcano SV. First, take off the wheel. Next, remove the axle piece out with a hex wrench. To get it entirely out, use your hex wrench to move out the long screws. Make sure you take them out at about the sa ...more

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