One day, your car may break down and you won't be able to afford to hire a mechanic, so what do you do... you look on the web for some how-to vehicle repair videos and become your own car mechanic, that's what. You don't need any advanced training to perform repairs and simple ...more
How to Replace a Front Wheel Wheel Bearing on a Mazda
A wheel bearing doesn't have to be a costly fix for the mechanic. It could be a relatively cheap repair job for all you do-it-yourselfer types. There are different types of wheel bearings, but the type explained in this video, on a 1991 Ford Explorer, is a self-contained all-i ...more
Front wheel drive has become the standard of the automotive industry for most segments, so you better know how to work on them if you're gonna fix a lot of cars. In this video you'll learn how to replace the axle bearings on a front-wheel drive car.
Having properly functioning wheel bearings is important on any wheeled vehicle. If your old Ford Windstar is needs new bearings and you feel up to replacing them yourself, watch this video. It will teach you everything you need to know to change your own front wheel bearings.
If you want to save a little dough so that you can use it to buy something more useful, performing your own maintenance on a car is a smart idea. Not only do you save money, but you get a bit closer to understanding your vehicle and how it works. For this next three part tuto ...more
Video: . This is how I replaced the wheel bearing on a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix. The car was scanned and showed the left front ABS sensor was not working properly and this caused the ABS to come on randomly during braking. This also disabled the Traction Control system.
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
Replacing the rear wheel bearings on a car is a great place to start for at-home mechanics, as you don't need to fully lift the car or work with any really complicated parts. This video will teach you everything you need to know to change out the rear wheel bearings on any Toy ...more
This is a step-by-step guide to removing and installing the front wheel bearing hub on a 1993-2004 Dodge Intrepid. The tools you will need are a jack and jack stands, wrenches, sockets, ratchets, a screwdriver, a hammer, a C-clamp, a torque wrench, and a breaker bar.
Richpin demonstrates how to remove the inner wheel bearing race on front wheel drive cars. If you have pressed the wheel bearing off the hub and you want to reuse the hub, you need to remove the inner wheel bearing race. Use an air chisel to remove the inner wheel bearing race ...more
A strut is designed to resist longitudinal compression. Learn how to remove and replace front struts on a front-wheel drive vehicle in this free car maintenance video from an automobile repairman. Part 1 of 19 - How to Replace front struts on a front-wheel drive vehicle. Repla ...more
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
The wheel bearings on a car are the part of the wheel that allow it to spin and carry momentum so effectively, and properly functioning ones are essential. If you want to save some money and replace the wheel bearings on your 2001 Ford Taurus yourself, watch this video to lear ...more
If you own a Honda Accord and find out that there's a problem with your wheel bearings, then you need to pay attention to this tutorial. In the video above, you'll find out how you can easily replace the bearings with the right tools and know-how. It can be a difficult job for ...more
Wheel bearings are a very important piece of a car that helps minimize friction when the car rotates. So obviouslly having a bad or non-working one can be bad for your car and cause unnecessary damage. So in this next maintenance tutorial, you'll find out how to find and repla ...more
Time for some serious auto repair. This video will show you how to remove the wheel bearing hub for the rear wheel of a 1998-2004 Dodge Intrepid, and install a new wheel bearing hub on the rear wheel. You will remove the wheel and brakes to get to the wheel bearing hub.
Remove bearings easily with the Tusk bearing remover. Learn how to change wheel bearings and remove engine bearings. Rocky Mountain ATV/MC] is the largest off-road retailer in the U.S. Check out their how-to videos on WonderHowTo. Search Ro ...more
How to Replace Rear the Hub Wheel Bearing on your 1999-04 Honda Odyssey. Video: .
If the steering wheel on your car shakes when you apply pressure to the brakes, you probably have warped brake rotors. In this video, you'll learn how to access your brake rotors, remove them, and install new working ones on your front brakes.
Quick releases are one of the most convenient features that you can have on your bike, allowing you to change out your wheels quickly and easily without any additional tools. This video will show you how to use the quick releases on your bike to replace a flat or otherwise dam ...more
This motorcycle parts tutorial shows you how remove the steering stem (fork and triple tree) on a Kawasaki KLR650 bike. If you are replacing the steering stem or just doing work on your KLR 650 and need the steering stem off, this video will show you how to remove the steering ...more
Make sure your vehicle passes inspection. If you feel any play in the steering wheel of your car, jack up the vehicle and try jostling the tire from side to side. If there is play, it may be time to replace a bad ball joint. This guide features the removal of the front tire a ...more
Everyone should know how to use the jack that comes with his or her car. Try this at home so if you ever get a flat, you'll know where the jack is and how to use it to fix that tire. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to jack up a car safely. Park the car on level grou ...more
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
Changing the rear disc brakes on your 2001 Chrysler Town & Country (henceforth referred to as T&C) can be quite a challenge, but if you can spare a few hours (remember that you need to budget time to get the brake parts from the parts house) and are willing to get a little dir ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how to replace rollerblade wheels. You will need a skate tool. For each wheel, there is a place to put an Allen wrench. Undo these screws and make sure you do not lose them. Take the screws out, enabling you to also remove the wheel. Do thi ...more
Replacing brake discs can vary depending on the make and model of car, two wheel or four wheel drive. Always replace brake rotors with top quality or OEM (original equipment manufacturer) brake rotors; some less expensive brake rotors can squeak and not dissipate heat as well ...more
If you've never replaces a CV joint in a front wheel drive vehicle, it may seem like an intimidating task. But it can actually be easy if you have a good place to perform the work and have all the tools necessary to complete the task. And some good instructions, of course. Wat ...more
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
Broken or missing skateboard wheels aren't the end of the world. In just a few minutes, you can replace them. You Will Need * A combination wrench * Replacement wheels Step 1: Remove the old wheels To remove a damaged wheel, use a combination wrench. Place the skateboard on ...more
The CV (constant velocity) shafts on your car allow the axel to transfer power to the wheels without an appreciable loss in efficiency. They are widespread in front and all-wheel drive cars. Watch this video to learn how to replace broken ones yourself.
Lear how to replace your bike's inner tube! Remove wheel from bike. Quick release on front is easier. If you have wheel nuts you'll need some tools. Shift derailler to slack chain, then it's easy. Use a tire lever to take the outer tire. Feel along the tire to locate the punct ...more
Your skateboard takes a lot of abuse. A quick check of your board before each ride will keep it in top condition so it doesn’t send you into a “slam.” You Will Need * A skateboard * A damp towel * An electric sander or sandpaper * Grip tape * A plastic or metal bristle brush * ...more
Kim Parent from Drivers Side answers questions received about the diagnosis of sounds your car may make. 1. Squealing sound-Typically means brake pads need to be replaced. 2. Mechanical sound with steering wheel looseness-Probably means you have loose joints in the front of yo ...more
Bill D, lead tech at All 3 Sports, shows you how to remove the rear wheel of a bicycle in a few easy steps. This task is daunting to most triathletes around the world. First, always make sure that your chain is on the smallest cog in the rear wheel and the front sprocket. Rele ...more
Richpin's Auto Care shows you how to replace the cam over seal on a GM 3.1L V6 engine. Once the vehicle is raised and is safely supported by jackstands, you'll be taken through the first step which involves removing the serpentine belt from the engine. After the belt is remove ...more
This article will show you to replace the brakes of your Porsche 944 S2 vehicle. First watch the video below. The video has a German soundtrack, but English subtitles are added to YouTube. If you don't see them by default, just press the "CC" button below the video in the cont ...more
Squeak, squeak, squeak… SQUEAK! How annoying. Squeaky brakes on your bicycle. An idyllic bike ride can quickly be ruined by those squeaky bike brakes. Here’s a checklist of common squeaky brake culprits and how to fix them. You Will Need * Clean rags * An oil-free cleaner * A ...more
Riding a bike is a great way to get exercise and as means to getting around but incorrect bike assemble will make for a bad time. Double check all your work and make sure everything is lubed up and fastened before taking your bike out for a spin. If your new bicycle comes in ...more
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
If you're like me, you were always jealous of the kids with rich parents who got to ride around in their own Power Wheels cars. Now that I am tall enough to sell my body and time, I find myself attaining childhood dreams like buying my own Power Wheels car. I would not have ch ...more
Since the invention of the mechanical clock, enclosure of the commons, and proletarianization of labor, the alarm clock has been the bane of our existence. While not actually evil, it does represent the constant and uncompromising glare of our owners shaking a patronizing fing ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to disassemble a BMX bike. First, remove the bolts around the handles. Set the handlebars aside, then remove the bottom tired from the front out of its place. Next, set your bearing aside with the bolts. After this, remove the wheel from the part ...more
If you're racing for time or taking a leisurely ride by the beach there's little that's more annoying than a squeaking sound every rotation of a wheel. Don't let a squeaky break ruin your biking fun when those brakes can be as good as new in no time. An idyllic bike ride can ...more
In this video demonstration you will see the work done on a GM 3.1 Liter V6; your instructor is replacing the cam cover seal. First raise the car into the air, remove the tire wheel assembly and place a jack stand underneath the car or vehicle on the side where you have remove ...more
With just a Phillips head screwdriver and this walk-through, you can open and close any bObi robot vacuum. So long as you have a replacement wheel, follow these steps to install it yourself. Video: . Step 1: Unscrew the Appropriate Wheel The left and right wheels are held on ...more
bObi has four floor detection sensors on her underside that warn her not to drive over ledges and stop her from falling down stairs. For this replacement, you will need a Phillips head screwdriver and a new set of ground sensors for bObi. Video: . This repair may help if bObi ...more
If you're one who enjoys a good DIY project, or if you're just tired of paying exorbitant labor fees to have your vehicle serviced every 5,000 miles, changing your own oil can be a rewarding endeavor. Even though cars and trucks are becoming increasingly over-engineered these ...more
My grandfather's brother won this car in a lottery during 1957. He had no driver's license, but his brothers used to give him a lift in it. From 1975 to 1996, the car was parked in my grandfather's brother's garage. My grandfather moved the car on a trailer in 1996 to his gara ...more
When you first receive bObi, the battery is not plugged in. Luckily all you need is a Phillips head screwdriver to install it before bObi starts working for you. Video: . Your battery may be blue or green coloured depending on your model, but this does not the affect assembly ...more
A travelator, also known as a moving walkway or moving sidewalk, seems like a tricky thing to build in Minecraft, especially when it's zigzagging, but there are really simple autowalks out there (like this one). For this tutorial, I'll be showing you how to make the travelato ...more
Every bObi robotic vacuum works best with a clean dustbin and brushes. Luckily all of bObi's parts are easy to remove and wash, so you can do so whenever you notice large amounts of debris collected. The following instructions lay out all the steps for regular maintenance of ...more
These instructions are applicable to both bObsweep models. Follow the video or text descriptions to replace the disinfecting UV lamp on your automatic vacuum. This walk through includes: opening bObsweep, removing the main board, replacing the UV lamp, and putting Bob back to ...more
A step-by-step guide to replacing the side brush motor on bObsweep Standard or Pethair. Follow the video or multimedia directions in order to open up bObsweep, remove the main board, replace the side brush motor, then close your vacuum for future use. Video: . This repair requ ...more
Sometimes I forget that I'm also a fiction writer, so I thought it might be a nice change of pace to share one of my stories with you. I wrote this piece awhile ago for an anthology that never came together and I'm tired of just sitting on it. It's one of the more odd stories ...more
Contrary to popular belief, augmented reality apps have been available for a while now. I remember using the Layar app (still available for iOS and Android) to explore nearby businesses and landmarks with varying success via an early-generation Android handset. It would be ha ...more
As I said in this earlier post, there's no easy way to explain or define the Steampunk aesthetic. There are a large number of Steampunk tropes or "cues", as I call them, that bring to mind the feeling of Steampunk. These cues combine to push past the "not-Steampunk" threshold ...more