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I Fixed My Car Today!
« on: September 26, 2018, 07:14:36 PM »
Hey everyone. I was able to do some major work on my car today, thanks in no small part to YouTube! I watched a video twice on how to change out the strut assemblies on my CR-V, bought the left and right side ones from Rock Auto (they arrived in like 2 days) and I installed them today! It only took me around 50 minutes each I've never done that kind of involved work before on any car I've ever owned. Now, I bet I can do some fixing and installing on my future Shelby! Yay for me!  ;)  ;D  :P
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Re: I Fixed My Car Today!
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2018, 08:14:58 PM »
Congratulations!  It is always a great feeling to accomplish a task you have not down before.  Shock absorbers on a Shelby will be a piece of cake compared to struts.

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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2018, 08:34:05 PM »
Hey everyone. I was able to do some major work on my car today, thanks in no small part to YouTube! I watched a video twice on how to change out the strut assemblies on my CR-V, bought the left and right side ones from Rock Auto (they arrived in like 2 days) and I installed them today! It only took me around 50 minutes each I've never done that kind of involved work before on any car I've ever owned. Now, I bet I can do some fixing and installing on my future Shelby! Yay for me!  ;)  ;D  :P

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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2018, 11:25:05 AM »
Great work! I do the same using YouTube. I completed a huge job on my Towncar replacing upper and lower ball joints and inner and outer tie rods. Hard work but very rewarding in the end. I replaced the rear air bags with coil springs two weeks ago. Keep doing your own repairs. It's very gratifying!
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2018, 03:50:36 PM »
  I fixed my '98 Explorer last week too. The check engine light came on so I promptly traded it in on a newer model to solve the problem. LOL
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Re: I Fixed My Car Today!
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2018, 04:07:37 PM »
You go Randy! ;D

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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2018, 04:56:52 PM »
  I fixed my '98 Explorer last week too. The check engine light came on so I promptly traded it in on a newer model to solve the problem. LOL
That works too. And it's guaranteed!
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2018, 05:10:43 PM »
Randy- I heard that model had a loose muffler return spring system, did you ever get around to fixing that? ;D

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Re: I Fixed My Car Today!
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2018, 07:57:26 PM »
Thanks for the positive strokes, guys. I'm guessing the two rear coil-over shocks, need it, too. I have 122,000+ miles on it. I need to look at my owners manual because my fix-it light has been on forever. I wonder how to get it to turn off?
Randy, glad I wasn't drinking milk when I read your reply.
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Re: I Fixed My Car Today!
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2018, 07:59:02 PM »
I've been wanting to replace the windshield wipers on my car, but find no reference to left and right side identification. Last time I tried, was hard to grasp as they were swinging back & forth.  What manual should I buy?

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Re: I Fixed My Car Today!
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2018, 08:17:15 PM »
Lol. Uh, I think you need to find the "silly owners" manual. Call Autozone and tell them that. That would be funny.
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« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2018, 11:25:24 AM »
   Part of my response was a joke but it was actually based on the fact that "this" old S.O.B. doesn't play well with "modern" computer controlled cars. I took it to a friend who has a code reader and the code reader gave me 4 options from oxygen sensor to catalytic converter. With almost 200,000 miles on the clock and the vehicle value being "scrap" ( I got a courtesy $1,000 trade in value) there was NO reason to spend money chasing the problem.
   Give me a carburetor and a spark plug and I'm a tuning wizard , but "smart cars" are TOO smart for me! LOL That is the reason there is a 50 year spread between the car I enjoy the most and the car I drive every day. At least I can still fix the old ex rental car.
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« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2018, 05:20:19 PM »
   Part of my response was a joke but it was actually based on the fact that "this" old S.O.B. doesn't play well with "modern" computer controlled cars. I took it to a friend who has a code reader and the code reader gave me 4 options from oxygen sensor to catalytic converter. With almost 200,000 miles on the clock and the vehicle value being "scrap" ( I got a courtesy $1,000 trade in value) there was NO reason to spend money chasing the problem.
   Give me a carburetor and a spark plug and I'm a tuning wizard , but "smart cars" are TOO smart for me! LOL That is the reason there is a 50 year spread between the car I enjoy the most and the car I drive every day. At least I can still fix the old ex rental car.
      Randy
Boy I can relate to that. For the last 3 months we've been driving a "loaner" from Ford because they couldn't get parts for my wife's Edge that has an airbag recall. The loaner had that "feature" where it actually cuts off temporarily while idling at a stop light. In my day if your car kept cutting off at stop lights there was a tow truck in your future.

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« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2018, 07:17:26 PM »
One piece of advice if you are going to work on a 50 year old car,especially if it is unrestored...Things will take a lot longer than on a new car,be patient and allow yourself time as there will likely be “forks in the road”(rusted,frozen,broken,blah,blah,blah)However it is just a car so anything CAN be fixed ,so,have fun and don’t get frustrated(I have heard beer helps). Good Luck!!!

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Re: I Fixed My Car Today!
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2018, 01:27:33 AM »
live like me.. if it ain't broke, fix it till it is! phred