If you're up to replacing these riveted ball joints I'll assume you feel comfortable removing the components necessary to get to the ball joints. This post will cover my preferred method of replacing riveted ball joints specifically. Let's get dirty! First, you'll want to get the control arms free from the steering knuckle. On this … Continue reading S10 Ball Joint Replacement
As a customer you may have had a shop tell you a certain component on your vehicle was worn out or defective and then had them suggest that you replace that same component on the other side as well. This is particularly common on steering and suspension components and brake components. Why should you replace … Continue reading Tech Tip Tuesday: Why Replace in Pairs?
In the shop today, we had a 2001 Ford Windstar come in with a bad alternator. Normally, alternators fail by NOT charging. Not this one! Nope...this one was overcharging! Hooking up the voltmeter showed the alternator was putting out over 15 volts (normal is about 13.5-14ish)! Obviously there was a strong sulfur odor under the … Continue reading In the Shop: Windstar Belt, Tensioner, and Alternator