Replacing a Rack & Pinion Type Inner Tie Rod DIY
Thanks for watching! Rate & comment on this video, then check out my channel & SUBSCRIBE for more DIY auto repair videos. This is a video showing how to replace an inner tie rod on a rack and pinion equipped vehicle. This on is a 1997 Ford Explorer 2 wheel drive. I made a brief reference to a zip tie on the video & didn't explain myself. I used a zip tie in place of the inner bellows boot clamp on the rack.
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.
World's Worst Intake Manifold Coolant Leak
The Chevrolet/GMC 4.3L & 5.7L CPI Vortec engines had a horrible problem with the plastic intake manifold gaskets cracking around the coolant passages. I've replaced many of the gaskets and a few manifolds on various vehicles. This was the absolute worst lower intake manifold gasket coolant leak I've seen in a long time. It was a Chevy S10 Blazer with a 4.3L. I removed the power steering/AC bracket and the EGR valve to get to the leak. Otherwise it was just water running out under the compressor. I had my camera with me, so I thought I'd share the video.
Bearing Making Noise? Fix it Before This Happens!
Thanks for watching. Please comment, rate, subscribe, and check out my channel for automotive repair how-to videos. This is video of a Ford Explorer / Mercury Mountaineer that lost a wheel on the interstate. The vehicle had to be making some serious noise for a long time before the wheel finally let go. The caliper bracket was all that was holding the wheel on until it broke. The people in the Exploder should be glad the thing didn't flip or hit any other cars. Next time you're riding down the road look at the car beside you or coming towards you. This could happen to any poorly maintained vehicle at any time. Be careful out there.
GM Fuel Pump Relay Testing
1999 Chevy Suburban with no fuel pressure. The following is covered in this video:
1. How to test a fuel pump relay in a power distribution box.
2. Power side switched circuit design description and operation.
3. Bias voltage on an output. How and why is it used.
4. Fuel pump power and ground testing.
5. How to manually jump a fuel pump from the fuse box
6. How to measure fuel pump current flow.
How to check the fuel pump
You can also check for fuel pressure by pressing in on the Shrader valve on the fuel rail. If you put 12 volts directly to the pump and it won't turn on, then you either have a bad fuel pump or a bad ground circuit.