Category Archives: Car Tech

Arti­cles con­cern­ing the tech­nol­o­gy of cars… and gen­er­al­ly the repair­ing there­of.

Replacing the Steering Gear in My 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee – Part 2

Before return­ing to the steps for the repair, this bit could be effec­tive­ly sub­ti­tled, “Repair failed, Pause for Christ­mas.”  At the very last step of the re-assem­bly, we stripped a fit­ting, so we’ll be re-remov­ing the Steer­ing Gear and re-installing … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Replacing the Steering Gear in My 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee — Part 1

Of course some­thing­has to go wrong with the truck in the few days before Christ­mas.  This is the first of two arti­cles that will deal with the replace­ment of the Steer­ing Gear in my 2000 Jeep Grand Chero­kee.  Here we’re … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Tailpipe Repair for the Jeep Part 2

With much grunt­ing, the jeep’s tailpipe is final­ly repaired.  I had to use my rotary tool to buff down the excess rust from the old clamp before I could force the new sec­tion of pipe onto the muf­fler side of … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Tailpipe Repair for the Jeep

The jeep is up on a jack stand again and it’s not to start in on the pin­ion bear­ing fix.  When we fixed the oil pan, we had to cut the exhaust and while that repair is still good, it … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Taurus Drum Brakes Again

Time has come again to attempt work on the Tau­rus brakes.  My wife phoned from her work park­ing lot to say that there was an unusu­al squeal and she had also been com­plain­ing about some mys­te­ri­ous grind­ing.  This is not … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Quick Taurus Fix: 134a A/C Recharge

It seems to me it wasn’t all that long ago that any­thing to do with an A/C sys­tem was heav­i­ly reg­u­lat­ed and out of reach for the home shop repair­man.  I’m not even sure when this changed.  It obvi­ous­ly has … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Taurus and Jeep “No Start” Round 2

My father and I regrouped the next day (Mon­day) to try again.  I had pushed the Tau­rus out onto the dri­ve­way the pre­vi­ous day, so the Jeep was still on in the garage — to be tack­led first.  Since there … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Taurus and the Jeep: No Start.

This is just a quick note to update the Jeep and Tau­rus “no start” sit­u­a­tion.
We start­ed the day focus­ing on the Tau­rus sit­u­a­tion.  For those that remem­ber, we got the new com­put­er for the Tau­rus as that was the result … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Taurus Repair: A (sad) Tale of Two Grounds.

I’ve been chas­ing two no-start con­di­tions for some time.  The sub­ject of this arti­cle is my 2002 Ford Tau­rus… and it is very much frus­trat­ing me.  Elec­tri­cal grem­lins are some of the worst car prob­lems.  Take this ground prob­lem to … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Canadian Tire Makes Good on Repair Problem.

Cred­it where cred­it is due.  After much cajol­ing, Cana­di­an Tire made good on its repair to my jeep (before it was my jeep).
The issue was a repair that a Cana­di­an Tire in down­town Toron­to had done for the pre­vi­ous own­er of … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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