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Front Discs Rotors Replacement

Front Discs Rotors Replacement

Lift the car, support it on jack stands and remove the tire. Never go under the car supported with only one jack. This a  Volkswagen Beetle but the procedure is the same or similar to other Volkswagen models. First you have to remove the philips screw, if its rusty and it does not come out try with

04.10.2010 | Repair Instructions |

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Aluminum Rims Restoration

Aluminum Rims Restoration

Salt, weather, pollution and road chips take their toll on the alloys on your car. Painting them is a relatively easy and permanent solution. Take the the rims from the car and using a flat screwdriver remove the rust as much as you can. You will need aluminun rim paint, a fast dry grey primer

04.8.2010 | Repair Instructions |

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Rear Rotors Removal and Replacement

Rear Rotors Removal and Replacement

Lift the car and support it on jack stands, never go under the car supported with only one jack. This is done on a Mazda Protege but is the same on the Mazda Protege 5 and on most of other cars. There is one 10mm bolt keeping the caliper attached to the bracket, remove it. Remove the retaining

04.8.2010 | Repair Instructions |

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Stabilizer Links Removal and Replacement

Stabilizer Links Removal and Replacement

Usually a broken stabilizer link will give you an annoying noise while going over bumps. They are cheap to buy, around $30 each but it takes a bit of work and to change them. The bolts on the old ones usually get rusty and seized for good and need quite some work to loosen them up. At the shop for t

03.10.2010 | Repair Instructions |

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Mazda Driveshaft Removal and Replacement

Mazda Driveshaft Removal and Replacement

Start By lifting the car securing it with jack stands. Never get under the car supported by only one jack alone. Remove the tire. You will see a big bolt 32mm in the center of the rotor. You will need someone on the car pressing on the brakes while you unbolt it with a long socket bar. Don't take th

03.1.2010 | Repair Instructions |

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Volkswagen Jetta Window Regulator

Volkswagen Jetta Window Regulator

Having the window glass go straight down inside the door while driving it's almost normal for a MKIV Volkswagen Jetta. "Das Auto", as always cheaped out and used plastic instead of metal on the window regulator clips (along with half the car). Anyway, on this car the glass on the passenger side went

02.27.2010 | Repair Instructions |

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Volkswagen Door Control Module

Volkswagen Door Control Module

First remove the door panel. The module is attached to the power windows motor and I had no power on this door, nothing was working. First I checked all the wires and found that power and ground were present at the module but no power was coming out of it . That made me think the module was the pro

02.16.2010 | Repair Instructions |

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