How To Tighten Ball Joints That Just Spin – EricTheCarGuy

How To Tighten Ball Joints That Just Spin – EricTheCarGuy How to tighten ball joints also works with tie rod ends or any other suspension part similar in design. The trick is to put the stud in a bind so that you can catch some threads, once you’ve done that and the fastener starts to tighten you can loosen up your ‘wedge’ and tighten it up the rest of the way. I get asked about this a lot and hope you find this to be a good solution to this problem. Visit me at: www.ericthecarguy.com — Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com ericthecarguy.com Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum www.ericthecarguy.com Visit my Facebook Page: www.facebook.com —Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information. EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the

How To Find A Vacuum Leak - EricTheCarGuy

How To Find A Vacuum Leak – EricTheCarGuy www.ericthecarguy.com I get questions about engine performance issues all the time and one of the things I tell people to check for is a vacuum leak. This video is pretty straight forward in it’s approach to finding a vacuum leak. On thing I might mention is that not all vacuum leaks are at the engine, some HVAC systems run on vacuum and can cause a leak under the dash in some cases so don’t forget to look there. I’ve even seen vacuum operated door locks, that would be fun to find. Just be sure to be careful spraying flammable stuff on a hot engine, you don’t want to take one problem and make it a whole lot worse. — Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com ericthecarguy.com Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum www.ericthecarguy.com Visit my Facebook Page: www.facebook.com —ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information. EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any
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50 Responses to How To Tighten Ball Joints That Just Spin – EricTheCarGuy

  • circusboy90210 says:

    please show on a tie rod end.

  • jeebah jeebz says:

    thanks helps me know what im doing with my quad m8 cheers

  • rb26dett32 says:

    You’ve probably already fixed the problem by now but if you have it again you can also try taking the stud out of the control arm and grab it with vice grips. Then thread the nut on all the way and take it off. Do this a few times and it should not only clean up the threads but rough up where the ball joint sits and will allow it to grip a little more and hopefully stop it from spinning.

  • rb26dett32 says:

    Do the same thing. If you have a ball joint fork you can try to use that. If not a flat head, pry bar or tire iron will all work. Just stick it in and pry a little and tighten it up a bit.

  • mV33rs says:

    Eric, on my acura legend the same thing is happening though the ball joints is the other way around. I don’t really find a good spot to lock it into place, do you think i could use a air tool or will that damage the joint?

  • TRONDELER says:

    excellent

  • AcuraLegend1994 says:

    hey i just put jack on the bottom and jack it alittle and then tighten the bolt.. it works 100% but cool tip tooo

  • testbooster says:

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!

  • offspringy says:

    The problem is then Eric would get told what to do, when to do it, what products he should use based on sponsors… there is a lot more to it than letting him just get on with it :( Eric is awesome and will always have followers regardless but if ever he got a TV deal id hope they let him run it his way but I doubt it very much “/

  • john doe says:

    ford rangers are the worse to change ball joints .

  • dontlookatmeokay says:

    I watch so many ETCG1 videos that my wife thinks I have a crush on Eric.

  • Matt O says:

    looks like the odyssey got new drive shafts installed

  • armoricain says:

    I don’t understand what you are saying here! A torque is a torque is a torque! For instance, why would they advise us to apply anti-seize on the threads of spark plugs which would ostensibly be easy to overtight!? Anyway, you can always use a torque wrench to avoid that problem!

  • JTheGuitarPlayer says:

    1:27 That’s what SHE said :-) Hey, you always tell us to Stay Dirty. I just took it to a whole new level.

  • charlietow says:

    I do the same thing. Works great!

  • johnclarke54 says:

    Lets see this work for a silverado’s Upper control arm ball joint

  • ruiferreira89 says:

    Same as me, but one must be careful should the jack slip a bit.

    Some aftermarket joints come with a hexagonal hole and all one needs to do is fit an allen key in the hole to prevent it from spinning.

  • paintborgfun says:

    haha i asked this still need to fix it lol

  • martiniindustries says:

    Genius! Thanks for posting.

  • caseyjeffreyjones says:

    Eric you’ll get this, couldn’t post the rest of it on the other video I commented on for an unknown reason, but here is the end of my comment… A TELEVISION SERIES FOR ERIC, I’m sick of seeing people get television shows for here’s a crap car an poof it’s shiny now and look at the cool decals! Where’s the show for the average joe who wants to know what really goes on in their vehicles? Something they can learn from and apply what they’ve learned instead of just being awed by big wheels and e

  • caseyjeffreyjones says:

    Eric you’ll get this, couldn’t post the rest of it on the other video I commented on for an unknown reason, but here is the end of my comment… A TELEVISION SERIES FOR ERIC, I’m sick of seeing people get television shows for here’s a crap car an poof it’s shiny now and look at the cool decals! Where’s the show for the average joe who wants to know what really goes on in their vehicles? Something they can learn from and apply what they’ve learned instead of just being awed by big wheels and e

  • MrRahimhosein says:

    @davezetec

    You are not supposed to apply any type of luricant unles directed to do so. It changes the coefficient of friction and can give you a false torque. Meaning that you will over tighten and stretch the bolt or stud from over tightening when you think you are only tightening a little bit

  • davezetec says:

    I also clean the threads and lubricate so there isn’t as much resistance when turning the nut, once it nips up can go as tight as you like without it spinning.

  • TrueBlueEG8 says:

    You dirty fecker, i hope you wear your safety goggles???

  • RedliningRedneck says:

    I also “jack it” alot !!!

  • steve winters says:

    Not knowing what you have,but on older carb engines, backfires through the intake are generally caused by timing issues.Timing chain,gears etc.
    Some causes also were flat cams

  • Josh Vied says:

    Just use soap and water to find leaks in your engine

  • monster9391 says:

    Can you you help me figure out why I’m getting backfire through my air intake ?

  • FriedBass08 says:

    I want to shake your hand and tell you how much money I save by watching your video.Big thks.

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  • Haidar Jabbar says:

    nice, thanks for the helpful video

  • 67robb says:

    How important is a vacum delay valve on a 79 civic? I don’t know if it is any good & cannot find a new one.

  • ratrod2k11 says:

    Wont carb cleaner dry out rubber and make some plastics brittle? Wouldnt contact cleaner be safer as it doesnt harm most plastics and rubber? Anyhow, keep up the informative videos, they are awesome.

  • todd spaulding says:

    Thanks

  • todd spaulding says:

    Nice job im clear now about my issue thanks very much

  • travismunden5 says:

    Thank you for the video. Very informative!

  • TaylorMarks1 says:

    Good job bro.

  • maximeDpetrov says:

    Flashing check engine light means that the engine is in danger. It sounds maybe like a ground issue, check your speed sensor to make sure the connection is clean and intact, I’m not sure how much difference a faulty speed sensor would make on a manual transmission, but what you describe with the speed sensor going down to zero sounds like a faulty speed sensor.

  • MultiBg1991 says:

    My car was failed aircare on the idle test only with 5 x the limit for hc and co… At first I was thinking I had a vacuum leak for that rich burning less air to fuel ratio he mentioned…. Nope… 2 year old cat will do it :P

  • Steve Wagner says:

    hi ,
    i have a 95 saturn sl1 5 speed while driving it today check engine service light flickers and gos out the speedo drops to 0 then re truns to the speed am going . when i am coming to a full stop the motor stops running , but re starts only with a jump . no sure if it the charging systme . can you please help me .
    thanks steve

  • Mike Phillips says:

    Dude get a smoke pro. Before something bad happens.

  • antoncolbo says:

    Soap and water will help you find a leak in a tire where pressure is trying to get out, but in this case he’s looking for air that’s being sucked into the engine… all you would do is have that soapy water get sucked into the engine… not a great idea.

  • pjotter0 says:

    That would only work if there’s a pressure. Not with a vacuum. Unless you can see the bubbles from inside the hose.

  • tilou ptitloup says:

    its a 3.1 liters of gm

  • tilou ptitloup says:

    i use some ether fas t stating can

  • veronika37able says:

    erick are you married? I need a mecanic at home free

  • Hurlburton says:

    Soap and water. bubbles form were leak is.

  • montey1017 says:

    yes.

  • 56v12cylinder says:

    have a chrysler t &c 2005 with a check engine code p0499-do i need to change the purge solenoid or the leak detection pump?

  • 98venom14 says:

    Could a vacuum leak cause starting issues ?

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