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49 thoughts on “Honda ridgeline: broken rear spring”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars paul joey says:

    Good job

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Nice easy job good video and entertainment as always Eric O @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bobby Shrout says:

    Absolutely love the channel! I enjoy the troubleshooting, especially the electrical! Great job

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Craig Goodwin says:

    I used the cheap spring compressor back in the day, then upgraded a bit and then upgraded again. They're all dangerous. When they started selling the spring and strut all put together that was the route for me. Have had more than one mishap and feel pretty lucky I'm still here to talk about it. That's my two cents. Thanks for Sharing!

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Productsellers says:

    Was it leaking a lot ? K

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike White says:

    your grandmother was really smart

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Ashcroft says:

    Are those Brembo rotors?

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars It ain’t rocket science says:

    “Replace everything!”

    Yep, it’s easy to spend other people’s money.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Arturo Perez says:

    Your seriously not going to use quick struts. That's not asking alot. Weak at the counter smh. Your gonna reuse all that rusted garbage

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars NightHawk J30 says:

    Honda Genuine Parts made in Usa 🙂

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jay Sun says:

    When you treat the fake Honda truck like a full-size pickup truck.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars thooks says:

    These era Ridgelines are tanks. Absolute bulletproof, amazing vehicles in snow/ice.

    I had a very early model 2006, was one of the first let out for public sale. Put 206k miles on it and I regret selling it to this day.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Scott says:

    Eric, You make a very good point about what parts to out on the customer's vehicle. Only what they what put on

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pete Cockett says:

    Wish we had more mechanics like you…if you were closer, you'll b my main mechanic…nobody else would touch my car..

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars vasia visilievic says:

    My advice: If youre using "threaded rod" spring compressors, dont use just one pair of them, use 2-3-4 pairs. the more, the better. it will be safer.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars vasia visilievic says:

    i love these suspension videos. little talking, lots of action.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Rico says:

    What was the name of the tools that you use to take apart the broken spring

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 600rr07 SJ says:

    Pointed or not scarry to start bolt with air tool

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Douglas Dailey says:

    I say good fast job on that strut spring, i don't care what anybody says, good job.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars C.O.G. Forevermore says:

    I had a 70 ford fairlane. I broke one of the leaf springs and both motor mounts when I used it to go 4 wheeling. I found a fairlane station wagon on the side of the road. I took the leaf springs out of it and put them in my fairlane. That's when I found out that station wagon springs are heavier, so the car was now higher in the rear. No problem I liked it, looked more like a race car. I put in new motor mounts also.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dig Dug says:

    I remember back in 1973 when I went to automotive school, the instructor told us that a mechanic was removing a spring and the tool slipped and the spring embedded in the guys head more than two inches. He said it was an awful site.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Simon Nather says:

    WHAT WAS WRONG WITH THE OUTHER ONE ? in sweden, they pass inspction if they are broke a bit on the ends… if it is broken in middle we need to change them.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pete Quinones says:

    If your Honda Accord has a bed you can attempt to do truck stuff too.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Quentyn73 says:

    My closest shop would quote me close to 400 for this. I have 4 rods, used them in the past and seemed secure.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Árni Róbert says:

    Toptul fills up my toolcart nice tools

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bobby Hamilton says:

    If u want my advice, on the stabilizer bar link and the top stut nut. I run a die over the threads, first in the traditional direction and then flip the die upside down. Some oil, and the nuts come right off.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Live More Outdoors says:

    Thanks for the vid! Just changed mine and it went well with your demo! FWIW I used the spring compressors from Auto Zone , and the worked fine. Thanks again. How can you have dislikes? Must be 30 really anal mechanics.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tas maniandevil says:

    I've heard of people cutting them off with a cutting torch . yikes

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Yoan Lm says:

    hi can anyone tell me how i can strengthen the rear suspension on my 2007 honda ridgeline? Ty

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob Rainy says:

    Why did he use the jack before tightening the bolts? Thank you for a great video.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Papi-Champoo says:

    Based on a true story.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars richard brewsterrick says:

    I was at a shop and the guy had 2×4 wall around his air compressor , chicken wire on both sides with insulation in the center this let it breath and greatly reduced the NOISE .

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars william mcdorman says:

    Honestly man, never buy a used car above the Mason Dixon line.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jivan Dwarka says:

    Eric, Jive here, your biggest Canadian fan. I do all my own work ( and friends) .One look at the cam bolt on the Ridgeline says it all. I see stuff like that all day long in Ottawa. Jive

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Wright says:

    Possibly a topic for a future video: Eric, have you ever turned down a job because the customer won't let you do "what's needed for safety sake"? I understand the we can do the repair and leave out some things, but there's a fine line of safety/liability/good conscious all for making a few bucks.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Herring says:

    i think most all of us value your opinion, thats why were here. well i guess some of us are here for the comedy. are there many ridgelines in the salvage yards there?

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars No Name says:

    That will teach that soy boi to haul more than a couple of cases of paper towels in a ridgeline. Lol

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Allen Manor says:

    The spring compressor featured in this video is clearly superior to all other alternatives but for what it is worth, I rebuilt the struts on our Honda and Volvo using one of the Autozone spring compressor loan tools and they worked flawlessly. I read the instructions, took my time, was careful and I never felt I was in any sort of danger.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars deapozol says:

    be careful with some of those "quick struts" as many of them are cheaply made and will need replacement less than a year from install. Do your research DIY'ers.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Liu says:

    the owner mange to break both rare spring… not treating his/her car well, it is unthinkable to me

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Bill Malec says:

    2 broken springs? Honda quality right there…

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Oakhill says:

    Eric is a True Master Mechanic. Yet he knows that he is hired to do certain work, and it is not up to him to do more. Of course a wise customer values Eric's professional advice, and takes it within the constraints of their personal finances.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Bladykas says:

    Excellent work! I like the mumbles

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars seeya205 says:

    If this was a GM product, everyone would be all over it but because it's a Honda that's falling apart. I hear crickets! LMAO!

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars seeya205 says:

    You don't work for free! You can only do as much as the customer is willing to pay for.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars EagleKeeper says:

    Love watching your videos, keep ‘em coming! I do wish you would use safety glasses when using power tools though, gotta keep them eyes safe, you only get the one pair! ✌🏻

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Elwood Noble says:

    Your statement of doing only what the customer asks holds so true! I do air conditioning and I had some people where, just trying to help them, I've done things that even though it didn't cost them anything got them very mad at me all because it was not what they asked!

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mavic Aerials says:

    What is the brand name of the wrench with the top cut out?

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Erik Johnson says:

    Eric, you're probably sick of hearing this, but I gotta say it: you don't have to justify your work to anyone. Your channel is an absolute GEM. You're an honest guy who OWNS a shop, and only you know what's best under each circumstance. I'm always rooting for ya, pal. I just hate to see you get wrapped around the axle (sorry) over people's comments. Everyone's an expert. Sometimes the YouTube comment section is an absolute hell-pit. Do yo thang, brother. I and many, many others appreciate you greatly.

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