How to Recover From a Front Wheel Drive Skid?

Answer There are three main ways to put your car into a skid: while accelerating, while braking, and while turning. Snow, ice, and water will also contribute to a skidding problem. Recovering from a skid ... Read More »

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How to Remove a Passenger Drive Axle from a Mercury Front Wheel Drive?

A Mercury with a front wheel drive transmission uses drive axles, also called half shafts, which are mounted on both sides of the transmission and turn the front wheels. These axles have joints and... Read More »

What is the difference between front-wheel drive& rear-wheel drive?

Historically, most cars were rear-wheel drive. Then in the 1970s, in an effort to save weight and fuel, manufacturers began switching to front-wheel drive. A side benefit was added traction in wet ... Read More »

Is the 2003 Toyota Matrix XRS front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive?

The 2003 Toyota Matrix XRS is a front-wheel drive vehicle. This means it has a transversely-mounted engine and the front wheels "pull" the vehicle, rather than the rear wheels "pushing" it. In the ... Read More »

How to Convert From Front to Rear Wheel Drive?

Rear-wheel drive conversions are nothing new--enthusiasts have been fighting the Evil Transaxle Empire since well before it came to dominate the highways. The standard rear-drive procedure is to cu... Read More »