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Hello and welcome to Shifting Gears!  It's our automotive how-to show demonstrating everything from simple projects like oil changes and brake jobs all the way to major projects like motor swaps and restorations.  We'll even show you what to look for when you're shopping for a used car and what to inspect on your car before you go on that long road trip.  Our goal is to inform you about everything car-related while adding in some helpful tips and a little humor as we go.  Whether you are a do-it-yourselfer or a full-fledged mechanic, we hope you find the show helpful and entertaining at the same time.   And if you have questions or comments, our contact info is available below.  All of our episodes are available right here!  Scroll down to see the full list.
Also, if you haven't checked it out yet, we have a Facebook page dedicated to the show!  The link is right here!
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If you've never seen the show before, watch our intro first.  It explains what the show is all about and what you need to know as you watch other episodes.  Plus, it introduces us - probably the only time you'll see us not covered in grime!

Episode 1
2007 Chrysler Pacifica AWD to 2WD Conversion

In this episode, we demonstrate how to turn an all-wheel-drive vehicle into a two-wheel-drive vehicle.  The reason we're doing this is because a gear bearing in the transfer case seized up and destroyed the gear and transfer case housing.  Instead of replacing the transfer case, the owner has opted for the less-expensive fix of taking it out all together.
Episode 2
2009 Chevrolet HHR Control Arm Replacement

In this episode, we replace a control arm with a damaged bushing that has ripped itself apart due to wear and tear.  Though it is possible to replace just the bushing itself, it is typically more cost effective and time effective to replace the whole control arm, as Ken will show you.
Episode 3
2006 Chevrolet Impala Front Hub Assembly Replacement

In this episode, we replace a front hub assembly with a bad wheel bearing.  The symptom that points to a worn bearing is a roaring noise experienced when turning the car to the right, indicating the left bearing is bad.  See more info as Ken explains it in the episode intro.
Episode 4
2012 Jeep Wrangler Suspension Lift Kit Installation

In this episode, we install a 4-inch suspension lift kit from Rough Country Suspension Systems.  As you will see, it's a little more complicated than what the instructions from the box say.

Episode 5
1999 Honda CRV Windshield Washer Nozzle Unclog and Adjustment

In this episode, we clean out a couple of clogged washer nozzles and adjust the spray angle on one of them.  Though this is a Honda, this process can be used on most vehicles to tackle this problem.  Keep watching after the blooper reel and credits to see a bonus scene about this particular CRV!

Episode 6
2005 Hyundai Tucson Strut Replacement

In this episode, we replace the whole strut assembly on the front and back of the vehicle.  Ken explains why it is sometimes more effective this way than piece-by-piece, and gives some good installation and safety tips.  This video also pertains to any vehicle with a stut setup, not just this particular model.

Episode 7
1973 Ford Mustang Brake Problem Solved

In this episode, Ken tackles a brake issue that is causing an awful grinding noise whenever the pedal is pushed.  Though this issue has been alleviated in today's vehicles through redesign, it's a great step back in time with a groovy music track and a 70's inspired car montage.  Also, Ken gives some great tips on using a tap to clean threads out on holes and how to properly maintain your tap and die set.

Episode 8
1997 Honda Accord Axle Replacement

In this episode, Ken replaces a worn-out and broken front drive axle.  The technique he uses works for most front wheel drive axles, not just on Hondas.  As you can see, it is not a very complicated or difficult job, and could definitely save you some labor costs doing it yourself!

Episode 9
2007 Jeep Wrangler Steering Shaft Replacement

In this episode, Ken replaces a worn out steering shaft.  This repair is the same or very similar on all vehicles.  So even if you don't have a Jeep, there's a good chance this technique will work for your vehicle!  Warning signs for a worn steering shaft are excessive play or movement in your steering wheel, knocking or thumping as you turn the wheel, and wandering side to side while going down the road in a straight line.  This is a fairly simple fix using basic tools!

Episode 10
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Brake Job

In this episode, Ken performs a routine brake job on a vehicle with 4-wheel disc brakes.  The process for this service is relatively the same for any vehicle with disc brakes, so unless you have a vehicle with drum brakes all around, this technique will pertain to you!  This is a repair you can do yourself with common tools and it could save you a lot of money!

Episode 11
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

In this episode, we show you how quick and easy it is to replace your windshield wiper blades.  Ken covers the two most common types of wiper blades - hook type and post type.  If you have an older vehicle with a different style of wiper arm, check your owner's manual for more information on how to change your blades.  If your blades start leaving streaks or make the windshield blurry, it's time to change them.  And if you are in a state or country that requires vehicle inspections, check your wipers before getting the inspection.  That way you won't fail or be charged extra for new blades!

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Here's our contact information:
If you have automotive questions for Ken, his email address is

Or, you can simply fill out this convenient form below and submit it directly to him.  Don't forget, Ken's Baker Auto Repair is a working shop, so he will be answering questions between jobs.  If it takes him a little time to get back to you, it's not because he's ignoring you.  He's just trying to do some jobs and make some money!
If you have questions about the show or have a project you'd like to see on the show, email us at

Or, you can simply fill out this convenient form and submit it directly to us.  As with Ken's Baker Auto Repair, Tattered Sails Pictures is a working production company with projects other than Shifting Gears.  So if it takes us some time to get back to you, don't fret.  We will get back to you.
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