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What material should I look for in an oil drain plug gasket?

I've recently purchased my first car (2004 Subaru Legacy), and though I sent it to the shop soon afterward for routine maintenance, I want to learn and do as much as possible myself. 3,000 miles have ...
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Replaced clutch on '84 Bronco 2, now clutch does not disengage

I replaced the clutch on an '84 Ford Bronco 2 (2.9L). After removing the transmission I found out that the throw-out bearing and slave cylinder were completely destroyed. I replaced both parts and ...
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where to locate the relay switch on the blower of a vauxhall vectra

Blower not working at all in vectra. c 03 plate. Did have water coming in and have removed and replaced the cabin filter. I have located the resistor but do not know about the relay.
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2003 Nissan Sentra with fault codes P0462 and P0500

My car has the P0462 (Fuel Level Sensor low input) P0500 (Vehicle speed sensor circuit fault) but both the speedometer and the fuel gauge appear to be working normally. However the tach bounces ...
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2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L hiccups badly after startup

I own a 01 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L and the error codes I get after an ODB check is p0171. When i first start it up it's like it loses power, constantly hiccuping. So i have to press on the gas to keep it ...
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How many miles does a (well-cared for) engine last?

A vehicle with anything over 100k miles sounds like a lot me, but often I hear about somebody's car with over 200k, or even somebody who has reached 300k. Is there a rough average on how many miles ...
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1999 Dodge Ram - New Mirrors, Weird Behavior

I recently purchased replacement mirrors for my '99 Dodge Ram 1500. When I put the door back together and tested, I found that when I tried to move the mirror leftwards or upwards, the mirror on the ...
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Starting Issues with Good Battery, Starter, and Alternator

I have a 2008 Jetta that refuses to start every now and then. When I turn the key it makes clicking noise like battery is dead. I had the battery, starter and alternator checked. All good. The car ...
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How does the Dodge Avenger know when it's time for an oil change?

Just a couple weeks ago, I took my 2012 Dodge Avenger to the shop for (among other things) an oil change. However, the car is already alerting me that it needs an oil change barely 1,000 miles later. ...
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Car runs uneven and jerky, but why? (Mazda 626)

I have a Mazda 626 (sedan) -97 and lately its been running uneven and jerky. Have had in in for repairs and changed battery, oil+filter and spark plugs. Still had problems and tried to use a engine ...
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Motorcycle Recharge System Checks?

I have a 2007 V-Strom DL1000 motorcycle, whose recharge system is not recharging a new battery. I also have a multi-meter. Could someone share how I can check the recharge system without removing the ...
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engine has too much cooling especially when driving hard

I'm trying to figure out why my engine temp is always very low. I do know for a fact that my gauges work. My car is a 4-afe toyota with a stock radiator and a modified fan. I also installed 2 ...
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1answer
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A3/A4/A6 alloys on an A5

I have an Audi A5 and I want to put genuine Audi 7-double-spoke alloys on it. The problem is as far as I know these alloys are only created in 20" for the A5. Does anyone know if it is possible to ...
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Axle nut sizes on a 2001 Honda Shadow

It seems that the axle bolts on a 2001 Honda Shadow are different sizes on either side of the bike. What size are these so I may get the correct wrench to work with them. I have tried other sources ...
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Replacing regular twin shocks with nitrox for my bike

I have a bike with regular Twin shock absorbers. I am planning to change this to a nitrox twin shock absorbers. Because when I used to ride my friend's Bajaj Pulsar 150, my back feels more comfortable ...
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2answers
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What is the cost of general maintenance on VW Jetta TDI (diesel)

I am looking at purchasing a new, 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI car. I have a 35 mile commute to work on pretty much all highway. I want something good on gas mileage, so I heard the Jetta TDIs get ...
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1answer
65 views

dodge intrepid 2000 electrical problems

I have a Dodge Intrepid 2000 My car was recently wrecked.The front is bent in. After the wreck everything electrical was still working the only thing wrong with it was the alignment belt. I had ...
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How to remove rust from chromed parts?

My motorcycle (Suzuki GN250) has many chromed parts, some of which are spotted with rust. I've seen several videos on youtube about ways of removing rust (e.g. ...
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1answer
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Mercedes ML 430 will not start. No click, no electrical lights nothing.

After taking a nap in the parking lot at my job, the driver's seat (power seating) -- the passenger seat did work-- I had laid back could not be readjusted. After work I went home (3am closing shift). ...
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1answer
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GSX-R front suspension technology timeline

I have noticed that people frequently choose the GSX-R front end for a front end conversion on old bikes to improve handling and comfort. The GSX-R was produced from 1985 through the present, and I'm ...
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1answer
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Lancer 2007 vibrates at 60+ mph

My Lancer 2007 has steering wheel and body vibration while driving above 60 mph. I have replaced all 4 tyres, polished the rotors, balancing & alignment but still the problem not solved. What ...
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How do I protect chrome before there is any rust, and right after I have removed rust off of it?

I have an old motorcycle with chromed parts. Some of them look brand new, but others have rust on them. Is WD-40 good for preventing corrosion on chrome parts? Can it also be applied after removing ...
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2answers
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How long does coolant last in storage?

I recently needed to top-off the coolant on my car, but only used a part of the gallon-sized 100% antifreeze container that it came in - how long is it worth keeping the rest in my garage for future ...
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1answer
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I want to replace my renault clio engine F8Q by another one of toyota

I want to change the engine of my RENAULT CLIO II 1.9D. This engine was broken when the stone hit the bottom of the engine (carter) then the engine stopped to work because there was any oil. So I ...
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2answers
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Losing power steering fluid 2011 Honda Accord 4cyl

Car is losing power steering fluid very slowly. Months go by before it needs to be topped of again. No apparent leak, no noise, no foam in fluid.
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3answers
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Manual says “Do not use the jack supplied with your vehicle” — why is it?

I just bought an used Toyota Yaris 2008 hatchback and I'm preparing to change oil for the first time. There's a jack supplied with the car (along the with spare tire). However, the manual seems to ...
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2answers
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Oil in coolant, Pontiac Grand Am 99

I have a 99 Pontiac Grand Am which has done 160,000 km. Recently, I found oil in my coolant. Will this damage my car? What could be the reason behind this?
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1answer
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Fiat 500 Airbag Sensor

My Fiat 500, 2008, 1.2 Pop, 51Kw has had its front left side somewhat crushed. The body has been fixed for the most part, but the electrician/mechanic tells us he cannot turn on the vehicle in order ...
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3answers
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AC Recharge- What did I do wrong?

I drive a 2010 VW Golf. The AC has not been working at all lately. Before taking it in to the pros, I bought an AC Recharge Kit and only got to step 1 on the directions. When I hooked it up to the ...
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1answer
78 views

My 2003 Impala blows some heat and then cold

My car heater started acting up. It would heat, then no heat. So I put a new thermostat in, had the heater core flushed, and new coolant added. The other day after this, it got so hot it shut down. I ...
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1answer
19 views

2006 Kia Spectra5 Battery/electrical issue

The battery is good but the car is like there's no battery at all. No lights no nothing. Won't start, can't jump it. Got the car home on my trailer and later that night my son came home and said the ...
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0answers
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2005 chevy malibu classic 2.2 ecotec won't fire

It started making a chattering noise and then just shut off. Have fuel pressure. Tried starting fluid. Nothing turns over but no spark. any ideas? Only 53,000 miles. Oil changed every 3000 with ...
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Oil in coolant - how much trouble am I in?

I have oil in my coolant reservoir. Could it just be the head gasket or is it almost certainly the entire engine or might it be something else entirely? Thanks in advance...
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4answers
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Tunning the ECU of a Volkswagen Golf MK6 1.6 TDI DSG

I am a owner of a Volkswagen Golf MK6 1.6 TDI DSG (105HP), and i am a beginner in mechanics, but in computers i am an expert. I stumbled upon those days on some websites that claim to bring you ...
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1answer
20 views

What is the difference between a normal battery and a maintenance free battery in a 2 wheeler segment

What is the difference between a normal battery and maintenance free battery. Is a maintenance free battery really free of maintenance or just it requires less no of charge cycles. I currently own a ...
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0answers
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Throttle position, sensor or module?

Had some unrelated problems and had my battery disconnected for awhile... After I hooked it up I'm getting the p1545 throttle position malfunction coming up. Is this normally the module or the ...
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2answers
16 views

Audible thud when automatic shifting

My Audi A3 with automatic transmission is emmiting this weird sound when I let off the gas at slow speeds. I think the car shifts up to a more efficient gear (probably 3) thinking I don't need to ...
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1answer
17 views

Accent diesel car battery type

My old car battery (Exide Express) is totally dead. Now I am buying a new battery. I want to know which battery is the best battery for my car (diesel 2002 model). My car model is a Hyundai Accent ...
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1answer
9 views

1996 mazda 626 leaking coolant

My mazda 626 was leaking coolant. I replaced the radiator for there is clearly a hole on it. It worked fine for about a month. Then I see some leakage again. And this time it is around the right side ...
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1answer
15 views

2001 Mercury Sable — Rough Idle/High RPM and Transmission Leaks

I have a 2001 Mercury Sable (24V DOHC V6) that has been having problems with its vacuum system. I live in Florida where the average temperature lately has been in the 80s. For roughly a month now, ...
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1answer
21 views

A/C Idle Issue on very hot weather

My Vehicle is a 1996 Mitsubishi Lancer (CB1A) with a 4G13 Engine and I'm having some A/C Issues when the weather is sunny hot. I already replace with a new ones like Mitsubishi-Air A/C Compressor, ...
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1answer
11 views

Best 4 X 4 design model car in the uk [on hold]

I am interested in best 4X4 deign reliable and affordable cars in the uk. Currently my favourite is Nissan quasqai 2014. Can anyone suggest me any particular 4 X 4 design model cars?
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1answer
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1994 honda civic, intermittent cranking, esp on hot days

my 1994 honda civic ex has a problem starting intermittently. especially when its hot outside. if it has been sitting still for awhile then it will crank right up but if i drive to the store when ...
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2answers
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Engine missfires when accellerating first gear

Vehicle: Chevrolet Blazer 2000 V6 4.3L Engine 4WD 234,000 Miles Symptoms: When accelerating, upon reaching about 1500 RPM through about 2250 RPM the engine misfires in first gear (occasionally 2nd ...
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3answers
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Can I hack a usb cable into the console display in my Vauxhall Meriva?

I tend to use my phone for GPS these days, but it drains the battery something chronic. Rather than having a cable dangling down from the windscreen all the way to the cigarette socket, I was ...
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1answer
16 views

How is the power from the battery distributed when starting a motorcycle?

When starting a motor the emf from the battery creates spark (ignition system), but it also moves the engine's pistons (starter). My question(s): 1. Which requires more power - the ignition system, ...
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2answers
24 views

2007 Nissan Frontier Transmission, Differential & Transfer Case service intervals for light driving?

According to the owner's manual service/maintenance guide, automatic transmission fluid, differential oil & transfer case oil should be inspected for leaks at the following intervals: ...
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4answers
195 views

How does cold, dry weather affect horsepower?

It's now properly winter over here in Australia, and the butt dyno is very favourable of the cold, dry air. It's like a free cold air intake for everyone, right?? I can think of two scientific ...
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6answers
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What is the difference between normal, platinum, iridium plugs?

What is the difference (besides price) between normal, platinum, and iridium spark plugs?
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4answers
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Why does my automatic 2002 Honda Accord EX V6 seem to struggle when shifting gears?

It's happening more and more these days where I will hit the gas while at a complete stop. My car starts moving, but not as fast as it should based on how far I have the pedal down. Anymore, I can ...

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