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How to properly tighten a wheel on a bench grinder?

I just bought a 8" bench grinder from Harbor Freight to clean up some automotive parts with a wire wheel. On the left side of the grinder has a left hand threaded nut on it, while the other side has a ...
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Signs of a bad transmission?

I have a 2004 Subaru Legacy L Sedan Automatic. I've been starting to notice in the past few months that the transmission is shifting strange, typically either when the car first starts up, or has been ...
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97 Jeep Cherokee check gauges light came on and then my battery gauge dropped down to 9 didn't lose any power?

I'm so confused I had just left my house and got 3 blocks away and my check gauges light came on, then my battery gauge dropped down to 9v. My Jeep didn't lose power, and the radio, heat, lights and ...
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Adding aftermarket backup lights

I have a 2011 Ford F-150 Super Cab STX, I find the original backup lights are lacking in lighting up the path I need to drive in reverse, the brake lights do a better job. I already tried replacement ...
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My 2003 Nissan Altima makes noise

My 2003 Nissan Altima makes noise. It seems to me like there is something touches to a running fan. The noise starts as soon as I start driving and after 10-15 km the noise disappears. I know I need ...
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Access car settings with aftermarket radio

I have an '03 Chevy Impala, and I wanted to upgrade its OEM radio (head unit) with an aftermarket one. I just have one concern. I recently realized (after reading the manual!) that the car has a ...
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Broken Socket Wrench: My Fault or Poor Quality

I was trying to remove the oil pan plug nut and found that it was on extremely tightly. I was using a fairly inexpensive socket wrench ( for only the second time ) and couldn't get it to budge. So I ...
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Impala no heat at Idle

I have 2006 impala that randomly will blow cold air at idle. Sometimes if I stop at redlight the heater will blow cold air. If I get the engine above idle by reving the engine to about 1K rpm it ...
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Honda Accord radio anti-theft code not working…what am I doing wrong and what should I do?

I had to remove the battery so I can replace the driver's side low beam headlight. I didn't bother to buy a settings saver because I found the security code in my Honda's packet (I bought this car ...
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1999 Ford pickup starter whining

1999 Ford F150 2wd 6 cylinder - What would cause the starter to make a whining sound when you start the truck and will not quit whining and gets very hot on the starter? The Bendix will not disengage. ...
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Brake pedal will not return after being depressed: brake booster diagnosis?

After being on holiday for a few weeks, I come home and find that the car brake pedal on my (automatic tranmission with ABS brakes) car will no longer spring back up after depressing it. After doing ...
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hotpatch wheels repair kit [closed]

i am a trapper and I use hot patches to fix my waders but I have not been able to find anywhere to buy them. Do you know of a distributor in the ohio area that sells them or can I order them.
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Craftsman Bolt-Out and similar tools

I've seen Craftsman Bolt-Out mentioned in several questions/threads about removing stuck or rounded-off bolts, a problem I've run into many times. There's no particular problem I'm looking to solve ...
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1answer
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Remove car door lock lever arm

So I am changing the door locks on a 1994 Bonneville SE because they don't work any more (pins won't allow the key to turn all the way). My only issue right now is that I can't get this lever arm off ...
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Can I use lower octane fuel at high elevation?

Here in Colorado, gas stations sell "regular" gasoline which is rated at 85 octane ((M+R)/2). In most of the rest of the US, 87 octane is the lowest grade available. (As noted previously, higher ...
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Will Putting An Extra Quart of Oil In My Car Ruin It?

I put too much motor oil in my car's motor. About a quart - have I ruined my car? I've been driving it. I know I need to get the oil drained. But I'm worried that I've ruined my car which has been ...
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Dealership Installed “Oversized” Oil Drain Plug As Solution

In this question, we discuss stripped oil pan threads. I learned it is a result of user error - over tightening and cross threading, by the dealership I consistently go to. Many people have come ...
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How can I connect an Aux input to a 2004 Honda Jazz stock stereo?

Just bought a used Honda Jazz 1.4 SE for my wife, and although it has a CD/Radio with an Aux button on it, there is no external connection I can see. As she wants to be able to connect her iPod, I am ...
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In a clip, what does the “Stem Length” mean?

I am currently trying to find replacement fender clips for my car. The OEM part numbers are 01553-09321 (Nissan), 90044-68320 (Toyota), and MR328954 (Mitsubishi). I have the hole size (7.7mm), and ...
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Should I replace the disc?

Recently, my car began to make very loud noises whenever I used the brakes. At first, I didn't suspect the brake pads because I thought they were still able to undergo a few thousand kilometre. To be ...
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Is there a camera system for cars that can record the front, rear, and inside of the car at the same time? [closed]

I am looking for a camera security system that would provide a dashcam but also be able to: record what is happening behind my car (like a backup camera, except this one would record while I am ...
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Windshield wiper only making contact on the ends of the blade

My windshield wiper will NOT clean anything off except for the ends. My wiper arm was cracked at the bottom, so I replaced the entire arm. While I was at it, I replaced the entire wiper. Everything ...
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custom built silicon carbide discs

My toyota corolla CE110 brake performance is not to the expectation, it takes an unusual amount of distance and requires comparatively hard braking to get it to stop. I had checked it by a mechanic ...
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969 views

My car doesn't leak oil but I have to tap it off every 500 miles

I am in a really weird situation. I have a BMW 325i(2002). I bought it second hand and I have been driving it for 5 years. Now, lately I have been having to tap my oil every 500 miles with 2 quarts. ...
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2004ToyotaTundra sitting 10 months [duplicate]

my 2004 Toyota Tundra (8 cyl) has been sitting for 10 months with about 7 gallons of gas in fuel tank. Should gas be removed before starting truck?
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Can a bad battery damage voltage regulator?

I have a '91 Ford Sierra Saphire 2.0 OHC (pinto). Have been struggling with having no charge for weeks now. I've tried two different alternators, had one of them completely rebuilt by a professional, ...
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Low power, bad gas mileage, smelly exhaust after engine work

My 92 Civic has had low power (need to use at least one gear lower than usual to get the same power) and has been getting bad gas mileage (15-25mpg vs 32-42 mpg usual) since I replaced the head ...
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All weather tires vs winter tires on well-plowed roads

I live in Minnesota. I've seen lots of people recommend changing to winter tires in the winter. However, what doesn't make sense to me is that the roads are plowed very well here. 90% of my driving ...
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Do I really need to care if my car burns oil?

My car, a 97 Mazda 323, burns about a liter of oil per 1000 kilometers, mostly start and stop city driving. Sometimes I see a puff on start-up and sometimes I see smoke while accelerating, but it's ...
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1answer
172 views

1974 Honda Cb125 Not Starting + Strange Clicking Noise

I have a 1974 Honda Cb125. The other day, she started fluttering at speeds above 30mph. I had run into this issue before, and it turned out to be a bad spark plug connection. I have since replaced ...
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CA: Dispose of car with past due tags/registration? [closed]

Hypothetical: If someone had a non operational vehicle and ignored tags/registration for a few years, what is the best way to dispose of the vehicle and avoid having to back pay all the missed years ...
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2001 Hyundai Sonata System too lean

I own a 2001 Hyndai Sonata. Check engine light is on, and I'm getting an error code P0171, Bank 1 System too lean. I figured I'd start eliminating problems, so when I ran an ODB check, what I got was ...
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How do I defog the windows on a older truck

My truck has no heater or A/C. Recently it's been unusually damp and foggy where I live. So now other than wiping the Windows down with a towel, I'm not sure what to do. The truck I'm driving is a 68 ...
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1answer
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Axle nut sizes on a 2001 Honda Shadow

It seems that the axle nut 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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Toyota Verso 1.6 VVTi 2006 Overheating 7 Not coming on [closed]

How do i know if my head or black is damaged. Recently my Toyota Verso 1.6 VVTi 2006 Model overheated when i checked the water from the radiator i realised that there was white greasy thing on the ...
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1answer
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Clicking of Brakes

My vehicle was recently in a accident involving a raccon (go figure) and did a lot of damage. I already had it checked out and they said it needed alot body work and possible wheel alignment. However ...
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over loading, missfiring [closed]

My car is missing particularly whenever ur going up hill or in any case where u have to give it more gas. I've replaced plugs, caps, Cool Pak's. Ignition module, tps sensor, mass air flow sensor and ...
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TPMS Rebuild Kit - Do I need it for a normal tire change if I don't have TPMS problems?

I'm shopping around for new tires, and at least one vendor is adding a "TPMS Rebuild Kit" to the cart by default. For a set of 4 tires, this adds $30 to the out-the-door cost. However, the item can be ...
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To repair or not repair?

I drive a 2005 Honda Civic DX, 166k miles. My clutch was having problems over the past few weeks, it would shudder the entire car when i would let it out from 1st and 2nd gear. It has since stopped ...
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Power Steering non functional at idle

Replaced a leaking power steering pump in my 99 Nissan Maxima about a month and a half ago. Bought the new pump from NAPA, used NAPA branded power steering fluid. My buddy and I switched out the pump, ...
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back brakes smoke

Just had back brakes and rotors replaced a week ago, came home from church yesterday and there was this horrible smell and smoke coming from passenger side back brake area what could me the cause for ...
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1answer
423 views

Scooter clutch plate gets damaged/burn't for a short time

I have an Indian Scooter (Bajaj Chetak) which was bought 15 years ago. For the last few days, the scooter has been witnessing lot of problems. 1. The clutch plate gets damaged and burn't - It ...
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2answers
298 views

Hyundai Elantra 2007 - Disable automatic volume leveling?

My fiancé has a 2007 Hyundai Elantra that does this crazy volume adjustment when driving. It seems like it's trying to compensate for road/engine noise, but it's just doing it all wrong. It gets ...
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Burned spark plug melted cylinder head [closed]

I just had a catastrophic failure in my 2005 Honda Pilot. The check engine light started flashing and the engine was running rough. Felt like a spark plug wasn't firing. Limped it to the shop where ...
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1answer
1k views

Will a worn clutch ever completely fail to engage? If not, what will cause this?

I've noticed my clutch beginning to slip for maybe a month or two; it was slower to engage, but not badly enough to affect driving. Over the last week or so, it was getting significantly worse every ...
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0answers
43 views

2000 pontiac montana overheating

2000 Pontiac Montana Van- intake manifold has been replaced along with radiator, water pump, radiator cap and thermostat. When driving van will go to the red line but has never overheated with steam ...
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99 views

Engine smooth after techron then rough again [closed]

I used techron additive. After a gas tankful, the engine is smooth and powerful as new. However after another tankful of normal gas the engine is rough and sluggish again. Why is this happening? ...
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1answer
610 views

How can I fix a slow indicator on a Honda Hornet?

My Honda Hornet 250 right-hand indicator often takes up to 5 seconds to start flashing, especially when it's cold. The left seems to be fine. When I flick the switch I can hear the bimetallic strip ...
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1answer
280 views

Compliance Bushing for 2007 Honda Odyssey

What are some part numbers that I can cross reference for the compliance bushings (control arm bushing) for a 2007 Honda Odyssey?

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