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320 views

Time based versus milage based service [duplicate]

My car's maintenance schedule says I need to service every 7,500 miles or 6 months. It is now 6 months but my cars has only 4500 miles. Do I still need to get it serviced? Should I follow the service ...
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76 Toyota Hiace radiator drain

I have been trying to locate the drain for the radiator in my Toyota Hiace, but I can't seem to find it. Can anyoe give me a detailed description of where it is?
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should oil filter be primed

Surely some internals of the engine will be running "dry" for a short time after a filter change i.e. until the filter becomes full and passes oil. However the makers do not suggest priming the new ...
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Is DIY bearing and hub for 4wd ok

I need to replace the bearing and hub for my 4runner (4wd). I have already replaced the rotor and brakes before. I believe this part replacement is basically the same (just one step further which ...
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166 views

95 manual civic… loud knocking sound when decelerating [closed]

I have a 95 civic lx standard ... Recently on way home from work it started making a knocking sound after I let go of the gas . I pulled off fwy put it up on two jacks engaged gears accelerated then ...
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324 views

Car just started blowing cold air

I have a 2010 ford fusion. After letting the car heat up, I went to the store and the heat was working fine. I get back home while parking I noticed the car was blowing cold air. I cut it off and then ...
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797 views

Engine sputtering, not accelerating. Left for 20 mins and is now fine?

The car is a Mk1 Golf (1993, 1.8lt, mechanical injection). I was driving up a medium incline and suddenly my car starting sputtering and I lost acceleration. I pulled over and started the engine ...
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1answer
115 views

Why don't we have distance lines on a Skoda reversing camera?

We just got ourselves a new Skoda Superb with a reversing camera but it doesn't show the distance lines that apparently should appear on it. We test drove the Passat and saw it had distance lines on ...
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1answer
70 views

truck not staying up to normal operating temperature

I started my truck today and let it run for about 5-10 minutes because it is 10 below zero today. On the way home my temperature gauge read around 190-200 and I noticed that everytime I let off the ...
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1answer
146 views

Can I place a mechanical water temp sensor within the radiator hose pipes?

I have a Mk1 Golf. The previous owner has put in the 3 GTi console gauges but didnt connect them. I want to connect up the water temp gauge (which is the mechanical type with a heat sensing bulb) but ...
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1answer
906 views

magnet on oil-filter- is it a good idea?

The use of magnetic drain plugs (to catch ferro-magnetic metal particles) is well established. Is it better to attach a magnet to the oil-filter?
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Ford Expedition ignition cable problem

Is this the underlying problem or a symptom of something else?? I have a 99 Ford Expedition that has a knocking and pinging problem. Two different mechanics have narrowed it down to the ignition ...
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1answer
1k views

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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1answer
115 views

2001 Ford F150 Serious Fuel leak

I have a 2001 F150 XLT. I recently had my fule tank replaced because it had a leak. The garage that did the work did say the tank had a hole. Yesterday I picked the truck up. they had put a used tank ...
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0answers
173 views

2001 Subaru Legacy L Wagon - Gas smell and light shaking

So... It is really freezing and has been really cold these past few days. But, my 2001 Subaru Legacy L Wagon started acting up. First, here are things I know been replaced before I got it - Tires, ...
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2answers
473 views

Burnt oil smell when revving engine

When accelerating hard and revving engine around 2000-4000 rpm I smell burnt oil smell from my A/C. The smell is similar when I open the oil filler cap or dipstick. Did hunt for oil leaks and solved ...
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1answer
1k views

Car won't start in the cold

everyone! I've googled about this issue, but couldn't find much info. I hope that someone could help. I have cold start issue below -10C(14F). If it just -10C it harder to star, but if temperature ...
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1answer
28 views

04 chevy trailblazer tailight and control issues

I let someone drive my vehicle, someone that I probably shouldn't have. When I got the vehicle back, the heater control panel in the back seat was pulled out and broken. Also, all the wires underneath ...
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1answer
5k views

Why do the lights flicker when I accelerate?

I have a 2003 Ford Focus. Recently, I've noticed that when I accelerate (step on the gas), all the lights on the car flicker. This happens to both the dash lights in the car and the headlights ...
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1answer
1k views

2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Check Engine Light is on and has started regularly sputtering

I went to Autozone and the codes are P0340 - Cam Shaft Position Sensor P0455 - Evaporative Emissions Problem I don't know alot about cars any help would be awesome
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2answers
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How do I replace front CV axles for a 2004 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport?

A mechanic has found that I have two split CV joint boots on my 2004 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport, and I want to try and replace the axles myself. However, the shop manual for the drivetrain is very ...
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1answer
73 views

Should fan belts slide when the fan is turned by hand?

When turning your fan by hand, are your belts supposed to turn too, or slide across the pulley?
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118 views

Can I still use OEM steering wheel controls with an aftermarket head unit?

I own a 2014 Ford Mustang with Sync. Sync is pretty mediocre and can sometimes be frustrating. I'm interested in switching to an aftermarket head unit, not unlike this one: Parrot RNB6 I'd like to ...
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0answers
165 views

Permanent car camera secuity system? [closed]

I am getting a new VW and from past experience I want to have a camera system built in the car for few reasons. First, to record any possible accidents while driving and while I am not there. Second ...
3
votes
1answer
347 views

2015 Hyundai Sonata not accelerating

I recently purchased a 2015 Hyundai Sonata its only 2 months old and while driving on a freeway I was unable to accelerate. I was cruising at 65 mph and while trying to pass someone it just limped ...
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1answer
203 views

Will cars annual service light still come on if I do an early service?

I have a Jaguar XJ 2010 model, the service warning light comes on around October every year for the annual service. If however I was to get it serviced in June this year (i.e earlier than the service ...
3
votes
1answer
99 views

What kind of tools could I use for some aluminum body finishing work without doing any cutting?

I got into a really bad wreck last winter. My power steering was leaking and had locked up in the middle of an icy road, while I was trying to find a median at night. The guy hit me going around 70 ...
3
votes
1answer
169 views

Will wiper motor get damaged if windshield wiper fluid got frozen?

Can the wiper motor be damaged when windshield fluid got frozen? Van is 2013, windshield fluid was frozen in car for only 2 days. I don't think this can damage wiper motor at all.
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2answers
881 views

Ways to increase driver space and comfort in a small car?

I'm the owner of a 2003 MG TF[see photo], I love the car although being 6'4" it borders on uncomfortable when driving longer distances and is not very dignified getting in or out, and my knees brush ...
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votes
1answer
46 views

What's the name of this part?

I have a Ford Escape 2003 I'm trying to repair, and I'm looking for a specific part, but I don't know how it's named, therefore I can't buy it online. The part is this one: It's kind of between the ...
2
votes
1answer
64 views

first “non-replaceable” parts to break

I'm currently modifying my '08 Subaru WRX with everything from suspension(Sways/Strut/Springs...) to Engine(Turbo/TMIC/Injectors...) and much much more...However I would like to get ahead of the game ...
3
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1answer
945 views

Did cold weather cause my Jeep's heater fan to stop blowing and then start again later?

I just bought a used 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, I've had it for a week. I brought it in to get the windshield washer nozzles replaced (they were spraying weird). When I got the car back I ...
3
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1answer
290 views

Truck won't crank; no sound from starter relays

I have a 1997 Expedition, which badly needed a tune up: the motor was shaking. I changed the plugs, which stopped the shaking; two days later the truck won't start. The battery is hot and the lights ...
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votes
1answer
75 views

How to remove the flooring system from Mercedes 614d minibus

I'm looking to convert a Mercedes 614d minibus into a catering truck. Can the floor system,rails which keep the seats in place, be removed as would like to make the floor lower. Many thanks.
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Honda civic 2003 dead battery from cold

My Honda Civic died after the temperature dropped lower than -30°C, and will only start now when I boost it. The previous owner told me about this, and he said he replaced the battery. But now, it's ...
3
votes
2answers
599 views

BMW e36 wont maintain idle

A friend has an e36 that wont maintain idle. The car is driveable but coughs and stops when idling. I've checked the air box and boot and they are in good condition - no leaks. I think spark and ...
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0answers
39 views

2006 impala reverse beeping noise [closed]

My vehicle used to beep in reverse and as I would approach an object the beeping would become faster. Now it doesn't beep at all and I don't recall turning it off.
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1answer
118 views

Is there a way to test ignition coils with built-in ICM?

My car's service manual shows this for the ignition coils: What is the ICM? Related to http://mechanics.stackexchange.com/a/2850/31, is there a way to check the coils to see if they are working ...
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votes
1answer
63 views

94 f150 at highway speeds in second gear

Okay so my kid decided to borrow my truck. It's older and has a few problems one of which is the shifter does not change on the dash it always looks as if it's in park. You have to feel it out to put ...
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2answers
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Renault 1.4L 16v Oil Dipstick Location

I have a 2002 Renault Clio Mk2 with a 1.4L 16v engine, which I have owned for 6 months. There is a readout on the dash which indicates the oil level when you first turn on the ignition. My sensor is ...
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0answers
289 views

BMW 320i 1992 Gearbox in Sports Mode [closed]

My cas is a BMW e36 320i, with an automatic gear box. The gearbox has three modes, Economic, Sports and ICE. When in Economic mode, The gearbox switches smoothly between the 5 speeds, however, the ...
2
votes
1answer
320 views

Sluggish Acceleration

I have a 2003 Kia Spectra. Just replaced the radiator. The car does not overheat when running, no fluid leaking. However, car is very sluggish when accelerating. Rpm goes up but car jerks into ...
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0answers
102 views

Is a slight steering wheel vibration normal in a 2012 Civic when cold?

I have been looking at a number of 2012 Honda Civics for consideration and each one I test drive has a slight vibration in the steering wheel when idle. Normally I know that vibrations in wheels are ...
2
votes
1answer
47 views

is my car battery bad?

At 6am this morning the car battery was dead. (It snowed all night and temperature was 3 degrees this morning.) 3 hours later I went to check it out and it started right up so I let it run for 20 ...
3
votes
1answer
201 views

How do I know if a jump starter is suitable for my car?

My car (a Toyota Avensis 2001 Diesel 2.0L) often lays idle for long periods. During these periods the battery runs down and it is unable to start. I recognise that the car should be driven more often ...
4
votes
1answer
152 views

would turning the rotors make my front end go out of alignment?

Since I had my rotors turned my front end now pulls to the right where it didn't before. Are the two related?should they gave realigned my front end?
2
votes
2answers
914 views

2001 civic won't accelerate when pressing gas petal..?

For the past few days my check engine light has been on. Whenever I try to accelerate, the car will not go very fast at all, no matter how hard I press it, all the way down, halfway, doesn't matter. ...
2
votes
1answer
218 views

03 Ford Escape V6 Oil/Coolant/check fuel cap lights

I just had my oil changed and had coolant put into my car a few days before Christmas. Also, bought a new fuel cap the same day. All of these lights are still on and I have no idea how to make them go ...
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1answer
374 views

My horn has stopped working

I have a 97 Mazda 323 and the horn has stopped working. When I press the horn button on the steering wheel I hear a clicking noise but no horn. What should I check?
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votes
2answers
751 views

Low beams don't work but high beams do. What do I do?

It's a Chevy HHR 2006 and I don't know what to do. First one low beam went out now both are not working but both high beams are working. What do I do?

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