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How to make ride less bouncy?

In my 2003 Opel Agila, the ride is really bouncy. Whenever I go over bumps in the road, it feels like I am almost out of control. It is generally a bouncy car, but it this one seems to be worse than ...
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2answers
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Why would I paint my car engine?

I've been watching Pete's Garage on YouTube and the guy is absolutely amazing and very enlightening on the subject. He has at least one video on engine painting but he mentions it in a number of ...
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2answers
1k views

What could this water leak be under my car?

I noticed a coolant leak coming out under my Mazda 3 2007. It is right in the center next to what looks like an overflow outlet. I have noticed a hole which looks like this, and coolant comes from ...
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1answer
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Could too much transmission fluid cause problems?

Is my reasoning here a plausible explanation for the issues described below? Background The CEL on my friend's 2003 Mazda6 lit up yesterday, along with a flashing HOLD light. We hooked it up to a ...
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1answer
94 views

Unknown red wiring harness near cooling fan area on a Ford Focus 2004

I have a 2004 Ford Focus SE DOHC. Today, I opened the hood and found an unconnected red wiring harness (shown in the picture, it's the one with a question mark pointed at). I looked around the area ...
4
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1answer
77 views

Ford TDCi 1.6: more performance in cold weather

For some time, I've had a problem with the performance of my Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi (Diesel): when accelerating hard in the 3rd or 4th gear, there was a performance drop and I sometimes had to go off the ...
4
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1answer
92 views

Ford Fiesta Light Metallic Blue Scratch Repair

I stupidly scratched my first car using something too abrasive on the bonnet to wash it. The car is light blue/grey and I would say a metallic colour. I have been advised turtle wax. Is waxing ...
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2answers
2k views

Problem with Clutch or Gearbox

I'm having a bit of trouble with my car; it's a Ford Fiesta 1.4 Zetec (2008 model). These past few weeks when I accelerate hard the rev meter rises steadily up to a point and then shoots to the top ...
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0answers
43 views

My transmission is coming out of gear just as I get going [closed]

My transmission in my 2000 Dodge Dakota comes out of gear shortly after I begin to drive, so what is my problem? I only have tried to adjust my 4 wheel drive shift. How do I diagnose this problem?
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1answer
174 views

installing car radio - cords issue

I bought a simple radio, and i am trying to install it. From the new radio the following wires exist: speakers: 2*grey, 2*pruple. 2*blue, 2*green. Yellow - go to battery Black - go to ground red (acc) ...
2
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1answer
56 views

Which rim to buy

I'm looking to replace rim for one of the wheels of my car (Nissan Altima 06). The wheel specs - 245/45 R18. (Different from the ones that come with the original car) The rim looks like this - I ...
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3answers
228 views

Hatchback vs sedan snow performance

I haven't owned a hatchback and was wondering, holding everything else equal, if they perform better in snow than sedans.
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1answer
23 views

Ford 2000 wind star , tool slid into hallow area above front driver side wheel

How do i open the area up to retrieve the tool it slid down into it through the opening under the drivers side windshield wiper then into this hallow area above the wheel
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5answers
67k views

Timing Chain vs. Timing Belt

What is the service life of a timing chain and how does having a chain drive cam benefit from a belt drive cam and vice-versa?
3
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1answer
262 views

A/C Compressor not turning on?

Trying to diagnose an issue with my wife's 2001 Honda CR-V air conditioning. First off, the A/C gets down to 50F when car is running idle for several minutes, so it's not too bad ... however on hot ...
4
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0answers
245 views

Engine Running Fast in Park

Never had this issue before but I just started my vehicle and the tac automatically revved up to 1500 rpm when I cranked it. It didn't go back down while in park, it basically idled at about 500 rmp ...
3
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1answer
169 views

Timing chain cycle vs. sprocket marker position

I reinstalled the timing chain on my V6 Tacoma as per the Toyota official spec and the Haynes manual. I made sure that the marker notches on the intake camshaft sprockets line up to the marks on the ...
4
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2answers
490 views

What damages may I have caused draining oil by filter?

My ATV oil drain plug is an allen 6mm bolt. The bolt was all rusty, and what I expected to happen happened - I stripped it. Instead of wasting times trying to remove the stripped bolt I drained oil ...
2
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0answers
74 views

Extra door seal mod

I own a Citroen C1. It's a basic car, but one that is nice to modify and improve yourself. My car doors only have a single door weatherstrip to stop water getting in, the passenger side has begun to ...
2
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1answer
93 views

How much gasoline fuel to keep in tank of low use vehicle

For a low use vehicle, it was historically recommended to keep the gas tank full. The reasons were twofold: Prevent rust from forming in the metal gas tank Prevent water from forming in the gas ...
4
votes
1answer
114 views

'95 Chevy Blazer suddenly refuses to start

While driving my '95 Chevy Blazer (4.3L V6) on the highway, I pulled off to use a rest stop. The engine was (and has) been running/starting well, and upon returning to leave, the engine would not ...
2
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3answers
4k views

Why would welch plugs start leaking?

I have a VW Citi Golf, and the Welch plugs on the engine block suddenly started leaking water. The engine sounds fine, but it obviously leaked a lot of water and although I didn't drive far, I'm not ...
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1answer
33 views

Having starter issue

My starter motor is good, I can jump the solenoid and start my truck. Why isn't it working from the switch which was working before I put a new starter motor on?
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1answer
364 views

Why my bike shows petrol missing before 2000 RPM in all gears?

I am using Hero Karizma R (225cc, 5 gears). Recently I feel a missing in all gear befor 2000 RPM. Sometimes my bike turn off due to this missing. Usually it happens at 1st/2nd gears. After 2000 RPM ...
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1answer
112 views

Disconnecting negative battery terminal

Why do almost every automotive procedure instructions start by saying: Disconnect the cable from the battery negative terminal. ?
3
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2answers
237 views

Mechanic says lock is nonfunctional from broken power window?

My mom's car was broken into 2 days ago, both drivers side windows smashed. We sent the car to an auto glass technician to replace the windows and remove the glass fibers embedded in the seats. They ...
0
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2answers
34 views

O2 code and cat efficiency code

On my 2005 dodge ram Daytona I have two codes, P0133 and P0420. Can a low cat efficiency be due to a slow responding o2 sensor?
2
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2answers
2k views

Where is the fuel filter(s) located on a 2006 VW Golf?

I have an occasionally stuttering 2006 VW Golf (Mk4) with 160k miles that I believe is caused by a partially blocked fuel filter. Are there multiple fuel filters (i.e.- one in the fuel tank and one ...
2
votes
1answer
378 views

Audi A4 (B8) Whine

I've got a 1.8 TFSI A4, and it's making a whining noise. It's audible if you rev the engine, and when driving. Very pronounced at lower speeds. If you depress the clutch, it stops. But, if you rev ...
6
votes
3answers
408 views

Did the mechanic damage our car?

I purchased a 125k mile 2005 Toyota Camry in good condition and with a good service history about 5 months ago. It was due for its second oil change since we've owned it so my wife took it in to a ...
4
votes
2answers
127 views

Is it necessary to maintain antifreeze to water ratio?

I had my radiator cleaned and flushed yesterday. The mechanic who did the work advised that pure distilled water is better than using mixture of water and coolant. I checked the manual and it just ...
1
vote
1answer
23 views

1999 GMC Safari Shocks

I have a 1999 GMC Safari 2WD that has 160k on it. I need to replace the shocks on it. Does anyone know how to do this and have a recommendation on the type of shocks I should install? I only drive ...
3
votes
3answers
177 views

After five years in garage diesel car wouldn't start, what should be done?

One of my friends left his car in the garage since five years back and he has lived abroad since then. He left it with a full tank(its a diesel), and it ran perfectly well back then. Now he's back and ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
0
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1answer
55 views

I have a car drive-train question. [closed]

I have a car drive train question. I'm looking at used SUVs since my last car died 3 months ago (20 yr old Honda Accord), specifically looking at vehicles like the Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4.I know AWD ...
3
votes
1answer
63 views

Building a custom car

I'm curious, is it possible (and how hard would it be) to build a custom car with an engine from a different brand than the transmission? For example, I'd get an old V12 Mercedes engine (with two ...
2
votes
1answer
94 views

Mounting bar end mirrors on non-hollow bars?

I bought a CRG hindsight bar end mirror but the CRG adapters and all the adapters I find online seem to be for hollow bars. But the bars on my 12 Yamaha R6 just have a threaded hole for a bolt.
2
votes
2answers
85 views

Car wont turn over after trying to get it out of snow

I have a 1998 Mustang V6. Last winter I attempted to get it out of the snow on an inclined driveway. I revved it apparently too hard and the engine sputtered for a moment and stopped. Since then it ...
4
votes
2answers
94 views

Removing stripe or decal glue from exterior paint

I bought a Ford Fiesta Zetec and the previous owner has removed the stripes that run over the middle of the car, which has left a terrible looking mark, as if the glue has not come off when they ...
1
vote
1answer
207 views

Toyota Camry 2005 automatic gears won't engage

I have a Toyota Camry 2005, the car was taken to a mechanic for oil change out and according to the mechanic he opened the transmission down plate and remove the valve body and serviced it which I ...
6
votes
3answers
1k views

Odometer gained 65,000 miles after battery replacement

I brought my 2002 Saturn SL2 in to replace a battery and seal; only when I brought the car into the shop my odometer read less than 23,000 miles and afterwards it read 91,000 miles. I was able to get ...
4
votes
1answer
167 views

Quick Oil Change place overfilled my BMW Z3

Just got this car, a BMW Z3 3.0 from a Tampa dealer and have not even had it 10 days and Check Engine Light came on. I wanted to get the oil changed to full synthetic just in case it wasn't and ...
2
votes
1answer
80 views

Radio stops playing when I change volume

I have bought a 2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi Sedan 4 door car. Recently the radio has started giving problems. Specifically, whenever I change the volume by turning the knob, the radio stops playing... ...
2
votes
2answers
173 views

2015 jetta on highway in wrong gear

I'm embarrassed to say that I accidentally drove my 2015 Volkswagen Jetta in S gear under the D on my automatic, on the highway. The car was running smoothly, so I didn't notice until I heard a ...
4
votes
2answers
661 views

Parking a motorcycle with hot engine

I have a question regarding my motorcycle (Yamaha FZ8 - 4Zylinder 800cc). At the weeksend I was driving through a town. It was very hot outside and I parked the bike. The coolingwater-temperature was ...
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votes
2answers
62 views

mazda mx5 or toyota mr2? [closed]

Before anyone downvotes, this is related to maintenance and repair >_> Im at the point where I can afford either a mazda mx5 or a toyota mr2 (budget of about £2000) iv'e owned about 5 cars in the ...
1
vote
1answer
45 views

oil in my radiator

I have a 95 f150. pretty much everything is original on it. I now have oil in my radiator but. looks like thick poo when I took the cap off. but when I checked my oil other than being a quart low the ...
4
votes
0answers
361 views

'08 Impala Front power locks don't work properly in hot weather

I have a 2008 Chevrolet Impala LS with approximately 80,000 miles. I've noticed that both front door power locks are not working properly when it's very warm out, especially if we're parked in the ...
5
votes
2answers
283 views

My steering wheel wobbles between 60 - 80 mph

Car been checked several times at the mechanic's shop, they say can't find the reason. Both front axles have been replaced I got three sets of rims (Factory 16", Forzas 18" and TIs 20") The ...

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