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Oil leaks after oil change - shop says engine oil pan gasket needs to be replaced

I brought my 2000 Honda Civic to my local Castrol shop for an oil change. After leaving for work the next day my wife told me there was a three foot wide pool of oil where my car was. I moved my car ...
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Installed new alternator, now no power

I just put a new alternator on my 76 Winnebago motor home yesterday and it started just fine two times and now I have no power at all. No head lights, no cigarette lighter, nothing. Tested the ...
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Chevy Cobalt starter has two hot wires that have current regardless of ignition switch

I'm currently trying to replace the starter on a 2006 Chevy Cobalt. When I uninstalled the starter, I remove two screws holding the starter and another two, one that holds the ground and one that ...
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Transmission fluid leak 1993 5.0 V8 F150 Engine

When I add transmission fluid, it leaks out below. It looks like it is collecting around the pan, but also forward. I am asking to see if someone thinks changing the pan won't cover the leak. ...
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Civic won't start after replacing head gaskets [on hold]

My '94 Honda Civic (1.5l VTEC-E) was overheating, and I replaced the head gaskets. Now it turns over but won't start. What should I do?
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A Suzuki GZ125 marauder that won't power on at all

I've been having a problem with my bike. I went to go to work in the morning and it turned on ok. Left to run for a few minutes then cut out. It turned over again and same thing ... I tried a third ...
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1answer
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee — quiet whine from steering wheel — what's causing it?

I have a 2014 Grand Cherokee Laredo. There is a very low high pitched whine that comes from the steering wheel. If I turn the wheel two inches to the right or left, the whine goes quiet. If I let go ...
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1answer
25 views

How to know BMW e46 AC type

Apparently there are two types of air conditioning units - IHKR and IHKA - in BMW e39's. I'm curious whether there are different types in e46's and, if so, how do I find out?
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BMW e46 AC intake location(s)

Is the intake for the air conditioning unit the same (i.e. under the hood near the windshield wipers) as the regular cabin air intake? What about in recirculation mode?
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Look at the Valves Without Taking Everything Apart

I was thinking it would be nice if I could look at the valves without having to take too much stuff apart. Could I thread a small endoscope down through the air intake and be able to see the top / ...
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Loose wires in 1993 5.0 V8 F150 Engine

I have acquired this very used truck. It seemed to be able to run (albeit by burning transmission and coolant, but that's a different thread) but I wanted to ask if anyone could ID these wires? I ...
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My car was recalling but my car is already more than 10 years old. Repair free? [duplicate]

I just found out that my car was recalling after read the news. My dealer never told that my car was recalling. My car was recalling last year. I was doing some research and found out that most ...
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Hub bearing noise detection?

Some of the hub bearings is making a noise and: is for change, however, the noise that it makes is more of mechanical and its spread via the chassis, making it very difficult to understand where ...
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1answer
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Loss of engine power between 2100 and 2500 RPM on humid days - 2011 Malibu

I drive a 2011 Chevy Malibu LT (4 cyl, 2.4L, 6 spd. automatic) and have been experiencing this problem for the past year and a half. Basically, whenver its hot (90f+) and humid out, my car exhibits ...
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1answer
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Small Gas Engine Throttle

I have a small gas engine without a (human usable) throttle control system. I want to fix this oversight. I have located the throttle system on the engine, and figured out if I push it one way it revs ...
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1answer
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Can metal putty be used to repair stripped threads in aluminum castings?

I've been burnt by stripped threads on a couple of occasions now, so knowing that metal putty could be used to re-tap a brand new thread in aluminum would be reassuring. I recently came across Liqui ...
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1answer
12 views

Smal drip from the rear end

I have a 2005 Ford p/u F-250 Superduty. I parked on a decline and I noticed the next day there was a very slow drip from where the drive shaft enters the rear end. Is this just a seal that needs to be ...
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1answer
34 views

Honda CBR 250 won't start after heavy rains, puttering noise

There has been heavy rain and yesterday I couldn't start my bike. The main and other fuses are not blown. I ride it regularly. Turning the bike on: https://vid.me/pYNw. The high-pitch noise is not ...
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0answers
28 views

2006 Suzuki SX4 Vibration/Lurch/Sound

My 2006 Suzuki SX4 (61k miles) has just started doing something odd that makes me a bit worried. There is an oscillating, deep sound that varies with the speed that I drive. It almost sounds like the ...
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2answers
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Bent front fork on a bike

There's a previously owned 2009 YAMAHA FZ16-S that I'm thinking of picking up. It has a slightly twisted and bent fork (plausibly caused by an accident). It's only apparent when you ride it for a bit. ...
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1answer
29 views

Sideskirt repair

During the winter period, a driver on the other side of the road crashed into his predecessor. A bumper was launched from that point and smacked right into the lower left side of my car, resulting in ...
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3answers
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Will vtec engage without a factory released VTEC ECU when swapping to VTEC engine?

ok so I replaced my honda civic d15z4 engine with a d16A. Apparently VTEC engages at 5500rpm on these engines. My car is still practically standard, I'm not sure if it does switch over, if it does, ...
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4answers
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BMW e46 cabin air vent smells

The cabin vents smell like mold and mildew. It's worse during humid days. I'm pretty sure the AC has something to do with it (since it smells bad when I turn the AC off and keep the fans blowing) but ...
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BMW e46 problems after Lysol in air intake

I was spraying Lysol into the cabin air intake (not the engine intake) right under windshield wipers while running the fans, and after doing this for several minutes (fans on the whole time, Lysol ...
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3answers
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Master cylinder leak

I'm working on a 63 Impala, and got a new master cylinder in. The 63 has a single brake line, but the new master has two ports. The manufacturer included a plug for the extra port if it's not needed, ...
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Why won't the brakes pump up on a 99 F-150 [closed]

Brakes on a Ford F-150 wont pump up after bleeding the them will pump up to while not running but when running it won't pump up?
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Slow acceleration and moving… Rpms won't go high

My 96 200sx accelerates slow and after changing to second gear the rpms won't go high enough to change to third but the car goes past 40 up to 65 mph... At those speeds it stays moving slow like if I ...
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1answer
24 views

Toyota Sienna shakes/rumbles at stops and red lights

2006, automatic Toyota Sienna shakes/ rumbles at stops, reds Rev meter vibrates Engine light is steady Recently got an oil change Same appointment, wrongly pumped diesel into car Replaced spark ...
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Kia Rio Overheating

I have a 2012 Kia Rio and lately it has been showing signs the car is overheating. When I switch off the car and switch it on again it runs fine. I find this very confusing because it does it maybe ...
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1answer
26 views

RPM bouncing when in idle, especially when AC in switched on

I have a diesel common-rail 1.5l engined car. Lately I am facing an issue where the RPM needle is bouncing in the tachometer when the car is idling. The normal idling RPM is around 820. When idling, I ...
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0answers
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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 ...
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2answers
345 views

Steering wheel “center” different from vehicle “straight”

I just had a 4 wheel alignment done on a vehicle. While taking it for a test drive, I noticed that the steering wheel is not quite centered for the vehicle to drive straight. It's not pulling in ...
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0answers
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1986 VW Westfalia van A/C

I had my coolant professionally changed to Red Tek in my van. It worked well for 2 or 3 years but then stopped cooling. I successfully refilled with difficulty and it was fine for a further year but ...
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1answer
10 views

Daiwoo Kalos engine squeal on ignition

There is a short squealing noise (sounds like a belt maybe?) when I start the engine, but not every time. It's been happening for a few weeks now. Last week my battery was dead so I replaced it, could ...
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0answers
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MG ZS 180 - overheating clutch

So I got a new (well 2004) MG SZ 180 the other day and it turns out there is a small issue with it. After using the clutch in stop/start traffic, changing gear gets harder and harder until I end up ...
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1answer
16 views

How to test for radiator leaks?

There is coolant leaking from my 2007 Tacoma's radiator SOMEWHERE because there is leakage dripping from the lower right corner. I saw it when I took the skid plate off to replace the serpentine ...
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4answers
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Is it possible to drain oil pan without getting any oil on your fingers?

This may be a frivolous question or a brain teaser... But I've always wondered if it is possible to so skillfully remove the drain bolt from the bottom of an oil pan upon oil change as to not get any ...
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1answer
26 views

Running 4 tires of a slightly larger section height than stock/recommended

I'm considering replacing all my tires with a set of slightly higher ones — installing 205/60R16 instead of 205/55R16. My incentive is mostly availability of the particular model of tire I'm ...
2
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1answer
14 views

Causes for engine/oil gunk around bottom of engine bay

My 2007 Tacoma has a lot of engine/oil black gunk around the bottom of the engine bay (below the battery and that area). I'm talking about solid black. Could that be caused by a leaky oil pan gasket? ...
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2answers
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What will happen in result of the failure of a clutch release bearing?

I drive a 88 Mazda RX-7 non-turbo 5spd. The previous owner claims the clutch was done last July(little under a year ago) and I have no reason to doubt such claims. I do believe the clutch release ...
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2answers
45 views

Installing lower speed-rated tires than recommended

I have a 2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i and I need new tires. My current tires are P225/55R17 95H. Searching around, I found some Yokohama Avid Ascend tires, which look to be great touring tires, ...
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0answers
28 views

Repairing of electronic throttle control

I am the owner of an Opel Astra G Caravan (This is the European name, don't know how it is in USA) from year 2007. It has an 1.4 Twinport engine Z14XEP and a manual gear. A few days ago I noticed ...
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1answer
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Focus ST170 2002 Electric Mirror only works horizontal

I am in the UK and drive a 2002 (52 reg) Focus ST170. Recently the electric mirrors would only work vertically intermittently (always worked horizontally), and as of now will not move vertically at ...
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3answers
37 views

Manual engine has no power in third fourth and fifth gear when driving up an incline.

When my engine is in neutral it reaches red line with no problem. It also has power in first and second gear. The problem happens when i am driving up a long incline, I will be in third or fourth ...
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1answer
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Accidently put biodiesel fuel in 2009 Nissan Altima. What to do?

I made a really stupid mistake earlier tonight. I was at a gas station refueling my 2009 Nissan Altima (2.5L 4-cylinder engine). I stupidly selected the only option that was available at the pump ...
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0answers
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Diagnosing pinging issue in 2003 Nissan Sentra

While under load the engine sounds like there is a bunch of marbles bouncing around in the engine. Revving the engine in neutral does not create the noise. Filling the gas tank with 93 octane instead ...
2
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3answers
40 views

Urgent! BMW 318i 2007 E90 Heating Up

I've BMW 318i E90 2007 which is heating up after about 2-3 miles and since it has been heating so quick esp in down town and low speeds, I have not had a chance to take it to highways. Now, there are ...
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0answers
13 views

Yamaha fz700 brake and headlights problem [duplicate]

Recently bought a Yamaha fz700 bike. Headlights don't work whatsoever, checked fuses, bulbs, and I found that wires aren't getting any power. Flipping the Hi/Lo beam switch doesn't change anything ...
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1answer
19 views

How to find and access the actual terminals of car battery

2013 Honda Civic here. I need to disconnect my car battery so that I can clean off some corrosion. Here are the pics: And: Obviously the positive terminal is under the big red cap with the plus ...
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2answers
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What is the part called that connects the engine to the air intake system? (Photo included)

The image below is from a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire. Credits to (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontiac_Sunfire) for the photo. I've put arrows to the the part that I'd like to know what it's called. I ...

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