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What is the best way to remove a stripped head bolt that is deep in the engine?

One of the head bolts on my 1997 Mercedes C230 stripped during removal. It is a 12 point star, I think they made be called triple square splines. The others are about 4 inches long stretch bolts. ...
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Front Suspension Rattle (Linked Sound Clip)

I've got a 1994 Nissan pickup. I had new shocks installed about 3 years ago I replaced the ball joints about 2 years ago I replaced the tie rods and front brake calipers about 1 year ago I had the ...
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Brakes go to the floor

Vehicle: 2000 Blazer v6 4.3L Symptoms: Brake goes to the floor before braking. You have to push hard to stop. Easy to "skid" tires. Brake light is on. The day before they worked perfectly fine, and ...
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2answers
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Is it possible to have a vehicle with no VIN?

I've recently purchased a Kawasaki GPZ500S (AKA EX500 or Ninja 500R) circa 1998. I can't seem to find the VIN which should be embedded into the right hand side of the steering head (it's got the frame ...
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2answers
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2006 Honda Pilot - Liquid Flowing/Pouring Noise

I have noticed recently that my 2006 Honda Pilot makes noises that sound like liquid flowing or being poured. This occurs when braking while going down an incline when braking suddenly or when ...
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1answer
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Air conditioner is hot on one side

My 2005 Chevy Silverado with dual zone climate is occasionally blowing hot air on the driver's side and cool on the passenger. It usually works fine for a few minutes before it begins blowing hot air. ...
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1answer
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2003 automaitic 2.4l dodge stratus transmission concern?

Our starter is out on our Dodge. We had intended on having it professionally towed to our mechanic once we got a date set. A family member took their own initiative to pull it by a rope from a Kroger ...
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1997 Honda Civic won't start; stuck in park

Last Sunday I was driving home and noticed my dash had no lights and my power windows would not roll up. As I pulled into the driveway to park I tried to put the car in reverse. As I did so the ...
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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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1answer
10 views

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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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4answers
416 views

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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3answers
47 views

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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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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3answers
27 views

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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1answer
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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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3answers
41 views

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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3answers
297 views

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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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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2answers
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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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1answer
27 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
15 views

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
33 views

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
36 views

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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1answer
21 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
10 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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4answers
45 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
41 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, ...
1
vote
1answer
19 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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1answer
30 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
30 views

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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1answer
19 views

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 ...
1
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1answer
11 views

2008 For Fusion throttle sticking?

I have a manual-transmission 2008 Ford Fusion SE. It's a great car but I have been having some problems with it recently. Firstly, the throttle does not seem to close when I let off the gas pedal. If ...
3
votes
3answers
46 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
15 views

Handbreak return spring Vauxhall/Opel Vectra

So i got in the car this morning, and it felt like i still had my handbrake on when i pulled off. Check that, it wasn't on. Drove on a little bit thinking i was imagining it, finally accepted it was ...
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2answers
22 views

Likelihood of rear crankshaft seal failure

Potentially buying a 99' Nissan Maxima from some friends. It has 160k miles on it and they are looking to get the "good" private party value from KBB for the car. The car is a manual, if that makes a ...
2
votes
2answers
29 views

Do I change my brakes, because I'm trimming my rotors?

I'm resurfacing/trimming my rotors, do I have to replace my brake pads too?
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votes
2answers
38 views

Clicking sound when trying to use electronics in my car

I own Toyota Avensis 2001 D4D 2.0 estate. Here is the problem: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ury2rt9wct6dasz/2014-08-18%2017.25.46.mp4 When I am trying to start it - it wont even turn the starter, ...
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votes
1answer
33 views

Persisting 1998 Malibu Exhaust Problem

I am having a problem with a 1998 Malibu. I keep getting several codes but primarily P0420. I have replace the Catalytic Converter twice. Both oxygen sensors have been replaced. I have checked the ...
1
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2answers
40 views

Finding cars that a particular battery is compatible with

I want to find which cars a particular battery (24F - 750 cold cranking amps, 925 cranking amps) is compatible with. How can I look this up?
2
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2answers
15 views

smoking coming from 1999 Nissan Quest

I just bought a 1999 Nissan Quest with plenty of miles (over 217k). We didn't notice anything on the long drive home, but since have noticed that after a few minutes driving, it has smoke coming out ...
1
vote
2answers
18 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 ...
2
votes
1answer
18 views

Audi A3 sometimes starts at the third attempts

I have a 2006 Audi A3 car w/ 1,6 liter gas engine and an automatic transmission. My trouble is that at times the car will only start at the third attempt. So far my observation is that this seems not ...
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3answers
58 views

High engine temperature

I have used a Nissan Micra K12 1.0(CR10DE) that I've bought recently. It is running hot all the time no matter I'm driving it or not. I have checked the thermostat and found it removed, before that I ...
4
votes
3answers
285 views

Realistically, how much can I expect to improve cloudy headlights by polishing?

The headlight lenses on my vehicle (a 2001 Ford F-150) are cloudy, and presumably as a result, the headlights are not terribly effective. (I could post a photo if you want.) I bought a polishing kit ...
0
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1answer
35 views

A/C blows hot air on acceleration

2008 Malibu A/C blows hot air on acceleration. At idle or once maintained speed, it cools and blows cold again.

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