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Is there any way to replace a ripped ball joint boot?

I installed new ball joints tonight. One side went in great. But one of the ball joints, when I was putting it in with the press, the rubber grease boot got pinched and ripped a tiny bit. And some ...
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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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My 2004 F150 FX4 has a vibration in the front end

My 2004 F150 FX4 has a vibration in the front end. I feel it in the accelerator pedal. When I am driving strait or turning left it is there but to the left it stops. I have changed my cv’s and ...
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2001 Chevy Astro- oil in the radiator

I have a 2001 Chevy Astro Van. Yesterday the radiator starting spewing a thick, black substance out the side of it. It looks like old oil. I had the oil changed 1 1/2 weeks ago. The oil on the ...
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Does air screw only affects pilot jet?

I have a 2 stroke motorcycle, it's Kawasaki kr150. When I try to do some jetting on its carburetor (it's Keihin PWL26), I saw that there's an air screw. So now I've been wondering about this air ...
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1993 Mazda MVP gets hot only when pressing on accelerator

We have replaced hoses and water pump and have had no problem with it getting hot. In the past week it has started to get hot, not overheated. It only happens after driving on highway when pressing ...
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Falling RPM's and Stalls after Releasing the Clutch

Once my 97 Mazda 323 get's up to normal operating temperature, around say 90 C, the RPM's will occasionally nosedive after taking it out of gear, releasing the clutch and letting off the gas. What I ...
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High Idle and Engine Noise in Chrysler 300c Hemi

I recently bought a 300, it had 170000 miles on it. When I test drove it nothing felt wrong what so ever. Week later it started turning off by itself in the middle of the freeway or alleys. Got it ...
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Excessive road noise in Toyota Corolla

In my 2007 Toyota Corolla, I am getting very loud road noise when driving, unless my wheels are turned left. This is happening on the studded Winter tires (louder, obviously), and my Summer tires, ...
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What is the difference between normal, platinum, iridium plugs?

What is the difference (besides price) between normal, platinum, and iridium spark plugs?
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Oil in the radiator, but no coolant in the oil

The car is a '98 Buick Lesabre with the 3800 engine and about 170k miles. It appears as though some oil was in the radiator, but I haven't seen any signs of coolant in the oil. The water pump recently ...
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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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Scooter Powerband Spiking

When I start accelerating, after around 3 seconds I get a spike in my engine rpm (at least it sounds like it). After another few seconds it calms back down and continues escelating as expected. I ...
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CA: Dispose of car with past due tags/registration? [on hold]

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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107 views

Derbi Senda 50cc won't run correctly?

I have a Derbi Senda SM 50 2005 plate. It has a good spark, however, it's not reading any compression. It's had a new top end and gaskets! What could be wrong? Sometimes it starts when you bump start ...
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Is there a way to prop up a window that falls down?

The windows on my car stopped working a few months ago. I could hear the motor running but the wouldn't go back up. Managed to get them closed by putting my hand flat against the window and pushing ...
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Ford Focus steering oscillation at low speeds

Yesterday I bumped my left wheel on a pavement, due to an understeering after accelerating (my bad). I smashed it quite good and I was certain the alignment was off, so I did some tests. No tire ...
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1answer
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Ford Fiesta and Focus Clutch Issues

I am in the UK and I am currently planning to get a Ford Focus/Fiesta depending on the budget and features. I have viewed 2 Fords so far - a Focus (100K miles, 2001 model) and a Fiesta (35k miles, ...
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42 views

Drive cycle procedure for a 2001 Hyundai Accent

I have 2001 Hyundai Accent L 1.5 liter, 4 speed stick shift. The Check Engine light is on. The code that is coming up is "EVAP under lean P1128 Fuel Trim Lean". All other monitors are good. I need to ...
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2001 Monte Carlo ss. 3.8 liter cooling fans

2001 Monte Carlo ss with a 3.8 liter motor in great condition. The problem is... check engine light on, Temperature gauge not working and cooling fans stay on for 5 minutes after turning car off. ...
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0answers
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Why is my car tramlining(pulling/veering when I hit road imperfections)?

So twice this has happened, and the first time it was much more violent. So far I have replace the upper control arm "inner" bushings on the right side but today it happened again, but not as bad, and ...
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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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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

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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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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1answer
104 views

2005 Ford Windstar constantly blows windshield wiper fuse

I'm curious what options there are for non-mechanics in diagnosing and correcting an issue where fuses for the Windshield Wipers on my 2005 Ford Windstar Mini-Van keep blowing? Upon placing the new ...
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1answer
11 views

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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6answers
25k views

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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989 views

2007 Chevy Aveo - battery, alternator, or something else?

I bought this car when it had 120,000 miles on it, a few weeks ago, for a grand from my friend who sold it to me with the caution that it had a few issues. I am a novice driver and needed a car to get ...
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1answer
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driving my truck when it started shaking and making strange sound

was driving my 1988 ford ranger 2.1L 4 cylinder when it started putt-putting along at slower speeds, even shaking when going slow, also making almost i want to say a scraping noise, like if something ...
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over loading, missfiring

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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The mysterious overheating honda civic

This is a tale that goes back about a year when I found my very first car. I needed it to commute back and forth to school. When I bought the car it worked great, everything I could have wanted. ...
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6answers
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How Do You Keep Mold From Growing In a Non-Running Car That Has Leaky Windows?

I have a car that isn't running at the moment, but that soon will be. Where I live, it rains 7 days per week, and I've recently cleaned mold from the interior of the vehicle. What types of things ...
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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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1answer
22 views

Replacing an engine in a Chevy pickup ('85 K10). Is 190hp enough?

My friend is looking to replace the engine in his older Chevy '85 K10 pickup and found this engine http://www.summitracing.com/parts/nal-10067353/overview/year/1985/make/chevrolet/model/k10. Is the ...
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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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2answers
119 views

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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1answer
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Horrific squealing when car is first turned on?

This is a really classic and common old car problem. I see it all the time but this is the first time it's started happening to my own car. Basically when I first turn the car on, there's instantly a ...
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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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Noise when pressing clutch pedal

I have a Saab 900 and when I press down on the clutch pedal to change gear it makes a rasping noise? Could someone tell me please is this serious?
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Outside temperature displays wrong values in Peugeot 207

For some weeks now my mother-in-law's Peugeot 207 (2009 model I think) shows a wrong outside temperature. While the actual outdoor temperature has been somewhere around freezing (0°C) the temperature ...
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0answers
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I have a 2001 ford fiesta that when I brake the steering wheel vibrates up and down not side ways

I have a ford fiesta 2001 model and when I brake the steering wheel vibrates up and down not side ways I have had the alignment done and checked the ball joints and CV joints that is fine as well as ...
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2answers
301 views

Which Honda cars are equipped with permanent AWD?

I am not looking for RT-AWD cars with automatic AWD which are usually FWD but permanent AWD cars.
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07 Subaru Forester XT Electric window not working intermittently

A few days ago my Subaru Forester's drivers window (RHD) developed this habit of not opening when I push the swith, or sometimes I push the switch, then nothing happens for a couple of seconds, then ...
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1answer
117 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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1answer
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49cc scooter shuts off after back tire stops or touches ground

I recently changed the drive belt on my 49cc scooter. But when I did, it won't drive and for me to start it I have to make sure the back tire isn't touching the ground. If the back tire is stopped in ...
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1answer
17 views

fuel consumption

What is the normal fuel consumption for injection type Toyota carina e 1.6 cc 4A engine? My 1995 Toyota Carina e car gives 9.5km/l in city and 12 km/l on highways. How can I increase it more? toyota ...
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1answer
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Car shudders above 45 mph after after spin out into a ditch

I spun out in freezing rain and ended up in ditch was doing 60 down to 45 when it went all way around and onto shoulder. Which was soft dirt and buried front tires. My vehicle is a 2003 Mitsubishi. ...
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1answer
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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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