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You have severe case of corrosion. The part is called the lower control arm. Its function is to maintain the tire in the correct position. Do not attempt to drive the vehicle. In the best case scenario you will cause more damage, the tire could hit the fender, the axle could separate or you can bend something else. In the worst case you kill someone when ...


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From the owners manual. Alarm Stage The alarm will be activated if any of the following occurs while the car is parked and the system is armed. A front or rear door is opened without using the transmitter or the ignition key. The trunk lid or tail gate is opened without using the transmitter or the ignition key. The hood is opened. ...


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tl;dr: Steering feedback means different things to different people. Ultimately, however, it's about using the steering wheel as both an input and an output device. At a very high level, the concept of steering feedback has to do with the user interface of the car. If we restrict the discussion to just the wheel in front of you, it's easy to imagine that ...


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The lifespan of a replaced waterpump will vary with quality. You have no way of knowing what type of pump you paid for. Was it a factory new pump, an aftermarket new pump, rebuilt pump or remanufactured pump. Factory pump is an exact replacement of what the car came with High quality new aftermarket pump may include improvements to the original design ...


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As a general rule, high pressure hoses will have crimped connections on them. The small clamp connectors are on the pump feed and return hoses, which are low pressure lines. They typically don't leak as often as the high pressure ones do. The high pressure line, according to the diagram you posted, comes from the PS pump and enters the rack. There is a ...


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If you got a low point discharge, your battery is damaged. Some chemical processes can not be reconverted from that point. If you drive around for some time, your battery will get warm and have a little bit more charge then cold. That could be enough to start the car once again. You don't loose anything if you try to charge you battery. Maybe you are lucky. ...


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I fixed a 1998 Ford Contour that wouldn't start after sitting for a while in cold weather. The problem was a corroded ground connector in the wiring at the fuel pump. A couple years later, it was left sitting again, and sure enough, it wouldn't start. Same problem, same fix. It can happen, though I'm not sure I would have believed it if I hadn't seen it ...


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Yes a Spring Compressor Tool is required to change that strut. Here is a picture of the strut, based on this design you will have to use the spring compressor for replacement.


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It could be various things: loose fixing on a strut worn damper washers broken or loose mount points damaged universal joint And various others. I would definitely recommend getting it checked out, as if it broke at speed and was a component that keeps the wheel in contact with the ground then steering could get...interesting, with the front left ...


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DTC P0122 Throttle postion sensor (TPS) switch A circuit low input Possible causes include: Poor connection Open or short to ground Faulty TPS Faulty PCM DTC P0401 EGR flow insufficient Possible causes include: Faulty EGR vavle Fauty PCM


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Ok for the benefit of the question I will answer this. After much mucking around for quite a bit it seemed both the rear and front shocks had to be replaced, when they did the first test they just replaced the front then put the old ones back in, then swapped out the rear. They decided to swap the front again while the new rear ones were in and the ride went ...


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First you need to under stand what the numbers mean. 155 - tread width in millimeters 70 - tire sidewall height expressed as a percentage of the tire width 13 - rim diameter in inches With this in mind, as your tire width becomes smaller, the tire sidewall height becomes smaller as well, so the overall tire height becomes shorter. This will make the ...


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I'll assume you have a standard shift transmission. If this is the case, your problem lies with a bad clutch. You'll need to get it replaced to fix the issue. If this is an automatic transmission, you either have low fluid or your clutches/bands are fried, which would mean a replacement or rebuild.


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Cheap waterpumps - like any mechanical component - can fail quickly, sometimes this happens. Do you have a warranty on the replacement pump? Also, are you certain that the water pump has been replaced? It's not too uncommon for some mechanics to skip the water pump replacement because the pump "still looks good" only for it to fail shortly after the timing ...


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It seems to be the stabilizer links which transfer weight between the left and right sides of a vehicle when it turns, transferring some of the lateral force exerted in a turn to the opposite side of the vehicle, which allows the body of the vehicle to stay stable. It is not dangerous to drive without it, but the ride will be less enjoyable :). ...


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Quite the list you have there. I'm not sure about some of the issues but, maybe this will give you someplace to start. In general, the car doesn't have as much power as it did before. Turning on the AC makes takes an even bigger chunk out of the power, but it seems like to a large extent than other cars I have driven. The car will regularly ...


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The keys don't necessarily need a rubber head to be 'smart keys', some embed a small resistor inside of them that isn't very noticeable. The fact that the cylinder turns at all means the grooves aren't too worn, etc. It either matches the lock wafers or it doesn't. I would look online for a programming method for new keys. It's likely that the battery went ...


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Without knowing the cause, it's hard to say whether or not it is a safety issue, but it could be - it would be worth it to take it to a mechanic to determine the cause. It might be as simple as a loose muffler hanger, or it could be a broken strut or something else that could let go and leave you stranded.


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A rule of thumb used by some tire retailers is to not deviate from the official sidewall height by more than 3%. So the sidewall height of your original tire is: 155 * 0.7 = 108.5 If you go for a 145/70: 145 * 0.7 = 101.5 This is a reduction of roughly 7%. The rule of thumb recommends against 145/70 in this case. However, the same rule of thumb ...


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It sounds like a fuel delivery problem. I suggest getting your fuel pump checked out or replacing it... Usually this is the type of problem that starts out small and eventually gets to the point where you are at right now. Have you noticed recently that the engine seems to have less power at high rpms? Or that maybe it has even started dieing even while you ...


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The injectors you have shown in your pictures are not servicable items. They can be tested using the appropriate service machinery. You should be able to get a new set of external seals though. When tested professionally they are tested for their electrical performance, delivery performance, and spray pattern over varying fuel pressures and voltages. ...


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The screeching and fluid on the ground you have described is typical of a large system leak on your power steering. You will need to have a mechanic/repair shop look at your system. Do not drive the vehicle, firstly because of the safety implications and secondly because driving the vehicle will extend any damage that may have been caused.


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Every car's OBDII diagnostic is going to be slightly different (between manufacturers, anyway), but you should not be dismayed. You have five days until you fail your test, which is more than enough time to ensure your vehicle will be OBDII ready. This of course, does not mean if there is an underlying problem it won't cause you to fail for a different ...


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I'm thinking @SteveMatthews may be onto something - If the HVAC system is vacuum operated, one of the vacuum actuators is having an issue (ie: leaking). It may be getting adjusted without you having to do anything. When you shift gears, you take your foot off of the "go pedal" (not a gas pedal in this instance because it's diesel power ;-)), which causes a ...


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Two questions, since you checked your spark plugs for spark... Can you get to your fuel rail on top of your head? If so, can you disconnected? I ask, because the "poor man's" way of checking the fuel pump is to disconnect the fuel rail and see fuel coming as soon as you turn the ignition to the accessory position. Listening for the pump can be difficult ...


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I've got a 2006 Hyundai Sonata, and I've also had problems with certain mp3 files. Here are the steps that usually fix the problem: 1) Make sure the encoding is 192kbps or lower 2) Make sure there are no non-ASCII characters in the tag fields, or better yet, eliminate the tags altogether. Hope this helps.


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My friend has a similar problem in her car and the only thing that helps is putting a thick stack of papers (parking stubs and tickets, mostly) between the dash and the part of the body that's between the windshield and the right window. It's worth a try.


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If you check with your supplier some sell a loaded strut.It comes with a new spring and strut mount.If you don't have a strut compressor or are unlikely to have a need for one again it can make sense to spend the extra money and save a lot of time.


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There use to be a say that you never changed you transmission fluid from whatever to whatever, due to detergents eating up any little bit of soil that might have been holding a leak back. Assuming you used the same fluid type, and the other fluid was filthy enough to have a positive viscosity gain, the new fluid might have found the weakest link. Look for ...


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Have you checked the coolant level? Possibly the thermostat. Also could be a plugged heater core or even air trapped in the cooling system.



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