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You stated that "Only pads have been replaced in the brake components." If the rotors were not turned (machined) or replaced at the same time, this could be a problem. The surface of the rotor needs to be fresh, or the brakes will not work up to expectations. Also, consideration must be given to the proper "bedding" of the brakes. If they were not bedded ...


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Can you tell which wheel(s) the noise is coming from? If you can, jack the car up and support it on stands, then remove the wheel(s) in question, and visually inspect the pads and discs, including the back of the disc between it and the stone-shield. It might be as simple as a stone stuck in the brakes, or you might find that one of the calipers has been ...


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Considering your comments, my suggestion to you is to replace the assembly. If you still have the pins, you could possible repair the assemply by using some (possibly) super glue or maybe even some epoxy. This approach, while cheaper, will never be as strong as new, as well as it may not align correctly once completed. As a cost saving approach in lieu of ...


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I just went through a similar problem with my 2009 Prius, which had a dead 12-volt battery. I think the "low power error state" you are experiencing is the car's alarm going off. I was not able to open the trunk mechanically, but here's what I did: Following the instructions in my manual, I opened the driver's door with the spare mechanical key and opened ...


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The most likely cause is a defective reverse light switch. It should be located on the side of the transmission. The switch is activated by linkage internal to the transmission. The switch is mounted (screwed into the side) externally. In most cases replacement is pretty straight forward. Unscrew the old, screw in the new. I have also seen rare cases where ...


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No, you don't need to jack up the car to change out the valve core. Make sure to have your replacement core at the ready. When you pull one core out, insert the other core. Some of the air in the tire will come out, of course, but you won't cause any damage to the tire. Stick your new core into the valve stem and tighten it. You may want to wear some nitrile ...


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I have experienced the same problem like yours today but it happened to be timing belt which was broken, after replacing the car was back to normal.


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I had the same problem with my first car, similar to yours. The motorized antenna has little plastic teeth that allow it to move up and down and the plastic teeth near the top was worn down so it would always stick up a couple inches. Sounds like a similar issue so you might want to check that. I had to replace the antenna and if I recall it wasn't too ...


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Several suppliers sell a hub and bearing assembly. While more expensive it makes replacement a one trip job. There is no need to bring the assembly to a shop to have the hub removed and installed from the bearing. It does appear that once the rotor is removed you have access to the four bolts that retain the bearing to the knuckle. It will also require the ...


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It is definitely not the same between a 4x4 and a 4x2 vehicle. The major difference between the two is that in a 4x4 application, there is the drive shaft which runs through the middle of the hub. You have to remove this in order to get to the bearing. 4wd is much more involved than a 2wd. Not knowing which year of vehicle you have, I cannot tell you exactly ...


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If it's just water you are getting from under the dash, then it is most likely the drain for the AC/heater box is blocked up. When you run the AC, condensation forms on the evaporator and builds up in the box. Since the drain isn't working, it builds up until it spills over into the passenger compartment. To fix this, get a long, stiff piece of wire. Jack up ...



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