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Jun
28
comment High pitch whistle at a very particular throttle level
Agree on the cold air intake point, but my intake was severely busted and this turned out to be a cheaper/easier replacement.
Mar
13
comment Car shakes when in gear at red light
Did you ever figure out what the problem was?
Dec
14
comment High pitch whistle at a very particular throttle level
@Paulster2 Yeah I know the carb cleaner is flammable, I was very careful with it around hot parts and had an extinguisher nearby. Also I've been driving with the custom intake for about a year or two before the noise started...
Nov
24
comment High pitch whistle at a very particular throttle level
@NathanThompson my car is an automatic...
Nov
10
comment oil sludge in my 1998 Honda Civic LX radiator
Oil in the coolant is often indicative of a blown head gasket, but there are many other reasons why it would happen. Oil in the coolant alone doesn't necessarily mean you need to replace/rebuild the engine. What other symptoms do you encounter and what other tests has the mechanic done on the car? (e.g. compression test)
Nov
8
comment Daytime running light failure — one side only
New info is very helpful! I edited my answer a bit. Bad grounding is well known for making things act in all sorts of miraculous ways. Quick question: do you know where the DRL relay is or were you simply speculating that one might exist and it might be bad?
Nov
8
comment Emergency brake light always on
Your emergency brake should be on a different system than the brake pedal. Where is the switch for the light that you managed to turn off, and what engages it?
Nov
8
comment F-150, heater will blow hot, then cold
when you flushed your coolant, did you "burp" the system?
Nov
7
comment How can you tell the difference between oil or transmission fluid in the antifreeze?
@mac they make UV dye that's safe for oil? that's awesome!
Nov
5
comment Daytime running light failure — one side only
What are the colors of the wires coming into the bulb? I expect one to be black, the other to be green-white and then something unknown.
Nov
5
comment What is causing this terrible grinding/groaning noise when I come to a slow stop sometimes? (but not always!)
I'm curious, did the mechanic explain why the problems with the rear brakes result in uneven wear on the front pads?
Nov
5
comment How can you tell the difference between oil or transmission fluid in the antifreeze?
I believe he said he already flushed the radiator and the oily stuff came back.
Nov
4
comment 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 won't idle
Why did the battery die? Did you leave your lights on overnight? If not, your alternator may be failing.
Nov
4
comment Automatic Transmission or Differential Backlash (Play)
ok so I can rule out both mounts and axles (both recently replaced). This really points inside the transmission, correct?
Nov
4
comment Automatic Transmission or Differential Backlash (Play)
I understand that backlash in any mechanism is unavoidable but in this particular situation it seems excessive. There indeed is a slight clunk when shifting into drive and reverse and also the car sometimes re-adjusts after setting it into park and releasing the brakes.
Nov
4
comment Automatic Transmission or Differential Backlash (Play)
@NickC I am pretty sure that the wheels should turn in opposite directions when no drive is applied. Regardless, when in park, how do I figure out if the amount of play is normal or not?
Nov
4
comment High pitch whistle at a very particular throttle level
@EvanParsons No I can't get it to happen when the car is standing still. Also, I could put the original air box in but it is broken and leaky and I doubt it would make for a very good test.
Nov
3
comment VW Golf TDI makes a 'sneezing' sound on startup
Do you think you could record the noise? Sneeze and high-pitched are kind of ambiguous ways to describe engine noises...
Nov
3
comment Daytime running light failure — one side only
Do you have an electrical diagram that describes how things are wired in your car?
Nov
3
comment High pitch whistle at a very particular throttle level
looked again, rubber sleeve is completely fine.