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Apr
8
comment Ford Econoline Van AC Failing
Is your van old enough to have a vacuum operated blend door?
Apr
5
comment What is this thing hanging from a wire from the front headliner at the top of the windshield?
Do Accords offer the option of Syncing to a garage door opener?
Mar
28
comment Found small debris in used oil
One of the things I've found in oil pans is the foil seal from the quart containers.
Mar
25
comment '08 Kia Spectra won't start after head gasket/timing belt replacement
Listen for the fuel pump, is it running? I had a similar issue it turned out to be a ground wire I did not reattach. It would occasionally hit the frame and fire but only for a few seconds.
Mar
17
comment What is a safe procedure for replacing a fuel filter on a 2000 Toyota Camry?
After the filter replacement I do the following as a safety check. I cycle the key to "on" several times. Visually check the filter and fittings for leaks. If everything looks ok I then attempt to start the engine. This prevents fuel spraying or dripping while the engine is running.
Mar
17
comment What is the maximum torque a 1/2 drive can withstand?
For what it's worth my 1/2 drive torque wrench goes up to 150 ft/lbs, my 3/8 drive goes to 750 inch/lbs (62.5 ft/lbs)
Feb
29
comment Possible engine knock in 1995 GMC Jimmy
Have you double checked that the plug wires are connected in the correct order?
Feb
8
comment Motorcycle won't turn over immediately after a pit stop
Does it crank but not fire or won't spin the motor at all?
Nov
28
comment brakes have been bled still go to floor
If you pump the master cylinder does the fluid level drop?
Nov
9
comment Why does my brake pedal go to the floor when i start the truck up?
Is it a diesel or gas? Does the brake booster run off a vacuum pump?
Nov
8
comment Headlight troubleshooting, where do I start?
The floor switch has some good reasons for first check. This what initiated the problem. They are accessible , cheap, easy to replace. The likelyhood of a 1991 having a body leak that puddles on the floor and rusts the switch is pretty high.
Oct
28
comment As a consumer, can you buy the “OEM service manual” for your car direct from the manufacturer?
A disadvantage to "Factory" or "Professional" manuals is they will often assume you are a professional. And you know what you are doing. A Chiton, Haynes, etc. (insert any typical DYI brand) manual will give step by step instructions often with pictures. A factory manual may state remove the xyz module and measure resistance across terminals A and C. Information that is useful if you know what module xyz is how to measure resistance.
Oct
17
comment 2006 Chevy 2500hd 6.0 gas. Brakes need help!
Did you bench bleed the master cylinder before you installed it??
Oct
5
comment Transmission not responsive - Dodge Durango 2001 slt 4.7
Is it a 4x4? If it is, does your transfer case shift from 4x2, 4x4L etc via a floor mounted lever or a pushbutton?
Sep
21
comment Spongy brakes after brake pad swap - moisture or bubbles?
Did your "Brake Service in XXX miles" indicator light come on?
Sep
21
comment my honda civic 2007 won't start
Do you know if they changed the engine control module (brain box) to match the new engine or did they reuse your original?
Sep
17
comment How can you change a pressed wheel bearing without a hydraulic press?
Most home freezer don't get below 0 degrees F. Many places get much colder than that in winter. I would guess that the drum was heated to no more than 400 degrees F. That is near the temperature that the brakes would heat it to stopping the car.
Sep
11
comment How to properly add engine oil?
As a general rule you should try to never let it get to where you must add two quarts/liters. Most engines have less than 5 quarts capacity. Some of that is in the filter, some is sitting in the engine on its' way to the oilpan. That does not leave a lot left to lubricate the bearings.
Aug
28
comment Low beams won't work
Did you replace the headlight on/off/auto switch or the hi-beam /lo-beam switch?
Aug
21
comment Can I run on 7 cylinders if I shut the injector to that cylinder off?
I had a similar issue with a Mini cooper. I managed to use the slide hammer I use for pilot bushings with the slide weight from my full size axle puller.