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Jun
6
comment In an automatic transmission, what decides to change gears?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_transmission
Mar
4
comment What is the point of a vacuum pump with a fuel injection engine?
Does said gauge actually give you any readings?
Feb
26
comment Power steering noisy and hard to turn UNTIL engine warms up
What's the model and year? At any rate, the most likely culprit is a bad power steering pump.
Feb
25
comment 2006 Xterra Doesn't Always Start
+1 for fuel filter.
Feb
12
comment Starts when cold, runs at low rpm, dies, then won't start
Yeah they do appear to be one in the same on the 93 Civic.
Jun
25
comment 2006 Civic: What maintenance is due next?
Did you check your owner's manual for a maintenance schedule for other parts?
Jun
18
comment Shake while braking at certain speeds, intensified with steering input
It might also be warped brake rotors.
Jun
7
comment 2000 Chevy Camaro starts, idles low around 1000 rpms for 4 or 5 seconds before dying
Sounds a lot like a bad fuel pump or fuel pump relay.
Jun
6
comment Cream on oil cap? How to maintain a car that drives only short distances in Nordic environment?
One question at a time please mechanics.stackexchange.com/helpcenter/asking
May
31
comment Subaru Outback Towing vs Coasting
Most all of the AWD manuals implore you to tow the Subaru with the wheels down as slow as possible and for as little distance as possible in order not to risk damaging the transmission.
May
29
comment When do brake rotors really need to be replaced?
The minimum acceptable thickness will usually be stamped on the brake rotor near the center. You can use a micrometer to measure the thickness of your rotor. Be sure to measure in different spots ( the grooves for example). youtube.com/watch?v=NpkoffI1co4
May
24
comment Is it possible to have a manual transmission electric car?
Anything is possible.
May
22
comment Bad to run the car for a short duration, turn it off, and start up again?
What is this place you live where people are just standing nearby waiting to jump into your drivers seat as soon as you turn your back to close a door??
May
22
comment Motorcycle: Fuel Injection light comes on after 5 mins of riding
The decrease in power is probably from the engine going into some kind of limp mode when the error code is thrown. The FI light could be caused by a number of things though. What's the warranty like in Australia?
May
21
comment Bad to run the car for a short duration, turn it off, and start up again?
If you have to choose between possibly shortening the life of your engine a little and having your car stolen all together, you'll have to pick your battles. Though I would suggest using two keys. Leave one key in the ignition with the car on, and use the other key to lock/unlock the car while you go to close the garage.
May
17
comment Online service for tracking maintenance
This may have already been asked: mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/1192/…
May
17
comment Scooter won't start
What's your question?
May
15
comment Please tell me I did not kill My chole (1999 VW Beetle)
Mike hit the nail on the head, the best case scenario here is that the head gasket is blown to pieces, and there's little chance that it makes sense financially to pay for that kind of repair on a 14 y/o beetle.
May
15
comment Please tell me I did not kill My chole (1999 VW Beetle)
Time of death, 1:55
May
15
comment Adding a additional battery to car
Oh yes, speaking of boats and RVs, you should use a boat/rv deep cycle battery for the second battery, they're designed specifically to power your equipment and cycle through full charges. Your regular car battery will suffer an early death if you constantly drain and recharge it.