Reputation
3,367
Top tag
Next privilege 3,500 Rep.
Protect questions
Badges
2 15 30
Newest
 Yearling
Impact
~683k people reached

Jun
9
comment Two-stroke engine won't start - water in gas?
Even if the rain is related and there's water in the fuel, draining the fuel is probably going to be necessary.
Jun
9
comment Repair or replace rusted rear wheel arches on 92 Civic?
Found a better example of a similar procedure (without the mesh, but I might use old window screen for mesh) which I added to the question.
Jun
9
revised Repair or replace rusted rear wheel arches on 92 Civic?
added 299 characters in body
Jun
9
comment Repair or replace rusted rear wheel arches on 92 Civic?
As for body fill, why wouldn't something like this procedure work? instructables.com/id/repairing-a-rust-hole-in-a-car
Jun
9
comment Repair or replace rusted rear wheel arches on 92 Civic?
I'm not worried about inspection. The only rust is on non-structural components, and it's isolated within an inch of the edge of this arch. I just want to paint the vehicle, and obviously a surface like this is not a candidate for painting.
Jun
9
answered AC not cold anymore on brand new VW Polo
Jun
8
revised Repair or replace rusted rear wheel arches on 92 Civic?
added 23 characters in body
Jun
7
asked Repair or replace rusted rear wheel arches on 92 Civic?
Jun
7
comment 2002 Hyundai Elantra power locks?
KBB always lists a bunch of options that don't apply to the make/model/year you're looking up, so I wouldn't take that as an indication that they options are separate. I'm still not 100% sure it's supposed to have power locks. Might be best to call a dealer and see if they know (and if it's supposed to have a key fob).
Jun
7
comment 2002 Hyundai Elantra power locks?
By the way, is there any way to lookup which options a vehicle has based on the VIN?
Jun
7
comment 2002 Hyundai Elantra power locks?
I had considered that possibility, but as the rear door lock switches are not easily accessible from the front seats (they're by the levers, not up by the window like on older cars) it seems like a really odd design for a vehicle without power locks...
Jun
7
asked 2002 Hyundai Elantra power locks?
Jun
7
answered Car making a groaning sound when it moves?
Jun
5
comment Testing radiator fan
With 4 terminals in the connector, I would guess they're not in series but wired separately. It's possible that one of them is for the A/C condenser and the other is for the radiator. But it's hard to be sure. Picking up the Haynes manual for this vehicle might be a good next step.
Jun
4
comment Testing radiator fan
Could you post a pic that shows the wiring?
Jun
3
answered Can an Idle Control Valve cause backfiring and can it be cleaned
Jun
1
comment small hole in A/C condenser for 98 blazer
I agree. I've successfully repaired radiator leaks like this with JB Weld, but I don't think you'd have much success on an AC condenser. The system pressure is MUCH higher and the consequences of a leak are more severe: R-134a, not to mention R-12 in older vehicles, is a lot more expensive than antifreeze, and if air or water leaks into the system you'll damage your whole AC system.
Jun
1
comment Any danger if 4 of 8 spark plug leads not connected while driving
Who does a "tune up" without actually starting the engine and making sure it's running smoothly afterwards??
May
30
comment Can I use just any 17mm bolt?
@mikes: When I replaced the lower control arms on my vehicle, the bolt attaching one to the shock was completely broken. I suspect it's a good idea to replace these bolts even if they're not broken yet, given the load they're subjected to.
May
29
answered What are the pitfalls of buying a used car after an accident?