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Dec
11
comment What to look for when buying a salvage title car
+2 on the avoid :). Actually the only reason for a salvage title I'd even remotely consider would be theft, and I'd want to see documentation on what has been done on the car before even considering that.
Dec
6
answered Should I buy a car that is due a new cambelt?
Dec
6
comment How do I diagnose ABS problem with Toyota CE110 - 1996
The part that makes me think this might not be the case is that you said you already swapped in a couple of other ABS ECUs and they didn't work either. The law of averages suggests that it's fairly unlikely that you end up only with dead ones, especially if they've been reconditioned by someone who knows what they're doing. I think you have an electrical fault, but not necessarily inside the ECU. I'd check for power at the ECU first and then go hunting for a broken wire.
Dec
6
answered Shift “Grinding” Issue?
Dec
5
comment How do I diagnose ABS problem with Toyota CE110 - 1996
Did you ask your mechanic why he thinks the ABS ECU is fried? They seem to get changed regularly if the mechanic can't determine the fault, but often it's sensors at fault, not the ECU itself.
Dec
2
answered Vehicle sputters on cold start on cold mornings
Nov
22
comment Tyre equivalency
I'm with Brian on this, RS2s are pretty cheap for this sort of tire and for a car that needs/wants high performance, you don't want to replace them with cheaper rubber from NeverGrip Co.
Nov
16
comment Leaking axle bearings
Cheap seals, installed slightly off/pinched or overheating because the bearing didn't get enough lubrication would come to mind.
Nov
15
comment 2001 Honda Accord won't start in cold
That's usually the case if you get the dreaded clicking sound...
Nov
15
comment Body Paint Scratch Repair
Either that or grab said paint code and check if any of the local auto parts stores or paint suppliers are able to provide you with a touch up bottle. Just keep in mind that it's pretty much impossible to get an invisible repair with touch-up paint, especially if the paint is metallic or mica.
Nov
12
answered 2001 Sienna Won't Start, Dim Dashboard Lights
Oct
26
answered Blocked windshield washer jet 96 Suburban K2500
Oct
23
comment What to do about snapped out retaining pins?
I would not drive the car like that - worst case if the right parts shift or go pop, you'll end up with jammed brakes. BTW, you realise that the pins are fitted through the back plate from under the vehicle and not being pushed through the hole from the wheel side?
Oct
21
answered Options to cheaply connect MP3 device to car stereo
Oct
15
answered Rims for 2007 Honda Accord
Oct
6
comment 2001 Chevy Malibu Repair Manual
Another vote for a factory manual, you often can find them on ebay, too.
Oct
6
comment 2001 honda civic failing to start when hot
If the check engine light is coming on, get someone with a code reader to read the fault code and tell you what the code means.
Oct
4
answered 1999 diesel Ford fiesta not starting
Sep
29
comment What is this component of this RV's engine?
Agree with the "it's a smog pump" assessment. The belt was probably removed because these things have a habit of seizing over time and disabling them tends to be a little cheaper than replacing them...
Sep
24
comment Shorted electrical, lots of things not working
Electric or mechanical boost gauge? Did you tap into any other cables?