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Top new questions this week:

Correct placement of an aftermarket transmission cooler

I previously installed an aftermarket transmission cooler in a 2006 GMC Envoy (4.2, 4L60E). I installed it "after" the factory oil-water heat exchanger built into the radiator (that is, the ...

transmission gmc 4l60e envoy  
asked by masospaghetti 4 votes
answered by Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 4 votes

Are these unmarked bolts OK for brake calipers?

I'm replacing some broken bolts in my front Subaru brakes. Specifically these are the 17mm bolts which attach the caliper bracket to the hub / knuckle assembly. The calipers separately attach to those ...

brakes brake-calipers bolts  
asked by UuDdLrLrSs 3 votes
answered by Martin 2 votes

Gears weird after spin out

So, I spun out in the rain at a roundabout the other day. I aquaplaned and lost traction, and had absolutely no control through a 180 spin in which I ended up landing on an island between the 4 lanes ...

manual-transmission diesel shifting holden colorado  
asked by Abram Liddell 2 votes

Should I re-build my engine?

12 months ago, I bought a 1999 Mitsubishi Delica with a 4m40 2.8TD engine (diesel). The vehicle itself has done 120,000 miles and runs very well. There is a very slight oil leak somewhere. There is ...

engine diesel rebuild mitusbishi  
asked by Arron Murray 2 votes
answered by GdD 2 votes

Is it safe to disable the stop/start system?

I want to permanently disable the stop/start feature on my Skoda Octavia Mk3 (based on VW). TL:DR; The implementation is faulty. Suppose I want to pass a parked car, and slow down for a car coming the ...

battery charging stop-start  
asked by Weather Vane 1 vote

Is this internal engine component cracked?

I was inspecting my engine (1.6L N15 Pulsar) yesterday and I noticed some moisture on the rocker cover coming from the oil fill cap. I unscrewed it and it looked like it was allowing some fluid out. I'...

engine leak pulsar cracking  
asked by Vehicular IT 1 vote
answered by blacksmith37 0 votes

Are those acceptable crimp connections?

I am experimenting with crimp tools. Can somebody give me an indication if those crimp connections are good for automotive use? The goal would be to have a solid, professional connection, not just ...

electrical connector workmanship  
asked by Martin 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Heater blows cold air at idle

I have 2006 VW beetle with the 2.5L engine. Once the engine has warmed to operating temperature, and I am driving it around, the heater works great. As soon as I stop at a red light, or am idling for ...

asked by deeptread 10 votes
answered by deeptread 7 votes

my cars water overflow tank starts boiling after I drive a short distance.

My car overheated and I was only able to put tap water in the overflow I noticed once I parked my car the overflow water inside started boiling. Is that because I needed to add 50/50 coolant. Do u ...

asked by sherri 2 votes
answered by Allan Osborne 3 votes

Genuine Honda power steering I have to use this?

I have a 2003 Honda Accord (V6). I've read in the manual that I need to use Genuine Honda power steering fluid. Is this a must or can I use any power steering fluid. The Honda one has a reddish/pink ...

honda power-steering fluid  
asked by milesmeow 10 votes
answered by Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 9 votes

What actually happens when there is way too much oil in a car engine?

I saw the answers to a question I posted recently highlighting the disadvantages of having too little oil in an engine, but that got me wondering what if the complete opposite were to occur! I know ...

engine oil oil-change engine-theory service  
asked by Max Goodridge 26 votes
answered by Edward 18 votes

Coolant spillover tank boiling but engine not overheating

After driving some time, is it normal that the plastic spillover coolant tank, usually attached to the fan housing, that takes boiling overflow, get so hot that you get bubbles boiling out of it even ...

asked by amphibient 5 votes
answered by Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 5 votes

Is there a way to prop up a window that falls down?

The windows on my car stopped working a few months ago. I could hear the motor running but the wouldn't go back up. Managed to get them closed by putting my hand flat against the window and pushing ...

asked by Matt 8 votes
answered by Mark Johnson 7 votes

Chevy Cobalt key stuck in ignition, battery dead

I've got Chevy Cobalt 2007 with key stuck in ignition and dead battery. The battery is located in the trunk. The trunk could be opened either using the button (oh no, cannot do that because the ...

chevrolet jump-start cobalt ignition-key  
asked by Michael 7 votes
answered by Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 4 votes

Can you answer these questions?

Clear Coat too thin

Painted car hood. Applied Clearcoat from a spray can. The clear coat was applied too thin, not applied wet. Can I apply more clear coat? Do I need to sand? The last application of clear was two weeks ...

paint paint-scratches paint-clearcoat  
asked by Tim 1 vote

I Dropped My Phone In My Windshield Vent

So I was driving and trying to use the gps on my phone at the same time, so I thought "Maybe if I sit it here, I can see the directions and the road." I then proceeded to DROP my phone into ...

dodge windshield dakota defroster  
asked by Jessica 1 vote
answered by Solar Mike 0 votes
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