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How do I roll my 4x4 vehicle back onto its wheels?

I go 4-Wheeling A LOT with groups in Arizona. A slow speed rollover is a relatively frequent event. You just get a bit to much lean on the vehicle trying to navigate a difficult section of a trail ...
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What to look out for when buying a car that hit a deer?

I'm looking at buying a car that is only 2 years old, has good miles, a price about a third lower than I would expect...but it had an accident listed on the CarFax. The previous owner hit a deer and ...
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What's the best place to safely store a life hammer?

This is not really a maintenance question, but I figured this would be a good place to ask. I have a life hammer in the glove compartment, but I'm having doubts about where to store it. I figure that ...
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2003 Honda Civic steering problem after collision

When attempting to pull forward car stops & wheel does this I have a 2003 Honda civic that was recently wrecked by my husband. After the wreck, my car was pulling to the right and my steering ...
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Do self driving cars talk to each other?

It is now getting to the point that there are enough self driving cars on the road that should be encountering each other. Accidents happen when one vehicle does something the other is not aware of ...
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My scooter got tipped over by a parking car. How to make sure there is no serious damage?

Got a scooter recently which I leave parked on the street while at work. A couple of days ago I was about to ride it home when I noticed a note saying that this person tried to parallel park near it ...
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Hit by a bus - can I use a dent puller to fix this?

It turns out that two vehicles shouldn't occupy the same space at the same time :( Thankfully the damage is superficial. As the local dealership is notorious for its long body shop waiting list, I ...
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What would you estimate needs to be repaired in a bent fender/bumper?

Hit a garage gate pole. Seems that the metal fender is bent quite well, and the bumper clamp area is also broken, hence its dislodged. What would you estimate would need to be repaired/replaced in ...
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I thought my brakes went out, but now I still don't know what caused my accident

I recently had a car accident where I gave myself a couple hundred feet to slow down before a car stopped at a red light. My car did not stop, even after pushing my brake pedal as far as I could. I ...
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Damages checklist after rollover

What I'm looking for is a checklist of items to look when considering what repairs a car involved in a rollover needs, something like: check the [...], if it seems to [...] check next item, otherwise ...
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Can a rear end collision cause damage to the brakes?

My 2017 Subaru Outback was rear-ended a week back. I took it to two independent body works shop for damage estimates. Both shops were in agreement and said the following: The rear body panel needs ...
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2015 Honda Odyssey Moved Forward when in Park and Rear-ended

My 2015 Honda Odyssey was parked in a parking lot and rear-ended. It was in park, but it was pushed forward about 25 feet when hit. After the collision, putting the vehicle in park works as it did ...
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Can this piece of metal be straighten after an accident...?

I was involvedin a front collision accident and my left side had some damage(headlights, hood, brackets etc..) Car drove fine and alignment was correct and no mechanical problems. The biggest worry ...
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Can an insurance company deny repairs after an accident because of rust underneath?

My husbanded was rear ended on the express way. Went in for repairs..fixed the outer part of the car. Once I drove it off there lot it sounded like the wheel was coming off. I took it back, they ...
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Is this indicative of just needing a wheel alignement or something more serious?

I hit a guardrail going ~25-30mph. The impact was on the front drivers side right under the headlight area. The bumper is a little loose and has a few scratches but has no cracks or breaks. After the ...
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Did I damage my transmission by bumping into a lamppost?

I bumped my car into a lamp post and it stopped completely while still in Drive. It was not a severe accident or anything, I merely scratched a little of the paint next to my left headlight. You know ...
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Hazard lights in accidents

No matter how terrible and split-second an accident, in their aftermath many vehicles have their hazard-warning lights flashing. Is this a feature of modern vehicle management systems: to ...
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Does accelerometer log data in Toyota Camry?

After car accident (rear end hit) I need data of peak acceleration. Does accelerometer log data in Toyota Camry LE 2015? How to read?
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How common is this ? (Burst a strut)

This is just for my interest. There are cheap shock absorber rebuild services. They tell they can rebuild my strut. But manufacturer has told that it couldn't be rebuild (Twin tube oil-gas cartridge)....
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Rear side of the car was hit - save a few grand and fix it myself?

A car backed into the back of the car, and the insurance says we are both at fault and therefore owe a few grand for fixes. The worst is that it won't even be able to be repaired until next year. Is ...
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Got into an accident, at fault, don't have comprehensive, should I repair this or just take the loss and buy a cheaper vehicle? [closed]

As the title mentions, I got into an accident, my first. I wasn't driving recklessly, it was slick out and when I turned onto downward highway merge lane the car at the bottom was stopped completely ...
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Totaled car; should I buy my own parts?

I rear ended a car and there is over $5k damage. That is what the body shop quoted me on. But, he said it was because he couldn't find any used parts. Now I have rockauto.com - I can purchase (or it ...
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Advice on buying this car that has been in an accident [closed]

I'm thinking about buying something small and fast like the Golf GTI. I found this one, unfortunately, it has been in an accident. I need some advice on whether I should even consider buying it, your ...
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Possible chassis damage [closed]

I have had an accident where my Toyota Camry 2004 slipped from a curvy road into a ditch. There was no frontal collision or at least no something that I noticed but the car did have a good slide on ...
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Alignment of bolt holes after front collision

I had a front collision in which there was a slight damage to the chassis. I had the chassis repaired by a chassis expert (they pulled it back and made some measurements). However, there is still a ...
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Rumbling noise/feeling when driving

2003 Honda Civic LX I was recently in an accident with my vehicle, and when I drove it back from the shop, I noticed a rumbling feeling that becomes more intense as I go faster. The only thing damaged ...
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I got in my first accident. What do I do?

I just got in my first accident, and I'm not sure what to do. I hit a tire on the highway. I have geico insurance. I have dashcam footage of the incident. This happened at around 9:45pm, it was dark ...
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How to fix scrapes and a small dent from other car

When I pulled into my drive I accidentally scraped the side of my wife's car and now there is a black line down it and some marks near the Fender. As well as a dent in my car. What is the best way to ...
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Hard to shift manual + Vibrations

2011 Nissan Xtrail, 2.0 Diesel, 170.000km, 6 Speed manual I've rear ended someone 3 weeks ago and I am having some issues. The first visible damage was the intercooler, which was bent and was having ...
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Can an air conditioner cooling condenser warp when the engine overheats?

My car blew a head gasket. The workshop is now reassembling it. They've told me that because of the heat when the engine overheated, the air conditioner's cooling condenser has warped and needs to be ...
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Alignment Measurements after hitting a curb

I hit a curb with my front right tire. I hit with an angle and with 25-30 Miles per hour speed. I took my vehicle to an auto pair, and surprisingly they told me that nothing is bent or damaged. They ...
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2003 Honda Civic Pulling to the left after collison

Car was in a very bad curb jumping accident. Had asked a previous question on here, to find out that my tie rod bolt had came off completely & detached the tie rod causing car to come to complete ...
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How do car makers stop the engine from entering the passenger capsule upon impact?

One particular car brand has been for years touting its safety credentials by pointing out that in a sufficiently severe front collision the engine will drop to avoid entering the passenger capsule (...
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Brake issues after little accident

My car is a brand new Volkswagen Golf (2019, 7 000 km), and is equipped (among other equipments) with Autohold, it is important for the rest of the story. This system, once the car is stopped, locks ...
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Shall car accident witnesses try to turn a capsized car back wheels down? [closed]

In car accident videos on Youtube, I often see that when car gets upside down, other drivers and spectators typically team up to turn the car back to normal position. Is it recommended course of ...
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Who is responsible for making sure the correct insurance is on a car with a lien on it? [closed]

I have a 2009 Nissan Sentra. It was my understanding that in NYS, if you have a lien on a vehicle, the vehicle must have collision and liability coverage. I purchased the vehicle from a 'Buy here, Pay ...
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Airbags deployed for hitting a side mirror

A friend hit the side mirror to a pole and airbags on both driver and passenger side deployed. Any ides why? Toyota 4Runner 2017
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Address the persistent sound noise issue in my car after an accident

My car was met with an accident, the doors on left side was slammed and had to be replaced. Since then I am experiencing sound noise coming from left side (not experiencing actual wind but hear window ...
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Can exterior parts from a mazda premacy diesel be installed on a feul one?

I have had an accident with my mazda premacy 2004 CP 2.0 131 PS and damaged the front. I need new Lights and the front bumper. Have found someone selling parts from his 2.0 diesel and was not sure if ...
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Proof accident (wheel related)

like a student on forensics I study how we could detect some accident trace on a car who look like nice. I should find something related to wheels. I think I have find already one. After an accident,...
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Can reversing into another vehicle damage your engine or other vital components?

If you are reversing your car at a rate of about 5km/hr and you hit something in one of the following scenarios A) a stationary vehicle Or B) a vehicle moving into your rear at a speed of at least ...
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