Questions tagged [damage]

Harm caused to a part of a vehicle either by engine malfunction or physical abuse, as in the case of an accident or a careless mechanic.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
4
votes
3answers
581 views

Damaged battery cable repair

I noticed an insulating tape on a cable coming from the battery on my used car I bought recently and opened it up to find this: Is there a hazard to the cable or components if I keep the cable like ...
1
vote
2answers
64 views

How can I clean an egg from the windshield and from the body of a car?

Somebody very successfully egged (as I now learned the term for this obscene phenomenon) my car last night, while parked in an unknown neighborhood. Reports are coming that multiple cars were targeted ...
1
vote
1answer
65 views

Does parking my car with 2 wheels on the sidewalk and 2 wheels on the road cause issues in the long term?

Since there is no parking space at the place I’m renting, I have to park my car with 2 wheels on the sidewalk and 2 wheels on the road. This also includes going up and down the sidewalk with the 2 ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

Parking damage-scraped wall or car?

I just realized (while taking my car out for the first time in a few days) that my car is pretty badly scratched. I didn’t see it until I was out but I am wondering if this could have happened in the ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Drove with parking break on [duplicate]

I just started driving and I was driving in the rain today so I was already anxious. I went about 30 minutes going 50-60. The total distance was 20 miles. After I fixed the parking break the breaks ...
0
votes
1answer
79 views

Do short throw shifters cause damage even if used correctly?

Assuming a driver shifts following all best practices applicable to shifting with the factory shifter, will using an aftermarket short throw shifter cause any damage to the transmission?
0
votes
1answer
45 views

yellow oil pressure warning light gone off without doing nothing but then I ran 1000km and found low oil level

some weeks ago I saw a yellow oil pressure warning symbol and I move the dipstick up and down then it gone off. As I am not a Car guy I didn't check the oil level because I don't know how much it ...
3
votes
1answer
55 views

Can the OBD II used for emissions testing cause damage to engine or electrical system?

We recently took our 2016 Ford 10 cyl. (Motorhome) to our mechanic for oil change and check up, prior to big trip. Everything looked great and vehicle ran great before and after this visit. We then ...
0
votes
0answers
103 views

Will regular slamming of car doors cause damage during the lifetime of the vehicle?

How long would door slamming take to affect the regular functioning of the vehicle in any way, and are there any ways to find how many door slams a door for a particular individual make/model can take ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

I need help with 2009 Buick Lucerne- Engine and Oil

I have a 2009 Buick Lucerne. I have recently realized it has been dripping oil. Thought it was another car and it is not a lot of oil. Anyway, this prompted me to check the oil level. I usually do ...
0
votes
1answer
371 views

Flat tire with sidewall damage, slashing or driving damage? [closed]

my friend woke up and found his tire was flat in his driveway
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Damage to front end suspension [duplicate]

This is a duplicate of a question I posted a month ago. The answer I got stated that I could get a better answer if I provided pictures of the incident. I have attached a picture in hopes of getting ...
1
vote
1answer
552 views

Spilled lemonade in central console

I put a large styrofoam cup into my cupholder which then developed a hole and spilled all into my cupholder. The liquid overflowed from my cupholder under the center console. I took the center console ...
1
vote
1answer
57 views

What are the possible causes of wheel damage

I have recently bought 4 new 18 inch wheels for my car. Just now, a week later, I noticed two small damages. This week I didn't park near curbs and drove very carefully as I knew how easily the wheels ...
0
votes
1answer
94 views

My tire sidewall was damaged. Chunk taken out. Can I repair and keep or need to replace? [closed]

I just noticed a chunk of tire hanging on my sidewall and a large abrasion to the rim. The height is 1.5 inch and width is 1in. The tires were just purchased 2 monthsstrong text ago. If I have to ...
1
vote
1answer
62 views

Trunk Lid Rust Removal worth it?

My car's trunk lid has a nasty rust spot. My Dad recently asked me why I don't just sand it down, bondo and paint it and that probably isn't a bad idea. The thing is that from the outside it looks ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

Does small chip on a tire merit tire replacement [closed]

while cleaning the car I’ve noticed a small chip on a front tire. It looks like it was created after close encounter with a pavement curb. The tires are new and done maybe 300 miles. The chip is of ...
1
vote
3answers
410 views

Does the electrode of a spark plug break when the engine runs too hot?

I have an Audi A5 1.8 TFSI Sportback from 2011, bought it recently (4 months ago), which ran fine until two weeks ago. The engine went through diagnosis and the operator showed a broken spark plug to ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

Parking damage - scraped wall or car?

I just realized in a public parking garage that my (new) car is pretty badly scratched. To the best of my knowledge, I didn't scratch, scrape or touch a wall/pollard or even a car. Is it possible to ...
1
vote
0answers
83 views

Damage to low profile tire upon dismounting [closed]

I took my car to get the summer tires changed out to the winter tires. Upon dismounting of my tires one tire ended up with a tear at the bead. The technician said the damage was not caused by him ...
0
votes
1answer
167 views

Can I repair this sidewall damage or should I get a new tire? [closed]

I hit a curb this morning at pretty low speeds and was thinking that I should be able to repair the damage with rubber cement or something like that but the more I was reading online about sidewall ...
1
vote
1answer
561 views

Door speakers rain damage

I recently installed new front door speakers in my 2009 Cobalt, and they've sounded great until a rainstorm we had yesterday. Now, they are much quieter (when I fade the audio all the way to the rear, ...
0
votes
3answers
92 views

Can stickers and metal badges be removed without damaging paint?

I see a lot of people who has stickers and metallic badges on their car paints and I really want to put some on my car too. But I fear I might damage the car paint when I have to remove them one day ...
1
vote
3answers
43 views

Why does low-speed preignition occur at low rpms?

Why does low-speed preignition occur at low rpms and high load a.k.a engine lugging?
0
votes
3answers
170 views

Tire damage. How bad is too bad? [closed]

THE MECHANIC AT MITSUBISHI SAID I'M NOT LEAKING AIR SO I SHOULD BE OK...what do you think? I asked to buy one tire because sadly that's all I could afford right now on short notice and he says no, due ...
0
votes
1answer
96 views

Possible water damage from puddles?

Recently drove through what I thought were two shallow puddles this morning. I saw another vehicle like mine actually get stuck after I went through. Now granted his suspension was modified as the car ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Electrical issue - Honda

A few things recently happened. About a week ago I drove through some flood water, probably high enough to out the exhaust system under water. There are also a few things I've noticed while at work ...
1
vote
1answer
197 views

Sidewall rubber cut off damage

Hi Should i consider repairs or something for sidewall rubber cut off? I was driving this weekend 130kmh~80mph no problem was manifested.
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Car written off, one year later appears later as taxed. Cause for concern? [UK] [closed]

So about a year ago my friend's car was hit by a hit-and-run driver. When the damage was assessed, police advised that the car was a write-off. She called the insurance and they got people to tow the ...
0
votes
1answer
11k views

Mechanics left the cap off my radiator. Can this cause proven damaged to my engine?

I had a service done on my car I drove my car home (40 min drive) and noticed the heating wasn't working. I checked under the bonnet the next day and there was no liquid in the radiator reservoir and ...
0
votes
1answer
270 views

I drove my bike without engine oil for 100kms at 80kmph after which it made a shrieking sound and stopped

I purchased a Hero Achiever 150. Bike had many issues in it like not accelerating over 7000RPM while riding, which was complained and sorted out in 2nd servicing. Then suddenly while riding bike to my ...
1
vote
1answer
48 views

Windshield vent

I just bloody spilled a full medium cup of hot chocolate down my 2002 bmw sport station wagons windshield vent. What do I do to clean and what should I look out for damage? Help me please. I am not ...
1
vote
1answer
261 views

What happens when one hugely exceeds towing capacity of an electric vehicle?

I've came across stunts with Tesla X towing huge weight: over 100 tons of muck and even a Boeing Dreamliner jet. I haven't found any clue as to one or the other video being rigged, so I assume the ...
3
votes
1answer
800 views

Disintegrated differential bearing: can it be blamed for pinion clanking over the ring gear?

I guess so, but would like to hear other opinions: this car transmission (Fiat 126p) comes with the gearbox and differential in the same unit. When driving it, and more precisely when turning a corner ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

On a V6 engine is it OK to replace one head and not the other?

Situation is the cylinder head of a Mitsubishi 3.0 liter V6 engine was damaged after sucking a washer into the intake manifold. Question: is it OK to just replace the one damaged head or do both ...
1
vote
2answers
70 views

LED headlight set?

I have a question; my car is 2017 Hyundai Elantra. The output of halogen lights is not good on the highway. I really can't see the road and my car is new and under the dealer warranty. I decided ...
2
votes
0answers
81 views

Am I risking engine or other damage by "babying" a failing transmission?

The transmission in my 2002 Honda Odyssey is on the way out. When cold, it tends to slip from 2nd back to first and sometimes also does weird stuff in 3rd and ultimately goes into limp mode. I did ...
1
vote
0answers
150 views

How to repair plastic texture?

How can I repair the texture of the plastic? Got a little hit here on my rear bumper.
0
votes
0answers
152 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
151 views

Tire damage needing replacement?

Today I hit a curb and scarred the sidewall of my tire. Hoping it can be repaired but ready if I need to shell out the money for replacement. Got a few opinions from other forums and a tire shop in ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Curb damage to my rim. Is this unsafe?

I just noticed this damage to my wheel rim. The damage appears to be more light gouges than just scratches. Is this something I should get looked at, or is it just cosmetic? Thanks]1
1
vote
2answers
134 views

Should I replace this tire?

I recently bought a set of new tires. A week later I had a nail stuck in my tire so went to a mechanic to get it patched. After the patch he told me I could still drive it if the Bubble does not get ...
6
votes
2answers
967 views

How come only one piston was damaged?

This is a 2007 Dodge Caliber 2.0 CRD (which uses a VW Golf 5 TDI engine). The valves on only 1 piston have come into contact with the piston, causing chaos in that cylinder. The other three are fine. ...
7
votes
2answers
1k views

How do I check my car for damage after hitting a huge pothole?

I live in Michigan where potholes are plentiful. I hit a big one the other day that really jarred my car. I don't see any obvious damage on or around the tires, but I'm not really sure what to look ...
3
votes
1answer
11k views

The effect of hitting deep water hard

Like other questions I've read before posting this one, I was driving through unfamiliar territory during a storm. I was coming down a bridge and it was dark and I couldn't see that the street was ...
2
votes
1answer
858 views

Dispute with insurance over broken tooth in power steering drive - do I have a case?

My wife was in an accident around August 22, 2017 in our 2010 RAV4. Another driver hit her from the side in the front right corner. The wheel was bent in. We got the car back around Sept 13th. They ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

Honda Car Door Leather Tear and Restoration

I have a Honda with leather interior. Recently, there was an incident while carrying stuff in my car and the leather on the door got torn because of that. Here is a link to the pictures of the damage ...
0
votes
2answers
110 views

In what ways might car renters damage a car? [closed]

With regards to renting cars out, I'm wondering, besides direct damage like crashing it or hitting a kerb, what type of driving habits renters might have that might damage the car. I know people ...
3
votes
1answer
11k views

Can running a vehicle with a dead alternator solely off a jump battery pack cause damage to the vehicle's battery?

I'm a service employee for a highway assistance program. I came across a vehicle where the alternator had failed, and the vehicle drew all available power from the onboard battery, causing the ...
2
votes
4answers
1k views

Can I safely use E10 95 octane unleaded in motorbikes?

I live in a country where unleaded 95 octane fuel is disappearing in favour of its 10% ethanol-blended counterpart: 95 octane E10. The only non-ethanol unleaded alternative is unleaded 98 octanes. Now,...