Questions tagged [old-cars]

Old cars cover oldtimers as well as youngtimers, i.e. nearly all cars without electronics, or cars that have been designed and built first multiple decades ago (but maybe still being built somewhere around the globe).

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My 2002 oldsmobile alero has brown sluggish liquid in the air intake hose

Was low on oil,it overheated. I stopped put oil then overheated again and didnt wanna start after it died. Thought it was my thermostat so I start taking air intake out the way to get to bolts and I ...
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Wheel alignment as add on

How do you politely refuse other unnecessary things you are told to fix, when you take your car for a simple job to a car mechanic?
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Car overheated, found no coolant, now it won’t crank

So I have a 2004 Toyota Camry, and a few weeks ago I was driving home then I started smelling this foul burning smell, I didn’t think nothing of it ... I thought it was others cars because I was on ...
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What year mustang is this and does anyone know the size of the hood

I just bought this car and am trying to buy new parts to fix it up does anyone know what kind of car mustang it is and what the size of hood is
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Car is running louder and slower than usual

I drove at an expressway which requires 60 - 100 kph, after about 20mins of driving, my car started to run louder than usual and 10mins later it's running slower even for a 5th gear. Please help. My ...
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Getting Stale Gas Out of a Gas Tank w/out Dropping the Tank

I've got an old Chevy ('75) with a top-opening to the gas tank. The car has been sitting for 3 years without use. I want to clean the stale gas out of the tank. I have drained it as well as I can by ...
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Fuel hose leak after inactive for a while

Car was sitting for a while (3 months) in severe heat, this pipe cracked due to age, heat and being dry. It works fine but is leaking quite badly. What is the type of piping required here? Would I ...
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Where is the odometer in this car?

I'm not really good with cars. I need help with finding an odometer. Is that the little box with numbers over the wheel? I don't know if the pictures are of any help, so a model is a Chevrolet Impala ...
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How to spot CV joint with sawdust inside

In Europe it's pretty common to see sawdust (yes the thing you buy for your hamster) to be put in the boot of CV joint when selling used cars. The reason for this is that when you go check the car the ...
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can someone tell me what DKW 1938 car is it?

i think it is F8, but it have round on doors, do you know, what is it? Thank for your time! [![interior front][7]][7] [7]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/zKg6L.jpg
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Help me identify the Car this wheel belongs to please (DKW)

I recently found this old DKW rim and tire in my shed and was wondering if anyone could help me identify which era the car that this wheel belonged to was from or perhaps even identify the model of ...
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Should transmission pan bolts require re-torquing after first couple drives?

I recently changed the transmission fluid, filter and gasket on an old (1986) Chrysler 5.2L v8. Initially there were no leaks, but after a couple highway drives (about 50 to 60km each) it started ...
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How can I clean an old oil filter for re-use? [no one makes 'em anymore]

I have an old Honda n600 from the 70s, but no one makes a filter for it anymore. The word from the n600 forums is that if you want a new filter you have to use one meant for a Honda motorcycle that's ...
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Fuel needle problem

Fuel needle won't go at full even if the fuel tank is full. It stays in the mid point of full and empty. Is there problem in the fuel tank or the fuel needle??
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1986 Dodge B250 - EVAP cannister removed, pressure in gas tank, ramifications / solutions

I have a 1986 Dodge B250 van with the 5.2L Chrysler V8, one of the last years before they switched to fuel injection. It's a camper conversion van, has low mileage and runs/drives great. Since I got ...
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Things to look at before buying1988 xj40 jaguar

Would you recommend me buying 1988 xj40 jaguar? overall the car works, and I have given it a test drive, but it seemed heavy and the steering was a little bit hard. The engine ran good I guess, and ...
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Starlet '98 wheel key

The wheels on my Starlet '98 (European XLi version) have a cap over the nuts. The cap is locked in place with a lock which appears to need a square key with a hole in the middle. What is such a lock ...
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Identification of model of an old auto

So, my friend has sent me an image of an old car she met in the street. Can anyone help me to identify its model? Or maybe just give hints on what I shall search to find it?
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Do IIHS safety tests changed from year to year?

One can find data on the safety of a car at IIHS' homepage and videos of the tests on IIHS' YouTube channel. These have tests going back many years. Are the tests consistent across the years? I found,...
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Why is my car making a knocking noise?

2001 Chrysler Sebring lxi 4 door. 2.7 liter 24 valveWhy is my car making a knocking noise? It will start it, drive yet when i press the gas it makes a knocking sound and takes off very slow
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Clunking/grating sound coming from front right when turning left at speed

My car is a 1983 Mitsubishi Tredia, front-wheel drive, right-hand drive, manual transmission. When I turn left at moderate speed, the car makes a grating sound, lasting about half a second. It seems ...
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1968 Mustang 200: Vibration when accelerating

I have a 68 Mustang 200 CID automatic I have a vibration that I feel in the floor pan, that is only felt while under power. I looked under the car and found nothing loose. Any ideas what could be ...
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Vintage Car Radios .Issues with modern Antennas

Almost all old school car radios are AM only .Some are valve .They all have antenna trimmers which are quite touchey to set up for optimum AM reception.The only thing that AM car radios have going for ...
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Rpm falls below idle when declutching at high rpm

I've got this problem that I can't find the cause of. When starting the engine, which goes very easily, it idles smoothly and stable, rising the rpm a bit still gives no problems. But when driving at ...
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How much leaner can you responsibly run an old engine?

I've got a '76 Triumph TR7 and I was wondering this after I got its carbs tuned after its restoration. As many of you may know, old engines are initially not capable of running as lean as modern ...
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How can I find all of the specifications of a car?

I am an automotive engineering student who is working on a project to pick a car, start with its specifications and make it in IPG carmaker. Then find flaws in the design and try to improve upon it. ...
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Paint color code between metallic water based and not water-based (Mayerling Green)

This should be a metallic water-based paint with color code ESB-MOSB, Mayerling green. What I am trying to find out is if I can find the same color tone but just not as water-based, what would the ...
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Are classic cars safe?

Are classic cars safe? I am interested to know the differences between modern vehicles and vehicles of old from the 1960s. In the event of an accident, how does a classic vehicle compare to a modern ...
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Opinion on buying a Lancer A17++ vehicle [duplicate]

I guess this would be an ideal place to ask this question! If not, please direct me to a suitable forum. :) So my question is, I'm going to buy my first car and, ever since I was a kid I fell in love ...
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Buy a new car or old car [closed]

I had recently started learning a four wheeler (Maruti ALTO) from driving school. Its some week course. After that should i buy a new car (New ALTO K10 or say SWIFT) or buy a old one as i might be ...
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Does an Engine Strut Bar have any effect on performance?

I just bought a 1988 foxbody and I'm currently working on restoring it and then maybe in the future do some engine improvements. I've had many people tell me to avoid this, as my car isn't going to ...
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How to restore and care for leather?

I have an old car and I am wondering about the processes involved in cleaning the leather on it and bringing it back to an almost new looking state. The roof exterior is leather and the whole ...
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What does it mean to have a stiff first gear?

This problem is a small one and it can only occur with manual cars, but I have been curious to find out more about it for a while now. Sometimes, when the car is attempting to pull away from a ...
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How do you un-seize an engine?

I have an older engine that is seized. It is a 1953 Desoto Hemi. How can I un-seize it? I have sprayed Sea Foam Deep Creep down the plugs and let sit for weeks. As well as transmission fluid. To no ...
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I'm planning to buy a 2nd hand car, how do I know if a car won't give me headaches in the future? [duplicate]

To set your expectations, I haven't owned a car before. The only experience that I have with cars is for 20+ hours (this was driving school). After having read discussions about buying a new car vs a ...
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What is this lever?

Recently I parked next to a (beautiful) 1957 Buick "Special" and took a bunch of photos. But I also noticed a lever to the left of the steering wheel, between the dash and the driver's side door, that ...
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Which is least likely to cause twisting off of rusted bolts? Impact gun or breaker bar

I've been working on old cars for a while and have twisted off a few bolts in inconvenient places. Just wondering, all things being equal, which is more likely to result in twisting off a rusted bolt-...
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Which car is this?

Can anybody help me to identify the year, make and model of this car?
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What is this structure on the hood and what is its purpose

I want to know what the structure is that is circled in red. I thought that it was to increase air to the engine and make it look it slick, but I was told it wasn't. What is the structure on this ...
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Car stalled and restarted after some minutes

I have a very old car which uses mechanical transmission (Maruti Zen) Recently while driving on the road, I switched off the engine because of heavy still traffic. I forgot to turn off the head ...
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Preventive maintenance for a long-distance tow

Vehicle: 1980 Jeep CJ-7 4.2 Liter (258) AMC Automatic Background: I'm planning to take my 1980 CJ-7 on a 1,200-mile road trip towing a small U-Haul trailer. The Jeep is in good running shape, but ...
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alignment not straight after alignment

So I just had my front tie rods replaced, and the front wheels aligned on my 97 Grand Caravan (the alignment was previously way off), and now it's a lot better, but the alignment is still a bit off... ...
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How can i sure that my purchased used car is not a stolen piece? [closed]

Please suggest me that how can i check before purchase that the used car is a stolen piece or need some repair in engine or other parts?
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Bubbling sound from coolant and increase coolant liquid level

I drive an old Daihatsu Charade 1993. Just 2 days ago, I heard a bubbling sound from the coolant when I turned off the machine. I didn't really care much until yesterday when the car got hot ...
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Easily serviceable/maintenance cars

I really want to get a little bit more familiar with whatever is going on under the bonnet, so I thought to buy an old car to conduct my experiments on it. What I had in mind - is trying basic ...
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Toyota Camry 2004 service

I have just bought a 2004 Toyota Corolla (Altise). I couldn't get the exact date of the last service but the guy said that the next service should be done in 3000km. I guess there is a standard set of ...
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Hesitation and backfiring on sudden acelleration when warm

I have an old Mitsubishi Triton Utility 1993. It has a 4g54 4 cyl petrol engine with a carby. No computers or anything like that to check error codes. If you press down on the accelerator quickly the ...
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cover for seats

I just bought some covers for my car seats. The problem is that I don't know how to remove the head rest of the front seats. My car is Fiat Punto (not Grande). If someone can provide a graphical ...
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What are the main things to be identified want to buy a USED car? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to check when buying a used car? I want to buy a used car. Nobody can't gives me the clear idea about that. Because someone said manufacturing year is the main one. You ...
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What might cause inconsistant ignition, an extemely loud bang but no visible damage?

I have an old 1993 Triton ute. It has a 4G54 carby engine. It's run as well as can be expected of an engine like that with nearly 400k on the clock. Just recently one day I jumped in to go for a ...