Questions tagged [repair]

For questions related to repairs (fixing a failed or damaged component) or repair techniques, as opposed to maintenance (preventing failure).

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Car jumps when accelerating around 30 mph

I just bought a 2003 Mitsubishi Galant, Ive already fixed the motor mounts and the starter, when I accelerate hard around 30 mph the seems to jump a bit. Its only happens around 30mph. It doesnt jerk ...
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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 ...
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1987 dodge W100 making a loud tap/knock after rebuild

I have just finished rebuilding my 318 and have not even been able to move it yet, I started it and was hearing a very bad exhaust leak and tap. I put a left over gasket on the one side (along with ...
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Permanent repair on fuel tank

I have a 2003 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8L with a punctured (plastic) fuel tank. I cannot find a replacement fuel tank. ~4 months ago I used a repair kit. I cleaned the tank, used coarse ...
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I have a 2005 Ford Explorer that has a P0446 code that turnes the check engine light on,how do I repair this? [duplicate]

Check engine light is on, P0446 code comes up when diagnostic is done, vehicle is 2005 Ford Explorer, need to fix for emissions, need location on vehicle for me to repair
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2005 Ford Explorer check engine cod P0446

I have a 2005 Ford Explorer that has a check engine code P0446 which reads as Evap container system vent check malfunction. How do I repair this and where do I start?
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Car spray paint issue Please help | orange peel?

I had some scratches in the side of my car and I tried to fix them by sanding, spraying primer, basecoat colour then a clear coat to add shine. It came out looking like this and it is slightly rough ...
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Second hand camshaft from another bike - is it safe?

I slightly demaged one of the two threads used on the inlet camshaft for mounting the sprocket. To fix this problem I have purchased a second hand camshaft together with its caps (same bike model, ...
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Pitted Rear Bake Discs

Brakes are grinding on rear of new car - In poor condition and pitted (Car is 12 months old and done 6000 miles). Could the work on the rear pads be done under the warranty.
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Reset Turn Signal with 4-ways (Hazard Lights)

I have a 2004 Saturn Vue and for the past couple of months my Turn Signal will stop working at random times. When this happens I found a way to fix it which is by pressing turning on the 4-ways (...
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My Toyota kills USB sticks connected to USB/AUX music port

I have a Corolla 2013 S. It's the second time happening. The USB stick was connected to the Audio USB/AUX port like always (#19 below). I was just trying to play some music, and realized it doesn't ...
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1986 El Camino: deprecation

I have a question about my 1986 el Camino, as relates to how much it has or hasn’t been damaged after a 6 month hiatus from action. Last July I bought a 1986 el Camino from a private seller. The ...
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Should I replace my Nissan now that it has a CVT leak?

I have a 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe. This was the first year Nissan released that model and it does have the fancy CVT for its transmission. I have heard all the horror stories of people that have had ...
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Should a completely flat tire be replaced? [duplicate]

My tire has been completely flat for possibly 4 hours in my driveway before I took notice. I've removed it from the car and will be taking it in for repair in the morning. Should I insist that a new ...
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How to repair this (PCV?) tube?

First, is this a PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve tube on the 2002 Chevrolet Impala? It is hard, non-flexible plastic with hard rubbery grommet-like inserts on the ends, with one side ...
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Stopping car break in

My ex boyfriend keeps picking my car lock while I'm at work. I work at a strip club and he comes in during the night, unlocks the door so anyone can climb in the car. Since it can happen anytime the ...
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Windshield replacement damaged molding?

I just recently had a windshield replaced by safelite. I noticed when I got the car back, both the driver side and passenger side plastic molding at the bottom of the windshield is separated about a ...
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Chrome Bumper pulled up in 2 spots where tow hook was used to pull it backwards by tow driver

Last year I was stuck in a driveway in snow and Ice and the guy with the truck just hooked their hook and chain to my chrome bumper where its raised enough the back door hardly clears it..I have to ...
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How to un jam air conditioner vents

Some how the air conditioner vents on the passanger side of the car became jammed and cannot move left to right and hence are locked in a near closed position. How can these be un jammed without ...
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Why there is ticking noise and turn indicator lights blinking in car while driving even if I'm not touching the lever?

I own a Tata motors Indica DLS V2. I've noticed that there is ticking noise (similar to the one produced during turn signal) and turn indicator lights blink while driving, even if I'm not even ...
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Motorcycle Probs Pt. 2

Alright, So my bike (Yamaha 1982 Xj550 Maxim) is on the fritz like always and would like to know what site, or secret underground facility, would be great to find a Repair Manual to help me with my 2 ...
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Best way to remove small dent from front side panel?

Not wanting to do any (more) damage here as I’m a complete body repair newbie so what would the experts do to fix this dent? Any tools I should look at?
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2006 Honda fit cold engine indicator still on even after long drive

I have a 2006 honda fit with a 1.3L I-DSI engine, the cold engine indicator still shows itself even after a long drive, normally, it disappears minutes after startup regardless of weather and theres ...
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What’s the best way to remove rust from the engine block exterior?

Tomorrow I’m planning on finally changing some parts I’ve been postponing forever to do. To change them I’ll have to remove the timing belt cover, exposing the side of my engine block. It looks like ...
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Steering wheel making clunking sound when being turned

I have a Mazda 2, and recently, I took my car in for a service, and the mechanic told me that he noticed the steering wheel was making a 'clunking' sound as it is being turned. The mechanic told me ...
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Air-conditioning belt is making a loud squealing noise. What should I do?

How long will the air conditioner last if it is making a loud squealing noise. I want to know if I have to replace it right away.
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2006 Scion XB window sometimes works sometimes doesn't

My 2006 Scion XB driver side window is having some problems. Sometimes the window works perfectly fine going up and down. Other times when we roll the window down, it does not come up for the next 5 ...
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07 Camry power steering pump is weak and make noise

I have 2007 camry. The power steering pump is making noise and it become weak. My question is the repairing kit does it work in noise case? I saw the kit come with seals, so I thought it will fix the ...
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Connected battery the wrong way, what should I do?

I connected the battery the wrong way on an old Toyota MR2 turbo. The interior lights stopped working, otherwise the car starts and seem to work, exterior lights work. How do I repair the interior ...
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Hesitation on acceleration and no power when the AC is on and slight shake on idle

I have a honda jazz with an automatic transmission and im experiencing some hesitation when accelerating with the AC on, but with the AC off it runs so smooth that its like im riding a different car. ...
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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 ...
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How to tell whether mid 2010s Volvo XC70 actually needs maintenance?

How do I tell whether the Volvo XC70 actually needs maintenance or it's just the vendor attempting to earn more money? How do I self repair it and diagnose if I don't want to go to the vendor?
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What is the most common end of life issue for a car? [closed]

What is the most common end of life issue for a car? Does electrical issues cause end of life most frequently? Maybe transmission? Alternatively cracks in the chassis?
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5.8 Liter E350 1996 Ford pressure feedback sensor

Where is the pressure feedback sensor on my 1995 Ford E350. I am getting an EGR code and have replaced the EGR valve, the position sensor, the Control Solenoid and last to replace is the pressure ...
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How to remove rear window glue

My rear window brokw, shattered into about a million pieces. The only parts left, were stuck where the window was glued to the rear hatch of the car. I'm getting a new window installed soon, so I ...
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Leaking A/C condenser - evacuate before repair?

I've got a 2008 Mazda 3 Sport GT with a very obvious leak in the AC condenser (from my own previous repair!) The AC no longer cools, and if the refrigerant has already leaked into the atmosphere ...
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Dual beam from a H1?

Recently killed my old headlight (Single H4) when it came loose and melted the housing... So I bought this until I find something I like more: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Street-Fighter-Motorcycle-...
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Do new cars really 'cost more in repairs' than older cars? [closed]

A recent question about financing a new car over on a sister site had an answer that got me wondering: "I don’t want to put the money back into an old used car that will cost me money in repairs....
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Honda jazz i-DSI front ignition coils bad or not?

I have a honda jazz with an i-DSI engine and when I did a coil check by unplugging the coils one by one, all four coils in the front does not affect the engine rpm when removed, except the 4 in the ...
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Remove rear rhomboid shaped window on 2002 Toyota Camry Station Wagon/Estate

I have rust around the rear rhomboid shaped window in my 2002 Toyota Camry station wagon/Estate. I would like to know how to remove the window so I can repair the rusted parts and then put it back in.
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Underpinning Of 2017 Ford Escape

I have a 2017 Ford Escape and directly under the drivers side door there is a piece of aluminum (maybe) that has been bent back and appears to be some sort of underpinning to protect what’s “under the ...
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What to use to replace rivet on floor jack rear wheel assembly?

I have a CRAFTSMAN 3 Ton Floor Jack that I'm refurbishing. I've removed the rivets from the rear wheel assemblies to make it easier to paint. What should I use to replace the rivets? Part -...
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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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Should I repair my car immediately or wait for it to totally die?

I have a 2013 mazda 3 with ~90k miles on it. It's having some transmission issues (slow shift from certain gears, intermittent whining, hard shifts). It's been doing the slow shifts for like 50k miles,...
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My bronco is having transmission issues

I have a 1996 full-size bronco with a 351W and an E4OD trans. I’m having to tach up to or past 3k rpm it to shift. It does way better in higher gears and reverse. Also, when i drop it into 1st and 2nd ...
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AC clutch doesn't get engaged

My 2007 Buick lacrosse was giving warm air when I turn on AC and I looked compressor and clutch wasn't turning so I thought I am low on refrigerant and went the shop did recharge and it was working ...
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Bit of a disaster with a paint job

Basically had a bit of an dent in my car when i brought it and I wanted to fix it up. I filled the body in with filler which worked well and had brilliant results, but when it came to painting it, it ...
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Goof off or WD 40 to remove paint transfer on car bumper?

Some idiot rubbed against my bumper in parking and it appears that there is a paint transfer on my bumper. I have read certain threads on how to remove such transfers. Some people recommend Goof Off, ...
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Defective car or bad windshield repair?

I have a 2003 suzuki xl7. When my windshield got cracked by a stone on the highway, I had it replaced. It cracked at the corners and I got it replaced again. Same thing happened where cracks came in ...
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2007 VW Jetta - Key won't turn - Steering wheel loose - Stuck in park

The vehicle has done this a number of times until finally now, the key won't turn at all. What parts do I need, and do I need to make sure the new part is ''paired'' to our existing key/fob? Thank ...

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