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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Are there any auto-repair parks?

I've seen skate parks, dog parks, water parks, bobsled parks, etc. Are there any auto-repair parks? I'm picturing something like concrete berms you can drive your car onto to get under it. Kind of ...
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Ford PCM how to open

I have a problem with a PCM hardware VK2-C3812(8C3A-12A650-BFD). Three connectors on the "front". I get the case to separated alright but the three connectors are glued to the upper(thinner) ...
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Remove OBD socket from Golf 7

could someone please explain how to remove and replace OBD II socket from Golf 7, ideally with pictures or video? Seems ping in my socket are loose. I have a replacement, but can't get the socket out ...
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Using slightly larger wire for repair

I am trying to repair a car wire that goes to an antenna (powering 'comfort access') that seems to have been chewed up by some animal / insect / rodent -- the original wire is a 20/22 gauge wire and ...
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Peugeot 206 crashed repairing

Recently I've crashed my peugeot 206 and because of my financial issues , I can't repair it right now . The car moves fine and there isn't any engine issues only the front is damaged and pushed ...
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I drove my 2003 Mazda 6 with the handbrake on for about 2.5 km [duplicate]

I noticed smoke from the rear tyres with a burning smell. I also put the car in drive with the handbrake engaged to test if they were still working and it moved forward, although, this was on a slight ...
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Is there an easy way to determine whether paintless dent repair is viable for large hail dents without going to a shop?

We had a very big hail storm last night and the hailstones were between golf ball and tennis ball sizes. Fortunately, there weren't a ton of them, they were just huge. I'm in a position of not knowing ...
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How do I attach this carburetor part on an Evinrude 8HP?

We have an Evinrude 8HP outboard motor from 1996. It had been operating normally until yesterday, when the motor suddenly stopped responding to the throttle. When we opened it up, we found loose parts:...
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Jeep won't start

It was started and running. I stopped at the store turned it off went inside was in there for a little while came out turned the key and it didn't have the spring back when you normally start the Jeep....
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Are AC Compressor and Condenser Fans related?

First Post: My 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid stopped blowing cold air. We took it in to the dealer to have it serviced. The dealer replaced the AC Compressor with non-warrantied Honda parts. After about ...
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hail damage repair

We had a doozy of a hail storm a couple weeks ago and my 2016 Forester took some hard shots. ~$7000 worth of hard shots according to my insurance carrier (Progressive). I instantly called a body shop ...
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Windshield repair with no shade

I have a "Bull's-Eye" crack in my windshield. I'm planning on repairing it with the Rain-X Windshield Repair kit, but I don't have a garage or any good shaded spots where I can do the repair....
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Can I repair this dent at home?

I got this dent in my 2018 Hyundai Ioniq. It's from backing into a dumpster at work. The car has over 140K miles, so I don't think it's worth the $1000 or so to get it professionally fixed, as I'm ...
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What is this thing here the AC is not working because of it?

I bought a Hummer 2 limo 2009. The AC stopped working and they traced that it's this thing that got burnt. We checked our local spare parts dealers and they don't know what it is, there is no writeup ...
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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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Will I need to replace entire linkage assembly if a part of Wiper system is damaged?

My wipers initially would not stop swiping no matter what I did to turn them off. Than they turned off and would not turn on. The Ford service and repair center told me that my wiring had been eaten ...
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Repairing transmission yourself?

Been having issues with mine (2008 Ford Escape) and I’ve narrowed it down to a broken band. Found videos on YouTube and the process is pretty straightforward - lower the transmission, remove the pump,...
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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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Why doesn't my Yamaha R3 Motorcycle power on?

My 2017 Yamaha R3 won't power on. Everything was fine with it initially, I rode it this morning and the ride was perfect. After a couple of hours in my garage, I turn the ignition key, the electric ...
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Front coil spring broken and the part has been discontinued

My son has a 1999 Infiniti Q45 that broke one of it's front coil springs. It's near the bottom, so it still mostly works, but we want to fix it right. However, we have looked at multiple online ...
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Air chuck replacement

I have an air chuck similar to the one pictured. The gasket in the chuck at the end of the short hose is missing so it won't seal around a tire valve and as a result, cant inflate the tire. When I ...
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Added coolant repair to my car

I added coolant repair to my car. how long do i have to wait to add coolant into the tank? I’ve waited 20 mins after i poured the coolant repair in and the engine has cooled.
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Straighten Metal & Fiberglass Bumper

I clipped a concrete block at dead slow speed. It bent my rear bumper. This is the view of the full bumper now. You can see the "knee" I put in it. The bumper itself has a piece of angle ...
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Can a mechanic reliably determine if a high mileage used car is likely to require major/expensive repairs in the near future? [closed]

I need to buy a car and I can't afford a new one, and since my anticipated use is very light, I don't even want or need one. I live in the county (so no public transport) and I just need a second ...
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How can I understand if my 2008 highlander sport has regular or sport tuned suspension? [duplicate]

I just bought a used 2008 highlander sport AWD. How can I make sure if it does have a regular or sport tuned suspension? I want to change it's front struts and don't know what exact part should I buy?
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How should I find a mechanic?

I am a new student in the US. I bought a used car and it seems it needs a strut change. But I don't know how things work here or how to find a good (and affordable) mechanic near me. Should I buy the ...
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2006 ford explorer 4.6 v8 radiator replacement

I am installing a new radiator and so far everything has gone smoothly but i cannot get the feet to line up with the slots that they go into on the radiator bracket. It feels like there is a lip that ...
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In a moldy car with electrical problems, to protect the future technician, should the mold be cleaned before the electrical repairs are done?

I have a sedan that's been sitting in a parking spot since before Covid. It initially laid idle because of a battery drain. It killed 4 batteries in a year. Multiple service calls were unable to ...
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Should I discard my tire that was repaired using a rope plug? [closed]

Last week, I found my RAV4's tire had gone flat flat. The culprit: a bolt in the middle of my tire's tread, right in a tread void. I had a rope plug kit (something like Slime Tire Plug Kit) and ...
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Is there a standard for how much oil should be added after replacing the high-pressure hose and accumulator/drier?

The high-pressure AC hose on my 2003 Subaru WRX has developed a leak, and I need to replace it. I also plan to replace the accumulator/drier at the same time. It appears almost no oil was lost from ...
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Can gasket sealant be used to seal friction fuel connections?

I have a two stroke trimmer with a plastic fuel tank and plastic fuel lines. At some point, these lines have been replaced with new lines that don't quite fit in the holes the old lines did (~0.5mm ...
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2006 KIA wouldn't stay idle after each fueling (only)

After fueling, my car engine wouldn't stay idle after turn the key to start the ignition, it always die-out immediately that require a restart. On the restart, I need to peddle the gas pedal with one ...
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Should I accept this help in fixing a 1" hole in my radiator?

My car broke down, in a cloud of steam, and I found a hole on the top edge of my radiator, about the dimensions of a vending machine slot for quarters. A co-worker offered to help, bringing a 2" ...
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Replaced ignition coil pack - should I replace spark plug too?

My engine was recently misfiring and I replaced all of the spark plugs as a first attempt to get things working. It did not fix the problem, and the misfire continued. However, I did notice that for ...
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Where do I stand on a misdiagnosis when I've already paid for the repair and driven the car home? [closed]

last week I couldn't get my car to start I had it towed to a national known Auto repair chain they had it for five days couldn't figure it out. so I had a towed to another shop when I called and the ...
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Instrument panel display broken, cheapest way to access information?

The LCD panel of my Mercedes Benz A140 recently broke down and is impossible to read now: Since this is such an old car, I don't want to spend money on expensive repairs, e.g. sending the instrument ...
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Auto acceleration Kawasaki rouser 135LS

After starting my motor it’s auto acceleration for a while and then it came to back to normal after That only I can ride Is that any problem?
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Remove metal sock from Honda Civic 2006 handbrake lever

I've got a Honda Civic 2006 and the handbrake lever cracked near the top. I've got a new button assembly off ebay but it seems as though the old part has snapped off inside the metal lever. To access ...
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Metal fuel lines jiggle (wobble)

The other day I found out that the fuel line and breather line (both metal hoses) are jiggling (quite much) at the back (for example if I jiggle them above the rear stabilizer bar). There is also a ...
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I got a wipe stuck/ clogged in the Air-filter holes need helpful advice

I was changing/cleaning out my Air filter inside my 2004 Chevy Classic and as i was cleaning it out i notice the box where the air filter gone was very dirty so i wiped it with a wipe and it fell ...
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P0491 Secondary Air Injection System Insufficient Flow. Stumped

My VW CC 2010 is having a CEL with the code P0491 which means the pressure sensor is not detecting enough air being pumped from the intake into the exhaust. No other codes. No problems since this is ...
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Is it possible to repair a newer lithium ebike battery with freezing damage?

I leant my bike to a family member, and he put it out of use for the winter. Unbeknownst to me, he left the battery outside in -40°F weather all winter. I came to pick the bike up this following fall ...
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Using parts pullers for the installation [closed]

Background: I have a car that is way overdue for replacement, 1997 Lexus ES300 that also recently had its compressor seize up. While looking for used cars, considering the limited travel nowadays I ...
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Potential issues with this car that passed by a flooded street for a couple seconds?

There was a day where it rained extremely hard like buckets of water at a time. It flooded like crazy in a matter of 10-15 minutes literally. The floods were insane and I panicked driving through ...
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Are these dents repairable using hot water and a plunger?

I'm looking at buying a car that has a couple dents in it because of its low price. The dents don't look too bad so I'm wondering if anyone with experience of fixing dents at home thinks that they're ...
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Tomos A3 K Starts but engine has no 'power'

So I recently inherited an old Tomos moped [Model A3K with an Encarwi carb] that has been sitting in a garage for a few years and decided to fix it up as a summer project. I've gotten it to start ...
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2011 Prius AC job

2011 Toyota Prius AC Job Never done one, any tips on how complicated it is. Evidently the compressor is an electric unit? I know the basics but do not have a charge machine, so its old school for me ...
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How can I repair this gouge in my Hyundia Ioniq bumper?

Below are a couple of photos of my rear bumper trunk on my 2018 Hyundai Ioniq after I was rear ended by a truck. You can see that there's a clear protictive strip that is gouged as well as the paint ...
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Can anyone advise me on repair options for my 2012 Subaru Impreza?

I’m a young woman wondering if my mechanics are taking advantage of me. Here’s the backstory: New Subaru owner here, living in western washington. I bought my Subaru Impreza for $4k with 143k miles on ...
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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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