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How to repair paint damage from bird droppings

I took my car on holiday to France last summer. Our parking spot was near a tree and the car's paintwork was subjected to daily assault from birds (or more precisely, their droppings). Some of the ...
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I accidentally bumped into another car. How to go about repairs? [closed]

Last night, I accidentally rear-ended a car carrying an elderly couple while we were moving slowly through traffic. There was minimal damage to their car, but my car's grill broke and has some dents ...
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Are Code Readers able to Detect Timestamps?

The 2019 Van with around 90,000 miles on it was in the repair shop for past 4months cause it was in a wreck. After gettin it back I noticed it wasn’t running good and was acting up pressing the gas ...
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Glamour fuel injector repair

My Glamour FI bike flooded and was fully covered with water. After drying my bike, I changed engine oil, air filter, and cleaned the silencer and petrol tank. After that, I switched on the bike using ...
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Riding mower won't start -- only sparks when ignition key is released

I'm trying to get my Craftsman DYS-4500 (917276905) working again. New battery, charged and working. New spark plugs. New ignition coils / spark plug wires (x2). A week or two back, I did get the ...
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Kymco People 50 vacuum hose (s) diagram

Used scooter has all of the hoses disconnected. One Inlet on the carb, one on the intake manifold. A small junction canister with 6 inlets is under the oil tank. Can't seem to find a diagram anywhere....
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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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High fuel consumption

I own a bajaj ct100b motorcycle,it should give me an average of about 70+ kmpl but I'm only able to eke out 40-45kmpl ,i tried taking it to service,tuning the carbs,there was a fuel tank leak and got ...
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Repair Scratch on Tesla Model 3 Front Bumper

My Tesla Model 3 recently incurred a scratch — someone scraped it with something, leaving a small but noticeable mark. I've attached some pictures for reference. I reached out to a repair shop for an ...
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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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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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Repair work done after front end damage-condenser replaced- now compressor is bad-shop says it’s my problem

After 4000 worth of front end damage, shop gives car back and week later compressor is bad. Insurance company says no physical damage so no coverage. 1600 to replace on my 2012 vw beetle and I’m on ...
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conrod bearing segments

I'm building a 1.9 td PSA motor, type DHX and ordering new segments I found the mark on all the segments on the same side, I've checked again and again and all indications are that the item ...
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How to care for a weathered fiberglas camper roof?

I recently bought an 18-year-old pop-up camper with a fiberglas roof. There are no holes and it's still waterproof, but the paint (if it was ever painted) or resin has weathered and become powdery and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Toyota aygo damage repair

I damaged my Toyota Aygo Spice Edition, on the left rocker panel because I had a flat tire. Also the 14" alloy wheels (6-spoke) is damaged and needs to be replaced with a new one. Would it be ...
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Basic Automotive Maintenance Repair - Compiling a Toolset

I am looking into getting more serious about doing my own automotive repair and maintenance, and am working toward gathering the appropriate tools. However, I am admittedly can be a bit of an ...
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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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How to fix Car doors only lock and unlock when the key is in the on position in the ignition

I have a 2008 kia sorento lx 4wd and up until yesterday my door locks were working just fine but now they wont lock or unlock unless the key is in the ignition in the on position. I can lock and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Torn metal found beneath oil filler cap, need help identifying part and severity

I was replacing the oil today when I noticed torn metal inside the engine -- never a good sign. This is a 2005 Pontiac Vibe 1ZZ-FE, on which there is a lot of documentation but none proved useful to ...
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Repairing a motorcycle tire puncture. With heat or without heat?

Asked a local mechanic for the charge of repairing a puncture and he says he'd charge a certain amount for simply taking a piece of rubber tube and sticking it over the puncture, or if I would pay him ...
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Do wheel alignments needs to be done after any repairs?

Are there any repairs which will cause wheels alignment to go wrong and so you should have the alignment done after the repair? If you remove the driveshaft as a result of changing inner and outer ...
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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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What is best way to fix this loose bumper?

Under the passenger side headlight of my car you can see the front bumper is hanging loose as a result of hitting humps. I've seen youtube videos of people just gluing it back or using strings. Is ...

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