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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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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'05 Peugeot 307: Oil in the Coolant

I have a 2005 Peugeot 307 hatchback. Back in May, the head gasket blew so I had it replaced. When the head gasket blew, oil was leaking out and the coolant became very gungy. This gunge was cleared ...
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Car won't unlock with remote and won't start? Toyota Camry 1999

My sister gave me this car for school and she told me this happens a lot. Her mechanic friend says it's an alarm problem and my alarm is locked. Unfortunately her and her friend live on the opposite ...
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'07 Cobalt Steering Intermediate Shaft Boot Installation

I'm replacing the intermediate shaft (and the rack, for that matter) on an '07 Cobalt. I'm having great difficulty getting the shaft boot to seat into the opening in the firewall. The boot has a '...
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Would the brake proportioning valve be the cause of my brakes getting tight by themselves.

I own a Ford Focus 2006 Zx4 2.0 Well I'm asking if the brake proportioning valve could be the cause of my brakes getting tight on their own. I have asked another mechanic and told me it could be it. ...
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How to seal / repair large crack in bumper

A car was in a collision and the front bumper is dented inward and cracked, I'm guessing up to an inch wide. Is there a way to either fill the crack with some type of foam? (Sophisticated tools and ...
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Would JB Plasticweld work well for radiator repair?

I have a small crack in the plastic part of a radiator. I first applied JB Waterweld, and that didn't work because it didn't bond to the plastic very well. So, I removed the Waterweld by scraping it ...
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Honda Accord Head Bolt

I repaired one of the holes for a head bolt on my 97 Honda Accord using a time sert insert. When I put the head back on I was only able to tighten it to 63 ft-lbs. I could tell it wasn't going to ...
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Why does my car jerk and jump when I stop?

I have a 2012 Buick Reale and it jumps and jerks when I stop at light or stop sign, and it also flutters doing take off or acceleration. What could it be?
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2000 Oldsmobile Alero stalls at decreased speed

I have a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero that has been stalling and sometimes dying at decreased speeds or when coming to a stop. I can be coming off a ramp on the interstate, coming up to a stop sign, or ...
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2007 Dodge Charger 2.7L A/T - Limp Mode on Heavy Throttle & Hanging in Gear

Trying to help out my neighbor here. 2007 Charger with a 2.7L. 100k+ Miles on the body/transmission. "If I drive very carefully I can get it up to highway speed. If I romp on it, or push it too ...
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Cooling fans only work normally with cabin fans on

2003 civic EX 1.7L automatic Hello, I am trying to help my friend with a really weird cooling fan issue. The cooling fans were not coming on and while sitting in traffic the car would overheat. ...
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Upholstery Repair

The seams are starting to fail on the front seats of my '05 Jetta wagon - it looks like the leather may be failing in places as well - so I'm starting to research repair options. I'm wondering: How ...
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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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Toyota Avensis Verso D4-D 2002 after turbo & timing belt replacement drives differently

My Toyota broke down the other day, so there was some major work done on the engine. Not exactly unexpected (the mileage is somewhat high), but the failure was quite spectacular. Turbocharger ate ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Flashing airbag warning lamp 1995 Mercury Villager

RE: 1995 Mercury Villager GS The airbag warning lamp continuously flashes at a frequency of "on-off-on-off" once per second. It began flashing after reassembly of steering wheel after a clock-spring ...
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How and where do hoses connect and run on a 110cc Kazuma Redcat 4wheeler?

Bought a 110cc Kazuma Redcat, notice dryrot hoses so I took them all off. Needless to say I never got back to it right away, so I forgot where hoses go, run, and connect to proper parts and places. I ...
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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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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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Flap on low profile Tyre - Can this be fixed

I hit a pothole as I was going round a corner at about 30mph, didn’t think much of it at the time, but when I got home I saw this crack/flap in the tyre, I have only recently got this tyre and have ...
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Trouble replacing my handbrake

I have replaced the handbrake cable on my Vauxhall Corsa and adjusted it from the inside of the car but the back brakes are still not working properly. Any ideas on how I can fix this problem?
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Engine damage - repair or replace?

Accidentally drove over object on road. Turned out to be a tool belt. Oil line cut. I tried to drive to garage, but engine began smoking and car wouldn’t start again after stopping. What needs ...
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Is there a way to get rid of rust from the metal plate/frame to which headlights are attached, behind the front bumper of '03 Infinti g35?

I just bought an 2003 Infiniti g35. During a minor repair, i noticed that the frame to which the headlights are joined/fixed (not know what it is called), just above the wheel, is rusted very badly. ...
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Possible causes of rotational axle play and rattling

Car is a 2007 Saturn Aura AT A while ago I ran into a large rock with my passenger front wheel, insurance paid for the apparent damage but about a week later I started feeling rattling from that ...
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A/C Sealant Risks?

I've got an 11 year old vehicle that recently developed a small pin-sized hole in the condenser coil (e.g. the shop put in some dye to identify the source of the leak). I've found that adding sealant ...
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My vehicle fans turn on but no air flows through

I have a 1996 Ford Explorer ~ The interior heat/cool/outside air fans turn on but the air flow from all those vents stopped blowing out air, with the exception of the defroster vents. What could cause ...
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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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What are the types of repairs & products used today to repair foreign objects puncturing tires?

Patches/Plugs, etc. Is a form of vulcanization ever used/performed on patches or plugs, or any other rubber product used to increase the rubber life? I'm looking into a new product for tire repair &...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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-...