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Is it okay to mix tires of the same brand and size, but not same model?

The the tread on my front tires is visibly worn (not much tread in some areas) on my vehicle, and they need to be replaced. The back tires are fine, and had been replaced much more recently due to a ...
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How many CCA is too little and indicates the battery needs replacing

My mechanic said they tested my battery and saw it has 366 CCA. The label on the battery says it has 500 CCA. The battery is about 4 years old and the warranty is 42 months so it's outside of ...
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Completely draining anitfreeze

Looking to replace it all What I have to work with: degassing tank cap is removable air bleed at the thermostat drain valve at radiator's bottom Putting one hose back after having it taken off took ...
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Does a new small-engine carb need to be adjusted?

(Stihl FS55 string trimmer) After years of regular use, the engine degraded fairly suddenly to barely keeping alive, uselessly low power, and running very rich. For reasons good or not, I decided to ...
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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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How to remove the Toyota Aygo Now windshield wiper

I've been trying to replace the windshield wiper of a Toyota Aygo Now, but it seems that I cannot even remove the old one. There are several bits that look like tabs that can be pressed / pushed / ...
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When to replace tires by tread depth

I just went to the mechanic to do a 60k checkup on my car. He suggested to replace my tires and said my tire tread depth was 5/32 at the front and 4/32 in the rear. I remember growing up and being ...
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MotoMaster Eliminator 1400A Booster

I have one question about charger booster. I have MotoMaster Eliminator 1400A Booster bought in 2014. I think its battery is dead, because it does not boost the car even when it is fully charged. Can ...
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Do I need to worry about the airbag when replacing indicator switch?

I'm about to replace the right indicator switch on my N15 Nissan Pulsar and have been looking up tutorials on how to achieve this. Seems simple enough but I read a comment about disconnecting the ...
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AWD cars can't replace single tire? [duplicate]

I have 2-3 mm tread left on my tires. One of the tires has a sidebubble, and another has a leak. I went to belletire and they told me they can't just replace 1 tire, all 4 should be replaced because ...
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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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If I am just replacing the car engine, do I need to replace the odometer as well?

I am considering getting a new engine for one of my cars and I was wondering if I'll have to change the odometer too. Since the car already has 220,000 miles on it, it would become a huge number if I ...
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Cruise control switch 2008 Jeep Compass

Could anyone tell me how to replace the cruise control switch on my 2008 jeep compass? Where it is on the steering wheel is a bad place. I got into my car and smacked it with my knee and broke it. I ...
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How to replace the keyless unlock button?

My keyless unlock button on my 2009 Nissan Altima no longer works, and I'd like to replace it. I'm not sure if that's the correct term, because I can't seem to find the part anywhere, or instructions ...
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Where is location of AC pressure sensor on 2007 Buick Lacrosse?

I will replace the AC pressure sensor/pressure switch on my 2007 Buick lacrosse. I don't have lots of experience but I am learning. I recently changed the oil, flushed the coolant, replaced the ...
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2013 Ford Transit Connect 2.0L engine R/R Transmission estimated Labor times?

What website can I utilize to find the estimated labor hours for the removal and replacement of a transmission, including all fluids for a 2013 Ford Transit Connect with a 2.0L engine? Or does anyone ...
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Transmission Rebuild or Replacement

I have been reading and hearing about transmission rebuilding or replacement. Today a person was asking if they should sell their car or keep repairing it (it had a transmission problem). Notice that ...
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What vehicles are cross compatable? [closed]

When buying 2 salvaged vehicles, one totaled in the front and the other in the rear, to make 1 whole car where do I go to check the capability of 2 different years cars? What vehicles have the most ...
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TPMS Replacement

I am replacing rim and tires (26,000 miles on tires) on my 2016 Ford F150. About 3 months ago my right rear was showing 22 lbs and I reset the TPMS and it was showing 35 but when hot it is showing 39 ...
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Logos on the rear

How do I get my Subaru Outback tags on the back of my car off? They need to be replaced with the right colour. It has gold lettering and it’s suppose to have silver I’m told. I wouldn’t have thought ...
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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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Replacing cylinder, piston or piston rings on chainsaw?

I own Husqvarna 357 and I am confused. If a saw has poor compression, could replacing the rings only and give it a boost? Or is it usually in need of more work such as replacing the cylinder and ...
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R&R Camshaft Position Sensor - Anything Specific? - 2007 Dodge Charger 2.7L A/T

Going to help out my neighbor today with his Charger. He's been having a lot of drive-ability issues, "Rev Hang" or the Speedo and Tach sweeping in sync etc. We scanned it and got two CMPS codes. He ...
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Will I fit a 2 din stereo by removing two 1 din stereos

I have the following stereo. Volkswagen Golf 2002. Can I take out both the single dins and replace with a double-din?
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Honda Cr-V AC Died

Recently my 2006 Honda Cr-V AC died - again. After researching I discovered I had "black death" where the whole AC system is infected with little black chips To judge by the number of upset owners ...
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Procedure for throttle body and idle air control replacement (ford ranger)

I'll be replacing the throttle body in my 2004 Ford Ranger (engine v6 3.0L vin-U, mileage ~ 130000) as the result of my previous post (see here Is hot desert weather the source of my recurring car ...
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Tire bulge: Should I replace all four or just the one?

I am driving a Hyundai Elantra 2017, 9 months and 7200 miles old. I drove the car over a curb approximately four months ago. In the past two weeks, I noticed a tire bulge on the right front tire (...
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Estimated labor hours for transmission replacement

I have a 2005 f150 fx4 and I just lost reverse, I'm curious as to how many book hours a shop will charge to replace transmission. thanks for reading
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Hyosung GT650R Comet Radiator

So lately my bike started overheating. I thought the radiator filter was dirty, or needed more coolant so I took it to a shop. The mechanic said I had a liitle hole on it (maybe a stone hit it) so ...
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Are car batteries meant to be disposable or are they re-chargeable?

My car battery is completely dead and I was wondering if they are meant to be thrown out or re-chargeable. The reason why I ask is because I keep reading that a car battery should last a few years, ...
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How to replace the grill emblem of a Fiat Croma?

This Christmas we bought a replacement front grill emblem of a Fiat Croma (2009), without really thinking on beforehand how this should be done. Now, the gift is received, and the receiver wants to ...
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2010 Honda Fit Transmission Replacement

So I'm just looking for a sanity check ... I was told today that my 2010 Honda Fit's transmission needs to be replaced at a cost of $4,400. At this point it's making a whoosh-whoosh noise that cycles ...
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How often should I replace windscreen wiper blades?

I bought a second hand car 18+ months ago and there was no information on how recently the wiper blades had been replaced. This wasn't an problem as the blades weren't obviously worn and they did ...
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Handlebar Internal Weight Bar too long, but is correct part

A while back I crashed the bike, and I've been doing it up in piecemeal fashion. When I came to replace the scratched handlebar weights, I found the internal bar had snapped, at the location of the ...
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what is the process for replacing 12V car battery?

What is the process for replacing the 12V battery? How would I clean the contacts of the terminals? My OEM battery in 2008 Jetta SE 2.5L appears rather clean, including the terminals, but I recall ...
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How difficult is it to replace a car radio on a 2000 Honda Accord?

I have a 2000 Honda Accord LX. The radio works but the tape deck does not. I'm thinking about replacing it myself. I'm not looking to spend much on it overall so please let me know if this is ...
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How can I know if the airbags have expired and what are the consequences?

How do I know if the airbags have expired? Is it the same years for every airbag? Maybe they can be checked? Then, if I have the airbags expired, what would be the consequences of using the car? ...
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Replacement: How do I determine what wiring harness goes with my headlight?

I have a 2005 scion xB and am needing to replace the headlights and one of the wiring harnesses. I have seen on places like amazon and other sites for OE head lights, but I cannot seem to find ...
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What are the visual signs that brake rotors must be replaced?

Let's say you take off the wheel (when replacing the pads, for example) and look at the brake rotor. What are the signs that it's time to replace the disc? Let's stick to clear visual signs that don'...
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Radiator leak 92 subaru, repairs possible or replace?

Lower corner of radiator sprung a leak, was curious if self repairs were possible or recommended though my research would indicate it needs to be replaced. If I replace the radiator my self, since it ...
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All-wheel drive single tire placement [duplicate]

We have an all-wheel drive Subaru. A few months ago we had one tire blow on a set that was around a year old. We were told (by the tire store) we had to replace all of them. That sounded nuts but I ...
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Is it necessary to replace functioning spark plugs?

I have a 2000 Mazda Protege that last had it's spark plugs replaced about 4-6 years ago (about 40k-60k miles). It's a commuter car, but it's a short commute and mild driving conditions; probably 85% ...
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How to get the most money out of potentially totalled car?

I crashed my car :( Accidentally rearended a pickup :( It's not drivable because the radiator fell out, but I was told by the guy who towed it that the frame wasn't damaged. I don't know what to do ...
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How do I go about replacing the head gaskets in my Dodge truck?

It's a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4, Laramie SLT, automatic transmission, 5.9l magnum engine, and crew cab (222k mi). It seems to have some head gasket leaks, as there is some coolant burning. I have only ...
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How to replace front fog light housing on a Corsa C 2005

I need to replace my front fog light housing before my MOT as it's completely ruined. What is the best way to do this? DO I need to take the entire bumper off? The image below is what I'm ...
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How to tell if timing belt is due to be changed by visual inspection?

I have a 1999 Toyota Corolla with a 1.3 litre 4EFE non-interference petrol engine. The car has 90,000 miles on the clock, I have owned it for five years and clocked up 30,000 of those miles myself. I ...
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I need to replace the female part that a headlight bulb fits into

I don't think the make/model matters here, but just in case, I own a 2009 GMC Acadia. My driver-side, low-beam headlight went out yesterday. I bought a replacement H11 bulb and began replacing the ...
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Loosening stuck power steering hoses

I'm trying to replace the power steering hose in a 2005 Honda Odyssey. It doesn't seem like it would be too difficult a job except for removing the line from the steering box. I've got a Craftsman ...
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Differences between Honda front grille part numbers

I was looking for a replacement of my front grille (there is a huge crack on it) for my 2014 Honda Civic EX Sedan. I think that this is a reference code for the part HO1200216 but I found in the ...
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Replacing the power steering hose(s)

On my 92 Ford Explorer I have a terrible power steering fluid leak. If someone turns the whee all the way left or right RIGHT before it hits the turn lock, fluid starts squirting out of one of the ...
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