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led headlight replacement

I am contemplating purchasing a new vehicle with led headlights. If the led light become defective are they replaceable like their halogen counterparts ? To clarify what I am asking. Are the bulbs ...
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I lost the key to my 97 ES300 Lexus

I have a Lexus ES 300 97 and I lost the key is there a Toyota compatible with the electronic control module key key fob so I can go to the junkyard and hopefully get a new one instead of paying $500 ...
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2009 Ford Escape Hybrid - Ignition Coils and Spark Plug Replacement

I've purchased the parts and done my research. Basically, I am seeking some insight here to gauge if my understanding of the procedure is sufficient, that I have acquired all the necessary parts, and ...
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Cylinder 3 misfire after thermostat replacement valve

I have 2003 Ford Expedition that had the heater not working because my thermostat was broken open. I then got a code to replace the thermostat. I need to take a long drive so I took it to a shop to ...
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Minimum possible tread depth for shaved tire?

Once again I have to replace a tire on my Forester (3rd tire in 3 years! I'm a magnet for damage). I have the stock Bridgestone Ecopia H/L 422 Plus with about 23,000 miles on them. I just measured ...
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Toyota 2.0 D4-D (1CD-FTV) engine versions

After having some issues with my Toyota after some work being done on the engine I'm now facing an issue I can't find explanation to. Full story here: Toyota Avensis Verso D4-D 2002 after turbo & ...
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What are the consequences of using an expired tire?

Based on this answer I know that the consequences are less security and low performance. But I would like to know if there is anything else and also explain those two issues and why do they happen ...
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Should VVT Solenoids be replaced in pairs?

While looking at a Dorman VVT solenoid for my 2011 Skoda Superb 1.8 TSI rockauto throws up this message: There are typically 2 VVT Solenoids/Actuators per vehicle (one in the left bank, one in the ...
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Replacing only one front strut?

I drive a 2014 Corolla LE and recently had my right front shock strut and stabilizer bar link replaced under warranty. Currently the car has 20300 miles on it. Questions: Steering-weight seems ...
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Need advice for changing battery terminals

Hey so I have a 2000 toyota corolla 4A-FE manual, its had connection problems in the past so got a new battery and it didn't start one morning so I tightened the terminals (and put fuel in it) and its ...
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How can I find the exact part number of a 2008 highlander strut?

I want to change the front passenger side strut of a Toyota highlander 2008 sport AWD with 130K. But I don't know what is the exact product I must buy? (Either OEM or after market). I also like to ...
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Dealership says European cars need rotors replaced with every pad change because they use softer metals in rotors

This is for a 2018 VW Tiguan Allspace with 49,000 km (34500 miles). Living in a pretty mild climate (ie no snow and no extreme heat), but near the coast. The pad wear light came on and I scheduled ...
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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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Looking for engine replacement on a 2002 v6 4.3L Chevrolet Silverado

I am looking for engines to use in my pick up truck. I know that the engine I have is also in other GM/Chevrolet vehicles. What vehicle models and year ranges should I be looking for in terms of a ...
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DIY main battery swap on Volvo V70?

The car is a Volvo V70 2.0 D4 181 Momentum from 2014. I bought it used in 2016, but in 2017 it started having problems with the automatic start-stop thing, and a year later it started saying "...
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Will a Mazda 6 GH 2009 2.5 L5 engine also fit a Mazda 6 2005?

I’m Wanting to know if an engine taken out of a Mazda 6 GH 2009 can be fitted/is compatible with a 2005 Mazda 6.? Are there any other makes/models of engine that would work for me or anything else I ...
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Can I replace a set of 215/60R16 tires with a set of 205/55R16 (all four tires)? Toyota camry

Can I replace a set of 215/60R16 tires with a set of 205/55R16 (all four tires)? Toyota Camry I have read other post asking a similar question and some people have said that the spedometer may be ...
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I have a 2000 civic hatchback with bad motor

I have a 2000 civic hatch with a bad motor by friend gave me a single cam vtec motor with tranny just need some help with what I need for the swap
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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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4x4 2004 Ford Explorer Sport-trac transmission

We're replacing the transmission and wondering if we should include the short section (8-10" in length) ahead of the transfer case, or not, or should we replace the transfer case while we're at it? ...
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Do my brakes really need to be replaced due to rust?

It was suggested to replace my brakes as soon as possible due to them being honest heavily rusted. You can see a picture below. I'm not sure whether what I was told is right because, as I see, rust is ...
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Whistling brakes after pad & rotor replacements

I had recently had my brakes checked out and replaced following my mechanic's $800 recommendations. I had had two brake pads replaced on the front tires and on the back tires I had the brake pads ...
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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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best way to R&R engine & trans from 2006 chevy express cargo van?

2006 Chevy express cargo van. 4.8 engine with PS & AC, auto trans. 455,000 miles and engine needs replaced.
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More durable rotary rotary lawnmower wheels?

What are some suitable replacements for modern rotary lawnmower wheels? I have something similar to this: Typical push-style Masport lawnmower 7" (~175mm) front-end Masport wheel 8" (~200mm) rear-...
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Should I replace the two rear tires or just the flattened one?

One of my rear right tires need to be replaced and the other rear tire and all the other front tires are at 8/32 as in the picture . For a Sedan driving regularly 12 miles on highway everyday should ...
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Does anyone have a brake line diagram for a 2000 Monte Carlo SS?

The left rear brake line on our 00 MC rusted through and caused a loss of brake fluid and stopping power. Luckily, the car wasn't far from the house when it happened so my son was able to limp home. ...
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Do I have to replace my brakes due to rust or it is not that bad?

It was suggested to me to replace my brakes due to heavy dust asap. Could you please advise whether it is really needed or there might be another way to get rid of this rust. Thanks!
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Anything wrong with my suspension on this picture?

I was told by my auto mechanic that there is a significant issue with my car - something is broken (no clue how to translate the name of this part into English). He sent me below images as a proof. I ...
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Is the 2KD engine manual gearbox compatible with a 1KD?

The car is a Hilux Vigo 4WD , manual transmission. Can I use a manual 5-gear gearbox that is designed for a 2.4L (2KD) engine with a 1KD 3.0L engine? A duplicate post of this question : https://...
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Aftermarket wheels - Dodge Grand Caravan

I own a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT. My wheel has been damaged beyond repair. I am not in a position to buy the OEM wheel. I know there are aftermarket wheels available that will do the job. My ...
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Shop preference for OEM parts, why?

A factory part breaks or wears out. Independant shops I have used insist on replacing with the same OEM part when reputable aftermarket parts are available at less cost. Given hard evidence of ...
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should I add a relay for headlight bulb

I own a suzuki gixxer. The stock configuration of headlight is 12V 35/35W. Now I've upgraded it to philips extreme vision which is 12V 60/55W. Since the new bulb are 2x watts of stock configuration ...
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Replacing vehicle springs with magnets

With a motorcycle or a car where the spring are separate from the shocks could I replace leaf or coil springs opposing poles of 2 magnets instead of the springs? What problems may it cause?
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New car AWD tire replacement

I have a 2016.5 Mazda CX5 AWD which have run 1900 miles till now. Right front tire got a nail puncture. The nail is at the corner of the tire. Tire replacement shop told as nail is at side tire cannot ...
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L100 John deere engine 17hp replace with 21hp?

Can a L100 John Deere 17hp engine be replaced with a John Deere 21hp engine?
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Reccomendations for non-HID LED headlight replacements?

I do a load of night driving during my commute, clocking 4 hours a day during the winter. I have been using the Sliverstar Ultra bulbs, but due to my night drives, I am blowing though a pair every 6 ...
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Replacing lost 2010 Hyundai Elantra Key

I've recently lost the key for a 2010 Hyundai Elantra of a friend that was parked at my house while they were out of town. I have the fob, but don't have the key itself. Is it possible to obtain a ...
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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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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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Having trouble finding socket and wiring harness for xb 2005 left blinker

So I recently ordered new headlights from O'reilly, and when I received them the blinker sockets did not come with them. I think I found the socket, but all the plugins I come across are for the main ...
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Tire Replacement - 30k mile, mechanic says its okay to only replace one?

We have a 2014 Toyota Corolla with a little under 30,000 miles. A few months ago some road debris resulted in a punctured tire (rear passenger side). We had the tire fixed, but found out that they ...
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What to take into account when looking for rims

I'm mostly an OEM kinda guy. But the original hubcaps on my Citroen BX are horrible from any point of view. I was thinking of replacing them with rims but I have no idea what I should be looking for. ...