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Why would my passenger door be filling with water?

Nissan Titan 2012 model the passenger side front door continues to fill with water even when it doesn't rain. Per research if the floor board was wet on the passenger side it would be a clogged drain ...
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Choosing replacement seals for trailer hubs?

How do you know what seal to use as a replacement for a trailer hub? When you replace the bearing it seems straightforward - the numbers on the existing bearing can be used to pick a new one. But ...
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JB Weld & Acid Battery Repair

Trying to repair a crack on plastic casing on a everstart 12 volt battery after trying to connect something to the right terminal that didn't fit properly. Did some research ans decided to give JB ...
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What is this material using between metal joints? using for cars

I'm looking at this material using between metal ... Used for cars, what is it and what is it called?
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Damaged bearing seal

I've damaged the crankshaft bearing seal while removing the crankshaft seal with a pick. See the pic, the worst part is the ~1 mm2 flap near the edge. What are the consequences of this and how can I ...
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Loose Windscreen seal strip 02 Honda Accord

I just noticed that on the top of my windscreen I can easily peel back the sealant strip across the entire width of the car and almost pull it out by hand. Is this a major issue? How easy is it to ...
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When should I suspect that valves are not sealing

I just lost an (old, 230K miles) engine with no compression in two cylinders. It had been drinking oil liberally for a while, but just prior to this failure, had begun seriously drinking oil (6QT per ...
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Who to hire to attach a weather seal?

I'm a decent shadetree mechanic but I think I've been defeated by a particularly tricky weather seal. I've destroyed two seals trying to put it on myself. What type of specialist should I go to for ...
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Can pressure caused by temperature cause ignition coils to unseat?

I've got a Rotax engine that looks like this from the top: The ignition coils look like this when removed: Recently two of the three ignition coils unseated after approximately 10 minutes of ...
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Resolving rubber window seal damage

The trim around my rear quarter window recently came into a disagreement with a pressure washer. At the very least replacing the damaged part requires removing the entire rear quarter window, ...
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Alternative to seal strips for crankshaft rear-end bearing cap/seal plate?

My engine uses a seal strip in the crankshaft's rear end bearing cap, which also holds the seal plate. But I don't have access to such seal strips...can I just use silicon gasket maker? Or wouldn't be ...
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Need to find out which type of radial shaft seal I have

I am repairing the coilover of a Yamaha XT600 2kf and I need to replace a radial shaft seal. Unfortunately I have not been able to identify the exact type of seal this is. I have only been able to ...
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1980-95 Ford Truck Power Steering hose seals

When changing the power steering hoses on my Ford truck power steering, the new hoses come with a wide teflon seal pre-installed on both ends. These are one time non-reusable seals, so if you ...
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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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What is “seal saver”?

I recently replaced the oil pump in my dad's 1990 Mazda b2200 only to find that after I replaced it it started leaking from the crankshaft seal. He took it in to a local mechanic who pulled everything ...
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Do you need to replace injector seals if they are removed from the intake?

Car is a Audi S5 2008, direct injection, 8 cyl. I will be removing the intake manifold to clean the intake ports of carbon. In the process, the fuel rail needs to be removed. The injectors aren't ...
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How to tell if a Subaru needs a main seal replacement

I was just told by the mechanic that I need a new main seal on a used car I just purchased: 2006 Subaru Forester 2.5XT turbo 139k miles. He said that he can see the oil when he looked under the car. ...
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Replacing Rack & Pinion Seal

I'm working on a 98 Honda Civic. I'm attempting to replace the inner seals. These are the seals which the steering rod rides on and which keeps the power steering fluid in check at that point. Here is ...
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How can I replace the perished seal around my rear lights on my BMW E46?

I realised today that the seal around the rear lights, where the drainage around the trunk runs over, has perished on both sides of my car. Right side is worse with a substantial gap missing. I ...
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Pranged bearing bracket on main driveshaft: can I drive the car?

My son took my wife's all-wheel CR-V down a rough road and bent one of the suspension brackets for the central drive shaft. The car was still movable, but made grinding noises as he drove the last few ...
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How to actually measure a T-Top on an IROC-Z

When GM built the 3rd Gen Camaro, they installed T-Tops in some of them. Others they contracted out to another company to have them installed. The problem is, the T-Tops the contracted company ...
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Safe way to drill through the engine bay firewall

I need to run cables through my firewall (the wall between the engine bay and the seating area) but I can't seem to find any factory placed holes to pull cables through. Now a lot of people told me ...
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Does Vaseline dissolve rubber?

Recently, someone suggested that I apply some vaseline to an O-ring connection to see if I can find a leak. I've read that oil-based lubricants, especially vaseline, can desolve rubber. It seems like ...
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Leaking Fuel Injector Seal

I recently had to remove the fuel injectors and fuel rail to clean out the EGR ports on my Honda Accord. The EGR port was all clogged up with carbon build up. I replaced all the old o-rings, cushion ...
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Conequences and remedies of a cam seal leak

2004 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport, Manual Transmission, 170000 miles, EJ251 SOHC A mechanic has told me that I have a leaking camshaft seal. I have a few questions. Background is that I had my head ...
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Glue to repair sliced door rubber molding seal?

I loaded some lumber to my SUV and it sliced the rubber seal/molding of the hatch door when I was either pushing it inside or pulling it out. Can I use some sort of glue to glue back together the ...
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Whistling noise from rear door

I've recently bought a 2005 Skoda Octavia (in Europe, if that matters) and I could use some help with pinpointing a source of a windlike whistling noise comming from the rear left door. The door has ...
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2005 toyota tundra double cab special edition - rear axle seal replacement

Is this vehicle safe to drive if needing a rear axle seal replaced? It is leaking and unsure what oil needs to go back in her ... appointment booked for next week, but wondering if its safe for use ...
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Extra door seal mod

I own a Citroen C1. It's a basic car, but one that is nice to modify and improve yourself. My car doors only have a single door weatherstrip to stop water getting in, the passenger side has begun to ...
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When to Use a Sleeve 'N' Seal?

A Sleeve N Seal is a thin-walled metal ring ~1" deep with an accompanying tube of "seal". It comes with some timing cover gasket sets. To install it, you heat the ring up in the oven on 500 degrees ...
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Replace shaft seal in power steering pump [closed]

I want to replace the shaft seal (4th element on the schematic) in my power steering pump. My question is: How do I remove triangular element of power steering pump? Thanks.
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Leaking axle bearings

In my Bronco, the 9" rear axle has the tapered roller bearings and has started leaking. With these bearings (Timken Set 20) is there supposed to be an inner axle seal? I have just been using the ones ...