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Did my dealership screw up the 140k mile maintenance on my 2010 Toyota RAV4 and what options do I have?

UPDATE3: See below. TL;DR They found the problem. They say the plastic guides on the timing chain came loose and jammed the timing chain, making it seem like the engine seized. $3,100 repair. Don't ...
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Ford 4600 diesel tractor

I have a Ford 4600 tractor (3 cylinder diesel) that I have had for a few years. I have replaced the starter, alternator, cleaned up the contacts, changed parts of the electrical system, etc and ...
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Car barely starts - low oil? Too late to fix or not?

i think i have a probleem with my engine (Toyota Estima with 350.000km). It would not start, i just hear a single click. The battery is fine. I checked oil, and the oil is low. I tried starting the ...
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Is my engine seized?

I have Bajaj 100cc bike..today, it stopped all of a sudden and the kicker got jammed. I later realized it ran on low engine oil. What will be possible damage? i can able to toe the bike as there is no ...
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Rear brake cylinder's piston “really” stuck: how to remove it?

The rear brakes in my hobby car are drums type. One of its brake cylinders have one of the pistons "really" stuck: it won't move by hydraulic force by pressing the brakes pedal; it won't move by ...
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The nut embedded in the front top strut mount is spinning with the bolt. What are my options for getting it out?

I'm replacing the front suspension on an Volkswagen MK5 GTi. There's three bolts which secure the top strut mount to the engine chasis. I've removed two of them, but the third one is spinning ...
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Is it really impossible to fix a seized engine?

I had an engine seizure that happened while I was driving the car: it ran low on oil and suddenly the engine stopped working (with a bit of smoke). Now after being towed, I have left the car (and ...
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Rear wheels suddenly locked up on '07 Hyundai Accent

The rear wheels on our '07 Hyundai Accent hatchback have locked up. This morning we got in the car, and when my girlfriend took off the parking break there was a strange thunk. As we began to drive ...
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Engine failure due to turbocharger replaced

My logan car has a faulty turbocharger when i was go to repair engine that time engine sound was a smooth but when mecanic replace turbocharger with fitting chines turbo cor then after few km engine ...
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Manual Trans Stuck Gear Shifter

My 2006 Toyota Matrix w/185k miles transmission failed while I was driving and the most unique symptom is that the gear shift won't move at all anymore. Not only can I not put it into any gear while ...
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Rebuilding an engine: pistons installed, crank rotation “very” stiff

As I'm assembling my engine back (Skoda Estelle 120, 70s, RWD, rear mounted engine) I have the following issue: installed crankshaft, camshaft and distribution chain, torqued as manual recommends, it ...
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Starting a 2 stroke jet boat after several years

The parents in law gave me a jet boat, it hasn't been started in 5 years. The boat resided in NH on a trailer on their yard for 5 years, so it has seen freezing temperatures frequently. From what I ...
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How do you un-seize an engine?

I have an older engine that is seized. It is a 1953 Desoto Hemi. How can I un-seize it? I have sprayed Sea Foam Deep Creep down the plugs and let sit for weeks. As well as transmission fluid. To no ...