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Jeep Grand Cherokee: what is this plate sticking out of the undercarriage

I'm looking to buy a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and during the visual inspection I noticed this plate sticking out of the undercarriage. Everything is more or less the same level on the undercarriage ...
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2016 Corolla LE Dented/Broken Beam Under Car

I've got a 2016 Toyota Corolla LE and a couple days ago I ran over a dead animal. Smaller than a deer, larger than an opossum, praying it wasn't a dog. The car in front of me that was going about 60 ...
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What should I do about metal strip sticking out from under car?

There is a thin strip of metal sticking out of the bottom of my car (2018 Camry). I'm not sure if it's part of the car that has come out of place, or something from the road that got stuck in the car. ...
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Hyundai Santa Fe rear underbody cover

I have rented Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in USA and today, while driving on a highway, I heard some weird sound. After examining the vehicle, I have found out, that the plastic cover under car, that is ...
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Accidentally removed the rubbery coating from the jack attachment point

I was changing tyres just now and since the current car (VW Caddy) it a bit longer than the old one I had to turn it around once to change the front wheels. Not paying attention at that moment, when I ...
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Rust Underneath Car: How Much is Too Much?

I'm thinking of buying a honda 2008. I've been looking around and found one that fits the bill. I spotted some rust on the underside of the car between the back wheels. I'm not sure if its ok for the ...
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Large rust hole in spare tire area. (Completely rusted through) How to fix?

This is a beater car and I'm not worried about fixing it "properly" really. Trying to spend minimal dollars on this. My main concern is keeping rats or bugs out of the car. Basically the car ...
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Car rattles when someone seats or go out of the car

My car rattles when someone seats in the back passenger or when I push down the car trunk. The sound is coming from the back portion of the car. Any idea what would be the problem? Car: Honda City ...
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vibration/right side shaking when driving past 60 kph, but only when accelerating

What seems to be the problem on my 2005 mazda 3. whenever I try to drive faster than 60kph and and accelerating, there seems to be a vibration that increases when I go faster, but it suddenly stops ...
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Will my exhaust pipe melt nearby plastic or PVC?

I am converting a van into a tiny home and want to mount my greywater tank in the undercarriage behind the rear axle. I'm worried about radiant heat from the exhaust pipe melting a plastic water tank ...
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Can I insulate my van's floor UNDER the bottom, in the undercarriage?

I recently bought a 2006 Ford E-350 which I am converting into a tiny home for full-time dwelling. My problem is once that I have about 2 inches of vertical clearance from the ceiling. My options are:...
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protect gas lines from corrosion?

'07 Cobalt, electric power steering, 50K miles Snow/slush/salt area. The car (new to us) hasn't had a lot of winter miles, so it's in not-too-bad condition. However, underneath today, I saw that ...
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Bottom of Impreza banged driveway apron

QUESTIONS: Could there be damage? What should I look for? What's under there that it could have hit? SHORT STORY: Bottom of car (like under where the front seats are) banged on a driveway apron ...
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Suggestions for refinishing suspension springs

Can anyone suggest a tried and tested method for refinishing suspension springs. The springs I have at the moment have shed their protective coating which I assume was some sort of powder coating? I'...