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Can you retighten timing chain cover without redoing RTV?

I'm working on the timing chain cover for my 2002 Ford Escape.. Here is the bolt pattern (each goes to 18 ft lbs). I will refer to each bolt by its position in the bolt pattern. I need to take off ...
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Park/marker lamps won't turn off

A few days ago, my Starcraft Allstar minibus, built on a 2012 Ford E-350 cutaway, started having a problem that the park/marker lamps never turn off. I was originally informed of the issue by another ...
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Cleaning head bolt shafts

I am about to put my two cylinder heads back in and did some preliminary finger fitting of a bolt in every one of the 16 shafts to make sure it goes in smoothly, i.e. no gunk/debris impeding the fit. ...
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How can I charge a depleted motorcycle battery?

I left my motorcycle too long without using it and now it won't start. The last time it happened I brought the bike to a shop, and they were like there is nothing wrong with your bike, it's just out ...
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Dropped a rubber stopper in the engine bay of new vehicle

I recently bought a 2022 Chevy Equinox and cracked the hood for the first time. While doing so I mistakenly forced a hood rubber stopper loose, that fell somewhere in the engine bay. I looked around ...
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2003 Toyota Camry Seat won't move back into upright position

My 2003 Toyota Camry seat is having issues where if you tilt for the seat to lean back it goes but when you tilt for the seat to return to an upright position it won't go. All I hear is the motor when ...
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PDR glue removal taking flecks of paint with it. Any way to avoid?

I've got a 34 year old car. I bought a PDR kit to remove some minor dents. It's working but removing the glue is taking a few flecks of paint with it. Is this to do with the age of the car? Or is ...
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My 2004 manual Renault Clio is not going above 30 kmh and sometimes goes to 60 kmh

Okay so this happens like almost every summer/ spring . My car suddenly won't move. I can shift gears normally . It just won't go past 30 kmh or 60 kmh and if it goes it starts to slow down and not ...
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Car runs great until shut off then runs bad until shut off again

2008 dodge Avenger 3.5L 140,000 miles. Car runs great for however long I’ll run it for, until I shut it off for 5 to 15 minutes after it’s up to temp, then if I start it, it runs like shit, Has a ...
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amber diesel fuel

Diesel fuel, initially of green-yeallowish, cider colour, stored outside in clear containers where the early sun reached it (my bad). During one month of storage it has now turned amber, cognac colour....
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Misfiring after changing spark plugs

2016 WRX Stage 1+BIGSF intake Dealing with a very annoying issue I CANNOT seem to figure out. Recently I've been tuning my car and figured changing the spark plugs would be a good idea. Ever since I ...
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My 2007 BMW 328i want start/crank

I am having a problem with my 2007 BMW 328i it will not crank/start but the lights and everything is working. I changed the fuses, starter, radiator, put a new battery in it, and a relay switch. and ...
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Run car with exhaust hole without O2 sensor?

I tried starting my car yesterday but it struggled to start and ran really rough like it was struggling to get any fuel. It's not a fuel problem cause I could smell the rich mixture been output from ...
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What is this vehicle?

I just took a picture of this on my way home. I'm a long time car enthusiast, I've raced legally in several formats, I'm a big time 4wd enthusiast, Moab and very technical trails in Colorado for ...
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I need to take my motor mount off. I don't have a jack. So can can I take off that mount to get to my alternator pulley without dropping the motor?

I have a 2006 Chevy Malibu 2.2 Ecotech. I can't loosen that pulley unless I take off that motor mount that's in the way.I don't have a jack so. Can I successfully remove the motor mount then put on ...
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How do I remove all this silicone on my used vehicle?

3 weeks ago I bought a used 2009 Camry le last week the engine light came on and the reading said change ignition coils and spark plugs im pretty handy watched a video and ordered the plugs and coils ...
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What could have caused 1 brake pad to wear down to metal while my other 3 pads are ~50% used?

I just paid $400 to replace the front brake pads and rotors on a 2011 Honda Pilot. Here is what the 4 brake pads look like: 3 are in great shape--maybe 50% usage?--and 1 is down to the metal, and I ...
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Paint codes are approximate?

I recently took my 2019 F-150 to a detailer to have a scratch touched up. The truck is plain white. When it comes back the place where the scratch was is clearly visible because the paint used by the ...
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Is it OK to run a new wire directly from the alternator to the battery?

The battery is not charging, and when I use an ohms meter between the alternator output terminal and the battery +, I read 7.5 ohms. When the motor is running I see 14.45v between the alternator ...
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Can an insurance company deny repairs after an accident because of rust underneath?

My husbanded was rear ended on the express way. Went in for repairs..fixed the outer part of the car. Once I drove it off there lot it sounded like the wheel was coming off. I took it back, they ...
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2010 Toyota FJ cruiser Transmission shudder

I have a 2010 Toyota FJ cruiser. Has about 250k miles. I noticed a shudder at about 35-40 miles an hour as well as at 55-60 mph. Took it to Toyota dealership and was told it was the transmission and I ...
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Low Idle RPM speed when engine is warm/hot

I drive a Toyota Landcruiser URJ202 (1URFE engine) model year 2012 and I have been having this low idle RPM (500rpm when a/c pump is off) when the engine is hot. No check engine light & fault ...
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Is it okay for a hydraulic chain tensioner to clack? - Video

2002 Ford Escape V6 400,000 miles This video should explain what I'm trying to say. In the video the chain tensioners are in the top left and top center of the screen and you can really see what I'm ...
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No sound when turning ignition unless wait 30min

I have Toyota Solara 2005. Today when I turn on ignition, no sound. No cranking noise. But after like 30min, I can turn it on and engine started. I drove home and tried to turn again, dead. No sound. ...
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What are these metal pieces on the roof?

My 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric got 2 of those on the roof: I can't find anything on internet about what it is since I don't know the name and what to look for on Google. So what's the name? What's the ...
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What is this the sway bar link? 2012 Ford Fusion

Doing some google searches for this, I think this is the sway bar link for a 2012 Ford Fusion. I noticed it doing an oil change on my car. Can anyone confirm? If it is, is it best practice to ...
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What can cause perfect holes in brake rotors?

Talking about non perforated brake rotors, on a VW gol, today it appeared to have 2 perfect small holes, which don't seem to align with anything. It seems to be corrosion, but the interesting fact is ...
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited turn signals and emergency flashers not working

I have replaced the relay in the dash. Also replaced the combination lever on the steering wheel and also put brand new tail lights in with new bulb sockets and lights. Nothing works. Another problem ...
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Torque for engine mount stud

I replaced the upper engine mount for my 2000 Saturn SL2. The mount is attached via three nuts to studs in the engine block. While removing the old mount, one of the studs unscrewed instead of the ...
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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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What does this ground cable connect to?

so i was filming for youtube and came across this random ground wire that wasn't bolted to anything, it's on a '99 jeep wrangler TJ, any of y'all know where this goes?
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Front end clunk and resistance on 2003 Honda Civic

We have a 2003 Honda Civic that was parked outside uncovered for 2-3 years. I got it up and running but when driving there is now a "clunk" from the front end and the car slows down a bit ...
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Are there any hazards spraying de-Icing fluid on the windscreen?

I have recently moved to a colder part of the country where temperatures below -10°C are quite normal. So far I have observed that people only use ice scrapers. Though I spray de-icing fluid on my ...
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Removing rusted partially broken engine fasteners

This is the flange plate on one of my catalytic converters AKA exhaust manifolds where it joins the exhaust pipe. Before they broke off, the studs looked something like this, the driver head was ...
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12v coolant pump powered from leisure battery and starter battery. HOW?

OK so I am trying to figure out final component of my camper electrical system and I have found I am stepping beyond the scope of "connect A to B" etc. I have a diesel water heater with an ...
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2010 automatic Renault clio won't turn over

I was driving my 2010 automatic clio the other day the car wouldn't change up from 1st to 2nd gear so I pulled over and stopped the car but it wouldn't turn over again and a "check gearbox" ...
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2016 Jeep Compass Transmission Issue- cannot be replicated by dealership?

I purchased a certified pre-owned 2016 Jeep Compass back in Dec. 2017 from a large Jeep dealership. In April 2018, while on a 3 hour trip, the car would not accelerate past 30mph on an expressway-...
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My fuel gauge is not reading my fuel level accurately

1998 suburban c1500 replaced fuel gauge with a known working gauge, installed a new fuel pump assembly. when you turn the key on the gauge jumps like normal and truck runs great what can i check next?
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Why is the exterior paint of my truck not coming out matte rather than shiny after buffing it with a buffer

Why is my truck not coming out shiny after buffing it with a buffer Instead it looks door or like a matte finish
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Truck is overheating only while idling

My Problem 2011 Chevrolet Truck Silverado 1500 WT 2WD 4.3L FI OHV 6cyl is overheating while idling. It takes about 2-3 mins, so drive thrus and multiple red lights back to back are the main culprits. ...
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2000 Ford Focus zetec no idle after engine mount failure

I’ve been working on a friends 2000 Ford Focus/Zetec engine, he had his motor mount fail on him while driving which he fortunately stopped driving, after inspection I noticed that the engine had ...
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Foggy wind shield

I own a Hyundai i10 Sportz Grand (India). For some reason my frontside windshield appears foggy with some weird spots in them. This is especially problematic when I drive at night or when it rains the ...
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I have a 2012 dodge journey and the a/c has to always be on and I wrecked the a/c condenser and radiator what do I need to refill for the a/c to work

I'm trying to fix my 2012 dodge journey I hit a boar and dented the radiator, the radiator fan, and a/c condenser all of the fluids drained out on the count of the crash and I'm trying to fix the a/c ...
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Coolant loss on VW, no visible leaks, no combustion leak detected

My 2006 VW Passat 2.0T is losing coolant in the past few months. I have added 2qt distilled water for a 7.6qt system. Less than 1000 miles driven. No visible leaks. No combustion leak detected (...
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No cold air - AC Compressor clutch engage with LP side 0 psi

No cold air AC Compressor clutch is engaged Low pressure is "0" tried to add Freon and immediately jumps to 150 psi relieve pressure and again immediately back to 0 with clutch still engaged ...
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Is there any reason that arming a car alarm honks or is it a holdover from the days when only luxury cars had alarms?

It used to be that only luxury cars had alarms. It was a status symbol to arm your car alarm. it let others know you were better than them. But nowadays every car has a car alarm. What is the purpose ...
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My (manual) transmission won't engage any gear 1 day after escaping bog

I ended up driving my front wheel drive manual sedan down a road meant for 4wd's due to inadequate signage (and poor judgement on my part). I saw a river and stopped before it, unfortunately the road ...
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2007 Cadillac CTS Transmission issue?

My car is starting fine and then drives great for about 15 -30 minutes or so Then it goes out of gear I guess because it won’t drive? I step on the gas and it just revs. What could this be? I changed ...
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2004 Honda Civic OverHeating (Lots of Details and Pics to Help Diagnose)

I have a 2004 Honda Civic thats new to me and just started overheating. I first noticed a month or two after I bought it...I was idling in park for 45min or so when I noticed steam coming from the ...
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2010 Ford Ranger 4.0 manual clutch problem

I took out my Ranger and on 2d gear my clutch suddenly dropped and had no pressure and then I had to take it home in 1st gear as it’s not shifting gear when in start. So I thought it’s the clutch ...
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