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i'd recommend checking the level on the dip stick, a little over wont hurt. but ultimately the correct answer is to drain the oil to the correct level.


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Because this piece of plastic is supposed to fracture when the airbag deploys, as @Mauro says, it is an extremely bad idea to try and repair it. Repairing it will change the piece's behavior when the airbag deploys, and could lead to greater driver injury. Either leave it as it is, or replace it either with a new piece sourced from the dealer, or (second ...


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Check what Paulster2 said and if that doesn't fix the problem it could be the bearings in the AC clutch..... spray some WD-40 in there and if the problem lessens, then it's a good sign the clutch needs replacement. The WD-40 won't be a fix. Good luck.


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Usually it will either be the belt is slipping on the AC pulley because the serpentine belt is worn out, the tensioner pulley is no longer providing the amount of tension on the serpentine belt, or the belt needs adjustment. You can try belt replacement first or check the tensioner to see if it is where it should be (a lot of them have a gauge to show where ...


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Maybe most importantly the battery performance degrades as its temperature drops. So, lower battery output combined with a cold engine, thicker oil etc and the starting task is much harder...


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The short answer is no. Revving the engine in neutral (if the car will allow you to do so) will cause no damage. Most Hybrids I have driven will only start the engine if you fully depress the accelerator in neutral. Even when you do this, the engine is only ticking over and wont rev higher unless it is under load.


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I am pretty sure the spark plug is broken but I am not sure That's almost certainly the issue. Replace the spark plug and try again, if the problem is fixed, you're all set. If not, then there are more things to check: The ignition coil, on this vehicle I believe it's located above the spark plug. Try swapping two of them and see if the problem follows. ...


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I wouldn't touch the odometer. The rule I always subscribe to is that the odometer measures how far the chassis has rolled. Otherwise a person could go mad trying to figure out which repairs/replacements should reset the clock. (Obviously not tires or wheels, but wheel bearings? Axles/driveshaft? Transmission/differential? etc...) It also makes sense when ...


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I've never replaced an odometer when replacing an engine. What I will do, however, is make a note in the cars documentation that the engine was replaced at xxx,000 miles with a new/refurbished engine with xx,000 miles. I also keep all the receipts of any ancillary parts replaced at the same time (tensioners, water pumps, etc), so that a new buyer can see ...


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You're probably better off not replacing the odometer. You will need to keep accurate track of how far the car has been driven in total, so if you were to later sell your car without disclosing that the actual mileage is the new odometer reading + 220k miles, you could be found guilty of fraud. You certainly don't have to replace the odometer, and it will ...


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Short answer, yes this will be fine, however there will be some Voltage Drop, which likely won't effect the light output. Calculating the voltage drop of these wires comes out be around 15% drop over the wires. This is because in truth that wire gauge is not Ideal for 26 amps. However, in free air (chassis type wiring), where the cable is not bundled up ...


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There are a number of places oil can leak. Losing that much oil sounds like like it is certainly an oil leak and unlikely due to blow-by. If you are not confident in diagnosing and replacing seals yourself you will need a mechanic to do this. Look under and around the engine for places that look gunked up/really dirty, this will be the area the oil is ...


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