David Xu
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Car won't start, dies after jump
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Normally if alternator is good, car won't die even without battery. I suspect alternator. I suggest you to buy a battery charger and charge battery and buy a Solar BA7 tester to test how many CCA are ...

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Trim repair on a 2003 Ford Focus
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It looks it is held by plastic rivets. You may be able to get them from dealer. Dealer can certainly help you with the information and if you don't ask them to fix, it shouldn't cost you anything.

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Burnt oil smell when revving engine
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Could you smell it when you open engine hood? Normally when you change oil, some gets spilled on exhaust pipe in engine bay. They get hot when rpm goes up, hence the smell. I suggest using some ...

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What damage does a car suffer if not regularly used?
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If you do not let car sit for than 2 months, it is fine. No long term damage to car. When we talk about long term, 6 months is more appropriate. But you need a battery maintainer to charge the battery ...

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How do I finish my DIY, single-stage paint job to a gloss?
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Did you not spray a clear coat as the last coat? The glossyness comes from that layer.

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Motor oil going into the radiator and reservoir- Chrysler 300
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It could be like what the mechanic said and would not be too expensive to fix You only need to change the radiator. Now you have had overheating, which is an engine destroyer, and you heard knocking ...

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How to add Fog Lamps to Maruthi Suzuki Alto 800
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I suggest do not mess with it. Your model may have a smaller capacity alternator and this would upset the whole elctrical system and cause car break down. The foglight can add another 15% load to the ...

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How do I prevent bushing wear and what parts besides the suspension uses bushings?
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First you need to use factory control arm or your suspension problems will be on going due to parts being stressed at wrong angles. There are bushing press kits that presses in the bushings, so the ...

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Why does the power output peak and then drop as engine speed increases?
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The engine starts to consume more power in order to keep the piston and crank at high rpm due to higher friction associated with higher rpm.

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Is shifting to neutral on a decline more fuel efficient than keeping the gear engaged?
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Fuel consumption is only determined by how wide open the throttle body is, which is only determined by how depressed the gas pedal is. So there is no difference in you case.

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2004 Mercury Sable -Trouble with starting and stalling
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I'm under impression that vacuum leak causes poor idle but not kill engine. I suppose your problem is not an intermittent problem? If it is, then it is very hard to diagnose. If it is not, they could ...

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Smokey A/C from 07 Toyota Camry XLE
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You did not decribe the smoke. what colour? Smell? You can tell a lot from these details. Did you use heater or cooler? I suggest changing the a/c compressor. They are semi consumable and not ...

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Stubborn oil drain plug caused by hot oil?
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Heat actually makes bolts easier to remove. That's why you find mechanics often heat stuck bolts with butane torch. I don't know why, but it is routinely done.

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Headlights won't turn on & taillights won't turn off
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It won't turn off - Tells you the light switch is bad. Get a new one.

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How critical is a Serpentine belt replacement and is it worth $400
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Just do it yourself. It is a beginer's job. Parts only costs less than $100. Watch Youtube to learn. The belt is quite important as it powers everything from alternator to powersteering and could ...

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Is a PlastiDip paint job a viable alternative for a real paint job?
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Don't bother with dipping. Plastic can only last a few years under the sun's uv. real paint job last at least 10 years. No comparison.

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Mileage varies by driving at different speeds
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I'm pretty sure it is not due to aerodynamics. It has got to do with designed optimal engine rpm. Your 1.2L car is not really designed to run best at highway speed.

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My 2002 vw golf keeps dying?
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It is either the alternator that has problem or there is some lights or similar that are constantly draining the battery. If you don't know how to repair cars nor have a lot of money to fix cars, do ...

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My steering wheel wobbles between 60 - 80 mph
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You want to lift up the front end and shake the tyres horizontally and vertically. If there are any play, some suspension bushings or steering components need replacing. if there are play in any ...

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Honda Civic 2000 DX, Check Engine Light Becomes On but Does Not Give OBD Code
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CEL means engine is not burning properly and it could mean a dozen things. Even without OBD code, you could still solve the mystery by observing the symptoms. Normally symptom is more pronouced at ...

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Interpreting AC Delco's manufacturing date for car batteries
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It pays to get a Solar brand battery tester which uses a conductance test to evaluate how many CCA is left in your battery. That way you can decide when it is time to let go of the battery.

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Power steering doesn't turn on until gas pedal is depressed
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Many times it is not practical to find real cause. I can say with 80% certainty if you properly install another new pump, it should solve your problem. Buy one from autohausaz.com and watch Youtube to ...

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