atraudes
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What is a safe procedure for replacing a fuel filter on a 2000 Toyota Camry?
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I'll preface this with the caveat that I haven't replaced the fuel filter on this specific vehicle before, and my advice is based on experience with other cars. I do think it's good advice regardless. ...

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What type of Stero Cord / Port do I have here?
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It looks to be the connector to the external DSP, pictured below the stereo here. Specifically, the second and fourth ports from the left. The stereo should have included two 20' cables for these. ...

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Hood Unlatches but Won't Pop Up
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It sounds like there's a problem with the spring that pushes the hood up once the latch is released. On my XC90 it's on the inside of the hood, behind the grille somewhere. It may be mounted to the ...

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Is this normal (low area below front of 2002 Honda Odyssey)?
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Based on the shredded plastic and rust I'm seeing, it looks like someone scraped the bottom pretty good. If it's still operating fine and not leaking it's probably nothing to worry about, but have a ...

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What should I be looking for in a gas cap?
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Unless the price difference is outrageous, you're probably better off sticking with OEM. The reason being is that aftermarket caps (even by reputable brands) can leak, and based on what I remember ...

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Hot wiring 2002 C230
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This doesn't give you the answer you were looking for, but I'll post it here in case it gives you a desirable end result. They don't make it as easy as on other vehicles, but you can shift it into ...

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Surface rust on chassis - body shop or mechanic?
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I'd start making some calls to body and mechanic shops around you and find out who would be comfortable doing that. It's hard to absolutely say one or the other because this feels like an area that ...

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Broken off fuse in case
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If it's one of those large square-ish type fuses with the clear window on top for something like the alternator, it's probably screwed in at the bottom (out of sight). Check out this video (albeit for ...

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Will changing my transmission fluid cause problems?
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Sorry for the long response in advance. Transmission fluid changes are a hotly debated subject so there's a lot of information out there. This is my attempt to try to boil it down so you can make an ...

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Number of times you should refill and drain your cooling system to get pure water?
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You were probably hoping to not hear this, but it depends. Some engines simply have more twists and turns and possibly areas that don't see flow except under certain conditions or until the cooling ...

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minivan with 48000 miles needed front driveshaft replaced?
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It is a bit odd based on the mileage (in my experience they typically last 100k miles at minimum) but it's certainly possible that it was damaged instead of going bad. The boot could have been torn by ...

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Coolant leak 2006 Jeep Commander
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Other than coolant being a toxic substance that you'd be spreading around, no there isn't a specific reason you couldn't just keep refilling it. There is a risk involved, though. Either you'll forget ...

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2004 Kia Sedona 160000 miles Timing Belt Replacement
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Right off the bat, I would highly recommend visiting some forums dedicated to your make and model. Chances are there's a howto with common gotchas and recommendations specific to you. It seems like ...

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Cobalt problems
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Which sensors were replaced? If the downstream O2 sensor wasn't, it may need to be. If that's not the problem, it's probably as simple as it looks: the catalytic converter isn't performing up to snuff....

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My 2008 Hyunai Accent is misfiring on two cylinders, bad gas?
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The oil in the spark plug wells can absolutely cause misfires. Replace that valve cover gasket; my guess is it'll be problem solved. If not, no problem, it's certainly not wasted effort. Post back ...

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Extending oil change intervals by changing oil filter frequently
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You don't mention what kind of car you have so I can't verify they have a product for you, but MicroGreen oil filters are actually designed to do exactly this in addition to extending service ...

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Is it safe to mix Hyundai OEM coolant (green color) with Prestone Cor-guard 50/50 coolant (neon yellow)?
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If it's only slightly low (say, less than a half liter, conservatively), I'd just add some distilled water and call it good. You don't want to do this repeatedly between coolant flushes because you'll ...

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