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How to recharge my A/C
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First, a word of warning. To do it right (and not waste expensive refrigerant, or risk ruining your A/C compressor), you'll have to get a few pieces of equipment. If you're just going to do this ...

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Previous owner removed the entire parking brake system on my car, what are my options?
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I don't think you'll have much luck trying to use other cars' brake systems. Here's what a parking brake system generally consists of: Handle A splitter to split the one handle into two cables The ...

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Clicking sound when trying to start
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What's making the clicking Although there might be other things going on, due to the symptoms, its probably the starter solenoid. When your key turns in the ignition, it completes a relatively light ...

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Subaru Forester - Timing Belt
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Yes, that should fit O'Reilly's compatibility chart for the Gates TCK304 shows your vehicle under the compatible vehicles. In addition, Amazon's compatibility seems to say the same thing. Are you ...

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How to know if the spark plug or the ignition coil needs to be replaced
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To test the coil, as you said there's only one cylinder that isn't working, just switch the coils of two cylinders. For the spark plugs, again you'll just switch two if you want to test one against ...

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Can I fix the power seat in my ML430 myself?
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Is your airbag warning light on? Especially if it is, you should check under the seat to see if any cables are unplugged - it could be as simple as that. There are also two 30amp fuses UNDER the ...

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Dodge Caravan headlights; 1 on with running lights, other on with headlights
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My Ride: Dodge 2002 Grand Caravan Sport I just fixed this problem on my car. Take off the FCM (Front Control Module) This is the metal box directly in front of the fuse center, next to the battery. ...

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Car jerks intermittently - Corolla 2007
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This could be either a drive problem, or an engine problem. One easy check for whether it's a transmission problem is to put it in neutral, and see if the problem continues. If it does (stays ...

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Oil draining out shortly after turbo hose detached/broke
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I don't know enough about turbos to speculate on why this might make the engine burn oil (which yours did). The decision to drive it back home was likely fine. At worst, you've taken a bit off the ...

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Ford Mondeo 2014 Mk4 Headlamp fuse/relay location
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It's not unheard of to have both headlamps fail within a short time of each other. After all, they're running for the same amount of time. I'd probably just try replacing the bulbs -- worst case, it ...

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Will an off-center steering wheel be corrected in an alignment visit?
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The alignment checks are for your tires relative to each other -- they'll make sure both tires are pointing the same direction at the same time. They don't check whether your steering wheel is ...

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Squeaking car window
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It could be one of three things: Your window glass rubbing on the rubber (not a big deal, but sometimes hard to get to go away). If it's the glass rubbing on the rubber, just try cleaning your ...

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1996 Ford E350 (5.8L) Mass Air Flow Sensor - where is it?
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Well, it turns out that the 1996 Ford E350 doesn't have a Mass Air Flow sensor - hence the trouble finding it :-) Instead, it has a MAP (Manifold Absolute Pressure) sensor, which looks like this: ...

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Brakes don't seem to start catching till very low down 2004 Honda Civic lx
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I'd suggest you Fill up with brake fluid. If you're low on brake fluid, then air can easily get into your brake lines, causing this problem. Bleed the brakes. Sometimes the brake lines can get air ...

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2004 Crown Victoria
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Don't start the car! From what you said, it sounds like they might not have put the plug in all the way. This is pretty easy to fix, but you might contact them, as it sounds like it's their fault, ...

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Leaving a car outdoors in very cold weather
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Greetings from another Minnesotan! For the most part, cars are designed to be able to take weather conditions, so I personally wouldn't be too worried. There are a few things to watch out for in ...

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My stereo lost power
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You likely have a blown fuse. The interior fuse panel on the 2002 Mustang is under the dash on the drivers side, to the left of the steering column. Number 27 in the diagram is your best bet.

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Dodge Ram engine stopped when making right turn
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Don't overfill your tank, but I'm 99% sure that's not it. The tank's in the rear of the car and all an overfilled tank could do is leak, which in the rear wouldn't cause this by any means. Maybe some ...

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How to program a transponder key of a 2000 Toyota Sienna
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There's an easy way to add a new key to the computer, as designed by the manufacturer. This information has been taken from this site -- all credit there. Start with key out of the ignition, ...

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No compression on my two stroke
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Turns out in my case it wasn't the piston rings: it was the piston itself. We'd been running it too hot for too long, and the piston blew a hole in the top. Could have also been the spark plug if we ...

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Engine mount bolts not lining up
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There is a piece often referred to as a dog bone in the engine compartment. It's actually the pitch stop mount, bolted to the firewall and the engine (mount? I don't have the car in front of me right ...

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Shaking steering wheel while turning, squealing. Power steering?
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Turns out it was the accessory belt. It was a small enough problem that I just ignored it until one day I heard a snap, and no longer had power steering (belt broke). Replaced the belt, tightened it ...

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heater not not working
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There are a few things that could cause no heat to be coming from the vents. I'm a true believer in checking the easiest options first, so I've ordered these in that order. The blower isn't working ...

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I have a 1985 Ford F-150 so my starter will spin but won’t engage what would be my problem
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Like Moab noted in the comments, that means that you need a new starter. Thankfully those aren't too hard to replace, especially on a car (truck) of that age.

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2009 Mini JCW low oil does this cause carbon build up?
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You noted that the mechanics noticed a lot of carbon buildup. That might be a symptom of another problem, or that might just be your problem to start with. Try getting some Seafoam and running that. ...

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A/C relay bypassed with jumper, compressor turned on but clutch quickly got hot and smelly
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To me, this sounds like your clutch, which is lucky because that's a (pretty) easy thing to replace (you don't generally have to replace the compressor at the same time, and therefore won't have to ...

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Which AC temperature gets rid of the fog
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Turn on your A/C, and turn up the heat. Dry air will absorb the moisture from your windshield faster than moist air (obviously), and hot air can hold more water, so heating up the air will allow it ...

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Can I bend an exhaust flex pipe?
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There are a couple hack-y fixes for exhaust problems, especially since the exhaust system isn't a crucial part of the car and the world won't fall apart if it breaks again. Personally, I've never ...

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My scooter died yesterday on my way home from work
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As Solar Mike pointed out in the comments, this sounds a lot like a clogged carburetor. If the fuel jets are clogged, the fuel/air mixture will be too lean, which sounds like the problem you're ...

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