mickburkejnr
  • Member for 5 years, 7 months
  • Last seen more than 1 year ago
10 answers
33 votes
24k views
Is it safe to use a hydraulic jack as a stand? If not, why?
16 votes

No, I thought it could as well. One time I had a Corolla up in the air while I battled with a speedometer cable (which meant I was going in from the top of the car, underneath, and through the wheel ...

View answer
9 answers
11 votes
9k views
Are bad winter tires still better than summer tires in winter?
5 votes

Winter tyres won't really stop you skidding if you hit ice. That's not what they're meant for. Their compound is formulated to give better grip at lower temperatures and in wetter conditions (so rain ...

View answer
2 answers
1 votes
11k views
How to patch holes in the van floor?
4 votes

Cars and vans tend to have holes left in the body after the production process, and these are usually filled in with rubber grommits. It could be that your van is missing one of these, or as Mark ...

View answer
3 answers
2 votes
3k views
oil leak after oil change
1 votes

I would visually inspect the engine. Look at it from above, see if there's any fresh oil around the sides of the engine. Do the same from underneath the engine as well. While you're under it, try and ...

View answer
2 answers
7 votes
885 views
How To Remove The Alternator From A 1998 Toyota Corolla 1.3 4E-FE Engine?
Accepted answer
1 votes

After much messing about, research, cut hands and many a swear word I got it off. In the UK (where I'm from) something was recommended to me on another forum called Plus Gas. It's a penetration fluid,...

View answer
3 answers
11 votes
205k views
Horrific squealing when car is first turned on?
0 votes

Does the squeal ever come back? If so it could be a clutch release bearing. I had similar in my Corolla. Thought it was belts which were replaced and tightened. It wasn't until I changed out the ...

View answer
4 answers
3 votes
2k views
My car is sipping too much fuel
0 votes

Engine oil can have an affect on fuel consumption yes. The components in the engine require oil to run as efficiently as possible. Fresh oil allows the components to move freely, as it reduces the ...

View answer
5 answers
5 votes
2k views
How to unscrew my bolts to replace brake discs on Toyota Yaris?
0 votes

Having struggled with bolts on a 1998 Corolla, I know where you're coming from and destroyed many a bolt until I found out what to do. First thing is you should get hold of hex sockets, not the 12 ...

View answer