john D.
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Normal to leave nail in tire after a flat?
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No, that is not normal. It needs to be removed and the hole should be patched from the inside. Sealants or plugs are not usually a recommended fix.

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Does R-134A refrigerant normally have oil (liquid at room temperature) in it?
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Yes there is oil in the system to keep the compressor lubricated. It is carried throughout the system in the refrigerant. It is usually added in when the system is charged.

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Proper way to install a U-Joint
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Usually install the zerks so they are accessible first, then lined up where they can be greased at the same time (at the same angle). I think most u-joints have two zerks at 180 degrees so they ...

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Which of these parts can protect my gasoline from theft?
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You could take the screw out of the center of the knob. Remove it, then put it on only to shut off or turn on the fuel.

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Should I apply grease to my trailer hook?
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besides the fact that the grease will be messy and get all over everything, the only reason I have seen is that sometimes grease or anti-seize can interfere with a ground connection if there isn't a ...

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How to Remove Stripped Hex Bolts
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I can't tell from the picture, but if the bolt heads are accessable, you could grab them with a good set of vise grips and get them loose. Easy outs may be tough his situation because the hole in the ...

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2003 chchevorlet S-10 pickup truck
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You may want to jack it up and check the brakes and look to see if the fluid is coming from the brakes. It would be on the tire or the wheel on the inside. Look it over and try to pinpoint the origin ...

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how to start a semi?
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Should start similar to a car. There may be a push button to start, but most trucks don't have that anymore. The knob marked tractor will release the brakes as soon as their pressure builds up to ...

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Easiest way to disable the A/C compressor
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If there is a seperate fuse or relay for the compressor, then you could remove either. There should be an electrical connector near the compressor that could be unplugged, or you could cut the belt ...

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Terracan 2.9 crdi 2004 won't start
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I would assume that the drl is either a relay or a circuit breaker for the running lights. You may have either a short circuit (which would cause a circuit breaker to open) or a broken or loose cable ...

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AC Compressor running but no cold air?
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I am assuming that you only had a gauge on the low side. When you unplugged the jumper, the pressure from the high pressure side was able to flow back over to the low side. This caused your pressure ...

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How to diagnose if sporadic turn signal functioning is signal flasher or signal combo switch?
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If you are lucky, there is a separate flasher for the emergency flashers that uses a similar relay. If so, just swap them and see if the issue is fixed. Or you may swap one from another car, just to ...

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Door lock sticks in the winter
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I would try to lubricate the door lock mechanism and linkages. You probably have to remove the inner door panel to get to it all. Also, lube the actual lock with tri flow or a dry ptfe type lube.

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What is causing my starter to arc?
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It sounds like either the solenoid or the starter are wired up incorrectly. If the signal wire to the starter is connected to 12v, then the starter will turn. Double check your solenoid wiring to be ...

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Electrical - Low beams out, high beams still work
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When you say power to all terminals, do you mean all three? You need a ground connection to complete the circuit so the light will turn on. You should have two filaments in each bulb. Both filaments ...

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faint whining sound coming from air conditioner
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It sounds like normal operation of the compressor for the a/c. It is run by a belt from the engine. It is normal for it to cycle on and off while the a/c is on or while the defrost is on. As long as ...

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Grease on wheel bolts or not?
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I would be more likely to use an anti-sieze type of grease on studs or bolts that are more prone to rust. I think that the conical mating surfaces of the nut / wheel provide the friction to keep the ...

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What could be causing battery drain on a 2009 Honda Pilot?
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an easy way to check current draw without an amp meter or any tools: go to the car after dark. pull and replace each of the fuses, 1 at a time. Watch for any kind of spark. If there is a spark then ...

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Given the following scenario, what type of engine (diesel or petrol) allows for greater acceleration and/or top speed?
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Gas engines are capable of much higher rpm than diesels, so your top speed with gas would be higher. I don't think if it is possible to build equivalent gas and diesel engines that have similar weight ...

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Cannot pull a "deep" vacuum on AC system
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Probably a small leak at a hose fitting or something similar. I think the easiest way to check would be to fill with nitrogen and check for leaks with soapy water sprayed on all joints and ...

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What alternator failure modes create excess drag without making allot of noise?
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The bearings inside could be going bad and cause some load,but normally there would be some squeaking or grinding sounds. There could be some mechanical load produced by a large electrical load on the ...

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Weird starting and not starting for my 2005 Kia Sedona
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I would clean and tighten starter and battery connections. A load test of the starter would be the next thing to do.

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Boat Not Getting Power to the Starter Motor
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If your problem is the lanyard, you should be able to disconnect the wires from it to test. It looks like it is in parrallel to the stop switch and should function the same electrically as the stop ...

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Patch A/C condenser?
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I think that it would be best to replace it, they are not expensive for aftermarket parts. A good used one would be better than patching it. For best results, you will need to pull a good vacuum on ...

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