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Warm white LED lamp recommendations?
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It really doesn't matter what the package says for color temp because those numbers are usually wrong. Recent testing by the SAE showed that most LED mfgrs color and lumen numbers are way off---no ...

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is it warming up the engine for a short period of time a good thing or bad?
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For a late model car, you want to start it, buckle up, turn on the heater, radio and then drive with a light foot. Warming up a late model car warms the coolant, but not the oil. The fastest way to ...

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Replacement AGM battery for 2007 Ford Fusion
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While an AGM battery can better handle deep discharges, it only recovers properly if the vehicle's charging system was designed for an AGM battery. If yours came with a flooded lead acid battery, I ...

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What to look for when buying an OBD-II scanner?
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You want a scan tool that has live data, reads P, C, U, and B codes. If cost effective, you want it to read enhanced manufacturer specific codes. It should also have bi-directional capabilities. ...

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Brakes messed up after service
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Find another shop. Any shop that would replace an ABS sensor and release the vehicle knowing that teeth were missing from the ring is a shop that doesn't know what they're doing.

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Ford Fiesta check engine light
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When the warning light is on, a trouble code is stored in the computer. There are well over 800 possible trouble codes so it's impossible for us to guess which one is stored in your computer. You'll ...

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2002 Silverado 4.3l wiring question, MAF sensor and water temp sensor throwing intermittent codes
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That's usually a break in the wiring harness to the MAF sensor. Pretty common actually. Disconnect electrical connector to MAF. Key in RUN position. Check for battery voltage on Pink wire. If you see ...

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Can you diy a four wheel alignment?
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You can set toe on front and back and camber. But you can't measure or set thrust line or SAI angle. So all four wheels could be straight but not aligned to the thrust line of the vehicle and it would ...

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P171 Bank 1 running too lean - 2006 Mercury Milan
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Since you have a scan tool, check the fuel trims to see if the ECM is adding fuel to compensate for a vacuum leak. ECM can add up to 25% more fuel, which would indicate a fairly large leak in the ...

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2007 Nissan Sentra Battery Fusible link keeps blowing
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A fusible link is really no different than a fuse. If it blows immediately on start up, you have a dead short to ground somewhere in that circuit. If it blows after some time, it's due to excessive ...

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When spraying anti bacterial agent into the Ac, do you need to remove your pollen filter?
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Spraying an antibacterial into the system will help a bit, but it's not the best way to correct the problem. But to answer your question, yes, remove the pollen filter first.

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2011 1.2 Fiesta a/c not cool & temperature light
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So you got a high temp light while waiting in drive thru, right? And then AC went off. That's normal. The question is why it overheated. Start by checking coolant level and condition. Then check ...

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Brake pads Discs rotation
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Did they say rotate your discs or did they say "turn" your discs. Turning means machining.

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2007 honda odyssey starts in neutral but not park
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That the sign of a bad park/neutral switch.Find out where it is on you car and replace it.

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1999 Malibu Braking System
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Did you let the master cylinder run dry during the caliper replacement? If so, you'll have to bench bleed the M/C. You may also have to perform an ABS bleed procedure. After you installed the new ...

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Hyundai can't remove key
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Hyundai makes lots of different models. Do a search for shift interlock problems on your year, make, model. That's what the system is called.

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How are winter tyres different from normal tyres?
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Driving on winter tires in summer will wear them out MUCH faster. Winter tires are a different rubber compound that shouldn't be used in temps that are consistently above 40°

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Braking with a 2002 chevy avalanche
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Sounds like false ABS activation. Pretty common on these vehicles. See this post on false ABS on GM vehicles.

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Engine Stalls after Filling up
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This is a classic symptom of EVAP system failure. EVAP system stores fuel vapor during fueling and then burns it when you start the engine. It your check engine light on? If so, chances are you have a ...

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1986 Dodge B van, 5.2L, heated air intake, replace, leave, or remove?
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You can find a replacement for the corrugated tubing at just about any auto parts stove. Some car makers called it a stove heater tube. When you start the engine in cold weather, the diverter valve in ...

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Is it time to replace the compressor clutch on my 2008 Mazda3?
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IF the gauge is in the red when this happens, it's no the clutch. The high pressure switch is preventing the compressor from engaging. Fix the high pressure problem first.

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hissing pedal when pressed, pedal to the floor no stop at low speed,no fluid loss
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Hissing from the booster is the rear seal. I'm not aware of anybody that sells just that seal. Plus, you have to remove the master cylinder and booster to disassemble the booster just to install the ...

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My new Oxygen Sensor package does not include copper anti-seize
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Did you check the thread? MAny new sensors come with the anti-seize already applied. Copper with glass beads is best, but nickel is better than nothing.

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Is it possible for an oxygen sensor spacer to cause a car to stall?
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Well, they ARE used by the ECU, but only to test the efficiency of the cat converter. They don't control air/fuel mixture tho. That's controlled by the upstream O2 sensors. So you've got some other ...

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oil change in Toyota Corolla 2011
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0W-20 is the recommendation from Toyota. Right in your owner's manual. 5W-20 if 0W-20 isn't available

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car needing a jump if it sits for a few days without cranking it
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Perform a battery drain test.

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Had A flat Tire found a red ring inside of stem
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It's an O-ring to seal the cap to the valve stem. It belongs inside the cap. If you crank the cap on too tight, you force it into the valve core area. Just remove it and shove it back into the cap

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engine cleaner - sold cleaner by local garage worth it
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It depends on the engine. If you have gasoline direct injection, using an upper engine cleaner every 30K miles can reduce carbon buildup on the valves. If you don't have direct injection and the ...

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brake pad material?
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[Here's everything y][1]ou'd ever want to know about brake pads. It's up to date and accurate. http://ricksfreeautorepairadvice.com/best-kind-of-brake-pads/ It explains the difference between the two ...

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Reservior keeps blowing the cap and coolant
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It could still be a bad head gasket that's failed between the cylinder and the cooling jacket and it's blowing compression gasses into the radiator. But an exhaust gas kit and test coolant for ...

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