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Changing car locks to newer ones for security?
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Installing an aftermarket security system (possibly even two-way or with cellular communications and a GPS-tracker) would be your best bet if you are concerned about car being stolen. Locks are often ...

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Identify this unknown car from picture
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It's a Mazda 323 (aka Familia or GLC), circa 1980-85. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_Familia#/media/File:1981-1982_Mazda_323_(BD)_Deluxe_sedan_(8302481590).jpg

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Accidentally pushed a tire plug all the way into tire. How bad is that?
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You are correct - the weight of that plug is insufficient to cause any measurable disbalance and too soft (and too light) to cause any mechanical damage on the inside. I wouldn't worry about it.

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Potential issues with this car that passed by a flooded street for a couple seconds?
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You haven't hydrolocked your engine, which is good. I'd go as far as changing engine oil immediately, transmission (and, if it is separate module, also the differential oil). I'd also check if the ...

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Does cat removal disable check engine light?
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In my experience, when the car's catalytic converter is removed permanently, the sensors are replaced with a placebos, that respond (e.g. have certain resistance) in the way that the ECU expects when ...

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2019 Chevrolet Tahoe back wheel came off driving driving on interstate shattering back windshield
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To specifically answer your questions: yes, there could be other factors that could have caused the wheel to come off like this. Judging by what I can see the in the picture the brake rotor is still ...

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How to find/select correct bolt for shock absorber on old boat trailer
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Take the old bolt (or the dimensions) to a fastener dealer, such as Bolt Supply House, or Fastenal. They should be able to get you a replacement.

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What are the differences between the 1993 and the 1994 Toyota 2.2L 5SFE?
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The same exhaust manifold gasket is used for 1992 and 1996 versions, the drawings (not guaranteed, however, to be the source of truth) are also identical. The Toyota part number for the 1993 is 17141-...

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How do I stop my headlights from turning on automatically when my key is in the on position?
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You need to find the DRL module and pull its connector right out. Alternatively, you may play with the fuse marked 10 or 21, but this may disable other stuff as well. Here's the wiring diagram, which ...

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2021 Toyota Tacoma 4hi @ 70mph
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The chain in the transfer case can take a lot more abuse than 10 miles, even with a few sharp turns. Nothing popped, which means everything is fine. Just pay attention next time. 4HI or 4LO modes are ...

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How to control the service lights in my 2014 NV200 Taxi without a taxi service device?
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While I don't know much about taxi devices specifically, I believe that your assumption is correct and TAXI +12V and TAXI GND are related to the illumination of the sign. The resistance between those ...

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I have 20w castrol and i need a quart of oil but they are out can I add another brand as long as it is the same weight
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This is opinion-based answer: yes, you may. While the additives may be different, as long as both oils are certified and approved for your particular engine, there will be no "harmful inter-...

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If you have driven with excessive oil for a few days, then removed it, how do you know if there has been damage and to what extent?
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If it hasn't hydrolocked and nothing is leaking - then there's likely no damage.

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2007 PT Cruiser
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As per @PAULTER2, the towing capacity of PT Cruiser maxes out at 1000lbs (with an otherwise empty vehicle). As a standard, the maximum tongue weight of the trailer hitch (vertical force applied on the ...

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Driving with leaking clutch master/slave cylinder
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Sounds like it'd be your master cylinder leaking through the piston. You're okay to drive whatever short distance, make sure you clean up the fluid that leaked inside like @Paulster said. In theory, ...

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Diagnosing buzzing / grinding sound
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This is the brake fluid tank. Underneath it likely has the ABS actuators, which likely make the sound you are hearing. I'd start by diagnosing ABS (with a scanner). If you don't have the scanner that ...

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Car tires sitting in water will it cause PSI problem?
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My guess would be that the wheels, especially if alloys, have oxidized around the bead to allow some air through. Recommend taking the vehicle to the tire shop where they can clean the bead and re-...

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Can I charge my laptop using a simple USB cigarette lighter
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The peak power of your little USB charger is 5*12=60 Watts, and it will get very hot with that. In theory, if your laptop charger's power rating is below that, you may be able to pull this off, but I ...

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Using parts pullers for the installation
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This is opinion-based: I'd go with a used part from a local wrecker. It is cheaper, and original quality is often better than aftermarket (rebuilt or new). For non-critical parts, which this is, it is ...

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Which Wires to Wrap Anti-Rodent Tape With?
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Wrap the ones you don't want to replace, don't wrap the ones that you'd like to replace. I personally don't like to replace factory wiring, so I'd wrap anything the rodents may possibly reach. I'd ...

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Should I change the engine oil on a boat engine after it sat for 5 months?
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As far as the oil is concerned, you should be okay. Check oil level and start it. Other issues may arise with a boat engine (likely with a carburetor) that's been sitting around for 5 months, for ...

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Does it matter if factory-split bushings don't "close up" when installed?
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Not all aftermarket parts are created equal, so they are not always an exact fit. Lubricate the moving surfaces (bushing-to-bar) with silicone grease and most likely this setup will last very ...

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Can a timing belt slip one notch?
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Yes, it is possible. The same could also happen if the belt tensioner is old. The symptoms will be as you described or worse.

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Car over heating due to reserve tank, I replaced it and it was working fine. Now its over heating again
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Car will not overheat because of res tank. I'd suggest the following diagnostic steps, in this order: 1. Check to make sure the fan is operating, radiator is not plugged (outside) and is not blocked ...

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Does shortcut with radio's wire harness 12v constant (Yellow) and the red (accesorry 12v) could have damaged car components?
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There's always a chance that something got damaged when the fuses blow, however chances in this case are minuscule. Make sure the situation with the short circuit is resolved, replace the fuse and ...

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I have a 1998 Jeep Wrangler, 2.5L. What kind of brakes are in my vehicle?
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Judging from the fact that there are no rear brake rotors available for a 1998 Jeep Wrangler 2.5, I'd have to say that you must have drum brakes in the rear.

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Kia Rio 2006 jb cv starter circuit fault
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The description is a bit confusing - let me see if I got this right: As soon as you press the switch on your clutch pedal (now wired to a separate button) the starter engages (with or without the key ...

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Quick fix of air in clutch line
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Sounds like the clutch master or slave cylinder is leaking. Depending on how long you need to drive it for to get home, it is possible to start in gear and then shift without using clutch (matching ...

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2005 Buick Rainier: Turn signals don't operate correctly and turn on the high lights instead
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My guess would be a faulty turn signal switch. Diagnose the issue further by unplugging the switch checking the continuity on its terminals. A new aftermarket one costs about $100, plus labor, of ...

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How to disable rear window washing system on 2004 Ford Focus Turnier?
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If you can't reach the pump like @HandyHowie suggests, an appropriately sized screw of 3 to 5 cm in length screwed into the hose should be able to prevent the fluid from coming out.

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