I have a 2002 RL with 130k miles. Just recently the check engine light has started to illuminate. I had Autozone read the obd code which turned out to be P1456 - Evaporative Emissions (EVAP) Control System Leakage (Fuel Tank System) Doing some research, I found that this code is usually caused by a read more...In article: 2002 Acura RL Check Engine Light with P1456 code
I'm thinking of buying a 2006 or 2007 3 series. I was wondering what the consensus is around here about BMW's engines. I had a bad experience with my current car, an Audi 1.8 turbo, and don't want to go through that again. I've heard good things about BMW's 6 cylinder read more...In article: How good IS BMW's 6 cylinder engine?
I have a 2001 Buick Century with about 40,000 miles on it now. I was wondering When I should change the spark plugs on my car? I have always done tune-ups on my cars (new cap, rotor, plugs and wires if needed) at about 40,000 miles. My previous cars were Ford Taurus, and Dodge Spirit. read more...In article: When to change plugs, PCV Valve, and Fuel Filter on 2001 Buick Century
Hi all I am trying to change the rear main seal in my 1997 4.0 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I have been pretty much over my head in the whole project. In trying to remove the main cap, my 13/16 socket seems too big, and my 20mm socket won't fit on the main bearing bolt. read more...In article: 4.0 main bearing bolt size question
My Camshaft Position Sensor and the Synchronizer failed on my 1996 Ford Ranger 3.0L. I have the new sensor and synchronizer plus the special install tool. The Chilton's manual says the engine's No. 1 Cylinder must be set to 10 degrees After Top Dead Center (ATDC) but it read more...In article: How set Ford Ranger No. 1 Cylinder to TDC?
I live in the upper peninsula of Michigan. We happen to live in a spot that get most of the snow each winter. We get between 2 and 300 inches each winter. Our little CRV seems to get around pretty good. However, I noticed on a hill once covered with packed snow and ice that when the traction got read more...In article: 98 CRV traction
I have a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe, 3.5L, AWD. The power steering fluid was a little low so I went to an auto parts store (Advance Auto Parts) and bought power steering fluid and added enough to bring the fluid up to the correct level. I did ask if there was any special read more...In article: PSF-3 power steering fluid; 2004 Santa Fe
I have a 1973 XJ6 with a broken AED unit. This means the car is difficult to start from cold. My local mechanic insists that the AED is a disaster guilty of many engine break-downs in the old days. So, to rectify my problem he did not recommend the installation of a new AED read more...In article: Automatic Enrichment Device XJ6
Because of the Christmas holiday, I was able to have an RX330 loaner for 4 days while my RX300 was in for its 15,000 mile service. I had some time to compare the two, and overall, I prefer my RX300. Here are my thoughts... Ride: The RX330 and RX300 are virtually tied for ride. I really didn't read more...In article: RX330 compared to the RX300
Hi , Im from Sri Lanka. im driving classic 1000cc carb manual mini for 2 years now. I went through a surgery few months back so because of that its hard for me to use the clutch but i dont want to get a auto mini, Is there a way to reduce the pressure on clutch paddle. Thanks in advance! read more...In article: classic mini cluth
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES V6 (3.0L) As I was driving today the air-conditioning stopped working, and when I glanced over to the fan-control knob/air-con switch, I noticed that the green LED indicator was blinking instead of being solid. Having never read more...In article: Air-conditioner light blinking: "compressor problem" according to manual
I just bought an 09 Nissan Versa Hatchback. The manual says the fuel filter is "in the fuel tank and is a maintenance-free item", i.e. never change it. I heard from a mechanic that it is located near the fuel pump, and is accessible under the back seat, from inside the car. read more...In article: Where is Fuel Filter in 09 Versa Hatchback?
Hi, I know squat about Porsche's but have always wanted one for fun weekend driving, in particular a cab. This pretty much mandates not spending a whole lot of money. I've come across a '79 Targa that's been converted to a cabriolet... which I thought read more...In article: Targa Cabriolet conversion
From my 1993 Saab 9000. Bumped into the mirror house when I walked past the car, the mirror gave way as it normally should do, but the glass fell out and broke when hit the ground. Seems that cold temperature (and age) had served to detach the mirror glass from the backing surface, which is still intact. What kind of read more...In article: mirror glass fell off.
I just bought the car, and, because it has a navigation system, was told that it can't have a subwoofer because the navigation DVD player is under the driver's seat, where the subwoofer would normally go (I've read that this can be relocated to under the passenger seat, so that the subwoofer CAN read more...In article: Subwoofer in 2007 Legacy 2.5 GT Limited Sedan
Just curious, If I cleaned my throttle body and reassembled it without changing the manifold gasket, what would the symptoms be, if the old gasket isn't holding its seal? To be fair, the engine performance changed after I cleaned the throttle body. I didn't change the gasket and would like to see if what happened read more...In article: What are the symptoms of a leaking throttle body gasket?
I eluded to this problem in my previous post. Still struggling here. Call is a 1991 Jetta, gas, stick, Wolfy. I have this issue where my car start smooth then after a minute, it progresses to a rough and missing idle, with thick black smoke billowing out the tail pipe. read more...In article: Smooth cold engine, then rough warm engine
Was stopped by a woman today who told me that my brake lights were not working. There are three of them and NONE are working! I cant imagine all three bulbs going out at same time so checked for any blown fuses but they looked OK to me. So.... it has to be a relay or maybe switch in the read more...In article: 2000 Mazda Protege: No brake lights!! Why?
Wondered if anyone knows answer? Took Sprinter into garage today and they can't find where to plug in their diagnostic computer. The turbo doesn't want to kick in and van is seriously slow. We suspect the air flow meter but would like to have the fault codes read to read more...In article: Mercedes Sprinter Dignostic socket Location
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author: Matt posted 02-15-2015I have a 1955 chevy truck second series that has a poor condition hood. I can get my hands on a 1957 chevy truck hood at a good price. The seller says it will fit no problem. Does anyone know if it w... read more »
author: 217blackpoint posted 01-07-2017I am working on my Tan 1967 Land Rover Station Wagon 109. Alex from British Motor in Sacramento CA USA is reviewing the Motor and setting tappets for me. He calls ask why due you have a Rev ... read more »
author: MummyChunk posted 02-29-2016The Acura ILX just can't seem to catch a break. From AB Statement by Acura Regarding Headlight Recall: 2013-2014 Acura ILX 07/08/2014 - TORRANCE, Calif. 14,078 model-year 2013-2014 ILX vehicles affe... read more »
author: Richard posted 06-21-2015I put my Panda in N shift, with the key at the MAR position (without starting up the engine) and push the car about 1 m (to roll it with the engine off) and then put the parking brake. I left it like... read more »
author: Sandyb posted 01-23-2017Do I need to replace a motor back there ? read more »
author: andrew sievers posted 10-18-2016The lights flickered and now my windows, wipers, blinkers and heater fan don't work. What could the problem be? I've checked all relays and fuses, changed ECM. Help! read more »
author: Robert Cohen posted 01-14-2017There is a brand, SLIME, which my W-Mart probably carries, though it seems to be out, of course, because it's probably mostly what people need/buy. The good people that stock and order should reali... read more »
author: pbx5619 posted 10-14-2016ATF inside too, then torque convertor can't work, only lock up clutch can. Users better tie this dipstick to something firm, or replace dipstick with e.g. a ( lighter ) plastic plug. read more »
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author: Handyman posted 11-01-2016I've got a 1991 Toyota Xtracab 4x4 with a 3.0 V-6 and 460,000 miles (it i s nearly broke in) that has been my daily driver for the past 25 years. L ast Friday I pulled the plenum to replace the... read more »
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author: Alan posted 02-12-2017Wonder if you can help please. The counterweight ring on the viscous coupling has come loose - clearly this was 'stuck' in place at manufacture. What can I use to stick back in position please? it fi... read more »
author: MoPar Man posted 02-20-2017I've noticed on sites like rockauto there are rotors for sale that are described as quiet. Supposedly there is a type of iron (called Gray iron) that has a different microstructure that is less pr... read more »