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How would you run a lateral acceleration test in a vehicle on twisty roads ...


June 21, 2019, 6:56 pm

How would you run a lateral acceleration test in a vehicle at slow speeds from 20mph to 30mph on twisty roads and at no more than 40mph? The issue is discussed in this repair thread: o Clare - ar... Read more »

Re: Clare - are smaller car tires easier to balance than SUV tires?


June 13, 2019, 4:32 am

Thanks Clare as I never mounted and balanced a tire so fast on purpose, not even taking time to clean the wheel or even remove the old weights until AFTER I put it on the static balance stand. Th... Read more »

Electric car batteries can catch fire days after an accident.


May 31, 2019, 3:54 pm

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What 3D CAD freeware might work well for this simple DXF style drawing?


May 31, 2019, 8:03 am

Do you have experience with 3D CAD freeware on Windows to help advise me? o What 3D CAD freeware might work well for a simple DXF style drawing? The reason I ask is that, often, the expense of co... Read more »

Ideas for a home alignment caster/camber wheel jig to lock to 14inch to 20 ...


May 30, 2019, 8:30 pm

Asking for ideas from those who craft tools at home out of stock metal. o Who don't just put a magnetic camber gauge on the rim or rotor With a handful of vehicles coming due for routine caster, ca... Read more »

Premature failure of ball joints and tire feathering

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May 25, 2019, 4:47 am

Hi I own a 97 f250 with a problem of a premature upper ball joint failure e very 5000 KLM with outside tire feathering since new. The mechanics have n ot been able to solve this problem or could n... Read more »

Premature upper ball joint wear an outside tire feathering


May 24, 2019, 10:20 pm

Hi I own a 97 f250 with a problem of a premature upper ball joint failure e very 5000 KLM with outside tire feathering since new. The mechanics have n ot been able to solve this problem or could n... Read more »

Air conditioner high pressure tube leak


May 24, 2019, 6:09 pm

Air conditioning season is not off to a good start this year. The high pressure line that is routed under the battery developed a pinhole leak. The tube showed signs of corrosion, probably caused b... Read more »

GM VIN restraint code digit?


May 23, 2019, 10:56 pm

For 21st century cars,the 7th or 8th digit is for restraint code (safety). Typically: 1=seat belts 2=driver airbag 3=2 airbags 4=side airbags but above that the codes for curtain airbags, load ... Read more »

Ford's way to finish package deliveries: Packsge carrying robots.


May 22, 2019, 6:38 pm

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ford-way-finish-driverless-deliveries-040101421.html Read more »

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Kumho Tire Experiences - Marshal 791 Touring A/S?

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Hello I'm in need of new tires for my '03 Corolla. My local Wal-Mart is selling Kumho manufactured Marshal 791 Touring A/S tires. for a really good price. Has anyone had any experiences with Kumho? A... Read more »

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Gearbox will not select reverse

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I have a 1970 silver shadow when i select reverse on the steering colum it does not acutate the linkage on the gearbox. i have all forward gears but no reverse or park would this be an electrical fau... Read more »

Premium grade gas for Mazda CX7

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The Turbo The two upscale trim levels of the CX-7, called the s-Touring and the s-Grand Touring come with a 2.3 L, 4-cylinder engine with direct fuel in jection and a turbocharger. This engin... Read more »

Air compressor.

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This morning, I removed the two plastic case halves of my light weight SpeedAire air compressor, Model 5F239-7 1 3/4 horsepower, 125 psi. It is a single piston air compressor.I discovered why i... Read more »

distributor mod for Chrysler 2.2 motor

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I have a Dodge K-series type of motor 2.2 liter, 4 cylinder, with carb, not FI. My power circuitry to my distributor is fried, and I wantto try to retrofit a different distributor to run on it. Any s... Read more »

Help diagnose '93 Escort OBD code 172

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Our '93 Escort 1.9L with 98K miles has had the check engine light on for a while. The memory codes scanned 122 (TPS signal low) and 172 (running lean). I cleaned the TPS connector and reset the cod... Read more »

Oil consumption puzzle

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Advice needed, My car uses 1 liter oil on 600 km (about 1 quart. Gallon p. 500 miles, I guess). I sometimes see smoke in the first minute when it is started after a cold night outside. There is no... Read more »

Viton vs PTFE Rear Main Seal

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I'm overhauling my 94 DOHC engine again, and as I look at ROck-Auto's web site, I notice that they have THREE choices for rear-main seal available. Since the mains on the Saturn DOHC engines are us... Read more »

PO341 code on 01 Monte Carlo

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Was told this was a Camshaft Position Sensor code. Engine light was staying on, now it went off again. Car has 97,000 miles on it an no problems with it till this. Tranny is shifting a little hard... Read more »

2002 Jeep Liberty 4.7l Misfiring - P0300, P0303, P0305, CAN'T FIGURE IT O...

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I HAVE A JEEP LIBERTY THAT IS MISFIRING ON CYLINDERS 3 AND 5. I REPLACED ALL SPARK PLUGS AND REPLACED THE COILS ON #3 AND 5. STILL SHAKES AND IDLES ROUGH. ACTS LIKE NOTHING WAS REPLACED AND CHECK ... Read more »

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