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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 Read more »

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 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 » is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.