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Polishing my headlights
3 weeks ago I polished my headlight lenses. They came out great. I had replaced a bulb and noticed again how cloudy they were, 2005 car. It took about 2 hours but would have taken less if my back...
3 months ago 23
 
What's the tale of ceramic brakes?
I'm not familiar with ceramic brakes, but they come with a lifetime warranty. Are they really that good? Do they threaten any other brake system components? Do they really last forever? Any informed...
11 months ago 30
 
Car won't start after 15 minutes of trying - then started
Have a 2012 Nissan Vera hatchback. Went yesterday to start car after not starting it for a week. Would not start for about 15 minutes, then finally started! 1. Battery strong 2. No warning lights or...
1 year ago 7
 
Clare - are smaller car tires easier to balance than SUV tires?
Clare - are smaller car tires easier to balance than SUV tires? <>A neighbor was in need of tires who knew that I had bought a few extra for her long ago where they've been sitting outside in the rain...
1 year ago 23
 
What tools do I need? (P0420 Bank 1 catalytic inefficiency on a 15 year old dual-cat vehicle)
What tools do I need? After clearing codes and reliable running the federal test procedure (aka the "Drive Cycle"), I can set all registers but I'm getting the dreaded P0420 Bank 1 (cylinders 123)...
2 years ago 6
 
89 subaru 4 door sedan
Forgot to tell that if u pull off any plug wire on psgr. side , makes no plug wires ae firing. Pull off Dr.. side wires and gets worse. Check the firing order first. Then run a compression and leak...
4 years ago 9
 
Cleaning gunk off the inside rear window
My rear window has a layer of gunk on it that windex couldn't clean. I was thinking of using 409, now, but I'm worried about hurting the plastic defrost decal. Are there any precautions I should know?...
4 years ago 3
 
2000 silverado helper springs
Hey all (if there's anyone here anymore). I have a 2000 silverado 1500 z71 and I wanted to put an add a leaf or some sort of helper springs so when I load with 1000+ lbs it doesn't sag and ban g off...
5 years ago 1
 
Gasohol Mileage versus Gas Mileage
Gasohol Mileage versus Gas Mileage... Been doing some driving for vacation in a 2000 Chevy Malibu. I've been averaging 28 mpg for mostly freeway. Found a gas station that had alcohol free 91 octane so...
5 years ago 2
 
Premium grade gas for Mazda CX7
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 engine...
5 years ago 6
 
Of battery terminals & grease
There are some members of electronic forums that suggest coating automotive battery posts with grease ("any king--axle, lithium, copper") before attaching cable-end clamps to the posts and swear that...
6 years ago 11
 
daewoo lanos 1.6i faults and solutions
The fuel gauge on my daewoo lanos does. not work,but i noticed reserve light comes on
6 years ago
 
Frequency of a key FOB?
Anyone know what frequency they work at? Key fobs don't work at my house for some reason. You go two houses down and it works fine. We do have several wireless routers in our area. After market or...
6 years ago 2
 
random fact: electric power steering fluid
at work this week: The body shop guy came over to the repair side of the shop to ask us to fill the power steering on a 2014 Grand Cherokee, and I learned........... Some newer Jeep models have...
6 years ago 2
 
2008 Kia Optima LX Steering wheel shake
Steering wheel shimmys from side to side increasing violently at speeds over 60mph. 42,000 miles to date. Steps already taken: All Tires balanced - Steering wheel still vibrates. Balance rechecked -...
6 years ago 62
 
09 Camry, caster?
Drove a friend's car home from a NYE party last night (he drove both of us there because we were late and my car was low on gas) and it's the first time I've done more than move it around a parking...
7 years ago 16
 
Material for battery terminal bolts?
Hi all, am trying to "rust proof" a vehicle... when I got it the old battery had spewed acid everywhere and destroyed not only itself, but the coating on the hold down and all of the battery cables. I...
7 years ago 14
 
Service engine light and stalling
Buick Lesabre 2002. I had to stop short this morning, and immediately the engine started sputtering. It came back to life if I rev it. I started to smell gas from the vents, which were blowing....
7 years ago 36
 
Need paint code??
I'm try to find the paint codes for Toyota Signal Yellow paint before 2010. Not doing well with Google. I purchased a rebuilt Mini pickup and they swear that is the color they used, it was a multi...
8 years ago 9
 
Coolant Loss: Radiator Cap ?
Hi, Son has a 2005 Accord, 6 cyl., with 135,000 miles on it. Seems to be continually losing coolant. Not "massively," but the overflow jug is perhaps down about 1/3 for every 100 miles or so. Dealer...
8 years ago 17